What is the difference between a loving mirror and safe haven? A safe haven is very simply the business version of a loving mirror. A loving mirror can be a person in your life, just your personal life, for example your spouse, your significant other, your mom, your dad, your friend, somebody who’s not involved in business with you. Just, you talk about things that are not business related to that loving mirror.
The safe haven is a loving mirror who keeps you accountable to the demands of business. A safe haven is a loving mirror, might want to write that down, a safe haven is a loving mirror who keeps you accountable to the demands of business because here is the paradox. We human beings perform best in an environment of unconditional support when we’re being supported for who we are, not when we have to do something that we’re not.
That’s on one hand. However business is conditional. You must do things to get the thing called money. As far as I have observed $20 bills do not just go walking down the street by themselves, knock on your door, and say hey can I come in. This generally doesn’t happen. If it does I want to move to where you’re living, because so far what I have observed is we have to do something.
We have to provide value to people and then they give us the thing called money, which enables us to do things that we want to do, where we give the thing called money for things that we value, and there it goes forever and ever.
You see that’s all that money is, that’s all that work is. We provide value for human beings who give us the thing called money, and then we can do the things that we want to do, that’s all it is. What a safe haven does then is they don’t let you off the hook with the demands of business. Remember what I talked about; work and business is conditional. That’s the condition you’ve got to do something you have to provide value to people that’s the condition, that’s it.
Whatever you do, and I don’t care what you do, I don’t care if you’re flipping burgers at McDonalds, you’re providing value to a set of human beings. If you’re the president you’re providing value, if you’re the president of Microsoft or whatever, the janitor, it doesn’t matter, you’re providing value. There’s no job on earth you can do that doesn’t provide value to a, set of human beings. That’s the only way that you get the thing called money.