Learn to shut up and listen —
when you do this you can now build relationships and bring value.
In today’s competitive business landscape, the race for profits often takes center stage. However, there are some leaders who also prioritize a mission-driven purpose. They use their business to make a positive social impact and recognize that success isn’t only about making money. In this interview series, we are talking with some of these distinct leaders and I had the pleasure of interviewing Steve Ramona.
Steve Ramona discovered networking was the real deal at a very young age. He is on a mission to teach the world how to network correctly. His passion for the Law of Increase is his secret sauce. Podcasting now is the new way to network and build an incredible inner circle; the ability to bring value/serving is a skill that will increase your networking!
The Network Effect: A Sneak Peek with Steve Ramona
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Thank you so much for doing this with us! Our readers would love to get to know you a bit better. Can you tell us your “Origin Story”? Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?
At 18 I was asked to work at my Families Health Club in 1979. I ran the front desk and started developing relationships with many older members who started to help me out.
They gave me great tips and resources to help me in my life. I actually had a great tip from a Financial Advisor on how to save money. In 10 years, I saved over $58,000. What I learned you can serve and network with people and your life will change. Building quality relationships builds your network which eventually builds your business and your life.
Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you began leading your company or organization?
I had to close my business in 2013. I was worried about my employees. I had to look at the big picture. I saw this company would not make it and I did not want to be in a position to not be able to pay them. Great decision because They found other jobs.
We often learn the most from our mistakes. Can you share one that you made that turned out to be one of the most valuable lessons you’ve learned?
I had a company get shut down out of the blue. I put a lot of money into the company but had made a critical error of not researching the company. I learned to be deliberate when you invest.
As a successful leader, it’s clear that you uphold strong core values. I’m curious about the most essential principles you firmly stand by and refuse to compromise on. Can you share a few of them and explain why they hold such significance for you in your work and life?
My #1 core is bringing value to everyone I meet. Always looking at ways to serve people. Change their energy to uplift them and enrich their lives as it does the same for me.
What inspired you to start a purpose-driven business rather than a traditional for-profit enterprise? Can you share a personal story or experience that led you to prioritize social impact in your business?
The story of meeting a Financial Advisor who gave me a free tip. He did that because we had built a quality relationship. I trusted his advice. This advice made me a lot of money. I learned you can serve people and still make money in business.
Can you help articulate a few of the benefits of leading a purpose-driven business rather than a standard “plain vanilla” business?
You get more done. You wake up in the morning with energy, even if yesterday was not a good day. People will remember and WANT to work with you.
How has your company’s mission or purpose affected its overall success? Can you explain the methods or metrics you use to evaluate the impact of this purpose-driven strategy on your organization?
My business has taken off because of the purpose of serving and bringing value. I have met more millionaires who want to partner with me. I had a billionaire call me to work with me. Made more money in the last 8 months than in the last 3 years. I now can help others.
Can you share a pivotal moment when you realized that leading your purpose-driven company was actually making a significant impact? Can you share a specific example or story that deeply resonated with you personally?
When I launched my Podcast business in Oct. I started to see referrals from quality people who were hyper-successful in business. One story is one of my guests came on and we had a great show. He told me he works with High-profile people. Once we finished the show he told me here is my private cell number. I want to work with you to change the world.
Have you ever faced a situation where your commitment to your purpose and creating a positive social impact clashed with the profitability of your business? Have you ever been challenged by anyone on your team or had to make a tough decision that had a significant impact on your finances? If so, how did you address and reconcile this conflict?
I do have people who are takers. I had to remove them from my circle which cost me good money. In the long run, I have a better inner circle make much more, and can help many more people.
What advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs who wish to start a purpose-driven business? What are your “5 Things You Need To Know in Order To Create A Highly Successful Purpose-Driven Business.”
Kill Your Pitch: How to Win Through Providing More Value.
Stop starting with a sales pitch. People may like to buy, but they don't like to be sold. Start finding ways to provide…
1 . Get better 1% everyday.
2 . Learn to shut up and listen — when you do this you can now build relationships and bring value.
3 . Every person you meet brings them value, a referral, tip, resource, or just good old edification.
4 . Meet new people every week — this gives you an opportunity to build relationships.
5 . Get into rooms with people who are smarter and make more money — Ask for help and never pitch just learn.
I’m interested in how you instill a strong sense of connection with your team. How do you nurture a culture where everyone feels connected to your mission? Could you share an example or story that showcases how your purpose has positively influenced or motivated people on your team to contribute?
Be authentic with everyone. Bring Value. Be honest. Share your mistakes and make sure your mentors not telling
Imagine we’re sitting down together two years from now, looking back at your company’s last 24 months. What specific accomplishments would have to happen for you to be happy with your progress?
I would have added 1,000 quality people to my network who want to change the world. I will partner with some of them to enrich other people’s lives. Money will come how much? Only God knows that.
You are a person of enormous influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)
I would start a charity for children where their life is short and we can do some good for them and bring them happiness.
How can our readers further follow your work or your company online?
This was great. Thanks for taking time for us to learn more about you and your
business. We wish you continued success!
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