Monday, April 21, 2014

Things That Will Make You Money - Number 5 - Be a Friend

Successful people do things others will not do. One of the things others don't do is to be a genuine friend. I know this goes against what many so called "successful people" teach but it is the way to reach the goal of long-term sustained success. 

Think about this, most of us do business with people we like and trust and who create a positive feeling for us. We like people who are genuine and who help us. So getting to know people and what they want and then helping them get what they want will make you money. By doing this you will find that people will want to do business with you and/or send others to you. 

The second law in the book "The Go-Giver" is the Law of Compensation which states:

"Your income is determined by
how many people you serve
and how well you serve them."

As you can imagine, this takes time to develop but the time factor works for you in the other direction too. When you help others get what they want you develop fans that will stick with you and send others to you. This is playing big. In other words, this is a long-sighted way to the goal of long-term sustained success.  

The thing that others don't do that will make you money is to focus on helping others get what they want. "The Go-Giver" explains "if you want more success, find a way to serve more people." If you need more money fast - find a fast way to serve more people.

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