My vision is to inspire more harmony among 20 million mother ’s and daughter ’s-in-law around the world by teaching all brides to learn the art of making friends with their husband’s mother, so I wrote a book about it. I knew I wanted it to get out there in a BIG way, and, a being big fan of Deepak Chopra’s The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success, I am always very aware of the law of giving and receiving. I felt this would be the best way to get my book out on a larger scale, and to help others in the process.
Many people ask, “How can you make money when you’re giving so much away?” But, believe it or not, the more you give away, the more money that is attracted to you, because the universe gets the message that you have abundance and just helps create more of it! This is truly “The Secret” in action. Giving back has actually led to quantum leap in my success, because when you partner with a charitable cause, you now have an entire database and media presence behind you. It is like aligning yourself with the waves of the ocean, rather than just being a small trickling of water that comes out of your bathroom faucet.
The best way for businesses to balance this strategy, in my opinion, is to position yourself between a fortune 500 company and a non-profit organization. For example, one of my media sponsors is 1-800-flowers.com. Together with them, we are currently working on a HUGE national contest that will raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. It’s a very exciting opportunity and one that I feel will help to manifest my vision of creating more peace and harmony at home. Creating increased feelings of warmth among in-laws helps foster familial ties, which leads to pride and loyalty. The benefits of a caring family go beyond tangible outcomes and serve to strengthen our communities, provide for needs, and increase our sense of well-being.
For me, the fact that I am one small person, who has impacted the lives of those who are less fortunate than myself, there is absolutely nothing more rewarding.
Final words of wisdom … I wrote this book based on the seventh spiritual law of success, which is the quickest way to get what you want, is to help others get what they want. What I mean by this is, be an openhearted, giving, loving sensitive person, and the world will reflect that back to you. That is how I strive to live my life and run my business and it has proved to be a very successful model!