Enthusiasm: The Key to Business Success

enthusiasm, business successGreat leaders live their lives and run their businesses with ENTHUSIASM!  They know that this is the key to business success.   “Enthusiasm is contagious.  Be a carrier.”  -Susan Rabin When people think of legendary football coaches, they nearly always mention Vince Lombardi.  He said to his team, “You are to have confidence in me and enthusiasm for my system.  Hereafter, I want you to think of only three things:  your home, your religion, and the Green Bay Packers.  Let enthusiasm take hold of you.”  He drilled one message into his players before every game.  “If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.” Everyone likes excitement and it is also critical for business success.  When people bubble with personal energy, others like being around them.  Business owner Henry Ford built a giant automotive empire, and he knew what it took to produce results.  “Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress!  With it, there is accomplishment,” said Ford.  “Without it, there are only alibis.” Mark Twain was once asked the reason for his success.  He replied, “I was born excited.”  Tom Watson, founder of IBM, said, “The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.” Like every great business owner, Watson knew that he must instill enthusiasm. Zig Ziglar, author and premier motivational speaker, said, “For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.” These men knew that an enthusiastic attitude is critical for business success. Jim Valvano, the great basketball coach for the North Carolina State Wolfpack, who died after fighting a long, courageous battle against the cancer in his body, remained enthusiastic to the day of his death.  Valvano said, "I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have. To spend each day with some laughter and some thought, to get your emotions going. To be enthusiastic every day.” When you choose to add enthusiasm to your life, people immediately recognize it and often comment on it.  When you’re enthusiastic, your attitude and your outcomes are affected.  Enthusiasm is contagious.  It’s difficult to remain neutral or indifferent in the presence of a positive thinker.  I hope that you will make enthusiasm a total and permanent part of everything you do! Invest in yourself as a business owner and invest in your business success.  Our coaches serve Katy TX, Sugar Land, and the Houston area.  Click here for a coach outside the Houston area.  Contact us to learn more about how you can invest in yourself and your success!

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