“You may be winning the race but are you winning the right race. You may be may be good at climbing the ladder, but is the ladder against the right wall”.
The Happiest Year
An Entrepreneur's life is never easy. It's a nonstop journey of new lessons learned and that's why I do what I do, it's not about making money, it is driven by purpose.
And if anyone ever tells you that once you make it it's easy, then they are full of lies or BS or they never made it before because it's a never-ending journey.
So I'll tell you one thing; the last year has definitely been the happiest I've ever had in my life.
It has nothing to do with business, of course the business drives it, but it's really about the time with my family, my boys. It’s really been cool.
In the last couple of months, I've been coaching my son's basketball team. And also we started baseball.
Now I'm a manager for those teams and we are doing both at one time. It definitely has tested my time management, running a MLM Nation, being a spouse, but it has really really been fun.
I feel like I am able to be the father that I always wanted my dad to be. I love my dad for what he did, but he was just busy.
But thanks to the profession of network marketing, it gives me so much more flexibility to just say hey two o'clock I got to pick up my son, we're going to baseball.
When we do these practices start? So I'm really grateful for what the profession has given me. And it’s been really the happiest time.
Just made me put things in perspective that business success is important but it's not everything. You may be winning the race but are you winning the right race.
You may be may be good at climbing the ladder, but is the ladder against the right wall.
Everyone Has To Have That Unique Journey
Success is not about the money, it's the time and the flexibility you have.
If everyone knew what it meant to have the flexibility, that's caused by residual income everyone would work so so much harder.
I think about myself; even though I achieved and built a seven figure MLM business.
If I knew the benefits, how happy I am with my boys, I would have had kids earlier and even doubled or tripled down on what I did in my business.
I would build a million dollar business even faster than what I did.
Now one thing I want to emphasize is Don't compare. Just know that everyone has to have that unique journey. If you compare, that's really the kiss of death.
It what is really going to kill not just your business but your life… it’s really your life because you're not going be happy.
One of the things that been really exciting to see for me, an update is the success we've had in our group, Purpose Driven Networkers.
It’s not about the money, it’s about the purpose.
Every one of you if you want to have a happy life you got to be driven by purpose. It goes back to the book I read. Purpose Driven Life.
Back in 2003 that seven almost 16 – 7 years ago that really changed my life.
God's purpose for me was to have a positive impact in as many lives as possible that really got me.
It’s not just about money but making an impact and in Purpose Driven Networks we can make a big impact.
We opened it up indefinitely, we don't know for how long. We guarantee you will get one signup within 30 days, but you have got to be consistent.
This guy Joe Hernandez did it, and he got two signups in less than 30 days.
So it works and it is really fulfilling to see making an impact…where it is not just about my success but it about passing it on.
The Biggest Mistake I've Made In a Long Time
Let's just change gears a little bit and share with you a couple of lessons.
Nothing's at all great. Exactly a week ago, I made one of the biggest mistakes I've made in a long time. I just had someone on our podcast that we shouldn't have had.
MLM Nation has been around for a while. This is going to be our fourth year, almost going to year five now.
And in the beginning I remember we had to struggle to get people to get on shows because no one's heard of us.
But now everyone wants to be on our show. And recently we got someone that I felt like I didn't do my due diligence enough to have them on the show.
Afterwards I found out a few things they were doing that were not consistent with my values and integrity and we had to pull the show off.
It never actually got to iTunes but we did do a Facebook Live. Since then the video has been deleted and removed.
But you know what, I made a mistake and so it doesn't matter what level you are, you can still screw up.
I screwed up. I realized I really screwed up. If you ever screw up, here are a couple of Leadership Lessons for you:
- You have to own up to it. I think the thing that bailed me out after 48 hours is that I owned up to my mistake. Know that you can't please everyone. Some people are not going to be happy about it.
- You got to be willing to make tough decisions. Pulling that interview was not comfortable. I never pull an interview over 500 different shows, and having to pull one out was uncomfortable for me. Leaders make tough decisions.
- You have to be direct and honest with the feedback you get to be vulnerable and admit that. And then most importantly, you have to see the lesson learned. Leaders always think long term and short term. You know that the decision was easy looking at it long term. But uncomfortable short term. And generally the rule is the long term decision is always going to be the better decision.
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