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The Importance of Helping Other People and More Top Tips

The Importance of Helping Other People and More Top Tips

Our weekly round-up of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.

If you want to achieve your goals, help others achieve theirs. Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, who died on Wednesday, did just that, reportedly traveling more than five million miles in his career and touching a quarter of a billion lives. Fortunately for us, he left behind a lot of sound advice.

“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want,” Ziglar famously said. Put his maxim into practice: Next time you’re in a meeting, focus on discerning the other person’s needs rather than your own. Read more: Zig Ziglar: A Life Lived at the Top and 12 Powerfully Inspiring Quotes From Zig Ziglar

Form personal connections with customers.
Customers often buy from the businesses and sales professionals whom they like on a personal level. Do a little research before meeting with your next client and look for common ground, advises Grant Cardone, the host of Turnaround King. Read more: How to Stop Offering Free Advice and Make the Sale

Related: The Best Way to Win Repeat Customers

Find partners to grow your business.
Keep your eyes open for other businesses in your space and see how you can complement each other. Education-tech startup InstaEDU knows it’s important to find partners to collaborate with in order to grow your enterprise. The company aims to complement other online learning hubs by adding an element of personal interaction. Read more: How InstaEDU Is Tapping the Online Education Market

Don’t let your annoyance with angry customers show.
When dealing with mean customers who are expressing their aggravation on social media, respond quickly and work toward a resolution rather than giving them a piece of your mind. Even negative feedback can be provide a brand-building opportunity. Read more: What to Do When Customers Get Mean on Social Media

Set long-term goals to overcome personal hardship.
Adversity such as a serious illness can threaten to knock your entrepreneurial dreams off course or sink them entirely. To emerge stronger and stay on track, set inspiring long-term goals for yourself while focusing on the short-term goals of recovery. Read more: How Young Entrepreneurs Stare Down Personal Crisis

Related: Could Teaming With Other Small Businesses Be the Key to Success?

Read more stories about: Sales, Social media, Customer service, Customers, Growing a business

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Brian Patrick Eha is an assistant editor at Entrepreneur.com.

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