This post will include some of my thoughts and ideas but I have also attached an article from Orrin Woodward Team / Life that is a great article on how he has position the Team – Life business. It also ties into my post and goes deeper into how some other business choose to operate when they are threatened with real competition. Click this link for Orrins full article called – Dreams Dramas and Creative Destruction.
Two days ago something happened that has happened many times to me but it never seizes to amaze me. The allure of the fast buck, the get rich quick, you don’t have to do much to make money here, the success should be simple and easy thoughts. There is a gentlemen that I was helping start his LIfe business. I stopped by his house to pick something up and after we finished I asked ,”Why haven’t we seen you around.” His reply,”To be honest, we have been very busy but we are part of another business now.” Him choosing to be part of another business does not bother me at all and I hope everyone finds a way to help themselves and their family become successful. The statement that followed is what I want to write about. His next comment was,” THEY ARE GIVING MONEY AWAY.” Well if they are giving money away then sign me up for that!
Un-fortunently there are 2 major issues with that statement.
1. If anyone promises you quick or easy success then you can guarantee that its false.
2. He is basing his thoughts on the good-looking building instead of the foundation.
Our whole society has been brainwashed to think that success should be easy, simple and they should give money away. I have read many books about successful leaders and personally meet many successful people and never have I heard them say that success was easy or quick. The process of winning is always tough and full of challenges. Hopefully that should get you excited because that means not everyone will take that road.
One of the first things it takes to be successful is to make a commitment to what you are doing. Now the level of your commitment may grow deeper as you get farther into the process but you have to make some base level commitments to succeed. In the Team / Life business there are some basic steps. Attend all open and seminar meetings. Listen to cd’s and start to read 15 minutes per day. Show the plan and try to show 15 plans per month. These will get your business vehicle moving and will allow you team to start steering you in the right direction. To do these steps may require you to make some schedule changes, find some babysitters, sacrifice some hobbies or television time. THis may also cause you to have to communicate with your spouse. That is always fun to watch
The second part of our discussion is the most critical one. What is the foundation that the company is built on. If a company is giving money away, do the math. Our government is the only source that can continue to print money and give it away. Successful business cannot operate that way. These get rich quick business’s never last and almost always end up getting shut down and damage the people who were lured with, make money quick and easy. You have to look at the character of the individuals that are running the company to get a good perspective on what will happen in the future.
Les Csorba in his book called Trust states, ” Leaders are worthy of trust for at least 3 reasons. First, they develop a track record of credibility and reliability over a long period. Second, they do not make bad decisions willfully or consciously. Third, they almost always act and lead with wisdom and integrity.”
I have been in business for 13 years with Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady and seen them live up to those expectations. That is why I continue to follow them. I hope you find your vehicle for success and be one of the few that will make a commitment and stick to it.