I’m a big fan of random of acts of kindness.
Now you may be asking yourself, “What the heck does this have to do with results and peaking my profits.”
I’ve always firmly believed, business and success are also about…
• altruism, not just capitalism
• what you give, not just what you get
• and being selfless, not just selfish
On a chilly, rainy day in Chicago, I dropped my wife and kids off and then parked.
As I began the two-block walk to meet my family, I was protected from the steady downpour by an umbrella. However, as I waited to cross the intersection, I saw an elderly man slowly walking toward me. He made futile attempts to block the raindrops with his hands.
As he approached me, I asked, “Where are you parked?” He said, “A few blocks from here.” I said, “Great! Let’s share the umbrella. I’ll walk you there!” He gratefully nodded.
After our first step together, I stopped. Then said, “I’ve got a better idea. Please raise your right hand.” He did. I then placed the umbrella in his hand and said, “Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new umbrella. Stay dry!”
He had a look of confusion and satisfaction.
We both left happy!
Who will you surprise today?