Attract the Right Job or Clientele:  To Be Fully Motivated Work to Inspire Others

 Have you considered how your expertise may help an individual, a special group or an entire community? Sometimes what holds us back is the lack of confidence that our insights are truly needed. The fact remains that no one fully possesses our knowledge or our unique delivery style. There is an audience who may benefit from the better insights we each hold.

The reward in work is bringing your passion to communities who then find the inspiration to succeed.

My Story

Simple notes of thanks have proved to be the most rewarding aspect of my work. It may come in the form of a short tweet or a nice handwritten note. I find any form of appreciation as highly motivating to continue learning and experimenting. They inspire the creation of new products and services.

What makes this so intriguing for me, is that I come from the corporate sales arena where earning the prized trip or huge bonus was originally of prime concern. In that frame of mind, I was very happy with my results. But later, as an entrepreneur, my mindset completely changed.  It became highly rewarding to know I helped many to advance either their career or help move their business forward.



In the United States, we are celebrating the work and wisdom of Martin Luther King, Jr. of years ago. His words hold true today. Found on the Brainy Quotes website, was his statement “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others’?” 

Your Story

Take time to recall many of the questions asked of you concerning your expertise. Consider the following:

  • Is there a common theme to these?
  • Did a particular question intrigue you enough to learn why it was asked?
  • Do your answers to the above two questions lead you to considering new ideas for benefitting a community?
  • How will applying your insights to the community advance your work?

As you take all of this in and capture the notes, you may very well recognize how you may develop new services or advance your career. Begin formulating a plan to help others and how to get the service known. Next, decide how you will get your information across. Third, create new products or services related to the community project for a more robust effort.

While this sounds like a lot of work for freely giving insights away, the reward is enormous. The bonus may be that the effort will lead you to companies that will also see benefit in working with you. You may also find a new revenue stream in the form of sponsors.

When you work with the idea of community, and that anything IS possible, that is when you are very likely to find the Smooth Sale!

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