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Here’s Part 3 of the Habits of Going the Extra Mile which highlights of some key aspects of success as outlined by one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the World, Mr. Napoleon Hill.

 THE PERKS OF GOING THE EXTRA MILE

 Mr. Hill has told a story that many years earlier, an elderly lady had been strolling through a Pittsburgh department store. She passed counter after counter without anyone paying attention to her. All of the clerks or sales assistants she spotted actually saw an idle looker who had no intention of buying. They made it a point of looking in another direction when she stopped at their counters.

What a costly business mistake this neglect turned out to be. Because finally, the lady came to a counter that was attented by a young person who bowed politely and asked if they might serve her.

“No”, She replied. “I’m just killing time, waiting for the rain to stop so I can go home.”

“Very well, Madam,” the young man smiled, “may I bring a chair out for you?” And he brought a chair out without even waiting for an answer.

After the rain slacked, the young man took the lady by the arm, escorted her to the street and bade her goodbye. As she left, she asked him for his card. Several months later, the owner of the store received a letter, asking that this man be sent to Scotland to take an order for the furnishings of a new home. No one would do except this particular young man.

The letters were signed by Andrew Carnegie, and the house he wanted furnished was Skibo Castle in Scotland.  The elderly lady was Mr. Carnegie’s mother. The young man was sent to Scotland.  He received an order for several hundred thousands of dollars – that’s millions of dollars worth of household furnishings this days . He later became the owner of half interest in the store.

Truly it pays to go the extra mile.

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TRANSCRIPT: PODCAST EPISODE 31

Title: The Habit of Going the Extra Mile (Part 3 of 4)

Date Published: December 16, 2015

Running Time: 04:35 minutes

Good day ,it’s John Millar here, the Naked Business Coach stripping business back to the bare basics for you, bringing you part 3 in the Habits of going the Extra Mile. So how have you been going for the last two episodes. Have you given it much thought? Have you started to implement some of these principles? And what are those benefits been to you? I’d love to hear about it. So if you got a chance, make sure you go to our website, shoot in some details at moreprofitlestime.com or ceo-ondemand.com.au. I’d love to hear some feedback as to  how things have been going for you and the benefits for you and everyone that you come in to contact with in developing this Habits of going the Extra Mile.

Here’s Part 3, and it highlights of some key aspects of success as outlined by one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the World, Mr. Napoleon Hill, who spent most of his life studying the most successful entrepreneurs in American History. Mr. Hill was the architect of the philosophy of success, a pioneer, an original thinker and many books and articles have copied his ideas, but he still remains the master. I want you to listen of these with intent of employing again key principles into your life , and imparting this wisdom directly to yourself, your family, those who come in across contact with, your team.

No one does anything voluntarily without a motive. Let’s see if we can actually reveal a sound motive that will justify the habit if going the extra mile by observing a few who’ve been inspired by it.

Mr. Hill has told a story that many years earlier, an elderly lady had been strolling through a Pittsburgh department store. She passed counter after counter without anyone paying attention to her. All of the clerks or sales assistants she spotted actually saw an idle looker who had no intention of buying. They made it a point of looking in another direction when she stopped at their counters.

What a costly business mistake this neglect turned out to be. Because finally, the lady came to a counter that was attented by a young person who bowed politely and asked if they might serve her.

“No”, She replied. “I’m just killing time, waiting for the rain to stop so I can go home.”

“Very well, Madam,” the young man smiled, “may I bring a chair out for you?” And he brought a chair out without even waiting for an answer.

After the rain slacked, the young man took the lady by the arm, escorted her to the street and bade her goodbye. As she left, she asked him for his card. Several months later, the owner of the store received a letter, asking that this man be sent to Scotland to take an order for the furnishings of a new home. The owner of the store wrote back that he was sorry, but the young man didn’t work for him in the house furnishings department. However, he explained that he would be happy to send an “experienced man” to do the job.

Back came a reply that no one would do except this particular young man.  The letters were signed by Andrew Carnegie, and the house he wanted furnished was Skibo Castle in Scotland.  The elderly lady was Mr. Carnegie’s mother.

The young man was sent to Scotland.  He received an order for several hundred thousands of dollars – that’s millions of dollars worth of household furnishings this days . He later became the owner of half interest in the store.

Truly it pays to go the extra mile.

Hope you enjoyed the part 3 in The Habits of Going the Extra Mile, and that you’ll take these philosophies away, ponder them, see how you can insert it into your lives and to those around you. These are the habits that have to happen on a daily basis. And when they do marvelous things happen.

This has been John Millar the naked business coach stripping business back to the bare basics, bringing you part 3 and soon part 4 of Habits of Going the Extra Mile. Until next time. Go to our websites moreprofitlesstime.com or ceo-ondemand.com.au for so many tips tricks strategies tools anything you can do to improve yourself and your business and those around you.

Until next time, be well and practice those habits in going the extra mile.

 

John Millar

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