“What's in it for me” WIIFM
Lets face facts, this is a question we ask ourselves on a daily bases because we are faced with different choices throughout the day. This quote from Brian Tracy throws light on this question.
“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” ~ Brian Tracy
So when we ask ourselves in any situation , “What’s in it for me?” It's a way to self-check our intentions and attentions. For instance, you have been introduced to a business opportunity and contemplating joining, you could ask yourself questions like these;
- Will “it” prevent you from being effective and productive at what am currently doing or not?
- Will “it” hold you back from being mindful and intentional about where your daily attentions should be?
- Will “it” drain away your energy to the point of having nothing left or you will have extra energy left to be productive?
- Will “it” be in complete alignment with the values you are committed to upholding in life? Eg. Helping you talk your walk and walk your talk?
- Will “it” improve the working relationships you have with other people when you are being the authentic you? How about the emotional relationships you have with them?
When the answers to these questions are “Yes” , then you will be convinced that joining this opportunity will be a good decision to make.
Can you ask the WIIFM question and still expect to serve others effectively?
Yes you can! Moving forward to building a successful business, expect the people you meet as well as yourself to ask the WIIFM question. However in order to be of service to your partners, always answer the question with your personal values, for that is the authentic, self-aware you. However don't impose your values on others. A successful person doesn't hide from who they are.
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