I Just About Cried...

I have the pleasure of meeting with everyone for their very first day. 

It's the one aspect of this business that I don't want to give to someone else. 

I want to make sure, 90% of the time, unless schedules don't align, I get to meet with you on your first day. 

I enjoy getting to know people, learn about them and what they're looking for, and see if they'll be a good fit for our community. 

Last night, I just about cried. 

I met with a lady, let's call her Sue. 

Sue has been reading this daily e-mail for months now. 

She has heard great things about Spurling, but she was going to "get in shape first" before coming. 

We hear it all the time. 

Basically, she thought she was going to try working out on her own first. 

That didn't go as planned. 

She voiced needing support and accountability and every year she tells herself...

"this is the year I'm going to get in shape"

And she continues to say that as she, until now, has not made any progress. 

I kept asking questions, learning more about Sue, she got a little teary-eyed every time she talked, you could tell it was time, she was frustrated with where she was at, and she had yet to make any progress. 

But then I finally discovered why she's sitting down in front of me. 

Sue says...

"Doug, you know what the ultimate, ULTIMATE, goal is?

My dad bought me this red dress, I never got the chance to wear it in front of him before he died because it doesn't fit. 

I want to wear that red dress for my dad!"

*tissues please*

Talk about a motivating goal, right?

When we set goals, we quite often say things like...



"Lose Weight"

And those are all great goals, but they are not very specific, and they don't pull at the strings of your heart. 

Find goals that pull at the strings of your heart. 

The goal of losing weight will not keep you motivated long-term, it won't get you out of bed in the morning, and it won't cause you to stop at the gym instead of going home. 

However, wanting to fit in that red dress to show dad up in heaven, that shit will get you out of bed every morning. 

I encouraged Sue to put that dress somewhere she'll see it every single day. 

I hope she takes that advice as it will keep why she's doing this top of mind. 

We all have much bigger goals than we think we do. 

We all can accomplish a lot more than we think we can. 

We just have to have a strong enough WHY. 

What is your WHY?

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling