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Dec 19, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, guest host Mike Lewantowicz shares his key for fast growth in recruiting and building. 

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Dec 11, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright wants to talk about knowing when you have a solid person on your team. 

Each of the Prospects you work with have to be able to do three things:

• They have to be able to bring their own width without your help -- personally recruit.

• They have to be a team player -- do the 8 Steps.

• They have to be able to take second and third legs -- other than the tap root that you helped build with them -- and take it a minimum of eight levels in depth.

How the 8 Steps Line Up with Team Player Attributes:

1. Personal Use to become credible (convincing).

2. Work to become result-oriented (completing).

3. Listen to become focused (leaning).

4. Read to become informed (reasoning).

5. Attend All Meetings to become dutiful (honoring).

6. Be Teachable to become humble (respecting).

7. Be Accountable to become answerable (explaining).

8. Communicate with a Positive Attitude to become motivated (inspiring).

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Dec 4, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright talks about catching a winning spirit.

The winning-type spirit is best summed up in this quote by ex-Green Bay Packers football coach Vince Lombardi:

"Winning is not a sometime thing; it is an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do things right once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."

Winning spirit: Something to prove with your attitude and execution

Enthusiasm: passion for life with eagerness and willingness

Ambition: desire for achievement and need for distinction

To get that winning spirit, you need your ambition to stoke your enthusiasm to the point where you feel like you have to prove yourself by winning!

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Nov 20, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright talks to you about the biggest threats to your activity! He will be helping you evaluate these threats and share what you can do to change them!

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Nov 12, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright comes to you live from The Alliance headquarters in Burlington, N.C. to talk about the "Dream Plan."

The question is: how bad do you want it? You have to know what you want before you can get it. 

What extremes are you willing to go through? How far will you go? You have to remember that feeling. 

What's your reason? Is it freedom? You must be addicted to having a choice. 

The Fact Number One is: the average person earns $2.7 million over their lifetime.

* The average person spends $50,000 a year and with an average lifespan of almost 75 years this comes to around $3.7 million.

The Fact Number Two is: the average person lives 27,375 days.

* Take your age and multiply it by 365. Then subtract it from 27,375.

For example: 56 x 365 = 27,375 - 21,170 = 6,205 days left

The Truth is: you do not have plenty of money nor plenty of time.

* Do you base your decisions on the lack of money?

* Do you ignore opportunity due to a lack of time?

 

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Nov 6, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Tawny Carey offers leadership lessons to help you be more successful.

 

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Oct 30, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, guest hosts Mike and Noelle Lewantowicz talk about finding solid life, health and wealth via recruiting and building a team. 

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Oct 23, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright talks to you about the six types of people in our business.

There’s all kinds of people in the world. You can work with all kinds of people, but knowing the kind of results you will get from people is key if you want to be successful. When you identify a person, you can almost guess the results they will produce based on their work.

Six types of people in our business:

The first two are 75 percent of all people.

1) No-time person (Too lazy to ever be good at anything)

2) Sometimes person (Looking for a free ride)

The next two are 20 percent of all people.

3) Part-time person (Afraid of commitment)

4) Full-time person (Get by OK)

The last two are only 5 percent of all people.

5) All-the-time person (A proven winner)

6) All-their-life person (A constant winner)

Six Reasons Why These People Exist:

1) No-time person (Lacks Trust and Hope)

2) Sometimes person (Lacks Confidence and Identity)        

3) Part-time person (Needs more Initiative and Persistence)

4) Full-time person (Needs more Ambition and Enthusiasm)

5) All-the-time person (Has Drive and Discipline)

6) All-their-life person (Has Routine and Habit)

 

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Oct 15, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright comes to you live from his home in Treasure Island, Fla. to continue talking about the importance of The 8 Steps, specifically Step 7: Be Accountable. 

 

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Oct 8, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright covers one of his 8 Steps to Success: Attend All Meetings.

Step 5: Attend All Meetings

"Are you willing to participate in something that increases your chances of success?" -- Andy Albright

Moral:
We fear the path of success much more than success itself.

Two things that effect our participation level:

• Pride - a feeling of satisfaction (self-respect)

• Fairness - a need for impartiality and a need for just treatment

How can you take pride in what you do? By Realizing these Four Principles:

1). Your name is on it

2). Each of us has a role

3). Know what you don't know

4). Know what you know

How can you create a sense of Fairness? By Implementing these Two Ideas:

1). Sameness - where the structure is equal

2). Deservedness - where the opportunity is accessible

If Pride in your work is dominant over your need for Fairness, Success will become attainable.

But if your need for Fairness is dominant over Pride in your work, Success will stay out of your reach.

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Oct 2, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Paul Roberts shares how he effectively recruits new agents to join his team. 

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Sep 24, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright comes to you live from his home in Treasure Island, Fla. to share one of his 8 Steps to Success: Listen.

Most people think they are great listeners, but the truth is that is not the case. How do we become better at listening?

Step 3: Listen

Quote: "Are you willing to listen with your ears and hear with your heart?" -- Andy Albright

Moral: The world is giving you answers each day. Learn to listen for detail with your micro ears and hear for tone with your macro heart.

4 Micro Listening Reminders:

1. Listen for Main Idea

2. Listen for Key Details

3. Listen for Inferences

4. Listen for Interpretive Meaning

4 Macro Hearing Reminders:

1. Hear with the Intent to Attract

2. Hear with the Intent to Validate

3. Hear with the Intent to Understand

4. Hear with the Intent to Recognize

 

 

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Sep 17, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright starts a series on the "importance of the 8 Steps," live from his home in Treasure Island, Fla.

Step 1: Personal Use

"Are you willing to be a walking billboard for what you believe?" -- Andy Albright

Moral: Stand behind your belief by allowing your actions to be bigger than your talk. Your personal usage starts with you setting the example.

Three Questions that indicate you are ready to stand behind your talk:

1. Are you willing to learn from your past mistakes in order to make better current choices?

2. Are you using your positive energy to change your current track?

3. Are you firing up future returns with current investments into your financial engine?

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Sep 11, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity Call podcast, Andy Albright comes to you live from his home in Treasure Island, Fla. to share three C's to being successful. 

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Sep 3, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright delivers three questions to help create duplication live from his house in Treasure Island, Fla.

The 3 Questions are:

Do you lead by example?

Are you good at getting people started?

How do you build a culture of speed?

"It doesn't matter what works, it only matters

what duplicates." -- Oliver Burman

Moral: Your role is to get a large number of people to do a few simple things over a long period of time.

Question 1: Do You Lead By Example?

Reminder:

• People copy what others do more than they listen to what they say.

• People are not as likely to conform to a commitment, as they are to follow another's passion for life.

Question 2: Are You Good at Getting People Started?

Reminder:

• Give them reasons to do.

• Give them expectations to hit.

• Give them tools to be successful.

Question 3: How Do You Build a Culture of Speed?

Reminder:

• Build trust and then transfer that trust into activity.

• Combine urgency (causes a need to change out of fear) with compliment (causes a need to do better out of guilt).

"What matters the most is what gets copied." -- Andy Albright

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Aug 28, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright talks about questions that reflect expectations.

Andy has been talking a lot about why agents are not booking 40 appointments weekly, and one of those reasons is expectations. Find out how expectations are a big part of the results you get. 

Macro Questions to Impact Expectation:

1. Do you know what the expectation is?

2. Do you think you are satisfying the expectation?

3. Do you feel something else is more important than the expectation?

4. Do you understand why the expectation is important?

Micro Questions to Enhance Expectation:

1. Is your journey to success clear in your head and connected to a strategy?

2. Do you see your success as an urgent reward that will have a significant bearing on your life moving forward?

3. Are you willing to accept blame for your failures and answer for your mistakes along the road to success?

4. Will you reinvest in your success by providing support to others and being loyal to the system?

Expectations and work are two keys to success. 

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Aug 21, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Terry and Tia Edwards come to you live from their office in Kernersville, N.C. to talk about some tips you need to succeed.

  1. INVEST, like your life depends on it!
  2. BUILD relationships, like your life depends on it!
  3. HAVE CONFIDENCE, like your life depends on it!

Terry and Tia know what it takes, so now they want to show you why your life depends on it!

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Aug 14, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright comes to you live from his home in Treasure Island, Fla. to talk about what it takes to be N247RU.

There are four pursuits to achieve this level; which include getting started, selling, recruiting and building a team. Listen as Andy breaks this down for you in an effort to help you find ways to be more effective and successful in your life. 

1) The Pursuit of Getting Started:

Education - the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. The Alliance provides numerous ways for you to learn and educate yourself in terms of insurance products and self improvement outlets.

Application - the act of putting something to use by applying new techniques. The ambitious agent takes these tools and consumes them like a thirsty dog in front of a bowl of water on a hot summer day.

2) The Pursuit of Selling:

Initiative - the power and opportunity to act or take charge before others do. Once an agent recognizes the power to take back their life by selling, the blinders will finally be removed from not seeing future opportunities in this business.

Dedication - the quality of being committed to a task or purpose. Remaining dedicated with a consistent focus is the only way an agent can sustain success in this business.

3) The Pursuit of Recruiting:

Thought - an idea or opinion produced by thinking independently with the mind. An agent's thoughts determine the kind of people they want to attract to the business. So attraction is the bait of recruiting.

Choice - an act of selecting or making a decision with free will. An agent's choices determine the kind of people they need to associate within the business. So association is the reel of recruiting.

4) The Pursuit of Building:

Freedom - the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. An agent will never become free through this business, until they decide to be free. Building a team provides such freedom.

Independence - is the condition of a person to exercise self-governance. An agent will never have independence in this business until they execute the system that allows for independence. Building a team creates such independence.

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Aug 7, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright comes to you live from his home in Treasure Island, Fla. to talk about asking questions that prompt belief. 

There are eight simple questions that deal with a person's heart and mind that can help you help them quickly. 

Four Questions for the Heart:

1. Do you believe it is possible to do this business?

2. Do you believe you deserve success?

3. Do you believe you should do this business?

4. Do you believe you can follow a proven system?

Four Questions for the Mind:

1. Can you see a different outcome for your life other than the path you are on?

2. Do you want to turn this outcome into a preference or priority?

3. Will you allow this preference to become a habit or routine?

4. Are you able to extract a good feeling from this habit until it provides you a sense of accomplishment?

The Heart:

1. Do you believe it is possible to do this business?

2. Do you believe you deserve success?

3. Do you believe you should do this business?

4. Do you believe you can follow a proven system?

The Mind:

1. Can you see a different outcome for your life other than the path you are on?

2. Do you want to turn this outcome into a preference or priority?

3. Will you allow this preference to become a habit or routine?

4. Are you able to extract a good feeling from this habit until it provides you a sense of accomplishment?

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Jul 31, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright interviews top agents getting massive results with The Alliance. Get ready to take notes and learn from these superstars. 

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Jul 25, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright comes to you live from his home in Treasure Island, Fla. to share the four behaviors of compassion with you.

"Consider how much your actions will affect not only the outcome, but also the journey of another." -- Author Unknown

Moral: People need you along the path to success more than they need you at the finish line.

The 4 Behaviors of Compassion:

1. Notice Another's Distress

2. Connect to Another's Hurt

3. Respond to Another's Anguish

4. Replenish Another's Void

1. Notice Another's Distress Quote: "Now he understood that roads do divide, at the crossroads there is a choice, and blinding oneself to it is a form of choosing too." -- Eric Christian Haugaard from "The Untold Tale"

Moral: Your faith can move mountains, but your blindness can also create them.

1. Notice Another's Distress

Requires Two Things:

Faith (assurance from being accepting of something you can't see). & Conviction (reliance from depending on something you can see).

2. Connect to Another's Hurt Quote:

"Words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart." -- C.S. Lewis

Moral: Is tough love better than no love? It is if it spares the heart and moves the agent. Bad feelings will pass, but a broken heart lingers.

2. Connect to Another's Hurt

Requires Three Things:

Be Attractive (Desire draws others toward you, but one must first learn to like who they are).

Show Affection (Warmth is responsible for whatever solid and durable happiness there is in people's lives).

Create Attachment (the secret to happiness is to get others to bond to something that is bigger than a reward).

3. Respond to Another's Anguish Quote:

"The role of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words." -- Cicero

Moral: A sympathetic response in the spirit of Mr. Fred Rogers: "I like you just the way you are."

3. Respond to Another's Anguish

Requires Two Things:

Together Feeling (A Sympathetic Approach). This feeling is represented in two ways: 1. Comfort Zones, 2. Inner Circles

& Fellow Feeling (An Empathetic Approach). When you listen with empathy to another person, you give that person psychological air (giving their voice value).

4. Replenish Another's Void Quote:

"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." -- Napoleon Hill

Moral: The best care for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired than you.

4. Replenish Another's Void

Requires Two Things:

Restoring (bring back to its former level or condition). & Filling Up (restock or resupply again and again).

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Jul 10, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright covers the four behaviors of gratitude and how it can help you. 

"Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." --Doris Day

Moral: Once you stop complaining and start being grateful, the light that shines on your life will soften your heart and open your mind; revealing truths that have been hiding from view and leading you toward a richer, more joyful and fulfilling life.

The 4 Behaviors of Gratitude:

1. Show Appreciation (Affirmation and Agreeableness)

2. Practice Indebtedness (Acknowledgment and Conscientiousness)

3. Count Your Blessings (Ready/Willing and Shifting Perspective)

4. Honor the Opportunities (Altruism and Selflessness)

1. Show Appreciation Quote:

"The deepest principle of human nature is to be appreciated." --William James

Moral: If we are honest with ourselves, we all want to feel valued for who we are and recognized for our contributions and accomplishments. It's important for us to know that we have made a difference in someone's life.

1. Show Appreciation

Requires Two Things:

Affirmation ("Thankfulness" shown as support and encouragement). The sociologist Georg Simmel called this: "The moral memory of mankind." We must recognize the root of goodness from outside ourselves with affirmation in order to maintain the goodness inside ourselves.

Agreeableness ("Thankfulness" shown with a cooperative and positive nature). Being agreeable is considered to be a subordinate characteristic of those individuals never believing they are owed anything. Note: Studies show that agreeable people are more apt to be grateful people.

 

2. Practice Indebtedness Quote:

"I believe that if you don't desire a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don't come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don't feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste." --Srikumar Rao

Moral: It is not the feelings of indebtedness which makes it a virtue. It is the expression of indebtedness through your action, through your repayment, which makes it virtuous.

2. Practice Indebtedness

Requires Two Things:

Acknowledgment ("Recognition" of fortune). In order for one to master it, you must possess a sense of responsibility and be loyal to what you are validating. This act of paying homage is accomplished by remembering and never forgetting how you arrived at your fortune (from much abundance requires a grateful heart).

Consciousness ("Recognition" of impact). This implies being dutiful and obligated while retuning a favor. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: "The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common." In order to recognize the importance of the common act done for you, one must view it for its miraculous impact on your life.

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3. Count Your Blessings Quote:

"You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. " -- Elizabeth Gilbert

Moral: We don't have to wait for a tragedy before we become willing to shift our perceptions and see with new eyes the beauty we missed before. Basically, see your blessings before you have to count your blessings. See the opportunity before you count the result.

3. Count Your Blessings

Requires Two Things:

Being Ready and Willing (To see and accept a miracle). It's our task to see a miracle as an opportunity and accept the privilege to live within one. To live at all is miracle enough. The true fortunate ones are those who can marvel in the last break they just took.

Shifting Our Perspective (From tallying to awareness). Blessings are not meant to be measured or counted. Numbers are for things and blessings are not things. Blessings are sacred gifts. Therefore, "counting your blessings" does not mean tallying them up. Rather, counting your blessings means being aware of their presence.

4. Honor the Opportunities Quote:

"Present opportunities are not to be neglected, they rarely visit us twice." --Voltaire

Moral: The opposite of neglecting is honoring. The best way to honor the rare opportunity, which could change our lot in life, is with a sense of urgency and a promise made. "Urgency" manifests from the perceived importance of the opportunity and its impact moving forward. "Promise" exists within the self-imposing obligation to the opportunity and the obedience to it moving forward.

4. Honor the Opportunities

Requires Two Things:

Altruism (Exhibiting a helpful nature). Mature and pure intentions come from profound "altruistic" concerns for the welfare of others. Preacher, philosopher and theologian, Jonathan Edwards claimed that finding the altruism inside of us is the most precise way to discover the evidence of God.

Selflessness (Searching for a way to honor). With a selfless attitude, gratitude transforms into a disposition, which is then one step away from a habit or tendency. This daily practice of gratitude keeps the heart open to looking for ways to honor the privilege to fight the good fight.

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Jun 26, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright comes to you live from his living room in Treasure Island, Fla. to talk about the four behaviors of community.

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." --Helen Keller

Moral: As Buddha once said: "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle." A community's candle becomes eternal when it burns to a common cause.

The 4 Behaviors of Community:

1. Keep a United Mindset

2. Promote Joint Ownership

3. Be a Good Alliance Citizen

4. Protect the Culture

1. Keep a United Mindset Quote:

"You can discover more about person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." --Plato

Moral: One can look at building community as being parallel to "having fun." This type of camaraderie indicates that members of the organization feel a sense of friendship and trust toward one another.

Requires Two Things:

  • High Morale (happens when a positive outlook fuels one's confidence, and then that same confident belief transforms into a state of loyalty or willingness to preform tasks). Feeling part of something positive and proven contributes significantly to allegiance.

  • Solidarity (happens when agreement of feeling and action create a state of unity). Having solidarity within an organization requires members to show support for one another. This occurs when it stops being about "I" and "me," and starts being about "us" and "we."

Promote Joint Ownership Quote:

"Individual commitment to a group effort: that is what makes a team work."

Moral: It's important to emphasize to all agents that every dial, no matter how seemingly insignificant at the time, is valuable to the team's success overall.

2. Promote Joint Ownership

Requires Two Things:

  • Being Vested (Shared fate creates true advocacy). A communal environment (where we rise and fall together) produces one exchange environment (where we satisfy expectations by delivering results through peer pressure).

  • Being Inclusive (Sense of partnership creates a feeling of fellowship). A partner is to be accepted into and a fellow is to be fitted into. Therefore, a partnership is an association based on a common activity, and when paired with a fellowship, it starts to take on common characteristics.

3. Be a Good Alliance Citizen Quote:

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." --Thomas Edison

Moral: Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. To maintain your Alliance citizenship you must stay active.

3. Be a Good Alliance Citizen

Requires Two Things:

  • Participation (Get busy and be more than a spectator). Don't waste your life sitting in a pew or on the sidelines; or being one of those people that just does enough to get by. Sir Issac Newton said in his First Law of Motion: "Bodies at rest tend to stay at rest."

  • Faithfulness (Stay busy by chipping away). Breaking down a task into realistic steps and only doing one at a time allows you to stay in the game and remain faithful with your focus. Neuroscience tells us that each small success triggers the brain's reward center, releasing the feel-good chemical, dopamine. This helps with out concentration and inspires us to take another faithful step.

4. Protect the Culture Quote:

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." --Ray Bradbury

Moral: Complacency breeds stagnation. Once people get comfortable they stop wanting to grow. This lack of want then becomes contagious, bringing high performers back down to mediocrity.

Requires Two Things:

  • Avoid Gossip (Unintentional ways of speculating without malice). Complacency will cause members to start to channel their new found nervous energy towards backseat driving and second guessing the company's core mission.

  • Avoid Rumor (Intentional ways of spreading untruths with malice). Stagnation will cause members to start to forget a pile of blame and frustration towards a scapegoat which justifies their inactivity and preconceived lack on control.

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Jun 18, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, your guest hosts Paul and Sam Minichino discuss what it takes to be an enthusiastic team player.

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Jun 12, 2020

On this episode of The Alliance Activity podcast, Andy Albright talks to you about the four behaviors of excellence.

The 4 Behaviors of Excellence

Excellence Quote: "The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." --Henry David Thoreau

Moral: The price of success or being the best comes with the exchange of the sacrifice you are willing to make.

The 4 Behaviors of Excellence

  1. Be Deliberate
    2. Set the Bar High
    3. Be Proactive
    4. Invest in Your Capacity
  2. Be Deliberate Quote:

"The way into the hall of success always passes through the chamber of decision. Decide to be a success; success is deliberate!" –Author Unknown

Moral: Deciding gives you permission to be deliberate.

  1. Be Deliberate

Requires Two Things:

  • Dedication to a goal (the pursuit itself becomes the center of your life's purpose).
  • Intentionality within the goal (the relentless focus only on what is attached to your purpose).
  1. Set the Bar High Quote:

"You never will know how far you can reach until you stretch your desire." --Jeff Bright

Moral: You will never honor expectations until you obtain the desire to accept challenge and the desire to seek completion.

  1. Set the Bar High

Requires Two Things:

  • Passion for a result (getting up every day with something to prove fuels your enthusiasm for achievement.
  • Ambition within the result (your aspirations or goals become driven by a distinctive result, instead of the result being dictated by your hopes and dreams). Ambition tied directly to a result soon becomes an objective and loses its' "one day" mentality.
  1. Be Proactive Quote:

"Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Willing is not enough. We must do." --Bruce Lee

Moral: Knowing gives birth to preparation which gives birth to application.
Willing gives birth to boldness which gives birth to doing.

  1. Be Proactive

Requires Two Things:

  • Preparation to run faster (serving tomorrow should not be done with the same quality as serving yesterday).
  • Intensity within the run (the ability to block out the pain of effort is essential to being enterprisingly bold).
  1. Invest in Your Capacity Quote:

"Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it." --Rabindranath Togore

Moral: Excellence is realized when your capacity is laced with readiness and filled with appropriate knowledge. You cannot drink from the cup of knowledge if your cup is already full of a big ego.

  1. Invest in Your Capacity

Requires Two Things:

  • Humbleness to the growth (taking pride in your craft is best exhibited with a big fat case of the leaning-ins).
  • Maturity within the growth (having the ability to stop speaking big things and start understanding small things).

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