Volunteering: The Selfish Benefits: Achieve Deep-Down Satisfaction and Create That Desire in Others

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Written for driven individuals, this manual shows how to get the happiness and satisfaction that most people do not find in their regular jobs and activities through volunteering and service to others. This guide teaches that achieving self-understanding before beginning a program of volunteer work offers the chance for even greater inner happiness and satisfaction than volunteering "because everyone in the office is doing it." This thought-provoking guide shows volunteers that they are doing more than improving ...
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Overview

Written for driven individuals, this manual shows how to get the happiness and satisfaction that most people do not find in their regular jobs and activities through volunteering and service to others. This guide teaches that achieving self-understanding before beginning a program of volunteer work offers the chance for even greater inner happiness and satisfaction than volunteering "because everyone in the office is doing it." This thought-provoking guide shows volunteers that they are doing more than improving the community around them-they are improving themselves as well.

Author Biography: Charles A. Bennett is an advertising and direct marketing specialist who has been a volunteer leader for regional and national nonprofit organizations for more than three decades. He lives in Ojai, California.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970932402
  • Publisher: Committee Communications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Edition description: COMMITTEE COMMUNICATION INC
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Logic and Purpose of Selfish Volunteering xiii
1 The Selfish Benefits of Volunteering 1
In the Face of Ever Increasing Change--It's Our Grounding 1
Americanism--Because of Volunteers
Universe, graphic
Typical family, then versus now, two graphics
Getting Back in Touch with One Another
Humanity is Like the Oceans: Constantly Rising and Falling 12
The Continuum of a Civilization
Continuum of a Civilazation, graphic
Volunteers Carry the Values of American Society 16
The Price America's First Volunteers Paid
Leadership is by Our Example
Let's Create Solutions--Enough of This Talk, Talk, Talk About This Country Falling Apart
2 Reclaiming America's Vision a Community at a Time 21
The Future of America Will Be What You Leave Behind 22
Do We Still Have Roots in America?
Reinforcing Our Foundations to Last
Mr. and Mrs. Wetookitwithus, graphic
Powerful Goals Overcome Apathy and Indifference
3 Taking Charge of Your Life During and After Work 27
Business is a Metaphor for Life
Volunteering is Natural and Innate Within Us
The Best Part of Volunteering is How Good You Feel
4 How About Your Happiness? 33
In Pursuit of Your Self-Esteem
Sisyphus, graphic
What Constitutes the Good Life?
"As Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap"
How Businesses Help Their Communities by Not Writing a Check to Charity!
5 Analyzing Yourself, Your Directions and Goals 41
What is the Definition of "The Good Life?"
Your Own Snapshot of Your Life
Let's Paint a Picture of You
Paintcan, graphic
'Look at yourself,' graphic
If Money Was of No Concern, What Would You Change? 45
Dragonslayer, graphic
6 How Exciting, Colorful and Motivated are You? 49
This is Your Test, You Decide
Self-rating chart
Becoming the You You'd Love 50
Living Longer Has More to Do with Your State of Mind
Shall We Reverse the Typical Learning Curve in Our Life?
The Power of Positive Thinking
Failing is Practice for Success
7 How People-Wealthy are You? 57
Deep-Down Satisfaction Starts Right Here with Your Personal Relationships
Sphere of Personal Contacts, graphic
This is Your Life, graphic
8 What is, "Living a Successful Life?" 63
Grabbing for the brass ring, graphic
Four More Sincere Benefits of Volunteering
What One Word Describes Your Drive?
Focusing on Number One 64
How You Will Become Wealthy!
Here is that One Incredibly Simple Idea
Focus on number one, graphic
9 Mastering Your Personal Life 69
Getting Organized is an Everyday Thing
Time Management Will Set You Free
Couple's vacationing 'To Do' list, graphic
Getting Organized is a Matter of Degrees in Improvement
Synergy is Exciting, Healthy and Fun--All Working Together and Boom!
Want Change? Practice Doing Things Differently--Chart a Different Course
10 Success is in the Journey--Plan an Interesting One 77
Planning a Lifetime of Great Rewards
Learn More About Yourself
Take a Few Minutes to Peek into Your Tomorrows 79
Play "This is My Future" with Me
Your Personal Vision
Positioning Yourself to Begin
What are Your Values, How Do They Shape Your Priorities for the Future?
Who Holds up the World? graphic
About the Author 83
Index 85
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