Want to know why? I'll tell you in a second.
The self help industry almost seems problematic when I really think about it. Self medicating it seems isn't the answer it's just a start. The effectiveness of self helping can be as elusive as the answers you seek in the 1st place.
I mean if you knew what they were you'd have already made the changes right?
Well in the forum I mentioned it seemed everyone was miserable! I mean they were really laying all the cards on the table crying for help! From failing marriages to depression and even as far as long past relationships that they were still struggling with years later.
I mean all they have to do is read, internalize and put what he writes on his blog into action right?!
Wrong. You and I are a little more complex than that aren't we?
Then it hit me. People just want to know someone actually cares. It's the connection we're looking for. Do you find yourself thinking about it too at times? I know some do because of the emails that are sent to me surrounding the topics of this blog.
I know because there are times (few) when I have struggled with the same thought.
Why do I persist in my ways? Why do I continue to want to connect with other like minded individuals and are they of quality or quantity when I do? In my past life of drugs, alcohol and failing character the answer was definitely the later.
Today those choices are much different. I choose friendships that empower myself and my business so that I'm more effective as a human being.
Self improvement & self help are not the complete answer in my opinion they are only a start and serve to maintain. Everyone can soar much higher with a coach and even higher with a team. Everyone needs to know that someone else is on their side watching out for their best interest.
This is one reason I love the network marketing industry. Many times I am coached by my team more than they are coached by me...little do they know. :-}
Mentally it's one of the reasons teams have so much success. Football teams, basket ball teams and units of elite fighting forces. They are all highly trained, highly skilled and most importantly trained to play team.
Ask yourself how aware are you at playing team and what is your effectiveness as a player or as a coach!
Are you motivated to inspire your team through you're own personal excellence today?
Who's on your side and willing to help you get the most out of your business and most importantly who's willing to help you get the most out of you.
Be the best you can be and be sure to be strategically aligned with someone who feels the same. No one needs to be left alone to fend for themselves. Otherwise they may wind up in a forum looking to self medicate themselves. Not a horrible start, it's just not a place to end up.