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Apr 9
Get Your Butt in Gear This Week!

This past week I attended the Get Motivated event at the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore.  This was a great event where we had the privilege of hearing speakers like Zig Ziglar, Colin Powell, Suze Orman, and a host of others.  While I took pages of notes, two thoughts stood out as my "take-away" from the event - and only one of them came from the event.

1.  When an opportunity presents itself, TAKE IT!   

At the urging of my friend John Allen, I signed up for the event (you buy one ticket then get unlimited free ones for your office staff) and ordered 10 tickets.  I sent out the offer to all my contacts to go for free and 12 responded.  Of those who did, only 6 showed up (some didn't due to last minute crises) but the offer went out to almost 3,000 people on my list.  Those 6, Mark Rowan, Bruce Johnson, Cheryl De Pace, Yvonne Wilson, Jessica Furofino, and Ralph Page had a great time listening, networking, and just learning new stuff.  This truly was a once-in-a-lifetime event.  When you get an offer to do something really beneficial, TAKE IT!

2.  When you learn new things or set new goals, PUT IT INTO PRACTICE!

Nearly every speaker encouraged the audience not to just listen, but to put the words and techniques into action.  Most of the speakers on the platform came from humble beginnings and now have incredible places in life because they took action.  If you want to be successful, you emulate and implement the work of successful people.  The key words are emulate and implement.  For my part, I plan to emulate the sales techniques of Tom Hopkins who sells real estate (although as you know I don't do real estate so I'll use them in promoting myself as a speaker and consultant) and implement the negotiation techniques of George Ross. 

So this week, keep in mind the two principles.  If someone presents you with an opportunity, TAKE IT!  When you learn something new, PUT IT INTO PRACTICE!  Let's make this week the start of an incredible adventure.

Not telling you what to do, just offering you a STRONG suggestion!

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