Paul's Blog: Sometimes But Not Always
… does something unexpected.
… gives you a compliment.
… lets you skip a few places in line.
… tells you how you matter.
… visits you when you are sick.
… offers to help with a work project.
… smiles at your really bad jokes.
… spends time with you just because.
… Buys your tea or coffee.
… Changes your flat tire.
… Writes a positive affirming note to you.
… puts change in your parking meter.
… Shovels snow for a neighbour.
Why in the world would they? What do they get from these random acts?
Certainly not money.
Not status either.
Most of the time they don’t want anything except the privilege of helping someone out.
And the thing is, it hardly takes any extra time, and the reward is so much greater than you would ever believe.
Do you want to make a difference in your career, your family, your neighbourhood or your town? You don’t necessarily need to join any community groups, although some of them are excellent, and they could use your help, you need only to see a need and fill it. Be unpredictable in your giving and do something random every day and before long it will catch on. Just don’t quit because someone doesn’t appreciate what you do. You don’t know their circumstances. They may not appreciate it right now, but if it’s done for the right reason and with the right enthusiasm, it will stick with them and they will think about it, and sometimes, but not always, they will return the act with someone else. And even if they don’t, it should never influence you either way: You’re doing this because you’ve chosen to, not because you had to.
Be a catalyst. Make a difference.
Make an Impact.
My vision is quite simple: to make an impact on the lives of the people who have been entrusted to me: You (for reading this article), my family and my clients.
I coach people. Direct, practical, innovative, meaningful.
I coach for excellence.
I love what I do... and so do my clients.
Over the years I've noticed that business coaching that was supposed to make us stronger actually took away our confidence and made us doubt ourselves. Confidence and people skills aren't developed just by measuring and planning everything, they grow through doing and learning from experience and by taking risks. People want to make a difference. Build teams. Be better understood. Live more confidently.
I founded IBC Impact Business Communication Inc. to create a world where business people communicate and act with confidence to create better worlds for themselves. Worlds where they feel powerful and free to express themselves. Worlds where something as simple as conversation creates energy, understanding and impact. Worlds so exquisite, I couldn't imagine doing anything else.
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