Being Humble

Being Humble
David Wood /
January 16, 2015 /
Tags: amway, story

dream-big-and-stay-humbleToday I want to share a quick story…

Something I shared the other day on a hangout, which I’ll share below.

We’ve done a lot of cool stuff with Empower Network in the past few years. The truth is we’re the only company like us that has a sustainable infrastructure for growing.

It’s why all the companies who try and copy what we’re doing go out of business. So because of this, we get people who come in and make more money than they’ve ever made in the past.

What usually happens is people make a lot of money, and they start thinking they’re the shit.

They start acting like they’re an all seeing all knowing being who knows all the secrets of the universe.

They stop thinking they need to learn, if they can make $100,000 in 3 months they don’t need anyone’s advice to hit $1,000,000 in the next few months.

The humble person that made the $100,000 is gone, and as a result they struggle.

So one time I was at an event, in Amway and there was a guy who just went Diamond.

He’d been in Amway for 20 years. He went Emerald in 18 months, which is like half a diamond. He got there by listening to his upline.

He’d dial in to the calls every week, ask his upline what to do and he’d go and do it. But then something interesting happened.

He went Emerald, and the humble man died. He stopped listening to the calls, stopped calling his upline; he said if he went Emerald in 18 months he didn’t need any more help to go Diamond.

Instead of attending the events and listening to the speakers, he sat around in Starbucks coffee and acted like an asshole.

The result?

He stayed in Emerald for 17 years.

So 17 years later, he’s in a leaders meeting and asks one of the top earners what he’s doing wrong.

The guy looks at him, and says:

I’ll tell you, but you’re not going to like the answer. If I tell you, will you promise not to quit?

So he agrees, and the guy grabs him by the shoulders and says:

It’s because you’re being an asshole! You stopped calling your upline, you stopped attending the events, you stopped listening to anyone.

The man is furious, and at first wants to quit and join a new deal. Three days later, he calls up Brad (the leader) and says “you know what, you’re right. I’ve been an asshole, but I’m ready to learn again”.

He went Diamond in the next 18 months.

The same time it took him to go Emerald. He could have done it in 3 years; but it took him 20.

How long is it going to take you to be humble?

Before you accept responsibility for your results, before you start listening to people who are making more money than you; you’re not going to create the results you want.

If you liked this story, watch the entire hangout from a couple of days back:

Love ya,

David Wood

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Eliz English
January 16, 2015 at 8:22 pm - Reply

Thanks for Sharing your Information! for being YOU!
Max Juhasz
January 16, 2015 at 11:52 pm - Reply

Makes total sense. Some people forget where they came from and what they had to do to get to the position that they worked so hard for. You have to stay in learning mode to stay fresh… otherwise you become stagnant. Thanks for sharing Dave. Thankfully you are always learning.
Greg Corbett
January 16, 2015 at 11:59 pm - Reply

Thanks dav for sharing
it helps to know we should never stop asking questions.
Gloria Silveste
January 17, 2015 at 2:24 am - Reply

Thank you for sharing, that is some good advice for people who, after gaining something small, get puffed up believing they have arrived and don’t need any advice. It costs nothing to be humble.
Chris Brindamour
January 17, 2015 at 11:42 am - Reply

OK, stay humble…I am listening…Thanks again Dave! You are a true Badass and thanks for staying the course, admiting when you screw up, and making it right again!
Love ya! 🙂
January 17, 2015 at 2:28 pm - Reply

man, and then people ask why they are not getting the result that they want. you speak in so many ways. thank you for being who you are
Michael Kidzinski
January 18, 2015 at 6:31 am - Reply

The thing is that regardless of how much we know and how many things we achieved, there’s always something that we don’t know and something more to achieve.

It’s really interesting how we people react when we achieve something more than average person.

Good thing is that some people admit that they made mistakes 😉
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