When I lived out west, it was not unusual for me to drive over 11 hours to visit my girlfriend on a weekend just to have a chance to hang with a good friend, have some laughs, & enjoy each others company. It was worth the drive from Fort St John, BC to Lethbridge, AB. I was not alone! Many people out there drove long ways to get to different places & they did it willingly. Heck, it was 77 km ONE WAY just to get from my home to work. It was a small price to pay (the distance) to get to my fan...
I don’t know if it’s my business degree with a psychology minor, the fact that I’ve had some amazing people in my life, or the proliferation of Serendipity and wanting to share this good with others, either way I feel we all should give back. So, I find it interesting when I talk to other business people and it’s not even part of their vision or vocabulary. If a business truly cares about its employees, clients, and the community shouldn’t giving back be common practice?
TRUST YOUR GUT! ;)
I have a rule in business & life: if I ask twice whether to do something, I already know the answer. I have enough faith and understanding in myself (as well as the ability to research and make educated decisions) that by the time I need to make a decision, if I keep asking repeatedly "should I do/don't do this", I already know the answer. It is the opposite of what I keep asking. My personal rule is, if I've asked twice, don't do it!