Those who “give?? get and those who “take?? get taken away.
Good Morning MOJO,
There are two types of people in the world. There are the “Givers”…those people who are always going out of their way to help others…lend a hand…give a positive comment…make you feel good…encourage you. Then there are the “Takers”…those people always trying to work the angles to benefit themselves…are in it for Numero Uno…have their hand out looking for someone to give them something…giving a sarcastic comment…tearing you down…sucking the energy from you. Which one are you?
Here is the interesting thing. Those who “give” get and those who “take” get taken away. It is a universal law of life that we all need to understand if we ever want to accomplish our goals personally or professionally. On the surface it is so hard to get our heads around and comprehend. It is like saying if you want to go faster, take your foot off the gas. However, everything in life works that way. If we want to accomplish our goals, we have to help others accomplish theirs, but don’t do it for selfish reasons…don’t do it because it is going to help us accomplish our goals. We have to be genuinely connected with them and their goal and helping them accomplish it. If you want to get fit and healthy, help others get fit and healthy…if you want to become closer to God, help others get closer to God…if you want to make more money, help other make more money…you want to improve your business, help others improve their business.
So, why is that? I think it subconsciously helps us have integrity and accountability with what we need to do to accomplish our goals. We can’t genuinely advise and help someone to do one thing, then do something completely different. The best way to help someone is to show them how, not tell them…that’s called Leadership…it is called Servant Leadership. Someone once told me that if you want to know what your kids are going to be like when they grow up, it is not going to be what you say…look in the mirror and stare into the eyes of the person you see. That is what your kids are going to be like. You can’t ask someone whether it is your kids, your friends, your colleagues, etc. to get up early…workout…eat right…spend quality time with your family…invest…be focused, accountable and discipline at work. Then go about your day getting up late…never working out…eat like crap, never spending quality time with your family…spend every penny you make and be a lazy ass at work.
It is like writing Monday Morning MOJO. People are always telling me how much they love getting it every Monday morning. I have thousands of people signed up from coast to coast who receive it every Monday morning…and by the time it gets forwarded on to other peoples distribution lists, who knows it may be reaching ten of thousands. The interesting thing is that the person who gets the most out of MOJO is me…because I have to take the time and write it…it burns it into me. Then I have to have integrity with what I write. I can’t say go for it and have a great life, then sit on my ass and watch life pass me by.
Make it a week of MOJO!!!!!