Only Give with a Reason

Article 6 in the Success Mindset Series

It may seem too obvious but success in business requires an exchange of value for value. This is not a repudiation of charity, which is a special exception. Rather it is a recognition that to succeed commercially one must have a reason to give. As Gary Jackson comments, “to achieve success in business you must never ever give of yourself for free”.

This does not mean that you should never give anything away. King Gillette gave away safety razors to sell safety razor blades. Bill Gates gave away copies of Microsoft Office with computers to build a demand for the product. In each case however, there was a sound commercial reason for apparently giving something away.

You are entitled to fair compensation from the market for your labor as long as you produce something of value. You do no good by giving away your labor or effort unless it is to build some greater value such as Gillette and Gates did.

You can learn more about Gary Jackson’s lessons of financial success through his Millionaire Stealth Success program. We will look at a few of those lessons in ten introductory articles in the CTW newsletter over the 20 weeks – one article every other week. To get the full story though visit the Millionaire Stealth Success program.

Wishing you success and prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy
Helping People Learn to Build Wealth

Wishing you Success and Prosperity,

Daniel R. Murphy

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.