THE LAW OF DIVIDENDS
INVESTING IN YOUR TEAM PAYS DIVIDENDS NOT ONLY FOR THEM AND THE ORGANIZATION, BUT ALSO FOR YOU.
• My team makes me better than I am.
• My team multiplies my value to others.
• My team enables me to do what I do best.
• My team gives me more time.
•My team represents me where I cannot go.
• My team provides community for our enjoyment.
• My team fulfills the desires of my heart.
Building a team for the future is just like developing a financial nest egg. It may start slowly, but what you put in brings a high return—similar to the way that compound interest works with finances. Try it and you will find that the Law of Dividends really works. Investing in the team compounds over time.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.”
― Yiddish Proverb
Our task must be to free ourselves. by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein
Daily Storytelling Time
Everyone is important
During Mark’s first month of college, the professor gave his students a pop quiz. He was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until he read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was some kind of joke. He had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would he know her name? He handed in his paper, leaving the last question blank.
Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward the quiz grade. “Absolutely,” said the professor. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They each deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say ‘hello'”. Mark never forgot that lesson. He also learned her name was Dorothy.I