Like most people, I’ll never forget the moment I passed my driving test.
Being dropped off home by my driving instructor, I watched my wife come racing out the door with a questioning look on her face.
I gave the thumbs up, and she broke out with a squeal of delight.
‘Someone seems happy you’ve passed,’ he remarked.
Beaming from ear to ear, I thanked him, and went to show her proof of my test.
‘That’s great, we can go anywhere now!’
Watching my driver instructor pull away from the kerb, I couldn’t get that thought out of my head.
Not only had he helped me pass my test, but he’d given me so much more than that.
He’d given me freedom.
Freedom to go where I wanted.
The ability to take my kids wherever they wanted to go to – places they’d been pestering me to take them to.
To never have to lug a pram onto a bus, on a wet day, that’s loaded down with shopping bags.
And a million other things.
To Sean, he probably just saw himself as a driving instructor. But to me he was so much more.
Thing is, we all look at our lives through what we do, and not the effect it can have on people’s lives.
Some of us make things easier for people. – By making the complicated simple.
Some of make people healthier, adding more years to their lives. Or life to those years.
Some of us restore broken relationships. Or help to lift the stress off someone’s life.
And some of us give people belief in themselves where there was none before.
I discovered that for myself, a few years back with a video course I put together. It was a simple one that showed how anyone can create a children’s picture book and sell it in the Kindle store.
One of the reviews I got back, was from a lady that created a book to mark the journey her sick baby was going through.
To me, it was just a video course.
To her, it was so much more.
So don’t look at your business, or what you do as that, a thing you do.
Sometimes we can have a bigger influence than you realise.
You’re not just a….(fill in the blank).
You’re a lot more than that.
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