Re-Inventing You and Me
My birthday is coming and the standard questions I always ask
myself, how is my life going, could I be more successful and
make more money? Could I be a better Husband and father? Could I
be a better friend? Could I do more in my work life? When my
birthday rolls around I question everything. Dr. Phil says,"Is
it working for you?" Good question. I ask myself can I do more.
I think it is the more part that is always challenging. What
more could I do for everyone in my life? What more is there?
What is real and what is smoke and mirrors? So many questions.
Maybe it is a good time to just slow everything down and take a
hard look at one's life.
My business is a very important part of my life. I spend more
time at the office than anywhere else in my life. This article
is about my work, so I ask the question, could I re-invent
myself so I get the maximum results possible from all my lifes
experiences and all my business experiences.
I think, this being Super Bowl week it reminds me that these
two teams have done their very best to get into this years Super
Bowl. For these two Super Bowl teams, Pittsburgh and Seattle I
know they gave it there all to get into this supper sports
event. Being an athlete I know that athletes re-invent
themselves every year. It starts with spring football or the
spring of any sport. With my birthday coming it feels like
spring time and I need to re-invent myself too.
The Bankcard industry is the industry that I have chosen to make
my business mark in life. The Bankcard industry provides the
freedom I want in life to make choices for me and my family. The
Bankcard industry also provides the standard of living that
allows me to live in a safe neighbor and enjoy the little
niceties of life. I drive the car I want and live where I want.
I have a nice life. Could I have a more productive life from the
business point of view? Could I make more money so I could do
more for my family and could I someday make the super bowl of
business? The answer is yes, yes and yes.
The big question is how could I do better in business? The
answer is a little more complex, but here it is. Re-invent
myself. I must re-invent myself in so many ways. Where do I
start? Just like an athlete who must get into shape for the new
season ahead. I must take the same approach. I must look at
everything that could affect my work life and look at the things
I need to do and improve on so I can get to the super bowl of
The Super Bowl of business for me means having NO worries about
money for me and my family for the years ahead. It means having
the respect of your business peers and it means enjoying the
many fruits of one's labor. The Super Bowl of business is
different for everyone. Personal rewards and goals are unique to
the individual. If I am going to improve, then I must make some
changes and I must being willing to try new ideas and venture
out of my comfort zone. I must understand that rewards carry a
price of commitment. I know that I must put a lot of sweat into
my re-inventing of myself.
Where do I start? I must take a step back and observe the
leaders of my industry. What are the leaders doing to get to the
top. I must review the things that might make be less effective
in my daily life. I must examine the little things that really
waste my time and are not productive. I must shake things up and
look under every rock to make sure that my personal audit is
done with all the facts. I want to look at relationships, both
family and friends. I want to ask me close to me what ideas they
have to help me be a better family person and friend. I want to
ask my business peers what they observe. I figure if I am going
to audit my self then I better do my home work. To get to the
Super Bowl of life I better find out now, what the issues are.
What do I know that I do not know? What are the fears that are
holding me back? When I do my research and get the facts, then I
will need a plan to go forward. I want to build a plan to get me
to the Super Bowl of Business and Life.