"At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better, it’s about what you’ve given back."
At the end of the day it is easy to focus on all the items you checked off on your “To Do” list. It is easy to focus on the number of sales, how much you made in tips, the accolades you received, the great reviews on your presentation, the number of likes on your blog post, the number of friends you have on Facebook, or the number of connections you have on LinkedIn.
Those are nice, but they are all about you.
What did you do to be of service to others? What did you do to positively impact the life of someone else? Who did you mentor today? Who did you invest your time and energy in today? What did you do to be of service to others today?
On September 30 my oldest son Jesse ran the fourth Carnival Cocktails for Cancer event. The one night event features 25 bars and restaurants who create carnival themed food and cocktails. My youngest son Cody was one of the restauranteurs who participated with all three of his restaurants taking part in the event. They also have raffles and silent auction items, all of which are donated by individuals and companies who want to help make a difference.
The restaurants and bars who are part of this event donate their time, energy and supplies. They take the preparation, the food and drinks seriously. They don’t take themselves too seriously. They dress up for the event and have a fun night in service to a great cause. They do not make any money and may never see any boost to their business as a result of participating. They all do it because they want to be of service and support a great cause. They do it to help advance cancer research. They do it to be of service to people they will never meet.
In the four years the event has given approximately $250,000.00 to cancer research.
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest that you reap, but by the seeds that you plant”
Robert Louis Stevenson
Accomplishments, accolades, sales, likes, and retweets are all good. Just be cautious of becoming so focused on the harvest that you reap (what’s in it for me) that you forget about planting seeds (what are you doing for others).
What’s Important Now? Plant seeds. Nourish those seeds. Be of service. Help others to grow.
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