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“It's time to quit being a member of a culture of complaint, and become a partner in a culture of nice,” declares Winn Claybaugh, the author of a new book on the importance of being nice, Be Nice (Or Else!): And What's In It For You.
“Live life daily as if all people even strangers really matter. Everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and respect, and all we have to do is treat others nicely,” says Winn. He should know the value of being nice to others, having trained and worked with thousands of employees and consumers as the founder and co-owner of the salon business and beauty academy, The Paul Mitchell The School. “Being nice is everyone's responsibility,” he adds.
- Winn tells us why we need to be nice and shows us how to implement a BE NICE culture in the home, the workplace, and in our community.
- He has tips and advice on how to be nice to everyone, including co-workers, family members, strangers, service people, the elderly, and even people who aren't nice to you. In fact, he wants to lead a BE NICE revolution.
- Winn shows us how to be nice in rush-hour traffic and to manage road rage.
Be Nice (Or Else!) identifies the factors that keep people from being nice and how to overcome them. It also offers insight and direction on how to:
Winn is a nationwide motivational speaker and a member of the North American Hairdressing Awards' Hall of Leaders. He shows you how to be nice to yourself and boost your self-esteem so that you are in a better position to be nice to others. “Quite simply, you can't give what you don't have,” says Winn. “By being nicer to yourself, you will awaken how to be nice to everyone.”
- Defuse people and handle someone who is mean to you
- Create and expand your circle of nice
- Tell if someone else is genuinely nice a 3-point test
- Become aware of the 13 things that can keep you from being nice
- Be nice even while being written up for a speeding ticket
In a world where you have to be computer literate, business savvy, a master negotiator, and dressed for success, you also must be nice. Winn believes learning how to be nice is the most important skill you must obtain. “When you start being nice, everyone wins,” says Winn.
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One crucial helper to allowing you become a nicer person is to adopt a “bitch-buddy.” Winn notes: “Your bitch-buddy is like a therapist, someone who agrees to privately, confidentially, and effectively listen without judgment as you complain, whine, scream, and moan about your frustrations, anger, jealousies, and mistreatment on days when you feel anything but nice.”
According to Winn, the time has come for you to be nicer and to be a part of a revolution to create a nicer world. He says: “You can decide that you will no longer participate in a lifestyle of being mean to people, in big ways, small ways, overtly, covertly, intentionally, or unintentionally. You can decide that you will no longer let good service and kind words go unnoticed. You can decide to show your appreciation for every act of kindness, no matter how small or large.”
Winn also synthesizes life into five key areas and encourages us to seek a mentor for each one: professional, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual. “To attain balance in your life,” says Winn, “Find mentors and gurus for the areas you want to improve. Find people who want to play with and support you in your many diverse paths of development.”
He shows us how to expand our circle of nice with family members, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances who make us laugh and feel humble, grateful, thoughtful, pensive, reflective, silly, or childlike. “The people in your circle of nice will become your mentors,” says Winn.
Most important, he asserts that nice guys do not finish last and implores us to take action. "Make a move, even if you're not sure it's the right move,” says Winn. “You'll figure it out, and by making tiny shifts in your thoughts and actions, you'll soon be building your own confidence and self-esteem, growing your circle of nice, healing your relationships, and making a difference everywhere you go.”
Be Nice (Or Else!): And What's In It For You
by Winn Claybaugh
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