6 Ways Business Ownership Converts Your Flaws into Virtues
On a plane ride back from a Las Vegas seminar, I sat next to a 20-something community college student. I learned he had a golf scholarship. He was returning from a Las Vegas family outing.
I noticed his slight speech impediment. As we spoke I realized that he had some similar struggles and mindset issues as my 13-year-old son who is deaf and wore cochlear implants.
He spoke about being teased by a few older members of the swim team when he first started as an 8th grader. He talked about how he rose above the obstacles.
When I asked how, he attributed his comeback-kid spirit to watching motivational videos.
My mind clicked. I got the names of his favorite videos.
Not too much later our son was about to earn his first cell phone by getting all A’s and B’s. We purchased a phone plan he would have to renew every 30 days. We only purchase a new phone card if he maintained his A’s and B’s…and thanks to my airline companion, if he watched three motivational videos.
It worked brilliantly! Mom wasn’t lecturing him on making excuses or settling for less. But rather a burly, big, black, tough, no-held-punches, motivational speaker told him how it is.
This month we listened to Eric Thomas in his deep gruff voice asking us to visualize him pushing our heads below water.
Thomas dramatically proclaimed when success is as important as breathing would in that moment, then you will be successful.
That even caused me to pause.
In my last blog, I cautioned against making your business an idol. This time I warn against keeping your burner too low. Here are four reasons to keep the heat up in your business: