Manipulation is everywhere. “Let me do this so I can get something in return” is the mantra of many. But when you don’t expect anything in return, good things begin to happen. I’ve seen this play out in my own life, and I’m sure you can see it in your own life as well. Shawn Askinosie of Askinosie Chocolate has definitely seen the reward from not expecting anything in return.
In a recent interview with Forbes Magazine, Shawn said, “The ‘expect nothing in return’ advice is part of the paradox of service: find yourself by losing yourself in the service of others. The idea is that once we are living our vocation we need to realize that it’s not a destination at which we ‘arrive.’ Therefore, we take this notion of service day by day in order to remain tethered to our life of meaningful work. I’m not saying that business folks should never expect profit or a healthy company, not at all. This principle is specifically related to the part of the process of maintaining our connections to the people and ideas that brought us this work in the first place.” [Read more…] about Don’t Expect Anything In Return