Joe Girard, author of the World’s Greatest Salesman, says “the elevator to success is out of order–you need to use the stairs, one at a time.” But do you ever feel like you’re in the wrong building? Sometimes you don’t figure it out until you’ve climbed hundreds and hundreds of steps, to open a door to a room full of brooms and mops!
The phone rings with the long-awaited job offer–the company you applied at three months ago is finally calling you with an offer that sounds too good to be true! Two months into it, you discover the company has no scruples, and while this works for some it doesn’t work for you and you’re back posting your resume, kicking yourself for turning down other offers; offers that may have led you somewhere worthwhile.
The man of your dreams sweeps you off your feet and he is everything you’ve dreamed of since you were a little girl. All those toads you kissed to get to him almost makes it seem worthwhile–until you discover he’s another princess’s Prince Charming across town, as well as your own!
Nearly 90% of people get the wind knocked out of them when they make a first attempt. Some sit at the bottom, have a pity-party for themselves, or call a friend (or a whole gaggle of geese) and whine like it’s the worst thing ever! It certainly isn’t, not if you allow yourself to learn from it!
And what about the man of your dreams that turned into a bullfrog? There are so many nice guys out there that don’t have the looks of a Prince Charming, but their eyes are full of you rather than themselves. Wouldn’t you rather have a man you can trust than one who behaves like a dog, or behaves as a narcissist?
Yes, the elevator to success is out of order and it’s necessary to take the stairs. When you take the stairs you’re much more aware of your surroundings as you slowly make your way up the floors to the place you’ve always known you belong–you’ll have a successful relationship, as well as a successful career. Even Betty Crocker had to learn to bake!