Welcome back to our last day in this series of the steps I took to become RockStar successful in my world. This series has been about searching your past, find out your success and your failure. Learn from them by creating a way to repeat those things that lead you to success faster. Then make a commitment to not do those things that led to a failure.
I have been sharing the steps I took to reach success. Today is our last day in this series and I hope you are applies these to your job, or business and maybe making some twists to build success. Please feel free and share in the comments what you have changes to build success.
Reap the rewards, move to new levels.
Well now if you have moved through all of this, you have a proven track record that will help you show those you work for that you are able to exceed where others are just getting by. Now, if you remember, at the beginning of this story, we had a Sunday school teacher turning 40 looking back on his life and asking each of us what one word or phrase we wanted to define our life at his age. Well we all said the wrong word as you can imagine. And yes I was 40 myself when I finally got this lesson, with a little help from the movie, RockStar.
My phrase at age 13 was that: RockStar. The word he wanted me to say, – and I hope you want to say it too – was SUCCESSFUL. That was his lesson that Sunday: no matter what you choose in this life, choose to be successful at it.
I’ll end this story today with telling about my friend Troy. A few years ago he sold his company for over 50 million dollars. His life changed instantly. He now was able to do things he wanted to. Spend time with his wife. Go to see his kids’ ball games. Take family trips to events that we can’t get off work for. Troy lived well.
Each week I would go and visit him and he would say to me, “You don’t know how good you have it. You get to do what you love to do. Money does not control your life.” At this time I was struggling in my life, just learning to live these steps and define success to me. Week after week, he was living with having investors call him, looking for a loan. Many people called looking to have him bail out their mortgage. But Troy would tell me, “You learned to live at a lower level than what you make. And for that I admire you.”
So bottom line from the Rocker Life Coach: you need to define success where you are now. When you reach that success, use it to move forward to the next level. If you have proven to your boss that you are the person for the job, now is the time to take the promotion, get the raise. It’s success time.
Let me share with you some examples of how these seven steps helped me in jobs I had working for other people: 1st job, I was given a raise, and promoted to run my own team; 2nd job, I was given a 20% raise, bonus and free healthcare; 3rd job I was promoted to take the shift I wanted; 4th job I was given a choice of the days I wanted to work and days I wanted off; 5th job I was offered a management promotion and choice of store I wanted to work in. While this is what happened to me, I encourage you to use the place you are at, succeed at where you are at now. With each new opportunity that leads you to your dream or destiny in life, you will always be able to “bloom where ever you are planted” as Joel Osteen says.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Get ready to be a RockStar in your world.