As we come into the year of 2014, some people are resolute in improving their results from last year. People are anxious to look inside themselves and find faults. The #’s of individuals who go out and get health club memberships and buy books in January is staggering. But what is the results of this self-examination. Usually by February, the workout facilities should become bars (this would continue to attract the new club members, :-) ) and the books assume their dusty realm of “I’ll get to it”. Now, this is not new or even surprising information. The question that lingers is that of “I want change but how?” or likely, “How do I stay consistent?”
Napoleon Hill (“Think and Grow Rich) and Robert Kiyosaki (Cash Flow Quadrants), both well-respected sages in the truth arena, wrote (over 60 years apart) that the atmosphere is most important aspect of improvement. You become what you surround yourself with. Good in = Good out, Bad in = Bad out. They say it more eloquently, but you get the picture. I am not trying to say that those around you are bad, or evil, or not good for you. People just “don’t know what they don’t know” cause “if they did know, what they say they know, they would have different results, you know”.
There is an atmosphere of improvement. Whether it is improving your business or job results, improving your self-confidence, improving family and marriage skills, gaining strength in your spiritual walk, understanding the deep principles of freedom, or understanding the offense, defense, and playing field of finances, it all has to do with the environment you put yourselves in. I believe that is all encompassed in the Life Leadership company. I challenge you to prove me wrong. Get around the likes of Orrin Woodward, Chris Brady, Bill Lewis, and Holger Spiewak and not improve. Give yourself an adult time-frame (6 months to a year). I bet the improvement is noticed much quicker! And I bet you stay consistent for a lot longer with the information you tune into.
Here is an example from Ed, who is a business owner for 19 years and initially, a true skeptic of Life Leadership :
I totally lost track of time last night watching movies with the kids. Around eleven, I grabbed my phone thinking it must be close to ten and UGGGGH! At that point I saw your text and got to thinking. About expecting to win….. I’ve been around this organization long enough to know one can expect to win. But what is a win and what is expectation, is what makes it a bit of a conundrum in my head. The old adage you get what you expect is so true here. If I get involved and do nothing, then I will surely get all the expectations that go with that effort. But once I got busy reading associating and listening my expectations of a win started to clarify. Through consistent effort to right the ship that is my thinking my expectation of winning grows bigger. Like any endeavor without consistency it also can shape my expectation. I can expect slow long coming results with this business if I don’t go make it happen. Why still results? Because this works and someone in your organization will step up and lead. However, for me that’s not an option. Expecting things, especially a big win in life is never fulfilled on luck and a prayer as they say. It’s determination and guts that will bring home the win. Recently I started reading A Whole New Mind. So far it’s a great discussion about how we learn in this day and age. About left brain mechanics and right brain art. This “win” we talk of that is to be expected comes with not so much understanding the whole left vs. right brain argument, but rather by focusing on the practice of art with mechanics. Dealing with prospects it’s the art that will drive them to do the mechanics that no one initially wants to do. It’s a natural progression as with anything. To get from point a to b requires c, so go do c and the wins will stack up. But without the art side driving us, the mechanics will and do bog us down. For some the idea of a win isn’t expected and they’ll get exactly that. Until we build the art side, “feed the elephant” so to speak long enough to change that expectation it will never change. For me concentrating on expectation of a win is what keeps me looking for that next big leader that will benefit all our lives in our community from just being around them. I expect myself to do the work for a win, I expect myself to be willing to talk through just about anything a teammate wants to discuss even if it doesn’t advance the ball immediately, I expect to have people be negative and outright ignorant about what I do, I expect that over time I’ll grow enough artistically that the mechanics will flow naturally, I expect that the next seminar is going to be the best because it’s there my newest teammate “sees” it. I expect to struggle to keep tools flowing but constantly get better, I expect that this Tuesday is the one where a team member breaks out, and most importantly I expect to repay the efforts of my upline by paying it forward to the next individual willing to stand and say my time is now. For all these expectations require effort and with the LIFE leadership community I can expect a win because it’s built on honesty integrity and character. Oh and from my most recent lesson learned, you can expect to pay attention to time, it’s gonna pass whether or not you are noticing. Sorry again about missing the call last night. I know you would never bring it up negatively, but I hate the feeling of letting others down even if it’s something as simple as being involved with a call. To this day when I’m late for work, I get all balled up inside like I’m going to get fired for being late. I could only be so lucky eh? lol
Try it and you will like it. “Hey! He likes it! Mikie likes it He really likes it!” (for my 80′s crowd)
God bless, Aron Radosa
Steel the Mind and Tender the Heart