In celebration of the anniversary of John Lennon’s passing, I’ve picked this subject. Imagine that you were on a lengthy, dangerous, and crucial journey. If you make it through the journey and make it through, you’ll be rewarded with a wealth of satisfaction, learning, and satisfaction, but more importantly, you will experience massive growth in your personal life. The trip is perilous and dangerous surroundings, a lot of which is not yet explored and undiscovered. It is also challenging to know what time the trip will be or when you’ll reach the point of departure. Imagine that you didn’t have the resources in the beginning to complete the journey. You only have the resources to get going. It is necessary to build new sources along the way.
Imagine you’re given a chance to choose the group of travelers and friends to join you on this incredible journey. You’ll need to trust your survival and even your success to these individuals. They will face arduous as well as dangerous threats and challenges. There is the possibility of greed, fear, and unexpected challenges and reward. What kind of person do you prefer? What traits would you search for? What methods would you use to test these characteristics? In the end, your entire life and even your future success would be in their fate!
Imagine that you must make your list of traits you’ll look for in the team. Make a list. List twenty things you will not sacrifice on. What are they? Courage, consistency, reliability, integrity? Honesty, confidence, steadfastness, dependability, fidelity, loyalty, constancy? What else? What is the best way to measure courage and strength? Do you really want to be interested in their resumes, college degrees, and previous experience, or is character more important? Let me make a shocking suggestion How many people do you have contact with and business relationships with who fit this description?
Business is similar to the adventure I described. The people we select to share the journey with, as well as the team we select and those we join with, the partners in joint ventures we choose will create a huge difference. We must be attentive and cautious. Watch out for suspicious signs. Pay attention to your fellow teammates, and make sure you have a team. When you spot an animal in the sheep, cut the bait immediately. Do not talk about it or justify it. Don’t excuse or justify it. Look at it as it is and take it off.
The most valuable assets of any company are its associates as well as the individuals we collaborate with. If you meet excellent people, stay with them. Help them, encourage them to reward them, and honor them. They’re not easy to come by. It’s an exciting experience, and it’s a joy to have the opportunity to go on the same path. The rewards are tremendous. “You might think I’m an aspiring dreamer, but I’m far from being the sole one. I’d like to see you one day join us. …”
“You create your own dreams. That’s the Beatles” story, Isn’t that right? That’s Yoko’s story. It’s precisely what I’m saying. Create your own dream if you’re looking to save Peru Go to save Peru. It’s feasible to accomplish almost anything, but don’t place it on the top parking meters and on the leaders. Don’t count on Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to take over the task for you. You’ll have to perform the work yourself. That’s what masters and mistresses of the world have been saying since the beginning of time. They could guide you or leave signs and instructions in various books which are now considered sacred and revered only by the cover of the book, not what’s in it; however, the directions are available for all to read, always have been, and will always remain. There’s nothing new to be found. The roads all lead to Rome. It’s not possible to offer it to you. I’m not able to get you to sleep. “You are able to wake me up. I’m not able to help you. You can heal yourself.” – John Lennon.
More About Robin J. Elliott
For over the past 19 years, Robin J. Elliott has been working with businesses of thousands in more than 49 industries across the United States, Canada, and Africa. He is a specialist in helping small-business entrepreneurs to build wealth and access new opportunities and profit centers via Joint Ventures. Through his joint venture seminars all over North America, he has thought of hundreds of ways to generate numerous streams of income with no cost or risk in a short time.