For Lee, he upgraded from a enlarged spongy muscle doing less than 25% of the work required to pump blood efficiently throughout his body to what the surgeon called “a pristine heart” that beats so strongly that it sometimes keeps Lee awake at night. He went from a heart that could fail at any time to a heart that has decades of beats left in it.
Today we’re proposing an “income transplant” -- upgrading from an insufficient, time-intensive, transactional income that could fail at any time to an leveraged ongoing income that has no ceiling.
What sounds better?
Working 40 hours a week (or more) for 40 years (or more) to end up with 40% (or less) at retirement of the income you weren’t quite making it on before?
Working for 6-10 focused hours a week for 5 years to build to an ongoing income of $55,000 to $500,000 a year (or more)?
Here’s the bottom line: Success comes to those who JUMP!
There were times when Lee didn’t think he could climb this Everest of heart transplant. There will be times when you don’t think you can build a growing, ongoing income that will deliver a life of unprecedented freedom.
How did we learn to persevere and keep the faith? It can only be described as transformation by association. We received incredible support from our family, friends, our team AND our cousins in the business throughout our transplant journey. We were the recipients of the same unfailing support from our team in building an ongoing income that allowed me to dedicate myself 100% to Lee’s care and recovery over the past year, and for him to give his full concentration to sustaining a great attitude while getting stronger -- not to worrying about our livelihood.
“There are two ways to live your life:
One -- as if there are no miracles.
Two -- as if EVERYTHING is a miracle.”
Some victories can be traced back to our own concerted effort. We believe many of our victories -- both in Lee’s journey to transplant and in the business -- are miracles that arrived because of our 20 year preparation for victory in our lives. From attitude development to goal expansion to people skills to the propensity to JUMP, we owe our life victories to exposure to people like you through conferences, audios, books … and zipline adventures!
Everyone who launches there own business gets started for the money -- for more financial ease and more choices.
Sooner or later the realization hits that the REAL victory is the growing mastery of HOW to create victories, how to INVITE miracles into my life no matter what the circumstances.
This culture of positivity -- visualizing the best outcome, listening, encouraging, celebrating, pivoting when discouragement creeps up on us -- influences ALL aspects of our lives -- our relationships, our finances, our sense of self worth, our gratitude and sense of wonder. AND this process of transformation through association means we will ALL impact uncountable others for the good.
LEAD WITH YOUR HEART:
Make it about service. Focus on what you can give, not just what you stand to get. This stance takes the stress out of building the business for me. Should I come up with extravagant strategies to create more volume? Or should I focus on helping someone step into the life they most want to be living?
It’s not about growing my bank account so much as growing myself. Growing myself and helping to grow new leaders WILL cause our bank account to grow exponentially.
The big victory is made up of many, many small, simple victories: making it up the steps, enjoying food again, walking the way you want to feel (a little swagger), etc. In our business too, the big victories are made up of many small, simple victories: listening to audios, reading books that grow us, rebuilding our list, asking people about their lives, showing the plan, following up, NEVER missing a chance to commune with the larger team.
What got Lee through -- is still getting Lee through the rough parts are these words “How’s it going to feel….”
*How’s it going to feel when we can roam the National Parks for weeks at a time?
*How’s it going to feel when I can hike ten miles again?
*How’s it going to feel when I have the chance to guide others through this Everest of heart transplant?
*How’s it going to feel when our income transplant continues to grow to $10,000 a month, $30,000 a month and beyond? What kind of a contribution can we make then to the people and the causes we care about the most?
*How’s it going to feel when we see the lives of our teammates transform and take flight?