The lost art of kindness

“Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life” – Samuel Johnson, writer

Whatever happened to kindness? Kindness in business and kindness in life in general.

Sometimes, it seems to me that simple kindness is getting lost in the rush of our busy working lives.

When you’re building a career or a business, it’s easy to become focused on yourself – that next win, that next promotion. A ‘what’s in it for me’ mindset. Building an empire but not trust.

We’re all guilty of this from time to time, which is why I think it’s important to stop and think about being kind.

People remember kindness, often for years. And they will remember you for your kindness.

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More importantly, kindness just makes the world a much nicer place to live.

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