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How Giving Can Boost Your Bottom Line
There is a beautiful little book I want to call your attention to this week, The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann. It's particularly pertinent for those of us in business, but the message will change your life around the practice of giving even if you aren't in business.
New to the world of self-employment two years ago, I really didn't know what to expect as I started my own business and became an entrepreneur. I just knew on a very deep level that I had a valuable service to provide and needed to bring it out to the world. I was flying on my passion! I thought I had to go out looking for business and find ways to outdo and outsmart my "competition". It was nerve-racking and exhausting and my business wasn't growing.
Last December I met a fabulous coach from New York City, Heather Dominick, who coaches only women entrepreneurs to market and grow their businesses. She introduced me to the idea of "giving instead of getting" and "being in service instead of selling". The truth was that I had no competition; all my perfect clients would be attracted to me because of my uniqueness. It was my responsibility to clarify and strengthen my message and get it out to the world.
Soon after I began the coaching program I started to let go of the fear of being edged out of the field by my so-called competitors. I got clear, adopted the attitude of being in service, and found ways I could give back to others; my business started to take off and my income doubled!
It all turned around when I decided to let goŚlet go of the fear of not having enough. This is a theme for so many in our society. As an organizer coach I know that "not having enough" occurs on both the physical and mental level. When we learn that the power lies in letting go of our "stuff" we are free to open to the abundance that is ours. Fear is the great blocker of what we rightly deserve. There is such freedom in knowing that there is more than enough to go around. So give and give and give, freely and joyfully, and it will automatically be returned to you. It is a Divine cycle; giving and receiving are one.
I hope you'll read the book. It will lift your spirits and open you to a whole new perspective on giving and receiving. Let me know what you think.
posted on: 8/14/2008 12:00:00 PM by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side
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Maggie McCauley, ACC, LICSW, The Effortless Organizing Coach, is the president of "A New View". She takes a holistic approach to organizing coaching her clients to create new habits that promote overall well-being, a sense of freedom and peace of mind.
My Favorite Books
- The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
- It's Hard To Make A Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul
- Organize With Confidence by Elizabeth Hagen
- The Secret Of Letting Go by Guy Finley
- Life Is Short--Wear Your Party Pants by Loretta La Roche
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin
- Loving What Is by Byron Katie
- Making A Change For Good by Cheri Huber
- "Happiness Now!" by Robert Holden, PhD.