“I’ve learned that in order to be happy in life, you need to figure out what your talents and strengths are… then run with them! Don’t settle for anything less than what your abilities can get you.” – Trey Lewellen in Expert Secrets (Click below for your FREE copy)
Once in a while you start reading a book that opens up a new world for you. That is what happened to me with the last book I read.
I listened to Ed Mylett’s interview with Charlie Rocket today and loved it. Charlie’s story is so interesting and motivational. From discovering Travis Porter, launching Two Chainz to inspiring Nike’s recent Kaepernick commercial. At 5’8″ and 305lbs he decided he was an athlete and ten months later completed the Iron Man competition. He’s brilliant, he’s a thinker. He teaches so much. I just wanted to share the interview for others to be able to watch.
High performers can do almost anything they set their heart and their mind to. But not every mountain is worth the climb. What differentiates high performers from others is their critical eye in figuring out what is going to be meaningful to their life experience. They spend more of their time doing things that they find meaningful, and this makes them happy.
Last week I was talking to someone about work and an upcoming vacation he had planned. He expressed to me how productive his week had been because he knew what he had to accomplish before he could leave on vacation. It made me think of a post I had written back in 2013. After reading it again this morning I thought I would post it again. It was a copy of an email that I had sent out to my team:
We have talked a lot about productivity and time management over the past year. We have included it in our education meetings, I’ve sent our Dave Ramsey podcast and we’ve included it in our Monday morning meetings.
- As a general rule, on the day before you go on vacation, do you get two or three times as much work done as you normally get done in a day?
- If you can learn why you are that much more productive on the day before vacation, and then repeat that process on a daily basis without working any longer or harder, does it make sense that you will be more valuable to yourself, your family, your company, and society in general?
- On the night before the day before vacation, do you take a sheet of paper and say to yourself, “Now tomorrow I’ve got to do…,” and then make a list of things you must do?… In its simplest form, that’s goal setting and it’s critical. Next, did you organize your must-do list in the order of importance and accept responsibility for competing those tasks?
Why is it that some people seem to struggle to sell their product or service with confidence while others could, as they say, “sell ice to an Eskimo?”
Why are some business people completely paralyzed by the fear of failure or rejections while others seem to experience unbelievable success without seemingly lifting a finger?
Why is it that some people have amazing ideas and good intentions but can never seem to overcome feelings of inadequacy while everything that someone else touches turns to pure gold?
It’s almost as if those people who achieve amazing sales success know something that others don’t.
It seems like they know some sort of insider info or exclusive sales secrets that gives him a competitive (or even unfair) advantage.
Well, guess what?
But they aren’t going to be secret much longer.
That’s because Kevin Harrington (you know, the guy from Shark Tank…), in connection with the late Zig Ziglar’s company, Ziglar, Inc. have created a brand-new, FREE video series called “Secrets of Sales Success.”
In this series, Kevin will unwrap the sales secrets that made the name Zig Ziglar synonymous with sales success and that helped Kevin sell over $5 Billion worth of products throughout his career.
In the very first video that was just released, Kevin reveals Zig Ziglar’s core secret that he believed would 100x your success.
Oh, and Kevin believes it too!
What is the secret?
I guess you’ll have to go watch the video to find out.
Once you understand this one secret and begin applying it in your life, get ready to see massive growth in your sales, your business, and your life.
You are going to LOVE this video…Kevin will share the secret with you, then he pulls out some never-before-seen vintage footage of Zig Ziglar teaching this secret.
P.S. After you finish watching this video, share it with your colleagues so they can learn this secret too!
“A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”
Peter has a set of rules that guide his life. His 28 Peter’s Laws have been collected over decades. Here are some favorites:
Law 2: When given a choice…take both.
Law 3: Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.
Law 6: When forced to compromise, ask for more.
Law 7: If you can’t win, change the rules.
Law 8: If you can’t change the rules, then ignore them.
Law 11: “No” simply means begin again at one level higher.
Law 13: When in doubt: THINK
Law 16: The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.
Law 17: The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself. (Adopted from Alan Kay)
Law 19: You get what you incentivize.
Law 22: The day before something is a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea.
Law 26: If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.
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“It’s not about ideas, it’s about making ideas happen.”
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!'”
– Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud High-way: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967
Whatever your brand stands for, you have to deliver on the promise. Don’t promise what you can’t deliver, and deliver everything you promise. That’s the only way you’ll ever control your brand. And beware: brands always mean something. If you don’t define what the brand means, a competitor will.