Last week, I spoke to a group of State Farm agents and team members in the Houston area about how to Work Positive in a Negative World. During the workshops, I interviewed selected agents as positive examples of the five core practices.

One of those agents, Corey LeJeune, serves The Woodlands, and has a son who turns one year old in a couple of weeks. His son’s birth prompted Corey to look ahead to birthday parties. He imagined great celebrations for his son, but then began thinking about less fortunate children whose parents couldn’t afford to give them a party.

Corey decided to redefine that reality and achieve these children’s dreams of a birthday party. Corey decided to serve his community, understanding that such service is key to a Work Positive lifestyle.

He expressed the “Receive” core practice by developing a non-profit, “It’s My Party!”, to collect surplus birthday party supplies and share them with less fortunate families.

Here are 3 Reasons for you to join Corey in Serving Others as You Work Positive:

It’s Simple.
Everyone has a birthday. Everyone loves parties. Most of us throwing birthday parties for our children have a surplus of supplies. No explanation required.

So often when we business owners strive to serve our community, we get overwhelmed with the largeness of problems or complexity of issues. Corey’s idea is simple. It makes sense. It’s something that he and his team do that makes a difference as they’re doing business daily.

What is one simple activity you can implement that will serve others?

It’s Easy.
What do most of us do with those extra plates, cups, and napkins that are left over? Put them in the attic with other leftovers? Throw them away because they won’t match next year’s?

How easy is this? Put them in a bag and drop them off at Corey’s office.

You’re helping less fortunate children. You’re uncluttering your attic and saving landfill space. And you have the deep-down satisfaction of doing something good.

It’s just as easy for Corey. He invites his clients and their friends to help with a worthy cause. He encourages his civic club, church, and other groups to assist. He stores the supplies in a closet.
He and his team talk with local schools and non-profits to identify children without parties. They deliver the supplies around the child’s birthday. With permission, they share photos via social media, inviting still more people to ride the party supply train.

As a business owner, you want to help, but efforts get complicated quickly. Keep it easy for you and others.

What is one easy thing you can do to help persons in your community?

It’s Humble.
When I asked Corey, “What’s your goal?” he said, “Just to make one child smile.”

His focus is a humble one. It’s not about him helping huge numbers of kids although I suspect he will. He just wants to give because he Receives.

Corey is a perfect example of “You reap what you sow.” His motivation is pure. Yet his business will benefit.

Word of mouth referral marketing is the most effective method known. Corey’s “It’s My Party!” service creates a buzz destined to go viral as his clients invite their friends to help. The message is, “If Corey does this kind of great work, I know he’ll take care of my family and me.”

As a business owner, remember that outstanding service creates word of mouth that accelerates your business growth…often without you opening your mouth.

What is one humble action you can do today that will grow your business?

There are legions of Corey LeJeunes all around the world who live a Work Positive lifestyle. Let’s tell their stories in this negative world and create a rising tide of positivity that lifts all our ships!

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Joey Faucette is the #1 Amazon best-selling author of Work Positive in a Negative World (Entrepreneur Press), coach, and speaker who help professionals discover success in the silver lining of their business and achieve their dreams. Discover more at www.ListentoLife.org/speaking.