I just received a box in the mail. In May 2017, my network marketing company Stream will be sending me and my wife on a free trip to Maui, Hawaii – at the luxurious Grand Wailea resort. Free flight, food, activities and additional spending money. Did I mention free?
But they are not giving me the trip. I earned it through industriousness – working hard and smart. Building my money-making team and creating an amazing future.
In his autobiography, the great Ben Franklin listed his thirteen virtues. When we focus on one of his virtues, or any virtue, it becomes abundant. Anything one focuses on becomes abundant.
Some of us are working on taking initiative. Some of us are working on manifesting kindness. Some of us are focused on creativity. I see others stepping up and demonstrating courage. Another virtue is to be resolute.
I am working on the virtue of being industrious. Here is a definition:
Industry – Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.
I have been seeing examples of industriousness all around me: the waiter giving me great service at the restaurant, the auto shop giving me extra effort to handle those routine maintenance items, and the school teacher giving extra effort to help my daughter.
By being a stellar model of industriousness, my team in my network marketing business can see and follow my example. They know that they can count on me to know, go and show the way. When my team follows my lead, they get paid.
We reap what we sow. We don’t want to focus on not being lazy or on not procrastinating. You can’t claim your reward if you continue to cling to what you lack. We want to focus on the positive virtue of being industrious.
And, I am not forgetting about the virtue of kindness. I want to do multiple random acts of kindness each day. People notice this.
Now I always ask myself, “What would the person I intend to become do next?”
I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.
I have come so far already. Today I begin a new life. It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.