Hope for Business

This month our conversation is centered around the topic of hope.  I know that there is a lot of bad stuff in the world.  I know that there are more rude, ridiculous, and even evil, people than I would rather believe.  I’ve been blessed to not meet too many of them, but when I do I’m always amazed at how unfulfilled they must really feel with life if they have to be that nasty.  Even more unfortunately is the number of those people who are running businesses, small and large, around the world.  The stories of bad bosses are rampant.  And yet I have hope that this can be changed.  No, we will never rid the world of bad bosses, but there is hope yet.

1-people are coming up with new and creative ways to make the world a better place.  Everything from mosquito proof shirts, to a better way to feed the homeless, not just bad MLM schemes and scams.

2-for every rude person/business I meet, 10 others who are really trying to do a service to the world.  Visit your favorite social network and you’ll easily be able to find someone who is trying to make a difference in the world and do their part to help people live more fulfilled, enriched, happy lives.

3-there are people and businesses who are taking a stand against those who would run the world with nastiness and cruelty every day.  Two really simple examples are the Humane Society and local food pantries. They aren’t just providing a service, they’re doing their part to bring hope in difficult situations.

4-most inventions and businesses are based on how to make the world a better place, not how to torture others.  Torture may be an extreme word choice, but it describes how people feel when they’ve been taken in by a scammer or someone who sells far inferior products.  Most people want to invent things that will make life easier, improve technology, or make the world a safer place.

5-every day more businesses decide to run more open and honest.  We’ve talked about this recently, but it bears mentioning that people don’t like to be deceived, and will always prefer to do business with those who don’t creep them out, make them feel weird, or may be scamming them.

What about you?  I invite you to share businesses and individuals who you’ve met who are doing their part to make the world, both personal and business, a better place in the comments.  And if you’re one of those bosses, employees or individuals doing your part to make the world a better place, I’d love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and share what you’re doing with my people.

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