Messages from the Masters
It's 7:08 in the morning and I'm sitting at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport at a TGIF restaurant with my 14-year-old son and my 13-year-old brother. We're on our way to have a bit of Fun at Disney World, Epcot Center, Universal studios, etc. in beautiful Orlando Florida. Ooops, I almost forgot to mention that we just missed our flight. I couldn't believe it. When we got to the gate there were three attendants working at the counter. As we got closer to the counter - breathing hard due to our track and field sprint effort may I add - I heard one of the flight attendants say, "here they come." I smiled with a sigh of relief because I knew they were expecting us. However, when I got up to the counter, one of the flight attendants looked at me with a smile and walked right over to the boarding gate and closed it. She came back and said these words that have been ringing in my ear for the last 25 minutes: YOU SHOULD HAVE COME EARLIER. I couldn't believe she said that. "Doesn't she know who I am - I thought to myself -- I am Jerry "DRhino" Clark. I fly all over the world impacting people with philosophies, strategies, concepts, and techniques that can truly revolutionize their personal and professional lives. I have produced over 100 of the most empowering audio programs in the Network Marketing Industry. I have a big house and fancy cars. I, I, I...I think you get the point. After I realized that she didn't know or seem to care who I was, I thought I would try and pull a little status on her by saying, "I travel over 100,000 miles per year with your airline and I'm an Executive Platinum Member. I'm taking the kids to Disney World, the plane is still here, can you just let us on so we can go and enjoy Sunny Florida." All three of the attendants stopped what they were doing and looked at me as if they were practicing for a synchronized swimming event... And then one of the attendants said, "You're Executive Platinum... That's Good... YOU SHOULD HAVE COME EARLIER." She didn't seem to have any sense of empathy... No sympathy... No pity... As I walked away like a whipped puppy dog with its tail between its legs, the lady's comment kept coming up in my head, YOU SHOULD HAVE COME EARLIER. As I walked to the ticket counter to check in for another flight, I tried to get mad at the agent because I felt like blaming someone but the expression "YOU SHOULD HAVE COME EARLIER" came to me. Every time I tried to forget about it, the expression YOU SHOULD HAVE COME EARLIER kept popping in my mind. The kids and I sat down at TGIF to have breakfast and I told them I had to get out my laptop and write so I can get something off of my mind.
Hence, Rhino Tip:
What's the point to all of this and what does it have to do with your business or life? Good question... Well, think of all of the people in our society who at the age of 65 realize that they've gotten to the gate and the gate attendant looks at them and closes the door on them. They were expecting to take a trip to the Land of Paradise and they realize that they are stuck in the Cow Pastures of life. And there's no sympathy, empathy, or pity from either the government or their employer. The bottom line is they should have thought about their family's future earlier. They should have prepared better. They should have taken care of things early on instead of waiting until the last minute. They should have read more empowering books. They should have listened to more uplifting tape programs. They should have attended more life changing seminars. They should have committed to CANI (Constant And Never-ending Improvement)... That's right folks... THEY SHOULD HAVE COME EARLIER. Don't let this be you... You have the ability – through the power of Network Marketing - to set yourself and your family up for life... Stay focused on your Networking opportunity and commit to doing the simple disciplines that will yield you super success. You have time to get prepared if you DO IT NOW... Just be sure not to miss your Flight to The Land of Paradise... Your layover may be a lot longer than the 3 hours we're here for...Until Next Time... Go, Go, Go!!! To find out more about Jerry Clark and his products, visit his website www.clubrhino.net, or go to www.successstore.com.