In my conversation with you, you prove to me that a life built upon incremental growth is one worth living. Let’s see, in just the last year you’ve finished your barn, tucked away your vintage Jag you’ll be rebuilding, got your brother’s island house in Maine off the grid, fixed some islanders’ tractors and trucks, fixed your brother’s boat, and are finishing up a rebuild for your RV Sprinter. That’s a lot.
“I didn’t do it alone,” you said. “My brother and I have been living this way our whole lives.” The school of “Necessity” graduates geniuses every year.
“It’s all about incremental growth,” you tell me. “When I was working,” you said, “I told my guys: ‘Do not forget anything I or the company has you do. You will need to know how to do it again down the road, and you’ll need to be able to do it right.’” What does that mean exactly? It means you can either be counted on to do the job or someone else will take your place. Next man up is a brutal motivator.
With his “can do” attitude, my client/friend, busy in retirement, has conversations with his guys to this day. They thank him for what he did for them. He was their mentor. He showed them through his action, not talk. He proved those words about incremental work.
A life of compound growth. It’s easy to understand. It’s hard to do. He’s living proof it works.
Action Line: We all control our success more than we ever imagine. Some won’t do the heavy lifting of daily incremental work. Others realized a long time ago it’s the only way to live. Here’s to your freedom. Nice job. Let’s talk.
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