Many years ago I had the supreme pleasure of sharing a stage and spending some quality time with Dr Denis Waitley. Don’t know him? Google him, subscribe, learn and love, you won’t regret it.
Just last night I was reminded of one of my favourite life lessons when attempting to judge whether or not I personally want to be involved with someone.
I sat at a huge dinner table last night filled with people from all different walks of life and of all different ages.
The lesson Dr Waitley taught me was to pay attention to how people treat those who can’t do anything for them. In this case, the wait staff.
The staff last night were impeccable (this restaurant is known for their service). At every moment our every need was met.
And yet, the response to the wait staff was different. Some people were genuinely kind and thankful, others still made no eye contact and were unnecessarily curt with replies.
For me – I want to surround myself with people who show everyone a decent level of courtesy and respect regardless of their status in life. How about you?
Kirsty Dunphey is the youngest ever Australian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year, author of two books and a passionate entrepreneur who started her first business at age 15 and opened her own real estate agency at 21.