When I started in the industry over 30 years ago I had a large poster in my office. It was a quote from Dr. Forrest Shaklee which said. "You Keep that Which You Give Away" I was inspired this morning when I ran across this picture. Check out the sign in the window. Here is a business owner that really gets it!
IF YOU ARE UNEMPLOYED AND NEED AN OUTFIT CLEANED FOR AN INTERVIEW WE WILL CLEAN IT FOR FREE
We have all heard the phrase; what goes around, comes around. More business owners need to think about how can I serve, instead of how can I make more profits.
Jim Rohn said it this way Your income is in direct proportion to the value you provide to the market that you serve . Mathew 20:26 says He Who wishes to be great, let them be the servant of many.
When I first started in the industry skeptical friends and relatives always would ask me, How many people do you have working for you now? I would just look them in the eye and say, you don't understand my business, they aren't working for me, I WORK FOR THEM!
You can have anything in life you want, if you help enough other people get what THEY WANT! Zig Ziglar
These wisdom of the ages principals have to be more than just memorized quotes. You have to believe it and live it. Leadership in this industry has nothing to do with titles our incomes, or developing a following. It is all about how many lives do you make a positive impact on and the number of leaders you DEVELOP !
The industry is full of $10,000 a month earners with leadership titles, but are not leaders. Leaders help people move forward and have a servants heart.
When you see people in your company go above and beyond, take time to acknowledge and appreciate them.