We’ve all done it. We make snap judgements about people the moment we meet them. We decide that a person has business success or is unsuccessful, intelligent or simple-minded, influential or a hermit.
Of course our capacity to judge has it’s time and place. If we sense danger or untrustworthiness in a person, often it’s a good idea to trust that intuition. Many times, though, our judgements are coming from a place of ego, and may not be based on the truth.
One big secret of business success is to decide not to pre-judge. This is a practice that you choose every day. If you are in the people business (and here’s a clue… if you’re in business then you’re in the people business), don’t decide who is a worthy prospect and who isn’t, who has business success and who doesn’t, who has an influential network and who doesn’t.
If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant, you know that the person you were certain would leave you a handsome tip left you high and dry, while the biggest tip came from the most unlikely customer.
Some people pre-judge the network marketing industry without knowing anything about it. If I had done that, I would never have achieved the level of business success I have in my business. Boy am I glad I had an open mind!
The video below captures the essence of how choosing not to judge can lead to the most unexpected yet fulfilling experiences. Watch this… I know you’ll love it!
Believe it or not, this video relates to business success…
That’s an unlikely friendship isn’t it? Set an intention to be like Bella and Tara in your life and for your business success. You never know what treasure lies within each person until you give them a chance. Some people are geodes. They look unassuming on the outside, but the real truth is they are spectacular!
This tip about not pre-judging is critical for business success in the network marketing industry. When you meet someone, stop yourself from deciding that they are a good prospect for your business or not. Share what you do and what you offer with EVERYONE. Let them tell you where they stand. Don’t decide for them before they even have a chance.
A friend of mine told me a story about how – when she was a hostess for a nice restaurant – a couple walked in wearing old sweatshirts and ratty jeans. Not the typical customer who appears to have a lot of money and business success. She thought, “Don’t they realize that this is a fancy restaurant? What are they thinking?!?!” Then she watched as the manager of the restaurant whisked them away to the nicest table in the establishment. They were the owners!
If you can catch yourself in the act of judging someone or a situation and then choose to open your mind instead, this will transform your business success and your life.
Can you think of a time in your own life when pre-judging (or not pre-judging) resulted in an eye-opening experience in life or business success? Share your story below!