I was re-introduced to someone I met a few months ago in one of my group coaching events. Back then, this guy described his "ground-breaking" new company and it went right over our heads. Everyone kind of thought "yeah right, you and every other entrepreneur says that."
When he started talking today, I could tell he is much further down the road than he was then. His eyes were on fire. He lit up. He has 15 employees in our building now - I was hooked - I wanted to see a demo. What he showed me is indeed revolutionary.
You will hear about this company. ALL of you. I guarantee it. The company will be as well known as Google. They are doing something that will literally change the path our technology is on.
But the technology is not what inspired me. Despite the fact that they are going to re-make the technical landscape and change the course of human history - It was his passion that inspired me most.
Imagine that. This technology will change medicine, computing, robotics, manufacturing, transportation and every other facet of human life - and his passion is what really impacted me.
Simultaneously - I am having an issue with a client's employee. He is a software developer and is too big for his britches. The business is heavily reliant on what he has built and he is now essential. My client, the CEO, actually just now (while I am typing this) called me to apologize for his employee.
Of course - I was diplomatic. I know it hurts the CEO much more than it hurts me.
The power of passion and projecting a positive vibe is contagious. Negativity and harsh language repels people in an equally powerful way.
Your business may not be about to change the global landscape - but it might just touch someone else in a way that is important to them. You might be able to change their global landscape by helping them.
Get passionate. Love your products. Love what you can do. Love your customers. When you talk about your services - let the power of your beliefs come through in such a way that it overwhelms the people who listen.
If you begin to do that - I can guarantee you will always have clients. People will want to hire you just so they can stand next to your flame and be inspired by what you want to do for them.
This is a trait that all of us can develop.