How good are you at attracting the help, goodwill and cooperation of others? If you think there may be room for improvement, this post is just what you need!
Today’s post is about one of the cornerstones of business success, something called reciprocity. Here’s a very, very basic explanation of how reciprocity works in business and life generally:
By helping other people, we begin the process of giving and open the channel for receiving. This giving, starts a positive cycle where we not only make more friends and feel better about ourselves, but ALSO encourage others, without asking, to want to help us too; (to reciprocate.)
Reciprocity in action
Over the past 48 hours, I have experienced reciprocity in action here on the blog. I have had people from all over the world, help me get the word out about my new content marketing service. Without asking anyone, they just decided to repay me for the free help I provide here on the blog, by sharing my new service with their friends and contacts.
Of course, their kindness has not gone unnoticed. I remember those who help me, just like you remember those who help you. This is one of the wonderful things about helping others. Every time we do, we plant a seed that has the opportunity to blossom into something magical.
The reciprocity mindset is NOT just about personal or professional gain and if you think it is, you are totally missing the point!
It’s simply an amazing way to proceed through business and life. It’s the attitude of contribution. It’s about building relationships with great people, by instigating the process of giving.
It costs nothing.
It’s also a wonderful way to build a rewarding life and a fantastic business!