Likeable people get far in business and in life. Studies suggest likeability traits outweigh intelligence. So, how can you become likeable?
It was in the crunch of early morning emails when I realized the internet wasn’t working. I immediately started trouble shooting. I rebooted my computer, turned the internet router off and then back on, and pushed a few unnamed blinking buttons on the box. Nothing worked, so I took the next measure. I texted my husband who was away on a business trip.
Me: The internet isn’t working and I don’t know why.
Husband: Turn the power strip off, wait a minute and turn it back on.
Me: What about the button that says WPS?
Husband: Don’t touch it.
Me: Oops, I already did, now what?
Husband: I don’t know, call Xfinity.
If you’re bored with what you do, chances are others are bored listening to you. Sharpening our skills to keep fresh is not only good for those around us, but it helps us reinvent and recharge our batteries to become a better version of ourselves.