Make the World Better, Good for you and Good for Business

Business“To Try to make the world in some way better than you found it is to have a noble motive in life.”  –  Andrew Carnegie

If this quote resonates with you, is there some way in your business, or in your free time, that you might be able to incorporate something toward meeting this interest?

This might be by volunteering to work with an organization which is aligned with your views and works toward these types of causes. At another level you might be the one to create a group which conducts the work you feel needs to be done.

For example, you might seek out a group which is leading the way toward green initiatives in your region. Everything from solar heating systems to green building materials. Typically there are events, gatherings and networking of these folks and certainly they would welcome another volunteer.

If you are a part of a larger company or organization would you be able to create a better and deeper recycling program within the organization locally and out into the other office locations. Potentially discuss with the purchasing department the cost of buying recycled coffee cups and other paper goods.

On a completely different approach, which is to mentor and guide under privileged youth. Is it possible to either set up groups of people to match up on both sides or to at least become one of the mentors for a young person?

For example, if you are part of a larger organization you might coordinate initiatives throughout the community where a day is spent on a regular basis with mentors and groups of young people who are in need of quality mentors.

These suggestions are by no means the be all and end all. These are suggestions to get the conversation started. Rattle the cage of the summer mind back in tune with, Yes, Big Picture Now – Your Vision, Purpose, and Goals.

You have thought up some big ideas and some big plans for yourself at some point haven’t you? Where have these been hiding? It is time to break these out.

One further thought on this concept. It is not the reason to do any of these items, however, since you will be doing something. Utilize the marketing tools available and let people know what you are doing and why you are doing it. It is important. It is not a self serving attitude to beat the drum. It is actually a wise way to conduct oneself. You just never know who will read about it or hear about it and then what transpires from this contact.

Think of what interests you and how to leave your fingerprint on making something better than it was before you touched it.

Mitch Tublin is an advanced certified executive and personal coach who resides in Stamford, CT.

It’s Halloween – What Costume Do You Wear to Work?

Business SuccessYou would do just about anything to run a successful business, right? Whatever type of business you are in, would you wear a costume on Halloween? You might just stop here and comment right now below if you like. Then again you might wonder, “Where exactly is he going with this one?” Costumes? Halloween? Getting dressed up? For success in business? How about the rest of the time when it is not Halloween? Are you in costume then too?

Give people credit. They are able to tell if you are not being authentic in your business. If you are acting or creating a fantasy around yourself, it is not going to last for long. Think this does not apply to you? Let’s start big. Take a look at the list of top company CEO’s who have crashed and burned this last year. It is a lack of leadership on their part. It is more than that alone. They were carrying out the act of being capable of being the CEO of the company of the size and complexity, when in reality they were not the right person for the job.

Now let’s go smaller. How many of us know someone who owns and runs a small local business? Our specific interaction with them is more socially based or in and around volunteer work, possibly in sports with their kids. Then, one day, you come into their place of business and they are a different person there. You watch as they are ordering around the staff or screaming into the phone. It is as if they were two different people.

Now you have formed a new view regarding what you think and feel about this person based upon the new information you are processing. You wonder why they are not behaving the same way as you have seen so many times before during the volunteer work. You may even call into question which person is the real person? Is the person you know from the volunteer activities the act and the work personality the authentic person?

When we look at these two extreme examples, by the business size, we should note there is a single common thread. The lack of being the authentic person that you are, with honesty and values, will lead to a bad ending. In order to achieve consistent success in business and results to build further success upon, we must be who we are and work to do this if we find it difficult to achieve.

Contact Mitch Tublin today – info@easysmallbusinesssolutions.com or call 877-907-8223.