The other day I had the rare privilege of having breakfast with a listener. It was time well spent, and really charged my batteries for the remainder of the week. In this video, I talk about the importance of being focused on others. It's another example the shows you can get everything in life you want if you help enough other people get what they want. Thanks again, Zig.
Hey. It’s Mark Mason from LateNightInternetMarketing.com, live in a car in Dallas on the George Bush Turnpike. I’m coming back from having breakfast with a listener.
It was an incredibly rewarding experience for me. I actually spent about 90 minutes talking to this listener about his business and his plans, his life and what he has going on, and giving him my opinion about things that he cared about, which is worth exactly what he paid for it, which was nothing.
Hopefully that helped him. I don’t know, you’ll have to ask him. But it was huge for me because it really gets at one of the core things that I really like to do, which is to help people.
There are a couple of lessons in that. The main one is if you want to go do something, go start a business and go change the world or whatever it is that you want to do, make sure that a piece of that is something that really gets you energized, something that you really care about, that you have some energy around. That will really help you go.
Now I’m all charged up for the rest of my week and beyond because of this amazing conversation that I had with this guy over breakfast at a hole-in-the-wall breakfast place in Carrollton, Texas. It was just a great time.
Some people will say, “How can you do that, Mark? You have thousands of listeners. Obviously you cannot meet with everyone.” That’s absolutely true, I can’t meet with everyone.
One time I heard somebody say, I wish I could remember who said this (@AndyStanley) , “Treat some of your clients or audience the way that you treat all of them if you had the time.” I think that speaks volumes.
Obviously you cannot meet with every listener or every reader, and you cannot help everyone who you come in contact with. But you sure can help some of the people that you come in contact with and make yourself available. For me, that just generates a lot of excitement and it’s very rewarding.
The other thing that it does, which is not the reason that I do it, is that it creates this culture of reciprocity around you. You can get everything in life that you want if you help enough other people get what they want – Zig was absolutely right, and here’s another example.
I hope you guys have an absolutely fantastic day.