My new business philosophy: In business as in life, don’t give to get. Give to give.
For me, this idea started with a church sermon about giving to give as it related to our personal journeys. But then I got to thinking: what if businesses and entrepreneurs just gave freely?
What if I just gave freely?
What would that look like?
It did not take me long to see several entrepreneurs and small companiesemploying this business philosophy by giving away knowledge, wisdom, and expertise.
With no thought of what they might “get back” for it.
They were mentoring and teaching.
They were sharing information and sharing knowledge.
Frankly, sometimes they were coaching their competition.
They were giving to give.
And because of that, I found myself as Ms. Customer wanting to do whatever I could to support that business. They did not give to get, but because they gave purely, they reap authentically.
What if we all poured into each other in this way? The motive must be true: give for giving’s sake, not to reap some back-end reward.
Give to give.
Who’s with me? Have you seen this in your own business? Feel free to share examples of giving businesses in the comments!