When you set out to add value to the lives of others is not just an extremely powerful success strategy but it will impact the world in a fantastic way.
“NEVER, in the history of the world, has there been such abundant opportunity as there is now for the person who is willing to serve before trying to collect”. Napoleon Hill
To be truly successful we must use our uniqueness to add value to the lives of others. My life changed once I connected my life passion to my business where I set out to add value, not only to my life but to that of others.
According to Stephen Covey, “If you have a passion that you’re good at but the world doesn’t need it, you’ve got a useless passion. But if you can make a living doing something that you’re really good at and like–what a combination”.
Albert Einstein said that ‘only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.’ Service to others is what we could call adding or building value. To me the only way to build a business in this day and age is to add value to the lives of others, and this my friends is what blogging teaches all of us. Because for us to be successful at blogging, to attract readers, and to keep them, you don’t just have to merely write constantly, but provide value through your words.
As a blogger I neither measure my success through the traffic I receive nor the comments I get back, but through how much value I know I am adding to the lives of others. I have never focused on what I get; but instead on what I give. Building value for others really does make you feel good.
I love my role as a business mentor particularly when helping people determining their passions and bringing these into their business. It will always astound me when I connect with someone initially and they say ‘Larry I have no passions, there is nothing that excites me, or that I’d love to be doing.’ Yet I found something even more frustrating than this. That is those who know what their passion is, come totally alive when they talk about it, but who fear standing up and offering themselves as a standard bearer for this subject they know so much about.
I assure everyone of you that when you connect together your unique abilities, talents, interests, with both your passions and a business you truly have a magical formula.
W. Clement Stone says, “When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.”
When all those factors mentioned above collide you just know it’s the right thing, it feels right. Who knew when I started out as a blogger, that I would soon also become a mentor. If I had been told that others would be paying me to provide them with positive value through coaching, listening, motivating, inspiring, questioning, supporting, challenging them to fulfil their dreams, I’d have laughed at the mere thought. But once people saw the value I was giving away through my blog, and the type of person I was, I suppose it was a natural progression for them to ask for one to one support.
When we offer value, as just our way of being, we seem to get value in return.
Everyone of us is unique, and has something special to offer. My personal philosophy is that we all have the potential to explore, to use our natural talents and abilities to contribute to the common good and add value to the human family.
You must live your life for others. Let your life impact positively on the lives of others. Find out how best you can add value to the lives of others. Look around you and you will find some who desperately needs help to make his life easer or more fulfilled. Help them find a solution to their challenges. Do not withhold help from the one who need it.
When you look at people who are at the top of their field, you will discover that they all have one thing in common. They all do one specific thing on a consistent basis, and that’s create value for others, and in doing so; they also create success for themselves. And tomorrow we will look more at how you can be doing the same so to make sure you add value to the lives of others.