As a new father, I am distinctly motivated to provide my clientele with even better service to insure the word of mouth referrals continue at fever pitch. This is gearing up to be the very best business year since I began public speaking professionally (for well over a decade). The consulting experience I gained helping others succeed in the speaking industry, and the time spent on the road learning how to connect with massively different audiences (not to mention the years I spent speaking for free) is truly paying out dividends for my audiences. It is amazing to watch it all coming together after so much sacrifice.
However, I am far from ready to put things on autopilot. In fact those words are banned from my life strategy forever. Instead, I am beginning to shift to a higher gear and press the gas. I am gripping the steering wheel with a smile on my face that should make any passenger double-check their seatbelt harness. “Buckle up baby! We’ve got a lot of ground to cover!”
To begin, I am offering this fall discount to educational groups (school assemblies, teacher in-service, etc) and to business and corporate entities needing a shot in the arm and want it to be fun, entertaining, educational, motivating and heartfelt. (More specials will be offered to non-profits and other groups throughout the year.) Even if your date is for 2014, you can take advantage of this discount if you book before November 30, 2013. Events are going fast! Don’t miss out on our most exciting year and offer yet!
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. ~ Vernon Law
Embrace hardship, change and failures… for through all these, great successes emerge. – Shaun A. Hays
I used to say I hate motivational quotes. It was never actually true. I hated cliche’ posters with oversimplified half truths on the walls of men and women who were treating their huge debt as some sort of status symbol and lording over others in a soulless greed. Yep. I definitely hated that. The very appearance of a motivational picture in a frame demotivated me instantly because of the association it had in my mind with the persons I decided I would never be like.
Really good quotes (I call them “meaty quotes”) are ones that actually teach you a series of lessons and keep speaking to you throughout your entire life. They make you stop and think as well as inspire you to take a huge leap of faith when the time is right. I keep them around and visit them often through the year. I found putting it really big on the wall of my office is as functional as the bumper stickers other think have any effect on my true beliefs… No effect at all. Perhaps for the first few days it will grab me, but after a while I am avoiding looking at it or just don’t see it anymore. That is why my favorite quotes are hidden where they can grow. In my heart.
What is your favorite quote? How do you keep quotes you love?
– A teaser from my unpublished book to help you find solutions and overcome all the stuff holding you back.
“Refuse to discuss your challenges with someone who is incapable of solving them. Often the people we enjoy talking to aren’t helping us grow and fix things…many people think they are helping by telling you “everything will be ok” or “you are fine” when they actually mean “average”, “passable” or “you probably won’t die”. If these words don’t describe your dreams and vision… Run! Average in America means “in-debt with no real future”, “broken families” and “generally unhealthy”.
Don’t share your problems with people who only feed on the negative energy of dysfunction. They waste your time and their own. Move on. People will always do one of the following: lift you up, or pull you down. Give it time and watch the people around you…they will eventually reveal who they are to you.” – Shaun A Hays
Would you like to see more from this book? How have friends helped or pulled you down? Let me know your thoughts!