Recently, Marilyn and I were asked to help a young lady in need of a job. We contacted a friend that we know in community and a meeting was scheduled. Four days later, the young lady was working her first training shift.
It took about 30 minutes and a little effort and know-how. The outcome, potentially, could be life changing for the person on the receiving end; an opportunity for much needed income, personal growth and long-term success.
To make this happen, we followed a very simple formula. We put an intention out to the world, we offered of ourselves and we took action when opportunity arose.
Marilyn and I have made a conscious effort to become more involved in helping others in community. We are leveraging our contacts in community, utilizing our cognitive surplus and expressing our genuine care for the people around us. We’ve even begun to enroll our friends in hopes of creating a network of community minded, community active, individuals who want to be involved.
There is no greater time than now, for all of us to take action in our lives. Whether it’s helping others or helping one’s self. Now is the time to step out of our mind busy state and look around to see where and when we can make a difference.
When we step out of ourselves, we find opportunity for everyone.
Are you ready to step?