In a class I attended real estate trainer Howard Brinton said that the biggest problem in our society is that we look at the world through our own set of sunglasses and expect others to see the world as we see it. The Golden Rule that has been ingrained in us for centuries "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" assumes we should treat others as we want them to treat us. This assumes others want to be treated as we want to be treated.
Howard went on to say this should be our new "Golden Rule"
"Do unto others as they would have us do unto them"
He went on to say that instead of us thinking that everyone wants to be treated as we want to be treated lets try to find out what people value and what is important to them. For example, there are many differences in religions, cultures, regional differences, etc.
Start to see Howard's point? Would you say to a client "Joe liked my website and liked using it to find a home so you should too?" Of course not, we ask questions and see if someone embraces technology or if they simply want to get in the car and look at homes.
There have been many ways to find out what a person values like the F.O.R.D program which focuses on FAMILY, OCCUPATION, RECREATION and DREAMS. It really doesn't matter what we use to communicate with people as long as we communicate with them and find out what THEY VALUE and what is important to them.
This applies to our family, friends, co-workers and our customers/clients. Use this new Golden Rule that will improve all of our relationships.
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