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Helping People, Giving Back

18 August 2021

To Our Valued Clients and Friends:

At the most basic level, I think I was put on this earth to help people. That’s my bread and butter; it’s how I’ve built my business. Helping you achieve your personal, individual, and business goals through empathetic listening, understanding, and then applying my expertise and experience to assist you. I love devising solutions tailored to your individual needs and then assisting you in implementing those ideas to help you along your unique journey.

Empathy’s a funny thing, though. The more you exercise it, the stronger it grows. Like a muscle. And one day, I found I had a lot more of it than I’d had before, and it wanted me to do more with it than I had been.

I’ve found that it’s a great thing for me – and this is a personal story, not necessarily applicable to all – to give back, to help those who can’t pay me for my help. It’s a tremendous gift – as much or more to myself as to the recipient.

I forget, sometimes, that the word charity means love, the sort of love that doesn’t seek benefit for oneself, but only for the loved one. When we love without expecting anything back, we allow ourselves to authentically be, and we invite vulnerability to strongly take its place both alongside of us and within us.

So, I try to do kind things for people who can’t repay the favor. Maybe I’ll help out someone I see counting pennies on the grocery checkout line. Spend time caring for an aging relative, or just listening to someone as they explain what they are struggling with currently.

These acts just make me feel good. Charity is a mutual grace – your good action and goodwill are your grace, the recipients’ gratitude theirs.

I give because it helps others and because it provides me a happier day each time I do it.

Meaning that charity can be performed for both unselfish and selfish reasons at the same time.

Maybe there’s a reason it works out that way.

I do try to set clear boundaries, though, and not do business profit work for free or charity work for a profit.

What are your thoughts on helping others?

Please click here to email me directly – I’d love to know what you think.

Until next Wednesday –

Peace,

Eric

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