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Inspiration – Beautiful Smart Words from a Beautiful Smart Lady:
Life: In this video, Maya says “Just do Right”. It makes everything else easy. Dang, Maya Angelou was an angel on earth.
My motto in my business has been “Making the web and the world a better place” pretty much since I started to really have success in 2004. To me, it has always been simple.
When I need to make a decision as to how to proceed with something. I ask myself “Is this making the web and the world a better place? Yes or no?”
Way back when I started online, there were all kinds of junky ways to profit and people would do them because it was what they were taught. I, on the other hand, typically stayed true to moving my business forward with my motto. (Of course, I occasionally slipped and promoted a “new” system that looked awesome, too, and ended up regretting it. I’m not perfect by any means.)
BUT the difference is that my business GREW while those chasing the next “easy button” every day dropped like flies around me. I’m not happy about that, of course, but my point is that keeping that message in mind at every moment is the difference between achieving success or running in circles.
The funny thing is that I was on Pat Flynn’s podcast ages ago and I talked about this. Then, a few years later, I was speaking at an event and a man came up to me afterwards and said “YOU! It’s YOU!”
I said, “Yes, it’s me… ”
He said “No, YOU are the one from Pat Flynn’s podcast that changed my life. Before I heard that I was just doing SEO as I was taught for my clients and I spent my days building crappy links. After I listened to that interview, I changed my entire business model and my business has exploded by offering more VALUE to the web and the world. Thank you.”
I didn’t really think I had done anything special, but I was very happy that my message had touched him.
“Just do right”. It applies in business, in life, and in the world.
Is there one place in your world right now where you could “just do right” and fix something that is weighing on you? If so, do it. Whether it’s apologizing (even if you don’t expect the other person to forgive you) or doing something for someone else even if you think that it may not be appreciated like you’d hope.
Just do right. The results after that are not our responsibility. Just do right, and sleep well at night, knowing you did the right thing… even when it’s hard.
Question of the Day:
Our Dean family motto (yeah, like we’re in Game of Thrones or something) is “We do the right thing even when it’s hard.”
What is one time when you did the right thing even when it was hard to do? What was the result? Tell us about it in the group.
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