It’s been over a month since my last post. It seems the time has passed very quickly. I have started to write a new post on a couple occasions but felt the information was not targeted. This post is written specifically to YOU. Yes, YOU, each and every one of you. Many of you I have spoken with, personally, over the last month.
So, here is my Question for YOU- Are YOU a Leader or a Follower?
We have decided to be a Leader. My partner and I made some tough business decisions over the last few weeks. We launched our traffic exchange, Hot Flash Hits, in August of 2011. We have experienced good growth and are very happy where we stand in the industry today. Our goal has always been to bring quality traffic to our members websites while making the members feel like family. We want to offer our members the best possible services and rewards available.
I feel very blessed to have been able to learn from an astounding group of people. It is rare when you can listen and learn from people who are successful in your given industry. With that said, there comes a time when you need to take what you have learned and apply it to your own business. There comes a time when you have to stand up for the principles you believe in. There comes a time when you will have to make decisions which may be scary because the results are uncertain. There comes a time when you will either continue to be a follower or you will step up and be a leader in your industry.
So, after much discussion with my business partner, we are stepping out of our comfort zone and will lead our company along a path we feel will bring it the most success. We will stand up for the principles we feel are right for our members, our business partners and our friends. We don’t claim to be perfect, we don’t claim to have all the answers, we don’t claim you will make 10k in 30 days – what we will do is this: We promise to treat you with respect, we promise to value your opinion, we promise we will honor our commitment to you, we promise to be available to our members, and we promise we will work hard to bring you quality traffic to your websites while treating you like family.
So again, here is my Question for YOU- Are YOU a Leader or a Follower?
Many people are comfortable in the roll of follower. There is nothing wrong with being a follower as long it is your conscious decision and you still follow your own moral values. There may come a time when you can not continue to follow. That’s okay too. Although it may be scary to venture in to unknown territory, I feel it is important to stand up for the principles you believe in. The decision to be a follower or a leader is now, and will always be, yours.