For many years I have had an open door policy, if someone gets in touch and wants to talk I will spend an hour on the conversation. Some folks call this "pay-it-forward". I have always viewed it as good business.
One person with whom I spent an initial hour attentively took notes of the meeting. A number of years later I saw he had moved jobs and I congratulated him. Shortly afterwards he sent this message:
Hi John, I have a notebook with advice people have given me over the years. Yours is my favourite. I follow it as a principle and live by it. Thank you for your constant support and friendship over the years. I would love to meet up when you are next in town.
The note is shown below...