Earlier this week, I sat in our kitchen surrounded by two dozen members of Terry's family. The conversation was ringing off the walls, as the family members dug into the food generously laid out by friends who supported us during this difficult time (for more on that, check this blog entry). I sat quietly for much of the time and listened to what people were saying. The topics ranged widely as you'd imagine, but work, business, and the economy figured prominently, especially since the family is spread from Colorado to Connecticut and New York City, with Peoria, IL thrown in for good measure.
As I listened, I realized that there are many people who do not understand even the simplest truths about "the economy" or "jobs" or "money" or who needs to take action to fix what's wrong. That's when I realized that funeral or no funeral, I need to sit down and write you about this to make sure that YOU know.
First, let's make sure that we're clear: YOU are selling something. Your time, your personality, your expertise is for sale, and ultimately, everyone in your life decides if you're worth whatever you cost. I know; it's a cruel truth, but it's the truth. And that truth, once truly understood, will give you all you need to be as successful in life as you want to be.
Want more? Be worth more. One of my favorite people (Zig Ziglar) says it this way: "You can have anything you want in life if you are just willing to help enough other people get what THEY want." This is the way that compensation moves from one person to another. In fact, it's the ONLY way.
To prove it, turn it around: Will you pay "too much" for something? Do you spend "too much time" with people who don't make your life better in return?
Of course not.
In that case, the only way to get others to pay you what you want, to spend time with you, or to compensate you in any other way is to deliver to them something they value MORE than what you cost them.
This is the secret truth that so many people miss. And, in fact, it is the truth that puts the lie to much of what's being said and published these days.
No one owes you anything. You don't owe anyone else anything. Each of us is free to give to others, to compensate others, or to walk away at any time. This goes for your employer, your customers, your family, and YOU.
This is the Law of Value.
It doesn't matter if you believe it or not. It won't change. But, when you dwell on it enough to "get it," it will change your life for the better. Immediately. All becomes clear.
My coaching students have seen this in their lives and businesses. They are taking it on and making a difference in the lives of their customers and their families. You can, too. Spend the time to really understand this, then make the commitment and change your life.
Let's go! ssh
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