Monthly Archives: October 2013

Invest in People

Teachers invest in people.  They help you learn to study, give you knowledge, impress on you the reasons and importance of why you need to study, they help you achieve goals, they make effort to help you learn.

Doctors invest in people.  They help you stay healthy, help you understand your body, they give you medicine to make you better, they monitor your progress, they want you to grow and enjoy life.

But teachers and doctors are not the only ones who can invest in people.  Each of us can.  Each of us have the same opportunity and ability to invest in others.  But do we?

I received communication from a client a few weeks ago via email after I had shared a blog that I thought the client would be interested in following:

Thank you so much for continuing to invest in me…. I rarely if ever see that!!! and I love it :) Please continue passing along things that you think can help me grow…

What does it take to invest in someone?

I believe it starts with a foundation of common interest about them and their lives.  It takes paying attention to what they are interested in or want to grow in.  It takes sharing and giving.  It takes courage.  It takes time.  It takes an honest attempt to help.  It takes being willing to give and not get anything in return.  It takes wanting them to succeed above all else.  Even before you succeed.

Does it take much?  No, it really doesn’t, but most people focus so much on what they get they don’t give.  They don’t focus on helping others succeed.  They don’t spend time knowing how to learn to grow others, time learning to learn them, time to give.  They don’t invest.  Even in the small things.

May I encourage you today, spend a little bit of time and invest in those around you!

Quotes

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than. – Jim Rohn

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Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. – John D. Rockefeller

creating video content

Today we are working with Jordan Productions on video content for the business.  This is a project I have been anxious to do for some time and can’t believe we are finally working on it!  The picture above is taken in the living room at my house by Evie, an assistant to Jordan, during theContinue Reading

Quotes

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

Why Don’t You Comment on My Blog?

Last week we discussed why I comment on blogs.  Today we will discuss reasons why people don’t comment on blogs. Words.  They feel they have no words to share.  Largely because their voice has never mattered. They don’t feel it will now either. Impression.  They are more concerned about what impression people will have aboutContinue Reading

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It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. – Harry Truman

Do You Comment on Blogs?

I am an avid follower of about 20 blogs, via email.  They vary in topics from personal life stuff, business topics relating to my industry, entrepreneurship, hobbies, spiritual, and minimalistic simplification blogs that inspire me. I like to receive the blogs I follow via email because if a post is a good one, I canContinue Reading

Why do you Blog?

When people learn you blog, usually their first question is, why? Is everyone a blogger? No, anymore than everyone is a doctor, a lawyer, a CPA, or any other vocation.  We all our different individuals with our own flair. Are there bloggers out there that don’t know they are?  For sure.  I didn’t know IContinue Reading