At the end of an hour-long telephone conversation this past weekend, I thanked my friend and book publisher, Matt, for taking the time to help me plan and organize the first phase of my new writing business.
The whole thing is a daunting task for me, involving all sorts of technological wizardry that is like a foreign language to this old codger.
Matt, on the other hand, is an Internet marketing genius, who, over the past 20 years or so, has built a small and growing on-line empire, raking in the dough and expanding all the time. This guy is a recovering workaholic, managing at least 10 different websites, while also creating new ones, and has precious little time and energy to spare. Spending an hour on the phone with someone is nearly unheard of for him.
For some reason, though, he has decided to take me under his wing and coach me through the process of launching my own venture.
I could not even begin to attempt such a thing without his support, and his belief that I can actually do it. His faith in me means everything, and I told him so on Saturday.
“I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate this,” I said. “You’re a good man.”
“So are you,” he said, “otherwise, I’d be on the phone talking to someone else.”
Although he is making tons of money every month working from his home office, getting rich is not the motivating factor for this remarkable guy. Like my friend, Bobby, another set-for-life entrepreneur, he has built his fortune by working every day to help other people. That is what truly drives them both, with the money as a nice bonus.
Bobby sends me text messages and inspirational YouTube videos early in the morning about once a week, and sometimes leaves voice mails when he calls and I don’t answer the phone. He usually tells me to go out there and make a difference in someone’s day, one day at a time.
One of his recent messages said this: “Put love and confidence and positive out in the universe and you will get it back, in abundance.”
These two guys, for me, are excellent examples of humility in action and the blessings that can flow from its practice.
Author C.S. Lewis said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it’s thinking of yourself less.”
In Philippians 2:3, it says: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
Romans 12:16 says: “Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.”
And Ephesians 4.2: “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
According to Dan Rockwell, a Pennsylvania resident who writes about leadership, there are 15 ways to differentiate between humility and arrogance:
Having humility, being humble, does not mean a person is timid, a wallflower, less than a manly man. Instead, it requires a man to consider his talents and actions as being neither greater nor less than they really are.
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