Too busy to reply? Really?? Acknowledging others is both kind and respectful

Too busy to reply? Really?? Acknowledging others is both kind and respectful

Too Busy!  So Slammed!  It’s crock…a myth…honestly, it’s B.S.!

No one is too busy to reply to a call, a text, an email.  People make time for what and who is important to them.

Has anything like this ever happened to you:

You call or text a friend, asking them to connect.  Lunch, dinner, coffee, you name it.  No reply.  Maybe ever!  Maybe 3 days, 1 week, or 10 days later you get a call, text or email generically saying:  “Hey!  So sorry I missed you.  I am/was just ssoo busy!”

I am sorry, I just don’t buy it.  Not in the least.  You might be busy at the time, but within 24 hours, you certainly have time to contact your friend to actually apologize for missing the call/text/email.  Just let them know you’ve been a bit busy…but wanted to touch base.  You can then plan a get together from there…OR…if you are truly slammed and booked up, simply say that, and that you just cannot get together now.  It takes mere seconds.

People understand that.  We’ve all been busy, overwhelmed and simply just jammed up.  But, what does not fly, is not responding at all.

It is disrespectful.  It sends a message of:  “You are not important enough to me”.

True friends are simply not “too busy” to simply ignore the correspondence.  Again, if you are truly too busy at the time, that is understandable.  But even an impersonal text, letting them know what’s up, and you will be in touch soon…is enough to be kind and respectful.

In your personal life…and your business life, how you communicate and respond is a major foundation of your personal brand.  How do you want to be perceived and treated?

  • Be Great! Just Being Good, Kills Greatness!
  • Make It Easy for People to Do, and Keep Doing Business with You!
  • Look Up…and Surprise Someone!

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