Paying it Forwardby Dr. Ron Arndt
One of my very talented and Kool coach buddies, Lisa Ryan, Chief Appreciation Specialist, shared the story below in one of her client communications. She has generously given me permission to share it with you.
“My brother, Scott, has a successful podiatry practice. Because of his passion and desire to help others, he not only donates his time at the local free clinic, he provides free medical care to his patients without insurance. While his service comes at no charge, there is a catch: he requires his patient to “pay it forward” and do something nice for someone else.
A patient with a serious foot infection did not have the money or the insurance to pay for treatment. After letting him know about the “pay it forward” stipulation, Scott agreed to remedy the infection. A few weeks after the successful treatment, the patient came into the office to let Scott know that he had stopped to assist a woman on the freeway with a flat tire the previous day – something he had never done before. The patient was radiant as he felt the sheer joy of helping someone with no expectation of return. Scott felt great because he knew that he had made a difference, not only in this man’s health, but in his life as well.
In what ways can you “pay it forward” today? Make it a goal to do one random act of kindness this week, with no expectation of return. Better yet, don’t tell anyone what you did. Enjoy the pleasure of anonymity in a media-focused world.”
You can learn more about Lisa’s “Grategy” strategies by visiting her website.
“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” ~ Author Unknown