This past week I saw a commercial that caught my attention.
Commercials don’t normally do that for me. Once they come on, I typically scramble to find the remote and press hard on either the mute or the fast forward button. But this commercial was different. It was Marriott’s #GoldenRule. Maybe you’ve seen it.
In it, the writers talk about what our world would be like if we actually lived by the Golden Rule. It’s idealistic, without a doubt, but inspiring to really think about for a few minutes.
As I was contemplating this kind of world, it occurred to me that big change often starts small. It often starts with a few people resolving to be different.
So instead of wistfully hoping for global change, I thought about where I could be different and live more according to the Golden Rule. What if I really took to heart treating people like I want to be treated? Things like… listen to them like I want to be heard. Share resources like I want to receive. Pay them fairly like I want to be paid. Spend time with them like I want to have people invest time with me. You know, all those things I want for me.
And then I thought about the people I come into contact with every single day. Through my daily work, the largest population I consistently interact with includes entrepreneurs and small business owners, many of them being gym owners.
What if consciously and consistently applying the Golden Rule really took hold with these business owners?
What would that look like?
What if we intentionally treated others with the dignity and respect that we so long for?
So I just starting thinking about how things might be different…
I am fortunate to be a part of a team here at 321Go where these things are lived out… certainly not perfectly, but definitely intentionally. Clay Weldon, founder of 321Go, has surrounded himself with a like-minded group of people who care deeply about these 13 things above. And, as a result, it’s a honor to be on his team.
Is this the kind of team you’re building? Is this the kind of business you’re running as a leader?
For a minute in your busy day, I invite you to stop the wheel that’s spinning, and just imagine.
Think about those 13 what if’s above… where does your life need attention and focus?
All of this may seem idealistic and like pie-in-the-sky thinking, but if every person reading this takes to heart just one of the above and acts differently as a result, our industry – and this world – will be a better place.
If you have the power to make someone happy today, do it. Our world needs more of that.
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