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How work works

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And by ‘work’ I mean both where you work and the work you do. 

Here's how it works:

You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want
— Zig Ziglar

Here's what it means: 

The next time you're on a call or talking to someone in person, listen to them, but take it one step further and focus on their needs rather than your own. 

Here's what it looks like:

For the larger part of your professional career, your job is to make the life of your boss easier. 'Boss' is a broad term and everyone (even entrepreneurs) has a boss. Sometimes your boss is your manager, sometimes it's your customers, sometimes it's your co-workers. The point is, everyone serves someone. If you can make whom you serve successful, you will become successful. Like it or not, that’s how work works and that's how work gets noticed. Now, this doesn’t mean you need to be a brown-noser (okay, maybe a little bit), it means that in order to achieve whatever level of greatness you want to achieve, you're going to have to help others attain the level of success they're aiming for.

Make others more successful and you will be successful.