Morning Cup of Joe – The Roundtable

Imagine sitting at a roundtable where you are seated at the head. In this scenario you are the CEO of your corporation. The corporation you are running is your life and the people seated at the roundtable are the ones who are going to help you become successful. Take a close look at the people seated at your table. What assets do they possess and how do they add value to your corporation? If you have trouble answering this question for any one of the people seated at the table, it’s time to get a new board member.

You truly only have one life to live, which means every single day counts. You cannot waste precious time with people who are not committed to your success. Likewise, if you are seated at someone’s life roundtable and are not contributing to their success, you are doing them a disservice and you must resign. Life’s too short to be wasting time and energy on people who aren’t on your team. In addition, it is imperative that you understand that life’s too short to be wasting time on people who wouldn’t spend time on you.

Seated at your roundtable should be various people who you trust and who trusts you. They should be people whose unique gifts and talents combine to equally contribute to your imminent success. These proverbial board members should believe in your dreams and are committed to your cause and can see the big picture while possessing the ability to drill down to details. They should be encouragers, motivators, innovators and hard workers. It is your responsibility to recognize the talents of those seated at your roundtable and scrutinize the assets each person offers. No two board members should offer the same thing. Everyone has something to offer but it may not be what you need in order to experience success.

Understand that just because someone serves as a good friend does not mean that they deserve to be seated at your roundtable. The roundtable is reserved for the best of the best and those who are committed to helping you reach the top. If you have people in your life seated at your roundtable who are not committed to their own success and betterment of their own lives, who don’t encourage, influence nor motivate you to be better then you must start handing out pink slips.

To The Top!
Joe Paul


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