Now more than ever it’s important to let people know what you need and to find ways to give others what they need. However, even in these trying times, in many ways, we get what we’re looking. I’m not talking about winning the lottery or marrying a movie star. I’m talking about what we think about, what we concentrate on and how we live our lives. The benefits of helping others.

Are you working from home? Or are you one of the many heroes working in healthcare, food service, delivery, or trucking? Ask yourself this. What would make your job easier and more efficient? Where could you use help? Think about that for a minute. We’ll come back to this question. But first, what can you do to make someone else’s job easier and more efficient?

Do You Believe in Karma?

Karma — what goes around comes around. Karma — we become what we believe, and what we focus on. How we see the world becomes our reality, and that reality is what we find. For example, if you buy a brand new blue model ABC car, you’ll often begin seeing new blue ABC cars all over the place. Weren’t they always there?

What You Believe is What You Will Find

If you believe the world is full of anger and hatred, that’s what you’ll find. And if you think the world is full of good and grace — you’ll find that as well. If in business, you think everyone is out for themselves, then they are, and if you think most people are pretty good and willing to help each other, that’s what you’ll often find. Like I said, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Where DO You Need Help?

Let’s go back to my first question. I’m surprised how many, when asked this question, don’t know or don’t share what they need. Be prepared by knowing what you need. Have the answer to what would make your job easier, more efficient, or more productive. Your needs will not always be met but you should know the answer.

It Starts With You

Karma — start by helping others. Believe in helping, focus on it, and it will find you. One way to get help is to give it.  It will not always be reciprocated, but it will be returned often enough to make it worthwhile. Besides, it’s a pretty darn fulfilling way to look at life. Who can you help today?

How Can I Help You?

I like to help people and organizations, but I have three criteria I consider before taking an assignment – I believe in what the organization stands for, I know I can help, and it looks like fun. If you have any questions, Contact Me. 

So, does your business have a management training plan? Because, if not, many organizations, large and small, use my book, The New Manager’s Workbook a crash course in effective management, as the basis for their leadership development program. Check it out.