BEAMer and human capital expert Andrew Chan shares what makes him beam and why being a nice person makes business sense.
How does Andrew Chan beam?
By avoiding negative people for a start. Don’t get me wrong, we can all get into funks (and have every right to do so), no more so than now. However, no matter what happens in life, you ultimately will still have to pick yourself up and get going again. So, how long you stay on the ground is totally within your control. I’m a firm believer in positive energy and what you send out into the universe will reverberate back to you somehow.
Why does being a nice person make business sense?
Who wants to do business with an a**hole? I think what’s more important than just being nice is having a high level of respect for the person or people you’re doing business with. At the same time, having the self-respect to walk away from people and businesses who don’t treat you the way you deserve.
Developing meaningful and deep business relationships can take time to harvest, and the current business environment is challenging enough without the burden of having to deal with difficult personalities that don’t stand the test of time.
The one thing I would do if I weren’t afraid is… skydive! Have done it twice and loved it but it never did cure my fear of heights.
Andrew Chan is the Founder and CEO of ACI HR Solutions (ACI), Asia Pacific’s largest recruitment agency dedicated to the travel and hospitality sector. Twice recognised as the Recruitment Entrepreneur of the Year, Andrew has established himself as one of the leading human capital experts in the industry.
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