I have been a big fan of Napoleon Hill, W. Clement Stone, William Wattles, James Allen, Deepak Chopra and several dozen other writers and thinkers since I began my entrepreneurial journey in 1999. One of the common themes that they discuss is the fact that you can break down the world into the particles that make up an atom, and then the parts that make up the parts of an atom, and then finally into traces of energy. Quantum physics demonstrates that there is an energy that connects us all. In Paulo Coello's book, The Alchemist, one of my favorite lines is "everything is one thing."
Some of the greatest thinkers from throughout history understood and articulated through teaching and through parables that we are all connected. What happens to one, happens to all. Therefore, if you hate your brother, you hate a part of yourself. To me, the fascinating component of this thought process and the connection to scientific breakdown of matter is the reality that what is physically real, isn't physically real. I know that you can see and feel the computer that is in front of you as you are reading this. However, it is made up of the same fundamental energies that the table is made up of that my computer is sitting on right now. Some of the greatest successes throughout history simply understood that they were already connected with everyone around them.
In business, I want the best for myself. Therefore, I want the best for those that I am connected with. I am connected with everyone and everything, therefore I want good for all. When we focus on sending positive energy, love, into the world, then it is multiplied. When we focus on how others are out to get us, or we are afraid of losing our identity, then we send out negative energy, fear, into the world and it is multiplied.
Napoleon Hill said over and over again in his lectures that like attracts like. I want more love, more goodness, more joy. Therefore, I will give that freely to those whom I am connected with, which is everyone.
To Your Success!
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.