Who have you served today..?

I’ve just been into my local bank to have a review and to discuss opening up accounts for my two children.

The service was incredible.

I bought a car recently.

The service was incredible.

I bought my wife some flowers for her birthday.

The service was incredible.

I popped in and saw the local wine merchant to buy a bottle of red wine.

The service was incredible.

I spoke to a book publisher this week.

The service was incredible.

I love great service.

I love being ‘seen’ and ‘heard’ by the person who has something I’m interested in.

No push.

No manipulative sales tactics from the latest book about ‘how to win sales and influence customers.’

No tricks.

No pressure.

No feeling of neediness or desperation from the person wanting to ‘get’ something from me.

Just good ol’ human connection, listening, understanding, and genuine care.

It inspired me to write this small blog to ask you a question.

Who have you served today?

I don’t mean helped in a minor way.

I mean really served.

Served to the point they felt your love in the connection with you.

They felt your genuine desire to make a difference in their life at the moment when you were together.

That’s service.

It feels good to serve, too.

Why not this weekend make a conscious effort to serve someone with real heart and authenticity.

It could be your partner. Slow down and acknowledge something they did that really moved you. Tell them how grateful you are that they’re in your life, ask them if there’s anything you can help them with.

It could be your child who’s asking to play with you, but you’re too busy (again) … slow down … put the phone and laptop away and actually choose to serve your child by being really present with them for 30 minutes and play with them — heart-to-heart connection.

Take it into your professional life this week, too.

Have that long-overdue conversation with the member of your team that you sense needs your time. Close your laptop. Spend an hour with them and serve them with whatever they need. Your time, your ear, your advice, your coaching — your love and support.

Make a choice to come from a place of service.

Don’t do it because you want something back … do it because it feels good to show your human, caring, loving side to other people.

You’ll be amazed at what happens.

What are you waiting for … go and serve!

Love and wellness,

David.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mahatma Gandhi