I was hired by the MD of an engineering company to help him grow his business.
He was over 65 and eminently coachable.
He did everything I asked him to – in letter and in spirit.
Whilst working with his team I couldn’t get past 3 stumbling blocks: His young, dynamic son and 2 of General Managers who were the senior-most employees of his 3 company organization. Irrespective of what I said or did – their attitude remained unaltered.
The MD summarized it succinctly: Everything is fine – except there is no transformation! The one thing he wanted, I had not been able to deliver.
The sessions ended and the truth hurt.
I got two things from this:
Transformation is not about knowing; it is about being
I cannot deliver what I don’t have. If I am not transformed myself; I cannot deliver transformation to others.
I had no option but to bite the bullet. I pushed the financial compulsions to the back and pulled the transformation priority to the very top. Over the next few years, I relentlessly, worked on my own inner transformation. During this period, I – and my family, lived from hand-to-mouth. My marriage came to the brink – several times. I held on to my dreams and in building and raising myself to levels where I manifest them with ease. That’s how much I valued my own transformation. And that is what is seamlessly integrated into the PassionPreneur Business Model.
I acknowledge myself for setting my sights and my standards – and paying the price.
Our biggest tragedy is sacrificing what we want most; for what we want now. – Anonymous