In November of 2012 I decided to join professional network/entrepreneurial brain trust.
The rationale was simple, successful people don’t succeed on their own.
There are two parts to the program:
- Monthly interviews with a wide array of brilliant people, masters and advisers that have helped countless people with productivity, health, psychology, and more
- Membership to an exclusive community of ambitious professionals to hold you accountable, encourage you, and help you live a Rich Life
This brain trust provides access to knowledge, wisdom and proven strategies that top performers use to…
- Get more done
- Stay focused
- Earn more money
Below is a video preview and my notes from Jay Abraham, discussing, among other things, how to achieve greatness in your life.
“Most people don’t have focus. When you help someone get focused, they get clarity. When they have clarity they have understanding. When they have understanding that gives them power. When they have power, that translates into trusting the person that empowered them.” – Jay Abraham
- On Performance Models:
- You get paid for the results you get (commission).
- When you “eat what you kill” you quickly learn what works and what doesn’t.
- Nobody gave me a job that paid me a salary, but everyone gave me an opportunity to add value.
- I would say, “You’re already making X. That’s yours. If I make you more, can I have a fair % of that?”
- Don’t wait to be appointed a leadership position. Leadership can be assumed any time you want in any form you want.
- Everyone is silently waiting to be led, but they want to be led by someone who knows what they’re doing and has the best interests of the other side.
- Try a lot of things. The market will tell you what’s right. It’s not a failure. It’s a test and each time you go wrong, you have more data and a chance to recalibrate for more successful decisions.
- “I’m not a good thinker; I’m a good synthesizer.” (Can be very valuable)
- “Don’t steal from yourself.”
- Don’t think of yourself as a commodity. Make an impact and then quantify it.
- We are compensated in life for the problems we solve and the opportunities we make happen for people.
- Teach what is going on in your mind, not through arrogance, but empathy. People love human beings.
- The Strategy of Preeminence
- Be seen as someone’s trusted adviser on your topic
- Fall in love with the people you serve
- You have an obligation to make them better because you’re in their life.
- Growth is not linear
- The more you learn the more asymmetrical your curve.
- Call and get the highest ranking person to let you interview them on *anything*.
- Listen more than you talk. Ask more questions than you answer.
- Thoughts on Risk Taking:
- People don’t take risks because of (1) low self esteem or fear and (2) they default to security mode if they’ve previously failed
- Taking risks is only speculative if you don’t know what the probability and outcomes are
- 3 Ways to Invest in Yourself:
- Groups of people way above you intellectually and financially
- High-ranking VIPs to interview and/or take to lunch
- Books or magazines outside your niche to expand your idea of the market (the market is not you)
- “The saddest thing I see is people play-acting at what they think they’re supposed to be.”
- Always remember: The world doesn’t care!
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