Building a successful business – is certainly a challenge. But, it’s a challenge that can be made much more achievable if doing the work is fun.
If one enjoys the work they’re doing – it’s much easier to get up and get to work each day. And, if one enjoys the people they’re working with, it’s much easier to head home with a smile. Sadly, most companies don’t seem to offer either of these important ingredients to success – enjoyable work or enjoyable people.
We recently welcomed Alyssa Young to More than Money. I offered Alyssa the same insight into our success – and ultimately her success as well – that I offered Chad Rupprecht when he joined us a year ago and Greg Grillo when he joined us two years ago:
“We take our work very seriously. We just don’t take ourselves very seriously at all.”
We serve our clients at an incredibly high level. And we also laugh – a lot. We build relationships with our clients often measured in decades (40+ years is my current record). And we share lots of music throughout our days – often making up our own songs. We attend funerals for clients we’ve grown to love. And we share food – lots of food – and share it quite often with our company lunches.
We enjoy accomplishments in serving our clients that can only be measured in years and decades. And we enjoy each other with light-hearted spirits in moments that often are linked together minute by minute.
God has blessed us and we would welcome you to become a part of our More than Money family and see our ‘serious’ commitment to serving you.
God bless all of you and God bless America.
Please allow us to serve you and those you love.
P.S. Too many business ‘experts’ (most often found on college campuses and most often lacking in any real world experience) say to the young people of America – follow your passion and you’ll have a successful career. Most often this is the road to ruin – at the very least a career of disappointment – for these young people.
This advice has the focus all wrong. Success in the real world is not based on this self-centered ‘it’s all about me’ approach. The world does not owe you anything. There are no participation trophies in business.
My advice is quite different. I say follow the passion of serving people. Find your talent for making the lives of others better. Help enough people become what they wish to be and you can become everything you wish to be.
And the incredible icing on the cake of serving so many people is twofold. First, it fills your life with people who are thankful they met you. Second, it fills your soul with love.