“Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.” Robert Louis Stevenson
You reap what you sow -- always. People genius individuals know that everything communicates. Everything matters. The words, the tone, the body language and the intent, all count.
Every communication triggers an emotional reaction. The emotions and feelings others have towards us impact our ability to motivate, engage, influence and succeed. The emotional noise based on our perceived actions lurks in the background.
A quick and easy reality test for the emotions we have provoked is whether people smile or grimace when we approach or call, if they return emails on a timely basis. You might remember these thoughts from other blogs. It is worth repeating since it is that critical to your success.
Are your communications triggering enthusiasm, open-ness, commitment and trust? Or do they illicit anxiety, self-protection, apathy and fear?
The choice is yours.