Friday, July 17, 2009

Are you friendly?

The last few weeks I’ve been spending time with my family on the East Coast of Canada. Every time I come home to the Maritimes I’m happy and love how friendly everyone is here. I’m currently doing a book signing at a local Coffee shop and the support of friends and others has been fantastic.

I want to give you an example of the hospitality that is typical here on the East Coast. I was delivering the boat I raced on in the Marblehead Ocean Race (Boston to Halifax) back to Saint John. We were a bit low on fuel so we decided to pop into Yarmouth on the southern tip of Nova Scotia. This was my first time into Yarmouth so I was pretty happy we decided to pull in.

As we got to the dock a town official by the name of Terry greeted us. No sooner had we tied up the boat, Terry was offering up advice and assistance. He was like pure sunshine and with the biggest smile called a taxi for us to get fuel, suggested a place for breakfast and told us what was going on in his town. He even offered to charge my iphone in his office.

As we left Yarmouth we all talked about Terry and how wonderful he had made our visit. Later on when we got back to Saint John I talked with the Skipper of another boat who we passed as we were leaving Yarmouth. He also met Terry and was equally complimentary as to how friendly he was. Terry was memorable because he was friendly.

So let me ask you this, how friendly are you? Are you the rain or the rainbow?

“Meeting a friendly person is like a rainbow on a rainy day, it just makes you feel good!”

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About Bill Starr
Bill Starr is an avid 'life lister' and a founding partner and CEO of My Life List™ (, an award winning goal achievement website that uses a proven methodology and the power of social networking to help people achieve their goals and inspire others.

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Charlene said...

Just wanted to extend congrats on the book signing - very exciting!

Carpe diem!!

My Life List said...

Hi Charlene, Thank you so much for your well wishes. You have a fantastic blog. Was trying to sign up and could not for some reason. You may want to join Network Blogs on Facebook as really easy to sign up new followers. Bill

Nicole Rousselle said...

Hi Bill! What a great post. I agree that friendly wins every time. What we put out...comes back to us.

Much success on your book signing & tour!