Last week I promised two hacks to make you more likeable and change the atmosphere in any room. These are both high-value habits that will attract favour!
The Name Memorising Hack
An example of a high-value habit is learning the names of people you do life and business with and using them often. Stop saying that you don’t remember names. Instead, start learning new hacks to remember names.
You are smarter than you think you are! Use a person’s name several times in each encounter. Repetition is the mother of skill! This is essential to building a caring culture, whether it be in a community or a company.
You are much more likeable when you use people’s names. Spend a little extra time asking people with difficult names to spell and pronounce their names correctly for you. Ask what their name means or why their parents gave them this name.
Everyone appreciates it when you try to get their name right.
So that’s just one habit. Next, let’s think about a hack for spreading endorphins around.
The Positive Endorphin Hack
Do you want to be warmer and more friendly with your family and colleagues? The habit of smiling is a great way to change the atmosphere in any room. Your smile will spread a warm and friendly vibe.
You can be intentional about smiling. It’s an act of your will. If this is not your habit, begin to practise on everyone. It makes you feel better. You get positive endorphins in your body each time you smile. It’s the habit that keeps on giving!
If you struggle to smile, then show your teeth. The brain thinks you are smiling.
Next week is all about building stronger relationships at the workplace. I’m excited to share some high-value team-building habits to help you create a thriving culture amongst your colleagues.
Quotes on Habits
“We are our own potters; for our habits make us, and we make our habits.”
— Frederick Langbridge
“The trick to success is to choose the right habit and bring just enough discipline to establish it.”
— Gary Keller & Jay Papasan
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
— Albert Einstein
“There’s a natural instinct embedded in friendship; a sympathy that makes us willing to fight for someone we like when they are treated unjustly.”
— Charles Duhigg