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Investing To Change Your World

“Investing only in yourself gives you the opportunity to change one person.  Investing in others at the same time gives you the opportunity to change ‘your’ world.”

This was a quote I came up with several years ago. It has become a staple in how I try to live daily.  To break it down, it’s about investing in my life while at the same time investing in others.  One problem I found several years ago was that just choosing to invest in one or the other, was leaving so many opportunities on the table. Not only become a better person, but also help someone else do the same.

For example, I unapologetically invest in my own life.  Whether it’s learning, growing, or simply shutting down and getting away, I intend to become a better leader, a better husband, a better father, and a better friend. Honestly just a better person.  When I do this successfully, then my goal to change in a positive way is met.  If I only choose to invest in myself all the time, then I miss an even greater opportunity to help others as well.

Coin Toss

Flip the coin.  If spend all my time investing in other people, I might see lives changed around me, but eventually I will begin to suffer. Which will ultimately lead to no investments being made at all. Let’s be honest, we live in a time where the message of “I” and “me” have escalated above the message of “we”.  Now trust me, I work hard at becoming a better version of “me” and you should too! But when we choose to invest only in ourselves, what have done to help create a better world around us?

Russell Cellular Leaders

We have some great leaders at Russell Cellular and we spend much of our time and resources providing opportunities for them to invest in themselves, growing not only as leaders but also as individuals.  It’s vital and it’s essential. At the same time we spend our energy and resources making sure that those same leaders are investing in others, caring for every person, for the sole purpose of making a difference our world.  One of many examples comes from Regional Director Kevin Ropell’s team. Every single day his leaders are investing in themselves as individuals to become better in every way they can. Whether it’s training, role plays, or simply conversations amongst themselves. They are doing what it takes to become a better “me”.


That investment has paid off, leading them to become the #1 region in our company last year. At the same time, every single day this same group of “me’s” chooses to be “we” and invest in others around them.  Since July of 2018 Kevin’s team has raised over $135,000 to support community outreach projects nationwide.  They have helped build homes, worked with Toys for Tots, and helped small families who are dealing with emergency and tragic situations. As well as fellow RC team members facing life-altering situations of their own.  In the picture below, they recently chose to support families through the Springfield Ronald McDonald House. Raising over $10,000 to provide emergency lodging and care for families who have children facing incredibly serious medical situations. Choosing to change their world by investing in themselves and investing in others at the same time.

Regional Director Kevin Ropell's team has become #1 in the region last year for Russell Cellular by investing in others.
Russell Cellular Leaders

Today, I believe you will be given the opportunity to invest in yourself. To change your life for the better in whatever way you choose. Make the most of it because you are worth it! I also believe you will be given the opportunity to invest in others at the same time.  Make the most of it because others are worth it! Do both simultaneously and “your” world will change which means lives will be changed…one of which will be yours!

Learn More About RC Cares

If you would like to learn more about our philanthropic arm of Russell Cellular, RC Cares, then click here!

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