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  • Writer's pictureDillan Taylor

Value is Friendship

One of my best friends hired me for an online project. I finished it yesterday.

He offered me the gig because he knew I was trying to establish my online business.

When I was done, I thanked him profusely for the opportunity. Then something weird happened.

He brushed it off quickly and thanked me for all my help.

I thought, “You’re thanking me?” That’s when it hit me.

He didn’t hire me because we’ve known each other since preschool. He didn’t hire me because I make him laugh. He didn’t hire me because he was trying to do something nice for a buddy.

All of those played a role in the partnership, but above all, he hired me for one reason:

I brought him value.

The 23 hours I worked on this project were 23 hours he and his partner didn’t have to.

I saved them time. I saved them headache.

And they were willing to pay for that. Being friends was simply a bonus.

Friendship is love. But it is also value.

What value do you get out of your friends?

What value do you provide them?

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