FREE BOOK – The Disruption and Opportunity Behind Education

This full-length book is available to read online right now!

If you have specific knowledge or skills to teach, then you’ll want to read this now!

Leveraged Learning – How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners and Experts with Something to Teach

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Most people think the problem with college is the cost of tuition and an overflow of graduates into the workforce.

Those are problems, but that’s only half the story.

The real problem, as the former president of Harvard, Lawrence Summers admits: “Anything you learn is going to become obsolete within a decade.”

That’s why education is facing a major disruption, and where the opportunity for experts comes in.

As my friend Danny Iny points out in his new book, Leveraged Learning (which is FREE to read online in its entirety right here), the future of education will focus on lifelong learning.

It’s the only way to stay up to date in our changing world.

People are now learning more often, and in spurts, to fill holes in their skillset as needed. They’re choosing to learn just enough, at just the right time, and they spread their learning over the course of a lifetime instead of condensing it into the college experience.

However, mainstream education hasn’t yet caught up to that shift.

There’s a huge gap between what people want and what our education system offers.

So experts and professionals are being called upon to fill the gaps.

Experts are teaching office workers how to use new software and technologies (fast)…

…developers how to work with new code…

…managers how to interact with a changing workforce…

…marketers how to use new platforms.

And it goes beyond the professional world. People are turning to online education for their personal needs too:

Exerts are teaching new homeowners how to do modern decorations on a budget…

…fitness enthusiasts how to follow the latest and most effective exercise and diet trends…

…parents how to connect with their pop-culture obsessed kids…

…travelers how to get the most out of their trip.

At Kodiak Mountain Stone we teach the do-it-yourselfer’s how to install their own manufactured stone veneer!

People are thirsty to learn specific skills that fill specific needs. And they want results – soothing higher education typically doesn’t provide.

So if you’re an expert with something to teach, you have a massive business opportunity sitting right in front of you to create training programs that get people results.

And you’ll definitely want to go read Danny’s book (available FREE online, right now). He covers just how big the opportunity is…

…and how to strike while the iron’s hot!

Learn more about the author, Danny Iny, and see more of his work HERE on his Amazon Author Page.

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Book Quote of the Week 90

Sales is about being able to communicate with your potential customer what it is that your service or product does for them in such a way that they can see it. Because if they can see it the same way you can see it, they’ll buy it.

Brandon Craig

[VIDEO SERIES] Secrets of Sales Success

There’s something you need to watch right away!

It’s a video from Kevin Harrington and Zig Ziglar:

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Kevin is famous for inventing the infomercial, selling more than $5 BILLION worth of products, and oh yeah, he was the Original Shark from the hit TV show, Shark Tank.

And now he is revealing his core sales secret that he originally learned from his mentor, Zig Ziglar.

This video is part of a series called Secrets of Sales Success. In it, Kevin reveals the CORE secret from Zig Ziglar.

This one secret unlocks all of the other sales secrets vaults and sets you up for amazing, over-the-top success.

I’ll give you a quick hint at what’s inside:

Everything is selling and selling is SERVING.

Did you catch that?

The key to success in EVERY area of life is SELLING. And the key to selling the right way is serving.

THAT is the core secret.

But you’ll want to watch this video to truly understand the implications of what Kevin and Zig are saying.

Watch it now and you’ll see rare, never-before-seen Zig Ziglar content and fascinating lessons from Kevin that unlock this secret.

This video will change how you see selling in powerful, yet practical ways.

Watch now:

Secrets of Sales Success Video 1

P.S. The video series is only up for a limited time, so make sure you register to watch it now:

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Sales Secrets from Two Legends

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?

They do.

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.

Watch here:

Secrets of Sales Success Video

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!

 

 

 

Brilliant

Book Quote of the Week – 011

“If you want to create a company that is fun to work for, where productivity and creativity are high, and that you are actually glad to lead, you must create a culture of communication.”

– Dave Ramsey

Personal Accountability

Back in August of 2012 I wrote about our Education Plan at my company, Kodiak Mountain Stone.  If you have never read about it, click on the link and find out more because it has been a pretty good thing we came up with.  From each Education Meeting that we have, everyone on our team learns something. But I think the most value comes to the person who is hosting the meeting.  As the saying goes, “the teacher is the one who learns the most.”

 

In the past I’ve shared thoughts and ideas from some of our Education Meetings, but it has been a while since I have passed any of this on.  Yesterday we had one of these meetings and I think that the subject that was addressed is awesome and I want to share a little bit about it.

 

Before I get into the details of the meeting I want to take a step back.  A few months ago I was on a conference call with my store manager at my store in Calgary AB.  He was frustrated and told me that one of the team members had come in late for the second time that week and used the same excuse as the first time.  “Sorry that I’m late, traffic was terrible.”

 

As soon as he told me about this I had a memory flash into my mind.  I remembered back to January 9, 2002.  That day I was working as a bank manager for ATB Financial, which is a bank located in Alberta, Canada.  I had the opportunity that day to attend a managers training meeting where David Irvine spoke to us.  The topic that he spoke about that day was one that he had written a book about, “Accountability – Getting a Grip on Results.”  The new, updated version of the book is, Bridges of Trust: Making Accountability Authentic
The reason I remember the exact day of this meeting is because I have that book in my library signed and dated by David.  I know it was a good meeting because almost 13 years later there are a number of things that I specifically remember him saying.  But there are two things that really stood out to me that day.
He told us to imagine ourselves leaving our house with just the right amount of time to get to an important meeting.  You are well prepared for the meeting and things are looking good.  But then when you are about half way to the meeting you hit some crazy traffic that just about brings you to a halt. You are anxiously putting along and starting to stress more and more about being late for your meeting.  Pretty soon the starting time of the meeting comes and goes and you are still blocks away from your meeting place.  You finally arrive, park your vehicle and dash to the meeting room.  As you enter the room, all eyes are focused directly on you.  Sweat is dripping down your forehead and you say…

At that point what words leave your mouth?  Most people respond exactly how my employee responded. “Sorry that I’m late, traffic was terrible.”  At that time, that is probably exactly how I would respond.  But that is not being accountable for your actions.  I vividly remember him explaining that the proper response should be something such as, “sorry that I am late, I didn’t leave my home in time to account for the traffic.”

 

That was an ah-ha moment for me.  It completely changed my perspective on personal accountability.  As an employer, how would I receive someone coming in late to a meeting who said, “sorry I’m late, traffic was terrible” versus someone who said, “sorry I’m late, I never left home early enough to account for the traffic.”  I want to work with the person who is showing me that they can take personal accountability.  It doesn’t excuse the fact that they are late, but they are not trying to blame something or someone else for them being late.  Thirteen years ago and that story still comes to mind whenever I hear someone not taking personal responsibility.

 

Another thing that has always stood out to me since that meeting was when David talked about consequences.  That negative word, consequences.  All my life, whenever I’ve done something wrong or bad, I’ve had to deal with those darn consequences.  But what about the times you have done something good.  What follows?  Those are consequences too, but positive ones!  I had always looked at the word, consequence, with negativity.  But in reality, there are consequences for everything we do.  It’s our own actions that determine if those are positive or negative consequences.  Today this is not just an important thing to talk about in our work environment, but as I’m raising four kids from ages 3 to 15 it has been a huge thing we have tried to teach them about too.

 

So after my conference call with my store manager I immediately emailed David Irvine and asked him to send a copy of his book to my store in Calgary.  When it arrived I explained to this particular employee that I wanted him using it for an Education Meeting.  I know that he got a lot of good out of the book because my manager told me that there were a number of occasions that he came to him to tell him something he had read about in the book.  Yesterday he did a great job with the Education Meeting.  I hope that all of my staff learned something from this great book.

 

The number one lesson that this employee thought our staff needed to learn from the book was that you always have a choice to start with yourself!