You might recognize the line from “The Kingsman” movies. It was spoken by a dapper British intelligence agent just before he pummeled a room full of ruffians. When he finished his pummeling there wasn’t a ruffian left standing and he was just as dapper as ever. Manners do make us human.
We were sitting in Morton’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills, California. I am a people watcher and a student of human nature so I took note when “Fiddy” walked into the room with what appeared to be a successful executive, and two beautiful women. “Fiddy” is the rapper Fifty Cent, who made his fortune in gangster rap. His persona was a guy from the streets, shot a few times, dealt some drugs, and indeed he was from the streets. So I watched.
“Fiddy” was shown to a premier table (ours wasn’t bad). He was obviously a regular. His manners were impeccable, he was friendly to everyone, and he tipped well. How do I know he tipped well? I saw a bill change hands as he was set at that premier table. “Fiddy” the man was obviously far more refined than “Fiddy” the performer. He knows Manners Maketh The Man.
I read an article written about L L Cool Jay—one of the first big hip-hop artists. In it he realted how record producer Miles Davis mentored him. He said, “Mile taught me how not to be that knuckle-head that orders cornflakes at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.” He taught him “Manners Maketh The Man.”
Whether you’re in entertainment, ministry, the corporate world, or a factory, manners count. They define who you are and how people relate to you. Manners are the grease that smooths the rough edges of social inter-action. Manners give you an edge.
Manners are just a matter of thinking before you act and making an effort to fit in. You can learn good manners anywhere—even by watching a rapper in a restaurant. And—if you’re a dapper British intelligence agent—you can pummel a roomful of ruffians and still be dapper. Manners Maketh The Man (Or Woman).
“Behind The Door” I’m going to share nine quick things that will give you the edge and make you feel more at ease in social interactions. I’ll tell you about a young man that didn’t know which fork to use and how he brilliantly adapted. Most importantly, I show you how to present the best you that there is so that you can receive the recognition and advancement that you need to live the abundant life.
The password has changed for October so if you haven’t sown a seed into the ministry you’ll need to do so. When we receive your offering the password will be sent automatically and it’s good for the rest of the month. The default setting is $20 but that can be raised if you recognize the value of our relationship or lowered if you just can’t afford it. Either way—you’re not just investing in this ministry—You’re investing in yourself. I’ll meet you “Behind The Door.”