“Beware of the insidious temptation to seek for power over other people.” The Science of Getting Rich, p.52
While reading this chapter, I had been taken back to my corporate days of old when a nemesis was in control of the department I worked in. She was not only unkind to me, but to several others in the group. She was looking to increase her power over the people. What she got instead was a hand-slap after filing frivolous and unwarranted harassment charges against a fellow employee.
And then I was reminded how I expected everyone (in a different department) to know that I was a talented individual, yet carry me forward because of what a fantastic person I was. Oh, I did the work and was good at what I did, but because of wanting continuous praise, I sought that out more than I did the work!
Now mind you, the above paragraph’s revelation had been years in the making, with lots of contemplation, reflection, and embarrassing admission.
In both examples, the wrong impression was seeking to be increased. Power and glory for self-advancement will not gain you riches; only heartache.
Nancy Matthews, The Visionary with Guts, developed a course, Receive Your Riches, based on the path she followed while putting The Science of Getting Rich into action. And since the UBC was also 30 days, what better way to join the two together through writing!
And, unfortunately (or is fortunately?), I discovered after leaving the corporate world the onus and the unfair expectations I placed on my colleagues and managers to keep fighting for me because I’m a person of love, a person who brings great value to this group, a person who never really carried their load…..
But I did offer a great service to the last group I worked with, or so I was told. By this time I uncovered the realm of positivity and brought it to work with me each and every day. I began to silently teach my co-workers the art of getting along, the art of disagreeing, and the art of I-may-not-agree-with-you-but-I-still-find-value-hearing-your-opinion.
I did my work. I carried my load. I loved what I did and most of the people I worked with. To this day I miss that time, and now, tears well up in my eyes as I write these thoughts.
The last line in this chapter reads as quoted from “The Golden Rule” Jones of Toledo: “What I want for myself, I want for everybody.”
Furthermore, what I have achieved, everybody can do the same! I now know how it’s done, what steps to take, the process to follow. And I keep learning, and gleaning, and sharing every bit of knowledge as I can to help my fellow earth-being to increase their riches of life!
Happiness. Joy. Riches. Love. Peace.
Just a few of the qualities I wont for …. and what I hope for you as well.
To your success,
“Simply feel the faith, and let it work out in every transaction. Let every act and tone and look express the quiet assurance that you are getting rich — that you are already rich.” ~W.D. Wattles
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
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