May 5th, 2014
Life Enrichment: Giving Back
During the last few months I have been writing about Life Enrichment which is a descriptor for the general message of my Keynote programs; Gourmet Living: Building a Menu for your life. This week, as I am flying to San Diego, I reflected on the “Giving Back” portion of Life Enrichment.
There were three reasons this topic stuck out, one, I am in the middle of cleansing an un-used laptop and I will be shipping it to a person I have known for over 14 yrs. At 25 she is struggling, but has found a quality part-time job, begun to set goals, is raising a 5 year daughter alone and building her life. Recently we have helped her buy a car and now hopefully a laptop that she can use to improve her education, and connect to the world.
Second, this past weekend, my wife and I opened out home for a local Woman’s Association that ran a “home tour”, where a multitude of people toured various homes in our community to raise money for a variety of local charities. We spent money to obviously make the home shine, but the local “Ladies Association” will raise close to $10,000 on that event alone!
And third, the last the last two weekends, I played (poorly) in fund raiser Golf tournaments, and this next weekend there will be a third fund raiser tournament. The first was for the Art’s, the second for the local volunteer Fire dept. and next weekend, for the golf course itself.
I am certainly not bragging or using this blog to promote what Ken Thoreson does, I have been blessed in many ways, but I feel it is important to help others-in whatever way you can. In our community people volunteer thousands of hours a year-in many small ways to improve the quality of life locally and nationally.
The outcome: as you improve the quality of other’s lives, your life will become enriched and you will become a better person and more fulfilled.
My challenge this week is; what can you do or are doing, even in a small way to improve our world? Let me know your actions and recommendations. Give back!
Ken Thoreson “operationalizes” sales management systems and processes that pull revenue out of the doldrums into the fresh zone. During the past 14 years, our consulting, advisory, and platform services have illuminated, motivated, and rejuvenated the sales efforts for partners throughout North America.
His latest book is: Leading High Performance Sales Teams, Ken’s 5th book designed for New Sales Managers will be published this summer.
Ken provides Keynotes, consulting services and products designed to improve business performance.
Ken@AcumenMgmt.com www.AcumenManagement.com Blog: www.YourSalesManagementGuru.com