Monday Morning Motivator
Quote Of The Week – As a young man I prayed for success. Now I just pray to be worthy of it. (Brendan Fraser)
Word Of The Week – Pecuniary (pih-kyoo-nee-air-ee) : something related to money
eg : Because all of Craig’s articles had a strong PECUNIARY slant, his editor moved him from the features page to the finance page.
Proverb Of The Week – As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.
(Proverbs 27 verse 19 The Bible)
This week we share a great message from Joel Brown that may challenge the way you think. What we love about Joel’s message is that it challenges us to take responsibility for where we are and for the outcomes we are receiving.
Check Out Our Video Of The Week – Porsche Centre Calgary, Console yourself with a Cayenne TV Spot
Why don’t we have the things that we want? Ever think it’s because we don’t deserve it?
Of course we don’t. “I deserve what I want. I work harder than the kid driving a Lambo because his dad’s a millionaire. What did he do to get that car? Nothing! Am I right?”
Nope. I don’t deserve the Lambo because I haven’t done what I need to do to get the Lambo. That kid did exactly what he needed to do; he came out of the right lady, and was born into the right family. What he doesn’t have: the opportunity to EARN the Lamborghini… more on that in a bit.
We spend so much time wishing and complaining, that we fail to come to grips with the fact that we have everything that we deserve to have. We’re as happy as we should be because our attitude and outlook on life determines our happiness.
We’re as successful as we deserve to be because we’ve put in the amount of work that determines the amount of success we’ve achieved. We’ve also risked and sacrificed what is necessary to be where we are. No more successful, and no less successful than we are right now.
We’ve done what’s necessary to be where we are at this very moment. We HAVEN’T done what’s necessary to achieve everything we want to achieve. Otherwise, we’d be there.
Now what about the spoiled rich kid driving that Lambo… Why shouldn’t we be ticked off at him from being born with a silver spoon while we have to work our butts off for everything we want? Or what about our friend who has had everything go their way in life; don’t we have the right to be mad at him?! We’re slaving away here, and he’s off in South America living the good life, that lucky son of a gun.
Yah, we have that right if we want to be a sour, jealous, shadow of a human being for the rest of our lives… on second thought, no we don’t have that right. But we do have an opportunity. A great opportunity.
The kid with the Lambo and the silver spoon will never have the greatest opportunity a person can ever have: the chance to elevate their status, to work hard, and to EARN. I have this opportunity. This gift. This blessing. And so do you.
We can be sour, mad, and jealous of our friend who’s had some good breaks. But will he feel the same towards us when we achieve our success? Probably not.
So where do we stand?
Exactly where we deserve to be standing.
Success, no matter how you define it isn’t a right. It’s something that has to be earned. Wherever we are right now in life is where we deserve to be.
Sometimes it sucks to say this because some very hard working and deserving people don’t get the breaks that others get. Sometimes this leads to a change in attitude or a break in their faith. The shaken faith can lead to a lack of hope. The lack of hope can lead to poor decision making, which can lead to more bad breaks ending in a life that had promise, but was never realized.
We are never put under circumstances that we can’t handle. Believe it?
If you do, when times get tough and life seems unfair, you’ll know that you can handle it. That no matter how dark life gets, it’s nothing but a passing phase. Like the night is before daybreak. The darkness will always pass if you’re strong enough to stand through it.
If you don’t believe it. If you instead become angry that life isn’t going your way. If you resent other’s success and hate the world for the lack of your own, the darkness will never cease until you decide to change how you view it.
Yes, we are where we deserve to be. Even more, we are where we’re supposed to be.
No higher. No lower.
Only you can create the change that will determine the most important position: where you end up.
If your business is not where it deserves to be, give us a call. We’re here to help!
Have a great week unless you choose otherwise.
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PS – We had a fantastic call with #1 New York Times Best Selling author, Joseph Michelli last week. We discussed, 5 Principles around Leading The Starbucks Way if you would like a link to the audio from our call, send us an email!
This week’s success profile is two of our clients, West Coast Mazda & West Coast Toyota.
The reason why we want to recognize Brad Hansen and Randy Saunders and their teams are that they are doing exceptional jobs of marketing. We speak a lot about the importance of “Content Creation Marketing” and being committed to providing great content for your customers.
Brad and Randy have done great jobs at being the faces of their businesses, their You Tube Channels have received over 197,000 views and 108,000 views of their videos respectively in just over a year. The impressive fact about these views are that no one ends up on a car dealers You Tube channel for entertainment sake, customers arrive their because they are producing content that they come across when they are searching for information about vehicles.
To view their channels and their videos click on the links.
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Please Meet Some Of Our Fabulous Clients
Porsche Centre Calgary – www.porschecentrecalgary.autotrader.ca
West Coast KIA – www.westcoastkia.ca
Sundance Mazda – www.sundancemazda.com
Windsor Ford – www.windsorford.dealerconnection.com
West Coast Nissan – www.WestCoastNissan.ca
The Christian Athlete My Story – www.thechristianathletemystory.com
Erin Mills Mitsubishi – www.ErinMillsMitsubishi.ca
British Columbia Law Institute – www.bcli.org
Sherwood Park Dodge – www.sherwoodparkdodge.com
Zender Ford – www.ZenderFord.com
West Coast Toyota – www.westcoasttoyota.com
West Coast Ford Lincoln – www.westcoastfordlincoln.com
4D LABS – www.4Dlabs.ca
Dominion Lending – www.dominionlending.ca
Ask Scott – www.AskScott.ca
South Centre VW – www.southcentrevw.com
South Centre Fine Cars – www.southcentrefinecars.com
West Coast Mazda – www.westcoastmazda.com
Kia West – www.kiawest.com
BC Hyundai Dealers – www.HyundaiCanada.com
North Shore Acura – www.NorthShoreAcura.com
Ken Evans Ford – www.kenevansford.com
Cold-FX – www.Coldfx.com
Jim Pattison Toyota – www.jptoyota-surrey.com
Spraggs & Company – www.AskTom.ca
Jim Pattison Hyundai – www.jpautogroup.com
Capital Direct – www.CapitalDirect.ca
Jim Pattison Lexus – www.jimpattisonlexus.com
Happy Honda – www.HappyHonda.com
Watkin Motors – www.WatkinMotors.com
Buist Motors – www.Buistmotors.com
The King Of Floors – www.KingOfFloors.com
Bon Voyage Travel – www.BonVoyageTravel.com
Cove Mortgage – www.CoveMortgage.com
Mattress Mattress – www.MattressMattress.com
Israel Tours – www.Israeltoursforchristians.com
Briar Design & Construction – www.Briarrenos.com
Spa Utopia – www.SpaUtopia.ca
Direct Buy – www.Directbuy.com
Crystal Clear Water – www.crystalclearh2o.ca
Cummins – www.Cummins.com
The Hockey Shop – www.TheHockeyShop.com
Prestigious Properties – www.PrestProp.com
Ralph’s Auto Supply – www.Ralphsauto.com
Royal City Jewelers & Loans – www.Rcj.ca
Sunshine Coast Health Centre – www.Sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca
Sears Carpet & Upholstery Care –
SureSlim – www.SureSlim.ca
Surrey Golf Club – www.SurreyGolf.com
Tell Del – www.TellDel.com
Tourism Surrey – www.TourismSurrey.com
Just to name a few…
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