MVP: Seek to add value
As I have grown my business, I have realized that an essential approach is to create value for people. I have become somewhat obsessed with it. Whether it is a training, an email, a video, podcast, or a dinner with a friend, my goal is always to add value – to give something away that the person or people I’m with will leave richer and feeling better than before our interaction.
This isn’t as hard as it seems. The simple act of being 100% present is often valuable enough. Asking good questions and listening to the answer also get the job done.
However, there are times I need to take – I need someone to add value to me. I have a few people that I can count on for that, but I don’t know if I could consistently give to others without those few people who consistently give to me. Maybe there is another lesson there?
Intention: In each interaction today, provide value to others, and don’t underestimate the value of being fully present.
Our annual summer tradition is to share the most important things I’ve learned from other people throughout the month of July. This summer we have 20 lessons. You will receive one a day until we are done. If you feel particularly moved and want to share a reaction, please reply!