Service Serves You Back

One of the things I've learned as a motivational speaker and as a person, is the power of serving others. Serving others is its own reward. No faster way to take your mind off your troubles, than to focus on someone else's. While it's not always fun to give away stuff for free, or spend time helping someone else when you really need to be working on your own stuff – I still say that it pays off.  And you don't do it so that it will. You just do it because you can. And you never know when that person you help will turn out to be someone who helps you right back. This happened to me recently. I was helping yet another person who wants to be a motivational speaker. (Apparently there is one born every minute.) And while I may be tired or grumpy, or just not in the mood, I remember all those people who came along when I needed them. So, yes, I owe it to the universe. Turns out someone I helped turned out to be someone who is now calling me for business. Now how cool is that? Proving my point that you NEVER know when the person you are serving may turn out to be the one serving you. And you never know when that person you are helping will turn out to be your customer. You never know who is in your audience. So it pays to be nice. And it pays to serve. It's the gift that keeps on giving.


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  1. "And you don't do it so that it will. You just do it because you can. " No truer words were spoken. Plus, you get to walk away with the Helper's High – that incredible feeling inside that only comes from serving. Again, not why you do it, but a beautiful reward. Two nights ago in Corpus Christi I offered to speak to the YWCA pre-teens while in town and those little girls gave me more than I'm certain I was able to give them. You have always been generous, kind and giving Kelly. It's no wonder you continue to have such incredible success. Again,not why you do it. Just how it works.

  2. Yes yes yes!  And Kelly, before I was a motivational speaker, I was a professional stage actress and used to play a trick on myself.  We often did 8 shows a week, for 8 to 16 weeks – of the SAME SHOW!!  Oh how easy it would be after the 50th show to start "phoning it in."    I used to keep my performance alive and fun and just like I was doing it for the first time – by doing what you suggested!  I pretended like there was a famous Hollywood producer in the audience every night.  Accordingly I would give it 1000%!  

    So you when you say "you never know who is in your audience" – you can use that in many ways!

  3. Very sage advice for sure.  And, I love Colette's 'Helper's High'!  I've never heard of that before and I love it.  You never, ever know, so why not just make it a point to be nice and give it your all, no matter what?  Love it!


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