In our overly rational world, we tend to think about how we feel, which, of course, is not feeling at all – it’s thinking.
Honour your feelings and be willing to experience them. They give us valuable feedback about what is and what is not working in our lives. They are the signposts to meaningful inner work.
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For over 20 years, Wayne has helped audiences realize that the self-limiting beliefs in their subconscious mind keep them from bringing our fullest potential to work (and to their personal lives). His Peak Performance keynote and Live The Laughter hypnosis show combine insights from decades of research with humor and live interaction to help your people discover the power of The Peak Performance Mindset.
Wayne has helped over 6,000 audiences experience a real-time transformation from self-limiting beliefs and towards positivity, alignment, and peak performance. His ability to combine the roles of a teacher, guide and an award-winning entertainer has earned him the appreciation of meeting professionals, several of whom book him repeatedly.
I have been in awe of Dan Lier since I met the almost 7′ giant over two years ago. Not only does Dan have an XTRAordinary presence in real-life, but he is making an impact online as a best selling-author and trainer. His is internationally recognized as a sales, leadership and motivational speaker, and has inspired me and millions of others, with his unlimited ‘I can do anything attitude’ in life; all while battling a rare blood disease that was expected to take his life.
Tune in and find out Dan’s advice for you as you navigate the battlefield of the Coronavirus and try to find your way to not just survive, but thrive.
A little more about Dan:
Dan hosts his own TV show “Your True Potential” and was a regular on HSN as America’s Coach where he shares his “Strategies for Success” with millions. He also ha a podcast with his beautiful wife Jennifer on the Business of Love.
Dan Lier is a premier sales, leadership and motivational keynote speaker — and the most requested speaker in Las Vegas. He specializes in delivering an extraordinary, customized talk that will impact and entertain your next convention or corporate event. When your company is looking for a premier motivational speaker for an event, Dan Lier will take your company’s event to the next level.
Dan is a best-selling author and internationally recognized sales & leadership motivational speaker with the experience of presenting over 3,500 customized talks to companies around the globe.
Dan has two decades of experience presenting motivational keynotes for corporate events, and in the past two years alone, Dan has spoken in over 30 countries sharing his proven strategies to “Maximize Your True Potential.”
He is host of his own TV show “Your True Potential” and was a regular on HSN as America’s Coach where he shares his “Strategies for Success” with millions.
Dan’s work has been covered by The Today Show and Inside Edition, along with being a guest on the Howard Stern show and The O’Reilly Factor. A former international speaker and top performer for Tony Robbins – Dan’s high impact message and charismatic delivery style will connect with your audience, and provide them with inspiration along with proven strategies for achievement.
In Dan’s early career, he earned the ranks of the #1 sales performer in the country, and won back-to-back national titles as a college basketball player. He knows what it takes to win.
The St. Louis Blues are a living, breathing example of how important mindset management and mental toughness are to a team. In sports, mental toughness is defined as the ability to focus on and execute solutions, especially in the face of adversity. The team and its coach could write a book on it.
Craig Berube, coach of the St. Louis Blues is a nan incredible example of mental toughness. Undrafted for over 30 years of his career, no NHL team took a shot on him until the Philadelphia Flyers signed him on March 19, 1986. During his first game, he picked up two fighting majors, setting the tone for a career on the ice that lasted over 1,000 games. In 2013, as coach of the Philadelphia flyers, he took the team to the finals, lost and was fired.
Berube wasn’t born with toughness, it was developed and strengthened over time. He sacrificed his own agenda on and off the ice. He always had a team-first mentality. Berube learned at a very young age that you always did the hard things first.
· You picked your weakest spot and worked on it first during every practice.
· You were first on the ice and last off.
· You were accountable to yourself, to your coach and to your team.
· You dealt with your problems.
· You guarded your thoughts.
· You always remembered where you came from, no exceptions.
The past shaped him for greatness and was the fuel that allowed him to inspire his team with heart. He earned the title of “The Enforcer,” having high expectations as a player from his teammates, then as a coach from his players and fellow staff members.
The Blues franchise had never won a Stanley Cup until 2019 and no player on their roster had, either.
What if after getting fired, Craig had given up hockey?
The world wouldn’t have gotten the opportunity to meet and fall in love with 11-year old superfan, Laila Anderson. Laila suffers from a rare autoimmune disease that required a bone marrow transplant. Members of the team met her during a hospital visit and became inspired by her fighting spirit.
The exposure given the team on and off the ice allowed the world a new opportunity to donate to the ”Be The Match Donor Registry” and watch the reunion of a healthy Laila and her bone marrow transplant donor during one of the games.
Mental toughness isn’t just required for success in sports or business, but mental toughness is absolutely vital for the millions of North Americans who will be diagnosed with a serious blood disease to stay alive.
The number of Canadians living with or in remission from blood cancer has increased by 25% from 2014 to 2016. (Fact from LLSCanada)
This year more than 130,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a serious blood disease.
Leukemia (a blood cancer) will strike 44,000 Americans this year, including 3,500 children. It will kill about half of the adults and about 700 of the children.
Leukemia is the most common childhood cancer.
Only 30 percent of patients who need a bone marrow transplant have a matching donor in their families.
The remaining 70 percent must hope that a compatible stranger can be found using the national registry.
At any given time, about 7,500 Americans are actively searching the national registry for an unrelated donor.
Only 2 percent of the American population is on the national registry.
At least 3,000 people die each year because they cannot find a matching donor.
Donating bone marrow is safe: More than 35,000 people have donated bone marrow to a stranger without a single donor death.
(*Data gathered by the Institute for Justice)
Becoming Mentally Tough through Edge Learning
Mental toughness is the skill, a characteristic, and a mindset that helps you also win in business. It’s that Edge Learning internal skill that will get you through the rough times and empowers you to perform your best with less effort, less struggle, and less stress.
The great ones who resonate with mental toughness have the ability to absorb the unexpected and remain supple and non-defensive. They maintain humor even when the situation becomes tough.
Great leadership means … you remain flexible in your approach in the good times and the bad. You are always on the lookout for new ways to solve the most current problems.
Great leaders always find the strength to dig deep and garner the resolve to keep going, moving forward even when in a seemingly losing game.
Game-ready business leaders bring that same intensity, through all the beatings entrepreneurship has to give.
It was the title of ‘enforcer’ early in his career that paid respect to Craig’s determination and grit. It was his relentless persistence, and game-ready leadership that resonated with the St. Louis Blues team. But it was Craig’s strength on and off the bench that led them all to victory.
Whether the arena is sports, life or business, the same principles of mental toughness and resiliency apply.
Your past may not define you, but it explains you.
You’re relentless and mentally tough because life taught you to be that way.
Embrace your mental toughness, and don’t apologize. Use it as your fuel to win.
More about Lisa: An advisor to influencers and business leaders, finding new opportunities for them. Lisa’s contagious personality and zest for life resonates with audiences everywhere. A serial entrepreneur, who’s goal has always been to help others by ensuring they have the right opportunity with the right strategy to create new possibilities.
Lisa is a believer in realizing one’s potential. The impossible is attainable and only you can judge the level of your success.
By, Lisa Patrick Results Driver | Strategic Thinker
Nothing prepares you less for networking events than law enforcement college. While a law enforcement education helped me hone many skills, actively initiating casual conversations in informal settings was not one of them. Many people who’ve seen my videos on various social networks, heard me speak on podcasts or have seen me speak live are surprised to hear that I was once terrified to go to networking events, but I knew that if I wanted to meet people, I would need to figure out a way to move past my fear and my tendency for introversion.
The difference between extroverts and introverts has been widely discussed, and it’s true that each of these personalities lends itself to entrepreneurship in its own way. However, contrary to popular belief, this isn’t an either-or scenario. You can adapt and be an introvert or an extrovert depending on the situation. In order to adapt, you will need to change your mindset. Instead of asking yourself, “What do I need to be able to engage in this situation?” ask, “What does this situation need from me?”
This is what prolific author and leading expert in personality styles, Dr. Tony Alessandra calls “The Platinum Rule.” You’re likely already familiar with the Golden Rule, which tells us to treat others the way we would like to be treated. The Platinum Rule elevates this idea to build stronger relationships. “The Platinum Rule accommodates the feelings of others,” says Dr. Alessandra. “The focus of relationships shifts from ‘this is what I want, so I’ll give everyone, including you the same thing’ to ‘let me first understand what they want and then I’ll give it to them.’” Dr. Alessandra shared with me in conversation.
When applied to networking and relationship-building situations, the Platinum rule calls on us to adapt and change depending on the opportunity and on our own goals for the interaction. For example, as a professional speaker and educator I am extroverted in order to deliver information, but when I attend seminars as a guest, I’m more introverted to take in the environment as a participant rather than being a focal point. Adapting in this way requires us to change—on a case by case basis—how we communicate, but it does not require us to change who we are at our core.
A willingness to step out of your comfort zone and reflect on the strategies provided will help you build meaningful relationships. Your relationships make a difference in the results you’ll achieve, the impact you’ll have and the speed with which you create opportunities for yourself.
1. Embrace your passion.
Passion is what fuels me when I am working through fear or discomfort. When I embrace my passion—helping others achieve their potential—I’m compelled to share it with the world! When you are passionate about your product, idea or service you pay less attention to how you are perceived. Instead, you’ll focus more on how you feel, and on sharing your excitement for what you have to offer to others.
2. Be willing to say “hello.”
Ever stood in an elevator with one other person and watched the floors go by? What if, instead, you took advantage of the opportunity to acknowledge the other person? I smile and say “Hello” to every person I make contact with as often as I can. You may have heard that smiling is contagious and enables others to feel more connected to you—saying hello has similar effects. The power of a smile and a “hello” goes a long way.
3. Practice persistence.
When you’re motivated by a desire to achieve success—whatever that looks like for you—not only should you try to move past your comfort zone, but you simply cannot afford to remain there. Learn to manage your fears of rejection, criticism and failure, especially when it comes to relationship building.
Follow up with the connections you make, even when you feel like you’ve been shut down or rejected. When you believe in your product, your company and yourself you must be willing to be persistent in your pursuits and risk being criticized for them. In other words, never settle for a “no.” “No” can mean “not yet,” or “not today,” or “not quite like this.” Those no’s can feel like failures, but oftentimes the best response is to persist and try again until you get the momentum going—worse than being told “No” is giving up too soon on an opportunity for a “Yes.”
4. Find your focus.
It’s always about the other person.
Have you ever been to an event and seen others naturally gravitate towards certain people? Communicating comes easy for some. They just seem to have a natural flair for conversation. They have a strong sense of confidence or charisma that endears them to others. And their ease comes from being able to shift the focus away from themselves onto others.
The next time you find yourself at a party or networking event, consider asking questions that focus the interaction back on your conversational partner. A few quick questions about their children, a recent holiday or a spouse’s new hobby can help you to foster trust. The goal of each interaction should be to strengthen your relationships and ultimately open doors to new possibilities and opportunities.
Always be you!
By, Lisa Patrick Results Driver | Strategic Thinker