“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.
Quite often I get asked, “should I let my clients and customers know about how I’m doing good with my business?
The answer is undoubtedly YES! Customers want to know about you, your passions AND how you’re giving back and studies prove it! Recent studies show that 93% of customers want to know what businesses are doing to make our world a better place AND 80% of consumers would switch to a brand that supports a cause when price and quality are equal.
So if you’re doing good don’t be afraid to tell them, in fact you should be excited to tell them what working or buying from you does not only for them, but for the world. In turn you’ll create community, customer loyalty and better yet you’ll be making the world a better place.
You know that feeling that takes over you when you’re so nervous about saying yes to something but you know deep down inside it’s meant for you? You know, it’s a mixture of God, your inner cheerleader and you’re intuition screaming silently DO ITTTTT, what are you waiting FORRRRR?!?!!?
It happened to me when:
I got asked to marry (and married!)my husband after 10 days of dating
or when I went into labor knowing I was set on giving birth drug free
or when I decided to take on End Sex Trafficking Day while we were flat broke
and most recently when I said yes to speaking at TEDx in May!
It’s called courage and in my experience if you’re gonna leave a legacy in this world you’ve gotta have it.
AND I want to help you uncover it (because you already have it honey) and get to work using it to find your cause and get moving on building philanthropy into your business model.
It’s one part soul work, one part strategy and 100% love.
And if you haven’t heard by now (where have you been!?) I’m kicking off my first 2 day workshop (via phone) this Friday + Saturday.
- Is only 2 days so you won’t have a reason to put it off any longer.
- Is recorded so if you miss anything, you can listen to the call on your own time!
- Is Personalized! You’ll have me on the call, on fb and even get a personalized action plan emailed to you after our workshop!
- Is priced hundreds of dollars cheaper than a one on one session with me!
- For a limited time, I don’t know if I’ll ever offer it again and won’t be working one on one with anyone again until July!
So if you’re ready to stop imagining how you’ll leave a legacy and get to work on leaving one…Sign up here! You have until Wednesday night at 8pm EST to sign up!
P.S. Building a philanthropic project into my business is one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever committed to for my personal and business life which is why I’m so passionate about helping you do it too! Click here to join me!