Of the most infamous takeaways from Dale Carnegie’s “How To Win Friends & Influence People” stands one that only the most successful overstand.
It pertains to giving a gift, every time you arrive as a guest.
The effect is building the desire of reciprocation in the person (who is given the gift) given your gift.
To get the largest return on this principle, don’t think of gifts as only material items.
Think about asking a stranger in a new town for simple directions, and watch them fumble over their words trying to contain their excitement for the opportunity to help someone in need.
You don’t need a certain level of affluence to bestow a gift to everyone you meet.
If giving your time itself isn’t seen as the gift, then usually your ear will do the job.
I’ll always lend you my ear!