The True Meaning of Success

Teaching is one of my greatest passions. When I ran my tax resolution business, leading the technical training to the licensed and unlicensed staff was one of the things I loved most. My desire to teach only increased when Eva Rosenberg, founder of TaxMama, asked me to co-teach some of her tax resolution webinars. If I know a shortcut or a better way of doing something, I want to pass that information along like I used to do with my employees, today I do this with our members and potential members.

I love teaching because I like helping making people’s lives easier.

My passion for teaching became more evident when I was in Nashville this June for Salim Omar’s Marketing Genius Super Conference. When I presented to a crowd of 150 CPAs and enrolled agents, I wanted to share as much information as possible during my presentation. Sharing the tools, tips, and strategies (most of which are contained in my Tax Resolution Success Domination System) I used to grow my tax resolution business was so rewarding.

Additionally, I had the chance to meet and speak with everyone at Salim’s three-day event. It was clear to me that each and every attendee was attentive, engaged, and eager to make a difference in their clients’ lives. In fact, the night before my presentation, after having dinner at the hotel, my wife Roslyn, Becky, our Manager of Client Happiness, and I met several of the Super Conference attendees and sat around a table and talked tax resolution “turkey” for the remainder of the evening. You can imagine the “war stories” that were told! It was a lot of fun and we all had a great time. On top of all that, we even had a few of our own members in attendance. We don’t always get the chance to meet our members face-to-face, so it’s always a real treat when we do.

As the Nashville event came to an end, I couldn’t help but ponder what success and happiness really means to me.

My version of “success” is helping to make a difference in people’s lives.

I do this by teaching others how to be successful and giving them the tools they need to achieve that success. To me, “success” is all about supporting and serving others — if I can help someone achieve their dreams, I consider myself successful. And that help isn’t contained to tax resolution. Whether I’m helping someone move, doing them a favor, or helping them find success in an unrelated business, helping out makes me feel good — really good. And that feeling (being happy from within) is my true meaning of success.

When you are selfless, you can’t be selfish or self-centered.

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