Today we have more of most things … except some really important things. Try these 7 simple ways to stand out in today’s complicated world:

  1. Say please and thank you. Mom’s magic words mean more today than ever.
  2. Do what you say you will do. Honor your word … always and in all ways.
  3. Open door policy. Men, please open the door for ladies, and ladies hold the door for others as well.
  4. RSVP – an acronym for the French words répondez  s’il  vous  plaît  meaning … please reply. Respond to the host as a courtesy so they can plan accordingly.
  5. Put it in writing. After an interview, a meeting or dinner party,send a hand written thank-you note. Your high-touch approach will stand out in a high-tech world.
  6. Lend a hand. At least once a day, help someone. Give up your seat, carry something, pay for a stranger’s cup of coffee, etc. A little extra help goes a long way.
  7. Listen first. Before you jump to conclusions in any situation, seek to understand the other’s perspective first.  Things are not always as they first appear.   

Stand out today!