Motivation is a key factor in achieving success. Richard Kuhlmann learned that you create your life … all of it. … Either positive or negative. Richard says, “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side – you just have to water your own grass.” As with all private business owners, he has had to reinvent his own business. Privately owned businesses aren’t able to rely on government bailout, so the motivation to do it on their own is vital. When you own a business, you take on the responsibility of each and every individual that comes in contact with that business. From the vendors, to the employees, and all the way down to the friends and families of those employees and vendors…the business owner takes on everyone’s concerns.
Some jobs are very cut and dry: go to work, accomplish goal one and two, and return home. When you own a business, the only way to become successful is to find a balance. Richard learned to trust in his abilities and wits in order to flourish. Through his own experiences, he has built a strong foundation that he used to train hundreds of agents who then moved forward and were able to open their own businesses. He accepted the bumps and bruises on his own path as a means of steering those he trained in the right direction.
Everyone at some point questions the correctness of his or her life choices and Richard is no exception. Having made his share of mistakes, Richard has learned a great deal about himself by learning how to improve on past mistakes. All of us are faced with the harsh consequences of slip-ups and Richard, on his journey, has benefited from tough lessons. One such lesson has make him recognize that he needs to surround himself with people that understand how to be good stewards of their personal lives with the same set of universal core values. Richard has always believed in having his team working together towards a common goal: a mutually successful company. As he moves forward, he strives to surround himself, in all ventures, with people who share a mutual belief that implementing good stewardship benefits the Organization to return value to each participant.
From these lessons, he found that the best way to predict your future is to create it. If a person is willing to work hard and learn from their mistakes, as well as the mistakes of those around them, they are just one step closer to reaching their goals. Richard has done everything in his power to make himself a better business man, and as a means of accomplishing this, he has not only taken every sales class he could get his hands on, but has learned to focus on what you have and make it better. These are the qualities that he has made his own, and used as a means of helping other people around him become successful.