I’ve created a guide that outlines a five step process on how to serve humanity.
Step 1. Build a foundation.
Chisel yourself into the person you want to be, piece by piece. Read autobiographies of famous philanthropists. Read self-help books. Absorb all the knowledge you can. Personally, I would recommend Jim Rohn’s audio series, Cultivating an Unshakable Character.
Step 2. Find your why.
Find the reason you want to truly serve humanity. Study the 5 Whys. It’s a Japanese philosophy on problem solving by getting to the root issue of a problem. However, using it on yourself will help you figure out your true purpose in this world. You will also find what will motivate you and keep you going, even when everything comes crumbling on you. In order to do this, ask yourself why you want to serve humanity, then with the answer you come up with, ask yourself why with that question once again, until you get five levels deep. Then, you will truly find why you want to serve humanity. This will help you lay out the foundation that will inspire you to work towards accomplishing your vision, each and every day.
Step 3. Act daily.
No matter how small the act, any contribution you make can possibly impact or even change someone else’s life. Never let a day go by where you don’t at least contribute 5 minutes to your cause. Once you stop growing, that is when you start dying.
Step 4. Trust your instinct. Follow your heart.
We are all complex creatures. However, at the end of the day, we all want the same things. To be safe, to have security, love, acceptance, and money. When your gut tells you what you are doing is right, keep at it.
Step 5. Share your vision.
Find like minded people who believe in your altruistic cause. Create a network that collaborates for a shared cause together.
You don’t need financial resources or connections to do good deeds. You just need a heart of gold and a character so unshakable, not even the devil can tempt you away from your vision.
In turn, you will be blessed with a mindset of abundance. With a mindset of abundance, you will be able attract abundance into your own life as well.
Use this post I wrote in response to this question, but exchange “How to get rich” to your particular question of where do you start:
The material is the same, just in a different perspective.
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Leonard Kim is Managing Partner at InfluenceTree. At InfluenceTree, Leonard and his team teach you how to build your (personal or business) brand, get featured in publications and growth hack your social media following.