If you die today what worth did you hold in the universe?
I’m not talking about money or wealth, we just accumulate money during our lives and then is gets dispersed again after we die. Money is fluid and temporary, if I take $10,000 and disperse it outward to relatives, charity, taxes, etc… pretty soon that money is gone.
Like water in a 10 gallon bucket that’s been poured out onto the lawn on a hot summer day, if I come back the next day there is zero proof that the water ever existed! Money is so temporary, more of a symbol than a tangible thing.
I’m talking about the changes that you created while you were here on earth. Did you change people’s lives? Did you create something that is generational and lasting?
Did you make life better for your family, the people you work with, the clients you serve?
Maybe this is what keeps me in Rotary, besides the social aspect of it all. Do the water filters we install in Honduras save children’s lives? Do the balloon art skills that we teach students help them pay for college?
I want to get my company into 100 regions not just for the profit, but because I feel that we have a positive impact on the lives of the people who work with us, even if they only do so for a few months.
It’s HARD to find the right people who are willing to build regions by training a crew and selling new clients. They have to start from ZERO and really build a business from the ground up. I know they’re out there; the salespeople, the school teachers, the folks who retired in their late 50’s yet they still have SO much to contribute and a lifetime of people skills under their belt to help them do it.
Whatever you do strive to make an impact, strive to do something positive that will outlast your short time here on earth.