When you are faced with some challenges what is your automatic response mechanism? About a month ago I had the incredible opportunity to be at a live event in Los Angeles where my mentor Joel Bauer was speaking. He had demonstrated incredible passion and commitment to the process leading up to the launch of his brand, “Mentoring4Millions.” In the final days leading up to this event Joel was dealing with adrenal exhaustion and yet he was 100% committed to being present and gave everything he had with a level of passion and heart for everyone who was present.
The reality, no one really knew what he was actually going through by how he gave of himself through that time. What he did was truly inspiring. As I have mentioned in previous articles yesterday was to be the day I held my first full day training event. In the days leading up to this event, few people knew that I was having a challenge with bladder stones, as I was preparing for the event. It was a challenging night preceding the event. When I got up in the morning I received notification that some individuals who were excited about coming the day before, were now dealing with health issues and not coming.
My wife asked me, “What do you want to do?” I immediately thought of Joel and said, “We go forward and I give everything I got for those who will be there.” I speak often, but it is usually in time slots of 30 minutes or less. It is something entirely different to speak for over 6 ½ hours in one day. I learned some things through the process which will make my next event even better. I am also grateful that during the hours of the event I was not bothered by the discomfort of previous days. I am grateful for the interest and attentiveness of those who did attend.
This day was also a reminder for me of the importance of our influence in how we deal with situations which arise in our life. The example of Joel Bauer made a powerful impact on my life and I am very grateful for it. I look forward to pursuing not only my passion, but what I perceive as my calling, in the process of helping others to achieve what it is they are called to be and do on this planet.
We read the words of the Apostle Paul in Colossians 3:23 which says, “What you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord, and not for men.” May we follow through with such a level of commitment in all we do in our life.