Here's something very important that I learned. The great majority of people, being selfish, are always thinking of how they can personally and immediately gain from any interaction that they have with other people. But this is not for you. Instead, your job is to look for ways to put in.Your goal must be to look for ways to contribute. This seems to be the strategy used by many of the top people.
Over the years, I have worked with many wealthy men and women. I will never forget a billionaire turning to me at the end of a meeting and privately asking me, "Is there anything that I can do for you?" Later, another man, worth more than $500 million, asked me the same question: "Is there any way that I can help you?"
When I went to work for a man worth over $800 million, in our second or third meeting, he asked me if there was anything that he could do in his position to help me in my personal life. By that simple gesture, even though I could think of nothing, he earned my lifelong loyalty.
Over the years, I have observed that many of the most powerful men and women, at every level of society, got there by continually looking for ways to help other people.
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