"How Can I Help You?"
I had a chance to listen to The Founder Hour’s first episode with Dee Murthy again and one part that really resonated with me was when Dee talks about karma. (PS - it’s towards the end of the episode.)
Dee talks about being a “good person” and how the way you treat other people will “eventually pay itself back.” I could not agree more.
It’s very easy to always focus on ourselves and our success. I’ve found myself being in a situation where I only care about how the outcome will affect me. That selfishness got me nowhere. As I matured, I became more aware of the needs and wants of others and how I can be a part of their success. Instead of thinking “How will I benefit?”, I began asking “How can I help you?”
Simply put, being selfish stalls long-term success and growth. Being a part of a team, accomplishing something bigger than just you, being kind and providing value for others, sets you up for long-term success.
When I began asking others how I can help them, the potential opportunities that were presented to me were tenfold. Friends, family acquaintances, classmates, and second and third-degree connections would reach out to me to network or introduce them to others to help make their goals come to life.
In return, I am more successful because I know a bunch of cool people doing really great things and am humbled to be a part of their journey.
The beauty behind this topic brought up by Dee is that it applies not only to business and our professional lives, but also our personal lives and the way we communicate with people and the relationships we create.
When those around you succeed, you’ve succeeded.
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