They’re both worth hundreds of millions today.
Recently Oprah shared Jobs’ secret to success:
“Follow your passion. Do what you love, and the money will follow. Most people don’t believe it, but it’s true.” -Oprah
From his earliest interviews, it is clear that Jobs was more motivated
by creating (and marketing) great products than by calculating how
much money he would make at building these products.
“I never did it for the money” he said.
Is this what it takes to become an extraordinary presenter? Or
extraordinarily successful? To NOT do it for the money?
What then, about so many who started an MLM
business? Were you initially attracted to the
money the recruiters were pitching?
Can that be the reason so many folks feel like they’re not
good presenters? Or don’t make much money? Too many of us
came into it for the wrong reason and it’s not working?
Yes, I know many folks have stayed in the business because
they’ve cultivated a passion for the products. Others love helping
people or just enjoy meeting their mlm friends twice a year
at the annual convention. Those are good things.
But for the big financial success, one needs to cultivate
a driving passion for something much bigger than the money.
How can we present the business with a reason that is NOT
the money? Jobs didn’t recruit any of his team with a bit money promise.
Instead, everyone in the early days (and now) feels they’re part of a team
whose going to change the world with what they’re doing.
Sounds like a cool goal to me. Is it time to change our pitch?