9 comments on “The Cornerstone of NPT Building: Legitimacy

  1. How many times have you come out to train/consult for people only to find out that they either have no people skills, or they are so hell bent on convincing the rest of the world that it’s about to end . . . that they scare everyone off with their conspiracy theories (and rightfully so)?

    How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

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  3. “You can also see someone needing physical help, like the elderly…”

    Be careful with this. It can backfire, as the old fart might well take it as an insult: “You think I’m incompetent.”

    I can’t remember where I read this now, but someone once made the point that if you want your neighbor to like you, you should ASK HIM FOR HELP. This puts him in a position of having invested in you. Of course you wouldn’t want to go overboard with that, making yourself a pest; but as an initial contact it sounds plausible.

  4. Old people are funny that way….if you ask if you can help and they say, “No, thanks,” you can still smile and say, “Have a great day!” and end the encounter in a friendly manner. The point is that you’re extending yourself and becoming known as a good neighbor. Asking a neighbor for help is also a good way to get conversation going, especially if you provide tangible thanks in the way of a cup of coffee, or a beer, or soda, or whatever and let them know when he or she needs help, you’ll reciprocate.

    Thanks for stopping by and adding to the conversation!

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