23 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial.z “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. 24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.a
Whether you are asking for help, advice, or just a question...it's okay to ask. I realize now that with age can come wisdom, something I didn't understand in my teens and twenties when I thought I knew better than my parents. I feel very honored when people ask me for advice. And with all of my experiences, screw ups, adventures, winnings and failures I now have some wisdom to share. I'm still learning everyday and am humble enough to let others see the holes in my armor, which helps me continue to learn and grow. So don't be afraid to ask, it's actually a sign of strength. Plus, it's the right thing to do and models the way for others.
Do you ever ask yourself or wonder why you are the way you are? Look at your past and understand that has led you to where you are. Specifically the forks in the road that you had choices to make ended you where you are now. So make sure you take the best path when you have your next fork in the road. Ultimately that is what will matter at the end of your life as you look back. So remember to make the best choice which will ultimately you to your destination. After all, it's the right thing to do and that Miles the way for others.
From my experience, a sales professional's father impacts them more than they realize. Most sales professionals that I run across have one of the following five types of fathers: (1) a sales professional, (2) an executive, (3) a father with an entrepreneurial spirit, (4) an absent father, (5) or a high expectation father. From what I have observed any one of these five situations creates a environment where a child growing up realizing that they can do more than they thought they could do. And the children of these five types of fathers typically grow up pushing themselves and being self-motivated to perform. Look around and understand the relationships between the father of the sales professional and see if you find this to be true. Building inner drive to be a top performer is what many fathers of sales professionals do because their children observe at a young and and while growing up, what it means for someone like their dad to model the way.
I received a great compliment from my daughter's teacher today during her graduation ceremony. The teacher said to my wife and me, "you make a good team." I have to agree. My wife is very creative and many times I get to be the engineer and her "knight in shining armor" behind her awesome ideas. She is truly gifted and it's exciting to see her eyes light up when she gets her creativity flowing. Teamwork between a couple is very important and it's the right thing to do and models the way for others.
Sometimes you just have to do whatever it takes to make it happen. Surround your self with talented great people and the impossible will become possible. Work together to win when the odds are against you. After all, it's the right thing to do when models the way for others.
Thank you to all of those who died in active military service. Today we remember you for making the ultimate sacrifice. I want to thank my cousin, Seargant Glenn Alan Lovett who died March 7, 1970 who gave his life serving in the Vietnam War. Take time to remember those that gave their life for our country and the freedom we have. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Sunscreen protects your skin from getting too much sun. What else do you need protection from besides the sun? Is there anything that you have in your life that if you had too much of it that it would be a bad thing? Make sure that you protect what's important. After all it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
What type of energy do you give off? Is it positive, nervous, happy, or excited? Make sure that you pay attention to the energy that you give off, because it will impact people wanting to be around you or wanting to do business with you. So pay attention to your energy. After all it's the right thing to do and models the way for others.
Mark A. Watkins is a Region Sales Manager in the Midwest with Rollins, Inc. and strives to Model the Way as a Sales Leader, Teacher, Visionary, Innovator, Problem Solver, Coach and Mentor.
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