Networking HQ BLOG with Larry James

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Filed under: Contribution — Larry James @ 7:00 am

It is important to remember that whatever you put out to the universe, the universe will put out to you. If you put out a negative attitude, you will attract that which you give out. If you give out good vibrations, you will find people of like mind being attracted to you. A farmer doesn’t plant corn and expect tomatoes. The Bible says it best; “You reap what you sow.”

contributeContribute to yourself first. “Me first” is okay. When you take good care of yourself, you cannot help but take good care of others.

Contributing to yourself is paramount. It is most conspicuous in its absence. Be good to yourself first.

Author Cherry Hartman said, “Put yourself first. You can’t be anything for anybody else unless you take care of yourself.”

You feel better when you exercise 3 or 4 times weekly for periods of 15 to 20 minutes. You feel better when you do not have to work so hard breathing the smoke from cigarettes. You feel better when you eat the right foods, take vitamins, cut out alcohol and drugs, and drink drinks without caffeine. Get lots of rest and occasionally treat yourself to a relaxing full-body massage.

You will have better network success when you have a clear mind and put yourself first.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The first wealth is health.” The ultimate contribution is to yourself. Take care of yourself. You are often your own biggest obstacle. It’s a contribution you must be committed to. . . first.

For you to be able to effectively contribute, you must be able to accept contribution from others. Remember, you can’t give away something you don’t have. If you are not supportable, you will find it difficult to support others. Allow others to make a contribution to you.

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton


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