“To find the path to success, you have to back up one more step…It’s the philosophy. That’s the missing ingredient, the secret ingredient.” – p. 26, Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness
I firmly believe that it was my philosophy, or rather this quote I live my life by, that led to all the successes I’ve had.
One of my strengths is networking, which I’ve leveraged to help countless others find the resources they need whether that’s a product, service, or another person.
When in doubt, I find some way to be helpful to those in my network. Maybe I’m not the right person for the job, but chances are good that I know the right person who can meet that need. Helping others often leaves an indelible mark, an impression that many will remember when the time comes to make an introduction to my next potential client.
When developing your business philosophy, think about how you can help your potential customers. How can you make their lives just a little easier? Consider making this the basis for your own philosophy, if you don’t already have one.
Have a philosophy in mind? Great! Write it down and put it somewhere you will see it everyday.
Don’t have a philosophy? That’s OK. I recommend looking into Les Brown, Jim Rohn, Lisa Nichols, and Zig Ziglar for inspiration.
Takeaway: Identify and then use your philosophy to steer the decisions you make in your business.