Charitable giving is no longer what it used to be. There was a time years ago when it was enough to have your 501(c)(3) IRS status and a recognizable cause, for money to flow in without any problem. Oh, how times have changed!
Today there is increased competition for the benefactor’s, albeit decreased, charitable dollars. What separates your charity from any others? If you haven’t figured that out yet, you better and fast, lest you find yourself with an unfunded great cause!
Every so often I will study the material that I give to people when I interact with them. Just think about it, after you have left a persons presence all that is left is your business card or brochure, it better say success and professional. When people receive your printed information they should think, " Wow".
Leuconoe, don't ask — it's dangerous to know — what end the gods will give me or you. Don't play with Babylonian fortune-telling either. Better just deal with whatever comes your way. Whether you'll see several more winters or whether the last one Jupiter gives you is the one even now pelting the rocks on the shore with the waves of the Tyrrhenian sea--be smart, drink your wine. Scale back your long hopes to a short period. Even as we speak, envious time is running away from us. Seize the day, trusting little in the future.
- Horace Odes
Many people are familiar with the phrase but really have no idea where it came from. I mean it's everywhere, on tattoos, in commercials, on billboards even. Really, how many times a day do you hear the phrase, Carpe Diem? It has become such a common statement that it almost loses its value to both inspire and challenge. It need not be that way though. Let's think about the requirements of Carpe Diem.
- Wake Up
- Choose to truly do all you can that day to live abundantly.
- Hope that you are blessed enough to do it all over again the next day.
It's that simple! Carpe Diem! Seize the Day! Is that really all there is to it? YEP, and stop trying to complicate Life!
Make Money, Have Fun & Be A Blessing,