THE 3 GREATEST SUCCESS STRATEGIES OF ALL
We often make life more
complicated than it needs to be. Simple is powerful. The closer we get
to truth, the simpler and more powerful the principles and lessons
become. There's nothing more powerful than Love, Serve and Care. In a
world filled with complicated and expensive success programs these are
the 3 greatest success strategies of all from The Carpenter.
It all starts
with love. Steve Jobs said it best, “The only way to do great work is to
love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't
When you love
what you do you will embrace all the challenges, adversity and rejection
to keep doing what you love. If you don’t love it you won’t persevere
through all the obstacles to become great at it. The key then is to do
what you love and love what you do. If, in your current job, you aren’t
doing what you love then you can find things to love about what you do.
Love is also
the greatest leadership and teambuilding principle, customer service
strategy and sales technique on the planet. Regardless of title or
profession to be human is to love and want to be loved.
Love is what
separates good and great. Good teachers know their lesson plans. Great
teachers also know and love their students. Good coaches know X and O’s.
Great coaches also know and love their players. Good sales people know
how to sell. Great sales people also love their clients. Good leaders
know their vision and purpose. Great leaders also know and love their
It’s simple. Greatness is built with love.
love, you serve. Serving is love in action. Service takes many forms.
You can wash feet, march for civil rights, serve sandwiches, help the
needy, feed the poor, build schools and wells in Africa, assist the
elderly, serve your customers, patients, and students, and coach others
to greatness. The ways are endless but all acts of service put the needs
of others before your own.
serve the people they lead. Great companies serve their clients. Great
hospitals serve their patients interests before their own. Great schools
know they exist to serve the growth and development of their students.
Great coaches serve their players. Great leaders don’t succeed because
they’re great. They succeed because they bring out the greatness in
You don’t have
to be great to serve but you have to serve to be great. The ironic part
of serving is that when you serve and help people improve and grow, you
improve and grow. When you lose your ego in the service of others you
find the greatness within you.
When you love
and serve you find ways to show that you care. You make people feel
important and let them know that they matter. You focus on all the
details because everyone and everything matters.
When you care
you stand out in a world where so many don’t seem to care. You do more,
give more, become more, and create more. People sense your care and they
flock to you and your work. The world takes notice and you inspire
people around you to care.
When you care
you become a craftsman/craftswoman instead of a carpenter. A carpenter
builds things but a craftsman/craftswoman puts their heart, soul, spirit
and passion into their craft. Instead of creating something ordinary a
craftsman/craftswoman creates and builds something great.
Many people say
to focus on growing your business. But I say to focus on loving,
serving and caring and your business will grow exponentially. Focus on
loving, serving and caring one person at a time and people will be drawn
to your business, service, school, hospital, etc. When you love, serve
and care you not only change your heart and mind, you change the hearts
and minds of the people around you.
complicated but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. It’s easy to be scattered.
It’s easy to focus on the outcome instead of the process. It’s easy to
focus on the numbers instead of people. The path to greatness isn’t easy
but it is simple. Do what you love. Serve others. Show you care. Do
this day in and day out, one person at a time and the impact you have
and the legacy you leave will be truly great. You won’t just have
success. You will help others be successful and this is the true measure