I was at a business conference in Arizona this past week and we talked a lot about “perspective”. In fact, one of the speakers told her story about how she has enjoyed wild success by simply trying to deliver one thing…”happiness”. Her bars and restaurants have no menu’s as she tries to create an atmosphere where the clients must interact more with her staff. Again, her staff is asked to deliver one thing…”happiness”. She said people are becoming more and more isolated and in turn more and more grouchy. She also says, you never know what type of day someone is having. As an owner of a business and as an individual in life, we all have a chance each and every day to make a difference and impact someones life in a positive manner. Most people however choses to simply think about themselves and dwell on their own problems. They want to believe they are not selfish individuals, but are actually the epitome of a true hypocrite. In fact, many psychologist argue one of the worst things we do in life is lying to ourself. It launches a self-fulfilling prophecy that is extremely difficult to unwind. The path to truth, simplicity, and happiness is easy but it has to start with honesty towards yourself. I challenge everyone to think deeply about your balance and being. Are you lying to yourself about not being a selfish person? How many people are you delivering happiness to each day? I did some self evaluation and reflection of my own this past week and didn’t really like what I saw. In my mind, I was justifying helping others by donating money or offering someone employment. Not that these aren’t good deeds or a way of helping, but they are an easy and convenient path. I can certainly do more… I think this short video does a good job of explaining how easy it is to lose perspective and become overly self-centered. It’s almost an anomaly these days to come across someone delivering happiness and focusing on helping others. I hope this video makes you stop and think about your business and your personal life! …


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