I recently posted a video called The Million Dollar Secret, and although I received overwhelming support for the idea I shared, I still had a few people who were concerned with some perceived underlying negative issues. One issue that was brought to my attention was the idea that I was "using" people to gain something from a relationship. Let me state right here that I don't believe in "using" anyone for anything. Instead, I believe in building relationships. When you build "meaningful" relationships with others, all parties gain something from the relationship.
The most meaningful relationships are based on mutual trust, respect, shared values, passions, and sense of purpose. This applies to all relationships whether it's with your friends, spouse, business partner, or mentor. Basing relationships on the idea that you can "use" them for certain purposes is a formula destined for failure.
One thing you should know about me is that I LOVE people! It's one of the reasons I do what I do. From performing magic and speaking to consulting and writing. I do all these things, because I love people. I try to see the good in everyone I meet, and I have a genuine interest in learning from them and sharing my own specialized knowledge.
Seek out people who you admire, and start building relationships based on trust, respect, values, passions, and sense of purpose.
To your success!