Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What Matters Now

I came across this new "ebook", What Matters Now" while doing some random research on the web this morning. It is an 82 page compilation from about 70 contributors. The book is free and you can download it by clicking on the image above.

This page in particular struck a chord with me:


"We are all on a search – a search for more meaning
in our lives.

Through choosing to enrich other people’s lives,
you add meaning to both their life and your own.

Some simple steps to follow:

1. Commit: Commit to lifetime-relationships that span events, companies, causes and geographic boundaries.

2. Care: Care for the concerns of others as if they
are your own.

3. Connect: Aim to connect those who will benefit
and enrich each other’s lives in equal

4. Communicate: Communicate candidly. Tell
people what they should hear rather than what they want to hear.

5. Expand Capacity: Aim to expand people’s
capacity to help them give and get more from their own lives.

The Litmus Test
: If you are truly enriching
someone’s life, they will typically miss you in their past. They think their lives would have been even better if they had met you earlier.
You are only as rich as the enrichment you bring to
the world around you. "

Rajesh Setty is an entrepreneur, author and speaker based in
Silicon Valley. His blog is Life Beyond Code.

Something to think about huh?

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