Using Your Profit to Help Others actually Benefits You

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When I talk to people about why they want to do network marketing or why they are pursuing passive income streams, one of the most common answers I get is that they want to live the freedom lifestyle by working less and earning more.

What if I told you that when you use your income to help others, not just provide for yourself, you can actually earn more and gain more freedom? Research has proven that givers are more successful.

Zig Ziglar once said: “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” How exactly does this success secret work?

The Way we Treat others Determines our Success

Wharton professor Adam Grant has done significant research into this very idea and even published a book, “Give and Take: a Revolutionary Approach to Success,” about his findings.

One of his most significant findings is that success depends on how we treat others and the types of relationships we form. Those relationships come about and grow when we give to others.

Grant believes it takes much more than industry knowledge, hard work, sound business decisions and strategy to be successful. He says givers are more likely to be optimistic about people and what they are capable of.

“If you’re a giver, then you build quality relationships, and with those relationships you’re exposed to opportunity over the long term. You actually increase your own luck so far as you contribute things to other people.”  Grant says.

Looking for opportunities to help others by giving to charities, sponsoring events, taking time to volunteer and becoming a regular donor will help you build the kind of relationships and gain the kind of outlook that can help you be more successful in business.

When we give, we gain a new outlook on life. We begin to see the good in others, accentuate the positive and become less self-centered. Building a successful business does require you to make decisions that will benefit you and your team, but it also requires you to find ways you can meet others’ needs.

Network marketing is all about building relationships. To be successful in this field you need to be able to connect with people and forming habits of giving can help you develop this skill and bring new opportunities to your business.

Teams that Give Become Stronger

But, the benefits of giving aren’t just individual benefits. When your entire team gives it becomes stronger. Teams that regularly volunteer together, donate time and resources and reach out to charitable organizations gain something other teams don’t have.

You spend a lot of time together as a team finding ways to grow your business, sell more products and make more money. But, what if some of that time and energy was spent giving?

When your entire team gives, each of your team members will gain that positive outlook and will feel a stronger sense of commitment and loyalty to your group and the community.

Giving as a team allows you to combine all your strengths and talents, strive for a common goal and feel satisfied in results that can only be achieved as a team. There’s a certain sense of satisfaction and optimism that comes when your team accomplishes something that is selfless.

As your team experiences giving together, it will become a more valuable asset. Your team members will grow closer together and be capable of achieving even more. Giving together allows people to develop a sense of camaraderie that is invaluable to a network marketing team.

When you and your team use your time, talents and even profit to give, everyone wins. The recipient of your giving gets much-needed help while your business gains a new level of optimism, a stronger team and more business opportunities.

Using our profit for good is a responsibility we have as network marketers, but it’s a responsibility that comes with great rewards.

If you are interested in learning about more ways to strengthen your team, contact me. I help businesses be successful from the very beginning, so their team members can have freedom of time and money and so they can give back to their communities.

About the author 

Deborah MacDonald

After almost 25 years as an entrepreneur, I continue to grow my business, my passive income streams and my wealth. And now I mentor others on their wealth journeys by teaching them how to fund their own freedom lifestyle.

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