When the Light Bulb Goes on..5 Answers

When does the lightbulb go on? When does something happen to you that might change you forever? When do we realize the real meaning of life? Why does it take so long for some of us to be grateful for what we have?

How does the answer to these questions affect your small business?

This past weekend I attended a wine and chocolate event for a local charity. It wasn’t your typical fundraiser, by any means. The lightbulb went on! I need to do more, sacrifice more, and give more. I am so grateful for what I have in my life. Caught in the moment, the lightbulb went on. How can we make sure that when the lightbulb goes on it stays on and we follow through with real actions. I’m not sure I can answer that but I’m sure, on some level, I will appreciate what I have more and do something for someone else. PAY IT FORWARD, maybe.

How does the answer to these questions affect your small business?

You are the face of the business, when you are grateful you can be inspiring. When you are inspiring others, your business will reflect that inspiration. When you realize what really matters in life, you will naturally do the right thing for the right reasons. Your small business has such potential when you believe in doing things for the greater good. Every day your customers are looking at you for leadership, loyalty, trustworthiness and inspiration. They will see if you are the type of owner, CEO, Founder that takes care of others. They will see the truth and they will see your heart, whether you try or not.

How does the answer to these questions affect your small business?

Your customers will know whether you care by how you behave.
Your customers will expect you to be a good person.
Your customers will trust you to do what you said you will do.
Your customers will hope that the lightbulb went on and you realize how lucky you are even when facing adversity.
And, your customers will know if you really really desire to take care of them and serve them with honor.
This weekend was spent raising funds for children battling cancer and their families. I was inspired, I saw leadership, the attendees were loyal and, at the end of the day, we all new that trustworthiness is what made this organization what it is today.

That’s all it takes….. leadership, loyalty, trustworthiness and inspiration, the lightbulb did go on.

Carol is a Motivational Speaker, Executive Coach, Fundraising Strategist, Social Media Quarterback and Small Business Advisor. She is Lehigh Valley’s sought after consultant who assists organizations with results driven growth. Her strategies can be easily adapted to a for profit or non-profit environment. Carol specializes in high impact leadership, million dollar fundraising, smash the box marketing, and creating word of mouth epidemics for her clients. Visit Carol’s website at www.caroltalks.com and “LIKE” Carol at Caroltalks on Facebook. Carol S. Ritter, Past President, National Speakers Association Philadelphia and past board chair for St. Luke’s University Hospital Visiting Nurses Association & Hospice

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