Be so good they can’t ignore you!
Sounds simple doesn’t it?! I was contemplating this advice as I began to think about what makes truly successful people successful. What propels them to the top of their
field? What is the secret sauce that makes them SO GOOD that you can’t ignore them? Here’s their recipe:
THEIR PASSION IS CONTAGIOUS: In other words, they are over the moon, hopelessly IN LOVE with what they do, and their passion catches the attention of those around them. One woman, who had grown weary of doing social work, came to me to figure out her passion. She told me her boss often had to make her go home because she kept coming in on her days off to plan and decorate the special events for the residential center. Though it was obvious to me, she never considered her true passion was event planning.
THEY SHARE THEIR GIFTS WITH EVERYONE because it makes them and others feel good. And they can’t stop talking about it. When asked what they do, not only can they not stop talking about it, guaranteed, they will leave you with a business card, book or some example of their gift to take home with you.
THEY WORK ON THEIR PASSION DAILY and feel incomplete if they don’t do at least one thing connected with that passion on an almost daily basis. Singer Jennifer Hudson says he son often
asks her, "Mommy, why do you play music EVERYDAY?" She replied, "Because music is a part of EVERY thing I do."
THEY ARE UNSTOPPABLE. Setbacks, no matter how big or small, are only temporary. They get back in the saddle quickly. In fact, for many, engaging in their passion IS a big part of their recovery.
THEY ARE NOT DRIVEN BY MONEY. I know. This sounds inconceivable considering we all need money to pay for our living expenses, but for these individuals doing their passion is what quenches their thirst. It is as essential as the air they breathe. Money followed as they truly mastered their craft to a level that could no longer be ignored by the masses.
THEY CONSTANTLY PUSH THEMSELVES OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE: This one shouldn’t surprise you. LOL! Will Smith said it best, "I fear, fear. I hate being afraid of something. The fear of fear makes me want to do it, to overcome it so that it no longer has power over me."
All this makes them so good, that we simply can’t ignore them! Do you have that same drive and passion? If not, here’s a good place to start: http://tinyurl.com/mx72mgv