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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