The quality of your life is based on the quality of your relationships.
The wisdom I’m about to give will help you network in business like a pro, build long-lasting relationships, and be liked and respected by the people you meet.
But first, allow me to tell you how I judge people, including you.
Yes, I judge every single person I meet, and I put them into 2 categories.
A.) Value Adders
B.) Value Extractors
(Now, if you’re going to tell me to never judge a book by its cover, stop.
Thanks, Karen for your “valuable” input, but I don’t judge people based on their looks. I judge people by their character and actions.)
Let me explain each category in full detail.
SIDE NOTE: At the Modern Day Knight Project this is just one of the 118 lessons we teach the men who show up to level up and reach their fullest potential in business, leadership and life.
The Value Adder shows up with a giving hand without expecting anything.
The Value Adder brings positive energy to the room.
The Value Adder asks: “how can I help you?”
The Value Extractor is always thinking, “what’s in it for me?” Even if it’s holding the door open for someone.
The Value Extractor is always trying to get something for themselves without consideration for the person across from them.
The Value Extractor is like a vampire. They suck out the energy of the room.
This is the kind of person you only hear from when they need something from you.
Now let’s dive into how this can help you network like a pro, build long-lasting relationships, and be respected by those you meet.
You see, when you wake up in the morning, you have a choice.
You can choose to wear the Value Adder hat that represents being of service to others.
Or you can wear the Value Extractor hat that puts you in the “What’s in it for me?” mindset.
Here’s a not so obvious tip that’s overlooked, your quality of life is better when you’re wearing the Value Adder hat…
…but the fact is, most people organically lean toward being value extractors.
So that means we all need to make a conscious effort to lean into adding value and coming with the giving hand first.
If you want to see how well this works, take this one week challenge…
For the next week make an extra effort to show you as a value adder. Help others, open doors, solve more problems, make introductions and connections and do it all WITH ZERO EXPECTATION.
I think you’ll be surprised with how people will treat you, respect you, and want to help you.
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