Lessons from Nancy Reagan

In the news this morning was the passing of Nancy Reagan. Regardless of your politics, there is probably much to learn from a lady who lived so long and experienced so much. Here are three reoccurring themes that I took away from the news coverage that could help to grow your business.

1. Nancy had Style – Again, regardless of what you thought about her personally, everyone interviewed spoke of her style. What’s your style? And more importantly is your style part of your branding. Your style doesn’t have to be flashy or glamourous but it should be immediately apparent and representative of who you are. Don’t be afraid to differentiate yourself from everyone else.

2. “Just Say No” – “Just say no” became one of Nancy’s catch-phrases for her anti-drug campaign. Are you saying “NO” often enough? As people in a service industry, we want to please others. However, I want you to know that it is okay to say NO to those TASK that negatively affect your time management of doing what you do best and to PEOPLE who drain your energy and don’t allow you to be the best you that you can be.

3. Love notes – It was repeated numerous times that Nancy and Ronald loved and adored each other. They showed this adoration each day by giving each other love notes. Do your clients know you love them? Make a point of sending out “Love Notes” on a regular basis to your clients not only letting them know how much you love and appreciate them, but how much you love your job and helping people fulfill their dream of home ownership.

Hopefully these three very simple tips can help you grow your business and allow you to be as successful as Nancy.

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