The year was 2000 and I had the honor of attending one of my first “transformational” training experiences, which was Zig Ziglar’s “Born To Win” training.
Throughout those few days I was inspired, challenged, and equipped to be able to take the tools, resources, and teachings and go home to create the life and career that I had only dreamed of prior to that.
The core commitment I made to myself during the training and my corresponding communication with Zig himself, was to follow Zig’s exact words when he said, “You can have everything you want in life, if you just help enough other people get what they want.”
And that became my goal in everything that I did – personally and professionally – and I am here to tell you that Zig was more than accurate in his statement and encouragement.
I have found through my own journey, as well as my research on success and happiness, the people that choose to be of service to others, are the ones that consistently live a life of success and happiness themselves.
These people of service are rewarded for their time, energy, and talent in coaching, mentoring, teaching, challenging, and supporting others on their journey to become more – to do more.
And instead of their Egos winning, these special human beings continue to choose to stay humble and just move on to the next person that they can serve. Surround yourself with these kind of people my friends.
Now, there is a challenge and balance to this – don’t allow yourself to be take advantage of or devalued – just be aware, as not everyone or every situation will “reward” you in the same way. However, the majority of the time the quote will hold true when you put the service in and just trust the process.
Now go and find some people to help and serve!