Trading Time for Money

Trading Time for Money

I've been very lucky in my career to have worked alongside some incredible leaders. People who not only understand the importance of work/life balance, but also are in business for the "right reasons". We all have come across those who are not, and inevitably they disappear never achieving the greatness they could have, had they just understood that money should never rule a transaction and should certainly never rule your life.

It doesn't matter how long you've been working at whatever your career path may be, it's imperative to continue to learn from those around you. I am currently very lucky to work alongside the president of LAUNCH powered by COMPASS who not only has a great strategic mind, but also has a passion for motivation, and he is great at it. I'm reposting an anecdote Sean shared last week. The story is brief, but the message is powerful, and it was certainly a great reminder for me, so I thought I'd share.

"I was lucky enough to discover a new, perhaps reframed, perspective last week. As I was walking into a store, a man in his early 30's pulled up in his new Lamborghini. His license plate read 'YSBT' and the sign on his car read You Should Always Be Trading. The car, the guy's cool demeanor and casual outfit in the middle of the day caught someone's curiosity behind me who yelled out 'What should i be trading?' His response was 'Trade everything but your time for money'. At first this contradicted everything I know but after reflection, I think he nailed it. If we trade our time for money, it becomes the commodity, thus we become the commodity. If instead, we give our time because we are passionate about what we do, because we believe in the service we offer and we know we make a difference, the money becomes the cherry on top. Our clients, other agents, and our friends will see our passion and desire to give, and in turn, will create the snowball effect. I suppose that's why they say, 'If you do what you love, the money will follow'. Love what you do, be passionate about providing the best level of service you can and know what you do makes a difference...then eat your sundae” - Sean Zimmerman

Thank you, Sean, for sharing a simple story with a simple message and recognizing there will be more than a simple impact on our lives if we chose to remember it.

Have a great day everyone!


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