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Delight Your Customers by Steve Curtin

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Convey Authentic Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm is a word that conjures up different associations depending on whom you are talking to, so let’s just consider its literal definition: great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause. Like most of us, I have experienced highs and lows in life. I have discovered that being enthusiastic comes naturally to me during the high points but requires more effort during the low points. But regardless of how things are going, I know that I have the freedom to choose my response and that enthusiasm is always among my options.

Years ago, I attended a seminar based on the seminal book by the late Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. While studying the first habit—Be Proactive—I was exposed ...

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