Being Generous Can BE Self-Serving
Here’s a short thought that might change your mind about being generous. What if instead of talking about what you or your company does and the services you provide, you actually gave away one of your services? What if you solved a small problem that needed to be solved like getting people around your office building to meet each other? Or take a break for lunch? What if the slow and crowded elevator had rules to follow or there was a way to have more people take the stairs?
Part of your job, no matter what kind of company or person you are, is to change people’s minds. The best way to change someone’s mind is to make the change seem easy. So rather than have them connect the dots that you provide x service and oh wait! They need x service soon. So they should call you and have a talk about how to work together, show your thinking in action. Show that service applied in the world. Go do something for people. And you’ll be surprised how a small act of generosity will change people’s mind and bring them your way.
(Maybe I just did it to you…)