This no-fail strategy will ensure my inclusion on the next book list! – SCN Encourager
I won’t have to suffer a public rejection like this again.
I couldn’t believe I wasn’t asked by Kym Reinstadler to join the other school communicators who offered their “summer reading” suggestions.
And the fact that my wife Cindy said she “could not only believe it… but also agree with it!” sure doesn’t help any.
The school communicators Kym actually invited are awesome.
The books that were actually recommended are awesome, too.
(Or at least seem to be… It’s not like I read any of them during the last 24 hours.)
So now, I’m stuck with finding a way to make sure this won’t happen again.
It will obviously take something novel.
Maybe even something inspired.
But after a bit of research, I found the strategy I was looking for!
All thanks to Dr. Travis Bradberry and his article 11 Secrets of Irresistible People.
And no doubt you’ve guessed where I’m going with this.
Once I nail down each one of Dr. Bradberry’s “11 Secrets,” my days of rejection are over.
As he wrote, “What do other people have that you don’t? The difference is found in the habits they pursue. And you can also use these habits. Get ready to say ‘hello’ to a new, irresistible you.”
Let’s do this.
Hello, to the new irresistible ME.
Here are the 11 habits from Dr. Bradberry says to “pursue.”
I’m just going to list them straight-up for you instead of elaborating on them the way he did in his article.
Luckily for me, none of the 11 habits that irresistible people do touch on the trait of “laziness.”
#1 They treat EVERYONE with respect.
#2 They follow the PLATINUM rule.
Treat others the way they want to be treated.
#3 They DITCH the small talk.
#4 They focus on PEOPLE over all else.
#5 They don’t try TOO hard.
#6 They recognize the DIFFERENCE between fact and opinion.
#7 They are AUTHENTIC.
#8 They have INTEGRITY.
#9 They SMILE.
#10 They make the EFFORT to look their best.
#11 They find reasons to LOVE LIFE.
It’s quite a list, don’tcha think?
It’s totally applicable to your school district as well, when you think about it.
So while you’re doing that, I’m going think about how this list applies to ME.
There’s got to be at least a few of Dr.Bradberry’s habits I can “pursue” somehow.
But I’m not optimistic about becoming personally irresistible any time soon.
It looks like a lot of work!
Besides, it may actually take me less time to just read all of the books that were suggested and just stop complaining.
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