Gave The Gift to 11 people… this was my day this week to really get in there and connect with others! Experiencing great results. Nothing specific on my intentions for the 30 Day Challenge, but I know I’ve stirred the pot. Excited to see what unfolds.
Connected two colleagues, made a great referral, scheduled a meeting with a strategic partner, received a huge gift from a friend who offered to connect me with potential speaking opportunities. And, actually booked a great speaking opportunity in July.. more on that soon!
Day 3 is a perfect example of trusting that what I want is coming into my life, and that when I give, I receive (I just have to release that I have any idea how or what that looks like). Being interested in other people FEELS GOOD, and keeps me uplifted, positive and in the space where I can attract.
Part of developing mastery of The Gift is being an amazing Adovcate for others. This means developing a knack for making the right introduction between the right people at the right time.
Learning the Art of the Introduction very early in my professional life has made a huge difference. I wrote about it today on my blog. Come peek.
Being an phenomenal Receiver is a huge part the Power of Contribution. Matthew shared this quote from Star Wars The Clone Wars last friday, “Sometimes, accepting help is harder then offering it.” Hello! How right on is this?
Sometimes when we play The Power of Contribution Game at live events, the people who are the most kick ass Contributors are the ones who struggle to receive. So, Star Wars nailed it. It can be harder to give than to receive.
You ever experience this? Check it out. The number one best, most powerful key for having what you want show up: Clarity. Clarity of intention. Clarity of vision. Clarity of goal. This is essential. Without clarity (this is Step One of the game), there is literally no way that people can contribute to you! Better said, if you don’t know what you want how will you know when you get it?
In the past I’ve stood there at networking events feeling weird about what I should do. I remember wondering how I was going to accomplish my goals in a room full of people who were also trying to accomplish their goals. Every conversation felt like a chess match. I remember thinking, “How do I push my dream forward while pretending to listen to other peoples goals.”
The Power of Contribution Solves The Problems With Networking
Now I simply play the game with everyone in the room. It is so refreshing and freeing to have a goal in mind and then forget about it. It’s such a relief to put my agenda aside, find out about everyone else’s goals and dreams and then simply contribute to them on the spot.
I committed to full out Contribution Game Play about 3 years ago and the results are spectacular. I’ve got hundreds of advocates out there in the world who I have selflessly contributed to. I’ve got people who literally hound me to figure out ways to contribute to me. What use to be a struggle to make happen, now happens effortlessly. What a relief.
I hear Thach quoting Matthew all the time “all possibilities lie in other people.” The first time I heard that I thought “yeah, that makes sense.”
The more I hear it the more I see that it is so true. Our lives – as they exist in this moment – are the result of the people we know. Think about that for just a second. Everyone we’ve ever met impacted us in some way. Whether it is our best friend that we can’t imagine not being in our life, or the stranger that we passed judgment on in a nanosecond, our lives are literally made up every interaction we’ve ever had. That’s a cool concept to play with.
But here’s where it gets fun. When we recognize that our future lives – and our dreams – lie in people we may not have yet met something very powerful begins to shift. We begin to see the power and potential in playing The Power of Contribution Game with everyone meet. Why? Because there simply isn’t a faster way to have legions of advocates, supporters, believers and followers on your team. And in a life filled with advocates, supporters, believers and followers our dreams show up with rapid speed.
Kindness triggers positive results back into your life. Here’s a quote from my mentor Dr. David Hawkins from his book Power vs. Force
“Simple kindness to ones self and the rest of the world is the most transformational force of all. It produces no downside. There’s no backlash and never leads to loss or disappear. It increases ones own true power without exacting any toll. But to reach maximum power, such kindness can permit no exceptions. Nor can it be practiced with the expectations of some selfish gain or reward and its effect is as far reaching as it is subtle.
In a universe where like goes to like and birds of a feather flock together, we attract to us that which we emanate. Consequences may come in an unsuspected way. For instance; we are helpful to a man on the elevator and year later, a stranger gives us a helpful hand on a deserted highway. An observable this does not cause an observable that. Instead, in reality, a shift in motive or behavior acts on a field, which then produces an increased likelihood of positive responses. Our inner work is like building up a bank account but one from which we cannot draw at our own personal will. The disposition of the funds is determined by a subtle energy field, which awaits a trigger to release this power back into our own lives.”
That trigger is kindness and playing The Power of Contribution Game with everyone, everywhere, all the time is fun way to access it.