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You can get everything you want in life as long as you give others enough of what they want. If you give nothing of value, you get nothing of value. Your method of exchange determines your wealth. You have four types of exchange from which to choose.

"1. First consider a group which takes in money but does not deliver anything in exchange. This is called rip-off." -- L. Ron Hubbard

Examples of this first condition of exchange:

-- You pay a $1,000 deposit for a new car. The dealer goes bankrupt. You get no car and no refund.

-- A plumber loosens a pipe, shows you the "leak," tightens the fitting, makes noise and charges you $159.

-- Someone in your office avoids doing work. Lots of excuses, lots of smoke screen, no work, but full pay.

This first exchange condition is basically theft. If you operate this way, no one can trust you. You get fired from jobs. You must cover your tracks or end up in jail. If you own a business, it fails.

The second exchange condition is cheating.

"2. Second is the condition of partial exchange. The group takes in orders or money for goods and then delivers part of it or a corrupted version of what was ordered." -- L. Ron Hubbard


-- County fair booth promises to show you a two-headed cow, but actually shows an odd-looking skeleton.

-- The "$99 Dream Vacation Package" turns out to be a smelly motel room by the freeway.

-- Instead of working, an employee reads a magazine, surfs the net or makes personal calls while being paid.

If this is your style of exchange, you also get fired. If you own a business, it barely survives or eventually fails. You never earn any wealth.

"3. The third condition is the exchange known, legally and in business practice, as 'fair exchange.' One takes in orders and money and delivers exactly what has been ordered." -- L. Ron Hubbard

Most successful companies and individuals use this principle. Examples:

-- You pay for a dozen fresh eggs, you get a dozen fresh eggs.

-- A $10-per-hour employee works 40 hours of normal work and is paid $400.

-- You pay your power bill and get electricity.

If you are in this third condition, you make an acceptable income. If you own or manage a business, it does fine. You save just enough money to survive your retirement years.

"4. The fourth condition of exchange is not common but could be called exchange in abundance. Here one does not give two for one or free service but gives something more valuable than money was received for." "This fourth principle above is almost unknown in business or the arts. Yet it is the key to howling success and expansion." -- L. Ron Hubbard

Individuals and businesses who use this fourth method of exchange flourish when others are in trouble.

-- You pay an artist for a painting who then frames it for you at no extra charge.

-- You invest with a real-estate group expecting a 12% return each year and get 15% instead.

-- An employee not only does all of her own work, she trains a new employee, gladly works extra hours to help when another employee calls in sick and assumes new responsibilities without demanding more pay.

Employees who do more than they are expected to do receive promotions, raises, bonuses and extra benefits. Job security is excellent as they are more valuable to the company than most other employees.

Businesses that exchange in abundance get more referrals than other businesses. Investors are anxious to buy its stock. Customer loyalty is guaranteed.

At first, giving more than expected seems unfair. You give extra effort without recognition. You add value to your work or products without anyone noticing.

Yet eventually, you rise to the top. People prefer to work with you. Your company is selected above the competition. You earn a reputation of being more than fair.

How can you give more than people expect of you? How can you increase the value of your work? What are the little extras you can provide that no one else can provide?

Instead of trying to GET more, work on GIVING more as your method of operation, and get rich!

Copyright © 2006 All rights reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce selections from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard.

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