How To Make A Difference: Maximize Gain for Others

Our economy (and society) is based on maximizing individual gain. While it seem counterintuitive, it is far more productive and enjoyable to make sure everyone else get 51% (or more) of the value from every interaction or business dealing with you. This creates a spirit of giving, a desire for reciprocation instead of concession, and helps build relationships for the long-term. That should be worth far more to you and the world than a few extra bucks today. Look for ways to help others during negotiations, but also do it with the small things – such as, fighting to pick up the bill and leaving a bigger tip. It is a much better life and makes the world just a little bit better.

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