Setting Up An Exciting 2019

I am just overwhelmed right now with all of the learning that I am doing. I am currently meeting with two different business coaches each week as well as with several different WAM members to better define what we are, who we help, how we do it and what we want to accomplish next year and the years to come.

I come out of each of these meetings more and more excited. I have a much better explanation of what WAM is. We are a mastermind organization of professionals who gather in mastermind meetings to help each other with new ideas, solutions to challenges, introductions to strategic partners and MORE. On our plate for next year is even more meetings that as of now I am calling Pop Up Meetings. These will include things like last month’s panel discussion on W2 employees vs 1099 contractors and the  “Work From Home Like A Boss” presentation with Chris Harris and my own Time Management workshops.

We are also going to introduce some subject or situation based mastermind meetings and would like your input. Member or not, who would you like to sit at the table with and what would you like to talk about? Write me at walter@wamrva.com and let me know how we could best help you.

This month’s training focus has been on Giving and I have to share how much I have enjoyed listening to all of the stories and testimonials of the amazing things that our members have done to help each other. You never know how much your ideas, input, suggestions and experience affect the people your sharing it with. Keep up the good work!

Time Is Money

Each day while I was on this last trip, as I do on any trip, I took a little time each day to check my emails, voicemails, etc. For many I was able to send a quick response letting them know when I would follow up further and some items I had to take care of. I remember last year when on the cruise ship with friends many were shocked that I bought the internet package and did the same there. The general consensus was that I did not know how to relax or was addicted to work.

Is this a sign? When I got to Iowa there was no snow on the ground and there was about 9 inches when I left. I come back to Virginia and now we have our first real of the season. Hopefully, I just need to pay more attention to when I schedule my trips!

I find that neither of those are true. Studying this has actually helped me to realize again how fortunate I am. I don’t stress about my work like so many people do. I don’t stress about life like so many do. Disconnecting myself for an entire week and coming home to overloaded inboxes and overwhelming things to do lists, that would stress me out!

That’s a lot and there is no one specific message here but I hope it helps some of you sort it out and see a different perspective for yourself or someone else.

Digging deeper I also realize again that as an entrepreneur my personal and business lives more entangled with each other than many folks in more traditional positions. If I check my Facebook am I most likely going to deal with something business related at the same time, my friends are often my clients and just about everyone I have hired is a friend.


Walter Cornett, My Success Is Your Success

Priorities and Perspective

Writing to you from the farm in Persia, Iowa. While visiting my Mother, I had an opportunity to spend an evening in the local bar with many of the local townsfolk. How refreshing! I spend most of my time in the city with all of it’s hustle and bustle and the rest of the chaos of the business rat race.

Yesterday evening, I got to sit with some of the most down to earth folks. They talked all about the corn and soy forecasts and the woes of cattle farming. I got a crash course on tractors before the libations began to kick in and the stories of the people and the local history began.

I heard the story of a man who had lived for over 90 years without ever traveling more than 60 miles away, the couples married since their teens and I really enjoyed how they talked of all of their family that are all still around them. When the topics of the things not so pleasant, like the family with a son addicted to drugs, the illnesses, the financial problems from a bad season, etc. these were all met with a very calming shift to the positives, thankfulness and appreciation for all that is good.

I really wish I could have taken some pictures from in the bar but I didn’t want to be the out of place city slicker. It has helped me a little bit to once again try to make sure that I focus on what is most important in life, to surround myself with open and real people and to always be thankful and show appreciative for all that I have.

Happy Holidays to you all

Walter Cornett

 

We ALL Need Helpers

It was great to spend some time just relaxing with friends and family. It also gave me the opportunity to spend some time reflecting.

I am constantly working on myself, my goals and the path on which I am following. I also make sure that I have people in my life that I can talk to in order to help me through all of this. Whether it’s accountability partners, friends in business, family or mentors, it’s important to me to seek advice and input from them. It’s from a business coach I had almost 10 years ago that much of the direction of which I took my last business. Who do you go to for help?

Now, I enjoy helping others find their direction. It is incredibly gratifying to help someone else better understand where they are and to help them find new direction and a better path. After so many years of only seeking advice I am now thankful to be able to share it.

Have fun, seek help and share your experiences with other.

Walter Cornett
My Success Is Your Success

Gratitude and Giving

The holidays are here! I do hope that everyone is able to enjoy some quality time with family and friends this Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to multiple visits, family drives and good times.

With so much focus time, money and success its not always so easy to slow down and take time to reflect on all that we should be thankful for. I’m glad that we have a holiday just for this purpose. I look forward to seeing a lot of social media post filled with thankful and appreciative messages and family pictures.

Let’s all take a moment and see if we can give someone else something to be thankful for. Be aware of those that may not have anywhere to go or anyone to spend thanksgiving with and spend some time with them. If you can’t do it on Thanksgiving day, you have Friday, Saturday and Sunday to make it happen!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Walter Cornett,
My success is your success!

 

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