Based on our experience, what comes around definitely goes around. I’m not just talking about the bad things people do, but all of the good deeds people do as well. You see, I truly believe that you get back all of the positive energy that you put out into the world.
Sometimes you have to give to receive, in both life and business:
Give to Your Community
If you want to grow as a business and a person, start by giving back to your community. In this day and age, few of us are truly connected to the area in which we live. Sure, we utilize the services around us and have familiarity with our surroundings, but how many of us are engaged in our neighborhood?
Find ways to give back. Volunteer, meet your neighbors or get involved civically. You’ll be amazed at how much more connected you will feel like part of the fabric of the community versus just an area resident with no link to the lives around you.
Give to Your Clients
As a small business owner, be giving to your customers. I’m not talking about sending gifts but giving them your highest effort. Don’t lose the passion for what you do. Put your heart into it and let your clients see what makes your work special.
Go that extra mile and provide top-notch customer service at all times. By going above and beyond you’ll not only earn loyal customers but soon from good word-of-mouth, you’ll be enjoying warm referrals contacting you asking how they, too, can benefit from your particular brand of entrepreneurial magic.
Give to Yourself
Most important of all, don’t forget to give to yourself. One of the reasons you probably went into business for yourself is so you could go out and do the things you wanted to do. So give yourself the time to go out and do them!
Often we get so busy working on our business that we forget to take downtime to recharge. However, the opposite of what you may think is true. You get more done by closing your laptop and stepping away for awhile. You’ll be amazed at how taking just a little bit of “me” time will rejuvenate you and get your creative juices going.
By having a giving nature, you will receive an abundance of kindness in return. Whether it’s involvement in your community, solving a difficult problem for a client, or investing in yourself, positive energy will create even more positive energy. So go out there and give!