Excellence What is Excellence?

When you stay at a Ritz-Carlton, you are never greeted with a “Hey,”“What’s up?” or a  “How ya’ doin’?”.  But rather, depending on the time of the day, it will be “Good morning,” “Good afternoon,” or “Good evening.”

When you thank any of their employee for something, the response will not be “No problem”,  but  “My pleasure.” They say it like they mean it — and they really mean it.  Simple and Impressive. What does it cost? Nothing. What does it create?  Excellence.

There’s nothing like doing what you do well. When you see your work as exchanging hours for dollars, its easy to slip into a mindset of doing a task just well enough to get by.

When you see your work as creating value, something shifts.

According to the Law of Value, the point is not to do just enough to get paid, it’s to see how much more value you can create than what you are paid for. That translates into Excellence.

How do you greet people on the phone?   How do you manage your correspondence and email? How do you dress, how do you pronounce the other person’s name?

You can create value for others by applying the principle of excellence to all the tasks of your trade. The point is not to hold yourself to an impossible standard of perfection. It is to invest yourself consciously in everything you do, with an intention of bringing to bear your greatest abilities to the task at hand, ..to create a habit of excellence.

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” ~ Vince Lombardi

“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while..you do them right all the time.” ~ Vince Lombardi

Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach for the Green Bay Packers, is one of my heroes.
His famous book – “What It Takes To Be Number One”  sums it all up!

The message is built around Lombardi’s most famous speech….What It Takes To Be Number One.

The beauty of the message is that it transcends football. For me, it truly captures the fundamentals for success in sports, in business, or in life. The 9 chapters include Lombardi’s philosophy on: Commitment, Discipline, Excellence, Mental Toughness, Habits, Faith, Passion, Results, and Truth.

“Winning is not everything, but making the effort to win is” ~ Vince Lombardi

To me striving for Excellence is everything. Doing things better and better each day, doing things differently each day is everything. But I must warn you, the only way you learn new things, new ideas, is by reading good books and being around your mentors or coaches who have a vested interest in your success.  If you don’t have access to them, join our association by filling in the form below. We will get you set up in your own private global eCommerce business and get you connected with some coaches who personally mentor us.


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