Just a quick update from Calgary, Alberta. Brad Duncan is in town doing an attitude session at the Telus Convention Center where just shy of 2,200 people are here to hear an amazing, successful man speak on truth.
Its growing… I remember three years ago a room like this was only 200 people. Amway and WWDB in Alberta and Western Canada are booming!
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.
The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through. -Harry Overstreet
Amway Chairman Steve Van Andel has been elected vice chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. http://www.uschamber.com/press/releases/2012/june/us-chamber-board-elects-steve-van-andel-vice-chairman
By no surprise this is a huge deal because the U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents the interest of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions in the US. It’s not some rinky dink operation that’s for sure.
Amway is a respected business despite what others may think. 99% of people don’t actually have a problem with Amway, they have a problem with someone they knew who was in Amway and maybe didn’t represent themselves or their business with integrity. All the same reason to make sure you ask a lot of questions and get ALL your questions answered. If the person cannot be honest and open with you, then maybe you need to think about who your looking at going into business with.
This is a great win for Amway and a valued asset to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
A recent blog entry from John Maxwell really struck a cord today. He talks about what success isn’t, and what people often mistake for success. The very first point around wealth is so very true. A lot of people have said I know millionaires, I know people with tons of money, blah blah. That may be fine and dandy but that does not make them successful.
To counter that and in my own opinion, do they have wealth in ALL area’s of their life? Do they have the time to spend with their families? Do they have their faith on track? Do they do the things they want to do and have the ultimate freedom to do that? Success is not measured by wealth no matter how you try and twist it.
There is more around this concept, so check out John’s blog.