I’m built for something different.
When you know that about yourself, said Coach Curtis Frye, You are able to compete because you know you have something to offer.
It’s not a direct quote, it’s translated from my notes; the notes that deliver this kick-ass message:
I am not afraid of hard work.
So why am I not WORKING?
This came at a good time, honestly, because when I visited my one client last week I thought about asking him to just hire me. Full time.
It would be easier.
He desperately needs what I can do. He doesn’t want to pay for me, but he’d be shocked at how little I would cost. Come on, hire me. It would be easier for both of us.
Then during lunch I attended the Chamber of Commerce's Business at Midday. The topic was “Becoming Better Leaders,” and this old guy, Curtis Frye, who is a Gamecock (of all doggone things), coach to the University of South Carolina track and field team and also an Olympic team coach, spoke.
The message: Compete. Associate. Dream. Inspire others.
Okay. I’ve competed. I earned my education.
I’ve associated. I’ve been in technology and training and supply chain and operations and higher education. I have credentials and connections. I’m in trade organizations and support groups.
I’ve dreamed. I’ve been dreaming of independence. And I have it. And it’s hard. I said that already, I know.
So now is it time to move on to the inspire others phase? Stop looking inward at what I can do to advance myself and start looking outside at how I can help others.
Thanks, ZigZigler. I’d forgotten that part of the mantra.
I’m in the game, but I haven’t been playing for the team, I’ve been loading my own stats card. Wrong approach, kid.
A new search starts today. No longer searching for customers. Now looking for people who need help, the kind of help I can provide. I've got skills. Time to share them.
Oh, and 5 a.m. workouts start again effectively immediately.
How can you help others get what they want?