This is my guide to true happiness. I'll start with being Helpful.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
The first thing about being happy is really, being helpful.
Let me share with you the MOP framework on being helpful:
Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment.
Mindfulness is about being non-judgmental.
Living in our fast paced fast food world, we tend to lose focus on being in the present.
We love to cast our judgment and criticize.
The first step to being helpful is to be mindful.
If we cannot be mindful, there is no way we can even think about helping others.
Focus on others over self.
It is natural to think about ourselves.
We are born that way, through the fight or flight instinct.
However, if we first focus on others, of seeing to give or add value, we realize that which ever station of life's stage we are at, there is always someone that we can help.
Have you ever encountered "salesy" people?
Those who are only interested in making a sale and not at all in you?
How do you feel?
If you are in the sales line, remember this: Always seek to build a rapport and add value first, before asking for a sale.
There is just too much negative news nowadays.
Violence, dispute, corruption and death...
If each and everyone of us can be deliberate in being a positive influence, we can really be helpful!
The reason why I don't post negative things is not that I do not have my complaints (our national hobby!) or challenges , but that I want to create a positive experience.
Even when I share about my challenges, I will always end off on a positive note. It is not about what we are going through, but where we are going to.
What are your thoughts on being helpful?
How can we be more helpful in our daily lives?