“It is ever man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out”. Albert Einstein
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
It’s the beginning of a new year, and perhaps, a good time to consider how we, as a collective community, can give more in a positive way. We have always believed the importance of giving back to the communities where we live and work, especially as we all see more need to help others less fortunate than ourselves.
There are many ways that we can, as professionals, give back to our communities. I have had the opportunity to serve as a Board member of the Surrey Rehabilitation Foundation, be a Board member as well as President of the West End Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre, worked on many United Way Campaigns, spent numerous years in the Kinsmen organization in various roles and executive positions, as well as other smaller community projects. Through my experiences of giving of my time to my community, I have been blessed with both gratitude and fantastic memories.
There are many reasons for giving back. You will make an impact, contribute to strengthening your community, possibly be able to share your expertise, and because, it just feels good!
As business professionals, it is up to us all to get to know and understand the needs of our communities where we live and work, as it is those communities that support our business success.
As we move through these early days of 2019, perhaps think about ways that you can give back to your community that support your business. If you get involved, you will likely find it to be a most gratifying and rewarding experience. All it takes is the will and desire to show up and offer some help. Oh what a wonderful feeling it should be!!!
At Labrecque Business Consulting, we have a “Passion for business and a desire to help.”
Business Finance Consultant
Labrecque Business Consulting
P.O. Box 20067
Qualicum Beach, B.C.