The Cycle of Respect

Earn it!

We strive for respect from our peers, family, clients, customer service people, etc., but how do we get this respect? Yelling, throwing our hands in the air, demanding the respect like a small child? Nope, respect is earned in many different ways, but not by demanding.

Many of us earn respect from our friends by who we are and what we do. Your friends are in need and if you are there for them 75% then you most likely have their respect you wanted.  By showing the respect you have for them they will most likely in turn do the same.  On the opposite end, if your friends gives you all you need, but you never do anything in return, then the respect will fade and probably pretty fast.

Same goes for when you’re a customer, though yes, 75% of the time the customer is right. Though if you come in and getting mad without explaining your issue then the customer representative can’t help you. Show them the respect they deserve for the hard job and work with them on the issue at a calm pace. If you don’t then that person behind the counter won’t care to really help you. It’s giving respect to earn respect.

When you have clients, boss, and coworkers, it’s the same thing.  Come in and prove your worth to them all. Go the extra mile, don’t show up late, don’t leave early (unless needed), and do what it takes to be the best while being a nice person. Being nice, respectful, and hard-working will give you the respect you want.

Think of this like a circle, you give respect to the people around you and in time they will give your respect. It goes full cycle that must keep going, because the minute you start to slip is the moment you get out of the circle of respect. Then you have to work your way back into get it started again.

Building a circle of respect is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!


About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

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