Napoleon Hill (success guru and author of Think and Grow Rich) suggested that people should always go the extra mile in the service of others. He taught others to give more than they were paid for at work. Not only does giving feel good, but it is also a necessary step on the path of success. If you want to achieve your goals, it is important to help others achieve their goals.
I think people often get so caught up in chasing their dreams and goals that they forget about helping others. They forget how good it feels to lend a helping hand or do something special for someone else. When you render extra value and extra service - beyond that which you are paid for - it is like making deposits in the karma bank of life. All of your extra effort will come back to you many times over. Plus, you will feel good knowing that you have helped others.
Find ways to provide extra value to your customers and you will build loyal customers who will tell others about how much they love your business. Go above and beyond the call of duty consistently and your boss may decide to give you a raise or promotion.
This week focus on helping others. Stay on the lookout for ways to provide extra value to your company or your customers. Remember the adage that it is better to give than to receive. If you want to be more successful, help others become more successful. Share your experiences here by leaving a comment.