“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” —Martin Luther King Jr.
A friend reminded me what King said in Montgomery Alabama back in 1957. I took it to heart. You do not have to do something extraordinary. You can help a little bit everyday by listening. I met lots of people everyday and started helping them find work. If I knew of a job somewhere I would pass it along. Eventually the people who got a job would pass along another job for somebody else. I started a card catalog, then a list and finally a database. The contact information starts with a name, address and phone number. It evolved to include fax numbers, email addresses, websites and social media. All records included their skills. It is a very large list. I joined organizations just so I could help other people find work in an increasingly crazy job market. You get an incredible view of the world when you see it all fit together.
King had a point. In the end, do you want to be remembered as somebody who helped strangers, friends, family or just yourself?
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