I have known for some time that I needed to do more than prepare tax returns for my clients particularly since most of them did not earn enough money to speak with many of the “Investment Counselors” out there. I decided to join a company that takes pride in helping middle income families become financially independent. I have put quite a bit of time and energy into obtaining the needed knowledge, license and training necessary to be able to help people become financially independent.
For months I had been listening to respected business men and women as they encouraged and equipped me with the necessary information to build a financial service business of quality. As days turned into weeks and my business was growing but not the way I had anticipated I became disappointed.
After a survey of my activities I realized that my business was important to me but there were a few things to me that was more important than overnight success. It was and is ”the important thing” that is causing a delay in the growth of my business.
Everyone has or should have that one “important thing” that takes priority over everything else. Perhaps you are the caregiver of someone and despite your desire to have a successful business you need to take time away from business goals to help her. Perhaps it is a promised family vacation that occurs in the middle of an important project at work. Perhaps a friend is in need of a friend and though you have a deadline the tone of her voice tells you to stay on the telephone and talk to him. These are important things.
(The general order of importance should be: God, Family and then work.)
For me the important thing that has been delaying my progress in business is my position as a group leader in church. I chose to volunteer my time to help strangers in distress, there are a lot of people in distress.
I think it is sad that some people do not have an important thing. I can tell you from my experience as an LPN many years ago and a volunteer at church now those people who did not take time to make the important thing an important thing become unimportant to some very important people. written by Marsha L Randolph