I’m a big fan of random of acts of kindness. umbrella-661971_640

Now you may be asking yourself, “What the heck does this have to do with results and peaking my profits.”

Actually, everything!

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?


Jeff is a Hall of Fame speaker, best selling author, success coach, broadcaster and lawyer. His clients call him a “business-growth specialist.” If you hire speakers, please contact Sheryl Kantor at: 847.998.0688 or [email protected]. And visit jeffblackman.com to learn more about his other business-growth tools and to subscribe to Jeff’s FREE e-letter, The Results Report. Jeff’s Amazon bestselling books include; Stop Whining! Start Selling!, the 5th edition of Peak Your Profits and the recently published, (December, 2022), BULLSEYE! Hitting Your Targets at Home and at Work, which became a best seller within four days of its release. You can also stay connected with Jeff via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter: @BlackmanResults

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