One way that we can be wise is to do everything from love.
Making yourself, your loved one, your friend a cup of coffee, do so from love.
Making yourself a sandwich, do so from love.
Writing a review for a book you've just read, write it from love.
Going into a supermarket, walk with love.
When all our actions emanate from love we are setting a course for love to energise, infuse, and enhance our lives. What could be better than this?
Some folks say to me what's love got to do with business?
"Everything, is my reply, assuming you want loyal employees, customers, and other stakeholders."
In this 59 seconds video that you can watch here I quote from the Hal David/Burt Bacharach 1960's song 'What The World Needs Now'.
"What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No not just for some, but for everyone.”
In reality love is everywhere. Perhaps you’re just not noticing it. Maybe you need to give more love in order to receive more love.
The title of Steve Farber’s new book says it all 'Love is Just Damn Good Business: Do What You Love in the Service of People Who Love What You Do.' Get the book yourself here. It's full of case studies about how many highly successful business are doing everything from love.
When I first read 'Do What You Love in the Service of People Who Love What You Do' in Steve's book 'The Radical Leap’, over a decade ago, I stayed silent for what seemed forever. It was a game changer for me. It took me many years to learn to live these words, and many more before it has become a way of life.
To do everything from love sounds soft for some. I've found that it takes a lot of emotional, mental and spiritual toughness.
In my Heart-Leadership book I refer to love as one of eight heart qualities. I reference the Ancient Greeks concept of philia meaning “affectionate regard”. I feel that this is a great place to start if you are new to love in business. Just begin to show through your words and actions affectionate regard for everyone you meet.
My best advice for leaving a legacy in the now and for leading a highly fulfilling and rewarding life is "Do everything from a place of love."
What’s your love in business story?
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