It’s why we like to fish. It’s why we like Bingo and love gambling. It’s why some of us even like checking the mail ( any kind of mail I suppose). It’s why we like looking for seashells or walking thru old cemeteries or even trolling for old friends on Facebook.
We like surprises. We are wired that way. There is a thrill and pleasure of seeking – yet not really knowing what you are going to get or find. There is a ingrained yearning, a waiting and a hoping for good, interesting or just plain “cool” stuff to surprisingly appear.
I know people like that. People on the “cool” end of things. People like Mike who whenever you see him, you know he’s got something exciting to tell you, to teach you – heck – even his emails you don’t open right away cuz’ you have to be ready to take it all in.
People like Mary, David and Walter who when you are talking with them face to face or on the phone, are constantly surprising you with stuff or ideas to the point you walk away and write it down, google it or better – act upon it.
There are a handful of colleagues I roll the dice with often and on some days I land the 800 lb. Wicked Tuna of surprises talking with these folks. Brilliant stuff that makes you want to cash in and celebrate on the spot.
Surprise attracts; good surprises especially. All of the people above are successful, are always surprising and have huge fan clubs or client lists and are on the speed dial for more than a village of folks.
Are you a constant pleasant surprise to your customers? To your employer? To your family? Shouldn’t you be?
Are you offering valuable ideas, insight or selfless help to the point you attract people, prospects or those in need to you? Shouldn’t you?
If not you, is your company, your division or your team constantly surprising in a good way?
Good Surprise is great. We like it. We yearn for it. We manufacture entire industries around searching for it. And those individuals who do surprise well, tend to be the accomplished types who are magnets to those around them.
Surprise is, when you think about it, surprisingly attractive.
Go do that.
Till next time,
Grow The Business.