I recently ran into an old friend in the business that I’ve known for more than 25 years. I still remember something he shared with me many years ago. “Amazing possibilities are open to those who pursue them with enthusiasm.”
Being young and new in the business back then, I embraced this philosophy and have seen it produce consistent above average results year in and year out.
Indeed, changing your thinking changes everything. You can make your life be what you want it to be. The beautiful thing about life and particularly our business is that you can do something positive each and every day to change or improve your future and your client’s future. This begins by waking up each morning with a great degree of enthusiasm for what you do. You can enthusiastically embrace the responsibility your role entails and impact many lives along the way.
Years ago I had the pleasure of hearing Lou Holtz speak at a conference to a group of advisors on winning traditions. He made the following six points about winners.
Each of these areas requires you to leave your comfort zone, reach further and live your amazing live to the fullest each day. How are you doing on these six?
Interestingly, asked why he left Notre Dame, Lou said it was one of the best jobs in football. It just so happens it was also a job that Lou had been working towards for years. He finally reached his goal by mastering the six points.
However, after he enjoyed so much success at Notre Dame, he just got tired of maintaining. He realized that you must continue to grow or stagnate. This is what he had done all his life. You must be dedicated to continuous improvement.
What are you doing now to grow and improve? Each of us is striving to be more successful and to be better human beings. We may not achieve all we would like for ourselves, our clients or our loved ones. But if we don’t, let’s be sure we never have to say,” it could have been…if.” There are unlimited amazing possibilities if you dare to go for it. The world is a large and wonderful place and it’s your time to step into it enthusiastically. Seize your amazing moment today!
Mike Sciortino has more than 30 years experience in the investment management business. Mike speaks at Conferences and writes often about how advisors can differentiate themselves, grow their practice, and improve their lives through time-tested processes. See all of Mike’s stories for CMG Advisor Central. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn.