Thursday, May 26, 2011



Things are nuts.  Work is crazy.  Boss’s expectations are quite lofty and borderline unrealistic.  Friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, husbands, wives, children, and/or family members…of course we love them, but let’s face it, sometimes they can be a tad needy. 

We all can relate to being so busy with work stuff, life stuff, and relationship stuff...Everybody has stuff

OneMoreStep thought for this holiday weekend – When the boss, your coworkers, your friends, or your family come to you for something – tell them no problem…tell them you’ll do ANYTHING, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE for them.

It sounds dramatic and unrealistic, but how many times have you been in a bind or felt like you needed a helping hand?  How often do we feel that unless somebody somewhere helps us out, we will fail?  We all have felt this way at one time or another.  How cool was it when that one friend, coworker, or what may have seemed like an angel from Heaven swooped in and helped you out?  Better yet, when nobody offered his or her assistance and you had to do it all by yourself…how cool would it have been if someone had gone OneMoreStep to extend a helping hand?

This is a golden opportunity to be the one person to take five minutes or an hour or two out of your day to lend a hand.  Even when we’re so busy with life, with work, with stuff…when somebody calls upon you for a favor or needs help, tell them anything, anytime, anywhere.  You’ll do it. 

Everybody else is too busy.  Everybody else is too important.  Everybody else passes the buck.  What if you were the one coworker, leader, boss, friend, or family member that said yes when everyone else said no.  What if you were what author Seth Godin calls a Linchpin, and took on a challenging project at work when everyone else on the team or the organization said it couldn’t be done.   

What if you were the one person that volunteered your own services and time for no other reason but to help someone else?  What if you dropped everything on your one night of the week that is usually spent relaxing on the couch and answered a friend’s call for help?

Imagine if we’re the one teammate, teacher, boss, coworker, or friend that no matter what is asked of us, our response is, “anything, anytime, anywhere…I’ll do it.”  That’s a OneMoreStep that is bound to make a positive impact every single time.  It’s bound to help someone out when they need it the most.  

Would you get paid more money?  No. Would the beneficiaries of your services feel forever indebted to you?  Doubt it. Would you be paid back or showered with recognition?  Probably not. 

Here's what will happen...

People that consistently go OneMoreStep to this degree make themselves indispensable at work.  The value they create quickly becomes an integral part of any team, company, or organization’s business plan.  The love and respect they show to their families is often the very glue that holds together an otherwise broken home.  The magic they make for their friends becomes the very medicine that saves people from loneliness, depression, and sadness. 

We can all be one of these people…when nobody else thinks it can be done, or when the boss, a friend, or a family member asks you for help, even at the most inopportune time, go OneMoreStep and tell them, “…anything, anytime, anywhere…I’ll do it for you.”  That’s how you create magic.

"Tell me what you need...I will surely come through...anything, anytime, anywhere...for you..." - Jimmy Buffett 

Happy Friday…but Finish Strong!

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.


1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love that song! Please incorporate JB quotes into all future blog makes me happy :)