This was the offer Ross received the other day when he was chatting with a neighbour in the van park.
Our neighbour had recently bought a motorhome and he and his wife had just begun their journey.
He was asking Ross for some tips and Ross was recounting some of the mistakes and misadventures we’ve made and had along the way.
As they were talking Ross noticed that our front tyre looked like it needed air.
The neighbour offered to use his compressor.
Initially Ross was reluctant, thinking it would be a big imposition for the neighbour to have to pull out what Ross thought would be a big piece of equipment.
The neighbour insisted.
It turned out the compressor was a handheld tool that easily filled the tyre.
As I reflected on this, I realised that this is a great example of what we teach about developing relationships with people.
It doesn’t cost anything to be nice. It doesn’t cost anything, other than a bit of time and your presence to be interested in other people.
In our People modules we encourage you to Know Yourself, Know Others and Develop and Use Your Communication Skills.
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to be friendly toward others. It pays to be interested in them.
It pays to develop relationships and rapport with others, even if only for a short time.
Most people want to help.
Why not strike up a conversation with someone this week and get to know them. If you can help them, even better.
You never know when you might need someone to put air in your tyre.
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