Last week I celebrated another birthday. Another year with a new set of reasons to rejoice in the blessing that is my life. It’s amazing to think I’m turning 31, happily married, with three healthy children, living in a different country, learning about business and about people, building awesome relationships, connecting with the community around me, and finding my place in this world.
I have wished to write more often but the busyness of life has taken much of my attention. When I think of all that I want to accomplish with this blog, the way I want a movement to start, I’m okay to stop writing and to do the things I need to do, to live life fully motivated. And it all starts with recognizing my primary role as a husband and a father. Spending time with my wife in appreciation of all that she does. Being intentional with my children and creating memories that build positive character traits. In these moments, whether a post is written or not, I’m living out what I was born for. I’m grateful for this blessing.
But I want to also recognize the opportunity I have to share from within and make a difference with this post. Next year I want to look back and say that a more vibrant community has been created; with people in their families, their schools, their churches, their neighborhoods, have motivated each other to accomplish more. To be better husbands, better wives, better fathers and better friends. To implement healthy lifestyles. To achieve financial freedom. To give more and be fulfilled in all the potential that is in us.
It’s a new day and whatever it is you are doing today, the sense of selling and motivation go hand in hand (see my earlier post). Whether you are starting something new or following a preset plan, how you approach it can make a difference. That is why selling is so important.
The word “selling” is so many times viewed incorrectly because of the association of lies. The reality is that true selling should be no more than a sense of intrinsic desire to share, to offer what is good. But what is good for one party is not always good for another, and the financial associations of the word have led to the lies built up over generations which give it a bad connotation. However, when done right it has huge potential for positive outcome. What “selling” ads is the passion and desire that so many of us lack when reaching for our dreams. An excitement that propels you to do whatever it takes to be successful. Folks that work in sales know this. You long for the next call; to meet the next prospect. We need to use this transferable energy to other parts of our lives.
I see this through my work, but also through the relationships I have created. What are you trying to sell and is it good? If so, I’ll jump on it – that product, that idea, that movement. The reason why someone will buy the widget or follow that leader is mostly about inspiration and less about value. But if you link both, the results are amazing. Still, the real power is in the energy you have when approaching each step towards reaching your goals.
Take today as an opportunity to show that passion. Believe in yourself and believe in your skills. You can do this.