Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Mother Teresa (paraphrased by many)
When we work for ourselves, we can be doing big things or small things.
Big things might include creating an offering that reaches and enhances the lives of thousands upon thousands of people. Starting a foundation. Quitting your job and devoting your life to building schools in Africa. Beautiful stuff.
And then there are small things, like
being 100% honest with your marketing on every level so you don’t contribute to the disillusionment and hardening being caused by common marketingspeak
responding to all people with patience and civility, even if they are unskilled in how they phrase their “ask”
running your business in a way that doesn’t add to the mountains of paper, plastic, and toxic waste that will sit in a landfill for a thousand years
just being kind and clear in your day-to-day contact with the world
Remember that doing the small things with great love can have a positive ripple effect in the world that matches that of the big things. And it creates a You that makes life feel better on every level. It can make us feel more at peace with ourselves, de-stress us, lower our blood pressure, and generally help us tune into the “…the current of poetry that runs through all things” (actually written by J.D. Salinger).