Have you ever noticed that in some conversations, both of you get a lot out of it, and in others, no one benefits at all? There is an adage that says:
‘do as you would be done by’
- Leviticus 19:18
When it comes to getting rich (however you wish to define that), the same principle applies.
If you want to have a rich life then you must treat others in the same way.
If you want to get rich financially, then those interactions must be left with ‘the impression of increase’.
In other words, both parties profit from the transaction.
The Science Of Getting Rich
In the book ‘The Science of Getting Rich’, by Wallace D. Wattles (1910), there is a whole chapter dedicated to this principle.
‘The Impression of Increase’ is the end result of a conversation or other interaction between individuals - something that results in a positive or ‘increased’ outcome for both parties.
This positive outcome can be experienced in a number of ways - for instance, feeling happy or appreciated.
In a business transaction it can be the feeling or understanding of both parties profiting.
In a conversation, the ‘impression of increase’ is more than just flattery.
Flattery is very superficial and does not necessarily indicate sincerity on the part of the flatterer.
Not only that, but there is no impression of increase for either party.
We should all see the good in our fellow humans, and point it out to them where possible. The benefit to you will also be obvious from the interaction.
The Law Of Attraction
We can also explain this in terms of one of the laws of the universe, called the Law of Attraction.
The Law of Attraction states that whatever you send forth into the universe, you will receive back in kind.
Thus if you create the impression of increase for another, the Law of Attraction will send that increase back to you and both will benefit.
Of course, the Law of Attraction works in reverse too. If you send bad stuff out, eventually you’ll get your comeuppance!
Thinking In 'A Certain Way'
Wattles also talked about 2 concepts - namely ‘thinking in a certain way’ in chapter 8, and acting in a certain way (in chapter 11).
It’s clear that both of these play a role in ‘The impression of Increase’ -
First you must think about creating the impression of increase for the interaction, and how you can achieve it.
Then you must act in a way that creates that impression of increase.
Here are a couple of examples. The first is a general example of corporations and their employees. In a corporation there are individuals working there who have widely varying results.
There are those who are what are called ‘conscious competents’ - these are people who are aware of what they are doing to get the results they get.
Then there are those who are ‘unconscious competents’ - those who are not aware of what they are doing to get the results they are getting.
Both groups are doing the same thing (acting), the difference being their state of awareness (thinking).
Remember, according to Wattles, you must both think and act in ‘the certain way.’ Neither can stand alone.
An example of a conscious competent is the golfer Tiger Woods (1975- ). He is very aware of himself and his desire to improve his game, having changed it twice in his career for more ‘perfection’. He is a creator not a competitor.
The Law Of Compensation
Ultimately, it boils down to another of the Laws Of The Universe. It is the Law Of Compensation, which states:
“The amount of money you earn is always going to be in exact ratio with
- the need for what you do
- your ability to do it
- the difficulty there is in replacing you.”
When you think and act in a certain way, particularly with respect to the impression of increase, your reward will reflected according the various Laws mentioned above.
This will result in increase for yourself as well as for others.
Finally, it feels good to be ‘increased’ by the actions of another, or by yourself.
Both people win in this scenario.
By leaving everyone with the impression of increase we take advantage of the laws of Attraction and Compensation and all will benefit.