Archive for the ‘Self Motivation’ Category

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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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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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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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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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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How to Immediately Increase Your Self Discipline

How to Immediately Increase Your Self Discipline

After delivering a keynote speaking presentation last week a man comes up to me and asks, “Rory what could I do immediately to increase my self-discipline?” It’s a good question, and the best answer is pretty simple but before I share the answer with you it’s valuable to understand the context of the answer. I think this particular man, and most […]

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The Difference Between Good Customer Service and Great Customer Service

The Difference Between Good Customer Service and Great Customer Service

Pardon the bathroom setting of this story but I think it’s worth the lesson. It was just another normal travel day for me as I headed into a Charlotte airport E-Terminal public restroom for a quick stop in between flights. Like most people, I’ve obviously been in plenty of public restrooms over the years and probably encountered maybe 50 bathroom […]

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A First Step of Solving Almost Every Problem

A First Step of Solving Almost Every Problem

One of the biggest reasons why people struggle with solving problems is because they often overlook this critical first step. Because no matter what the problem is or what the circumstance, you’re best hope for solving it almost always requires the exact same beginning. You have to take ownership of the problem. You have to internalize responsibility for your problem. […]

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THE PAYOFF OF DELAYED GRATIFICATION

The Marshmallow Test – The Payoff of Delayed Gratification

If you’ve never heard of the marshmallow test, it’s worth knowing about. From Wikipedia: The Stanford marshmallow experiment was a series of studies on delayed gratification in the late 1960s and early 1970s led by psychologist Walter Mischel, then a professor at Stanford University. In these studies, a child was offered a choice between one small reward (a marshmallow) provided […]

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The Determinant of One's Happiness

The Determinant of One’s Happiness

One of the most empowering and sometimes simultaneously destructive truths is that you always find what you’re looking for. If you look for the positive in a person, an event, a scenario or a situation, then you will find something positive. If you look for the negative in a person, an event, a scenario or a situation, then you will […]

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Become successful faster

Become Successful Faster

“How do I become successful faster?” It’s a common question people have. Especially if they’re just starting out in a new industry or pursuing a new dream. The intention behind the question is usually very pure and humble and coachable. But the answer is more simple than most people want to hear and so it sometimes gets overlooked. For years […]

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tired

How to Never be Tired Again

How often do you say “I’m so tired!”? Or how often do you hear other people say it?   True legitimate fatigue can be dangerous and destructive to businesses, teams, relationships, and certainly our physical health. So I’m a fan of and a big believer in sleep. And I consider it an important matter of self-discipline to consistently pursue a […]

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success

2 Part Universal Success Formula

Hard work is not the key to success; it’s merely the price of admission. For the ultra successful, hard work is a given. Hard work is the expectation. Hard work is a mandatory pre requisite for success. But hard work alone doesn’t guarantee success. Because you can be working hard at the wrong things and it won’t produce the fruit […]

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Scaling

5 Steps to Scaling Your Sales Revenue – Episode 201 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

In this episode of the Action Catalyst Podcast, Rory shares the steps every business needs to take in order to scale their sales revenue. Visit crm.roryvaden.com for a free training from Rory on this topic! Show Highlights: Most business are broken when it comes to sales. Many businesses don’t have a systematic, repeatable way to generate sales. A business will never […]

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jack and the kid

Jack and the Kid, The Story of John O’Leary

Your browser does not support iframes. John O’Leary  had a violent accident when he was a young boy that burned him on 100% of his body. Most of the burns were 3rd degree, meaning that they were irreparable causing permanent disfigurement. Given less than a 1% chance of survival, he miraculously recovered through a trying story of perseverance, determination, faith, […]

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creativity

How to Activate Your Creativity

Nobody likes constraints. We don’t like being told we can’t do something. We don’t like not being able to afford something that we want to do. We don’t like being forced out of what is comfortable. We don’t like finding out that we don’t have the resources we hoped we would have to execute new ideas. Yet there is a […]

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12 Dichotomous Daily Practices of Millionaires

The Misunderstood Truth about “Giving”

One night a little boy noticed his mother paying bills at the kitchen table. He curiously inquired, “mom, what are you doing?” She replied, “Oh, I’m just paying the bills.” “What are bills?” he followed up. “Bills are when you give someone money in exchange for them doing work for you in return.” The little boy had been wanting a […]

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Distraction

How to Break Free From the Addiction of Distraction

Priority Dilution is the new procrastination. Priority Dilution is fascinating because it affects the chronic overachievers, the do-gooders, the check-listers, the task-masters, the movers and shakers, and all the people you wouldn’t normally think to be procrastinators. It’s unlike regular procrastination in that it has nothing to do with being lazy or apathetic or disengaged. But it is the same […]

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