Selflessness is not usual a trait admired in business. I haven’t been in business very long so I still carry traits of an educator. I used to implement the Socratic method of teaching. Instead of giving my students a direct answer I’d always respond with a question that would allow them to reach the answer on their own. A part of that method was to always discuss great ideas. I carried that into my business. It hasn’t helped me win, but when I see someone actually respond and do something it feels fantastic. Sometimes just having that moment of satisfaction makes my day. It pushes me to continue even when things are tough.