We’re Aiming to Share Good Feeling…                   BRING KINDNESS INTO YOUR BUSINESS AND INTO YOUR LIFE                ...
Being kind however, means that you have no expectation of a return. Being kind to customers,colleagues, associates, and ot...
The young people of today (Millenials as they are known) share as a natural act. They don’t have thesame need to ‘own’ thi...
And you know what? I’ve given a lot of time to networking over the past 2 years – a lot. I’ve helped lots ofpeople find an...
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BRING KINDNESS INTO YOUR BUSINESS AND INTO YOUR LIFE

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  1. 1. We’re Aiming to Share Good Feeling… BRING KINDNESS INTO YOUR BUSINESS AND INTO YOUR LIFE Image found on soulaction.orgI’ve been thinking about how we behave toward each other a lot over the past few months. And I realisedthat we are ‘different’ when in the ‘formal confines’ of our business & workplace to how we are outsidethat arena – or dare I say ‘in general life’. Why? There is no reason to be. Work isn’t some alien planet,there’s no law against being ‘you’ in work, and it won’t make you a bad person. The stark reality is that inour ‘Business Body’ we are less kind to others than we have a natural tendency to be. We show lessemotion in this place.Ricky Gervais recently had aired his new TV show Derek, a show that drew mixed reaction; but in aninterview Ricky explained that Derek was what you had when everything is stripped away from a personexcept Kindness. I was taken by the character from the first word and it was then I realised I had to beginmy campaign/crusade/mission to encourage everyone who worked to be considerate and to BE KIND ATWORK. Kind to colleagues, customers, suppliers who are after all, just people. Derek said “Kindness isMagic” and you know what; he’s right. It has a magical effect on the people receiving a kindness and amagical effect on the person performing the kindness. Go On, give it a go.There is no distinction between ‘in business’ and ‘in life’, if you are kind to others then eventuallysomeone is kind to you. Scarlet Opus Limited  The Hall, Lairgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8HL, UK  VAT No. 894 8503 74 | Reg. No. 06246744 
  2. 2. Being kind however, means that you have no expectation of a return. Being kind to customers,colleagues, associates, and other business contacts is no different to being kind to your mother. If it is,you have misunderstood what being kind is. Image found on dandelionmuse.wordpress.comWe are talking about a ‘feeling’. I am kind to others (I hope) not because I want something in return, butbecause it makes me feel good afterwards and it is enough just for me to know that. I don’t need, or wantto tell the world about it.The level of cynicism in some business is disheartening and indicates that genuine kindness and sharingis n’t really happening in lots of people’s lives. Scarlet Opus Limited  The Hall, Lairgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8HL, UK  VAT No. 894 8503 74 | Reg. No. 06246744 
  3. 3. The young people of today (Millenials as they are known) share as a natural act. They don’t have thesame need to ‘own’ things as previous generations. It is they who have begun the ‘sharing for free’ rave,only they did n’t feel a need to label it (perhaps they knew that we old gits in business would eventually dothat for them).I urge everyone to be kind to every person they meet for a day. Image found on demoinwords.blogspot.comIf at the end of it you don’t feel good, indeed better than you ever did, then clearly there will never be aneed to read anything I write ever again so you benefit anyway!But I fully expect lots of you lovely readers to email me (phil@scarletopus.com) with great stories of howyou felt, what happened, and that you have indeed been more successful in business as a direct result ofactively seeking opportunities for you to be kind to suppliers, colleagues, employees, collaboratives,customers, and anyone coming into contact with you and your work.To reassure the cynics, I am not a person of any religion, cult, or ‘do-gooding’ group. My work at ScarletOpus gives me an awareness of many global issues, innovations, creativity, and learning to a level anddegree that I’ve never enjoyed before. In this business I ‘found’ sharing content in my work. I liked what Iread, so I tried sharing what I knew. I liked it even more, and the accompanying feeling, and soendeavoured to keep it going. Scarlet Opus Limited  The Hall, Lairgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8HL, UK  VAT No. 894 8503 74 | Reg. No. 06246744 
  4. 4. And you know what? I’ve given a lot of time to networking over the past 2 years – a lot. I’ve helped lots ofpeople find and gain new business by giving advice that aided them, or making an introduction. BUT, Ihave NEVER in those 2 years of networking efficiently and according to all of the teachings, ever gainedone order or new client as a result of it. But I would n’t change a thing. So share for free and without expectation, it is the way forward in life. Image found on freedigitalphotos.netBe kind in business especially and see what that does to your own popularity, career progression, andstanding in the company community. You won’t intend for anything to happen because you’ll simply beenjoying sharing and getting ‘that feeling’ (you’ll know what it is when you get it) after you’ve been kind tosomeone and the impact on that person is visible to you. That statement above said ‘life’, which includesbusiness and is not separate from it.If you’d like some help exploring how Kindness can be introduced into your workplace (no matter howlarge or small it is) please call or text me (+44 7896 088 996), email me (phil@scarletopus.com), tweetme whichever you like… Speak to you soon; don’t leave it too long I’m looking forward to it!Phil Scarlet Opus Limited  The Hall, Lairgate, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8HL, UK  VAT No. 894 8503 74 | Reg. No. 06246744 

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