Who knows that every business transaction is generally a two-way street?! It is an exchange of value between 2 parties or more. Dependant on how much value is exchanged will depend on the value given. No exchange, not enough value. Simple right?
Let me put it to you another way…
If you want someone to take an interest in you / in your product, then you need to take an interest in them! Take an interest in what their needs are and what you can bring to the table to fulfil that need. It is NOT about dominating someone with a load of facts and figures. Just because you think it is a good idea, does not mean everybody else will.
“People don’t care how much you know, till they know how much you care”
If you are serious about being an Entrepreneur. If you are serious about building genuine long-term customers / partnerships / employees. If you are serious about achieving all the things you want out of life. Then remember this: Service is an action word. Appreciate the people around you. Stop being so caught up in getting all the things you want in life that you forget to take the time to appreciate what really makes our lives full – relationships.
Correction – Enriched Relationships! Your external life is a mere reflection of an internal game. How you play that game will be exposed with time.
No one will want to do business with you if you are just out to get them. There is nothing more frustrating than someone who is just out to ‘take’ with no equal value returned. Over a period of time, your revolving door of people will make life extremely difficult to manage.
So people, for your own benefit:
Be genuine. Be authentic.
Work like you were changing the world in doing so.
Remember that Courage is Contagious.
Honesty is Honorable.
& I promise you – Success will come as a result from doing these daily motives boldly enough for long enough.