4 HOW YOU BENEFIT
About the holiday season, it is easy to feel the good-cheer-to-all and peace-on-Earth light up, and then throw a few coins into Santa’s kettle.
But it is difficult to translate those warmth and fuzzi into everyday service practices, especially when Fred’s direction for your promotion and your children have joined the religion for something else.
Pure sacrifices will not cause many people to have serious problems, so let us be clear how you benefit when you serve others.
- Property Benefits
“No one has ever been poor by giving.” —Annene Frank
Want to get paid? Successful entrepreneurs know that the only way to do that is to create value. Successful marketers know that sales can only happen if you solve a customer problem.
And the top artists at work? They are the ones who usually go that extra mile. Here are some of the tangible rewards that the service will bring you:
High Grades: A survey of 3,450 undergraduate students showed that doing any kind of volunteer work resulted in high marks. Conversely, those who record time for service spend more time studying, not less. No doubt this created more jobs after school.
Repeat Business and Word of Mouth: In today’s “needless” issues, one study has shown a correlation between high quality customer service and revenue. Happy customers lasted a long time and were very intimidated by their friends.
Improved Employee Performance: Robert K. Greenleaf revived the concept of slave leadership, a management style that transforms the company’s organizational chart; A senior manager works for key employees. Fifty years later, his work is still under construction: Employees who feel like their leaders are working for their needs stay with the company longer, their productivity is improving, and they are innovating.
Attract New Customers: When you unselfishly serve a potential customer – give them something without expecting anything in return – they make it easier for them to buy from you. When a freebie is really important, you establish your company as a trusted authority. In our hypercompetitive market, zero-degrees-of-separation, customers should trust that you care about their well-being.
Get More Job Discussions: In another study, researchers sent fake resumes in response to real job ads. Suspected “applicants” who continue their volunteer experience have had one-third more chance of getting an interview than non-volunteers, who come from both nonprofit and non-profit companies. This was especially true for women. Oh, and the volunteers? They enjoy higher wages.
- Emotional Benefits
“The happiest people are not the ones who get the most out of it, but the ones who give the most.” —H. Jackson Brown Jr.
You will see a lot of money in your pocket and create a thriving business if you serve others, but what is the point of wealth if you are not happy? The good news: Science proves that serving others makes you feel good. It explains why the richest people in the world donate their wealth to the Giving Pledge. Give, and you will get this:
Greater Confidence: A similar undergraduate study showed that volunteers enjoy high self-esteem, something that most people with difficult health struggles are struggling with, something I have shown can be improved by changing the way you talk to yourself, and investing more time in self-care.
Feeling Hormones: Psychologists now know that a simple act of helping someone produces neurotransmitters like oxytocin — the same thing that makes us feel loved in our romantic partner and child. Bonus: When our brain is exposed to oxytocin, we want more. Worship is addictive. Oxytocin also increases trust and cooperation in business communications, which is why people buy from “favorite” companies.
Spending money for others is fun: Psychologists have found that adults who spend even $ 5 on others create better emotions than when they earn money. With children? They feel very happy when they share the benefits of receiving them – especially when donations are very expensive for them (they lose their resources). Investigators have seen a similar addiction circle here: Public spending spends more of it.
Light Your Brain (positively): “I wonder what will happen if we stick people to this fMRI machine and make them donate to charities?” say researchers in another study. They have found that the mesolimbic system is as bright as it is when you make money. This is the same program that is made up of food, sex, drugs and money. Researchers see the subgenual cortex glistening, and that is what happens when we look at our children and our loving partners. Sounds great to donate!
- Health Benefits
“You work hard, you reap a lot.” —Robin Sharma
Recently, science has been confirming what the human development community has known for a long time: that a healthy mind leads to a healthy body. We now find that good giving habits also improve your physical health.
Live longer: I am shocked to hear statistics showing the chances of people dying in the sky if they retire early (89%) or the deceased dies (66%). But it is not surprising if you think that a person’s desire for life is bound up with having something to live for. Those who volunteer more than 100 hours a year (about two hours a week) are one-third more likely to die and generally have better health. This is not true for the elderly – the benefits are great when you start donating at the beginning of your life. Good results are obtained regardless of the income, education, gender, nationality, or marital status. Yes, volunteering can help you to live longer.
Manage Pain: Studies show that when a person is exposed to chronic pain volunteers to help others who are experiencing similar challenges – say chemotherapy – their pain is reduced. The perceived benefits are actually much greater for the working person than for the one receiving the support. In fact, patients report greater benefits from the service than medical care. We reduce our suffering by doing the same for others. Isn’t that great?
Disease Prevention: Some studies have shown that the U.S. They have a high rate of volunteers with low incidence of heart disease. And serving others is a good way to combat another dreaded disease: depression. Unselfish giving improves our communication with the community, gives our lives meaning and increases our self-esteem, all of which relieve stress.
- Benefits of Relationships
“You can have everything in life you want, as long as you can help other people get what they want.” —Zig Ziglar
Walking around with a healthy body, money in your pocket and a smile on your face… What else do you want in life? Yes, sharing that happiness with another person can be swollen. Hold on: Serving others improves your relationships.
A Life of Prosperous Love: Everyone wants to know what makes a relationship so successful, so when researchers Linda and Charlie Bloom investigate, they discover one common ground: repetitive giving. Their book, Secrets of Great Weddings, incorporates each partner’s encouragement into another “enlightened entertainment,” in which we offer and give to our partner because it brings us happiness… and amazing back massage, of course.
Improved Reputation: Because of the Revenge Act, when you help someone, they want to help you get back on track, and vice versa. When we do the dance “you will scratch my back I scratch yours” enough times, and prove ourselves faithful enough to stick to the agreement, our reputation improves. We have the confidence, not just to keep on taking.
Better Relationships: We do not all get along? Yes. College students doing community service are better able to work together, and resolve disputes quickly. Even when two people are not in a good mood, we can still find them to be kind to us by simply doing them a favor, or giving them a gift.
“Everyone is made for each other.” —Markus Aurelius
The media favored a celebrity leader, such as General Electric by Jack Welch, who impressed the business world with evolving changes.
But shareholders appreciate a quiet, humble employee, like Jim Sinegal…
In those three decades, Costco’s market return was a double GE.
This is not a problem. In Good to Great, Jim Collins studied the performance of 1,435 companies in more than 40 years to get the best results. He noted that the most successful companies have leaders who put others, not themselves, first: humble, share praise, accept criticism and correct their successors in order to succeed.
It is difficult to argue with what is natural. We were born for self-sacrifice and came out for revenge. The atmosphere prepares to meet more than one person.
There is nothing wrong with healthy competition or bright lighting. But there is only one clear way to get what we really want: to serve, and not to demand.
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