Networking Rx: Attuning Others To Your Needs (EPS 240)

Attuning Others to your Needs

Frank Agin, author and founder of AmSpirit Business Connections, shares a quote from the book Be Connected by @TerryBean and reflects on how helping others sets their subconscious mind searching to help you in return.

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283) Only A Warm And Fuzzy

Only a Warm and Fuzzy

Everyone is generous to one degree or another, at some point in time. And that includes you, right?

However, when you are looking to serve those around you through the goods and services you sell, this is not one of those generous moments. It’s great business, for sure. You should always strive to serve your customers and clients well.

It’s just not altruistic. You see, no matter how noble your profession or how passionate you are towards it, if you’re compensated for your efforts, even in the slightest way, your gesture becomes transactional. At that point, much, if not all, of the generosity is stripped away.

True altruism is doing something beneficial for another with the all-important caveat that you have absolutely no expectation of getting something in return, except for perhaps that warm and fuzzy feeling that comes with the gesture.


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228) The Seeds Of Altruism

To build a network you need to give to others, which isn’t always easy. But, the starting point for giving to others is being thoughtful.  You know, being considerate of the feelings of others (whether you know them or not) and finding ways you can have a positive impact on their lives.

In his book, Winning Without Intimidation, Bob Burg indicates that while being thoughtful does not always come naturally, it’s a simple idea that requires no incredible skills.

Burg maintains that being thoughtful is nothing more than a habit and encompasses such occasional and basic acts as:

  • Holding a door open for someone;
  • Paying someone a well-deserved compliment; or
  • Parking a bit farther from the entrance.

Each of these is simple and represents only a tiny portion of an almost endless list of thoughtful acts. If you focus on being thoughtful towards others, eventually it becomes a habit. From there, giving more to others will quickly follow.


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