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.