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?