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Consistency in your thinking - Mike Rayburn

By Mike Rayburn | Sep 02, 2020 | Comments Off

 

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I'm out here in the Arizona wilderness and I'm struck by something that might sound kind of unusual; the power of consistency. I believe it's the most powerful human force on the planet.

Here's what I mean: water and wind blowing consistently over rock has done more to change the earth than all the earth moving and blasting equipment ever.

Investing a little bit of money each month has done more to create wealth than all the Vegas lottery winnings in the world.

What is it that you do on a consistent basis that improves your life and consider what you do on a consistent basis that might not improve your life? I want to share with you what I believe is the absolute most important consistent habit - your thoughts.

What is it you think about on a regular basis? I believe you get what you think about most often.

I want you to take intentional control of your thoughts and do it on a consistent basis.

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How open-minded are you?

By Phil M Jones | Aug 26, 2020 | Comments Off

 

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If I was to ask a room of 1000 people who in this room sees themselves as open minded, I'm pretty sure that somewhere like 900 hands would shoot to the sky.

Why is that important?

Because that fact teaches us a great deal. What it teaches us is that almost everybody likes to see themselves as open minded. The fact that we can now use that evidence in our conversations to get people to consider our ideas is really quite profound.

Why is it profound?

Because when you take that and you add it to the fact that the person who's asking the questions is the one who's in control of the conversations, and you insert that fact in the form of a question, what you can do is get people to consider your point of view with an increased chance of them considering it properly. We take the fact that people like to see themselves as open minded as a question. The question would be: how open minded are you?

See if I was to ask somebody how open minded they would be to something the likelihood of them then becoming accepting of that ask is significantly higher.

How open minded are you at looking at an alternative supply to that?

How open minded are you to saving money?

How open minded would you be to understanding another way that you could approach that?

I mean, how open minded would you be to utilizing the words how open minded are you more often to get people to really consider your point of view and perhaps then take action on the answer that follows?

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Help your sales soar! New Virtual Keynote from Clint Pulver

By Clint Pulver | Aug 19, 2020 | Comments Off

 

How do you help your sales team feel more confident, deliver powerful customer experiences, and navigate uncertain times? With an innovative shift in mindset and proven processes for creating customer connectivity, trust, and loyalty.

That’s where sales keynote speaker and retention expert Clint Pulver comes in. In this timely and important message, Clint helps sales professionals unlock the power of “mentoring customers” rather than “closing them” in a sales conversation.

Read more about Clint's virtual experiences here!

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Fear, Failure, Focus: Ninja Warrior Mindset from Keynote Speaker Ty Bennett

By Ty Bennett | Aug 12, 2020 | Comments Off

Read an excerpt from Ty's newest keynote topic Fear, Failure, Focus: The Ninja Warrior Mindset:

Let's think about fear for just a minute. I think fundamentally, there are three main things that we fear. First we fear loss. We fear giving up something. We fear change. This is why we resist change so much and why we’re worried about what we're going to lose. Our mind plays this game that's a “what if” and if your mind starts to play, it automatically puts a negative thought in there. Our job is to switch that “what if” to a positive and so you have to focus on what you are going to gain and not what you are going to lose.

The second thing that we fear is the process, we fear the unknown and we resist something that's new because it's hard. We don't feel competent and or confident in that new idea, new system, new skill that we have to develop. But psychology teaches us that there's a cycle. It's called the competence confidence loop. What happens is, as you start something new, when you start to build competence, that automatically increases your confidence, which automatically increases your competence. And it just keeps going on and on. 

The third thing that we fear is the result. We worry that it's not going to work out or that we are going to fail. Or maybe we're going to go down this road and it's not going to be what we hoped for. 

So here's a couple ideas on how you can manage your fear:

  • First idea is to write it down. If you write it down, if you vocalize it, if you give voice to what it is that you fear, there's something cathartic about that process. 
  • Number two is to approach fear with curiosity. Ask questions, try and dissect it, try and understand it. Because when you can understand the fear where it's coming from and what it's telling you, then you can logically deal with it without the emotion. 
  • Number three, sometimes you just have to act. Sometimes you just have to have a couple of seconds of insane courage to move forward. What I found is that every successful entrepreneur, every successful Ninja, they value courage.

Keep watching for a full keynote description coming soon!

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Vinh Giang - Discount Live Virtual Keynote!

By Vinh Giang | Jul 28, 2020 | Comments Off

Vinh Giang has completely redesigned and reimagined what a Virtual experience can be. Whether you are looking for - An Inspirational Virtual Keynote Experience - or- A Virtual Masterclass Experience Teaching World - Class Communication Skills - Vinh has you covered. NOW at a discounted rate! Watch a clip from a recent virtual session and contact us for pricing.

 

“I loved every minute of it and was 100% engaged the entire time, which is NOT something I can say of usual trainings or webinars. He is one of the best speakers I've ever listened to."

- SHI Virtual Presentation Attendee

Learn about Vinh's virtual sessions and watch more clips from his talks!

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Cyberpunk 2020: There is no new normal

By Mike Walsh | Jul 14, 2020 | Comments Off

There's no denying it - we are in a brand new world. COVID-19 has brought about massive change at a pace never seen before.

How are you going to survive Cyperpunk 2020?

Mike Walsh offers 3 solutions in this video below.

Mike offers a weekly prescription for your organization’s reinvention in his TO.MOR.ROW newsletter - subscribe here.

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Clint Pulver Outlines How To Grow Sales Now

By Clint Pulver | Jul 08, 2020 | Comments Off

In a recent virtual keynote for Lifewave, Clint Pulver tailors his message to salespeople and outlines how the best sellers operate. Learn some practical tips for how to sell better from this short video.

 

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Phil M Jones Chosen as One of Nine Thought Leaders to Launch New Audible for Business Series

By Phil M Jones | Jun 24, 2020 | Comments Off

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Amazon Audible team chooses business consultant and best-selling author Phil M Jones as one of only nine thought leaders to launch new workshop series on all new Audible for Business app.

This exciting new tool and series of workshops are designed to help business professionals and teams of all sizes develop the skills and mindsets necessary to compete, grow, and master new proficiencies amidst these challenging times of change.

In his powerful workshop, Three Tools for Tackling Tough Conversations, communications expert and keynote speaker Phil M Jones pulls out all the stops to share how curiosity, empathy, and courage are foundational cornerstones to turning conversations – even delicate or thorny ones – into successful interactions, win-wins, and leadership opportunities.

Phil is extraordinary at helping audiences break down complex conversations and relationship-driven concepts into easily actionable and understood methods,” shares Karen Harris of cmi, a global meeting industry leader. “Whether from a virtual or actual stage, via his best-selling books, or now via this incredible new partnership with Audible for Business, his ability to help people create empowering connections, turn vulnerabilities into strengths, and generate win-win situations both in business and in life are exactly why clients line up to book him to work with their organizations and teams. We’re so proud to represent him.”

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3 CRITICAL Ingredients - Make Conversations Count

By Phil M Jones | Jun 24, 2020 | Comments Off

In a recent training session for Lifewave, Phil M Jones gave their team three important steps to making each conversation you have really count. 

1. Curiosity

2. Empathy

3. Courage

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The secret to success? Skip fear and head right into curiosity

By Tim Sanders | Jun 10, 2020 | Comments Off

Stuck in an innovation rut? With all the changes happening around us the last few months, who could blame you!

Tim Sanders outlines why we waste valuable time dealing with shock over huge changes in our lives. He also explains how to skip over the fear and uncertainty and head straight into having a curious, open mind. 

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