“Are you serious” is what I asked my husband at 10:00 pm last night after a long day at the Detroit Spark and Hustle. My jaw dropped, my heart broke open to the families that lost their most precious loved ones and were searching for their kids last night in Oklahoma. I can’t imagine.
I think many of us can agree, as members of the vast human race we get emotional when others are suffering. I’m no trauma or grief counselor but for myself and perhaps many of you, it seems that we go through a stage of 3 waves of reaction that I’m sharing with you today. I find it’s very useful to be able to know and recognize these waves of reaction because ultimately it can help us as individuals and entrepreneurs find a cause we’re passionate about making a difference in and take action.
How to find your do good crowd so your biz can change the world – even if you’re feeling Clueless like Cher
When it comes to building philanthropy into your business model are you just as Clueless as the teens from the 90′s hit movie?
Are all of the new titles and types of giving leading you to want to throw up the big W and just say whatever! Well hang tight with me for today’s article and I’ll not only clear up for you just what types of giving back there is, I’ll also hopefully make it clear for you which ” crowd” (although none is more or less popular, this isn’t high school after all) is best for you and your business with where you’re at today.
This is the kind of thing that will keep you satisfied, standing out from the crowd and bringing change for years to come.
But once you know how to give in a way that makes sense for your business, you’ll be able to make the world a better place and get more fans, fun and fulfillment while doing it.
First let me break down the different “crowds” of entrepreneurs and businesses doing good and how they’re doing it.
What’s the secret to success in business?
Adam Grant, an Ivy League Professor released a new book in April called Give and Take.
In Give and Take, he reveals what his decade of cutting edge research proves…why some people rise to the very top of the success ladder and why others never make it not matter how hard they try.
He discusses how in life and in business we either operate as givers, takers or matchers and each style has a powerful impact on our success.
(Which means you should figure out your style and try to be more of a giver…succeeding is a goal of yours, right?!)
After being featured on the TODAY Show, The New York Times and recognized as one of Business Weeks favorite Professors he’s now a guest on Doing Good Business FM Podcast.