On this episode of The Wednesday Call, Andy Albright hosts the podcast live from the Alliance Convention Center in advance of an Instant Thunder event in Burlington, N.C. Get your notepad and pen as Andy explains 3 ways to step up your personal growth and help others do the same!
The first step is to move your thinking from “me to we.” You work hard, but you need to let other people talk about you. You don’t need to be the one talking about yourself. Don’t take credit for what other people are doing. In the long run this is a bad idea. Zig Ziglar famously said if you help enough other people get what they want then you will get what you want. Don’t suffer from the disease of “I.” Nobody wants to hear you talk about yourself all the time. Think about the team first and copy the people doing the right things. Think about your thinking. Make sure you are thinking correctly and positively.
The second way is to realize that growth is a choice. Do you listen to great audios? Do you read great books? Harry S. Truman said that not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. If you have a behavior that is ingrained in your mind and you realize it isn’t right then work to change your thinking. If you are wrong, don’t make it worse because you think you know something is a fact. Stop doing that. Humble yourself and be willing to accept your thinking could be wrong. Be a person who is willing to grow and change, and also be willing to help others do the same thing. When an entire team does this, then an explosion is coming soon. Who you are five years from now will be determined by who you associate with now. Be careful who you allow to talk to you because it is contagious. Staying positive is a choice. Keep finding ways to put yourself in positive environments and situations. When you do that you are more likely to change for the better. How would you rate yourself in terms of listening to audios, reading books, attending meetings, etc.?
The greatest joy of life is to help others. Do you go to meetings and serve others? It is about doing things to completion not just competing. Serve others and serve the team. Be the person that believes in other people and puts the spotlight on others. Start caring more about people than business. Don’t make everything transactional. Find ways to inspire other people to want more and to be better people. It’s a privilege to host a meeting. It’s a privilege to meet and talk to people. If the work you do is out of love then how can anybody ever judge you for that? Be a “Helping-People-aholic!” Go out of your way to have fun with people, but help them with their goals and dreams too. Be willing to see a person doing dumb stuff and help them stop doing it. It will bring you great joy. It is like watching a child learning to crawl and eventually walk. They struggle at first, but they keep trying until they get it. There is no prouder moment for a parent than watching a child learn and improve in all they do.
Personal growth is big. Helping others is big. Leaving a legacy is huge! Putting the spotlight on others first is the first step in leaving that legacy. We don’t want you to live a great life. We want you to live a greater life. It isn’t about toys and stuff you acquire. It is about helping others. When that is your mission, then little roadblocks don’t stop you. Don’t just talk about doing great things, actually take action and do! That’s when you reach the point that nothing stops you from your goals and dreams.
People will follow a person who puts the team first, practices personal growth and believes in serving others consistently. When you heart and your head are in proper alignment, then you are on the path to success. You will be rewarded. When you see people in pain or letting limitations hold them back from reaching their potential, make it your mission to help them get through it and be all they can be. Seek people out and help them see the positive and the potential that God has gifted them with. If you are breathing, then you should be thankful. You are blessed and should appreciate that. If you are breathing, then you have a shot.