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August 19, 2019

"If you want to change someone's life, you have to change their day first." - Pat Flynn

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I really like the simplicity of this quote.  It’s a perfect example of how we too quickly jump to the extreme scenario in our life without understanding the steps to get there.  And this one is specifically significant with respect to one of my primary motivators which is impact.

It comes from an amazing quote from Pat Flynn, "If you want to change someone’s life, you have to change their day first".  Flynn has built an impressive personal brand and following through his blog, “The Smart Passive Income Blog”, and a few different podcasts he hosts.  The quote means that much more from him because he started small and practiced the grassroot tactics necessary to eventually build his empire.

All great things take time. It’s just like what Simon Sinek famously said about leadership and romantic love. It’s not that you at the flip of a switch can call yourself a leader or say you fell in love. It was an accumulation of things that eventually brought your life to that state. There is no one moment.

Well I believe that for most of us, the same goes for having an impact on someones life. Value needs to be delivered and received over time in order for it to be life-changing. I mean that’s a tall task! Conveniently for my explanation, a lifetime is simply made up of many days, so you can’t change a life until you’ve changed at least one of those days.

So, be practical and start with the right approach Seek to better the days of those around you if you want to change their life.  It could be as simple as a smile, a warm greeting, an extra 10 minutes helping on a task, or lending your ear.  

If you want to change someone’s life, you have to change their day first.

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