Who Are More Successful In Business – Givers Or Takers

If you’re reading this, you’re most likely to enjoy helping and making a difference to others. But does this approach really pay off in business?

I’m having a great time researching this topic ahead of hosting my first‘Give To Profit’ Fundraising Tele-summit’ next month with lots of fantastic speakers who do business with heart. And so today I thought I’d share a couple of really encouraging findings I’ve discovered from reading ‘Give And Take’ by Adam Grant:

1.    ‘Giving’ and putting others first is a trait of many top performers – across a whole spectrum of fields including business, politics, medicine, sales and many industries. However some ‘givers’ also under-perfrom – those who sacrifice their own needs and goals too much.

2.   ‘Takers’ on the other hand (those who put themselves first) may get better results in the short-term, but are more likely to be ‘middle of the road’ performers over the longer term. Cuddled between ‘givers’ above and below them on the success ladder.

So while coming from a place of wanting to do what’s best for others, may slow down your journey to success, it could also be more rewarding, make a difference to more people and yield more business success over the longer term – YIPEE!

People have often said I give away too much but often it just feels like the right thing to do. Over the years however I’ve learnt it is possible to come from a place of love, kindness and compassion and be more strategic and balanced in the way I give – so that more people gain.

Today I encourage you to consider how you could ‘give’ to build your business, in a way that makes a difference to others and gets your own needs met too….

Have a joyful week!

I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts – please do share your comments below.

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Alisoun Mackenzie is The Compassionate Business Mentor, Author, and Speaker who inspires business owners and social entrepreneurs to turn their passions into profits and make a difference in the world. 

She is also the author of two Amazon Best Selling books Heartatude, The 9 Principles of Heart-Centered Success and Give to Profit: How to Grow Your Business by Supporting Charities Social Causes.

Alisoun is also the founder of The Heartabiz Hub a business network and training academy and has written the following free ebooks:

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