How to Add Real Value to Very Successful People (even if you have ‘nothing’ to offer)

Written by Scott January 31, 2014

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“But what if I have nothing to offer?”

Over the past couple years, I’ve heard this a lot.

“I’d like to reach out and connect with some of the successful people in my industry, but I have nothing to offer.”

This was the broken record.

Your surroundings are what make living your legend a possibility, but how do you connect with those who have “been there, done that” without feeling like a mooch?

In interacting with over 10,000 people over the past couple years in my research for building our How to Connect With Anyone course and community, I think I heard this more than anything.

In fact, “adding unique value” is one of the pillars upon which we built the whole course. And today, I have a special treat. Below is a free video from Module 6 titled Creating Unique Value, Turning Enemies into Friends & How to Help Anyone (even the uber-successful).

I share it for two reasons:

  1. I think it will help a ton. You won’t believe how easy it can be to help people in a meaningful way if you follow what I cover in the video. You’ll be able to put it to use immediately.
  2. I want to give you a taste of what Connect With Anyone feels like from the inside, which we’ll open up again in a couple of weeks. This is just a small hint of one of our 13 modules.

In it, I share a couple of fun stories…

The first is how I gave a mentor of mine the ultimate gift: losing 40 pounds off his belly.

The second is about another friend, and how I got to know the person who probably has more to do with Live Your Legend’s success than anyone. Without his help and friendship, none of this would exist the way it does. Come to think of it, he was also the first person to suggest I create a course on building genuine relationships with the people who refuse to let you fail. And he’s also one of our experts in the course. What a guy!

As it turns out, adding value using your unique talents and passions is a lot easier than you think. And you can literally apply it to anyone you want to meet. Like, anyone. Even world-class industry leaders…

Enjoy – and please put it to use!

Email readers, click here to watch the video on LYL.

Aside from what we cover in the video, another fun option is to provide some sort of a unique and memorable experience. That’s actually how I got Warren Buffett to help me pick out my wife’s engagement ring a few years ago. But we cover my proposal story a little later on in the course!

Remember, How to Connect With Anyone launches in less than two weeks. It will only be open to a small group of people for a few days. If you think it might be your thing, enter your email on this page to join the Insider’s Early Access List. We’ll also be hosting a free 1.5 hour live training on the 9 Pillars of Connecting With World-Changing People, which you’ll get special access to.

It’s pretty simple - Building genuine lasting relationships comes from caring enough to add real value to the people around you.

Sure, it takes a little work and creativity.

But it’s 100% in your control.

So your action item today is…

Watch the short video and pick one person you’ve always wanted to have a part of your world.

In the comments, tell us who you plan to contact. Then go make someone’s day!

-Scott

P.S. In next week’s post we’ll be hosting a fun little scholarship contest to give away lifetime access to the course and community. Keep an eye out!

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