Do you believe in God?
Yup, I just went THERE. Inside Voice: Jenn, you are NEVER to talk about religion or politics…what are you doing?! It's true, I have friends I don’t even ask this question to. So why on earth am I asking all of you if you believe in God?
Honestly, I don’t need to know as it’s none of my business. I just want you to ask yourself this question. And feel free to replace God with ‘a higher power’ or ‘the power of the universe’.
If I’m bold enough to be asking you, I might as well answer it myself.
Yes, I believe in God and I also believe in the power of the universe. I won’t bother you with the details as my beliefs expand and evolve daily.
I want to talk about how this translates into my business specifically and how it can translate into yours, whether you own your own company or work for one.
Make no mistake, I’m in business to put food on our table, a roof over our heads and all of that. I expect to exchange a service for money. But…I believe that the more positive energy I put out into the world, the more I’ll receive in return and the more grateful and blessed I’ll feel.
I’m not interested in a simple transaction. I live to deliver value and build relationships.
I love on people’s social media posts and celebrate their wins.
I share other people’s content and recommend their businesses.
I offer to edit a colleague's blog post or review their resume.
I check in on past clients just to say, ‘hey, how are you?’
If I come across an article I think others will find value in, I share it.
And I expect nothing in return. It makes me feel good.
No, I’m not looking for a pat on the back. What I AM looking to do is share value.
When you adopt a service mindset, here’s what happens:
People love on your posts and celebrate your wins.
People recommend your business.
People offer you free help and advice.
People check in on you.
These may not even be the same people you served. Spoiler alert: Often times, they aren’t.
Heck, even if you don’t believe in God or the universe, you can simply believe that what goes around, comes around. Good ole’ karma.
If you’re not leading with a service mindset, why not?
...“I don’t have time to scroll social media.”
...“Free work doesn’t pay my bills.”
...“I have enough going on to worry about old clients.”
All valid of course.
But why not block off a few mins each week to GIVE a little of what makes you awesome at what you do?
Write a glowing Google review for a small business.
Make an introduction.
Compliment someone on your team for a job well done.
Invest 30 mins on helping someone solve a business problem.
It feels good, trust me. And it WILL come back to you in magical ways. Trust me.
Thank you for coming to my Jenn Talk…ha!
“There is no greater power in the Universe than the power of love. The feeling of love is the highest frequency you can emit. If you could wrap every thought in love, if you could love everything and everyone, your life would be transformed.”
Rhonda Byrne, author, The Secret