If you want good to happen in your life, the best way is to open the doors for it by thinking positive.
About a couple of weeks back, I was looking at buying a WordPress theme for our website.
No problem. Checked out at the shopping cart of the company, 8Bit.
Ran into Paypal. Spent a frustrating few days trying to set up a Paypal account. Realised the Reserve Bank of India and Paypal are madly in love with each other, and in their love-hate relationship, suckers trying to do a simple transaction ($99 only!) get chewed.
Wrote a simple email to the chaps at 8Bit, telling them my problem.
Guess what? They sent me a link to download the software – saying, in effect, use it – and pay when able. For all they knew, I’d never pay up.
But with that simple action, a few things happened:
a) They made a fan of me for life. They did not know me from Adam – but they put their trust in me.
b) It ensured that I paid up – my conscience simply wouldn’t let me rest till I did.
c) They set a standard for service – how many companies would do that? I got a response the same day – along with the keys to the product! Most companies don’t bother responding – Paypal sent me an automated response which didn’t solve my problem – two days later!
d) I’m deleting my Paypal account. But I’m writing – and posting about my great experience with 8Bit across all the forums I’m on.
I solved the problem by getting a friend to buy the software for me. And I enjoy using the 8Bit theme.
If all of us were to consciously do just one thing good each day; to put trust in another, and to repay that trust, how much better would our world be?