What can I do for you? What can I do for you? What can I do for you? What can you do for me?
Here is my thought for today. What can I do for you vs what can you do for me.
What can I do for you? Speaks generally of a servant attitude. But it’s more.
Think waiter or waitress. What can I do for you? Can I refresh your water, refill your coffee, bring you the desert menu? In this relationship, the customer pays to be served and the customer seems to be the one in charge. Here the customer gets their needs met and the server gets ahead financially. The more satisfied the customer is the more likely the customer is going to return for more.
Now turn your thoughts to leadership. The boss, the public speaker, the musician, who is the customer? Which party receives the income.
I’ve heard it said the more value you give the more valuable you become.
Most people want to know what is in the relationship for them or what they can get out of the relationship.
Some leaders don’t concern themselves too much about what is in every relationship for them but concern themselves more over how much value they offer their customers and want to make sure they offer a very good experience to their customers along with exceptional value.
I don’t want to namedrop for examples as I’d rather have you think of your own. So here is the type that I’m suggesting to look for. Someone who seems to have their stuff together. The areas to look for are, finances, personal, spiritual.
These leaders are ones who take life as it comes and do their very best to see the good in life and the good in the people that they meet. They are hard workers. They are willing to take some risks ( nothing ventured, nothing gained ) they can control their temper and are not easily angered.
Striving to be a leader as well as one who serves others is a good thing to strive for.
It doesn’t seem to matter too much which field of expertise you are in or where your career path leads you as long as you remember to always keep bettering yourself so that you have the ability to serve others.
What can I do for you?
What can you do for me?