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100 Ways to Add Value to People's Lives

Discussion in 'General Mindset, Motivation, Beliefs' started by Stefan Em, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Stefan Em

    Stefan Em New Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane

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    I invite you to create a list with 100 Ways to Add Value to People’s life. You may want to publish it here, or not. It is possible that at the end of the list you will come up with mind-blowing ideas that you better wouldn’t share. But yeah, keep in mind as MJ states: Ideas are worth NOTHING until someone executes on them and takes MASSIVE ACTION.

    My own list consists of general ideas like “Make them happy†and more specific ones like “Build SUDOKU Toilet Paperâ€. Some of them are stupid; some of them may even carry some potential. It does not matter, every ideas is good as it is. It took me nearly one hour to write down those first 70 Ideas. I am going to complete the list throughout the next days. You may want to start the list now and come back to it over the next hours, days or weeks and post it here when you have finished.

    What are the benefits of this exercise?

    At first, this is a simple mental exercise to activate the creative areas of your brain. Your brain has not stopped to develop until you die. Through constant mental exercises like this, you actually expand certain areas in your brain. Neuroplasticity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Second, writing down those ideas lays your focus in entrepreneurship away from “chasing money†towards “offering valueâ€. And I think stating that money is attracted to value is quite close to reality.

    In the centre of all those ideas stands a human being. You and me. We. Us.

    (If you do not like “preaching-like†outbursts of unscientific nature then skip the following two paragraphs.)

    Look, this is not about earning money. This is about you as a human being on a journey on this beautiful planet earth. This is about you with your body, brain and mind creating something, shaping energy. Creating a form that is valuable for other people. This is not about money. This is about humanity, and the role you are willing to play in it. I am not saying you should sacrifice your whole life for humanity and put aside your desires for altruistic sake. I just say; live up to your fullest potential as a man or women. Do sh*t. Deal with sh*t. So that in your last minute on this earth, you will be able to look back and say “I don’t regret anything.â€

    I truly believe that we are spiritual beings or whatever you want to call it. That there is something behind our skin, flesh and bones and behind the energy flowing around us we call ‘universe’. I believe that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. And I want this experience to be worth having had for every single human being on earth. There is no life that is not worth being lived to its fullest. I invite you to see yourself on a journey. It is not about the goals you reach, or the events that will occur in the future that “make you happyâ€. It is about every step you take in every moment of your life. It is about the person you become while you are walking your path. The obstacles and challenges you overcome, the self- confidence you gain, the friends you will win and lose. In the end all that matters is the journey you have gone, and the person that you have become.

    Back to the track. I invite you now to create a list of your own “100 Ways to Add Value to People’s Lifeâ€:

    My 100 Ways to Add Value to People’s Lives

    1. Make them feel happier
    2. Make their problems appear smaller
    3. Make them feel important
    4. Give solutions to their worries
    5. Challenge their reality
    6. Provide something for their sexual drive (e.g. open 20 XXX Cinemas) (why did this idea come to my mind so early?...)
    7. Amuse them / make them laugh (Stripclub, theatre, videos, comics, books, film, jokes…)
    8. Support them in creating wealth in the three F’s: Family (Relationships), Fitness ( Health), and Freedom (choice)
    9. Make a difficult task easier for them
    10. Educate them (Attention: Teaching someone without him / her asking for the teaching is oftentimes offensive, because it sounds like “You are stupid, let me teach you sth you don’t know…â€, it should rather be like “Let me show / demonstrate you this idea / concept, Make the Idea attractive first, then teach it)
    11. Make them look better (Health, Nutrition, clothing, makeup)
    12. Give them security (housing, safety, health)
    13. Raise a positive emotion (love, happiness, laughter, self-confidence)
    14. Satisfy appetites (food, sexual)
    15. Make things easier for them
    16. Enhance their dreams and give hope
    17. Tell them that they are unique and special
    18. Put their problems in perspective
    19. Help them handle their relationships more effectively
    20. Teach them how to pick up girls
    21. Teach them how to be an attractive man / woman
    22. Teach them a language in an efficient way
    23. Demonstrate them how they can prepare healthy meals
    24. Show them what a healthy diet could look like
    25. Show them what a lifestyle could consist off
    26. Demonstrate how daily spiritual practices can enhance their well-being
    27. Write a book that consists of motivational quotes
    28. Write a story / novel that amuses people and makes them laugh
    29. Show people examples of birthday presents they could make themselves
    30. Create a website for singles (what an innovative idea)
    31. Write a list of “100 Ways to offer value†and sell it to people
    32. Be authentic. Take people for who they are and don’t judge them (This is indeed a beautiful feeling; to be around a non-judgemental person)
    33. Help people develop their Personal Mission Statement
    34. Support a human being in finding its purpose
    35. Give advice on how to decorate their homes
    36. Give advice on how to make their website appear better
    37. Take a photo of them, make it look better with Photoshop
    38. Tell them stories about books you’ve read and encourage them to read more books
    39. Listen to a human being. Just listen.
    40. Buy fresh organic foods and sell them at a local farmers market
    41. Assist people in using new technology
    42. Demonstrate people the benefits of weekly exercises
    43. Talk with people about life and death.
    44. Create a website where you review car-wash stations
    45. Own 20 Restaurants where you only offer meals with natural, unprocessed foods
    46. Show parents on how their mood affects the brain development of their children
    47. Create a website with beautiful panoramas of mountains for downloading / printing
    48. Create an Online- Portal where a dialogue between elderly (70+) and younger people can take place on an easy way (I think elder people have a strong desire to communicate with younger ones, so why not create a VERY EASY TO USE site where they can video chat together?) “The easiest video chat site in the worldâ€
    49. Create a list with business Ideas and give it away for free
    50. Create a product that can be used in any household every day, a product that supports a certain task, or stills a certain need.
    51. CREATE a need / desire and also give a solution for it
    52. Create a shopping assistant- programm / tool
    53. Translate self-help literature from English to German (I really realized that there are phenomenal self-help ideas in America, but we here in Europe will probably have to wait 20more years until those ideas reach our continent in our languages (French, German, Italian…)
    54. Create a website with a universal language (like, no matter what language you speak, you would understand the hole content of the site, this sounds amazing, I mean, you would have to find symbols that every human being understands and interprets the same way…)
    55. Invent a good tasting HEALTHY drink and create a brand around it
    56. Analyse the body-language of attractive men / women in a video and advice people on how to improve their own body language
    57. Create a website where people can write up their own biography and share stories with each other
    58. Create an alternative to the common “browserâ€. I mean, who tells us that “surfing†can only take place over chrome, firefox and internet explorer stuff?
    59. Create an educational video game that assists people to create a positive attitude towards life
    60. Create a site where you review products / services.
    61. Import Swiss honey from the “UNESCO Biosphere in Switzerland†to America and sell it there as a delicatessen
    62. Watch the smartphone market and pre-order smart phone protection- covers from asia if a new model arises, then sell them in an online shop
    63. Make an online platform where people can post a picture of their clothing style and users can give interactive feedback
    64. Create an interactive website of “What are you wearing today?â€
    65. Create a service around anything that is like “What are you drinking / eating / wearing / hating / loving / searching / worried about / happy about today?â€
    66. sell google+ mascots / t-shirts
    67. Sell google+ coffee cups / fanproducts
    68. Invent a pillow cover that you can turn inside out
    69. Create a website that enables people to be creative
    70. Create a product (physical) that makes people creative
    71. Innovate a new kind of alarm clock
    72. Create a stock-photo website with a specific theme
    73. Take a successful English speaking blog and put similar content up in another language
    74. Put quotes that trigger good feelings and make a gift-book out of them
    75. Build a platform where people who hate each other can discuss in a friendly environment, assisted in a way so that solutions arise
    76. Build a table where you integrate a hole for the leftovers after the meal, so you can just throw them in there.
    77. [more to follow, my brain freezes at this point]
  2. ManWithABeard

    ManWithABeard Bronze Contributor

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    heeey that's what I'm doing! : D

    awesome list so far! I'll contribute when I can think of one, if that's fine with you.
  3. yveskleinsky

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    Listening is a great way to provide value--and then implementing their suggestions. :) Letting the customer shape the business instead of driving your business plan down their throat.
  4. OmarLopez

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    I don't know but this feels like action faking.

    Why don't we change it a bit to force some action?

    What About "10 things I did today to help people" or something similar so everyone gets to share their good deeds and find hidden problems to solve from them.
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  5. focusedlife

    focusedlife Bronze Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED Speedway Pass

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    It does, however, idea generation helps unlock your creative potential, imo.

    With that said, I definitely agree that adding your step to the above is a bit more useful plus it ALSO helps you create evidence of real meaningful action towards a goal.

    While you can't quite control outcome, you can DEFINITELY control the effort.

    James Altucher recommends banging out 10 ideas a day as a morning routine exercise to get the creative juices flowing, but the dude also has a successful podcast, he's a prolific author, investor and course trainer....so....there's that.


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  6. NewManRising

    NewManRising Bronze Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane I've Read UNSCRIPTED Speedway Pass

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    This should have more likes and replies. This is a great list. Thank you for posting it. This list also can help get ideas rolling in your head.

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