I’m inspired today by a real life story of leadership, understanding, and appreciation that we all thought was extinct along with the dodo bird and full service gas stations. I’m talking about a man named Arthur T Demoulas (“Artie T”) and the 25,000 member team he leads at Market Basket, a local supermarket chain here in New England. I encourage you to get the details with a quick Google search, but the bottom line is that one man, without a single word, led 25,000 employees to risk their jobs, and millions of people to boycott and stand in unity. All in the name of appreciation, loyalty, and doing what’s right. And today, they stand victorious!
In a world already too full of acronyms, I dread introducing yet another into your vocabulary, but, trust me, this is a good one! Even though it isn’t really the call sign for a radio station, as a leader, it is something that you want to “tune-in” to each and every day. Believe it or not, if you understand nothing else about Youngevity®, the products, 90 for LIFE, or our compensation plan, understanding WIFM will elevate your leadership ability into the top 99%.
So, what is WIFM? Simple. It’s what drives you, me, and everyone on your team, everyone you know, and everyone you don’t know. WIFM stands for “What’s In it For Me?” At first blush, this sounds self-centered, selfish, and ego driven… exactly! That’s because it is. WIFM is the reason we get out of bed in the morning, and what keeps our minds working tirelessly when we go to bed at night. WIFM may be as simple as a new car, a rank blazer, a comma on a commission check, or as lofty as taking on poverty, alcoholism, or world peace. It’s often referred to as “your big enough reason why”, but I prefer to punch through the implied altruism of that expression, and get right to the heart of the matter. As humans, we are motivated by what we WANT, if it’s materialistic or even if it’s to give selflessly to other people.
The bottom line is that everyone’s WIFM is different, and nearly everyone’s WIFM changes over time. The key is understanding that in order for you to lead effectively, motivate and empower your team, you must come to grips with the fact that no one really cares about your WIFM but you; however, you must care about everyone else’s – so much so, that you put the WIFM’s of your team above your own. In other words, you will only get what you want, if you help others get what they want. How many WIFM’s do you know on your team?
At Youngevity [ all natural health supplements ], we have a variety of products, services, and opportunities that can support a large variety of WIFM’s. Whether you’re looking to enroll your first customer, or lead hundreds of people to financial freedom, the plan is simple:
We could go on and on, but the bottom line is that WIFM is the “station” you want to tune into each and every day, for WIFM is the fuel that runs your business. My opinion about the WIFM that we have most in common? Simple. It’s appreciation. Lack of appreciation seems to be chronic in today’s world – and people are starved for it. Showing appreciation takes many forms, and it is a great place for your leadership to start. It will serve you, just as it has Artie T.
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