September 9, 2009

Join an Optimist Club and experience the Optimist difference

It's that time of year when children are back in school, vacations are over and our thoughts return to personal and professional development. That's probably why so many clubs and organizations hold membership drives in the fall. In an article for the Kansas City Star, the director for the United Way in Wyandotte County described many of the service clubs in her community. "Join one and make a difference," Diane Hentges said.

A great suggestion, but I want to emphasize that not only do you help others when you join a service club, you also help yourself. There is that intangible, feel-good factor that lifts your spirits when you do something to lift others up, but there are also tangible benefits such as increasing your network of business acquaintances. Sometimes people will ask me why they need business associates if they don't have a product to sell. I always explain, but you buy things. Isn't it nice to buy from someone you know and trust?
When you join a service club you will also enhance your social circle and find new friends with similar goals and dreams. New friends open your life to more new opportunities. Don't miss out on a single one.

Are you ready to make a difference? I hope that you make the Optimist difference. Join an Optimist Club today.

Find an Optimist Club in the US, Canada, or another country.

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