I had a “conversation”, really can’t even call it that, with someone today and they mentioned we were in the business of “Faking it until you make it”. I have to respectfully disagree as there is no benefit at all of faking it, those who build that type of business are people who have no integrity. We build business with full transparency to the people we’ve gone into business with and because of that have trust and respect.
Sharing our challenges, struggles, pitfalls, mistakes, and all things related only helps others build their business stronger. What’s funny is that most traditional businesses won’t help someone else and share what made them successful, however we do. Being transparent only helps build trust and it would be detrimental to our success if we lied to people and sugar coated things. Sorry that’s not what we do.
Like I’ve always said make sure you interview the person your going into business with and ask lots of questions. That’s what we did and that’s what we expect of the people we take through an information and qualification process. Without it and you could find yourself in business with someone that maybe isn’t as forthcoming as you’d like.
Sunday’s are a great day to reflect on the week past and then focus on the week ahead. We hold our executive meetings on Sunday’s where we go over things that happened during the week and then plan our business and lives out for the upcoming week. These are critical to make sure we stay on top of things and our schedule. We’ve seen a huge improvement in our own communication and have a lot less stress knowing what is going on for the week business wise and personally.
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and we enjoyed sitting out on the deck talking about everything going on in our lives and everything going on coming up. I love reflecting with my wife and just connecting with her on purpose after a busy week. I’m not saying you need to have an “executive meeting” per say, but sometimes we get so busy that we don’t sit down and ask our spouse “is there anything I can do for you this week to help you?”. Something as simple as that can change the way your relationship is and for the better I’ll say. Far to often we take our spouse for granted and its things like this that can show just how much you care.
Where did we learn that? I’d love to say a book but it was actually our sponsors and coaches in this awesome business we build and its just one of many things we’ve incorporated into our weekly routine. Obviously we talk business but we also talk about all aspects of our relationship, finances, and personal growth and its something we will never stop doing since we’ve seen so many positive things come out of it. Doesn’t have to be on a Sunday but pick a day during the week and make sure it’s the same day. Try it out, I’m sure you’ll find some benefit as well.
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