All successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common: money is not their end goal.
As paradoxical as this may sound, they don’t do what they do just for the sake of money. Sure, profit is an important part of the equation, but the primary factor that drives remarkable leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers is generosity. That’s right! Altruism is in their DNA – they enjoy teaching and helping others, and the notion of adding incredible value to the marketplace keeps them going 24/7/365.
For instance, consider Jenna Soard, founder of a brand-advisory service called You Can Brand, who says her “truest love is watching the ‘ahas’ go off in people’s minds” as she helps them solve a problem.
When your primary focus is serving others, people come to you like bees to a honeypot, and success becomes inevitable. However, when your intent behind every business activity is self-centered, you start repelling your current customers and lose any prospective buyers too.
So, start centering the activities in your business around altruistic values. Add as much value as possible to others. Instead of thinking about what you can get, ponder upon what you can give. What can you do today and every day to help others? When you start making your own unique contribution to people’s lives day in and day out, that’s when the wheels start turning. You not only attain extraordinary success but also are able to sustain it for the long term.
Never underestimate the value of social karma. Plus, the more you give, the better you feel about yourself and your business too. Now, that’s a win-win!
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