I love investing in people. In my book Excel at Living a Centered Life, I tell of people being God's greatest investment. He gave his son Jesus for people. So i like it when I find people to invest in who actually will do what I recommend. I love to see the joy in their eyes as they are moving forward and having great things happen in their lives. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 states, " Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: 10) If one falls down his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help them up." There are many ways to look at this scripture, I want to focus on the positives. It's so much easier to have mentors and those who will invest in us because we can learn from their mistakes and receive guidance and direction when no one else is willing to give it to us. The scripture states that two are better than one. If you are a Christian you also have a third person. You have the Holy Spirit. At times when you don't have anyone helping you; you can rely on the Holy Spirit. He never leaves you nor forsakes you. Like the scripture in Ecclesiastes states, when we do stumble and fall we will have someone to help us up. Unleash your enthusiasm and allow your mentors to see your passion for them and what they are investing in your life. They can help you through the good and the bad times. Relationships like I describe are rare. Protect that relationship with everything you have. I have heard and agree with Dr Mike Murdock who states, "It only takes one right person to unleash your greatness." Find that right person for you.
Howard's Helpful Hint: Centered people are people investors.