Here’s Why You Matter
I’m a motivational speaker. I’m supposed to know the right things to say and write. But I don’t. I don’t have the answers…. Except for one.
The single thing I KNOW to be true now more than ever is that the most important thing you can do is to help others. They are even more overwhelmed than you are. They are even more upset than you are. They need somebody to care for them, to encourage them, and to love them.
And you’re good at helping others.
And best of all, as I teach in my keynotes, helping others is selfish. Sure your positivity helps them, and that’s important. But the very act of serving helps YOU even more. It increases your sense of meaningfulness and purpose, and that leads to a bump in your scientific level of happiness.
So make that encouraging call. Be a listener. Be a source for positivity. Because you have time. Because they need you. And because you need to be useful.
What’s the Bottom Line?
Next time you read about how others are creating amazing new programs, books, curriculums, learning new languages, mastering French cuisine, and doing 1,000 push ups a day, feel free to call Bull. Productivity is not the most important thing during this zombie apocalypse.**
The most important thing you can do is to stay safe, stay sane, heal, and be a leader in helping others.
You’ve got this. I believe in you.
* Yeah it’s an oversimplification…but you can forgive me, right?
** I did, however, fall in love with Mexico and Mexicans, and learned how to make an awesome Michelada.
*** I still have a few copies of HUMOR COLLEGE in the basement. Hit me up and I’ll make you a deal!
**To be fair I haven’t seen an actual zombie yet. But looking for them gives me something to do.