Now you may be asking yourself, “What the heck does this have to do with results and peaking my profits.”
I’ve always firmly believed, business and success are also about…
• altruism, not just capitalism
• what you give, not just what you get
• and being selfless, not just selfish
On a chilly, rainy day in Chicago, I dropped my wife and kids off and then parked.
As I began the two-block walk to meet my family, I was protected from the steady downpour by an umbrella. However, as I waited to cross the intersection, I saw an elderly man slowly walking toward me. He made futile attempts to block the raindrops with his hands.
As he approached me, I asked, “Where are you parked?” He said, “A few blocks from here.” I said, “Great! Let’s share the umbrella. I’ll walk you there!” He gratefully nodded.
After our first step together, I stopped. Then said, “I’ve got a better idea. Please raise your right hand.” He did. I then placed the umbrella in his hand and said, “Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new umbrella. Stay dry!”
He had a look of confusion and satisfaction.
We both left happy!
Who will you surprise today?