One important word

For the people who are truly successful, there is one word that can be used to describe the way they operate.


The generous teach how to complete a task well, sell a product, and use knowledge to produce something. He or she is generous in interactions, even when it’s just an email.

The ungenerous look out for Number One. They don’t have hearts of teachers, so the fuse is short and their team is in disarray.

The generous are willing to share. There are no secrets. They view life as being built over one hundred years–this time frame is much longer than the year or two that’s usually thought of as the prerequisite for success.

Building for the long run allows for detours throughout the day that help people. A single interaction of generosity probably won’t change anyone’s life, but a whole lifetime of these interactions… now you’re getting somewhere.