Customer service............

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  1. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    No one can make you serve customers well. That's because great service
    is a choice.

    Years ago, my friend, Harvey Mackay, told me a wonderful story about a
    cab driver that proved this point. He was waiting in line for a ride
    at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing Harvey noticed
    was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a
    white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab
    driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door
    for Harvey. He handed my friend a laminated card and said: "I'm Wally,
    your driver. While I'm loading your bags in the trunk I'd like you to
    read my mission statement." Taken aback, Harvey read the card. It
    said: Wally's Mission Statement: To get my customers to their
    destination in the quickest, safest and cheapest way possible in a
    friendly environment.

    This blew Harvey away. Especially when he noticed that the inside of
    the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean! As he slid behind the
    wheel, Wally said, "Would you like a cup of coffee? I have a thermos
    of regular and one of decaf." My friend said jokingly, "No, I'd prefer
    a soft drink." Wally smiled and said, "No problem. I have a cooler up
    front with regular and Diet Coke, water and orange juice." Almost
    stuttering, Harvey said, "I'll take a Diet Coke." Handing him his
    drink, Wally said, "If you'd like something to read, I have The Wall
    Street Journal, Time, Sports Illustrated and USA Today."

    As they were pulling away, Wally handed my friend another laminated
    card. "These are the stations I get and the music they play, if you'd
    like to listen to the radio." And as if that weren't enough, Wally
    told Harvey that he had the air conditioning on and asked if the
    temperature was comfortable for him. Then he advised Harvey of the
    best route to his destination for that time of day. He also let him
    know that he'd be happy to chat and tell him about some of the sights
    or, if Harvey preferred, to leave him with his own thoughts.

    "Tell me, Wally," my amazed friend asked the driver, "have you always
    served customers like this?" Wally smiled into the rearview mirror.
    "No, not always. In fact, it's only been in the last two years. My
    first five years driving, I spent most of my time complaining like all
    the rest of the cabbies do. Then I heard the personal growth guru,
    Wayne Dyer, on the radio one day. He had just written a book called
    You'll See It When You Believe It. Dyer said that if you get up in the
    morning expecting to have a bad day, you'll rarely disappoint
    yourself. He said, `Stop complaining! Differentiate yourself from your
    competition. Don't be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain.
    Eagles soar above the crowd.'"

    "That hit me right between the eyes," said Wally. "Dyer was really
    talking about me. I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided
    to change my attitude and become an eagle. I looked around at the
    other cabs and their drivers. The cabs were dirty, the drivers were
    unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy. So I decided to make some
    changes. I put in a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I
    did more."

    "I take it that has paid off for you," Harvey said. "It sure has,"
    Wally replied. "My first year as an eagle, I doubled my income from
    the previous year. This year I'll probably quadruple it. You were
    lucky to get me today. I don't sit at cabstands anymore. My customers
    call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on my
    answering machine. If I can't pick them up myself, I get a reliable
    cabbie friend to do it and I take a piece of the action." Wally was
    phenomenal. He was running a limo service out of a Yellow Cab.

    I've probably told that story to more than fifty cab drivers over the
    years, and only two took the idea and ran with it. Whenever I go to
    their cities, I give them a call. The rest of the drivers quacked like
    ducks and told me all the reasons they couldn't do any of what I was
    suggesting.

    Johnny the Bagger and Wally the Cab Driver made a different choice.
    They decided to stop quacking like ducks and start soaring like
    eagles. How about you?
     
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  2. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Nice one Aruna.
    From my side, I am still trying.....

    sriniketan
     
  3. Meenaneelakantan

    Meenaneelakantan Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Aruna..

    Nice reading ur post for two reasons..ur post itself has fine contents in it and secondly am a great fan of Dr.Wayne.W.Dyer..

    Hi Aruna & Others too..

    You'll See It When You Believe It is a wonderful inspiring book.. infact its one of THE BEST books i ve ever known in the area of personal development..i feel one should not miss the experience of reading it bcos after reading it u vl experience a lot of new good things..three years back i got that book but it was not with me for the past one year...i longed to hold that in my hands all those days n luckily got it back ystrdy n i was reading a few pages of it today, was thinking abt the matters i read for sometime n as i logged in after pondering abt its contents, i was startled to see the name of that in ur post..i dont know whether its right or not to write about dis here instead of writing in book lover's spot..but jus felt like this is the best place to write abt dat wonderful piece of Dr. Wayne Dyer..after reading it, u ll come to know that everybody can step into a new world of seeing something happening,which we believe in..afterall that is what the title says n u ll come to know that everybody can make a change both in their own lives n also in others lives like Wally, the cab driver..the author shows us how to transform our lives by using our thoughts constructively.. its a nice coincidence Aruna, if not for ur post, i would not ve written all this elsewhere at this point of time..if anyone has already read dat or any other piece of Dr.Wayne, i request u to express ur views, so that everybody will come to know about some existing n easily reachable treasures uncovered by many..

    With Regards,
    MEENA..
     
  4. Meenaneelakantan

    Meenaneelakantan Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi Aruna..

    Nice reading ur post for two reasons..ur post itself has fine contents in it and secondly am a great fan of Dr.Wayne.W.Dyer..

    Hi Aruna & Others too..

    You'll See It When You Believe It is a wonderful inspiring book.. infact its one of THE BEST books i ve ever known in the area of personal development..i feel one should not miss the experience of reading it bcos after reading it u vl experience a lot of new good things..three years back i got that book but it was not with me for the past one year...i longed to hold that in my hands all those days n luckily got it back ystrdy n i was reading a few pages of it today, was thinking abt the matters i read for sometime n as i logged in after pondering abt its contents, i was startled to see the name of that in ur post..i dont know whether its right or not to write about dis here instead of writing in book lover's spot..but jus felt like this is the best place to write abt dat wonderful piece of Dr. Wayne Dyer..after reading it, u ll come to know that everybody can step into a new world of seeing something happening,which we believe in..afterall that is what the title says n u ll come to know that everybody can make a change both in their own lives n also in others lives like Wally, the cab driver..the author shows us how to transform our lives by using our thoughts constructively.. its a nice coincidence Aruna, if not for ur post, i would not ve written all this elsewhere at this point of time..if anyone has already read dat or any other piece of Dr.Wayne, i request u to express ur views, so that everybody will come to know about some existing n easily reachable treasures uncovered by many..

    With Regards,
    MEENA..
     
  5. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Meena
    Thanks for you compliment. Yes it really looks like a coincident I haven't read this book will surely try and get it as u have showed so much of love for this book in here. I think you can even add this in Joy of reading by Kamalji and there are many readers there. You have done a great job adding it here.
    Thanks for sharing...........
     
  6. Meenaneelakantan

    Meenaneelakantan Bronze IL'ite

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    HI Aruna,

    Nice to hear that u vl try getting it..Do tell me how u feel like after reading that..

    In Love n Light,
    Meena.
     
  7. rajnilata79

    rajnilata79 New IL'ite

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    I am a huge fan of Dr Wayne Dyer, I have bought many of his CD's and books, he really is phenomenal.
     

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