by Tim Staton
The Entrepreneurial G.A.P.
Whenever I spend time with this friend I come away with a new sense of purpose and direction. My friend has a way of clearing away the clutter that has blocked my view of my own potential. Little things that I have dismissed as insignificant or trivial are examined again in light of the counsel I get from my friend and every time I find that I have misjudged their significance. “Everything you do matters” I am told each time we get together. You would think the message would get old but it never does. I am a better person because of my acquaintance with this friend and I am confident you will feel the same way once you have been introduced. Allow me to introduce you to my friend, “The Butterfly Effect”.
Yes, a book, but not just any book. This book by Andy Andrews titled “The Butterfly Effect, Everything you Do Matters” has been a real friend since the moment I first read it. Andy is a master story teller and has woven together a series of historical events which seem insignificant and even trivial but are actually enormously significant to life as you and I know it. Although there are other editions on the market, mine is the 2011 edition published by Hallmark Gift Books. I pick up my copies at a local pharmacy and I try to keep one copy on hand at all times. I have no financial interest in promoting this book. In fact, this book has cost me quite a few dollars over the years. I look for people I think will benefit from the message and I provide them with a copy. Many times I even read it to them! It usually takes less than 30 minutes to do so. The message rings true to young and old alike; everything you do matters”.
Why Am I Telling You This?
There are actually two reasons I am telling you this. First, I am demonstrating the power of praise and the resultant appreciation or increase in value of this book to you. I hope I have given you a reason to pick up this book and see if you too will find it to be a faithful companion. I know you will be better for it. The second reason is that I suspect that you too have a friend similar to mine. A book which has provided counsel and been a source of inspiration over the years. I hope you will follow my lead and find others to introduce to your friend. You may be amazed at the significance of such a simple act.
Tim Staton is passionate about gratitude, appreciation and praise (G.A.P.). He is an author, coach, public speaker and a fellow entrepreneur. Visit him at https://www.facebook.com/tims