Ever wonder why your co-worker received a promotion in your job and you didn't? Yes, he or she could be a better worker than the rest of the crew in your office pool, a person that maybe went the extra mile in remaining late past the working hours, or maybe it's because of a little four letter word in Webster's Dictionary called "Nice". It is no surprise that those who hold this trait can move mountains more quickly than the determined person who will push and shove their way up the ladder of success, and break a few toes stepping on other people's feet in the workforce competition. Webster defines it as refined, subtle, pleasant, kind, good, so be it! It can open doors unimaginable in a world so filled with harsh competitors all wanting a piece of the cake, and eating it too. I once heard that when Mrs. Leona Helmsey, the once famed "Queen of Mean" hotel heiress, was sentence to prison for Tax evasion, people wondered why did they give her such a strict punishment, when people get away with much worst crimes? It's not because of the crime she committed, it is because she was such a "bitch"! There's a price to pay sooner or later when nasty dominates nice! I remained as a White House Decorator for twelve years, not because of my qualifications and credentials, I had none to begin with! I was only 24 years of age! I didn't know a rose from a tulip!
It's because my boss (the Chief White House Florist) found me to be "nice", so very nice to everyone, that it caught the eye of the First Lady! I earned the "keys to the White House", and became a celebrity nationwide for my designs, that I learned through creative visualization. So the next time you are working towards a promotion or trying to win over some new friends, remember what Lincoln once said, "You can get more bees with honey, than you can with oil". (Frank Lazzaro is a Motivational Speaker and Public Lecturer in Libraries and Organizations on Long Island on his fame White House years as a Florist Decorator)
Ever wonder why all of a sudden someone stops being as nice to you as they were once in the past? Or the personality of that individual has changed to such a degree that you no longer want to connect with them? Is it personality disorder or something you said to offend them? Whatever the situation may be, don't worry about it, I certainly wouldn't. I don't and will not miss anyone's friendship that it will make me sad, because, that said, I have borders around my lifestyle, and no one gets too close to my heart. I don't allow that. Maybe it's because of a hurt in the past, or whatever, the imaginary border is always there, around my arena, preventing anyone from getting too close and into my personal space. As I said over and over again in my creative visualization lecture, never let anyone take away your joy. So the next time you are engaged in conversation with people and you feel a negative, uncomfortable change in someone's behavior towards you, just accept them for what they are or, remember that song taken from the Broadway hit show with Carol Channing Hello Dolly, "Wave your little hand and whisper "so long Dearie, I should have said so long so long ago". Frank Lazzaro is a Long Island Motivational Speaker, Author and Lecturer on his famous seminar "A White House Photograph Tour with Frank Lazzaro". He is the former White House Floral Decorator for Three Presidents.
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