Inspirational Quote of the Week: Show that You Care

June 20, 2011 Katja Presnal

Inspirational quote of the week:
People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care by John Maxwell.

I found this quote online, and I really like it, but I think there is more to it.

The thing about caring… you can’t fake it. Maybe to some degree, but if you don’t really care, truth always comes out. But what I have also learned about caring in today’s society many people don’t expect caring, and have hard time accepting it when you care without asking anything in back. I have noticed that when you want to do something for others just because you care, out of kindness of your heart, it can be very intimidating to some. “What’s in it for you”, “surely you want something back”. It can be very compelling to be just like anyone else, to show how much you know, show off, sell, brag, and do trades “I give you this, you give me that” to get where you want to go in a short run. And it’s same whether it’s business or personal relationship. But when you truly care, listen, do thing without asking anything back, give more than you get back, it always comes back multiplied. You will realize that not just things are starting to work out better, but you suddenly become a magnet of good things happening. Karma? Maybe. Or that people see that you really care and they care back.

I’ve been doing this blogging and social media thing for a long time and what is the biggest lesson I have learned and truly believe in, and that many people don’t understand: when a person whispers your name to one person often matters more than thousand people shouting your name. You can get a lot of irrelevant people to shout your name alongside with you when you are loud and show what you know, but when you show that you care and
you do good things even when nobody sees you are doing them – you will be the person people want to help and push forward when it really matters. Care, truly care, and you will start getting some real results in business and in life.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (4)

  1. Enjoy Life Oils

    Joie – I actually think there can be lots of true caring online. But it’s not all on Facebook and twitter – it’s also in the direct messages, emails, and people taking time to listen to you and answer back to you.

  2. Enjoy Life Oils

    Thank you! What I also find that often people want to “fake care” just so people would talk about how much they “care” and they make press releases of how much they care.. If you truly care, you don’t care if everyone knows. You do it because you care!

  3. I enjoyed this post soooooo much. It is such a powerful message. there is so much genuine caring missing from many areas of life and business that is important that more people talk about this point as many people are craving just a bit of caring.

  4. How true! Caring is some how lost in the internet world because people can hide behind their computer.

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