I heard a GREAT story from someone this weekend. Someone who is WILDLY successful, a CEO and a multi-, multi-millionaire.
You should get on the edge of your seat for this one….
He was telling the story of how he used to get a call from a stock broker nearly every day – working to get his business.
He would take the calls, listen to the pitch, sometimes he would say “yes” and sometimes “no”, but his investments never seemed to go anywhere. They would go up and they would go down, but they wouldn’t make any appreciable returns – mostly, the broker was getting the commission, and his money wasn’t going anywhere!
Then, one day, the light snapped on!!! That day when he got a call from the “Broker du Jour” (his words), he asked the question……”I’d like to hear more, but first……what’s your net worth?”
What do you think he heard from the other end of the line?
And then, the Broker du Jour said, “I don’t see how that’s any of your business.”
“Then”, he said, “we won’t be doing business together.”
How many times do we ask the professionals who we are paying to guide us to tell us about their own successes? Have they achieved success in this area themselves? Hmmmm….
No wonder my Business Degree left me wondering what I’d missed! My teachers were simply that, TEACHERS! They hadn’t run a business…….
The people who REALLY taught me…..were the ones who…..you guessed it…..had ALREADY done it themselves!
A fool and his money are soon parted. Hire professionals who know what they’re doing and can DEMONSTRATE that they have!
Love yourself up!
The Irreverent Sales Girl