There’s one thing that all working people have in common: We want more money.
The question is, how do you get it?
You could get a second job, but over time, that’ll wear you down.
In The Magic of Thinking Big, David Schwartz said, “You can’t harvest money unless you plant the seeds that grow money. And the seed of money is service. Put service first, and money takes care of itself.”
Dr. Schwartz’s words demonstrate his understanding of the Law of Cause and Effect, which is the principle law on which everything in the universe operates. It’s another way of saying, “As you sow, so shall you reap.”
For today’s topic, it might best be to put it this way, our rewards in life will always match our service. That said, each little “extra” you do for others is a money seed so…
Taking on a project that no one else on the team wants to do is a money seed. Surprising clients with your generosity is a money seed. Advancing an idea for a product that will improve the quality of your customers’ lives is a money seed.
And here’s another one…
Getting in the habit of doing more than you are presently paid for is a money seed.
Unfortunately, many people think it is totally illogical to do more than they are being paid for. The philosophy that governs their behavior is “Give me the money, and then I will do the job.”
However, the Law of Cause and Effect, and indeed the system that drives our economy, clearly states, “Do the job and then you get the money.”
So whether you’re a business owner or an employee, you earn more money after you improve your performance…
Salespeople who deliver more service to their customers are at the top of the sales force.
Entrepreneurs who know how to be efficient while never letting up on delighting the customer are able to grow their business.
And employees who put their heart and soul into their job and are never too busy to do more, are the ones who are handsomely rewarded—if not by the company they work for, then by other companies waiting in the wings for them.
To earn more money, serve more. You can do that by doing the following things every day:
1. Review your behavior.
2. Answer this question: “How can I give more than is expected of me?” Then apply the answers.
3. Leave every person you come in contact with the impression of increase. In other words, make them feel good about coming into contact with you.
The compensation—financial and otherwise—you get from developing these practices will be phenomenal. It will go beyond the scope of your imagination.
To more and better,