Do You Want to be a Lap Dancer?

What is the price you are willing to pay to have financial success?

During a business strategy call this morning I found myself using a personal example of a low water mark for financial success.  Lap dancers.

Let me explain.  In the community I live, lap dancers out earn me by about 10 to 1.  Some might success that at 55 year old becoming a lap dancer is really not an occupational choice.  However, if you live in my community you would soon learn that is not the case.  So go with me for the moment — let’s assume I could choose to become a lap dancer and earn 10x more than I earn today per hour.

Would I do it?  It’s legal.  This is not a question of ‘am I choosing to do something illegal to achieve financial success?’  This is a question of ‘exactly what am I willing to do to achieve fiancial success.’

We all have to answer that question at some point in our business careers.  I found myself answering it a lot lately.  A few weeks ago someone mentioned the names of two highly intelligent men who happen to host talk shows that I think represent the ‘no water mark’ meaning the quality of the material and topics presented is so low that it does not even raise to the point of being a low standard of acceptable.  Since hosting a show is one of my many objectives, I could see clearly what I was not willing to do for success — financial or otherwise.

Which brings me back to lap dancers.  There comes a point in striving to be successful that you must face your ‘lapdancer’ question.  Your ‘lapdancer’ maybe a rude boss, late paying clients, publicly demeaning co-workers — whatever and whoever you are ignoring just to keep earning money — and do what is right for your spirit regardless of how it effects your financial success.

Just thoughts.  Please share yours with me.  Thank you.
Andrea T. Goeglein, PhD
Dr. Success ™

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Andrea Goeglein is part organizational psychologist, part entrepreneur, and all about success—your success. She understands both the pressures you face and the dreams that inspire you. Andrea merges her experience as a business owner with her training in Positive Psychology to provide effective, efficient and challenging personal development products and services. She combines an emphasis on objective assessment with an approach that is always powered by your spirit and guided by your goals. Her professional development offerings are based in theory and backed by direct business knowledge.

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