What Is In It For Me?
Good question. We all give to get. That is the law of reciprocity.
However, if this question dominates your thinking and behavior it is likely you are missing out.
My suggestion. Give value first. Expect nothing in return. Give for the gift of giving.
Give because you can. Give because of what it does for you. Give because of the impact you will have on someone else.
We work together. Not for profit or return but more for support and shared success. That means we give. Time, ideas, talent, resources, support, introductions and generally speaking, whatever is needed.
The giving is unconditional. I know this because I have done more receiving of late. I am grateful for that and in turn will be looking for opportunities where I can reciprocate in some way. I want to be there. I want to contribute. I want to give. These relationships typically take some time to develop. I suppose part of what makes them so special is that nobody is keeping score.
I have assembled an extraordinary team and our journey continues. In fact, this may very well be the best part of the journey. These people. I am lucky. I never work alone.
What is in it for me?
About The Author
Ryan Estis is a Keynote Speaker & Management Consultant blogging about business performance.
Speaking Preview Video
Subscribe to the Blog
- Do Customers Respond To Your Email Pitch?
- How to Get the Most Out of Feedback
- Managing Mystique: How Ritz-Carlton Delivers Amazing Customer Service
- How to Shorten the Sales Cycle
- 9 Leadership Lessons from the Best Boss I Ever Had
- Blowing Up the Performance Review: Interview with Adobe’s Donna Morris
- This Is What Happened When I Completely Changed My Approach to Sales
- Business Can Turn On A Dime
- The Transition from Top Producer to Sales Leader
- 5 Keys to More Persuasive Communication