Have you ever heard the phrase “if it wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all?” Do you know people who always seem to have the “glass is half empty” mentality? Are you one of these people? Truth is a lot of folks blame bad luck on their inability to succeed whether it is in business, school or their personal relationships.
Whether or not you are a believer in Lady Luck, one thing is generally true. The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act. Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer. Working hard seems to have become a lost art these days. People have come to expect instant gratification. But there is no shortcut to success.
We have always hammered home the point that an AMSOIL Dealership is not a get rich quick opportunity. But if you’re willing to work hard it can become a great source of extra income and in some cases a lucrative business. So the message in this blog is really very simple. Nothing can substitute hard work as a key to long term success.
Being a hard worker is not a trait you’re born with. It’s a state of mind and something that can be taught and learned. Here are eight tips on how to be a hard worker:
• Start early- This is a big part of learning to be a hard worker. If you start early, you will learn more about this skill and get better at it.
• Ask to help– Ask other AMSOIL dealers if they use your help. By doing this, people will recognize you more as a helper. When you help them, work as hard as you can.
• Don’t be selfish– If you are too selfish, you won’t be as hard working. You always need to think of others when you are working.
• If at first you don’t succeed, try again– You should always persevere. Don’t ever give up because this is a big part of being hardworking. Hard workers never give up. And this is what helps build upon the skill.
• Share your ideas– If you have an idea, share it! People that are hardworking contribute to their projects by giving new ideas. Your idea may lead to something incredible, and this will improve others thoughts of you.
• Be like other hard workers– There are hardworking people all around us. You should try to act similar to the way they do, because you will learn from them. You can learn from anyone.
• Once you get it, keep doing it– Once you start working your hardest all the time, keep doing it. You should even try to get better. Learning will always help you. And perseverance will too.
• Believe in yourself– Know that anyone can be a hard worker.
As you go forth through the rest of 2012 selling AMSOIL products remember that luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent. As the late, great Vince Lombardi once said, “The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare to win.” Good luck and good selling.