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That's why I believe that we should do what we do, not for the future reward, but because that's who we are. Living in full alignment with our purpose and for what we're willing to live and die for is the greatest reward.
On our journey to become ALL that we can be, we're not failing nor winning. We're learning and using that knowledge to fuel our growth and turn it to wisdom.
Thank you Randy for reminding me of this ideas and for sharing your wisdom with all of us!
7 months, 1 week ago on Steps to Success
Loved your article, specially when you say -> You don’t make money from non-sales activities in your business; you make money because of them. That's a great way to look at the investments we make (time, energy and money) so we can 'make' money later.
Now, here's an idea that I would love to share with you and hear your feedback on it.
I don't believe that in business we *make* money at all. Central banks actually make money because they print it. In business, we *earn* money through the valuable products and services we provide for others.
The difference is simple but causes an important change in our mindset. When we believe that we *earn* money, what we're really saying is that we're here to serve not to be served. We understand that money is the applause we get by how well we serve our customers. By the way, the way we serve our customers is directly related to how well we serve our employees.
Another important difference between the *make* vs *earn* money mindset, is that money by itself isn't a worthwhile goal. On the other hand, making meaning IS a worthwhile goal that will potentially earn you money. However, what drives you isn't the outcome by itself... it's the journey! Something that will outlast you and that serves a purpose.
Thank you for allowing me to share this idea with all of you and I look forward to learn more about your point of view about this!
All the best,
9 months ago on Most Of Your Business Won’t Make Money
"Paid to Exist" is a VERY strong statement! From my talks with those who are getting "Paid to be Slaves" I know that your message can really resonate with them. And me!
Escaping the "Hamster Wheel" and the "New Economy Slavery" to really be all that we can be AND be financially free while doing it... is a real dream that you're helping, everyone around the World, accomplish. I'm really grateful for you!
Feel free to contact me if you want to brainstorm ideas, new ways to present the new concept or anything else that you believe I can help you with.
To your Success!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on The Biggest Announcement in Illuminated Mind History
Thank you for sharing this with us. I was needing this. Specially in times when we must do what is necessary, to build something that will enable us to do what we're meant to do.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on What to Do When You Fall Out of Love With Your Work
The way you mixed that baseball play with the lesson you shared about success and Life, is extraordinary. Thank you so much for the time you invested in sharing it with all of us!
I just wanted to share a personal experience that I had recently. After dedicating 4 years of my Life to create something great for a company I was included in a layoff. One month later they called me back to cover a colleague that had a child. Then they let me go again. It wasn't the fact that they let me go again that bothered me (they didn't hide the fact that I was returning only for one more month). It was the way they did it... without giving me the chance to get feedback along the journey and at the end saying negative things about my performance...
My first instinct was to catch that fast ball! Talk with them and show them that the perception they have of me is wrong.
But then I realized that the reason I was reacting that way was because of my EGO.
However, that wasn't my response because I always try to be aware of what my EGO wants and decide what's the best thing to do. I can't say that I'm perfect and that I don't make mistakes. I do, but I was strive to be the better version of me that I can become. Discipline counts.
So, what did I do? I let that ball pass.
I knew that what they did wasn't personal. They just did what they needed to do to get what they want. That's who they are.
What benefit would it be, for everyone involved, if I tried to turn their perception about me around? More than words, if my behavior for the past 4 years didn't give them the true picture of who I am... nothing will.
The root problem of this is that most managers don't even know who works with them. In fact, they believe that people work TO them instead of WITH them...
Anyway, I don't need anyone's permission or recognition to know who I am, what I stand for and my value. My self-worth isn't attached to the power and status of my position; the number of digits of my bank account; and most certainly not attached to the opinions of others.
I know whose I am.
And above all else, what gives me peace of mind is to know that the Master Referee of Life is perfect and fair and will judge well if the ball was in or out!
Thank you Margie for making me think about this important subject and learn more about me, and in the process, more about you!
11 months, 1 week ago on Let the Ball Go Foul
The EGO is a dear subject of study for me because I believe it's the root of both greatness and darkness in the World.
I loved your post about it and I just wanted to share a simple thing about the final phrase.
"The desire to be great and to be recognized for being great is healthy."
The desire to be great, for me, is our Life's mission. I believe that we're born to become great and that Life is the journey we must master in order do become all that we can be.
Now, as far as the second part of the phrase is concerned, who we choose to hold the power to recognize our greatness determines how high we can lead, not only our lives but also the lives we touch.
We can discover what our Ego looks like by answering two questions:
1) "Who am I?" -> being great is living Life true to the answer of this question.
2) "Whose am I" -> this question is related to the second part of your phrase.
If you choose to answer: people (fathers; bosses; mentors; the World) you're giving them the power to determine your self-worth. That's why we see self-serving desperately striving for recognition. Why? Because they believe that who they are is a function of how much money they make; the power and status of their position; the opinion of others.
Now, I wonder what would happen if we didn't need the recognition of others to be great. Maybe that's why there's extraordinary people doing amazing things right now, and we don't even know they're names.
They're doing great things not for the reward but because that's who they are. The reward for them is becoming great by doing work that makes meaning and that ultimately changes the World.
For me personally, I choose to be great and to be recognized as great in the eyes of our Heavenly Father. That's just my way of living. :)
Thank you Randy for sharing your thoughts about this and by doing so, reminding me of who I am.
11 months, 1 week ago on Being Great