By Kevin Meyer
Here in the U.S. it's Thanksgiving Day where we traditionally give thanks for what we have.
Yes we all have our struggles. Many of you know I'm dealing with a major medical condition in my family that has helped me become very acquainted with some of the best hospitals in the country. But I'm thankful I have access to those hospitals. As my wife discovered while on a volunteer medical mission to the Amazon in Brazil a couple weeks ago, many people in this world don't even have access to a toothbrush. I also learned that while growing up in a Peace Corps family in Peru a few decades ago.
I'm guessing very few of you reading this blog worry about putting food on the table or even making your mortgage payment. The lean and business world has been pretty good to us in many different ways. Now's your chance to help change some of the misperceptions about businesspeople. We know we are not all cold and uncaring, focused purely on profits. Let's demonstrate that.
So take a step back and realize how much you have to be thankful for. Then try to make the world a better place for others. Add "pay it forward" to your kata and daily standard work.