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Everyone has a Story, Sell it !

Being raised on the east coast was a blessing and I loved my childhood but to say i was an entrepreneur would be a far far stretch. Most of the people I have seen that owed businesses were all self employed and didn’t have the lifestyle I was interested in. Today if you are not learning how to sell and sell hard you will be squeezed out of business and eventually most jobs!

Selling is not hard its just a skill that has some crazy dumb negative stigma. The most important skill I can teach my son Beau is to sell!!  14 years ago I started in a network marketing company and fell in love with the leveraging aspect of mentoring, products, systems, marketing, time, money etc.

Today I have learned the 10 most important traits of successful networkers are;

1/ Self confidence

2/ They READ daily

3/ Jacked up!!   Excitement overload

4/ Activity-tiredless work ethic

5/ Teachable

6/ Honest

7/ Humble

8/ Positive Attitude

9/ Serve

10/ Story Tellers

I will over the next day or so go into each trait on a video and add to this blog.

looking forward to it.

Wayne

 

 

 

 

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TOUGHEN UP: The Pointy Tip

The third and final section of Claude Hamilton‘s new book, TOUGHEN UP, covers passion and tenacity; the last two strengths considered in the book.  When I think of my good friend Claude, passion and tenacity are two of the first words that come to mind.  It takes a man of passion to decide to walk across Canada, and it takes a man with incredible tenacity to actually complete the journey while overcoming obstacle after obstacle.  In these last two chapters Claude really shows his readers his heart and his passion for what he did and is doing to build an amazing life for his family.  The reason why TOUGHEN UP is so engaging and effective is because Claude exemplifies what he writes.  He is a man of integrity and has not written anything in this book that he has not lived himself and has dedicated his life to improving.  He knows what he is talking about, and we can all learn something from him.

Part three of TOUGHEN UP outlines the last two strengths:

  1. Attitude
  2. Courage
  3. Character
  4. Duty
  5. Honour
  6. Relationships
  7. Passion
  8. Tenacity

Here are some of my favourite sections of Part Three: The Pointy Tip

  • Passion

“Passion amplifies effort.”

“But when you act and speak from passion, it is electrifying and contagious.  People will be drawn to you.  Sure, you’ll turn some people off too, but they’re the ones who probably would have been turned off no matter what you did.  And even the ones who are turned off will eventually come to respect your commitment if you stick with it”

“It’s the passionate ones, ruffians and rascals though we may be, who really make a difference.  As Jim Butcher wrote, ‘Passion has overthrown tyrants and freed prisoners and slaves.  Passion has brought justice where there was savagery.  Passion has created freedom where there was nothing but fear.  Passion has helped souls rise from the ashes of their horrible lives and build something better, stronger, more beautiful’.”

  • Tenacity

“Quitters quit everything”

“The closer you are to your goal, the less timid you can afford to be.  And since its often difficult to see how close we are to real achievement, we should just get in the habit of being more and more passionate as we go along.”

“Tenacity means you know that tough times are coming sooner or later, and instead of wondering about the ifs and whens, you get ready to face them by asking about the hows.  How will you preparer yourself to meet challenges, how will you react when they come, and how will you overcome them?”

“Success is more about tenacity than talent, more about perseverance than intelligence.  Those who stick with it until they succeed may appear smarter – but it’s because they’ve learned more than those who were unwilling to do the hard things.”

I hope you have all enjoyed reading TOUGHEN UP as much as I have.  There are so many little things in that book that could make such a big difference in so many lives.  If you haven’t already, take the time to flip over your TOUGHEN UP book and read the back cover.

About the Author

Claude Hamilton grew up in a small town in northern Ontario, Canada.  At the age of seventeen, he enrolled and served eight years in the Canadian Armed Forces.  After a few years of coping with the demands of an uncertain schedule and constant travel, he became frustrated with his inability to control many aspects of his own life and longed for more freedom to take risks and achieve the life he desired.  He knew the life of an entrepreneur was the only life for him.  Therefore, Claude became a dedicated student of leadership principles and built a highly successful leadership business with thousands of followers.  Then, with his devoted friends, he co-founded the company LIFE.  Along the journey, Claude became a passionate promoter of his principles of success and has helped many business partners duplicate his results.  His determination, character, and courage make him a powerful leader who persistently inspires people to reach for their dreams.  Claude is deeply committed to his family and takes great pleasure in being a father.  He also enjoys adventure, mentoring others, and working hard to be the best example he can be to his business partners, friends and loved ones.

What will you choose to be passionate about?  What will you make your life’s mission, and tenaciously run after?   I hope you chose something worthwhile and never give up.

God Bless,

Wayne

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2013 in closing

 

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TOUGHEN UP: Oath of Allegiance

Part two of Claude Hamilton‘s new book TOUGHEN UP covers three more of Claude’s strengths.  These three principles are essential for long-term success and are only mastered through a long-term commitment to pursuing greatness in them, just as Claude has done.  As you are reading through TOUGHEN UP I encourage you to really study its principle’s and apply them to your life, not just read the book to say you did.  There are so many great lessons that can be learned throughout the entire book that can be used to improve your life in so many areas.

Part two of TOUGHEN UP outlines the second three strengths:

  1. Attitude
  2. Courage
  3. Character
  4. Duty
  5. Honour
  6. Relationships

Here are some of my favourite sections of Part Two: Oath of Allegiance

  • Duty

“Success means doing the right thing no matter what.”

“I am a firm believer that love, not hope of reward or fear of bad consequences, is the real reason people do their duty.  I learned this in the military, and I believe it holds true in other areas of life as well”.

“This is duty to God, family, and country – because when you are your best self, your truly excellent self, you serve God, family, and country at the highest level!  This is real.  Anything less than excellence means you aren’t quite doing your duty”.

  • Honour

“Be the kind of person who always honours those who deserve it.”

“Without honour, nothing else really matters in our lives.  George Bernard Shaw wrote, ‘The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honour’.”

“Honour, on the other hand, is all about enthusiasm!  When we have honour, we do the right things because we really, truly feel passionate about them.  We don’t necessarily have to do them to be a good person, like we do with out duties, but we choose to do them because we care.”

“As Lana and I started experiencing real success, we felt overwhelming gratitude for Orrin and Laurie Woodward and the others who showed us the way.  We felt great respect and a profound sense of honour toward them.  We knew we simply could not have accomplished what we did without their help.”

  • Relationships

“Let them see me cry.  It’s okay.  I cry sometimes when I cuddle my son.  I’m soft with him and tough about pursuing my life purpose.”

“Monday morning I put on my search-and-rescue jacket and combat boots, stashed three samples of the vitamins and other products I sold for my business into my pack, and put my pistol in my belt, and I walked to the highway and started hitchhiking.”

“This means spending a lot of time with those you care about most.  Time builds depth, if you approach it with the right attitude.  As I already mentioned, I hated that my military work kept me too busy to spend as much time as I wanted with my family.”

“They say the word sacrifice as if it’s something bad.  But my military background taught me a different way to think about sacrifice.  For me, sacrifice is the production of sacred things.  I sacrificed my twenties for my business, but I got the rest of my life with financial freedom.”

I hope everyone is enjoying reading this book as much as I have and learning more about what it takes to TOUGHEN UP!  Maybe you know someone who needs to TOUGHEN UP a little in some area of their life, or maybe you know someone who would just really enjoy what Claude has to share.  Either way, this book could make an awesome gift for Christmas or any occasion.

Make sure to check back next week for the third and final instalment of my TOUGHEN UP series.

God Bless,

Wayne

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2013 in closing

 

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