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This week I realized that one in every of our superb longtime freelancers is altering careers and winding down her work with York IE. Whereas I used to be disillusioned, I’m tremendous joyful for her as she takes this subsequent step in her profession.
Earlier than she left, I needed to verify she knew the vital position she performed in accelerating the trajectory of York IE. So we did a Zoom name. She stated she actually loved working with us. After which she stated one thing that actually caught with me.
To paraphrase, she stated: As a freelancer, loads of my relationships with shoppers are very skilled however transactional. However you and Kate have been simply… simply very nice. You handled me like a human being.
It was so easy, but it was the very best praise I may have acquired. It’s also an excellent reminder that irrespective of how briskly the tempo or how excessive the stakes, there may be all the time time to be good. Being good doesn’t imply being a pushover or not preventing for what you imagine in. It means treating folks with the respect they deserve, whatever the scenario.
Being good doesn’t imply you’ll shut each deal. Being good doesn’t imply a longtime colleague gained’t depart for a brand new profession. However being good means you’ve by no means misplaced perspective. Being good means folks will likely be rooting in your success since you’re rooting for them.
So, in a way, being good means you’ve already gained. You’re simply ready for the scoreboard to catch up. Which it should ultimately.
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