Andy Albright hosted his first The Wednesday Call Podcast since returning from a trip to Africa live from AMP Studios in Burlington, N.C. at The Alliance headquarters.
Andy’s son, Spencer was a guest on the show and the father and son shared some of their experiences from South Africa. Andy said it was a dream come true to take this trip with his son and said he will never forget the time they spent together.
What do you dream of doing? Is your dream big enough? What do you want to do in life?
Before you can even think about achieving, you have to start believing. Then, you have to believe some more. When your belief level gets to the right point, then you can start doing.
When you understand what it out there for you and what is available to you, then there is less of a chance that little things will stop you or prevent you from doing what you want to do.
Don’t let the storm outside the boat get inside the boat! That stuff can’t hurt you if it isn’t in your boat. Don’t think that it can.
Our greatest growth in the next 10 years will come from people we attract in the next six months. The people we find in the next six months will determine where we are in 10 years.
The power of influence is this: you are going to be like those who you spend the most time around. The 1929 version of Webster’s dictionary includes words that are entirely Biblically based. The words in that version are powerful.
What do you want? Who are you listening to? What are you reading? Who is coaching you? Who is teaching you? Who is influencing your thinking?
The answers to those questions will explain why you are where you are in life. It’s simple, but you have to answer those questions to understand where you are in life.
There are seven things you need to look for in a mentor and model.
Are you around people that have impeccable character? People that do the right thing because it is the right thing. The situation doesn’t matter, because people with great character act in the same manner all the time. What do these people do when nobody is watching? That’s how you know if they have the right character. When the going gets tough, people with character keep doing the right thing. High character people don’t stray from their compass.
People who persevere through struggles and difficult times will be rewarded. These people do the right things even when it is hard.
We all need a mentor who is humble, but also is willing to make corrections and changes. We don’t need a person who is adamant and arrogant. We can be humble and change.
Mutual affection is about how we treat people. It comes with loving on people. It is about caring for others and serving them.
Love is the mark of maturity. Serving others is a privilege and an honor. It’s an opportunity that you must take. There is great reward in serving others.
Talent can help you become successful, but character will keep you on top. It’s not all about talent. We can’t find mentorship in people who are self-centered and arrogant.
You have a choice to do all these things. The better choices you make, the better decisions you will make and the better off you will be. This is not actually about you finding a mentor, but rather it is about YOU becoming a mentor. You become the pattern of how other people should act and behave.
Galatians 5:22 states that “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
When you are successful, you have to keep doing what you did to get that success. You can’t slip because your level of success will drop. Keep doing what you know you need to do.
It’s about who you pick to be a mentor and how you treat them. People will fight to get around you if you have strong character and stay humble. When you face an obstacle and overcome it, you will be rewarded. Stay the course. Keep working through challenges.
Work hard to earn the rewards and then figure out how to share the rewards. Learn to lead. Learn to set the example. Iron sharpens iron and people sharpen people.
There are three main things that will make you successful. You have got to believe in the work you are doing, you have to believe in what the company stands for and you have to believe in yourself and others. That’s what makes companies successful.
56:00: the Power of Character and actions lead to rewards
70:00: Choices and decisions