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Dr. Paulette Dale
12 days ago

STOP!” 🛑 he shouted. “I just gave you a gift 🎁 and you threw it on the floor!”

As I began to apologize, my college professor admonished me in the large lecture hall:

“Learn to accept compliments gracefully. Say a simple ‘thank you’ next time.“

(For context: Dr. Reynolds publicly praised my presentation. Wrinkling my nose as if disgusted, I muttered, “It wasn’t as good as the others.“)

Many people have a difficult time accepting praise🙌. They become embarrassed 🙈 and brush the compliment off with some deprecating remark.

When praised for their appearance/personality/a job well done, I’ve heard such comments as:

❌You can’t be serious.

❌You need glasses👓. I gained a lot of weight.

❌How could you like my new haircut? It makes my nose👃 look big.

❌I didn’t do anything special. Anyone could have done it. 🤷‍♀️

When people tell you that you’re special, or you look nice, or you’ve done a good job, accept their remarks with an assertive “Thank you.”

Tossing the praise off makes the compliment giver feel as if they have shown poor judgment:

👉You’re attacking their opinions and observations of you.

👉Comments that discount the compliment discount the compliment giver

Confident, assertive communicators accept direct praise without downplaying or ridiculing it with belittling remarks.

Compliments are a form of social interaction.

We all give them; we all receive them.

Just as important as learning to give a compliment is learning to take one!

The next time you feel uncomfortable when someone pays you a compliment, tell yourself:

✔️This person has praised me. ✔️I should feel good about it, not embarrassed.
✔️I should make them feel glad they praised me, not sorry!

Accepting a compliment gracefully involves four simple steps:

1️⃣ Hold your head high.

2️⃣ Look the person in the eye. 👁

3️⃣ Smile. 😀

4️⃣ Say, “Thank you.“ 🙏 [“I appreciate that,” or “What a nice thing to say.”] PERIOD

Practice the steps while looking in the mirror.

You’ll soon be accepting compliments with style and grace.

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Tooa Tupuola
16 days ago

To land a job at #Golden services llc I would make sure to...

No matter how hard the job is the day the crew always works together to get it done.

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Carol Cook
17 days ago

People you work with. Some don't respect that it's ok to disagree. And still get the job done.

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Anthony Allbritten
19 days ago

You aced the interview, negotiated compensation, now the hiring manager wants you to meet your teammates. Should their response determine whether or not you get your dream job? #hiringnews #interview #jobsearch

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Robert Boling

Unless of course you have a track record of being a screw-up.

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Jose Pena

Make sure you have good references and you don't have a criminal background either. Try to dress up at least for the interview.

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Torie Miley
about 2 months ago

Do what works right? If it's not broke don't try to fix it. No need to reinvent the wheel. Have you tried to phase in the new co-worker who seems to be the exact opposite of your lunch buddies? Have you tried the new gym membership under your group plan to make new friends? Are you stuck on social media with no "happy hour" invitation? Chow.....

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Tommy Berger
about 2 months ago

Just listening rather than giving my opinion... Through out the years I have found that many times when people ask you for your opinion they really just want to express their own! By being an attentive listener and truly hearing what they say it gives them a sense of validation no matter what the problem or situation. By relieving some of the stress from your employees you will always receive much greater output from them when their mind is clear. It's a win for everyone. I learned long ago that there's a reason why we have two ears and only one mouth! Usually when you hear two people who are in an argument the one who is speaking the loudest and dominating the conversation is probably on the wrong side of it!

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steven mendiola
about 2 months ago

I work WITH my guys. Leading by example. I feel it is necessary. Even as a foreman I was the dirtiest at the end of the day

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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
about 2 months ago

Jobcase, Inc. is observing #juneteenth today. We wish you a day of enlightenment as we all pause to consider racial inequities that continue these 157 years since Texas got on board w the emancipation proclamation. Yes solemnly celebrate the ending of our original sin of slavery, but moreso let’s pause this day to educate ourselves on history and think what we can do to make things better today.

#strongertogether #blm

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April Powers
2 months ago

What made me stay at #Carolina Cleans Cleaning Services was

The close knit family atmosphere that everyone seems to have. They are truly committed to helping others by any means necessary. The staff are very friendly and laid back as well as the owner. working here truly gave me a sense of how helping others can bring inner peace and happiness within yourself at the end of the day. I always felt as if I made difference in someone else's life even if it was a small difference and thats what motivated me on a daily basis to be as productive as possible.

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Michael Harley
2 months ago

Something I learned at #L H Brubakers Appliance ...

Family orientation first

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