Some people are attracted to the internet because of its anonymity. You can be your own boss. There is no one making crazy milestones that you have to accomplish. As appealing as that may be, the fact is, that you cannot succeed on the internet – or anywhere else in life – without working with people. You can’t do it alone.
You will need people to buy your products or services. You will need a team of people who are working with you toward a common goal. You will need people to give you advice and tell you when your ideas are crazy.
Success depends on the support of other people. The only hurdle between you and what you want to be is in the support of other people. ~ David J. Schwartz
If you choose to work completely alone, you won’t know if you are connecting with people or not. You won’t have any feedback about the things you are doing. You won’t have anyone to give you encouragement when you are about to quit.
Instead of running away from people when we have a difficult time, it will be much better if we can learn to work with people and influence them in a positive way. Giving other people complements, and telling them what a good job they are doing, wins them over as a friend and gives you someone who will be quicker to build you up when you are low. Offering fee gifts or free counsel can win trust from other people. Once people trust you, they will buy from you and follow you anywhere.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.~ Theodore Roosevelt
On FaceBook we like to get as many friends as we can. On Twitter we like followers. The same is true in real life. Your success depends on friends and likes and trust. They are your army. They are your strength.
I attended a funeral recently where about a thousand people came to file by the casket and give final respects to the person who had died. It was a testimony to a man who had cared about people. He was a success in his business while he lived, and his success continued even after he was gone because his friends and associates had learned from him how to love people.
If you would be a success, never ignore the people all around you. Instead, pour your life into them.