7 years ago I quit drinking.
I made the decision to give up alcohol because my life had become unmanageable. I was sick and tired and unhealthy. Everything I did, every decision I made was based on what I thought was best for me. My actions were negatively affecting those around me but I didn’t care. It was always all about me.
I was incredibly selfish.
My selfishness cost me my family, my friends, and my marriage.
I desperately wanted my life back, so I quit.
When I quit drinking I had to learn how to live my life differently. I had to learn how to put others before me. I had to learn to be of service. I had to learn selflessness and I had to be willing to be transformed.
This same principle applies to business. Real success happens when you realize it’s not all about you. You have to approach your business selflessly.
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When starting out in your business, stop trying to figure out how your product or service can make you lots of money. Instead, ask yourself how it can truly help someone. What real problem does it solve? How does it make the world a better place, even for just one person?
When you find yourself in a social situation like a meeting, a conference, or a seminar, don’t go into it thinking what you can get out of it. Think instead of what you can bring to the situation to make it better. How can you be helpful to others? What skills and talents can you bring to the table to improve the experience for those around you?
When creating content, whether it’s writing a blog post, filming a video, or recording a podcast, don’t think about how much attention it will receive, or how many new followers it will bring. Think about how you can be extremely helpful to anyone who reads, watches, or listens to you. Think about how your content can transform someone, or how it can improve the quality of their life.
It’s not about you. It’s about that one reader, that one listener, or that one client. It’s about providing incredible value. It’s about making one person’s life better in some way.
Approaching your business this way may require a complete change in mindset. Are you willing to be transformed?
*What I have now is a daily reprieve from drinking based on my spiritual condition. One day at a time…
How do you approach your business? Do you think more about what you can get or what you can give? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.