Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Get Motivated Seminar 2010

I attended the Get Motivated Seminar today with one of my employees.  I will recap for you my take-aways and nuggets:

Steve Forbes
Do things outside the box - even when you don't know how it will turn out.  Do things differently.  Take some risks.  Often times success comes from those who utilize the services already in existence.  The little things are what makes the difference (i.e. coffee lids - one size fits all, vs sodapop lids - multiple sizes).  Be ready for serendipity.  Do things differently...like everyday things.  Make it simple.  Free enterprize with sensible rules.  Information without implementation is useless.

General Colin Powell
You have to go thru transitions in life.  Technology is changing life, how we learn, and how we do business.  It doesn't matter where you start in life...it's where you end up!  Book: The Greatest Generation.  Go thru life looking through the windshield not the rearview mirror & sideview mirrors.  Give people a future and a hope.  Do not be afraid.  Give them goals, a mission and a purpose...with passion.  Leaders must show intensity and be inspired.  Are you living the values you have in life?  Take care of, equip and train "your troops" (employees).  186miles per a second = speed of lightening.  The leader must do all this.  Recognize your troops....they will glow all day.  We all have anxiety's, fears, ambitions, goals, etc.  The leader will be in touch with all in the organization.  Don't hesitate to do what you need to do.  Trust is the essence of ALL leadership.  Be generous and open.

Laura Bush
We all have our own stories.  Books not only move people but define and encourage us on our journey.  It is the job of all of us to stand up and make a difference.

Krish Dhanam
If you're happy, acknowledge your face.  Stand tall.  Have geniune leadership.  Restore relationships.  Amicable partnerships.  You have to have belief in your soul.  Equality or Fairness?  Complete ownership.  "I wish I had" or "I am glad I did".  Sometimes before you speed up, you must slow down.  Effective stewardship.  Give more than you have.  You have to have something to give to do so.  Leave more than you take.  Offer praise to those loved.  Whose applause matters?  Book: The American Dream from Indian Times.  We are too cheap to offer dignity.  Don't hide behind political correctness.

Chris Andrews
Debt makes you distracted.  Have the will to take action.  Visualize.

Emmit Smith
Have a strategy.  It takes hard work and dedication.  Have mentors.  All things begin and end in faith.  Think beyond the end of the game.  Even thru adversity opportunities emerge.  It is a decision and choice if you don't take action.  You will be knocked down - pick yourself back up.  You will have to fight and fight hard.  Do your job with passion and integrity.  When you strive to be your best you and your team will be successful!  Learn, hone and develope your skills.

1. it all begin and ends with faith
2. claim inner champion
3. write down goals
4. define yourself and be a champion
5. recognize your vision
6. have fun - you only have one life
7. don't give up
8. never strive for perfection - strive for excellence
9. be open for critics
10. do whatever it takes to be successful, and be consistent

Krish Dhanam
Success is who you are from where you begin to where you end.  We are mental, physical and spiritual beings. 
IQ = intelegence
EQ = will
SQ = soul
all these (IQ, EQ, SQ) = YOU
Lord become #1 in my life.  Transform me to be the kind of person who you want me to be.  Forgive me of my transgressions.  When this is your heart, He will be the pilot of your life.  His purpose is what you were created for.  Cut out of your heart that which truely doesn't matter.

Dr Robert Schuller
You/I can sin and make mistakes.  You/I can go to heaven or hell.  Cut the word impossible out of your life.  If we don't have Jesus in our heart we have nothing.  You can start over again.  Faith is the capacity to believe what you do not have. Live with faith not with doubts.  God is alive.  Positive thinkers are always winners.  God loves you!

Julie Ziglar & Zig Ziglar
Help is needed in whatever you are doing.  You can have everything in life you wnt if you help enough other people get what they want and need.  Encouragement is very important.  The "economy" is in your head.  God didn't make junk.  You need to treat each other in a loving way.  Tell the truth and people will trust you...trust is the magic word.  "Cold Hard Cash" is neither hard nor cold...it is soft and warm.  You can't get anything without character.  A sense of humor is one of the most important things in life.  Say: I love you and believe in you!  You have to put something in before you can get something out...you may have to pump long enough...hard enough...and with the right attitude!

Ryan Smith
What is the definition of a business?  Provide a product or service that makes a profit.  Are yo just busy being busy?  You need to be out to serve the other party.  Instill a work ethic.  I blieve prayer works.  He that is good with little is given much.  Believers know why they are givers.  Income does not determine class.  Every action has an equal reaction.  If you don't have a plan, nothing will happen.  A written plan is 300% better!  What is your purpose?  Serving people will bring you happiness...money doesn't.  You serve to make it...you give to keep it.  There is only one race - the Human Race.  Serving to benefit others should be your purpose.

Troy Aikman
Success takes hard work...no shortcuts and easy way out.  Put in the time.  You know when you are working hard.  We all need influential mentors and coaches...to make a "team".  What makes a great leader?  To be effective you have to explain the goal.  Each member on the team will have their own goals and bring different attributes to the table.  People make things tougher than they need to...keep it simple...pull back.  Go in fully prepared - it will make your competition have to be just as prepared or work twice as hard.  Getting knocked down has tought me to move and has been my greatest accomplishments.  Give everything you have...even if it doesn't work out, something else will.  Listen...play hard...be a good teammate.

Terry Bradshaw
Realize who you are.  Be still and listen.  God will tell you what to do.  Be real with yourself.  Know your limits. Be thankful you are alive today.  Be what God wants you to be.  Work hard at it.  Be happy...you have to have joy inside.  Understand your limits...and know what you are good at.  We are all limited.  Learn how to smile...you will meet lots of people.  When you become successful, people will make fun of you and take shots at you.  Keep things simple and in perspective.  You have choices.  Have a plan.  Say Thank You to someone else.

Stephen Pierce
1. The biggest threat to your future is the past you won't let go of.
2. You can't make money and excuses at the same time.
3. It's not about it getting better...it is about you getting better.

It is not about what is going on on the outside, but what is going on on the inside.  It isn't about proximity, it is perspective.  Change isn't always comfortable, but it is possible.

Rudolph Giuliani
Spend time individualizing your thoughts and beliefs.  We are in an instant information age.  Stay connected.  Make technology work for you.  You have to figure it out and use it.  You have to do more things and be intentional in leadership.  Empower yourself with information.  Have strong beliefs.  Have goals.  When you prepare, you do better.  Be determined.

1. Read books: write down what interests you.
2. Listen: to other people.  copy them (the ones you admire).
3. Write: things down...pro's & con's. goals.
4. Think & Meditate: everyday.
5. Care about & love people: be there for your friends - it is the best social safety net.

There are lots of winds...lots of waves...lots of distractions.  Stop and take a break.  Think of the morale of the people.

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