The other day my good friend and associate, Lynn Scheurell, CEO of My Creative Catalyst sent me this photo… I just couldn’t resist posting it here on the Hypogeum…
I imagine you can see why.
Women are just like this. We’ll go to great lengths to provide support for others, to add beauty and are often very generous to others – sometimes at great personal cost.
The trick is to do that (help others and/or be generous) without overdoing it (An Amazon Replenishes Her Energy – Principle #3), OR doing anything with some expectation that your generosity and thoughtfulness will be returned.
The Amazons were autonomous women… and so are you, essentially. You may not be wholly present for this, but no matter what you do, if you take action with your own needs and wants as the primary motivator – everyone benefits.
In other words; if you extend some type of generosity because you really like the feeling of helping someone out, or making a difference in another’s life then you are taking care of yourself (which also has the effect of assisting another). But, on the other hand, if you extend generosity with an ulterior motive, i.e. “If I do this “thing” for my partner, he/she will love me more.” you’ll find that your efforts will not provide you with satisfaction or consistent great results.
The key to success is to take action from the best possible feeling place that you can. Otherwise, you’ll find that your precious energy is misused, and you will suffer consequences you won’t want to deal with…
Make it a GREAT day!
P.S. Click on the link above to visit Lynn’s site. She is a powerhouse, and truly the very best catalyst for your life or business…