Give to Receive Internet Business or Not
How Internet Business Works
I’d like to talk about giving and receiving and from holistic perspective, not the normal business focus.
If you have an internet business, or any other business for that matter, the experts tell you that in order to sell you need to give value. For the internet business, it’s often in the form of free stuff that’s given out to obtain your email address. Most web businesses do this and it’s quite legitimate.
All Businesses Give to Receive
Other businesses do the same thing, and their ‘free stuff’ may be extra special service or offering a product or service at a greatly reduced price. What businesses are trying to do is to give something so that in your eyes, the buyer, you will trust and like them. Generally, because you trust and like them, you make a purchases based on those criteria. It’s a sound formula because emotion plays a part in just about every purchase we make.
Try to Give Value
In my business I’ve always tried to give away as much as I can (i.e. this blog). To take it a step further, I’ve always tried to give the best value I can during my personal development and psychic sessions. In other words, I try to give more than is expected. That might be in the form of spending that extra 15 minutes with the client. It could be suggesting someone else who could help, and sending the recorded version of the session to the client free of charge.
Give to Receive in Everyday Life
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve become conscious of this trait in others. What I’m talking about is everyday life, and with my friends, clients and colleagues. Of course, once you get used to noticing these traits, you also notice when they are missing.
A Typical Scene
I was in a coffee shop and I placed an order. A very abrupt woman took my order. There was no smile and hardly a thanks. My coffee was delivered by a dis-interested a young man. Later, the same woman who took my order, took my money with the same attitude. Am I happy? Yes, because these people won’t ruin my day. Will I go back to that coffee shop? No, because I love good service.
The Better Side
On the other hand and from a different quarter which will later be an internet business. One of my very special mastermind group members has had unbelievable growth within herself lately. She has a dream and she’s articulating that dream into a spectacular grand dream goal. In the meantime she realises she has to fund this goal and has started her own business, which is now rapidly expanding. I hear, week after week, the little extra things she does, most of them unconsciously, to value-add to give her family and her clients that little extra. What my friend has realised, is that untimately, the world will treat her more or less the way she expects to be treated. Consequently, by giving that little bit more she receives that special something back in return.
Give to Receive. For Business Only, Is It Limiting?
I mentioned earlier that people like to do business with and refer business to those people they know, like and trust. I think this is a limiting idea. My belief goes further than business because this rule applies in all our life experiences. One of the really lovely aspects of my mastermind friend’s story is that it’s not only her business that’s doing well, it’s her whole life as well. It’s her relationship with her husband, children and friends. And it’s because she decided that she needed to give that bit more of herself.
Call to Action
Over the next few days and weeks consider how much you give and how much you expect to receive in return. Do you always expect to receive? And if so, do you find you don’t receive as much as you would like?
“Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you receive in payment.”
So, ask yourself, “Does what I am doing serve or add value to others?” In other words, “Am I exceeding people’s expectations of what they expect from me?”.
It may take a few days or even weeks to move into this mindset and when you do, you will see spectacular results.
Remember, the sky is the limit. Then above that, the universe starts.
Have the best outstanding day,