In the past we have discussed the principles of karma. Karma means that for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first.
Furthermore, the second event will be pleasant or unpleasant depending on those aspects of the first. In other words, if the first event is positive, so will the second one be. If the first one is not positive, so will the second one be.
Put in common business talk, this means that if you do something nice for someone, someone will do something nice for you. The return act may not be an act of the person you helped, but it may be an act of someone totally disconnected from either you or the person that you helped.
In other words, if you do something nice for someone else, you will receive something good in return. On the flip side, if you fail to act in a positive manner, you will not receive a positive return act. Your negative acts will result in negative acts received by you.
From “out of the blue” something happens to you that is very good, making you feel so good, validating your actions toward others. Maybe someone invites you to a new networking group, maybe someone refers new business to you, maybe you get an invitation to lunch; it can be anything.
Perhaps these things that come to you, good or bad, are the result of your marketing towards others; perhaps these things that come to you are the result of singular, spontaneous acts that you perform towards others. It does not matter if these actions by you are part of your grand plan or just your normal way of operation; they all result in return acts towards you.
Do these resulting actions come from the people that you directly impact? I repeat, not necessarily so; they can come in round about trails of varying lengths. You may or may not receive these actions from the people that you directly impacted. We have discussed often that the resulting actions may come from those that you “touch” directly or may come “out of the blue” from someone not even close to involvement.
As we move through this holiday season, let us all look for opportunities to engage in better behavior towards others, not because it may result in something good for us in return, but because it is the right thing to do. In addition, it will make you feel better, in your mind and in your heart. But do not confine this behavior to the holiday season. Let it be your standard mode of operation, toward everyone, at anytime.
I always look forward to your calls or emails with your thoughts. Have a great year end and get off to a positive, safe, and great start in the coming year. If you ever want to chat about anything, email me at Jim@SOC4Now.com, or even better, call me at 360-314-8691. I answer my phone, and return voice and emails.