Teri disappeared into the night toward her car and as I closed the door behind her I realised that the business I’m in is set up around a really simple idea… so simple I thought.
I’m in business to help others become more successful. When these people become more successful as a result of something I’ve provided, then I consider myself successful also or when the results are not quite right, I’ll try to think of other ways to help those in need.
There’s no fakery or black art required. My offer is pretty straightforward.
So how do I overcome that certain something that messes it all up?
You know, if people don’t know me well enough, they don’t BELIEVE any of my offers. That’s the problem and we each have this conundrum don’t we? We worry that at times people don’t have our best interests at heart, or we worry that some who seem genuine enough may not be quite so …
Given that most all of us worry about trust in near all avenues of life there are many, many different ways we find we’re fire fighting, dealing with the ‘monkey.’
I have faith.
I was ‘loaned’ this word from Teri before she made her way home.
You see my belief is that all people are inherently good. I believe that everyone has my best interest at heart … just the way I have his or hers. I also believe what people tell me is the absolutely truth, no question.
I have faith in the path I choose, in life and in business.
The ‘monkey’ does on occasion remind me that at some point people may cheat me. That perhaps I’m going to be lied to at some point and I’m also reminded that on occasion some may act behind my back …
I accept all of the above. It just so happens, that thanks to Teri I have faith that “people will treat me the way I treat them.”
Sure I hear you say it’s a big ask. Others may say I’m taking risks. I’ll stick with faith. Faith in accepting that everyone’s doing his or her best and that most everyone shall reciprocate what I give.
It may seem ‘risky’ to some although it beats the alternative of feeding the paranoia of whether I’m being cheated, lied to or much worse …
Have faith. Lose the monkey. Thanks Teri.