nice guys finish first

At least when it comes to long-term relationships.
I've found, over the years, that being nice is the road less traveled. But, it doesn't have to be that way. Being nice is not a sign of weakness nor does it provide a license for others to walk on you. It also does not make you an easy mark or a "yes man."
I encourage you to examine the list of seven questions below prior to making the jump. I am not claiming self employment is better or worse, I am only stating what my observations are regarding self employment as I pose these seven questions.
As I speak to people all over the country, one common message remains clear to me -- most people fail to launch because they are so busy getting ready to launch. Stop analyzing what you think you are about to do and just do it.
Realize it takes at least two to have a conversation and if you are on your cell, texting and doing any number of other distracting things, you are being disrespectful. Also, realize that a phone buzzing on a tabletop, pocket or purse is almost as bad.
Train your brain that being nice is your only option. Create habits that allow you to be mindful of another perspective other than yours. If given a test question on the subject of being nice, would you score A+?
I can almost guarantee, before reading this post, several times today, you checked out what your friends, followers and connections were doing on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Keep your hands and feet in the "vehicle" at all times because it's about to get up to warp speed. I love the rush of adrenaline I get from starting a new project, discovering a new angle and pushing the wheels of progress forward.
Big Business, you know who you are, you've really let us down. But, you haven't just let me down, I could handle that. Instead, you are letting down a whole bunch of people.
Enjoy life and all it has to offer. There are many years of happiness in front of you and if you take off the rear view mirror and stop looking backwards you will see all that life has to offer. Life is best played with a positive attitude, a huge smile and a soul filled with love.
My 24 second task is designed to help build, strengthen and solidify existing relationships. It is fast, effective and reliable. And best of all, it requires no prep, planning or practice. Ready?
It is essential anyone looking for success in today's business climate adapt to today's business trends. Business is moving faster today than it ever has, and those that adapt will flourish. For many, it will mean complete systems changes from the "old days."
The connection made by a handwritten note lasts much longer than an email, text message, Facebook post or any other type of communication between sender and receiver.
Life has taught me success goes to anyone that simply doesn't quit. Stay on the path made by others before you or make your own path, it doesn't matter. Action will help you achieve your goals. Inaction is a dream crusher.
Don't ask, do. When you hear a need, put on your cape and play superhero, without hesitation. You may not realize it, but you are making the world a better place to live one to-do at a time.
I'm not sure when it happened, but I can assure you, I am not happy about it. As a guy that has owned a business for 30 years and been the primary employee (okay, the only employee), I have gotten the chance to put on many hats.
Forget about that "Nice guys finish last" mantra you've heard so much about. A new study by two biologists at Michigan State University says that nice organisms actually finish first.
H/T msnNOW The study by Adami and co-author Arend Hintze is published in the current issue of Nature Communications, and