During Summit Week I had an interesting conversation with Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman about his experiences in combat. I asked him the question: “What would your choice be if you had to pick an ideal wingman to go into combat?” His response might surprise you: the macho pilots are the ones that don’t come home. The ones with courage, who are scared on the inside even though they appear to be fearless, are the ones you want to fly with.
I’m generalizing horribly, but there are two types of people in this world, those that are dominating and those that allow themselves to be dominated. I’d like to offer a new context for what it could mean to be dominated. Often times when we think of domination, we think of being overpowered, manipulated, convinced, or forced into choices and circumstances that we do not want. My experience is that people have a very difficult time choosing anything (powerfully) and often spend a lot of time “thinking” and sitting on the fence about choices both big and small
Ann Sieg, the newest Marketing Partner at PRO, shared her success mentality and marketing acumen on her inaugural Master Marketing Webinar. Ann covered both the bigger picture of her “why” and how she structured her marketing campaign, and the “nuts and bolts” of how she leads from the front by empowering and challenging her team to produce at a higher level. First, establish the vision for your business. Ask yourself where you will be in your business six months from now
We caught up with Ann Sieg, PRO’s newest Marketing Partner , and invited her to share her success secret. 1. How does it feel to be a new Marketing Partner? It feels great! It was a goal I wanted to reach and now that I’m here I’m excited to work with the other Marketing Partners to make PRO an even better organization. Many hands make light work! 2
I had a very interesting coaching conversation yesterday with one of my fellow entrepreneurs here at PRO. And, in this conversation the question came up, “Jay, what should I be focusing on? I feel so distracted and unclear what I should be focused on when I sit down to build my business!” I could hear the stress and overwhelm in her voice. I could tell that she was in over her head and the sound of desperation was evident. The following exercise seemed to help her tremendously and by the end of our brief chat, she sounded like a different person
The Stage was set, we had been fired up by warm-up chief, Justin Boudreau, had our focus aligned by Ryan Angelo and David Bach appears for the first of 5 presentations on financial wealth and freedom for the average American, with an international twist included … and the lights go out. Complete blackness, no emergency lights. After 30 seconds or so, they flick back on and here is David Bach dancing some sort of twist singing “I’m so sexy.” So, my friends, if you are going to follow the advice of a financial guru but do not want to be bored to death, I think I have found one for you! For 5 days David presented a range of SIMPLE do’s and don’ts relating to how we all can generate and keep our wealth using methods from his many books, also stopping to answer questions along the way. I am sure the guy loves money, but I believe he loves talking and teaching about money more
Entrepreneurs are all seeking to maximize productivity. Patrick Combs, the newest addition to the PRO community, has brought to us a combination of incredible passion and a simple system to harness the power of that passion to help realize our dreams. He calls this the MIGHT Time system. It’s a great thing to have a lofty goal and purpose that drives us. But how can we get closer to accomplishing our goals on a practical, day-to-day basis
Even in a career you love, you might find yourself in what I call a ‘rut of stagnation.’ You dread going into your home office. You can’t focus and find yourself surfing the web aimlessly. You ‘don’t feel like’ doing work. When you have hit that ‘work wall’, here are some steps to take to get you out of the hole and back in to action
Here are questions people ask themselves on a fairly regular basis: “Why is this happening to me?” or “Why is this NOT happening to me?” “Why do THEY have the results and I don’t?” “Why now?” Or we may just declare things in a similar fashion, such as: “Things shouldn’t be this way,” or conversely “things should be this / that way.” “It’s not fair!” “Once ‘xyz’ happens then this will all be over and I’ll be happy.” Want to know why these types of questions and statements prevent you from having the life you want? Or the success in business that you long for? Well, I’m going to come right out and tell you. If you look carefully at the above you’ll notice a theme, that theme is “Victim Mentality”. Notice how in every single sentence there is an undertone that things should be different, or said another way; are not the way they “should be”
With Patrick Combs’ MIGHT club coming to PRO Elite, I thought I’d share a secret that artists really understand…a secret that helps you laugh in the face of obstacles: “FEAR is your friend.” The picture you see here is me in 6th grade. I was 10 years old and the runt of the litter. I don’t remember the circumstances exactly, but somehow I received “The Tiny But Mighty” award, and I believe that little ounce of recognition despite my awkward disposition carried through a certain attitude that today manifests as “the entrepreneur.” Today Patrick explained the inspiration of “Might,” the only word in the English language that means both Power & Possibility. And of the 6 reasons that sabotage your MIGHT and leave your dreams dormant, I was particularly touched by #3: The Anchor of Insecurity and Doubt. This is the belief that you can’t overcome fear, because there’s no system to manage it
“June 22, 2011. Write that day down Guy, it’s going to be a landmark date. When everything changed,” I said to my brother Guy. That was the day we created SatoriPrime, and truly the day that everything changed
In business, we all aspire to perform to the best of our ability so that we might maximize our achievements. And it’s natural to want to pattern our behaviors to those of the most successful leaders in the business world so that we might emulate their success. To be like them, we must first try to think like them. Our thoughts dictate our behavior – and our behavior drives our results.
If you missed PRO Elite’s Master Marketing Event 8, you missed a bucket of lightning bolts cast out from the stage, electric ropes of belief coursing through your veins, and all the cash I won at the “Katy Perry” slot machine in the far corner of the Mandalay Bay casino… ha ha, just kidding on that last one! Here are three big takeaways from MME8: One: The Master Marketing Event should change its name to The Master Leadership Event. I believe the name has to do with expectation of the event…and at MME8, the only conversation I heard had to do with leadership, not marketing….There are hours and hours of marketing training stored in the PRO Elite archives, so if you come to a live event hoping to learn “the best kept secret of driving traffic,” you’ll be sorely disappointed… For instance, Lena Bjorna discussed one of her current traffic strategies, but if you listened carefully, she wasn’t talking about the numbers or clicking the right button. She discussed her personal approach to this strategy…why she spent a lot of money trying the strategy the obvious way, and how she struck cost-efficiency when she started making relationships with her lead vendors. When you bring a leaders’ perspective to marketing, you no longer starve to know which ‘hot marketing strategy’ works. You become a problem solver, and nothing gets in your way.
John Kubassek, older brother of PRO Elite founder Jay Kubassek, shared some of his poetry during Day One of MME8 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. No Mind I don’t listen to my mind Won’t listen to yours What draws my attention Is not easily heard The sound of sweet nothing I’d rather stay still The path that I wonder At my own free will I honour the feeling That guides me so strong No sense that I’m making As it takes me along Smashing through barriers Climbing some walls Through winding dark forests Tremendous high falls Back to the centre I always return The way becomes clearer The road signs are learned Not seen from a distance The path now is here We travel together As Love holds us near JDK 4/2/03 ©