Several days ago, my client and I were chatting about cell phone greetings. His greeting concludes with “Make it a great day!” We were discussing what a positive message it conveys to callers. Instead of saying, have a great day, why not say make it a great day! Why not decide that no matter what happens this day, you will make it a great one versus just another day?
The above scenario led me to pay particular attention to others’ responses when asked “How are you doing today?”
Here are some replies to the question:
…just eeking out a living
…so-so, you know
…fightin’ the fight
…barely makin’ it
…pickin’ with the chickens
…hangin’ in there
This week, when you might ask someone how are you doing today?, perhaps you will pay close attention to what they say and how they say it. Do they deliver a positive response such as:
or, do you hear a reply a bit less upbeat?
Today is a new day, another chance to start over and start anew.
Do you intend to make it a great day?