You don’t build a multi million dollar empire without learning a thing or two about business. Her accomplishments alone tell you that she has worked her behind off for what she has. No one gets where she has without a little blood, sweat and tears- especially in that industry.
I’d never given a second thought to this JLo character, I have a natural aversion to idolizing celebrities, until today actually. I was watching some mindless reality TV, something I do when I am working sometimes, and an interview came on with JLo.
She is on her world tour right now, and apparently knocking everyone dead. Go girl. I don’t even remember what the question was, but I will NEVER forget her answer. It was one of those epiphany-ish moments and stopped me dead in my tracks. I had to write this tonight, I just had to.
This is what she said (and I’m paraphrasing):
” Of course there are lots of things to do when you are on tour and I indulge myself in some of those things, but the show comes first. I focus on doing things that will enhance my performance, not take away from it. I don’t want to cheat the fans out of anything.”
This is what I learned:
WOW. Take a moment to think about what she just said. “The show comes first”. Guys, those are her clients. Those are the people who are looking to her to deliver what they want. Despite her fame, the hype around her, and I’m sure the crazy schedule she has, she still has the presence of mind to “get” what it is all about.
That’s focus. Now let’s turn this back to you. You see JLo has the mindset of a pro, not an amateur. A pro does what they have to do and stays focused. A pro makes decisions in their lives that positively affects their business. No matter what, we should be focused on our business and what best serves our clients.
When you are operating at 100% you are what’s best for your clients. Your health, your mental and emotional state, your peace and clarity of mind- all affect your business. JLo learned this somewhere on the way… and I am sure she is not the only successful person to learn this lesson.
Put your potential clients first and treat every interaction as golden. Prepare like you have a million people depending on you to show up, and show up in a major way. You see this mindset is what sets apart those who are pros (and making money) from the amateurs (those not making any money). Remember that.
Now here’s your challenge:
Think about the ways in which you are not so excellent in your life, which remember translates to your biz, and then in the comments share with us some action steps or some things you will do to begin acting more like a pro in your life and biz. Remember, pro’s make the money! Don’t be share below!
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