ROI: Return on Influence


You cannot do your job successfully without other people. Always look after the best interests of everyone.

Consider all the different kinds of people you might have to work with – outgoing and introverted, dominant and serving, steady and impulsive, detail-oriented, and loose as a goose.

Think of all the different people in a variety of roles and responsibilities:

• Sales

• Operations

• Information Technology

• Administration and finance

• Receptionist and president

Everyone, everywhere. Top to bottom and side to side.

Now focus on this: You cannot do your job successfully without other people. Somehow, some way, you have to make it work.

Here is a big tip: It’s all about caring. Not the ooey-gooey kind. Not because the other people are loving, loveable, or lovely, but because you put your heart into it. You not only look after your own interests, but also the interests of others.

It’s the real, unconditional, do-what’s-in-the-best-interest-of-others kind of caring. Even if you have to take short-term personal losses, it’s worth it for long-term team gains. Put enough of those gains together, and everyone wins.

Now make a commitment with yourself. Take a piece of paper and write “I will always look after the best interests for the greater good of everyone.”  Now sign and date it.

“Those who are kind benefit themselves.” Proverbs 11: 17

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