I never tire of saying that discussions begun in the comments thread can end up being more interesting than the blog post that sparked them


Blogging is definitely quite “accident prone” if you take it to include the glitches prevalent in WordPress and other blogging platforms. Some “accidents” can be of one’s own making. I remember writing what I felt was one of my best efforts. For some reason I did not post it immediately. Imagine my chagrin when I accidentally deleted the draft. This was after an interval of several weeks so I couldn’t remember all of it and I mourn it to this day.Finally, I completely agree with Andrew Sullivan that blogging is “writing out loud” since my style of writing has always been informal and conversational.


Never Filter Kindness

kindness, Love, sales

Michele Leppard

It is so important to remember that we should never filter kindness. For over 20 years, I have worked in many various sales roles. The one thing that I always found perplexing was when calling a potential client, and the receptionist answering the call would treat me like a subclass human.

Here is an example, “Hi, this is Michele from XYZ company, may I speak to Mr. Smith?” I said. “What is this in reference too? ” She asked. “I am simply calling to introduce my firm, as we may be able to help him with……”. And before allowing me to finish my sentence, she replied, “No, he’s not interested” and hung up the phone.” I would think to myself, how does she know he’s not interested, she didn’t even ask him. I’m sure he would get numerous sales calls per day, and her job was to funnel those calls…

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