Coaching for Executives, Small
Business Owners, Professionals
of the Week
"Your sole contribution to
the sum of things is yourself."
||Note from Andrea
In order for me to enjoy my own family this holiday
season, this is the last Coaching Tip of the Week for
2006. I will return on January 5, 2007. I wish you all
the love and happiness this season can bring and
may the New Year find you healthy, happy,
prosperous and full of joy.
||The Greatest Gift
It's almost Christmas.
I remember two Christmas presents I longed for when
I was a kid - a watch and a bow and arrow. I knew
they would make me happy.
And in their own way, I guess, they did.
But as you get older things change. Material things
simply don't hold the appeal they once did. As
someone once said, "You can never get enough of
what you don't really want."
So what do you really want (for Christmas or any
The best I've been able to figure out is that people
want, more than anything else, to make a difference,
to make a contribution to others (family, friends,
clients, anyone and everyone).
In other words, to give fully of ourselves. But what
can we give that will make that difference? What will
make the biggest possible contribution to others?
If you get this one, you not only get to fulfill your
greatest desire but the greatest desire of others.
And the best thing about it is that it costs nothing,
takes little time, and has long-lasting benefits. It
works any time and in any place.
The funny thing is that we have a terrible time giving
And no, it's not love, compassion, friendship, etc.
Those are wonderful gifts as well. But they are not
the ultimate contribution. They really pale in
And one of the saddest things is that if you fail to
give this you can trigger a lot of misery, resentment,
frustration and misunderstanding. The inability to
give this causes alienation, divorce and wars. And
yet it's so simple to give.
Are you ready for the answer?
The greatest contribution
you can make to another
is to let them contribute...
Since what we want most of all is to contribute, if
you fully receive that contribution (whatever it is),
you're making the ultimate contribution to
When someone wants to help you - let them. When
you get a compliment - receive it graciously. When
someone has an idea or resource for you - show your
thanks. Whenever a loved one tries to share
something with you - listen attentively.
When you accept a contribution, another wonderful
thing happens - you pave the way for more
contributions. It can be a never-ending upward
spiral. And it feels wonderful.
Now don't mess this up by waiting for others to
accept your contributions with open arms. They
might not. Turn it around. Put your attention on
accepting their contributions in the most expansive
way you can imagine.
I hope you realize that applying this to your business
could add a whole new dimension of fun and
fulfillment. It just might transform the way you do
business and enrich you in the process.
Copyright © 2006 by Robert Middleton and Action
Plan Marketing. All rights reserved. Please visit
Robert's web site at:
||Coaching Call to Action
The greatest contribution you can make to others is
allowing them to contribute to you. Take this on as a
challenge - find as many ways as possible to do this
in your life and your business and see what miracles
||Ideas and Information
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will enjoy. (Bob was featured in the December 1,
2006 Coaching Tip of the Week - Top 7 Ways Leaders Create
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Here’s a hint
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In just four short months since publication, KTGB has
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||About Andrea Novakowski
Coach Andrea's Coaching Tip of the Week is
brought to you by Andrea Novakowski, Master
Certified Coach who provides Business and Personal
Coaching to Executives, Small Business Owners,
Professionals and Managers. Andrea is a professional
coach who partners with people to set goals and
create momentum to produce effective results in
their business and/or personal lives.
available for individual coaching. If you are
serious about reaching your goals and living with
greater fulfillment and satisfaction, consider using a
coach. To schedule a COMPLIMENTARY initial
consultation, send an e-mail to Andrea at
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