“If you think you are too small to make a difference,
try sleeping with a mosquito.”
On my recent trip to Australia I met the paramedic, Gary Hyland, who saved my life 30 years ago. As I lay on the side of the road fatally injured and barely clinging to life, he was determined that I wasn’t going to die on his watch. As you can see in the TV segment below, it was an emotional day for both of us – and one neither of us will ever forget.
Yahoo7 - Sunrise - Australia
From our meeting I’m reminded to never underestimate the strength of your influence on others. At the moment when I was not strong enough to fight for myself, Gary fought for me. He was able to transfer his own will to live directly to me in my moment of dire need.
While it doesn’t have to be a life or death experience, you have the ability to strengthen those around you who are going through challenges. Watch for opportunities to help others who are feeling overwhelmed by:
Providing your expertise and help to a coworker on a tough work project.
Sharing your department’s resources with members of other work teams.
Remaining consistently positive and upbeat in your actions and conversations.
Listening and being truly interested in what others are trying to achieve.
Volunteering your time to help a friend or coworker. It could as simple as helping them clean out a closet, move over a weekend or driving them somewhere when their car is in the shop.
By helping others you’ll build up your own strength and resilience.
Helping others is at the core of a new movie project that I'm involved with called Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy. This full length docudrama is based on Napoleon Hill's book Think and Grow Rich and involves other influential people such as Bob Proctor, Rob Dyrdek, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Storey, Lewis Howes, and Grant Cardone. I'm excited to share more about this in the future!
Wishing you blue skies and tailwinds always,
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