‘Best Advice I Ever Got’ Series 21 - Marc Benioff, CEO - Salesforce.com

February 26, 2023

“I was on a panel about business and philanthropy at a conference in 2001. Alan Hassenfeld, who at that time was CEO [now chairman] of Hasbro, took me aside afterwardMarc Benioff and told me I had a lot of good ideas, but I had to give them more structure. He said I should also incorporate the ideas of volunteerism [into Salesforce.com]. To meet somebody who had already fully integrated something like this into his company was critical. Hasbro has

“Incorporate philanthropy into your corporate structure.” - Founder and CEO of Salesforce.com - Marc Benioff, 40

one of the richest philanthropic programs of any U.S. commercial organization. One of the many things they do is make toy donations to children’s hospitals. It wasn’t something Hasbro did by writing a check; it was part of their culture.

“We ended up putting 1% of our equity into the nonprofit Salesforce.com Foundation, as well as 1% of our profits, which of course at the time were zero. But following Alan’s advice, we also put in 1% of our employees’ time. That’s six days a year of company-paid time for volunteerism. Employees want to work for us because of these programs -they want to reach out and do volunteerism anyway, and we give them a structure. Also, we let nonprofits use our service for free. Alan’s advice ended up being really important, because this is what sets Salesforce.com apart from being just another company.”

Me, Inc.

February 25, 2023

by Daryl R. Gibson

A few years ago, I started a new company. It was a company of one: Me, Inc. When you get right down to it, I’m not really incorporated, but that’s the way I try to think of myself.

“The biggest mistake that you can ever make in life is to ever think that you work for anyone else but yourself. You are always self- employed.
You are the president of your own personal services corporation.
The more you act as if you are self-employed and treat your company as though it belonged to you, the faster you will grow and the more you will learn… By taking responsiblity for results and for the success of your company, you will attract greater opportunities and responsibilities…” - Brian Tracy

I think of myself as a company, providing a number of services. I sell those services to a customer, or to a number of customers. The remuneration I earn from the goods and services I sell is dependent on supply and demand, value for value, innovation and leadership, mission and vision.

I may have only one customer at a time, which may be my current employer, but I’m still selling that value and that package of skills to that employer, each and every day.

“Silly man,” you might be saying to yourself. “What difference does it make if you think of yourself in as a company or not? You still have the same employer, and you’re still an employee.”

Well, for most of us, that’s the case. Some of us have our own businesses for real. Others work as contractors. Some of us are commission-oriented; others take home a predictable salary each and every month. Some may be paid bonuses while others may get stock options. Some may be in it for the security, some for the risk.
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Live On Purpose

February 25, 2023

By Josh Bickford

Every morning when a honey bee wakes up it knows three things. Fly to the flower, fly to the nectar, fly back to the hive. Live on PurposeWhen this job has been finished the bee repeats the process. Over and over and over again. A bees work seems to be never finished.

This is life life of the honey bee. Sure, it may take a moment to sting someone that swats at it, but the entire rest of that bees life is spent going from the flower, to the nectar, to the hive–then back to the flower again.

Bees spend their time doing what they were made to do. They live their purpose fully. There is one big difference between a bee and you though. The bee does not know why it does what it does, nor does it understand what result this tedious work will bring. Sure, the bee may understand they are making honey to feed the hive, but is that really all that’s going on?
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10 Creative Ways to Manifest Your Dreams

February 25, 2023

by Anisa Aven

Enhance your power to manifest the life of your dreams using these ten creative methods:

1) Keep the end in mind. Ask yourself, what specific quality of life will the object of my desire bring to me? Why do I want this? Will it bring more Love, Harmony, Joy, Peace, Wisdom or Prosperity? Once you identify your real goal, do your best to assimilate that quality without the object and you will be deliberating achieving a vibrational harmony with the object you desired in the first place. When you acquire vibrational harmony dreamsor magnetic sameness with your desire - the object of your desire or something better HAS to come into your life - for it is the Law!

2) Identify what you want. The number one rule to Manifesting your Dreams is to “keep your eye on the ball.” The Universe does not process negatives - only energy. Therefore the question to ponder is “What do I want?” The question is NOT “What do I not want?” except to identify more of what you DO want.

3) Expect your dreams to come true. Expectation propels your desire and opens the runway for your dreams to land quickly, easily and gently. Additionally, with expectation as your fire, you will be less likely to run out of “desire fuel”!
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