This ONE THING can impact all your life.
Did you know that a single behavior can have a radical impact on every aspect of your life?
What if that one behavior is so destructive that it causes you all sorts of problems in your life?
At first glance, these incidents seem unrelated and isolated… But are they really?
What if we could pinpoint the root cause of the problem and help you improve every facet of your life.
This is what we are going to talk about in today's episode
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So for today, I wanted to talk to you about something, maybe an expression that you've already heard, something that says how you do anything is how you do everything.
So it’s a very interesting point. And I realized that, yeah, it is true to a certain extent. I mean, there are some things, you know, in some fields you might be more diligent about. But generally speaking, I think is that it is actually true.
This ONE THING can impact all your life
OK, it is one thing that I do when I try to basically understand someone. I try looking at what they do instead of what they say, OK, because anybody can tell you anything they want, but you have to look at what they do. It is far more revealing than anything else.
Recently I had a disagreement with people and they were questioning my integrity or at least I thought they were. And this is when I started thinking, OK, so how do I usually act in my life and how do I behave? And you know, that will justify or not justify this.
So some of the people who were on the other side are the kind of people who are always complaining about, oh, man, my maid just quit, the gardener quit. And I'm like, dude, all I hear is someone quit. One of my employees quit. We have to find a new cook. And it's always like this.
And, you know, for me, it's kind of crazy, right, because whether they realize it or not, when we were talking, I was like in my head, I was like, look, here's the deal. You know, the way I behave and the way I act is very constant, whether it's in business or in life.
So, for example, I've had the same gardener, the same maid, the same everything since I got here four years ago. They never, ever quit on me. Never. I order from the same restaurant, the same driver. Every time I need to go to the airport or something, I have the same people. Then if I look at my company, well I have to say I've had the same people for like seven years.
I mean, nobody quit. Right? So that's the thing. People don't just quit. So there must be a reason why this happens. Why would people keep quitting on those people, the babysitter, the gardener, the maid and all kind of stuff?
And the reason is, how you do anything is how you do everything. And me, regardless if it's in my personal life or business, I'm trying to build the long lasting relationships with people, not necessarily that this is my plan, like I'm going to act like this.
But here's the thing. I show respect to people, regardless of what the profession is or something, their income level or their education level. I respect people's time, and I make sure that people are compensated correctly. I don't want people to work for scraps or anything.
I want people to be happy to work with me or anything else. I live this. You know, I wear it on my sleeve. This is the expression in English. Yes. Something like this. It’s is what I do. OK, I'm not here to cheat people.
I'm not here to like swindle people and all that kind of stuff. I always build long lasting relationships and it applies in everything. Whereas you on the other end. Well start asking yourself why every week you need to find a new cook and a new maid a new blah blah blah.
It's because you don't treat people with respect.
So you start thinking about yourself, you know, is there anything that transpires in your personal life like this? It's how you handle things, even when you have fun, when you travel and stuff, is there something constant in there that basically shows you that you apply this everywhere?
And yeah, if you are in that situation right now where people are quitting on you and all that kind of stuff, you know, people at work are quitting. Your friends are leaving you and stuff like that. Then, you know, instead of blaming them, you know, because it's very easy to point fingers, oh, these bastards, they left and all that kind of stuff.
But if there is a trend like this, while it could very well be that it comes from you, there is something that you are doing right and you're doing it in all these different aspects. It will transpire from one field to another and you might be able to identify this and change it.