Another month has gone by and the US Presidential elections are almost upon us. Lots of things have happened this month including: stock market ups and downs, company bankruptcies, banking turmoil, and much more. However, even with all of the uncertainties we are experiencing, there are always silver linings in each person’s clouds. I would like to share with you one of those silver linings.
During this last month we joined a peer group where the members of the group have a primary responsibility to “execute through accountability.” That sounds complex, but the very simple interpretation to that is that each of us is responsible to add value and assistance to the other members of the group…in other words…think of other members in the group first. One way we can each do that is to ask the question, “How can I add value to other members?”
This is not the common method of working with others in this world by any stretch of the imagination. I am consistently reminded in many ways that we will only walk on this earth one time and whatever good we can do to help others is what the real meaning of life is. To be able to really grasp this idea and “pay it forward” or pass it on, I wanted each of you to be able to visit a website that I believe will add value to your life so that you can add value to others. Please visit: www.thegogiver.com. That was my silver lining…I hope it can be yours today too.
If you visit that website, you can easily just register your first name and email address and you can download the first chapter of the book. The book is a novel and is an easy quick read, but it is packed with a lot of meaning and ideas on how we can help others by adding value to their lives. You can purchase the book on-line at that same website from several different bookstores.
I love what Zig Ziglar always says: “If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere.”
He also says: “You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
If you would like to read more quotes from Zig, please visit: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/z/zig_ziglar.html.
Be a GO-GIVER!