Caring about the planet, and finding ways to help and support others.

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This is the second stage in creating a successful business. When you’re aware that you belong to the whole planet, and you don’t work in isolation, you search out ways to benefit others as well as yourself.

You can do this in many ways:

Recycle as much as possible.
When you buy something, find things to donate to charity shops.
Source Fair Trade products.
Use Organic products and food.
Shop online instead of using fuel.
Support companies who give back.

Search for ways to donate to charities who empower those in difficult circumstances to start their own businesses, so they benefit whole communities in a sustainable way.

I recommend:

Kiva – By making a loan of $25 you can choose to help someone in many parts of the world. This link gives you $25 free to choose the first recipient – use it while the offer is still available. http://www.kiva.org

Tracy Fredericks – She helps entrepreneurs in poor countries by paying Fair Trade prices for their crafts, and then makes them available for entrepreneurs to sell them from home. http://www.mytradesofhope.com

When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.
– Wayne Dyer

The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.
– William Arthur Ward