Why The Effect You Have On Others Is The Most Valuable Currency
September 6, 2022 8:50 AM EST | 5 min read
Learn why the most valuable currency we have is our effect on the people around us.
At the start of 2015, I was a writer without a blog.
My Instagram account was sitting at a steady number of a little over 100 followers.
And the follower count for my Twitter account was sitting at just about the same number.
I started using my social media accounts to spread positivity, inspiration, joy, success, and motivation—to create a positive effect on the lives of others.
I spent less time posting updates on how I was doing, selfies, or pictures of my meals.
And I spent more time sharing positive posts that could help my followers in any way possible.
“How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That’s all you have to figure out… I can tell you from experience, the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.”—Jim Carrey
The Effect That You Have On Others Is The Most Valuable Currency There Is
Because of using this powerful principle, both my Instagram and Twitter account shot up to around one thousand followers each over the next seven months.
And in May 2015, I took that principle of helping others a step further by launching a motivational blog.
It has also received about one thousand views to date.
I stopped using technology purely for self-promotion and started using it to spread positivity.
By shifting my focus from helping myself to helping others, I accomplished what I was after.
Understanding the most valuable currency principle will affect your success
The way you make others feel, the smiles you put on their faces, the inspiration you stimulate in their minds, the thoughts you bring to their heads, and the changes you create in their lives are the key to unlocking your success.
Shift your focus from earning, accumulating, and taking to creating as much of a positive effect on others as possible.
Then, you will be well on your way to living your dreams.
Because all success is based on value.
All the success that you will ever achieve in life is based on the effect you have on others.
The influence you possess can help motivate others.
Your status in the world can be a platform for helping others.
The respect others have for you, the awards you receive, and the praise and adulation that others shower you with will your words and actions more clout.
Money in your bank account can support a variety of causes.
The more people you impact, the more success you will find.
Then you can improve the quality of the cars you drive and the number of clothes in your closet.
The number of people who like your posts on social media will increase because of the positive effect you have on others.
Again, this will translate into more customers and consumers.
Every accomplishment, achievement, award, or paycheck you will ever receive results from your effect on others.
Your net worth is a measurement of the value of your effect on your friends, family, neighbors, community, nation, and planet.
As an entrepreneur, the ultimate test of how much profit your company will produce in any period is how much value, prosperity, happiness, and well-being your company produces.
Your customers or clients want to see some kind of improvement in their lives.
With bloggers and authors, the ultimate test is how much value you contribute to the lives of your readers.
The answer will impact how many people enjoy your writing or subscribe to your email list.
As an aspiring social media star, the ultimate test is how much joy, positivity, productivity, motivation, stimulating food for thought, or thought-provoking content your profiles provide to the world.
This translates into how many likes, followers, fans, and attention your profiles attract.
The most valuable currency will bring about more money
Jim Carrey passionately explained to Maharishi’s University Of Management’s Graduating Class of 2014 during his commencement speech, “the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.”
If there is one essential secret of success, it’s that sentence.
The effect that you have on other people will always be the greatest measure of your success.
So if you’re looking to go higher in your career, try not to focus on what others can do for you.
Focus more on what you can do for others.
Let go of your mantra of earning, accumulating, taking, and getting.
Embrace a constant mentality of creating as much of a positive effect as possible in the lives of all people around you.
Spread as much love, positivity, happiness, health, well-being, inspiration, motivation, and productivity as possible.
In doing so, you will earn more success than possible through the traditional mantra of taking.
November 14, 2019 at 12:39 AM
I listen to Jim Carrey’s commencement speech as often as I can, and that is one of my favorite quotes.