You’re vastly more important — and powerful — than you think you are.
I was pointed to a great film recently, by my friend Perry Marshall, called the Miracle of Pittron. It’s about a Piitsburgh metal foundry plant manager named Wayne Alderson, who said: “People who own and manage companies have huge potential to influence the world for the better. “Why aren’t they using it?”
Especially during tax season, it’s likely that you are forgetting how powerful what you are doing really is.
Because it’s NOT about filling out a bunch of tax forms.
Let me remind you of a few things…
* For most people, their $1300 mortgage is a big deal. You face a $13,000 or $130,000 monthly payroll. You might as well be bench pressing 800 pounds for all they know. But you do it, month in, month out.
* Everyone else is brooding about problems, scandals and financial armageddon. You get to shine your spotlight on what people CAN do, what IS possible, the ingenuity which solves our problems.
* The media is chock-full of complainers, psychopaths and Cassandras. YOU, on the other hand, live in a world of opportunity and expansion. People respect and listen to you (whether you realize it or not) — because you’ve earned it, and because they see that you’ve gone farther than most any of them have.
* You are a beacon of hope to hundreds of families and other business owners — and not just because you take painful work off their hands, but because you can be the only person in their corner who is saying: “YES. You really can do this” with the authority of somebody who actually knows their intimate financial details.
* Your income is solely determined by YOU, and the actions you do (or don’t) take. Most people live by the drips and drabs of other people’s bounty … but not you: You are able to take quantum leaps and pour resources into others, into causes and into your family, simply because of the choices you make.
So stand tall. Keep the long game in perspective, even now when the bullets are flying.
Because who else in your circle will?
Have a wonderful weekend! God bless you and your firm.