I have the privilege of speaking to large corporations, businesses and associations while also serving individual clients in every profession all across America. I work with everyone from the executive suite, small business owner, and homemaker to the rising sales person – and one of the most frequently asked questions at all of my seminars is, “How can I guarantee success?”
The answer I am going to share was learned the hard way, and I have a few battle scars to prove it. I was not the first person to learn this secret as it was given to me by one of my mentors, and taught to him via the writings of the most inspired men of all time and through painful personal applications in his own life. These 6 words are true for every company or person, and they will always make your Personal and Professional Brand’ a foundation that never crumbles.
One can’t simply say these words and have success, nor can they think these words and have success, but rather, they need to be a part of you and the character of the company you work for or own. These words are what allow us to get up each day and grasp that we are not perfect; these are the words that help you to be at peace with failure. These words are the words that make it so your memory can be shorter and you only need to recall the events of life as they really were and not as the spin doctors or political pundits would suggest. These words can save lives, and used properly, they can change the heart of your biggest enemy. These words can change public opinion in a moment and turn a failing career full of personal or professional missteps into a success. These are the words that we all need to know; they save marriages, relationships, romances and families, and are the beginning of living eternal. These words come with a cost, they are not a magic eraser, but they do give you a chance to try again. You may have to take on some losses, you may have to temporarily be separated from that which you love, you may even lose clients and friends, but you will never lose yourself and your company can survive.
These words are the standard upon which all true character can begin to shine. Are you ready? The 6 words that guarantee success areâ€¦
I WAS WRONG, PLEASE FORGIVE ME.
FOR MY CORPORATE CLIENTS AND EXECUTIVESâ€¦
WE WERE WRONG, PLEASE FORGIVE US.
Simple, right?! Many times it is our pride that gets in the way and we just can’t say what needs to be said. Other times it is fear that we will be seen in a negative light. Fear and pride – never a good combination. Remember these six words and I promise that you will eventually reach the level of success that you were created to achieve. It is not important if the six words are answered with YES I WILL; it is only important that you admit you need to improve and that your mistakes have consequences and because of those consequences you are sorry someone else is hurt or suffered a loss.
The next time your mind is racing and everyone is saying PUT A SPIN ON IT or think of the perfect excuse, step back and remember these 6 words and then share them with whoever needs to hear them. The words will set you free! How do I know? I have often been wrong and have had to say PLEASE FORGIVE ME.
I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me. Personal and Professional Brand’ is more than how one looks or acts; it often reflects the position of the heart. Pride comes before the fall and He who made the stars is looking for a humble and contrite heart and guess what? So are your friends, family and clients! Thank you for letting me share with you a personal lesson I have learned from making mistakes and having to say I WAS WRONG, PLEASE FORGIVE ME!
If MODA Image Consulting can help you define, distribute and deliver your Brand or your business’s Brand, please contact us. Success is waiting for those who grasp that Life can be ETERNAL and they can create a lasting legacy.
President, MODA Image Consulting
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