How to Play the Reality Version of the ‘Millionaire Game’!

How to Play the Reality Version of the ‘Millionaire Game’!
By “Duke” Runyan, The Leadership Guru Guy
http://www.linkedin.com/in/leadershipguruguy

Anyone who has seen the TV show, “MILLIONAIRE”, knows HOW to make a million dollars: Start with a THOUSAND and DOUBLE it, TEN times. The question is, “How does one DO that in actual, REAL life?”
It is very simple, but not easy! First of all, anything of value can be bought and sold. There are probably a million ways to make a million dollars.All great fortunes are based on buying and selling SOMETHING! Donald Trump has said that the best way to make your fortune is to go into business. In his case ,the business was Real Estate, buying, adding value, and monetizing it.
The ABC’s of Developing a Startup:
A.)Find your niche. It needs to be something that you are very good at; and something that you LOVE to do, because you will be spending a LOT of time doing it. Anything from Real Estate, to Energy, to Ideas can be bought and sold (or created).
B).Develop your Team. All great fortunes are the product of a group of people. Surround yourself with people on your Board of Directors who are smarter, wiser and more experienced than yourself. Ross Perot said that he always hired people smarter than himself. In the book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill includes a “Master Mind Group” as one of the 13 essential characteristics for success.
C).Develop your Plan. A Plan has three basic components:
1) Where are you NOW?
2) Where do you want to GO from here?
3) HOW do we get there?
Your goals are what drive your success. Anthony Robbins admonishes, “Begin with the end in mind”. Each goal must have a target date associated with it, in order to gauge progress and motivate action. There is no greater motivator than the stress of an approaching deadline, which is one reason why we use the less-intimidating term, target date, written on paper, not concrete, and which can be changed at will, as the situation develops. Plans must be fluid and flexible, maintaining the ability to “pivot” when business models don’t perform as expected. Be in business for the long haul. Persistence is the number one characteristic for success!

The 3 C’s of a Business Enterprise (to oversimplify, there are three basic components of a business):
1)Concept,
2) Capital,
3) Competence
1)Concept, or Business Model. A PROVEN business model such as a going business or a franchise (which overall have a 95% success rate),will obviously have a better chance of success.These types of business, in football parlance, would be “three yards and a cloud of dust”. Whereas, Startups of new, unproven ideas would be in the category of “throwing the bomb”. It just depends on the level of risk-tolerance of the individuals involved. Tolerance for risk is built into the leadership development programs we produce.
2)Capital, or Money. Once approved by a Council of Elders (The Board of Directors), the Startup will have an excellent chance of obtaining funding. The Board of Directors is instrumental in acquiring seed money. Furthermore,Crowdfunding(CF) platforms such as, http://www.GoFundMe.com, http://www.Rockethub.com, and http://www.Kickstarter.com are leveling the playing field, allowing virtually anyone access, at least, to an INITIAL THOUSAND DOLLARS to get started buying and selling in their niche.
3)Competence,or Ability . All things being equal (Concept and Capital), the critical factor in success and failure is leadership, the ability to influence people to persist until successful. If the critical ability is leadership, then the mantra must be “Leadership Training & Development for all hands, from the mail Room to the Board Room! A wise man once said, “If you want to get the company right, you must get the people right.” On-going Counseling, Mentoring and Development Programs will transform average people into dynamic, enthusiastic, Entrepreneurs. A great company is a great team! A great team becomes a great team when it learns the difference between cooperation and collaboration: cooperation is working together agreeably; whereas, collaboration is working together AGGRESSIVELY!

COFFEE WITH THE GURU GUY: “Goal Setting 101”

Discussion Topic: ” What’s On Your Bucket List?”

WHAT?
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WHERE?
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WHO WE ARE:
Leadership Management International, Inc.(LMI), (http://www.lmi-world.com )a 40+ year-old Management Consulting Franchise Company doing business in 60 countries and 23 languages. In 2004 Entrepreneur Magazine named LMI “Management Consulting Franchise of the Year”.

Paul J. Meyer, founder of Success Motivation Institute, Incorporated, is one of the most widely acclaimed and widely read authors of all time in the field of personal development. There are over 50 million copies of his works in print and recordings. His programs are published in more than 60 countries and in 23 different languages. His many works on motivation and success techniques have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the globe find greater happiness and develop a more abundant life.

WHAT WE DO:
Our Product is Success! Motivating People To Their Full Potential Through Goal Setting!

HOW WE DO IT:
Through SMI programs, Meyer shares the principles and concepts that make success available to every individual. The Dynamics of Personal Goal Setting is a complete learning program, developed by Mr. Meyer.
The Dynamics of Personal Goal Setting program is his message to you that your goals can be achieved. He has proven it possible and knows that what he has done, you, too, can do. This program can help use your unlimited potential to design your own personal goals for success.
This program is designed to give you a constant sense of goal-awareness, and to help you develop the habits as well as the attitudes of constructive actions. The Dynamics of Personal Goal Setting program is uniquely designed to give direction to your dreams.

CONVENIENCE
The Dynamics of Personal Goal Setting program has been designed to allow busy people to absorb and use the program contents quickly. The lessons are recorded on CDs for easy listening and quick review. You can listen as you commute, as you dress or prepare for work, as you relax at home, or during time you reserve at work. You can listen at any time when your hands are busy, but your mind is not.

IMPACT
The multisensory impact approach of the program is designed to help individuals absorb the training by using three basic senses: sight, sound and touch. It makes use of the visual sense through study and reading the printed text. By listening to the audio cassettes, the sense of hearing is utilized. And the sense of touch is brought into play as you respond to the various actions steps suggested at the end of each lesson. The more senses involved in the learning experience, the greater our ability to assimilate and remember.

REPETITION
Spaced repetition is the key to learning. Just as you did not learn the ABC’s the first time you heard them, it takes time and repetition for the mind to accept and embrace any new idea or concept. By utilizing the same techniques that advertisers use to establish brand name recognition, you will absorb the information from each lesson. Ideas that did not seem particularly applicable the first time you heard them may be the exact information you need to deal with a current situation.

ACTION
An important part of the multisensory impact of the program is provided by Plan of Action materials for each lesson. These materials will help you apply the concepts of the lessons to you own situation and develop your own unique plan for the achievement of personal goals.

Coaching Program:

THE DYNAMICS OF PERSONAL GOAL SETTING-A ten-week Transformational Leadership Development Program
By Paul J. Meyer

WEEK ONE:
Setting and Achieving Your Personal Goals
Attaining the success you want in life, in every area of life, requires more than mere daydreaming, more than vague desire. It even requires more than hard work. Goal setting is essential to success – and a self-motivated person is always working toward a program of personal goals.
WEEK TWO:
Set Your Imagination Free
Imagination builds a tremendous desire for attainment and accomplishment by showing you, before the event takes place, the results of actions you can take to improve your position in life. Imagination creates a visualized goal, and you are as great as the vision you hold of yourself.
WEEK THREE:
Potential Unlimited
Anything you can imagine, visualize, and sincerely desire can be yours if you plan for it and work for it through a practical program of goal setting. The unlimited potential you already possess is a part of the abundance the world offers to everyone reaching for it.
WEEK FOUR:
Courage To Set and Achieve Goals
It takes courage to dream, to use your imagination and your creative power. Without courage to face yourself, all your dreams fade into meaningless fantasies, and nothing ever comes of them. The courage to start, to risk, and to establish values are key in achieving your goals.
WEEK FIVE:
Five Keys to Success Through Goal Setting
Success does not come by accident; you can’t buy it, inherit it, or even marry into it. Success depends on following a lifelong process of goal setting and achievement. The five steps of the Million Dollar Personal Success Plan will work for you.
WEEK SIX:
Giving Direction to Your Dreams
Once you have decided for yourself what is foremost in importance, you can determine easily where you want to go, which goals to pursue and in what order. Establishing clear personal priorities allows you to plan for the future in a logical, reasonable and organized way.
WEEK SEVEN:
Self-Motivation and Goal Direction
The process of becoming goal directed involves developing the habit of self-motivation. If you are to achieve your chosen objectives, you must develop self-motivation. When you are both self-motivated and goal directed, you better understand yourself and others.
WEEK EIGHT:
Visualization/The Dream Machine
A useful technique for focusing your creative powers on your goals is the practice of visualization – the force that operates your dream machine. The creative mental power of visualization is a valuable tool for supporting the hard work you do to achieve your goals.
WEEK NINE:
The Power of Affirmation
The tool that can change your thinking, your attitudes, and finally your behavior, is affirmation. Affirmation is merely a positive declaration of something you believe to be true or something you expect to be true – truth you believe and desire to live by.
WEEK TEN:
Planning Your Life With Positive Expectancy
You control your own destiny. When you take control of who you are, you find that it quickly becomes less possible for others to control or limit your actions. Expectations exert a powerful influence on attitudes and actions. You can consciously choose the self-fulfilling prophecies, the expectations, that govern your life.

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT:
1)Unleash Your Unlimited Creative Potential
2)Develop a Blueprint for Your Life
3)Set Off that TNT Inside of YOU
4)Bolt Your Accelerator To the Floor
5)Dream Big and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams
6)A Proven Track To Run On
7)Become a Fearless Decision-maker!

8)Make the Decision to Change Your Life!

Why wait? NOW is always the best time to do ANYTHING! Call the Leadership Guru Guy for a FREE Goals Counseling session: 850-232-2951

“Developing Untapped Potential for Over Forty Years!”

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Henry Ford said that an investment in yourself is the best investment you can make! . Whatever you do, DO SOMETHING…you will not regret it…EVER! Call me… (850)232-2951)

BANNING “BOSSY”?…I THINK NOT!

BANNING BOSSY? I THINK NOT
By THE LEADERSHIP GURU GUY

A national campaign to ban the word “bossy” was launched in March by Sheryl Sandburg, COO of Facebook. Let’s ban a few books while we are at it! While Sandburg’s intentions are probably good, and she is obviously successful, she is off on the wrong track in trying to mandate behavior and calling it Leadership.
The best definition of leadership I have heard was by John Maxwell who said that “Leadership is influence.” Leadership is the ability to get someone to do what you want them to do…. because they WANT to do it. There are three basic ways to “influence”, or lead, people. The oldest and most primitive form of influence is based on fear and intimidation. This method has been tried since the days of the Caveman, where the biggest guy was the “influencer” or “The Boss”, and this worked fine…for a little while. Until the little guy, using his brain, picks up a club and becomes the new “influencer”. Others reacted by running away, or, ignoring the threat…hoping it would go away…
The new, club-wielding “boss” is in charge for a while…until someone else invents a spear, a sword, a bow-and-arrow, a gun, a cannon and ultimately the atomic bomb, which, proponents of “the bomb” originally asserted, would “be so fear-inducing that it would eliminate war forever”…yeah, right! There are probably at least twenty wars raging as we speak!
So, FEAR as a motivator results in: FIGHT IT, FLEE IT, OR FORGET IT…and usually accomplishes the opposite of its intent, such as our prison system. So what was the next method used to “influence” people successfully? In the evolution of the science of human motivation, or human “influencing”, the next method to emerge was the obverse side of the “influence” coin, instead of the stick we tried the carrot, or incentive motivation, or “influence” based NOT on fear, but on REWARD. It is an attempt to “buy behavior”. The classic example of this system is the donkey pulling a cart, chasing a carrot dangling from a stick placed just in front of his nose. This system works fine with donkeys, but people, having that beautiful brain between the ears, people will eventually figure out the scam… and go on strike! In that case they must be given a bite of the carrot to keep them interested. And then a lighter cart. And then another bite…and more-and-more bites…and a lighter-and-lighter cart…you get the drift…the result is that you end up paying more-and-more for less-and-less. Executives and workers are constantly seeking greater compensation and the problem of CEO incentives is off the chain. (We will save the subject of the minimum wage for another time.)One word for this is inflation. Another word is a failed motivation system. You cannot buy excellence. Just like you cannot pay a young mother to lift a car off of her child…she will only be able to do it out of LOVE. Yes, people will work harder for love than they will for money. You can take it to the bank! So the job of the leader is to find out what the followers love, or want, and help them get it. How do you motivate a group? One individual at a time. You must find out what they each want… and then show them how they can get what THEY want by helping YOU get what YOU want. Building a dynamic team is best illustrated by the difference between cooperation and collaboration. Cooperation is working together agreeably; collaboration is working together aggressively!
So, what is the STATE OF THE ART in the Science of human “influencing”, or motivation? The State of the Art in Human Motivation is NOT based on fear OR incentive… it is ATTITUDE MOTIVATION, based on CHANGE! We figuratively change the donkey into a thoroughbred horse that just loves to run! Of course, it is impossible to change a donkey into a horse, but a man can change. With the proper ATTITUDE a man, or woman, can transform themselves into whatever they desire (there’s that beautiful brain again). Your attitude determines your altitude, just ask any pilot.
Just what is an attitude? An attitude is how one thinks habitually about a given subject. An attitude is a habit of thought which affects the way we act. A lack of belief can result in a negative attitude which inhibits behavior and can poison and even paralyze an organization’s productivity. FEAR, DOUBT, and WORRY are the three big de-motivators in life.
If we can change the way people think, we can change the way they act. Attitudes are formed over time through repetition and must be changed by reprogramming over time through repetition. It takes 21 days to form or change a habit (or an attitude) and ten weeks to build a leader. We repetitiously program the brain for success. The brain, being a very sophisticated computer, is programmed with repetition.(should I repeat that again?)We have developed a success-seeking operating system for the brain based on the traits and characteristics of the most successful people who ever lived. This program is known as the “Dynamics of Personal Goal Setting” and is the subject of my BLOG: http://www.leadershipguruguy.wordpress.com
What is motivation? The dictionary says that motivation is the reason anyone does anything. That reason is the “motive”, which is one of the root words. The other root is “action”, hence motivation is motive driven or, goal-directed, action. The motive is usually to avoid pain or to seek pleasure.
Effective Leaders are positive-thinking, goal-directed individuals that choose to transform themselves through a program of life-long learning and developing personal leadership abilities. Personal leadership is the ability to lead yourself, which must be accomplished before leading others. Personal leadership might be described as “getting your act together”. Maslow showed that once a person has achieved all the lower physical and emotional needs, then and only then, does the highest need emerge: the need to help other people! Once people have achieved this state of “Self Actualization” as Maslow calls it, they can then develop a white-hot heat of desire to achieve their goals, which are the things they LOVE. And, with BELIEF they develop an “I-will-not-be-denied” attitude. They have a Plan, a Blueprint and a Vision. Their commitment is obvious and people flock to follow them. Once they have a following, the job becomes one of developing others. Great leader don’t create more followers…THEY CREATE MORE LEADERS!
When any two people are together, one will be the leader… and the other will be the follower. The decision as to whether to be a leader or follower is made by the people involved. If you can lead one person, you can lead a group of people, it is that simple. The choice is yours…WHICH WILL YOU BE?

About:
Duke Runyan is the Leadership Guru Guy. With forty years experience in business (http://www.linkedin.com/in/leadershipguruguy) as a motivator and a boot-strapping entrepreneur, he will FOCUS his vast store of knowledge and experience like a laser beam on YOUR Company Goals or problems. Give him a call to schedule a FREE Goals Assessment Counseling session:850-232-2951 and read his latest BLOG to learn about the Dynamics of Personal Goal Setting program:
LEADERSHIPGURUGUY: http://www.leadershipguruguy.wordpress.com

BUCKET LIST 101: Goal Setting for Dummies!

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In the movie “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray’s character eventually has a happy ending because he learned from his mistakes. He was able to keep repeating his actions until he got it right.

Real life is much like that. One can actually keep-on-keeping-on until success is ultimately achieved. In fact, persistence is the most important characteristic for success. In real life, however, there are ways to “get it right” without being stuck in a time warp. One method that has helped many people to achieve really interesting, exciting, and successful lives, is the “Bucket List”, which is nothing more than a “Lifetime To Do List”.

It was over 40 years ago, that my stockbroker buddy recommended a program, “The Dynamics of Personal Leadership”, written by Paul J. Meyer and Distributed by Success Motivation Institute, Inc. My friend knew that I was very depressed over losing my girlfriend  and, having screwed up just about everything I had attempted up to that point in my life, I was actually beginning to think that I might be “Born to Lose.” The thought of suicide had even enter my mind, only to be banished immediately with the thought, “Hell, I made it through the Marine Corps and it was far worse than this!” Of course, most people don’t have that frame of reference and so I can see how that feeling of hopelessness could overwhelm someone without such a background. It is my hope that this story might help someone weather such a storm in their life.

In three short weeks of daily exposure to the positive message of the lessons, I came to realize, without a doubt, that there is no such thing as “Born to Lose”.  I learned that my problems stemmed from my many bad habits: drinking, smoking, over-eating, procrastinating, etc. In fact, all the famous people in history, whose stories were included in the program, failed many, many times and yet persevered to ultimate success in their chosen fields

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I knew then without a doubt, that I was OK after all, and could achieve anything I set my mind to. Two years later, I was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Georgia., This was evidence of a rather abrupt change of my attitude. Although I did not win the race, in fact, I lost rather badly, just being on the ballot and doing the television interviews etc. was a success to me, and, after all, I am the only judge.

This was the beginning of my “Bucket List” of more than 100 goals. As I learned in the leadership development program, anyone who is serious about success must be working on at least 100 goals or run the risk of seriously under-achieving in their life.

Over the last 40 years, I have done such things as:

appeared on the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV show; produced and hosted several cable TV talk shows; hitch-hiked across the U.S.; spent three weeks in Paris; lived in a log cabin; was a freelance writer in Atlanta and L.A.; produced a concert for charity; published a newspaper; hopped a freight train from Indigo, Calif. to Phoenix; jumped off a 40-foot cliff into a Colorado river; interviewed Jimmy Carter; became licensed in insurance, securities, real estate and mortgage brokerage; learned to play the guitar; played a draw chess game with a chess master; owned a sports car, motorcycle, sailboat, sports fisherman, a house, and a motor home; shot par in golf; raised the money for the movie “Sharkman”; lost 30 pounds; quit smoking cigarettes; broke a drinking habit; ran-the-table at pool; managed a bar and restaurant complex in Key West; played 1,000 games of chess online in 15 months;  and bought a Success Motivation Institute franchise.

Part of my inspiration was the story in the program about a 15-year-old boy named John Goddard, who in 1939 wrote down 127 things to do in his life. By the time he was in his 40s he had already accomplished about 100 of them. His goals were quite varied. Among them: type 50 words per minute, become an Eagle Scout, visit every country in the world, milk a rattlesnake (yes, he got bitten), climb Mt. Everest, and read the entire encyclopedia. And according to a recent article in Men’s Journal, he led the first expedition down the entire 4,160-mile length of the Nile River.

Goddard says he made his list because he heard so many old people going on and on about all their regrets over unfulfilled dreams. He vowed to never have those regrets. Now in his 80s, Goddard has expanded his original list to 600 items, accomplishing 530, so far.
He tells Men’s Journal that people often ask if he ever just relaxes and has fun, but Goddard says he’s thankful for having a blueprint, “They don’t realize that nothing is more fun than having these adventures”.

In my case, if it were not for the Life List and the training from the leadership program, I’m quite sure I would not be alive today. The excessive drinking, smoking and eating would probably have done me in. Fortunately, the program helped me internalize strategies for effectively modifying habits by substituting good habits for bad and substituting a positive attitude for a negative, defeatist one.

The essence of the program is summed up by this quote from Paul J. Meyer, the author and founder of Success Motivation Institute:

“Whatever you vividly imagine,

ardently desire,

sincerely believe,

and enthusiastically act upon,

must inevitably come to pass.”

You can gradually overcome the three big de-motivators of life: Fear, doubt and worry. If you “know” you will eventually succeed, it does not make much sense to quit.

WHO WE ARE:
Leadership Management International, Inc.(LMI), (http://www.lmi-world.com )a 50+ year-old Management Consulting Franchise Company doing business in 60 countries and 23 languages. In 2004 Entrepreneur Magazine named LMI “Management Consulting Franchise of the Year”.

WHAT WE DO:
Our Product is Success! Our motto is “Motivating People To Their Full Potential!”

HOW WE DO IT:
Paul J. Meyer, Founder of Leadership Management International, Inc., is one of the most widely acclaimed and widely read authors of all time in the field of personal development. There are over 50 million copies of his works in print and recordings. His programs are published in more than 60 countries and in 23 different languages. His many works on motivation and success techniques have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the globe find greater happiness and develop a more abundant life.

Through SMI programs, Meyer shares the principles and concepts that make success available to every individual. The Dynamics of Personal Goal Setting is a complete learning program, developed by Mr. Meyer.

The Dynamics of Personal Goal Setting program is his message to you that your goals can be achieved. He has proven it possible and knows that what he has done, you, too, can do. This program can help use your unlimited potential to design your own personal goals for success.

This program is designed to give you a constant sense of goal-awareness, and to help you develop the habits as well as the attitudes of constructive actions. The Dynamics of Personal Goal Setting program is uniquely designed to give direction to your dreams.

CONVENIENCE
The Dynamics of Personal Goal Setting program has been designed to allow busy people to absorb and use the program contents quickly. The lessons are recorded on CDs for easy listening and quick review. You can listen as you commute, as you dress or prepare for work, as you relax at home, or during time you reserve at work. You can listen at any time when your hands are busy, but your mind is not.

IMPACT
The multi-sensory impact approach of the program is designed to help individuals absorb the training by using three basic senses: sight, sound and touch. It makes use of the visual sense through study and reading the printed text. By listening to the audio cassettes, the sense of hearing is utilized. And the sense of touch is brought into play as you respond to the various actions steps suggested at the end of each lesson. The more senses involved in the learning experience, the greater our ability to assimilate and remember.

REPETITION
Spaced repetition is the key to learning. Just as you did not learn the ABC’s the first time you heard them, it takes time and repetition for the mind to accept and embrace any new idea or concept. By utilizing the same techniques that advertisers use to establish brand name recognition, you will absorb the information from each lesson. Ideas that did not seem particularly applicable the first time you heard them may be the exact information you need to deal with a current situation.

ACTION
An important part of the multisensory impact of the program is provided by Plan of Action materials for each lesson. These materials will help you apply the concepts of the lessons to you own situation and develop your own unique plan for the achievement of personal goals.

THE DYNAMICS OF PERSONAL GOAL SETTING-A ten-week Transformational Leadership Development Program
By Paul J. Meyer

WEEK ONE:
Setting and Achieving Your Personal Goals
Attaining the success you want in life, in every area of life, requires more than mere daydreaming, more than vague desire. It even requires more than hard work. Goal setting is essential to success – and a self-motivated person is always working toward a program of personal goals.

WEEK TWO:
Set Your Imagination Free
Imagination builds a tremendous desire for attainment and accomplishment by showing you, before the event takes place, the results of actions you can take to improve your position in life. Imagination creates a visualized goal, and you are as great as the vision you hold of yourself.

WEEK THREE:
Potential Unlimited
Anything you can imagine, visualize, and sincerely desire can be yours if you plan for it and work for it through a practical program of goal setting. The unlimited potential you already possess is a part of the abundance the world offers to everyone reaching for it.

WEEK FOUR:
Courage To Set and Achieve Goals
It takes courage to dream, to use your imagination and your creative power. Without courage to face yourself, all your dreams fade into meaningless fantasies, and nothing ever comes of them. The courage to start, to risk, and to establish values are key in achieving your goals.

WEEK FIVE:
Five Keys to Success Through Goal Setting
Success does not come by accident; you can’t buy it, inherit it, or even marry into it. Success depends on following a lifelong process of goal setting and achievement. The five steps of the Million Dollar Personal Success Plan will work for you.

WEEK SIX:
Giving Direction to Your Dreams
Once you have decided for yourself what is foremost in importance, you can determine easily where you want to go, which goals to pursue and in what order. Establishing clear personal priorities allows you to plan for the future in a logical, reasonable and organized way.

WEEK SEVEN:
Self-Motivation and Goal Direction
The process of becoming goal directed involves developing the habit of self-motivation. If you are to achieve your chosen objectives, you must develop self-motivation. When you are both self-motivated and goal directed, you better understand yourself and others.

WEEK EIGHT:
Visualization/The Dream Machine
A useful technique for focusing your creative powers on your goals is the practice of visualization – the force that operates your dream machine. The creative mental power of visualization is a valuable tool for supporting the hard work you do to achieve your goals.

WEEK NINE:
The Power of Affirmation
The tool that can change your thinking, your attitudes, and finally your behavior, is affirmation. Affirmation is merely a positive declaration of something you believe to be true or something you expect to be true – truth you believe and desire to live by.

WEEK TEN:
Planning Your Life With Positive Expectancy
You control your own destiny. When you take control of who you are, you find that it quickly becomes less possible for others to control or limit your actions. Expectations exert a powerful influence on attitudes and actions. You can consciously choose the self-fulfilling prophecies, the expectations, that govern your life.

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT:

1)Unleash Your Unlimited Creative Potential

2)Develop a Blueprint for Your Life

3)Set Off that TNT Inside of YOU

4)Bolt Your Accelerator To the Floor

5)Dream Big and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams

6)A Proven Track To Run On

7)Become a Fearless Decision-maker!

Why wait? NOW is always the best time to do ANYTHING.

Make the Decision to Change Your Life Today!Now is the time to develop the next generation of leaders, starting with yourself and your team! Email me if you want to explode your productivity, or turn your company around, or simply expand your “Bucket List”.

Henry Ford said that an investment in yourself is the best investment you can make!

If you can make a firm swift decision, Email me for the FREE INTRODUCTORY GOAL SETTING SESSION: leadershipguruguy@gmail.com

Whatever you do, DO SOMETHING…you will not regret it…EVER!

THE ART OF EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP: Leadership For Dummies!

Is Effective Leadership an Art, or a Skill? Is it inborn, or learned? If, it IS learned…can ANYBODY learn it? If anybody can learn it…just what is it? A leader is, by definition, someone who is ahead of everybody else. They are winners; they are Champions. Leaders don’t happen by accident; they are made, not born.
These questions have puzzled mankind since the Cave Man Days:
“Just what does constitute effective leadership?”
The Cave man used a club. That was effective for a while…until the next guy brought a spear to the table. The Donkey chased the carrot. That was effective for a while…until the same scam was pulled on a man. So, what IS the State of the Art of Human Motivation and Leadership?
A wise man once said, “Leadership is the Art of influencing someone to do what you want them to do, because they WANT TO DO IT!”
In a word, as John Maxwell said, “Leadership is influence.” Actually, not all influence is effective influence. Effective influence is not fear, or intimidation. Effective influence is not based on deception, or bribery. Effective influence is based on Trust, and Desire.
The Art of Effective Leadership is personal power or, personal leadership (as opposed to agency power, derived from one’s position). Personal Leadership is a learned trait (or set of traits), ones which can only be acquired by doing. One practices leadership, just as a Lawyer practices law, or a Doctor practices medicine. You don’t learn leadership from a book. You learn principles of leadership from a book but,
“Leadership is the ability to apply principles to real-life situations.”
~Gen. George S. Patton, one of the greatest leaders of all time.
Leadership is an Art. It evolves slowly, first becoming a skill…and morphs into an art form (after the requisite 10,000 hours of arduous effort)… the butterfly emerges from the caccoon. Just as in art, no one starts out being a great artist, also, in leadership, no one starts out being a great leader.
Leadership is a personal choice which everyone must make…lead, or follow. A wise man once said, “If you want to be a leader, find a parade and get in front of it!”
If you have the desire to be an effective leader, you must start somewhere…so start where you are. You must start some time…so start now. At least make a decision to be the leader, even a bad one , at first… just start, knowing that you will improve. Set goals. Begin the development and growth process to maximize your powers. Exercise them. Study them. Become the Total Leader: Artist and Architect of Your Destiny!

SALES MANAGEMENT 101: Sales Management for Dummies!

3 SECRETS TO BUILDING A TEAM OF SALES SUPERSTARS!
How do you motivate and develop a sales team? The short answer is, “You develop a winning team, one team member at a time!”
The members of your team are individuals; and, their personal ambitions, problems, fears, needs ,and desires, must be individually taken into account. In order to get the COMPANY RIGHT, we must ,first, get the PEOPLE RIGHT!”
Effective Leadership is getting people to do what YOU want them to do, because THEY WANT to do it. Effective Leadership is thus influence. Effective Leadership is the best kind of positive influencing; it is an art: influence…without intimidation and, frequently, not even a reward.
Goal Setting is the backbone, or heart, of Effective Leadership. Show your team that, by helping the company obtain the outcome IT wants, the Team will get the outcome that THEY want.
The beginning of exemplary teambuilding is realizing, and internalizing, the difference between the words “cooperation” and “collaboration”:
Cooperation is working together agreeably; Collaboration is working together aggressively.

3-Step Program To Develop A Team of Sales Super-Stars:
Step #1) Establish a comprehensive Program of Self Improvement through Personal Goal Setting (FOR ALL HANDS). Goals supply the “go power” in motivation. The Dictionary says that Motivation is the “reason anyone does any thing”. The two root words of the word Motivation are: “Motive” and “Action” (the MOTIVE, or goal, provides the needed desire; but nothing ever actually happens without ACTION). So then, motivation is goal-driven action; and, once an individual becomes truly goal-directed, it is like “bolting their accelerator to the floor”.
Step #2) Establish a comprehensive Program of Effective Sales Training (FOR ALL HANDS). This will give your “newly-motivated” Team a track to run on. The program should include the eight major methods of prospecting: (including Social Media), making effective presentations, increasing closing averages, and overcoming stalls and objections. Question: When you double your prospects interviewed …and, double your closing average… do your sales double…or quadruple?
The secret of closing the sale is really simple, and I will share it here. Ask a closing question which offers a choice of two answers, either one of which, signifies an affirmative conclusion. In other words, they can only be answered “yes”! The simplest example would be “cash or charge?”; or, “Would you like delivery today, or tomorrow?” That one secret will raise a closing average, and will make it easier to train “newbies” !
There are also Principles for Handling Stalls-and-Objections, and Principles of Decision-Making, which have an impact on sales. Sales has been described as “making a decision for someone, with which they agree”. In other words, Effective Sales is very much like Effective Leadership! And an enthusiastic sales person will not need to handle stalls and objections, because genuine enthusiasm, which cannot be faked, will generally blow away the objections.
Step #3) Establish a comprehensive Program of Time Management Training (FOR ALL HANDS). When your team members learn to work by priorities, they get more done in less time.
Once the entire team buys in and sets goals of: talking to more prospects, making more presentations, increasing closing averages, becoming better at overcoming stalls & objection, and following-up like a bulldog…SALES TEND TO IMPROVE!
When ALL 3 STEPS OF THIS PLAN are installed in a business simultaneously (especially in conjunction with a Social Media Campaign), sales TEND TO EXPLODE! For one thing, because your average sales person is likely operating at about 15-20% of his or her capacity, there is a lot of unused potential into which one might tap. Once the team members begin to realize what under-achievers they have been in the past, and begin to Self-Actualize, they typically are quite excited about their newly-discovered possibilities. For me personally, it was like coming up for air, from a long time under water… an epiphany, if you will. The new-found skills and enthusiasm tend to blast obstacles away that previously seemed insurmountable.
Enthusiasm is the magic elixir of sales. The word “enthusiasm” comes from the Greek root word, Theos, meaning “God ”. The Greeks used the word “entheos” or “God within” to describe someone who acted as if they had a God living inside of them which made them act really weird. We now know that, with proper development, anyone can become enthusiastic. Without it, one cannot reach into the Upper Stratosphere of Success!
Duke Runyan is theLeadership Guru Guy on Linkedin.com: http://www.linkedin.com/in/leadershipguruguy
THE LEADERSHIP GURU GUY: In the Business of Creating Winners! A Winner is, by definition, a Leader.
If you knew that your Team was operating at about 15-20% of their capacity, wouldn’t you want to address the problem of untapped potential , before anything else? That next website overhaul is a lot less important than overhauling your Team. Once “The Team” is overhauled they are self-sustaining. You don’t need to continuously re-invent your people as you would a website. Once your people are overhauled, they will be re-inventing YOU. Once you have your people right, you can then much more easily get the company right.

SUMMARY:
3-Step Program to Build Your Team of Sales Superstars-
Step #1) Break your success barriers by tapping into unused potential, through goal setting.
Step #2) Add a healthy dose of effective sales training, and polish it off with,
Step #3) Managing your time to your high-payoff activities ;
Improve YOUR bottom line, overall, by 100%, 200%, 300%…or who knows how high…depending on how much potential is currently being left on the table.
Set a time for a FREE introductory Conversation: what are your people problems? What outcomes are you seeking? Is your team maximizing its potential? We can help! The Leadership Guru Guy’s Mentor, Paul J. Meyer, trained over 800-Million Dollar Round Table members. He is the founder of LMI International, a leading global leadership academy.
Call in a Sales Management ‘hired gun’ : “Have Program, Will Travel” http://www.leadershipguruguy@gmail.com

MY MOST MEMORABLE MENTOR

When he was just six years old, Ron Tucker started working with his father, a home builder, and now at 76, he is still hard at it. That is a seventy-year career..so far!In those past seventy years he has accomplished more than almost any seventy other people combined.

Because his job as a youngster was to mix the mortar and carry it to the bricklayers, usually up a ladder, he became incredibly strong. He began running crews for his Dad when he was 12 and took over the company at 18 when his beloved father died from a heart attack.

While in High School, because of his unusual strength, speed and agility, Ron played quarterback and linebacker for the Plant City  High School of 260 students. The team once played a neighboring team in Florida with a student body of 14,000 students. The game was halted with the score 62-0 and the Plant City boys had to leave town with a police escort to avoid an enraged citizenry.

Ron went on to play for the University of Miami, one of 17 scholarship offers he received. He chose Miami because of their Art Department (he later became a celebrated artist with works hanging in every state and many foreign countries).

When Tucker suffered a career-ending injury, breaking both knees by running into a brick wall attempting to catch a pass, he was told he would never walk again. As is his habit, he proved the “experts” wrong and eventually was even able to join the Air Force, planning on becoming a B-52 bombardier. President Kennedy had other ideas and selected young Tucker to become one of the first 25 members of the Delta Force, later known as the Green Berets.

Tucker was selected as an original Delta Force member partly because, being half Cherokee Indian, he had incredible knife-throwing skills. On one Top-Secret covert mission behind the lines in Indochina, he was forced to make a fateful decision: his partner stepped on a land-mine and had his leg blown off. Protocol dictated that he must kill his partner rather than let him fall into enemy hands for torture and interrogation. Ron Tucker made the decision to get his partner to safety, carrying him 17 miles at a dead run, thus saving his life. Tucker lost 45 pounds in the process.

From his early experience as a home builder, Tucker learned that most builders “didn’t know squat” about finance, so he decided to become a finance specialist. He eventually attained a PhD in Business from The Florida Research Institute in Melbourne. His entire class of 25  PhDs were trained for the explicit purpose of being financial advisors to the Astronauts.

Tucker later was able to obtain the first $100 million loan for Walt Disney to fund Disney World and, was instrumental in acquiring the surrounding acreage for the project. He eventually, over a 52 year period, was able to turn around over 5,000 ailing companies. He took over ownership of 200 of them and managed them to a successful conclusion, in order to save them from bankruptcy. None of his lenders ever lost a dime, as was his pledge to them. In the process of helping others, Dr. Ron Tucker became a very wealthy man.

Over the years Dr Ron Tucker, or “Dr. Ron” as he is known by his friends and associates, has had eight heart attacks, cancer, and diabetes. So far, he has beat them all, as is his custom. Now, at the ripe old age of 76, he is putting together a team to carry on his work.

His company, Feasible Concepts, Inc, (founded in 1986) has been in the business of doing feasibility studies, business plans, consulting, and finance.Tucker is now adding Incubator/Accelerator to the mix, with Leadership Development, Crowdfunding, and Internet Marketing components under development. The Vision is to enable a client to virtually walk in the front door with an idea, and walk out the back door with a business plan, a team, and funding. On-going consulting, mentoring, and strategic partnering will be part of the plan.

THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMPONENT:

Each Enterprise selected will benefit from the Strategic Development Process innovated by Leadership Management, Inc.(LMI).

The LMI Process (http://www.lmi-world.com) includes four phases:

1)Strategic Analysis- A “snapshot” of the business or Startup at present. Analysis of

the business model, problems, attitudes, ideas, and resources of all stakeholders: owners, management, employees, and customers.

2)Strategic Planning- Goal setting, Mission Statement, Vision Statement, business plan, exit strategy, etc.

3) Executive and Employee Development-Implement a transformational leadership development program for all hands, from the mail room to the Board Room. Develop improved motivation, creativity, team work, communication, decision making, management, sales and sales management.

4)Results Management- On-going mentoring, consulting and partnering, long term relationship.

 

THE CROWDFUNDING COMPONENT:

Feasible Concepts, Inc. is adding a Crowdfunding component, using several successful platforms now available now that the JOBS Act has been implemented. Top candidates for funding campaigns are: RealtyMogul.com, EquityNet.com, and Avenue506.com.

 

THE SOCIAL MEDIA COMPONENT:

A Social Media Marketing component is now where the “Rubber Meets the Road”. Inbound Marketing is the new Paradigm.”Cold Calling is Dead” is the new mantra. Our top three candidates for Strategic Partnership would be: Hubspot, Salesforce, and Outbound Excellence.

 

FCI’s Initial Startup Project:

The company’s first Startup is “Victory Garden Village”, a  shovel-ready residential community development  targeting  Young Couples/Single Parent & Baby Boomer/Empty Nesters. This complementary mix of markets is designed to meet the needs of the coming “Post-Petro-Dollar” World. The project is designed for home buyers and business people who want an affordable, secure living environment on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida. In addition, there is a substantial business opportunity attached to this project for the Entrepreneur-minded individual or company.

According to the American Association of Retired Persons in Washington, between now and 2029 the nation’s baby boomers will hit age 65 at the rate of 8,000 a day. This expanding older population is a boon to marketers that serve their needs, such as “Victory Garden Village”.

Thomas Coba, President of ServiceMaster Clean and Merry Maids, stated this about baby boomers: “These are people who have saved their money and feel entitled to treat themselves to more services.”

But baby boomers are also the generation caring for aging parents and Mr. Coba says many are contacting Merry Maids franchisees to clean their parents homes. In-home care franchisees are attracting baby boomers as clients and as franchisees.

Ed Teixeira, President of Franchise Know How,, and author of the “Home Care Franchise Industry Update 2013”, says companion and homemaker care for seniors is one of the fastest growing segments of the franchise industry. He attributes the growth to expanding demand and the low cost of entry.

In their report, “Top Senior Care Franchises”, market research firm Franchise Business Review, says the median initial investment to open a single senior care franchise is $101,900 and franchisees earn an average income of $95,264, compared with $79,684 for all franchisees.

Jim Brown, vice president of franchise development for Comfort Keepers, says most of his company’s 360 franchisees are baby boomers who were drawn to the industry, not for financial reasons, but “because their lives were tested personally, by having to deal with their own elderly parents or grandparents.”

Donna Hafler, of Pittsford, N.Y., for example, had been working in a bank when the retiring owner of the local Comfort Keepers franchise offered to sell it to her. “My husband and I had been struggling to find good care for our own parents”. Ms. Hafler says, “and were seeking new careers.” They purchased the franchise in 2011.

Another service franchise retooled itself after discovering the senior market.  HandyPro started  as a handyman franchise, but franchisees started getting calls from seniors who wanted help retrofitting their homes.  The company now has a tagline, HandyPro-Senior Modifications & Handyman Services. Franchisees still perform handyman chores, but most now specialize in helping older adults.

FEASIBLE CONCEPTS, INC is seeking to partner with builders, investors, and contractors in the home building business. We are building a team to include quality practitioners of every aspect of home construction and real estate. Selected investors can become a home builder by partnering with our team.

The site is a terrific “Location, Location, Location” on the Emerald Coast of Florida. “Victory Garden Village” offers an affordable amenity package to include: a fully stocked fish pond, vegetable garden, and boat ramp. With a golf course and schools five minutes away, it is twenty minutes from hospitals, beaches, and shopping.

The Vision for “Victory Garden Village” is to establish a “Village” in each of three markets: 1) Beach Towns 2) College towns, and 3) Chain of Fly-in Residential Developments,( every 21/2 hours of flying time, form Florida, to Canada, to California, and back to Florida).

Entry into the business is much more affordable than most franchises. An initial cost of as little as $50,000 includes:  10 building lot allocation @$17K; construction/perm financing in place;  average home will be 1,000-1,500 sq ft ; priced from $100K-125K. 100% Buyer financing in place. Full training by Master builder Dr. Ron Tucker is available for partners. All homes pre-sold before construction begins.

Interested parties please message: ron.tucker@mchsi.com or call:850-623-5999

ATTITUDES: BLESSING OR CURSE?

We are either the masters or the victims of our attitudes. It’s a matter of personal choice — blessing or curse.   ~Paul J. Meyer, Founder Success Motivation Institute, Inc. & Leadership Management International, Inc.

What Is An Attitude?

Your attitude is the only thing on the planet, over which, you have total control! But just what is an attitude, anyway? The dictionary says that an attitude is your manner, disposition, feeling, position,etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation,especially of the mind. An attitude then is an opinion, or the way one predictably reacts to a given situation. An attitude is a habit, a habit of thought. If you know someone’s attitude about something, they are almost totally predictable in that area.

How Are Attitudes Acquired?

We are conditioned beings. Whatever we are repetitiously exposed to, determines our attitudes about life: our family, our schools, television, movies, school, church. friends, and so on. With so many choices and people packing our heads about so many things, how is one to know what lessons to believe as reliable guideposts to success on the highway of life?

How Important Are Attitudes?

Your Attitude determines your Altitude, just ask any pilot. Studies consistently show that a positive attitude, combined with goal setting, is a major key to success in life.  Most people are conditioned by life to have a negative attitude. They are pessimistic by nature because they have experienced mostly negative results and feedback in life. People tend to live up to, or down to, the expectations placed upon them.

A positive attitude with a goal attached is placing an expectation on yourself. Just as negative attitudes are formed by repetitious exposure to negative ideas (the average child is exposed to more than 10,000 murders on TV and in the movies by the time they are grown), they can be changed the same way, by repetitious exposure to positive ideas such as the fact that Thomas Edison failed 10,000 in his search for the filament for the electric light bulb, and yet he persevered until he was successful. Now THAT is a positive attitude. His belief was that every failure brought him one step closer to success.

Repetitious exposure to inspirational experiences of real people can, over time, reverse a negative attitude. The fact that Henry Ford was bankrupt several times and that Abraham Lincoln lost 17 elections before he was elected President,serve to inspire others to overcome their own particular obstacles to achieving their dreams.

If a person does not have a positive outlook on life, he or she will miss out on most opportunities that come their way, out of fear of failure. A negative attitude produces a half-hearted effort, at best, which inevitably ends in failure. A  positive attitude welcomes failure as a learning experience, knowing that he who fails the most, learns the most, and must ultimately succeed!

Embrace failure. Make “Fail Early and Often” your mantra. And, as Winston Churchill admonished the British people during the height of the London Blitz,

“NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER!”