Why you should never reject a compliment, and 18 ways to accept one.

I love complimenting others. It is one of my favorite things to do. I love recognizing a job well done. I like pointing out strengths. I love celebrating significant accomplishments. And I like telling people they look nice. I am like the Franks RedHot Lady. I put compliments on everything.

Go Big & Go Small

Thinking Of Going Pro

If I could change one thing.

The Rudeness of Rejection

  1. Have bad taste.
  2. Are ill-informed.
  3. Don’t know what they are talking about.
  4. Are too easily impressed.
  5. Don’t know as much as you do.

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18 Acceptable Responses To A Compliment

  1. I appreciate that.
  2. Thanks for noticing.
  3. That is nice to hear.
  4. You made my day.
  5. You are so sweet (works better for ladies)
  6. I’m just doing my job.
  7. I’m thrilled you think so.
  8. You would know.
  9. That means a lot coming from you.
  10. Do you really think so? (this allows them to heap more praise and offer more details)
  11. I got lucky.
  12. I am humbled.
  13. It was a team effort.
  14. That saying about blind squirrels.
  15. Can you follow me around everyday?
  16. Tell me more.
  17. Can you write my Tinder profile? (I don’t know if there is such a thing.)

Key Takeaway

Accept compliments with gratitude. Remember them. Write them down. And read them again whenever you need a confidence boost.

Remember, praise is one of the most meaningful gifts we can offer one another. So if you want to see more praise in circulation, make sure not to deny it when it comes your way.

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Originally published at http://theperfectagencyproject.com on August 4, 2019.

I am a growth-minded entrepreneur trying to share what I am learning on my journey, both professionally and personally. Also hoping to make people laugh.

I am a growth-minded entrepreneur trying to share what I am learning on my journey, both professionally and personally. Also hoping to make people laugh.