Success

Jeffrey Hill, Extraordinary Entrepreneur

Jeffrey Hill, Extraordinary Entrepreneur

One of the fascinating and successful entrepreneurs interviewed for my book 21 Questions for 21 Millionaires, Jeffrey Hill, proved to be as sharp as he is intriguing.

When you’re talking to Jeffrey, you better keep up. He knows what he wants, has vision, and moves straight toward it. I think you’ll enjoy reading about his business successes and the interesting man behind them.

Listen to Your Gut

This is so consistent with what I learned interviewing millionaires, Olympians and others who succeed, no matter how you define success.

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." Steve Jobs

 

 

Don't Be a Sales Pirate: Get Permission to Come Aboard

So many salespeople barge into a sales conversation without getting permission to proceed. Don't be a sales pirate: get permission to come aboard and have a conversation. It will make the rest of the interaction go much more smoothly.

 

 

The Truth About Success

Do you want to know the truth about success? If so, you've got to stop buying and believing the garbage constantly being promoted.

You've seen it before. A countdown timer with a limited time offer. A free webinar offering loads of great information to solve your problem that ends with, "And those of you who sign up for my super exclusive inner circle will get access to individualized coaching to take you to the stratosphere, but it's only for a small group of people so if you're interested you have to sign up now!" The 52 guaranteed ways to make money. 

STOP!!! Please stop buying and believing what these supposed gurus are selling which is only making them rich. Get the truth about how ordinary people succeed. Learn what Olympians do day in and day out to reach high levels of success. 

Get away from the garbage and get into the truth. 

If You Are Trying to be Normal, DON'T

"If you are trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou

I was cleaning out some stuff in my office and came across my MBA commencement program. I had a note next to one of the graduate speaker's names, Crystal Howard, with the quote above because it impacted me. 

If you like things in more colloquial terms, "Why fit in when you were born to stand out." Dr. Suess 

Be you. Be the most amazing version of you. Stand out. Find out why you are here. 

Kurt Warner: Husband, Dad, Champion, Philanthropist, Hall of Fame Inductee

I first published this article January 2016 on my company webpage, 21for21.com

On the plane this week, I watched an NFL Network special on Kurt Warner, former Arizona Cardinals quarterback. I didn’t see the whole thing, but what I did see was very impressive. I knew he had a son with special needs and was active in causes involving his son’s needs. What I didn't know was...

The Myth of Goals?

I interview A LOT of successful people and when talking with them I almost always want to know about their dreams, goals, and plans in life. What I’ve found is that most people’s lives don’t follow the path they've laid out. Instead, life gifts them with opportunities to change course and try something completely different, something that ends up being much better than they could have imagined. Or, in the case of many of the Olympians I've interviewed, they have at least had challenges that they never could have planned for, so their initial plans and goals had to change. 

This idea really runs counter to what most 'experts' say about goals. So much emphasis is placed on the importance of concrete goals, determination, and pushing through barriers that I'm constantly trying to get to the bottom of it. Is a goal not written down really just a dream? Does one need a firm goal to reach any meaningful outcome? Do business owners use SMART goals to create success?

Several years ago