A Little Used Secret Spirituality Information

A Little Used Secret Spirituality Information



Sometimes,​ the​ simplest things are the​ most profound. Many times,​ the​ most obvious things are often ignored. a​ good percentage of​ the​ time the​ most common sense principles are the​ ones most disregarded. Perhaps,​ it's because we are so intent on​ making a​ living that we forget about making a​ life.

One of​ the​ most forgotten principles for personal success is​ a​ word ignored by almost everyone--Goodwill. it​ is​ a​ principle so underused,​ yet so powerful,​ that it​ could take us to​ the​ heights of​ success. it​ remains underused because people overlook the​ disarming power disguised in​ subtle terms such as​ compassion,​ kindness,​ empathy,​ unselfishness and caring.

In marketing classes in​ MBA school,​ we learned many useful things about advertising strategy,​ marketing to​ consumers,​ studying statistics of​ a​ sales campaign and getting the​ order. to​ this day,​ I use the​ tools of​ the​ trade to​ help me in​ my business. But one thing that hardly anyone touched upon was the​ concept of​ "Goodwill."

Goodwill is​ not just a​ number on​ the​ accountant's balance sheet,​ but is​ an​ invisible,​ little-used tool that all of​ us have at​ our disposal. Let me explain. Most of​ us could help solve someone else's problems,​ either with a​ telephone call,​ an​ introduction or​ referral,​ a​ signature or​ other obvious means. But we refuse to​ do it. Why? I'll tell you​ why. Because we feel there's nothing in​ it​ for us! or​ we are afraid to​ get involved.

Let me tell you​ a​ true story. it​ was many years ago. a​ young woman walked into my assistant's office. She was looking for a​ job,​ but we had none to​ offer. Just the​ week before,​ all job vacancies had been filled. at​ the​ request of​ my assistant,​ I spoke with the​ young woman. She only wanted to​ work for the​ summer and then would complete her last semester of​ graduate school and return home to​ her country. She had been looking for a​ summer job for almost four weeks. No one wanted to​ hire her and train her to​ work for such a​ short period of​ time.

I remembered my days as​ a​ graduate student and felt her anxiety. Although there was no sound business reason to​ do so,​ I told my assistant to​ create a​ job for her. Afterall,​ she needed help and it​ felt good to​ help someone without figuring what was in​ it​ for me. I hardly saw her until the​ last day when she came into my office to​ say goodbye. She thanked me again for the​ job and handed me a​ business card.

"This is​ my father's card,​" she said,​ "If you​ ever visit my country,​ call my dad,​ he'd be very happy to​ meet you. I've told him all about how kind you​ and your employees were to​ me. in​ my country,​ my dad is​ a​ member of​ Parlianment and an​ important man."

And that's how I ended up having lunch with the​ mayor of​ Nairobi,​ dinner with the​ Vice President of​ Kenya and making business alliances that brought my company profits hundreds of​ times greater than the​ salary we had paid for summer help.

On top of​ that,​ I enjoyed going on​ photo safari to​ the​ Serengeti Plains of​ East Africa,​ walking along the​ beaches of​ Mombassa and sipping Pimms#3 at​ the​ Mount Kenya Safari Club,​ while enjoying the​ fantastic view of​ the​ snow-covered summit of​ Mount Kenya. Even the​ Kikuyu dancers reminded me of​ exciting adventures in​ foreign climes.

This is​ not an​ isolated case. It's just one of​ the​ more obvious ones. you​ never can tell who will lead you​ to​ that next contact,​ that profitable contract or​ the​ added financing you​ were looking for. it​ is​ important that we treat everyone with dignity and respect. REMEMBER: Business does not do business with other businesses. People do business with people.

The Internet is​ not about computers,​ technology or​ even marketing. That would be like saying cars are about the​ internal combustion engine and the​ laws of​ thermodynamics. the​ Internet is​ about people and communications. if​ we communicate with honesty and feelings,​ we'd find that most others respond in​ kind. So whenever the​ opportunity arises,​ do something for someone else who is​ powerless to​ do it​ alone. Don't worry about what you​ are going to​ get out of​ it. the​ Universe has a​ way of​ repaying in​ ways far too strange to​ understand. Earn "goodwill" and you'll prosper beyond belief.




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