Here is your Daily Dose of Amazing Service…
Serve others because it feels good
And here are some additional thoughts on this topic…
Recently I had lunch with a friend. He told me about his current volunteer projects, one of which included mentoring prisoners or those recently released from prison. When I asked him why he did all this he said:
“Kevin, this is easy. I get more out of it than they do.”
Not that helping others isn’t a good source of motivation. But he was being honest when he said his good deeds were for him. They made him feel good. If you’ve worked with non-profits, you’ve heard this before. It’s actually very common.
The good news is, these same good feelings can happen every day in our jobs. Researchers have found that helping people feels good. It produces the same neuro-chemical response in our brains that other, enjoyable activities do.
Today, pay attention to how you feel when you help someone. Forget about the details of what you do for them. Just focus on how you feel as you help them.