One of the lessons I have learned in life is that you just can’t fix the world.  You can’t fix EVERY person, you can’t fix EVERY company, you can’t fix EVERYthing.  Don’t use up all your energy and emotion trying.

I get 50 phone calls and 300 emails a day, mostly requests for help.  Since my purpose in life is helping others, I spend most of my daying doing just that.  Finding candidates new jobs, donating my time and financial resources to charity, and making introductions between people that can help each other.  All that stated, I can’t help everyone.  And when you can’t help people, many do not take it well. 

Consider the person that wanted me to invest in his cooking show.  I said "no thank you, not really my passion."  He then told anyone that would listen that I was a jerk.  Actually, I just did not want to invest in a cooking show.

Consider the candidates that come to me for jobs. When you have a hundred candidates for every open job, it’s not possible to submit everyone.  So I match the candidates by education, experience and culture, submitting those that are an exact match for the job descriptions.  In many cases when I tell a candidate they are not a good match they say "Mark’s a jerk."  Even had a few say "Mark is not a Chritian – he proclaims to help people, but he did not help me."  Well, I am a Christian, I do help many people, however it would be accurate to say I can’t help everyone.

It is written in the book of Matthew, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers, you did for Me.”  So I do my best for as many as I can. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.