“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
– Zig Ziglar –
I just read a short and sweet article that a friend of mine shared on Facebook and it inspired me for my blog post today.
It is a very simple daily practice by Diane Von Furstenberg, whereby she starts her day by sending one email that doesn’t benefit her at all.
In a Q&A session at a FastCompany conference the designer explains that the email could be an introduction of an artist to a potential patron saint or something as simple, direct and appreciated as a compliment.
I personally start my day with making a list of everything that I am grateful for, but I also love the idea of the first email that I send being one that is focussed on doing good.
Yesterday I wrote 3 testimonials for people who have helped me, one for the company that helped me produce my new website, another for Sara from therightinkonthewall.com who did the proof reading for my website and another for an amazing lady called Julie who runs a company called Aromatique Essentials and who created the most beautiful essential oils perfume for me recently. These were some of the first things that I did on my to do list before anything else, and I am now inspired by Diane to ensure that the first thing I do every day is send at least one email that will help someone else.
So, the question for you today is, what email can you write or what message can you send that won’t benefit you in the slightest, but will help someone else?
Sending you lots of love, hugs and light,
Kat x x x
Inspiration for this post
How Diane von Furstenberg starts her day – article from wellandgoodnyc.com