Success Hinges on How Much Value You Add to the Lives of Others


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Two of the three paths to wealth are:

  1. Becoming a Virtuoso and
  2. Pursuing a Dream

(The third path is the Saver/Investor path).
In both cases, the determinant of success hinges upon how much value you add to the lives of others.

Most people have a “what’s in it for me” attitude about doing business with others. And most people are not successful and thus, not wealthy.

Successful people have a “what’s in it for you” attitude. And that attitude is a game changer.

It shifts the focus from all about me to all about you, from selfishness to selflessness, from taking to giving.

Wealth is merely a byproduct of success and success is a byproduct of how much value you add to the lives of others.

But how do you know if you are adding value to the lives of others in such a way that it elevates you above your competition?

To answer that, you must answer the following questions:

  • Does what you do improve the lives of others in some way?
  • Does what you do exceed the value provided by your competition?
  • Does what you do consistently exceed the expectations of those you serve?
  • Are you able to charge your customers, clients, etc. a premium for that value in the form of higher prices, fees, etc.

If you were Apple, the answer to all of those questions would be YES.

Developing a niche is a great way to get a YES to each one of those questions. Niche’s require that you become a virtuoso.

Pursuing a dream is another way to get a YES, as well. Successful Dreamers are typically entrepreneurs who have a unique product or service that sets them apart from everyone else in their industry.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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