They say we only get one chance to make a good first impression. True. Of course, the word 'First' suggests one, right.
So it better be good, right?
But it's pretty much a 50-50 split, isn't it? Let's face it, it's not just your kind words, ready smile, correct response, etc that you have to battle.
It's also the other person's attitude. And that is something we can't control. You can be the nicest, kindest person, with the most ready smile, but if that other person is in a crappy mood, or prejudiced in any way, you're screwed. Plain and simple. There is nothing under the sun that you can do to change them or the bad first impression you are about to make, or have just made.
I know what you're going to say. Just do it anyway. All you can do is control yourself.
So, with that in mind, allow me to turn this whole idea of first impressions on its head.
You have just met a person who has made a crappy first impression. What are you going to do about it?
Here's a thought. Get them to make a new first impression.
Well, I'm not talking about going back in time, although if I could, there would be some major changes in my life.
Nope, I'm talking about the next time you meet that person who left a bad taste in your mouth. It doesn't matter whether or not they were at fault the first time, or whether or not they even care that they'd made a rotten first impression.
Start over. Let them, whether or not they know it, to make another first impression. And if that one is crappy, try for a third. And a fourth. If first impressions are so important, they should come with do-overs.
Do them over.
And if you know you've made a bad first impression, let it go. If you can ask to start over, and if they say no, or look at you like you've grown an extra head, remember, this is also their do-over, too. And they may need a third one of them.
Or a fourth.
Or as one famous person I know said, Seventy times seven.
Do what you can about your first impression, but whenever you can, allow the others who screwed up to try theirs again.
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Sunday, November 27, 2016
The best Cyber Monday deal is right here! And you're hearing about it before Monday even starts!
The USA Today bestselling bundle is back again! From hot Navy SEALS and secret babies to amnesia, small towns and bad guys in pursuit, you're sure to find all your romance novel favorites in this set of ten full-length novels.
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SEALs OF HONOR: MASON, Dale Mayer—Kill or be Killed. Part of an elite SEAL team, Mason takes on the dangerous jobs no one else wants to do – or can do. When he’s on a mission, he’s focused and dedicated. When he’s not, he plays as hard as he fights. Until he meets a woman he can’t have but can’t forget.
FINDING HOPE, Lois Winston (writing as Emma Carlyle)—When Hope lands her dream job, she doesn’t expect to fall for her married boss and keeps her feelings to herself, even after his wife walks out on him and their triplets. Ben finds himself developing feelings for Hope he knows better than to act on, given past mistakes. But three very determined tykes are out to find everyone a happy ending.
NEVER LET ME GO, Donna Marie Rogers—Hannah Porter’s had a crush on Sheriff Chase Lowell since she was a kid, which seems to be the problem—he thinks of her more as a little sister than a romantic interest. But something changes following a robbery at the diner where she works. When Chase makes her safety his personal mission, Hannah makes it her mission to get him to see her in a different light.
STRANDED WITH THE SEAL, Amy Gamet— Former Navy SEAL Trevor “Hawk” Hawkins is on an unsanctioned mission to take down the man who killed his teammate. But when his car careens into another on a snowy mountain road, he finds himself stranded with a beautiful woman who has no memory of her life. The storm outside worsens and passion flares between them, but the woman's true identity has the power to destroy them both.
AUTUMN WISH, Stacey Joy Netzel—secret baby with a twist...Confirmed bachelor Sam Mallin hasn’t the first clue how to care for the baby girl dropped on his doorstep. When his beautiful neighbor Nikki offers to help, he finds himself falling for both females. Is it possible Nikki’s falling for him, too, or is he just the convenient, ready-made family she so desperately wishes for?
TRUTH ABOUT LOVE & MURDER (Love & Murder Book 1), Edie Ramer—The truth is that life is uncertain. Meg Quinn is co-guardian of her dying best friend’s son along with her friend’s brother, a former Marine. As the couple search for a missing veteran, they find out the truth about life and love … and murder.
SPLIT DECISION, Wendy Ely— Sports reporter Grace Avery is up for a promotion, but only if she gets an interview with the notoriously private, heavy weight champion, Rally Brewer. Grace discovers who Rally is beyond the boxing ring. Little does anyone know, as Grace gets Rally to open up, a two-year-old secret is in jeopardy. Is revealing his secret worth gaining Grace’s love?
LILY AND THE GAMBLER, Linda McLaughlin—Respectability is in the eye of the beholder, or so Lily hopes. After her lover’s death she pretends to be his widow and travels to California to marry a mine owner. Then she meets King Callaway, a charming gambler. King knows he’s found his Queen of Hearts. But can he convince her to take a chance on a foot-loose card sharp? Only Lady Luck knows for sure...
EDGE OF MIDNIGHT, Ava Bradley—A wounded cop, a frightened woman, a desperate race to save a child in danger….Two people adrift in their own personal tragedies join together to save an innocent child from a power-hungry geneticist intent on creating a superior race. A Golden Heart award winner.
DEATH ON THE OCEAN FLOOR, Georgina Lee—Tetra Martin finds her roommate dead in a cave accessible only at low tide…and learns she’s the main suspect. Her only hope is David Haines, her sexy supervisor who keeps her at a distance. But as the tide rises, so does Tetra’s desire for him. Along with the killer’s intent to make Tetra the next victim. USA Today Bestselling author.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
The long-awaited Romance Super Bundle IV is almost here! Isn't it a gorgeous cover?
Excitement is building for Monday, when we launch this incredible bundle, the one I can say is better than ever! Can you imagine, TEN great stories for only $0.99 cents? Who sees a great deal like that anymore?
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