It really never crossed my mind… My sights were set each year on the near term goals which were set by me for me.
Then my plan was put into action on achieving each of the steps toward those goals. As each of the boxes were checked off the list, it was move on to the next few on the list, and complete as many as possible in the allocated timeframe.
Although my life began to contain more areas from the ‘Compass of Life’ and the decisions included my family not only me – one specific area of focus was not present. That is until the most recent sixteen to eighteen years.
What am I actually doing?
In context – for the good of others – adding value to others – helping people who need more. Often of the most basic things which the majority of the people we all know and hang with don’t really even think about needing in their daily lives.
In my coaching practice, as one example, my goal is always to add great value to every client. Even when there are times when this means we cannot work with each other for one reason or another.
My referral sources run deep and there is almost always a really good fit out there to match someone up with. Again it is my goal to make certain every client is able to have great value added to them. This is so much more meaningful to me than another client to work with me in order to bill them.
Now this does not mean my services do not cost people money.
In fact my VIP clients sign up for a year at a time of working together with me as they have already seen the value. No problem, as they are are paid back in many multiples of what they invest in their personal growth, in the actions they take and sometimes intentionally don’t take as we work strategically together.
Some of my clients are on the younger side of their career growth. Others are in the middle and in career optimization mode. Some are toward the years when they may be selling their business or thinking about other things to do with their life other than working for someone else every single day.
Here is a story about a young man who was grappling with a dilemma in his life. A wake up call some might name it. You may have heard his story.
Scott Harrison is his name… and his new book is called “Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World”.
Don’t confuse his youth with – Only Young People Have These Thoughts – as many people well into their sixties and seventies and beyond have these thoughts as well.
Scott came to the realization that he was creating possibly one of the most meaningless legacies a person might leave on this planet. Each day he was totally in focus in his role as a nightclub promoter. He was really great at his role and loving every moment of the life style. One day he decided to make a huge change in his life. Dramatically. It is the story told in his book. One lesson he speaks about is:
“Put integrity at the core of everything you do. Much more important than what you do is how you do it.”
The question here for you is: What Are You Really Doing?
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Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their business.