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                                                 Rules to Live By!
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ~ Henry Ford
 
  It has often been said that it is easy to make a dollar, but difficult to make a difference.  If your bottom-line is your only bottom-line you are not likely to succeed in the long-run.
   If your true bottom-line includes the impact you have on others, the influence you have in your community and the value you provide to everyone you interact with – then, and only then, will you have achieved a bottom-line worth bragging about.
  Certainly you are in business to make money.  If you cannot make a profit your ability to influence or add value is limited and will be short lived.  However, your financial success should simply be a by-product of the value you deliver.
  Ask yourself, “What kind of difference is my business making in the lives of my customers, employees or community members?” 
Look for opportunities everyday to reach out, lift up and give back.  Do you have the chance to engage in worthwhile projects?  Can you increase the value of your customer’s experience?  Are there ways you or your employees can contribute time, money, talents or resources? 
  Making a bottom-line difference should be a top-line priority and play as critical a role in your business plan as your financial bottom-line.  Remember, a business that makes nothing but money is a poor business – indeed!
 
Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.  ~ Albert Einstein

  The pathways to peak performance, personal excellence and even success are littered with those whose sole focus was to achieve something for themselves.  Some make it, in the short-run with such a focus, but most fail miserably in the end

  By locking your attention onto becoming a person of value you will find that you are always in demand, can always command the highest price and will be perfectly positioned to take advantage of extraordinary opportunities for success. 

  Are you constantly looking for and exploring ways to add value to your customers, clients and prospects?  Or, are you obsessed with closing the sale in the rush for short-term success.  What you strive to become, a person of success or a person of value, will truly determine what you and your company will be in the months and years ahead.

  Zig Ziglar probably described what it means to become a person of value best when he said, “You have can have anything you want in life as long as you are able to help enough other people get what they want.”  That is adding value.

  There are many ways to add value, from sharing your knowledge, wisdom and insight to deploying your product or service.  Finding ways to add value to those you are striving to serve should be high on your priority list every single day.

As you become, first and foremost, a person of value your opportunity to become a person of success will be greatly enhanced.

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.  ~ Henry Ford  
  The one sure path to success in any area of business is to ensure you always give more in service than you expect to receive in compensation.  This may seem counterintuitive as most people in today’s economy are striving to give the minimum amount of effort and service for what they are receiving in compensation.
  When you focus on how little you can give for a dollar’s worth of effort you will find yourself, your career and your business on the path to mediocrity.  When you start providing just the minimum requirements – it will be the beginning of the end for your job or your business.  
  On the other hand – when you are constantly searching for ways to make a difference, add value and exceed expectations your are on the path to high demands for you and your services and you will also be perfectly positioned to be better compensated for what you do.  
  September signifies the beginning of the final important push for the business year.  It is the perfect time to evaluate your efficiencies, your effectiveness and what you can do to increase the demand for your goods and services. 
  Remember – if you want to be in demand and if you want to be able to easily charge the highest price – spend your time focused on ways to provide even more value.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  ~ Plato

  It is true that life is hard.  Which means that just about everyone you talk to - from your employees and partners to customers and shareholders, from prospects and strangers to neighbors and friends – most are most likely to be having a challenging day for one reason or another.   
  Why is knowing others are fighting a hard battle important for you to understand as an entrepreneur or business owner? Simple – people like to interact or do business with people they like and trust – and the greatest way to make that connection is by recognizing other’s challenges and treating them with kindness and respect.
  Think about the last “hard battle” kind of day you had.  During that day did anyone treat you with a little extra kindness?  Did anyone sense something was not quite right in your world and attempt to make your day a little better?  Did anyone give you a smile that lifted your spirit or express thanks for your efforts or service?  Think about how that made you feel – Think of how it lightened your load, put a little bounce back in your step or helped you face the next challenge of your day.
  Killing people with kindness is still one of the greatest business strategies ever created.  Again, it doesn’t matter if it is an employee or customer – showing a little extra kindness can make all the difference in a relationship.  Plato clearly understood what the challenges of the 21st century would be – so never underestimate the power of a little bit of kindness.
  Kindness – especially when someone is facing a tough challenge or hard battle can lead to truly loyal employees, committed partners and life-time customers.