Isn’t it funny how we can almost always spot the boss? No matter what they’re wearing, saying, or doing, we somehow have a canny sense of the person in charge without them ever stating their title or position. Bosses just work different. Bosses work like they are set out to accomplish goals, and last week’s encounter with a major boss confirms this belief.
As I was headed to the gym on Friday, I passed by a group of men with a mobile detailing business. Each of them was working diligently to hand-wash the vehicles in front of them. But one of them worked with a certain distinction that immediately led me to believe he was the boss.
I pulled my car over to grab his card because the struggle to find a good car wash has been real to say the least.
As I opened my door to get out, the guy I’d pegged as “boss” stopped what he was doing to greet me. But as he came my way, I noticed something that immediately set my ambition on fire.
He could barely walk. His legs were mangled and twisted as he maneuvered his way toward me with a hip swivel and a hop.
As I took it upon myself to ask him for his contact information, he confidently handed me his business card (which listed his business as Hoppy’s Detailing) and then got back to work.
While driving away, I noticed others like me stopping to get his card too. And although I’m sure the amount of inquiries made it difficult for him to stay put long enough to catch his breath, he gladly hopped over to every car that let down its window to ask for a card.
What’s Your Excuse?
I’m not sure of Hoppy’s back story, and he never did more than give me his information with a smile. But one thing’s for sure. He reminded me that there are no real excuses for failing to accomplish our goals.
Without even knowing Hoppy, I am confident that he will be successful as long as he chooses to work. And here’s why:
- Hoppy doesn’t sit around complaining about the disadvantages. He WORKS regardless of all the reasons he has to quit.
- Hoppy takes pride in what he does. Such pride transfers into natural trust by his customers that he will get the job done right.
- Hoppy is willing to go after it no matter how hard it is to get there.
- Hoppy understands that hard work draws in more opportunities than asking to be paid for things people haven’t witnessed him doing.
Like a Boss
A new month is upon us, and I am more focused than ever to be like Boss-Man Hoppy.
I realize that dreams don’t just flourish because we hope for them to bloom. It takes the will to keep going even when we are injured by let downs, tired of pushing toward movement, and overwhelmed by our own expectations.
A brief car wash experience reminded me that excuses are nothing more than lack of desire. When we don’t work, we are simply saying that we don’t desire results.
No matter the issue, it is up to us to keeping hopping until we reach the finish line.
The first step toward being a boss is setting some boss-ass goals. Because I think of us as a sisterhood, I am sharing my goals for this month with you.
I know giving you insight into these goals will make me more accountable for my actions. I hope it also sets a tone which encourages you to create monthly goals of your own. With the right mindset and the right productivity plan, we can knock out expectations in record time. That being said, here goes nothing:
- Exercise 5x per week
- Eat clean
- Lose at least 10 lbs
- Dedicate at least 30 minutes per day to reading
- Meditate before I start my day
- Do at least one thing per week that knocks my husband’s socks off
- Purge and organize my wardrobe
- Revise systems and processes
- Launch online store
- Create a Press Kit
- Blog consistently
- Grow YouTube channel
- Launch my first Magic Collab
Throughout last month, I didn’t exactly meet every goal I set forth to accomplish. But understand this: setbacks only fuel me to go harder.
Much like Hoppy, I don’t quit, I work.
I challenge you to be like Hoppy too. Decide what you desire then work nonstop to achieve it. Maybe you tried last month but failed. So what?! Failure propels success.
Create a list of monthly goals and go after them! Comment below to share your goals, and I’ll be sure to cheer you on throughout throughout the month. Don’t know where to start?