In the original context, Peters was addressing the business world and how to motivate employees. Today I would like to expand his advice to another important area;
your relationship with your significant other.
I also recommended the following:
In order to get your boyfriend to do more of what you appreciate, catch him doing the things that matter to you, then immediately praise him and let him know how much it means to you.
Sadly, you and I are conditioned to focus on the negative and react only to what aggravates us. I believe Tom Peters has a great solution for not only improving your business environment but also your relationships!
-Be on the lookout for the positive in those around you.
-Then, walk right up to the person & tell them how much what they did meant to you.
--Make this a habit and watch how others respond to you!
than with vinegar.