|Picking up where we left off last week (Click Here For Last Week’s Message), having a servant leader heart is a Must to be, do and have everything we want in life. But one must also has a great deal of pride to lead an inspired life. It may seem at first counter-intuitive as pride and humility (as in being a servant) are often perceived as opposites. Christoff J. Weihman explains why both are critically important. Here is the second installment of our interview with him:
Eric: If you can serve your market you can also influence it. It’s in the process of giving a gift that we create value for which we get fairly compensated. The other side of the coin is we also need a great sense of pride. It is counter intuitive because humility and pride are often thought as mutually exclusive of each other. How does pride come into play if you think of yourself as a servant?
Christoff: When you think of a servant most think of humility. Certainly there is that aspect to it. How can we talk of humility and pride? How is that possible? You must be humble but you must be proud? They’re two sides of the same coin.
People say “I don’t want to be a sales person, because they are perceived as people who aren’t always the most ethical.”
There is a mis-perception about sales people for example, you may hear people say “I don’t want to be a sales person,” because they are perceived as people who aren’t always the most ethical. A person who sells should be happy to see his/her customers at the bank, at the grocery store, at the restaurant, if they have a sense of pride about what they are doing.
I think that in America we are not taught to find your passion and pursue that for your career.” We usually hear, “Choose a college, get a good degree, get a job,” and it’s often later in life that many of us try to figure out what we really want to. Many of us feel that career and passion are two separate things. A person may not be in a job that is their ideal, but if they don’t have a sense of pride about being excellent at it, even if it’s for a short term, while they’re in college or while they’re pursuing an advanced degree, or while they’re building their business slowly outside of their regular job, if they don’t have a sense of pride about it, I guarantee you that once they are in their ideal job, their chosen field, their entrepreneurial endeavor, they’re not going to flip the switch and all of a sudden become a person of excellence.
“The way you do anything is the way you do everything.”
T. Harv Eker
There’s a great quote that I love from T. Harv Eker. He says, “The way you do anything is the way you do everything.” If you are a mediocre person, because you are in a part time job that you hate, you are going to be a mediocre person once you get that international business degree, and you’re going to be doing international sales across continents. You’re going to be mediocre at that. You’re not going to deliver great service, because you’ve already established yourself as somebody who is not a person of excellence and doesn’t have a sense of pride about what they do. That carries through in everything.
You can’t say, “There’s business hours and there’s not business hours.”
It is not about wearing a suit and tie but it is about the way people carry themselves, the way they speak, the way they act outside of their business, you have to have a sense of pride about that, because you’re always representing whoever you are. You can’t say, “There’s business hours and there’s not business hours.” Even if you’re working in a job, people see you for who you are. People recognize you and equate you with how they interact with you in whatever position, job or business you are in.
A sense of pride is super important because it complements having a servant heart. I believe both are super important to be successful.
How do you balance pride and humility in your life?
Are you intentional about balancing both in your personal & professional life?
Share your story with us and maybe we will feature you in our next installment.
Eric & Yvette Auger
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