A Gem From Jay Abraham

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If you're curious why things seem like a struggle or why you might not earn what you think you should - here's a quote from Jay Abraham that makes the solution very clear:

"We are rewarded in our life for the amount of problems we solve for others or the amount of opportunities we make possible."

This doesn't mean the things you do for friends or family (although it certainly counts). This means the amount of value you add to people who need a solution and who are willing to pay you for that solution.

The more you can figure out how to do this the more you will be able to earn and grow.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I like a different version of what I think has the same message.
    "If you help enough other people get what they want, you can have anything you want."

    In other words, when you're talking to somebody and quoting on a job, take yourself out of the equation. Determine how much you can help them achieve their goals, and then do more than expected.

    If a family member or friend asks you to be a babysitter, as a favour, and you agree - don't ask for anything in return. If they offer something, then it's your choice whether to accept or not. However, your goal here is merely to help them without necessarily getting something out of it for yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    However, your goal here is merely to help them without necessarily getting something out of it for yourself.
    I want a 50,000-word ebook written - you gonna help me with that and not expect anything for yourself?

    Tell me where to send the requirements so you can get to it.

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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    I I guess I must be the only person on wfo who hasn't read any book by the so called great marketers or never watched any motivational video/podcast but still makes a good amount of money.

    But, here I agree with Jay. The primary aim of my business is to solve the problems of people and it automatically makes me money.
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  • Profile picture of the author rbarnhart1
    @Laurencewins -- yes!! great quote from Zig Ziglar :-) that was my first introduction to the idea :-)

    @Brent -- I think he said "family" --> but I don't think he meant you should do all favors requested -- not even for family -- gotta have some boundaries - lol

    @HarrieB -- Always more to learn :-) --> There's good stuff out there if you're on a path of growth and development -- cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by rbarnhart1 View Post

    If you're curious why things seem like a struggle or why you might not earn what you think you should - here's a quote from Jay Abraham that makes the solution very clear:

    "We are rewarded in our life for the amount of problems we solve for others or the amount of opportunities we make possible."

    This doesn't mean the things you do for friends or family (although it certainly counts). This means the amount of value you add to people who need a solution and who are willing to pay you for that solution.

    The more you can figure out how to do this the more you will be able to earn and grow.
    I'm don't follow Jay, but I've heard similar quotes before, and I strongly believe in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Zig Ziglar... aha. Now that puts it in a time frame, back in 1985 I heard him then.
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  • Profile picture of the author Art of Asset Profit
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    First of all great quote from OP thanks for sharing.

    But this reminds me the other day I saw a great quote and did a search and 2 different people were getting credit for it!

    Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. -- Napoleon Hill/George Herbert/

    So I am going to go ahead and add my name and Prince name to that.

    Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. -- Napoleon Hill/George Herbert/Art/Prince

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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    It's a nice quote. I'm a software developer and I had a few interviews at startups that were solving very specific problems for businesses.


    This is still the best way to make $$$$$. All you need is insider knowledge of a niche and a few contacts. Ideally the niche should have a lot of cash (e.g. insurance, law).
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