Archive for the ‘Master Blog’ Category

Obsessive Service

The problem with our thinking is that when we aren’t thinking about our thinking our thinking starts to think on it’s own. Which is why one key to a happy life is to always be intentional and mindful about directing your thoughts. So it begs the question, “what should you think about?” There are lots of healthy and inspiring things […]

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Storytelling Secrets with John David Mann – Episode 216 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

John David Mann is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Public Speaker, and Entrepreneur. As an award-winning author, his writings have earned the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal, for The Go-Giver), the Nautilus Award (for A Deadly Misunderstanding), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation (for You Call the Shots). The Go-Giver was also honored with the Living Now Book Awards “Evergreen Medal” in […]

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How to know if you’re Servant Selling

Most salespeople consider their job as finished when they collect the check. But Servant Sellers know the job is only finished when their client experiences their desired result. Which is why Servant Sellers walk with their customers to find out what happened, see how they’re doing, and to make sure they get what they signed up for. You see… Servant […]

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What Procrastination Can Teach You About Passion

Passion and procrastination cannot coexist. You’re either passionate and so you’re taking action and moving towards something. Or you’re procrastinating and you’re standing still. But true passion calls you forth, it fuels your fire, it ignites you to take action. So please don’t tell me you’re passionate about something… Or that you have a goal to accomplish something… Or you […]

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Building a Storybrand with Donald Miller – Episode 215 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Donald Miller is a student of story. He’s the author of New York Times Best Sellers: Blue Like Jazz, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, and his most recent book Building a Story Brand. He co-wrote the major motion picture “Blue Like Jazz” which debuted at the SXSW Film Festival and was listed as one of the top four movies to get […]

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Living By Faith

You’re either living by faith or you’re living by sight. If you’re living by faith then you’re believing in the possibility of a better future – which is empowering. If you’re living by sight then you’re only able to believe in what you see today – which is limiting. If you’re living by faith then you’re making choices in the […]

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Entitlement is a disgusting disease

Entitlement is a disgusting disease that destroys our ability to reach our dreams. You may not even realize it. None of us like to think of ourselves as entitled. Yet, we see all the time that when people don’t achieve their dreams it has nothing to do with not being smart enough or not having access to information or tools. […]

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How to make it in Hollywood (and anywhere) with DeVon Franklin – Episode 214 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

DeVon Franklin is a New York Times bestselling author, spiritual success coach, and the CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a production company in conjunction with 20th Century Fox. He is the producer of the box office hit Miracles from Heaven and the upcoming animated film, The Star, for Sony Pictures Animation. He’s Dr. Oz’s go-to guy for spiritual success coaching on […]

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Triumph Over Excuses

None of us like to think that we make excuses, but we do. One of my business partners, Dustin Hillis, defines excuses in this way: “Any reason you didn’t do what you said you do.” I love that definition because it’s transparent, powerful, and most important of all, it’s inescapable. It’s inescapable from accountability. There’s no way to dodge it. […]

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Chasing Dreams with American Idol Winner Kris Allen – Episode 213 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Kris Allen was born June 21, 1985, in Jacksonville, Arkansas. He had an early interest in music, which stayed with him through college, church involvement, and missionary work in other countries. In 2009, he became a finalist on the eighth season of American Idol, and triumphed over fellow finalist Adam Lambert in the season finale. He was the first married contestant […]

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bloggers

Which of these two are you?

“You’re either looking for a way or you’re looking for an excuse.” The late legendary majority shareholder of Southwestern, Spencer Hays, use to say it all the time. It was part of his life philosophy that led him and so many near him to become tremendously successful. You’ve probably heard that same quote before and it’s true. In any given […]

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Here’s What You Don’t Know About Sales

Everyone is in sales. Why? Not just because we’re almost all involved in some way at some point in our life actually increasing revenues, asking for a raise, gathering donations, helping to keep a customer, or literally calling on prospects and collecting payment. Sales is all that but sales is much more than that. Sales, the study of sales, and […]

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5 Healthy Heart Transformations of that Result from Giving – Episode 212 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Rory shares his own personal struggle as he learned the power of giving and the 5 transformations he went through that dramatically changed the way he views money, time, giving and more. The lessons in this episode will translate to how you spend your time, lead other people, how you feel about yourself, and even the ability to overcome your own […]

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stuck

What Leadership Really Is

It’s possible that you think of leadership completely wrong. It’s possible that you don’t even accurately understand what leadership really is. Because for whatever reason, we often think of the leader as the person who is elevated. We think of the leader as the boss who should be feared and respected. We think of the leader as the person in […]

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creativity

How To Become More Beautiful

This powerful video has an important reminder. We all have strengths. We all have weaknesses. But ultimately you become more of what you see yourself to be. See only your flaws and you will live into becoming more of your flaws. But… See your beauty… See your potential… See your greatness… And you shall become more of all of them. […]

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How to Finish what you start with Jon Acuff – Episode 211 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of five books including Do Over: Make today the first day of your new career,and his newest book, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. For 20 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken […]

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12 Dichotomous Daily Practices of Millionaires

12 Dichotomous Daily Practices of Millionaires

Through our coaching work at Southwestern Consulting we get a rare chance to spend a lot of time around millionaires. While many of them have made their money doing all sorts of different types of businesses, my observation is that almost all of them seem to share certain habits and attitudes. There are certain principles that almost all of them […]

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3 Ways to Outperform Your Competition

There is a lot of value for any organization to be gained from being “best in class, #1, champion, or industry leader, etc.” But with so much competition and so much universal availability of resources, how can you consistently rise above and outperform your competition or even just outperform your own potential? Simple. Regardless of whether you’re trying to beat […]

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Strengthening Client Relationships with Amanda Johns Vaden – Episode 210 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Amanda Johns Vaden is a Founding Partner at Southwestern Consulting ™, which is an international, multi-million dollar sales consulting organization, which focuses on creating systems to increase performance. Amanda and Southwestern Consulting work with companies such as Wells Fargo, Keller Williams, DIRECTV and AFLAC just to name a few. Amanda is a million dollar producer, Senior Consultant, Executive Coach and […]

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