“We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.” -Earl Nightingale

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Are you thinking BIG this morning?  Are you stretching yourself?  Are you growing?  The answer should be a resounding YES!!  Remember, knowledge is power only when combined with ACTION.   

Make Your Attitude Your Allies.  To grow, grow the attitude of “Service First.”  It is perfectly natural, desirable and necessary to make money in our capitalistic society.  Love makes the world go around but MONEY pays for the trip.  The person saying money is not important, according to T. Harv Eker, “Is BROKE.”

People who decide on a life of poverty or living check to check are like the youngster who feels he can’t make A’s in school or make the football team, so he pretends he doesn’t want to make A’s or play football. 

 Every wealthy person knows the importance of money.  It’s money that builds churches, hospitals and schools.  It’s money that pays the mortgage or rent, puts food on the table and makes a vacation memorable or miserable.

Once you realize money in itself is not evil but a great ally for doing good, you have to know not only how to get it but how to get more of it.  Adopt a “Service First Attitude” to reap a bountiful harvest of money.  Most people have a “Money First Attitude.”  Their focus is solely on making money.  We can’t lose sight that money is only harvested where seed was first planted.  And the seed of money is SERVICE. 

 If you goal to grow your business is just engaging more people so you can make some money, you have the wrong focus and you will not have much success.  You have to be willing to serve your prospects to add to their vision which will increase their performance and provide a “money crop” beyond belief.

Most of us have only seen money come from our own efforts.  The magic of “Service First” is that the seed of service we plant today will grow exponentially into a harvest that’s a thousand times more than our individual personal efforts.  

Don’t get preoccupied with why you need more money.  Become preoccupied with better ways to serve and the money will come.  The waitress who concentrates on giving the best possible service need not worry about tips; they’ll come.  But her counterpart who overlooks the empty cups because the customer “doesn’t look like a good tipper” won’t find many rewards at the end of the day.

Don’t “prejudge” the people you meet based on what you “think” they can provide for you.  Have an attitude of “Service First” and let the chips fall where they may.

Finally, here’s a simple yet powerful rule that will help you to develop the “Service First Attitude”:  Always give people more than they expect to get.  Every little extra thing you do for others is a money seed.  Find new, creative, inventive ways to reach out and help.  

Spend some time today day answering this question: “How can I give more than is expected of me?”

 

And so life goes…on and on

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  1. Ted Reece

    Great article my love!!

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