In numerology, number 8 has to do with business, money, riches, wealth, power, status, giving and receiving, karma, abundance (when laid on its side the number 8 gives the infinity symbol) etc. It’s a very powerful, earthed number and yes, it is mostly all about money, business and financial matters. So, given that we’re all about being different and adding huge value in to your world, here’s a massively powerful business success lesson which we are thrilled to teach you around the number 8, a numerical success strategy which most advanced numerologists won’t ever have heard of…
We make our my business to get to speak with as many business owners and employees as we can because their view on the world interests us. We always ask them how their business is doing, what their customers are saying and thinking, what their thoughts are on current market conditions and how all this affects business growth and their results? Most say that their businesses can do better but they’re not quite sure how to make this happen. Their responses also indicate that customers have become ‘far more militant’ than before and very demanding of service too.
And, when we ask them whether this is such a bad thing, most say no it is not, admitting that they wouldn’t have a business were it not for customers.
Business success is all about delighting customers
That said, few ever speak of what they do, whether consciously or unconsciously, to surprise and delight customers…
Most small businesses have a few key customers which have to be retained at all costs as they’re the real ‘bread and butter’ of the business. Other customers tend to come and go. What is abundantly clear is that most business owners and customer facing employees for that matter have little to no idea of how to consistently provide their customers with the much sought after ‘surprise and delight’ factor. Few have heard of the Impression of Increase, nor do they understand how powerful it is on so many levels in terms of generating new business and retaining existing business.
Numerology number 8 aligns itself with The Impression of Increase
Wallace Wattles, the doyen of the Impression of Increase explains in his book ‘The Science of Getting Rich’ that the desire for increase is inherent in all nature. It is the fundamental impulse of the universe. All human activities are based on the desire for increase. People are always seeking more food, more clothes, better shelter, more luxury, more knowledge, more pleasure – more life. Every living thing is under the necessity for continuous advancement. Where increase of life ceases, dissolution and death set in at once. People instinctively know this, and hence they are forever seeking more.
Wattles encourages us to convey assurance of this fact to every man, woman and child with whom we come in contact and that no matter how small the transaction, put into it the thought of increase and make sure that the customer is impressed with the thought. Take an honest pride in this, let everybody know it and you will have no lack of customers he assures us. People will go where they are given increase. Your business will increase rapidly and you will be surprised at the unexpected benefits which will come to you. In doing all this, never lose sight of your vision of what you want, or your faith and purpose to get what you want. Beware of the insidious temptation to seek power over other men. Look out for the temptation to become a master, to be considered as one who is above the common man. The mind that seeks for mastery over others is the competitive mind and the competitive mind is not the creative mind. Wattles advises to rather function according to the philsophy of “what I want for myself, I want for others”.
The Impression of Increase places you in harmony with customers
Over the years that we’ve coaches business on to more success, we’ve relaised that when you are honestly attempting to leave everyone with the Impression of Increase you are putting yourself in harmony with the higher side of the other person’s personality. If you take an honest pride in doing this and let everyone know that you are a giving person, you will have an abundant life. You let people know you are a giving person through your actions. Let your way of life telegraph that beautiful truth to everyone you come in contact with. Leave everyone with the Impression of Increase. When giving becomes a part of your paradigm the universe will constantly, without interruption, be sending good in your direction.
Givers Gain and here’s why
So, the key life and business lesson around Impression of Increase is as Jane Willhite puts it, ‘givers gain’. The natural laws of our universe are precise and Emerson refers to the ‘the law’ of laws as being The Law of Cause and Effect. He does so because the universe is totally deductive and does not differentiate between good and bad, it only receives and reacts, so whatever energy we send out in to the universe, it sends like energy back to us. Hence why we often say that we cause our own results. Yes, we absolutely do! Life and business ultimately is all about circulation (giving and receiving) and so our attention should be directed to giving rather than receiving. When you do, you are in harmony with the laws of the universe and now you no longer ‘hope for those results which you want for your business’ because you are knowledgeable, empowered and actively thinking your business into the results you want – big difference!
Make The Impression of Increase a Habit in your Business
This is why it is so imperative for everyone in any business, irrespective of whether they are the owner or an employee, to interact with all customers both existing or new, in a very positive way. Doing so leaves them with an Impression of Increase and because you have now touched them on an emotional level they will want to do more and more business with you. When you get it right, you will hear customers saying that your business understands their needs. Yes it does, because they always leave feeling fuller as opposed to emptier which is what flows from poor service and a couldn’t care-less customer attitude.
This simple mind-set change around how you and your employees do business, will help retain your current customers, bring you more new customers, make you more money and generate more profits. Make the Impression of Increase a deeply-entrenched habit in your business. You will be so glad you did and because of the good which you are constantly putting out, you will be richly rewarded, in unimaginable ways.