Here’s one of the most important motivational quotes you’ll ever hear. It’s from American author and poet, Maya Angelou, who said…

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Wow.

That’s powerful.

And it’s true.

Don’t you think this is worth remembering when you work with your clients?

What they want is to be recognized and appreciated, because most people don’t get that at home or at work.

But if they get it from you, they’ll stay with you forever.

Now I’ve got another one for you…

“You cannot brighten another’s path without lighting your own.” – Frank McKinney

There’s a big lesson here for you…

…if you want to improve yourself, then you MUST become a teacher and mentor to MORE people.

The teacher always learns as much, if not more, than the student.

And the more you learn, the more you can help others, and the positive cycle continues, making you better and better at what you do, and allowing you to help more and more people.

Changing someone else’s life will change yours for the better, too.

Take 10 minutes and list all the people you can help this week. Then take action and do something about it!

Be a Go-Giver,

Craig Ballantyne

PS – Want to hear about my Thank You Therapy Sessions?

Recently I went through a short spell of a troubled, scarcity mindset…I was overwhelmed with work and got frustrated.

Here’s what got me out of that cloudy period. I call it, “Thank You Therapy“:

You see, being able to give to others has made everything right in the world.

Each day I mail two handwritten Thank You notes to friends, colleagues, peers, clients, readers that have written me, or authors of my favorite books. Yep, complete strangers!

This takes me about 15 minutes and costs almost $5 (two nice thank you cards + $1 stamps to the USA – where most recipients live).

It is worth every penny – and exponentially more. (Besides, I don’t go to Starbucks. I make my tea at home. So I have a little money to spare for this activity.)

I just finished writing my daily Thank You’s. It has left me with a big smile on my face.

But the real kicker is putting them in the mailbox…knowing that someone out there is going to get a nice surprise in the mail.

After all, when it comes to getting REAL letters (not email), we’re still like kids on Christmas. It’s nice when something real shows up.

But even nicer when you are the sender.

That’s my Thank You Therapy.

Give it a try today.

Talk soon!

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Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at craigballantyne.com