LinkedIn Influencer, Dharmesh Shah, published this post originally on LinkedIn.
Money of course isn’t everything. Not by a long shot. Where your definition of success is concerned, money may rank far down the list. Everyone?s definition of ?success? is different. Here’s mine:
“Success is making those that believed in you look brilliant.”
For me, money doesn’t matter all that much, but I’ll confess, it did at one time (probably because I didn’t have very much). So, let?s say money is on your list. And let?s say, like millions of other people, that you?d like to be a millionaire. What kinds of things should you do to increase your chances of joining the millionaire’s club?
Here are the steps I’d suggest. They’re neither fast nor easy. But, they’re more likely to work than the quick and easy path.
1. Stop obsessing about money.
While it sounds counterintuitive, maintaining a laser-like focus on how much you make distracts you from doing the things that truly contribute to building and growing wealth. So shift your perspective.
“See money not as the primary goal but as a by-product of doing the right things.”
2. Start tracking how many people you help, even in a very small way.
The most successful people I know ? both financially and in other ways ? are shockingly helpful. They?re incredibly good at understanding other people and helping them achieve their goals. They know their success is ultimately based on the success of the people around them.
So they work hard to make other people successful: their employees, their customers, their vendors and suppliers? because they know, if they can do that, then their own success will surely follow.
And they will have built a business ? or a career ? they can be truly proud of.
3. Stop thinking about making a million dollars and start thinking about serving a million people.
When you only have a few customers and your goal is to make a lot of money, you?re incented to find ways to wring every last dollar out of those customers.
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