Gosh this is a topic that comes up a lot. My friends and I talk about this topic more than anything else. I hear it on TV and on the radio, all the time. I love that I ‘m surrounded by this topic, I feel electrified when I contemplate it for more than a minute. I am always looking for a way to inspire others. I think there could be nothing better in life than to inspire people every day! I look at people like Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, and Louise Hay, just to name a few, and I’m thrilled at the thought of imagining what their life must be like to be able to connect and inspire people every day!
That is my goal in life! I look back at my old journals and I see that this is what I have wanted for a very long time. And every time it happens…you know…IT, I get goose bumps! I am as thrilled and mystified today when someone tells me that I have inspired them as I was the first time it ever happened.
You want to know my first experience with inspiring another? The time when I knew beyond a doubt this is what I wanted to do?
OK, so this happened about 8 years ago. I was with my husband at a furniture store (I will make this long story short) a very nice young woman helped us in purchasing a dining room table and a bar. She was a sweet girl. A few things happened during our time with her that caused me to really appreciate the way that she conducted herself and the way that she went the extra mile for us, her customers. As a small gesture after I got home I sent her a box of chocolate (who doesn’t love chocolate?) and a card expressing my pleasure in dealing with her. A few other things were said and I also blogged about my experience on my customer service related website and I sent a review to the company. A few days later I received an e-mail from this girl expressing how surprised she was by the gift as well as the blog post, which amazingly enough she just happened to find! She must have had a Google alert! Anyway I found out thru her that after we left the store that night her boss tore into her for not up selling us some very expensive extended warranty. But she did try, we declined. Yet he tore into her and said she was not going to last at the store and that costumers were surely going to end up complaining about her. Funny thing happened though, right after he tore her up my package arrived at the store and according to her you could have knocked her boss over with a feather at how surprised he was! He read my note and in it I mentioned the warranty and how I appreciated her graciousness in NOT being overly pushy! And I was not shy about stating how we probably would have went elsewhere had it not been for her beautiful selling techniques. HA!
And this was not even the part that inspired me…the part that inspired me was when she told me that due to the way I handled things and the way her boss handled things she had decided she was way to good to stand for this man to treat her this way! and was going back to school! Wow…she said she never would have made that decision if I had not reached out to her. Now, that inspired me! Awesome!
And this all transpired because of 2 kindnesses being extended, one from her in the way she handled us and the second in my reaching out to her to say a heartfelt thank you!
Trust me when I say I have chased that euphoric feeling of bliss every day since! My dream is to inspire someone every day!
Peace and Love~Christine
AND YES THAT WAS THE SHORT VERSION!! (SMILE)