Differentiate Yourself as a Class Act

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Lawyer CoachingHigh Personal Standards will Guide Your Thinking and Behavior

We live in a very superficial world. From magazine covers to reality television to idle office gossip... the great majority of people around us think and behave on a very shallow level.

Chances are you would NEVER put yourself in this category. But, would you consider yourself to be a class act; someone whose behavior is a model for everyone else?

As egotistical as the question may seem, the reality is class acts are few and far between. We know several actors and actresses who are class acts - Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, and Julie Andrews are perfect examples. They are successful because they, of course, are good at what they do - but it's also their dignity, grace, and modest behavior that make them some of the classiest, well-loved, people in the world.

Unleash your untapped classiness. Let the following class act characteristics be your guide:

1. Set high personal standards.

Establish personal standards of thinking and behavior that are more demanding than those of conventional society.

2. Maintain dignity and grace under pressure.

Calmness shows other people that you have courage and can lead under any circumstance. It also gives off a sense of hope that things will turn around.

3. Be inclusive.

Operate on a level that shows you are in touch with humanity. Show compassion and deep understanding for people around you, classy or not.

4. Take responsibility.

People who are class acts are accountable. They admit their failures, yet they have the ability to turn defeat into progress.

Class acts are natural born leaders. They create energy, build confidence, and lend support. Simply choose to live by a higher set of standards and soon you'll notice the effect it has on everyone around you.

 

Published In: Firm Marketing Updates, Professional Practice Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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