Trust what you experience on other information

“Unless you prove it’s profitable, there’s no way my company will do this immortal stuff.” This is what Facebook executive Kenny told me when I was doing research for my book, Amre LeharWhich is about improving business by harnessing the power of love.

The business case for the profitability of the Amare approach is clear and compelling (summarized in Chapter 2). But strong evidence, no matter how convincing, is sometimes not enough. For some leaders, no information will be able to overcome their resistance.

what will happen? Experience. So consider that route. Don’t believe everything I said in issue 100+ of this newsletter. Disregard the research in my book, and other books that make the love case in business.

Instead, live it. seriously. experience it. Then look at your experiences to find the truth.

3 amazing ways to experience how love affects your business

  1. Consider solid evidence. Briefly list all the questions and concerns that come to your mind Follow the Amare Way. Now imagine that they were all sorted to your satisfaction. Note any remaining resistance. What action will you take next?

  2. Commit to 30 day use. Every day, make a plan to do something to make love feel at work. Make your commitment in writing, to a colleague, to a friend, for me, See if you can stay open-minded the entire time and don’t try to anticipate results or be pre-judged.

  3. start experiencing. Do a small thing so that you can directly feel the power of love at work. You can act on your own ideas, and choose from hundreds of unique tasks archivesuch as:

    • Start the team conversation with this question: Do we love our customers?

    • List three ways your company makes the world a little better.

    • Love yourself, right now, just love you.

Making a big change like leading with love may require more than just proof of profitability to move forward. Build a wealth of direct experiences to guide your decisions. As you do this, keep watching what you’re experiencing to come true about the impact love has had on you and your business.

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