Spectacular Success On A Hot Summer Day

Spectacular Success
The unforeseen success other people intentionally create for you
because you intentionally create success for them.

Elaine Patterson hired a handyman to do odd jobs around her house on a hot summer day. When he was finished working, she invited him inside for a piece of pie and a cool drink. She created success for him with food, comfort, and respect. The handyman noticed that Elaine’s air conditioner wasn’t cooling as well as it should. The next day, the handyman created spectacular success for Elaine when he brought her a working replacement air conditioner. Elaine enjoyed the spectacular success of feeling cool in her house for many more hot summer days.

Circle of Kindness: “A welcome relief”
Elaine Patterson
Woman’s World
July 9, 2012

Paula M. Kramer
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The Sincere Offer That Was Enough To Spark An Unforeseen Spectacular Success

Originally published April 16, 2014.

Republished  November 19, 2015 after a web host transfer.

Spectacular Success
The unforeseen success other people intentionally create for you
because you intentionally create success for them

Jacques Clarence LeBermuth attended Worcester Academy, a private urban boarding school in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1920 to 1922. When he was a sophomore, LeBermuth’s family had difficulty paying his tuition and boarding fees. The school offered to waive the fees so LeBermuth could continue his education. Instead of taking the offer, LeBermuth dropped out of school and returned to his family in New York City where he got a job as an errand boy at A. Iselin & Company on Wall Street. He moved up into bond trading and became a wealthy investor and banker.

After LeBermuth’s death in 1996 at age 89, his lawyer contacted Worcester Academy to say that LeBermuth had left the school a bequest. By that time, everyone at Worcester had forgotten that LeBermuth had ever attended the Academy. The current administrators knew that Charles E. Merrill had attended Worcester and gone on to found Merrill Lynch & Co., and that Edward Davis Jones had attended Worcester and gone on to cofound Dow Jones & Company, but it took them days to figure out who Jacques Clarence LeBermuth was. Discovering LeBermuth’s connection was important because his $9.5 million bequest to Worcester was the Academy’s largest bequest in its 168 year history.

Perhaps LeBermuth made his generous bequest because Worcester Academy made its generous offer in spite of LeBermuth’s birth outside of the U.S. LeBermuth was born in Belgium. We’ll never know for sure, but it’s obvious that LeBermuth’s gratitude for Worcester Academy’s sincere offer to intentionally create success for him endured through the remaining decades of his life.

“9.5 Million Reasons To Remember Him”
Nathan Cobb
The Boston Globe
March 23, 2002

“Private Sector; Kindness Repaid, 80 Years Later”
Aaron Donovan
The New York Times
March 31, 2002

Paula M. Kramer
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Creating Straightforward Success For Debtors Sparks Spectacular Success For A Debt Collector

Originally published November 27, 2013.

Revised and republished November 8, 2015 after a web host transfer.

Spectacular Success
The unforeseen success other people intentionally create for you
because you intentionally create success for them

Straightforward Success
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs
in a particular situation satisfied,
setting you up to succeed through your own efforts

Debt collector Bill Bartmann of CFS2 recognized the obvious — people fall into debt because they do not have enough money to pay their bills. (We will exclude shopaholics from this discussion). Instead of hiring people with collection experience, Bartmann hires people with customer service experience. Bartmann treats debtors as people with needs that deserve to be satisfied.

Bartmann’s employees satisfy debtors’ needs for housing, jobs, and more. Because their needs are satisfied, debtors are able to earn money through their own efforts. They then intentionally pay off their debts to CFS2.

Bartmann’s spectacular success is in the percentage of money he is earning compared to other debt collectors. Bartmann’s earnings are 200% higher than his competitors.

Plus, former debtors are able to spend more money at their local businesses, creating serendipitous success for those businesses.

Serendipitous Success
Being in the right place at the right time to just by chance
benefit from someone else’s success

All of this success comes from one man who decided to satisfy the needs of ordinary people.

“Debt collector thrives with simple strategy: kindness”
Steve Hartman
On The Road
CBS News

Paula M. Kramer
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A Grandson Creates Spectacular Success For His Grandmother

Originally published July 11, 2013.

Revised and republished October 31, 2015 after a web host transfer.

Spectacular Success
The unforeseen success other people intentionally create for you
because you intentionally create success for them.

Janice Sparhawk of Stevens Point, Wisconsin doted on her only biological grandchild, Noah Lamaide, and foster parented close to 100 children. After putting a new roof on her house and enduring health problems, Janice fell behind on her mortgage payments. Her house went into foreclosure and the bank scheduled an auction. Noah learned about the foreclosure when he overheard a conversation between his mother and grandmother.

Noah had already collected food for a food bank. He had already raised money on Noah’s Dream Catcher Network for a picnic at a veteran’s nursing home. He had already raised money to send a friend of his to Disney World with her terminally ill mother.

Noah’s success with Noah’s Dream Catcher Network helped him create spectacular success for Janice. Noah knew how to raise money for good causes and immediately used his already established network presence to raise money for his grandmother. Noah sent out a plea for the $10,000 his grandmother needed to keep her home. Days before the scheduled auction, Noah had raised $10,500.

As a doting grandmother, Janice intentionally created success for Noah. In return, Noah intentionally created success for Janice by raising the money the bank needed to cancel the foreclosure.

Any foster child who stays with Janice Sparhawk since her spectacular success also enjoys serendipitous success. Without Noah, they might not have had a foster mother to take them in.

Serendipitous Success
Being in the right place at the right time to just by chance
benefit from someone else’s success

Paula M. Kramer
Resource Rock Star (See websites below.)

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Posts on this blog alternate with posts at the link below. Posts for both blogs are published on Wednesdays as they are ready to be published. Time between posts could be weeks.

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