Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? - Pt. 1

Last Saturday (June 27), I attended a LegalShield training event in Louisville at which James B. Rosseau Sr., Business Solutions Vice President, laid out some of the company's vision and goals for the year 2020. Two of the goals struck me immediately and deeply; I find them highly energizing.

The first one is to increase the customer base tenfold, from 1.4 million households to 14 million. When I saw the big "10X" on the screen, I immediately thought of Jack Welch, the legendary CEO whose vision of tenfold growth transformed General Electric into a stewpot of innovation. I find it exciting that our CEO, Jeff Bell, is thinking at that scale.

The second goal is to create 1,000 millionaires.

Think about that for a moment. Here is a company saying, publicly and out loud, that it wants 1,000 of its associates to become millionaires.

LegalShield knows how to make millionaires: more than 190 of our associates have already gained that status. Now the leadership wants to pick up the pace, a natural corollary to the goal of increasing the customer base tenfold.

So, the title of this post is not just quoting the game-show title. It's a real question: who, reading this, wants to become a millionaire? If you do, you might consider affiliating with a company that wants to create 1,000 millionaires.

In fact, I'd like to ask three real questions (there are no wrong answers):
  1. Do you want to become a millionaire?
  2. What is your most compelling reason for wanting to become a millionaire?
  3. How might you make it happen?
1) Some people absolutely do not want to become millionaires; the idea of having that much money repels them (we will with the misconception that being a millionaire means having $1,000,000 in a later post). Indeed, it frightens some people. And some people even believe that not wanting to have that much money makes them better than people who do want to have that much money, or who actually have that much money.

Then there are those who want to become millionaires, but are afraid to say so. Which is a shame, because people should be able to say what they want - that's kinda the first step towards getting it.

2) Some people want to become millionaires, but their reasons for doing so are not nearly strong enough to keep them doing the work that's needed long enough for them to get there. Simply liking the idea of having a million dollars won't do it.

3) Some who say "Yes" to the first two questions, have no idea of how to get there. Which, it seems to me, could drive a person nuts.

I'm eager to hear your answers...

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? - Pt. 2
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? - Pt. 3
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