The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life

The Power of Kindness

Italian author, therapist, and philosopher Piero Ferrucci has re-released his 2006 sleeper hit, The Power of Kindness, as an updated 10th-anniversary edition. Complete with a 2004 blessing by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, The Power of Kindness continues to assert that the expression of kindness will induce a lifestyle that includes qualities most people seek out, such as sleeping and waking easily, feeling loved by others, a sense of protection from external harm, and a level of serenity.

It’s All About the Reminders

Marketing Mondays - It’s All About the Reminders

This month and next are going to be about being on the floor and selling, but the trick to keeping those sales coming is to reach those who aren’t coming through your doors. In this case, it’s all about the reminders.

The Priceless Thank You

Marketing Mondays - The Priceless Thank You

It never ceases to amaze me how two simple words can have such a profound impact on our businesses, and yet we seem to forget their magic.

There is a retailer I shop somewhat regularly for gifts because I love their selection and range of price points. It’s not a huge shop but it’s big enough for me, and without fail, every time I go in the lone person who works there will say “hi” to me. One day she asked if I wouldn’t mind providing my mailing address in the spiral notebook next to the cash wrap as I was paying for my merchandise. I did.

Getting to Gratitude

There’s a lot of talk these days about being grateful, giving thanks, and the importance of having an “attitude of gratitude.” The reality is most people already feel grateful. When surveyed, most rated their overall gratitude a six on a scale of seven, according to the Emmons Lab at University of California-Davis. The study showed gratitude pays off: Grateful folks reported higher levels of positive emotions, life satisfaction, vitality, and optimism and lower levels of depression and stress.

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