Wednesday, June 11, 2008

What is Your Most Valuable Asset?

What is Your Most Valuable Asset?

Of all your assets, which one is most valuable? Your investments? Savings account? Coin collection?

Which of your assets makes you the most money? Your business? Your career? Your education?

While those are all valuable, one of your assets is more valuable than all others. This asset is essential to your income. No manager, professional or employee can succeed without it.

"The most valuable asset we have, actually, is our ability to understand, to do the right thing, to be kind, to be decent." -- L. Ron Hubbard

For example, you help a lady with her car trouble without being asked. You feel great. Later, you are feeling a little depressed and you see that same lady in a store. She brightens your day with more thanks. You return to work with a bounce in your step. Your kindness paid off twice.

As another example, you arrive for an appointment for a job or to sell something. The receptionist is busy and rude. You remain kind and patient. After your meeting, you learn the receptionist is the company owner's wife who was just filling in for a few minutes. She tells her husband how nice you are.

Are you in the habit of helping people without being asked? With no thought of payment?

You can probably think of several examples. If you cannot, you have a new way to become more successful.

Five Steps to Increasing the Value of Your Most Valuable Asset

Write down the answers to these questions.

1. Who should you take the time to better understand?

2. What right things should you be doing?

3. With whom could you show more kindness?

4. What are the most decent things you can do?

5. Do these things as soon as possible, starting today!

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