Andy Albright hosted this week’s episode of The Wednesday Call live from the Chateau Elan NICE conference room in Braselton, Ga. where members of The Alliance were meeting with John C. Maxwell earlier this week.
Andy explained that Maxwell wants to make an impact on as many lives as possible and help more people in life. Those ideals line up with Andy’s and that was why it was so important for him to get members of The Alliance around Maxwell this week.
There are five things that Maxwell has executed regularly to reach the success level he is at today.
First, he made a commitment to personal growth.
When you learn that you need to bet on yourself, then your life will improve. Both Albright and Maxwell believe in this, and back it up by attending seminars and conferences all over the world. You have to do whatever it takes to get around people who are where you want to be in life. If you don’t bet on yourself, then why would anybody else bet on you?
When you bet on yourself, then people around you are more likely to bet on you too. Betting on yourself is about personal growth and it is how you start winning.
It is not how long it takes you to get somewhere, it is about how far you can go. That is how you make a commitment to personal growth. That means you are reading every single day, listening to audios and attending your meetings. Stagnant people don’t grow. There isn’t a finish line when it comes to growing in life. Don’t suffer from destination disease. Your potential is unlimited.
The second step in Andy’s success was finding good people and building a strong team. It didn’t get built overnight and there are various stages to putting together a team. You have to lead people individually. You need to work on your awareness level when it comes to other people You have to lead the way people need to be led and not the way you want to lead them. What if you train somebody and they die? What if you train them and they stay around? Andy has put together quality staff around him to help run his life and work with him to be successful.
The third step is finding your gift in life.
What is required of you? What gets you the biggest return on your time and effort? What gets you your biggest reward?
The fourth thing is staying consistent and learning what consistency involves.
Consistency is the most underused word in our language. It teaches you what to say and consistency compounds. Consistency puts pressure on the world to conform.
The fifth way to become successful is knowing the value of resources. What are you willing to pay financially to get the resources you know will help you move up in life? When you are willing to invest in resources, you have a better chance of being successful.
Andy added a sixth bonus item that Maxwell uses to keep improving and that is intentional living. Every minute of every day you have to be certain of where you are headed and what you are doing. When you are that focused you will be more successful.