Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Always get the door.

I don’t know about you but I’m the type of person who holds the door open for people, takes the extra second to let people in the elevator, and helps people with store their bags on airplanes. If this doesn’t sound like you, try putting yourself in check and becoming more “neighborly” with people. If not for any other reason, you should do it because the next door you hold open may be for the person you are attempting to do business with.

Recently, I was walking into large office building about 8 floors high, and stopped to hold the door for the person behind me. They were struggling to carry an armload of files, so I stood patiently holding the door open for what felt like an eternity (but probably no more than 30 seconds), because they looked like they were having a rough time and I was running early for my meeting. As they walked through the door I offered them a hand, but they replied they could manage and continued on their way.

Once, I reached my meeting there was a brief conference the clients I was aiming to work with requested I meet their CEO. As he entered the room, he looked vaguely familiar and I recognized him as the gentleman I held the door open for early that day. Case in point? Always get the door! Make it happen!

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