I have a motto in business and life, “give before you get.” It’s a philosophy, really. And it applies to business relationships and networking as much as it does to remuneration in the workplace. It seems we live in an era of “ask.” I see it on Twitter. Lots of asking.I see it on email even more. And in person in spades. Everybody is in such a rush that they go for the “ask” too early.
via Why You Should Give Before You Get | Inc.com.