Where’s Your Heart?

This is a business group so I get all the talk about money here. But when I saw this post, from the number one installer of Aquascape products nonetheless, it inspired me to get something off my chest that’s been weighing pretty heavily on my heart for awhile now.

Steve Martin┬áis leaving his company for three months to do something he values more than money. He’s making an incredible sacrifice by investing 1/4 of his year not working IN his business, not even working ON his business. Instead this small family businessman will be AWAY from his business for 25% of the year!


He’s got his whole family in tow too hauling them to literally the other side of the planet. They aren’t in Kansas anymore either Toto. Bangladesh is as far from rural PA as one could get! I had no idea Steve was even going till I saw his post asking for prayers for his family. Modest to the core is he.

Here’s the point of my point. Steve makes enough Benjamin’s obviously to allow him to live the life he values. All of us should be as blessed, most of us aren’t there yet. That’s why on a business page posts about making money are perfectly fine.

Until there not.

I don’t ever want the pursuit of Benjamin’s to come in front of the pursuit for perfection for the company I lead. Can you my heart with this one?!

Money can be the root of all evil (and that’s quoting a higher authority on the matter than me) If you’re pursuing money for money sake you will lose way more than you win. If your priorities for pursuing money are for the profit, your services will be out of alignment with what they should be for maximizing your return. Do you believe that?

Be honest, can you say your priorities for doing what you do are higher than doing them for the profit alone?

If the love of money is priority A1 for you than there’s a lot of things I could say to you. But to make my point there is only one thing I will say.

Aquascapes Top Frog Contractor (that means the dude that sells more of our products than anybody else) Steve Martin from Tussey Landscaping is spending the first three months of this new year preparing to serve other people instead of his business.

Any questions on where his heart is?

What about yours?


Having Heart