I am honoured that you have chosen to read my blog. The word honoured is such a great grandiose statement that as the recipient it makes you feel good. Words are so important as to how they make people feel.
When I work with clients I may say “I am delighted to be working with you or that was a great session…” however honour is so much richer.
Recently in a book “Monday Morning Leadership” by David Cottrell the mentor writes a note to the client which is as follows:-
“Congratulations for having the courage to seek advice. This step alone indicates that you have a tremendous amount of pride in your work and, more importantly that you are willing to take responsibility for your actions.
I am honoured that you are allowing me to share my experiences with you and I look forward to working with you”
The note is genuine and authentic and makes you want to to work with the Mentor.
Starting any relationship whether it be a coach/mentor or even a new Line Manager how do you set the scene.
Identifying with the person and recognising their commitment and what they bring, and most importantly conveying what it means to you to work with them.
If you have a new person joining your team, you want them to feel valued at the start of the journey. Try saying:-
“We are honoured you have chosen to join our team and we value the new initiatives you will bring”
Have you ever said to family members that it is an honour to be their child, sister or brother? The word contains so much respect and pride and says so much more.
So to finish today’s blog
“It is an honour that you have taken time out of your day to read my blog and I would be honoured if you shared the message and use the word today”
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