Seth Godin has this to say about value
“There are three ways to add value
Tasks, decisions, and initiation…
Doing, choosing, and starting…
Each of the three adds value, but one is more prized than the others.
Tasks are set up for you. Incoming. You use skill and effort to knock em down one at a time and move to the next one.
Decisions often overlap with tasks. There are alternatives, and you use knowledge and judgment to pick the best one.
And initiation is what happens when you start something out of nothing, break the pattern, launch the new thing and take a leap.
When we think about humans who have made change happen, institutions who have made a difference, cultural shifts that have mattered, we must begin with initiation.”
On a recent trip diving in the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico whilst staying in a wonderful hotel on the island of Cozumel I got to experience an example of the third type of value creation – initiation – from an unexpected source and it inspired me to share this core premise of wealth creation…
Value always precedes wealth.
Find ways to add value, preferably of the third kind and you’ll be well on your way to living a wealthy life.
Watch this video now…
After many days wondering who my mystery value creator was I managed to track her down…
Meet Guilermina – Value Creator Extraordinaire
When I finally got to meet Guilermina and thank her for all the joy she has given me, I really appreciated the next iteration of the cycle of value. In order to full receive the value being offered and keep the value expanding the receiver needs to acknowledge the value received and consciously express appreciation for it.
By seeking her out to say thank you, she got to feel my joy and see the impact her actions had on me and I got to see in that in turn she got huge joy out of doing this.
This is the glorious cycle of value expansion – when you seek to add value and expand value, you cannot not get massive value in return.
I really encourage you to ask yourself today, and every day…
“What initiation value-add did I engage in yesterday?”
“How am I going to add value today and in which areas of my life?”
“How about tomorrow?”
In the comments below I would love you to leave me a comment and let me know:
- Where can you add value to something today that could add a monetary benefit for you down the line?
- What is something small that you could do without it costing you any money or even a lot of time that could add value to your team around you or to your family?
- Which of the amazing towel critters made by Guilermina which I showed in the video is your favorite?
Thanks as always for reading, watching and sharing so generously and for choosing to master this key ingredient money and live your value packed life.