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The #1 Greatest Secret Technique of World Championship Winning Speeches and Presenters

What if I told you there was one distinctive secret of world champion presentations that separates them from all others? Well there most certainly is… I don’t talk about it much anymore these days, but a big part of how I started my speaking career was by competing in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. It’s a contest where […]

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Southwestern Consulting’s Co-founder, Rory Vaden, on Fox and Friends – Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time

This weekend, I had the opportunity to be a guest on Fox and Friends national morning show to discuss Southwestern Consulting’s new book, Procrastinate On Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time. We all struggle with time management. Everything we’ve ever heard about time management is all logical – tips and tricks, tools and technology, calendars and checklists. But time management […]

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Rory Vaden Tedx Talk: How to Multiply Time

  Everything you know about time-management is wrong. In this challenging and counter-intuitive video, Self-Discipline Strategist and New York Times bestselling author Rory Vaden, shows you why you can’t solve today’s time-management challenges with yesterday’s time-management strategies. More importantly he explains why procrastinating on purpose is the key to being able to Multiply your time. Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book […]

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Procrastinate on Purpose

 [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmLA3BWa_VU&feature=youtu.be‘] Era 1 Time-Management thinking was about efficiency. It was predicated on the idea of doing things faster. And all things being equal, efficiency is good but there is a limitation to efficiency that gives it a point of diminishing returns as a time-management strategy. No matter how efficient we are, in today’s day and age, there is always […]

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How to Fight Fair

Great relationships don’t come from the absence of conflict but for developing an agreeable pattern for how to resolve conflict. Recently, I had the opportunity to share some of my “Rules of Relationship Conflict” on the News Channel 5 popular morning show  “Talk of the Town” (watch the live video here). If you care about someone, then consider adopting these […]

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Rory Vaden: Dealing with an apathetic employee

There are few things as frustrating as watching someone around you not live up to their potential. And harboring the angst and anxiety over someone else’s lack of performance can weigh very heavy on your heart. These three behaviors will set you free of unnecessary stress and help bring peace to your situation. Read the full article at Tennessean.com!

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Southwestern Advantage: The Experience of a Lifetime

The Southwestern Advantage summer program is one of the most unique and amazing experiences a college student can get involved with. It absolutely changed my life for the better by giving me experiences available no place else. [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCK6ZtVBLoQ’] Do you know a teenager who might be a good fit for The Southwestern Program? If so, click here to get more […]

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Big News: My EntreLeadership Interview

What a huge honor it was to be interviewed on Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership Podcast this week. This is the #1 Business Podcast in the world, with previous guests including John Maxwell, Tony Dungy, and Jim Collins. The interview, titled “No More Procrastination,” was conducted by Chris LoCurto, one of Dave’s leading business speakers, and a great guy. We had a […]

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Stair Story: Patrick Dichter Pays off $32,000, Dave Ramsey shouts out to Southwestern and Take the Stairs!

One of the blessings of my life recently is that on a fairly regular basis people say “reading Take the Stairs changed my life!” I often wonder what, if any, specific changes they made in their life and if it really (hopefully) made a difference but for Patrick Dichter it definitely did! Patrick was a teenager when I first met him. […]

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Q&A with Rory Vaden at Chester Elton’s “The Culture Works”

“Take the Stairs” Posted by Chester Elton Rory Vaden has been a friend of mine for a long time. He has a somewhat peculiar area of study in that he is the world’s only Self-Discipline Strategist. He does great work and as a first time author his new book Take the Stairs www.buytakethestairs.com hit the bestseller lists last week. Rory sent me […]

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Huffington Post “How to Fight: 10 Rules of Relationship Conflict Resolution”

By Rory Vaden Great relationships develop not from the absence of conflict, but from determining an agreeable pattern for how to resolve conflict. Defining the rules of engagement for how you “fight” with someone you care about is ultimately much more important than trying to never have a disagreement. If you care about someone, then consider adopting these 10 rules […]

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Eric Chester’s Reviving Work Ethic “If All Millennials were like Rory Vaden, I’d be Driving a Cab”

Written by Eric Chester In 2004, I presented my Employing Generation Why keynote speech to about 300 sales managers of Southwestern, the renowned educational book publisher and distributor headquartered in Nashville, TN. With a 150-year history of getting top-quality college students to forgo their entire summer vacation to sell books door-to-door on a commission-only basis, Southwestern is unlike any company I have ever heard […]

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WSMV “4 O’Clock Focus: Author advises facing life’s challenges head on”

A Nashville man says “taking the stairs,” or avoiding life’s shortcuts, is the secret to success. And his book about that very subject is already becoming a worldwide best seller. Rory Vaden has spent the past two years literally taking the stairs everywhere from the Empire State Building to the CN Tower in Toronto. But he is not just doing this for […]

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CIO.com “4 Reasons We Procrastinate Despite Knowing Better”

A deeper understanding of why we brush aside important work even when we know we should tackle it can help us overcome the urge to procrastinate the moment it tempts us. By Meridith Levinson CIO — Everyone knows the fundamental reason why we procrastinate: We lack self-discipline. We simply don’t want to do the work we need to complete when we need […]

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USA Weekend “If you ‘take the stairs,’ you will take control”

Written by McKenna Grant How often do you opt for an escalator over a flight of stairs? For many, this “escalator mentality” isn’t confined to getting from one floor to another. After all, it’s tempting to look for a shortcut or an easy way out — especially when it comes to tough tasks such as reaching a goal weight or eliminating […]

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Metro.us “How to Get More Motivation”

How to get more motivation LINDA CLARKE BOSTON Published: April 15, 2012 5:09 p.m. Some people seem to have been born with a self-discipline gene that brings success and happiness, while others don’t appear as lucky. But that kind of willpower isn’t something we come into the world with, says Rory Vaden, a self-discipline strategist and co-founder of international training company […]

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