Welcome to a world where enough just isn’t enough. Where settling is never an option. Where the sky is the limit, and the people around you serve your purpose by sincerely lifting you up to your dreams and your goals.
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Welcome, readers, to my world.
This is what I am exposed to every day at my office, on every phone call with my colleagues. We are committed to lifting each other up, to encouraging each other’s successes. No one (not ONE person) is stepping on anyone else to get where they need to go.
We are all equals on the playing field, every day.
I am surrounded by incredible mentors and trainers every day and they are constantly teaching and encouraging me every day. But do you know what the coolest part is?
They treat me as their equal. Every. Day.
I think that sometimes, people just don’t get how I could possibly LOVE a financial services career. I mean honestly, when you hear “financial services”, don’t you yawn just a little bit? But truly, honestly, from the bottom of my heart, I LOVE WHAT I DO.
So much of it has to do with the families that I work with. The nitty gritty of what I do each night stirs my soul and keeps me up in the middle of the night. I have searched long and hard for a job that would allow me to help people, and to also help myself. Every business I have owned has revolved around a passion of mine, but I rarely saw the difference it made in others lives. I was servicing my own passion, but I could not spread it to others effectively. As a result, I suffered financially and consequently my passion for that chosen career suffered.
Here, I am absolutely helping people every day. I am giving them breathing room, hope for their future and stability in their lives. Unspoken stresses are lifted from their lives. Maybe I can’t fix it all at once, but I can get them started. And in return, I do not take a single dollar out of their pocket in exchange. How huge is that?? I get paid well to do what I do. Double score. But even greater than that, they tell me how much of a difference it has made. They stumble over themselves to thank me for what I have started doing for them.
Moreso, I am surrounded every day by people encouraging me to dream big and achieve my own goals. They are paving the way for me and sharing their experience and expertise. Every door is open for me. Ask, and ye shall receive.
This fills me with a life energy that I didn’t know existed. It has changed the way I view the world, and also view myself. It has stretched my belief, my self-efficacy and my standards. I can no longer “settle” for good enough.
Enough is not enough.
We live every day of our lives accepting life as it is. Hoping that we will get that promotion, hoping that we will save enough for our next vacation, hoping that we will provide a better life for our kids. Hoping, hoping, hoping.
Who reading this is actually living IN THE MOMENT?? Guess what? Now is now.
Check out this bit of wisdom that was passed down to me today:
NOW NEVER ENDS.
Seriously!! Life is what it is, and it is what you make of it. Why are you so settled with “good enough”? Why don’t you want more from your life? Why are you letting other people dictate your worth? WHY do you keep waiting for tomorrow?
Why are you sitting back and accepting the hand you have been dealt? YOU (and only you) control your destiny and your life. You make decisions every day, and you are the one who gets to determine which choices are excuses and which choices will propel you further ahead.
No one else will ever, EVER get to live your life. It is yours for a reason, a gift from God. Use it to its fullest potential. Surround yourself with people whose sole purpose is to lift you up and help you grow; leave behind those that are holding you back. They are only holding you back because they are scared of the greatness you are capable of. They are scared that they too might possess such greatness.
Don’t be trapped by fear.
Quit settling, and start living. Stretch your mind to encompass the possibilities of this world, and start discovering all that you really are and can be.
Now never ends.