Welcome to this issue of "Dr. T's Timely Tips" by Dr. Tony Alessandra. Please send your feedback to DrTony@Assessments24x7.com!

Be Quick to Compliment

This is an ancient art fallen into disuse. A really good, honest compliment shows that you appreciate the person you admire. There is no shortage of critics. But there is a dearth of people who say nice things when they genuinely feel them. "Feedback," says Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-Minute Manager and other motivational books, "is the breakfast of champions." People want and need to know how they're doing.


Be on the lookout for positive acts and attitudes worth noting, and speak up! Many people let these chances go by, assuming that the person knows what a good thing she's done, or that someone, perhaps someone more relevant to the deed, will give the compliment. But don't let hesitation prevent you from making a bright spot in someone's day. You'll convince the other person that you care ¬- and you'll convince yourself as well. And you might just be part of a concept called passing it on - the thought that for every kind thing done for them, people will then do a kind thing for someone else, and on and on. Be a part of the chain of good deeds - you never know what kind of positives you might create.


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Think Of An Idea For World Change, And Put It Into Action

What would your response be if a teacher had assigned this project to you in school? Catherine Ryan Hyde answered that question through the 12-year-old hero of her book, Pay It Forward (2000). "You see, I do something real good for three people. And then when they ask how they can pay it back, I say they have to Pay It Forward. To three more people. Each. So nine people get helped. Then those people have to do twenty-seven." He turned on the calculator, punched in a few numbers. "Then it sort of spreads out, see. To eighty-one. Then two hundred forty-three. Then seven hundred twenty-nine. Then two thousand, one hundred eighty-seven. See how big it gets?" Hyde set up a foundation to turn the fiction she created into real-world action. So far, people all over the country have participated in the movement, and it continues to grow. The beautiful thing is that doing a good deed for someone does not take time or money - you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. For more information, please see the Pay It Forward Foundation website. click here.

For more information, please see the Pay It Forward Foundation website. click here.