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Get What You Want

Posted by Ronda Conger on

Don’t you want to know the secret to getting everything you want? Are you surprised that it can be as simple as being listening, helping, and treating other people with respect? We stumbled upon this blog about How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously. by Dave Kerpen and of course it caught our attention. He didn’t say anything about putting others down to climb higher or to always point fingers so it’s never your fault, which some people may expect to see. Here are the cliff notes of what he said:


Listen First and Never Stop Listening
If you, unlike most people, can truly listen with empathy, then people will like you--and eventually help you get what you want.
Help Others
Help others first, without expecting anything--and the returns will be enormous.
Be Yourself: Authentic, Transparent, and Vulnerable
Hard as these choices may be, authenticity, transparency, and vulnerability all breed trust. And when people trust you, they'll do anything for you. Open up to people, and take a chance, and you'll be rewarded.
Tell, Don't Sell
Nobody wants to be sold to. Instead, focus on telling a great story--captivating your audience, bringing to life what the future will bring, and painting a great picture of what will happen if you get what you want. When you get good at storytelling, people want to be part of that story--and they want to help others become part of that story too.
Inject Passion Into Every Interaction
Passion is contagious, but so is lack of passion. If you're not passionate about what you're talking about, why should someone else care? If you want something, you must be more excited and dedicated to it than anyone else. You just need to reveal your true passion, in the way that's genuine for you.
Surprise and Delight Others
When you surprise and delight others, not only do you make them happy--you remind them that you're the type of person who might surprise and delight them soon again. If you go out of your way to make an experience with you special, especially when people least expect it, you will get huge results over time.
Use The Four Most Important Words in Business and Life
Say "I'm sorry" when you make a mistake and "thank you" as much as you can. When you make a mistake and are too proud or embarrassed to be vulnerable, fess up, and apologize. Just say "I'm sorry" and let another person forgive you, so you can move on, and eventually get what you want. Conversely, sincere gratitude to people is a powerful emotion to convey, and opens up many doors. It's about having a deep appreciation for and wonder about the people and world around you.


This isn't a secret. We read this and think, duh! But it's about how often we practice it. Read the full article here and remember that being a Better Human is a full time job - which means we must always be learning and practicing what we learn daily! 


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