Everybody knows that if we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything.
For the past couple weeks we’ve been sharing a philosophy to live your business on purpose and with purpose…in essence, what we stand for. All our decisions come from a core value system and once we created and stood on this concept, our business exploded.
But it was bigger than we originally thought. Much bigger.
The Giraffe Principle
In essence, we combined the tried and true Think and Grow Rich Science of Achievement with good old fashioned common sense and created an acronym – GIRAFFE – to easily express who we were and what we stood for.
The GIRAFFE was chosen for 3 basic reasons.
- The neck is always out, symbolizing risk willingness. Let’s face it, we’ve got to stick our neck out. With a GIRAFFE, there is no option. The neck is out.
- Heart. You’ve got to put your heart, all of it. The average weight of a GIRAFFE heart is 24 pounds.
- I love the way they look, got about 20 carvings, photos around the house. This created both an emotional positive link and constant intellectual reminder.
No, I am not suggesting you fill your home with giraffes but you really need to fill your mind and soul with what it is you stand for.
Death or Change
Death is a big deal.
We all have baggage and it holds us back; fear, doubt, insecurity are just handmaidens to excuses, yes?
The sublime rationalizations about not having enough time, resources, support to mask our fears and doubts needs to be put to death.
Sounds a little violent but it is not and it is necessary.
How do we kill that part of us without killing the entire being?
Yin and Yang
Within each of us lives both greatness and failure. The one that steps to the front and dominates our performance is the one we feed constantly.
See, through research of the subconscious mind (and this is no great discovery) but it has a great effect. It turns out we can’t stop doing something by focusing on trying to stop doing it – making excuses that are elegantly rationalized so we feel justified, sort of like victims.
Oh sure, I can feel you disagreeing right now, but believe me, I knew in my heart that I was the creator of my circumstances and to blame/make excuses based on those circumstances (lousy upline, no names, no time, no money, etc.) I was really saying I was a victim of my circumstances while denying I had created them. Every single one.
So the decision was made NOT to do that anymore.
We can’t stop doing something because the thing we place our attention on will dominate our thoughts. Let’s face it…we become what we think about.
Death was the only option.
How do we kill off that part of us?
By understanding how spectacular, wonderful and perfect we really are.
Everybody says, “Nobody’s perfect.”
The One MLM Success Principle
There exists a place within you that is perfect. It’s within all of us.
When we hit that spot and focus on that, fear, doubt and insecurity die because we stop feeding them.
Here is the passport to that perfect spot, and what is really cool is you can get into that spot effortlessly.
Take this step and everything changes.
Master the skills.
Everybody knows we simply cannot teach what we do not know.
This network marking skill will get you a ‘yes’ 80+% of the time.
Duplication is a by-product of education. It’s really a skill and most people do it backwards.
Why am I giving away these 4 networking skills? I’m getting myself into that spot.
And copy it 3 levels deep.
And if you’ll copy this go-giver service idea in a 3-Deep Pattern, 2 great things will happen.
You’ll develop a team of go-givers and you’ll witness moments of perfection within yourself and others.
You can meet some folks who are experiencing this right now, Go90Grow members…and get on the waiting list for next years session
And do me a favor, don’t buy into the crap “Nobody’s Perfect” OK?
Within each of us lives this astonishing creation, this elegant, spectacular spirit that is perfect when doing a first-class job of serving others.
Miss the first few installments about this GIRAFFE concept?
G- Give 100% to the dreams of others
I- Imagination – live from your Imagination, not Circumstances
R- Release All Limiting Beliefs
Love your giraffe. Going out of town but when I get back I am really going to study each one.
I know from past experience that what you are saying is spot on.
Thanks for freely sharing.
Mark… its Schiavonnnneee
Hey, your statement of serving really resonates with me. Serving OTHERS is what I believe we are ALL called upon to do. Serving with excellence is where it is at.
The way you teach, Mark really does duplicate! The best part is that anyone who wants to can learn these skills.
Thanks for this post. I have to get over my fear and reading this has helped me to eliminate at least part of it for now.
Thank you for the video, You are right on the point….servant leadership is where it is at. Love what you say about not having to go wide, going deep is living wide, in the NWMktng philosophies and appreciate everyone you share with us to keep us on track… thank you again
I just gotta say THANKS for giving back.
It,s what makes it all work.
First class in Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing, and boy I love how you do this! Mark-the way you have put together all of the info you have is priceless. Investing in you is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thanks to Davene as well!
I was hungry for a few positive words today.
Your video resonates with me.
Thank you for your positive and powerful words.
A First Class message from a First Class coach. Cheers Mark! =D
Mark, glad to have “met you” from my upline, you are a real gem and a terrific motivator. Look forward to many more mornings with my coffee and Mark J!
Thanks Mark & Davene for all you do!!! You are both two of the most remarkable people in my life. You are both FIRST CLASS and thru you I learning to go FIRST CLASS. God Bless and thanks again. Auntie Barb
You and Judi have taught me so much about myself and from the learning knowledge I have gained from your teachings. Thank you both so much!
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Totally agree about the first class comment. I believe we all need to focus on first class and disregard the coach class mentality that is all around us continually. I appreciate you and your willingness to share your vast knowledge.
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