Archive for the ‘Self Motivation’ Category

Something to Remember on Hard Days

Do you ever have hard days? Most likely you do since you’re human. Today I’m near the ocean and there’s just something soul-calming about that. That’s why I’d like to talk about how you respond to problems and challenges. I’m pulling from the perspective principle of faith that I outline in my book, Take the Stairs. That means if you […]

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How to Get Control of the Fires in Your Day

Do you ever feel like you spend your whole day putting out fires? It’s exhausting, frustrating, and leaves you feeling like you are back to square one when it comes to your day. You should never sacrifice your time for things that can wait. In today’s video, I am going to give you two ways to determine if it is […]

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How to Build on Your Victories

Maybe you have heard the age-old saying, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” I see this time and time again in the workplace especially when it comes to goal setting. Goal setting can either make you feel: 1. Fired up- eagerly anticipating tackling the goal and exceeding expectations 2. Discouraged- why haven’t I achieved this yet? I am so far […]

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Spirit of Resilience and Grit with Desiree Alford- Episode 3 of the Younger Wiser Leader Podcast

Desiree Alford is the founder of Harts & Pearls, an online retailer of women’s accessories. Desiree uses her business to support and empower charities that were created to help people rise above hardship and struggle. In this episode of the podcast, she shares how she grew her business from nothing, as well as her step-by-step decision-making process for when she […]

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Spirit of Resilience and Grit with Desiree Alford- Episode 3 of the Younger Wiser Leader Podcast

Desiree Alford is the founder of Harts & Pearls, an online retailer of women’s accessories. Desiree uses her business to support and empower charities that were created to help people rise above hardship and struggle. In this episode of the podcast, she shares how she grew her business from nothing, as well as her step-by-step decision-making process for when she […]

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What You Need To Know To Succeed As A Long-Term Leader

If you’ve followed me for a while, you may have heard me talk about a man named Spencer Hays. Spencer was the legendary majority shareholder of the Southwestern family of companies. When I was in college I worked for the Southwestern Advantage program. I made a lot of money and learned a lot of skills selling educational children’s reference materials […]

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How to Conquer FTI

I want to talk with you about something that can get in the way of you accomplishing big goals and target deadlines that you set in your sales business. It’s an acronym that we call FTI- Failure to Implement. Failure to implement doesn’t stunt your sales growth. It leaves you feeling discouraged. The “Failure” part of the acronym becomes bigger […]

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The Right Way to Approach Big Dreams

You’ve heard people called big dreamers before. I’m one of them – I’ve always had big dreams. And maybe you have a personal and professional dream right now, too. Sadly though, many of us, including me, never reach some of those big dreams, or fall far short of them. About a decade ago, I had a realization about what worked […]

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The Servant Selling Concepts

Around Southwestern Consulting, we’ve developed a term over the last several years that we often use called Servant Selling. Recently, one of our groups took the time to codify many of the things that we believe in and mean when we use the term Servant Selling. We call it our Servant Selling Concepts. Take a read… Servant Selling is not […]

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Attention Pays with Neen James- Episode 238 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Neen James is the author of Folding Time™ and Attention Pays™. In 2017, she was named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals among others. Neen has boundless energy, is quick-witted and always offers powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters so you can […]

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The Misunderstood Truth About Confidence

There’s something surprising about confidence that I wanted to share with you. Believe it or not, but I struggled with confidence in my life in different ways. I didn’t really understand confidence, so because of that misunderstanding, there were times in my life when I was under-confident. There are other times when I might have had too much confidence, again […]

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This Is Your Greatest Weapon

A couple of years ago, I did a day-long training with a Navy SEAL. Amanda, and my wife and business partner at Southwestern Consulting, bought this training for our wedding anniversary, which was awesome. It was like “instant wife of the year” award – really, it was the coolest present ever to get a day-long training with a Navy SEAL […]

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How to Conquer Feeling Completely Overwhelmed

Pretend I’m lying on a couch. It’s because we’re doing a therapy session today. I’m going to play the role of therapist and patient. Guess what? Sometimes I feel completely overwhelmed. I do. Yes, I’m an expert who helps people multiply their time, take action and be productive. This year, though, was huge for my family and business. My wife […]

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How to Become the Best Leader Possible

What makes someone the best leader possible? I just finished speaking in Phoenix at one of the largest associations in the world, the International Franchise Association. Leaders from a lot of different franchise groups attend, so I spent lots of time talking to them. I really clarified in my own mind what a great leader is and how to become […]

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3 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do That Most People Don’t

What are the biggest differences between successful entrepreneurs and everyone else? I’ve heard that something like 95% of small businesses fail within five years. This is a real dilemma for anyone who’s a business owner or someone who gets paid for their results, like a branch operator or franchise owner, or a salesperson or an independent contractor with a direct […]

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