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.
An acquaintance of mine @paulletourneau who is a fellow entrepreneur posted this link previously today on Twitter. It’s by Gary Vaynerchuck who has become very successful with Wine Library and does Wine Video Blogs. Check it out here –> http://tv.winelibrary.com/
While this video is a few years old I really love the ending portion of how you can build whatever you want in those evening hours. It starts around the 14:20 mark. This is the best quote from the whole video: “You start building your equity and your brand and whatever your trying to accomplish after hours. Everybody has time, stop watching F’ing Lost!”. It’s funny because I say the same thing when I present the board plan. I leave our the F-bombs but all wealth, all equity, all success is created AFTER HOURS. So many people are not willing to give up their precious T.V. watching hours to make the change to create a legacy for their life. They’d rather sit in front of the T.V. and waste their life away creating nothing, and yet complaining how life sucks, I have no money, my marriage is falling apart, blah blah blah.
I’ve never said this business we create is for everyone or push it on anyone, however it is a business that is working for us, and will create that legacy for generations to come. We are using that “7pm to 2am” as Gary talks about to create our wealth and we are doing just that. I suggest you check out this video and if your looking for a change in your life, take some of the nuggets out of it and apply them to your life. You may be surprised at the results. Success is success no mater what arena you apply it to, maybe start applying it to your life.