On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, guest host Stephen Davies delivered a jam-packed broadcast from his office in Asheville, N.C.
Have you ever noticed that most people never know what they need to hear in order to kick them into motion? Why is this so common when it doesn't have to be that way?
Successful people do everything it takes to be in the room when what they need to hear is being said. Often times, when a person hears what they need to hear they start performing at a higher level.
But, what if they hadn't heard it? Why does it take some seemingly magical enlightenment for action to take place?
How do you grow to a higher level than where you are right now, today, in this moment? How do you reach for Good Samaritan Bonus and SEAL Team 20 each month? How do you push for more?
With The Alliance, you can decide what you are going to do and then put together a plan to make it happen. How? The Alliance has a system in place that will help you set and reach any goal that you have. There are no limitations on what you can do if you set a goal and work for it. More is always possible because The Alliance does not have a shortness of opportunity. You get to decide. The opportunity is there is you want it.
Why are you stuck where you are at? Why are you not moving up? The Alliance isn’t concerned about a finish line. We are trying to go as far as we can go. The “Do” at The Alliance is simple: Sell, Recruit and Build.
Make dials, set appointments and go meet clients. Keep doing it and the results will come. It might not happen overnight, but if you keep working consistently then you will find success.
What holds people back?
People have to decide that they want to grow. Once the decision is made, it must be backed up by action. Decision comes from a Latin word that means cutting off. When you make a decision, you cut off everything that is preventing you from doing something. Poor people are enamored by having a plan B or a backup plan. People like that are playing small. They are not playing to win. They are not making a decision to change their life. People who make decisions and are committed are better off because they back up the decision with action.
Normal people don’t get a lot done because they are wrapped up in normal stuff. They waste time on things that don’t help them. When you hear people talking about what they have cut off then you know they have made a decision.
Stephen shared seven words that will help you with making decisions. Take out a notepad and take notes. This is big stuff.
Instead: looking back and looking forward. If you didn’t do what you wanted to do last year, what were you doing that stopped you? What did you do instead of what you could have done that limited your success? Did you play too much golf? Did you go out too much? Too much TV? What were you doing? You can find the time if you are willing to give up other things.
Fear: Not all fear is bad. Negative fear is fear of failure and success. Procrastination is the enemy. This keeps us from doing the things we need to do. Distractions occupy us because we have a fear of failure. Advice is something we seek because we often lack the courage to take action. Worry is nothing more than a prayer for what you fear. Don’t operate in a self-sabotaging manner. Don’t ruin your momentum by making a bad decision. Self-worth issues will limit your success. Stay away from negative people. Look for positive. Don’t borrow trouble. It will consume you.
Energy: you only have so much energy. You can do things to optimize your energy, but it is limited. Be wise about how you use it. Put your efforts into the right areas of your life. Avoid energy vampires that will drain you and your efforts that could be used in a positive way in other places. Avoid OPD (Other People’s Drama). You can’t solve everybody else’s problems and emergencies. Spend time getting caught up on your dreams and not the latest episode of a TV show.
Intention: Are you intentional in what you are doing? What does your plan look like? Are you planning your days out with great intention? When you act intentionally, you make better decisions. What do you want? What does it look like? Figure that out and find a way to go there. Are you putting habits in place to get you there? Your intentions can simplify your decision-making process. Words are not neutral and your intentions shouldn’t be either.
Purpose: Have a purpose, work with a sense of purpose and use the energy of that purpose to guide what you do. When you have a purpose, you are less likely to be self-destructive. When you act with purpose you create the results and impact that keep your belief bucket full. When you lack purpose, you lack belief over time. You have to keep filling up that bucket. A man with purpose doesn’t hesitate to make decisions.
Change: People have to change to reach their dreams and goals. You can’t get overwhelmed by stuff. When you continue to change in positive ways, you are more likely to keep growing. Don’t give up, but do keep getting up. You will fail and hit roadblocks, but you can’t quit or you will not win.
Delay: When you make decisions and you have to act with delay in some areas, you have to remember it is OK to delay gratification. If you are feeling bad, don’t make a decision. Get up and regroup before you make a decision. Don’t give into your emotions and don’t let your emotions get you in trouble. Keep them in check. Delay the decision until your mind is right. Don’t get too high or low. It can always be better and it can always be worse. Don’t give up on positive changes because it will take time for the results to kick in. Don’t quit. You might be closer than ever thought to winning. If you quit, you can’t win.
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On this episode of The Alliance Activity call, guest host Tim Goad fills in for Andy Albright to explain how you can take the action you need to take every time you need to take it!
Settle and take notes as Tim lays out a strategy to help succeed and take action to help you move toward your goals this year.
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Andy Albright hosted this week’s Alliance Activity podcast live from his office in The Alliance's Burlington, N.C. headquarters.
Most of us have more than one thing going in life, and we have to make choices and decisions about what move we need to make next. Do you have to stop and think about what you are going to do next? Having a plan and strategy is crucial in knowing what you should do next.
Andy’s goal is to help people achieve their goals by helping them get what they want faster and better than they thought possible.
Your thinking shapes your world. Nothing just happens. Nothing happens until a person thinks about an idea and takes action or a person tells them to do something. Rich people think about what they want and how they are going to get it.
When people move and get other people to move then big things happen. Life is better when you "Do The Do."
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On this episode of The Alliance's Activity call, your host Andy Albright dishes about why you need to know "What's Next!"
Welcome to Episode 54 of the AActivity call, hosted live from Albright's office in Burlington, N.C. Grab a pen and notepad, sit back and get ready to learn about why it is important to know what is coming next in business and life.
On today's episode, Andy talks shop with Melanie Ray, Junior Corria and a very special guest visiting The Alliance from South Africa.
Melanie Ray, of Dumfries, Va., joined the call to share her personal story with The Alliance during the last eight years. Melanie talked about the importance of giving back to the team by serving others because of how many people have helped Melanie and her husband, Chadwick since they joined The Alliance. Melanie knows that growth comes through helping and serving others first.
If you don’t go for something at 100 percent, you will be frustrated and not produce fruit with your efforts. Doing something at 50 percent capacity will only make you frustrated.
The Alliance is looking for people who are ready to go all in and figure out what to do next. If you don’t have a plan and a schedule, then you probably are not set up to be successful. There’s an old saying, “Man makes plans and God laughs.” Make a plan, but be flexible for things to change. The better prepared you are, the more likely you can pivot successfully when obstacles appear in front of you.
Making the commitment to go all out for a goal is half the battle. Once you are committed, then you start adding next steps. What is next for you? Are you thinking in those terms? If you don’t know where you are and where you are going, then you will never get to what you want.
It’s great to grow your income, but you also have to grow as a person and in your relationships. You need to let it “occur” to you that you can improve and grow in all areas of your personal and professional life.
Junior Corria, a SEAL Team 20 member, shared his experience of moving to the United States from Cuba when he was a young boy. At 18, he joined The Alliance. Junior started slow, but his income has improved each year with The Alliance. He now makes more than $120,000 annually, and predicts he will hit $300,000 this year.
Life is about the choices you make and the voices you listen to as you decide what you are going to do next. Don’t let your greatest victory or defeat be what happened in the past. If you don’t keep enlarging your goals and dreams then you will not get better and improve. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you are done with what you can do in life.
The more you sit and sulk, the less you get accomplished. Working with a purpose can make all the difference in the world.
Bishop Trevor Manhanga and his wife were visiting with The Alliance today and stopped by the show to speak to the team about his late friend JL Williams, who was a great friend of Andy and The Alliance. JL passed away at the end of 2016, and Manhanga traveled from Zimbabwe, South Africa to pay his repsects to JL’s family. JL was a mentor to both Andy and Manhanga and they each shared some of their thoughts about their late friend.
Part of life is learning to understand and accept people. We all have weaknesses and you have to have a big heart to make a difference in the world. When you have a big heart, you can help people who need encouragement. Giving back and helping those in need is part of living a great life. When you have big hands and help others, it is amazing what you can accomplish. Think on a bigger scale and go to heights that most won’t even dare to think about doing.
Big mind, big heart, big horizons and big hands will help you be as successful as you want to be. The best is yet to come. The Alliance believes that you ain’t seen nothing yet!
The Alliance came to play big and win big this year. We want you to know what's next so that you are set up for success this year. Until next time, we hope you enjoyed the podcast!