“Whether you change your vocation or not, your action for the present must be those pertaining to the business in which you are engaged. You can get into the business you want by making constructive use of the business you are already established in – by doing your daily work in a certain way.” – Wallace Wattles.


Over the years, I have heard what some people said about their jobs, “Ooh, I just tough it up. It’s a good-paying job.” Or, “I can’t wait to retire in a few years.” Or, “I have done this for ages, too late to start a new one.”


I used to love my summer commitment. Then eight, nine, years into it, it became repetitive and I had to drag myself to it when summer arrived. Through the suggestion of my mentor, I decided to experiment using what Wattles shared in the quoted paragraph above – being a person of increase. What joy would I receive from the day if I don’t bring joy to it? What would I expect to gain as a result when I am not willing to put an equal, or better, value into what I am doing?


I set my intention to put this idea into action. I allocated a short moment, in the morning, to imagine the result I expected by being of service, of increase — smiling, helpful. Then off I went. You wouldn’t believe how magical the day was. I received feedback after feedback just from a smile. How did it happen? How could I have missed this simple tool before? The Universe collaborates with you when you set an intention and put it into action. Experiment with it. You’ve heard what experts say about smiling – smile when you answer the phone. The person on the other line can feel the difference. Magic? You are!


Who are you being today? What increase would you love to bring to your day today? Would like to hear your thoughts, or the results of your experiment.