Add Value & Monetary Success Will Follow: Leadership Speaker Drew Dudley
None of this means that you can't dream of attaining monetary success in life, however. Profit can still be a part of your thought process. Instead of focusing on profit as the goal, he says, see it as being the result of achieving other meaningful goals. This is a crucial strategy in that it changes the way you think about yourself and the way you treat others. If you can ask yourself every night whether you added value that day, Dudley says your answer will most often be 'yes.' However, if you measure your goals by asking whether you got a promotion, a raise, or were more successful than others, the answer will more often than not be 'no.' When you focus on achieving goals other than profit, he says you achieve more of your goals, feel better about the path you are on, and often, end up achieving those by-products like profit or job advancement in the process.
Dudley is a requested speaker for his thoughts on everyday leadership. He tells audiences that by shifting their priorities away from profit and advancement and toward adding value, they will not only be more successful, but more fulfilled and content with the work they do. He argues that focusing on things that are within our control (as promotions and monetary gain are often determined by an outside force) puts us in charge of our own success and will ultimately make us happier with what we have accomplished.