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In the service of others

It has been a while since I have written, I apologize for those of you who might have been waiting (grin).

Tonight I got the opportunity to read the words of my dear friend Ava Fails who without trying, reminded me that I can and do, make a difference in the lives of others. Which of course is why I get up every day to begin with, and I never want to forget that my moments of joy are those when I get to recognize that I have made a difference, that I have been in the service of another and that the result was positive.

That thought naturally reminded me also that we are most effective, productive, and profitable, when we are in the service of others. When our efforts are not selfishly intended just to benefit us, but in fact are designed and executed to the benefit of others. Think about the stars of the music world, or of the screen, etc (I am sure I have mentioned this at some point), they are rewarded most, when what they produce is a gift to others in some way. Authors, manufacturers, and physicists alike receive most, when their effort and intent, is targeted at some positive result, for another person or persons.

So, want to succeed, become truly wealthy, and feel great?

Be… In the service of others.

Seeing the greatness around you

What do you see when you look at the people around  you?

What do you look for would be a better question

Do you see greatness? Or is it something less, faults, flaws, failures, weaknesses, etc. What does that say about you?

What does it mean that you see less than greatness around you?

If you look for and see the greatness in others, it can change you. If you share that vision, it can change them.

As an exercise try this – write down the greatness that you see in everyone that you know. Make a list of each and every person that you know and then identify how they are great, identify the quality of greatness that is in them.

Try to spend an entire day, seeing only greatness, try again and again until you make it the whole day. I am willing to bet, that if you make it a whole day, the way you feel at the end, and the results that you get from that day, will get you to try a week, or a month…

I love the following quote, it really sums it up

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” – Wayne Dyer

What are you waiting for?

Many of you have a set of tools that you want to put into action. Many of you have goals and want to make a difference in your world but for some reason, you are waiting. Or, you have taken the first steps but you are not all the way in yet, not 100%

What is it that you are waiting for?

Is it for another to inspire you?

Is it fear?

Fear of failure, or success, or what people will think of you?

Something else?

What would it feel like for you to be 100% in your own power?

What could be accomplished if you just stood up and acted?

What would be gained if you just ignored that voice that keeps you silent?

Do not wait for those around you to be ready, they are ready now.

Do not wait to feel better or stronger, you only feel that way AFTER THE ACTION

Do not wait for someone to give you permission to be powerful, you already have it

Do not wait for someone to give you authority, the leader is often not the person with the most authority

Do not wait – Act!

Take action

Take Leadership

Make a difference