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“What the World Needs Is People Who Have Come Alive” – Howard Thurman

children-479692_640“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

This is very true. Continue reading

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No 1 Quality to Look for In People You Hire According to Warren Buffett

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“In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” – Warren Buffett 
Dear Living and Giving Team, what good advice!  🙂

 

For our new employees, our home, on our errands, playing a lacrosse game or coaching a lacrosse game, and for ourselves…

 

Lovely qualities of efficiency, intelligence, even productive accomplishment shrinks in light of our integrity.        

 

Every day we are an example to others in what we say, and do. What a life endeavor to do so!

 

Thank you, Warren Buffett, for inspiring leaders every day!

 

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Warren Buffett, CEO and major shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, a company worth around $150 billion, is a highly known business magnate who is invariably featured in the list of the top 10 wealthiest people in the world. Unlike many other multi-billionaires, however, is his public stance against the lavish living and excessive spending that many others in his economic situation engage in. On multiple occasions, Mr. Buffett has explained his plans for leaving 99% of his inheritance for social and public works and not to his family, saying “I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing.”

 

Mr. Buffett is well known for his humor and his frugal lifestyle, which includes living in the same house since 1958 and regularly enjoying Cherry Coke, Utz Potato Sticks, and Cookies and Cream ice cream. “I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among six-year-olds. So I decided to eat like a six-year-old,” he said in a Fortune interview.

Find Out Pamela’s Top Pick’s of Warren Buffett Wisdom

buffett So Are You Curious? If you read my blogpost on Warren Buffett a few days ago, you benefitted from his 14 points of great wisdom. I promised to share my top 2 favorites. Here they are, and here’s why! Continue reading

“What the World Needs Is People Who Have Come Alive” – Howard Thurman

children-479692_640“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

This is very true. Continue reading

“What the World Needs Is People Who Have Come Alive” – Howard Thurman

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

This is very true.

Often I hear people say,”Oh! I wish I did something meaningful like you do, helping the world.”

Working in philanthropy is a wonderful way to serve. But just because you aren’t a social worker, teacher, or philanthropist doesn’t mean you aren’t living a meaningful life of service.

Follow what your deepest inner voice tells you – not what society says. You are created for a purpose.

It may be that you have a passion and talent for design. Help make peoples’ homes a special haven. We all need a haven, and a place to welcome others, and ourselves.

Perhaps you love numbers. Become an accountant or work at a bank. Help provide order and semblance to the operations and reports.

What would I do without my bank? Where would I put the deposits of donations for UniversalGiving? We need you, and we need a good banker.

You love sports. Play that game with integrity and enthusiasm! With the greatest sportsmanship. You will be a model for everyone watching, your colleagues, the audience, the referees, and any children present. Modeling positive energy and ethics, you can’t lose.

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So much of life is simply how we live each moment. It’s how we govern each activity.

You serve by being kind. You serve by following your passion. You serve by being true to yourself. Don’t do what you think you should do; do what you are created to do. You will find all types of wonderful people needing your inspiration and services, in ways you’ve never imagined.

And remember, the most important is “who you be.” Did you live kindly, with integrity, with joy today?

That’s the greatest service to our world, and open to all.

Take the time,

Pamela

“What the World Needs Is People Who Have Come Alive” – Howard Thurman

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

This is very true.

Often I hear people say,”Oh! I wish I did something meaningful like you do, helping the world.”

Working in philanthropy is a wonderful way to serve. But just because you aren’t a social worker, teacher, or philanthropist doesn’t mean you aren’t living a meaningful life of service.

Follow what your deepest inner voice tells you – not what society says. You are created for a purpose.

It may be that you have a passion and talent for design. Help make peoples’ homes a special haven. We all need a haven, and a place to welcome others, and ourself.

Perhaps you love numbers. Become an accountant or work at a bank. Help provide order and semblance to the operations and reports.

What would I do without my bank? Where would I put the deposits of donations for UniversalGiving? We need you, and we need a good banker.

You love sports. Play that game with integrity and enthusiasm! With the greatest sportsmanship. You will be a model for everyone watching, your colleagues, the audience, the referees, and any children present. Modeling positive energy and ethics, you can’t lose.

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So much of life is simply how we live each moment. It’s how we govern each activity.

You serve by being kind. You serve by following your passion. You serve by being true to yourself. Don’t do what you think you should do; do what you are created to do. You will find all types of wonderful people needing your inspiration and services, in ways you’ve never imagined.

And remember, the most important is “who you be.” Did you live kindly, with integrity, with joy today?

That’s the greatest service to our world, and open to all.

Take the time,

Pamela

The Pamela Positive: From Anthony Silard–the Power of the Human Calculus

Today, my Pamela Positive is on a colleague of mine, Anthony Silard.  Anthony speaks about the importance of measuring and watching for the human calculus in our decisions.   I agree with him, and think it needs to be considered in every decision we make.

Anthony, thank you for capturing this astute wisdom from Japan.  Readers, enjoy!

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Smile, It’s Monday: Your Weekly Wake-up Call to Become a More Effective Leader

Even a hunter cannot kill a bird which flies to him for refuge.
— old Samurai saying

Leaders who act with integrity pay less attention to the latest political or economic calculus and instead focus on the human calculus. These leaders hail from all walks of life and hold positions ranging from CEO to service representative.

Take Chiune Siguhara, the Japanese consul general in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1940. After the Nazi’s Blitzkrieg on Poland, Polish Jews fled to neighboring Lithuania. One of their only hopes for escape as the Nazis continued their takeover of Europe and closed in on Lithuania was to obtain transit visas to travel to Japan. Siguhara issued these visas despite many refugees not having passports or proper identification. Despite repeated orders from his superiors to stop, Siguhara issued over 5,000 transit visas. After he was fired from his position for insubordination by the Japanese government, he continued issuing transit visas until his last day, even handing the lifesaving documents from the window of his departing train.

Meditate on the wisdom of the Samurai before moving forward on your next initiative. Instead of immediately pushing for what you want, ask yourself first, “What is the human calculus here?” Write down the effects of the various options on the human beings involved – your employees, customers, the people in your community – and then make your decision.