Streaming across the monitor at my chiropractor’s office were some statistics on your heart which I found quite interesting. The average person’s heart beats about 60 to 100 times per minute. A well-trained athlete’s heart beats about 40 times per minute. That means the average person, fit or not, averages about 3,600 to 6,000 beats per hour. Scaling it down to the average 70-year-old, his or her heart will be 2.5 billion times in a lifetime. Your heart is continuously beating to pump the blood into your circulatory system at an average of about 2000 gallons per day. As I’m reading these statistics, I’m thinking, wow, our heart is the perfect definition of persistence. It’s beating and beating and beating to pump the blood through our system to create the oxygen, so we can have the stamina to show up and accomplish our goals and dreams if we decide to go after it.
We always hear the phrase, if you love what you do, it’s not work. Now, I’m fortunate as I really love what I do. I have the privilege, honor, and pleasure of coaching business owners to get more in their life, more in their business, more out of the team, and I get paid for it. It’s a win, win. They’re growing, I’m growing, everybody wins.
The question lies; how do you put your heart into your business to end up loving what you do? First, Simon Sinek wrote a great book called, Start with Why. You can view a short five-minute video on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_cPx9dmWmY. It’s about finding your purpose and finding your why. Why do you show up each and every day? What is your organization all about? What gives you the drive, enthusiasm, and stamina to press on each and every day to be your best? When you get clear on your why, the how will show up.
Number two, take care of your team. Don’t make it all about you. In the cycle of a business, the owner’s job is to take care of the team. The team takes care of the customer. The customer takes care of the business and a business takes care of the owner. That’s why we entered into our own business in the first place. So, we can create a vehicle that takes care of us and the ones we love. As you take care of your team, they will show up to represent your brand with pride and they will take care of your customers. And the wheel will keep on properly turning, everybody will be happy, and you will be rewarded and fulfilled.
Number three, make it about being your absolute best. Understand that your business is a direct reflection of you. I was telling my son one day, “You know, Zach, I only have one job and that’s to make sure I am at my absolute best each and every day, because as I show up as my best, each and every day, everything else takes care of itself.” When you’re at your best and show up that way, good things will happen.
Number four, give back, pay it forward. Most successful people haven’t arrived there by accident. They had mentors along the way, and now that they’re successful, they remember where they came from and they want to pay it forward. As you become successful, find somebody or even a group to mentor, coach up, educate, and give back to help them be more successful as they also one day can give back.
Number five, and most importantly, have fun. I say, when you’re having fun, you’re in the zone. And when you’re in the zone, you’re cashing checks. I don’t care what type of business you’re in, we’re in the business to cash checks, take credit cards, and take cash too.
So think about your heart, persistently beating, each and every minute to pump the blood and oxygen to you, so you have the stamina to show up at your best each and every day. If your heart is that organ that persistently keeps you going, then you should do the same and put your heart into your business, show up at your best to make a difference in your organization, your team, your community, yourself, and this world.
COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, global speaker, and published author. He is a proud Action Coach Franchise partner as well as the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com