The Audio Version - 3 mins.50 secs
Word for week 37: Commitment
This week's insight: Commitment is pushing yourself, when no one else is around. - Taken From: QuoteMaster.org
Here's another one of those words that can cause some of us to cringe and some others to smile and carry on. Too often we find ways to "wiggle" around commitments or to glaze over our original promises as related to our goals. Why do we do that? This week I've inserted an actual screen shot of the definition(s) for the word "commitment" and if you are an audio fan, it's okay because I'm going to talk it out, so I'll keep you in the loop.
Part one of the definition makes a statement about being dedicated and part two of the definition makes a statement about "restriction of freedom of action"
Both parts of the definition have keywords. Part one: has words like dedication, devotion, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, and fidelity, while the keywords in part two go on with words like obligation, liability, burden, duty, and yadda, yadda, ...That's when the word "commitment" starts to mean something unattractive to many business owners, and that's typically when we begin to lose focus. After all, gaining so-called freedom and escaping some of this burdensome stuff that comes with a "regular job", that's why many people go into business in the first place right?
Well, guess what? It's the keywords you find in the first part of the definition that keeps your business in business and keeps your database growing...humm ...all except "fidelity, unless of course you're also business partners with your marriage partner ...yes then you can throw in the entire upper level key-word list ...including "fidelity".
What you need to keep your client list strong, indeed, to keep any aspect of your life strong. can be found in first two keywords of definition #1.
The more dedication and devotion you put towards building your business relationships (not just making sales) the more allegiance, loyalty and faithfulness you'll see coming from your database.
Over the years this is what I've observed; people who are passionate about their business, who strive to become a solution provider and do not lose focus on their intent ...well, those folks rarely succumb to feelings of simply performing a duty, or carrying a burden.
It doesn't mean that the words in definition #2 are not true or not a reality, it simply means that definition #2 is not a part of their plan and never will be.
If the words in definition #1 mean something to you, but the pandemic or any other circumstance is making you feel pressured with the words from definition #2, let's have a little chat. It'll be complementary ...and it will be intentional ... getting you back on track with your commitment to growing your most valuable business asset...your database....until next time Bye-bye
With Paulette Smith