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How do you act with top class?

The world needs more class

After watching the post-match interview with Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff (Osaka won 6-3, 6-0), it got me thinking about how we can act with more class.  Respect and humility are traits often overlooked in every day life.  What was the last act of class you witnessed?  How do you conduct yourself after a loss?  In the #CJJblog this week, I give you some tips on how you can act with top class.  Enjoy.

  • One of the most basic, yet overlooked things we can do is to say “please” when asking for something.  Manners go a long way in acting with class.
  • Thank you. Another simple implementation, but so many people forget to thank others after being a recipient of gratitude.  Don’t forget to thank others for acts of kindness.
  • Writing notes. Hand-written notes of appreciation show that you have top class.  Is it someone’s birthday?  Did they just receive a promotion?  Writing them a hand-written congratulatory note can show you care in a unique way.
  • Give your time. Spending time with others is very rewarding.  Is there a local soup kitchen or nursing home that could use your help?
  • Share ideas. In the age of social media, it is becoming a lost art to share information directly with others.  If you come across an article or video that is relevant to a friend or colleague, share it with them to let them know you are thinking of them.
  • Pay it forward. Have you ever bought dinner for someone else?  Try it.  The next time you go through a drive-through or highway toll, pay it forward.
  • Your time, money, and services can be very valuable to others.  Donate to a cause or person that needs it.
  • Win or lose. Acting with class is not only applicable during times of victory.  I want to challenge you to congratulate someone else the next time you lose. 

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson will be sharing his leadership keynote with the Women’s Basketball team at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY on Monday, September 9th.

Life Tip #45:  You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

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