Stephen Davies filled in as guest host of this week’s episode of The Wednesday Call podcast while Andy Albright was traveling for business meetings in Clearwater, Florida. Coming out of the “Great American Dream Machine” #NatCon17, #TheAlliance is poised for huge growth moving forward in 2017.
Davies’ topic for the show focused on using six keys to stay in the fight, no matter what!
How do we stay in the fight? How do we keep going?
You are not going to succeed because you are destined to win. You will win because you stick with it and keep working at what you are doing. You will succeed because you are determined to win. Mark Twain once said that “repetition is a stronger argument than truth.” Life is not a marathon, but rather it is a series of short races. Win the short races. Do it one month at a time. If you keep winning short races, then it becomes habit and you keep winning.
You have to fight for the good stuff in life. It doesn’t just happen. You have to go through the “junk” sometimes if you want to enjoy a greater life.
What happens when you are faced with adversity? If you push through the adversity, you will eventually reach the victory or the sweetness of success. If you quit, you won’t reach your goal. If you never quit, you will eventually get to where you want to be. Too often, people quit right before they are about to enjoy a breakthrough. Why? They get bitter, frustrated, etc. If you can stay focused and keep fighting, you will get through adversity.
Are you disciplined enough to finish the job? If you are trying to kill a bear, then you are not going to quit until the bear is dead. You can’t stop until you finish the job. Too many people quit before they are done. Adversity is a lot like a bear if you lose that fighting spirit it is going to hurt in the end.
When you start a task, know that things will not always be easy. Make a commitment that you will finish the job. Set big goals. It might take everything you have inside you, but you can finish the job. It will never take more than you have, but it might take all that you have to get the job done.
Why do people give up on their goals?
They don’t taste any success early. No results. If everybody could get instant gratification, then everybody would do it. It would be easy.
It is a process and there are principles involved in getting results.
Do you have a discouragement plan? Life is not going to always be easy. You need a plan. Do you have a person you can talk to about it when you hit a road block? People need people. They need people who can cheer them on and encourage them.
You have to have a plan. You can’t let momentum killers stop you from succeeding. You have to make the decision now that you are not going to let anything stop you from reaching your goals and dreams. They will put in the work that other people are willing to do in order to live a better life. Now, this doesn’t mean you only do the minimums and that’s OK. It involves going above and beyond when you need to because that’s how you push yourself to greater heights and destinations. Don’t get impatient about the destination because you will get frustrated. Learn to enjoy the process and the journey. It is about the experience along the way. It will change your perspective. Success should not be about the destination. Don’t cruise through life. There is so much more you can do if you choose not to cruise. There is always another goal out there. Don’t catch destination disease.
The desire to avoid pain. People don’t like getting hurt, but part of getting where you want to go will involve growing pains. Remember that the pain is temporary. The small pains you have to endure are easier to go through than the agony of giving up and quitting on yourself. Fighting through adversity is what makes succeeding that much sweeter. It makes your victories more special.
Don’t seek out comfort from people who will not make you better. Don’t make the mistake of letting others tell you that you are not capable of great things in life. People who do that are actually holding you back from achieving. Don’t seek out commandment from people when you know that you are not doing what you are supposed to do or you are underperforming. People like that are not helping. Seek out people who will inspire you to keep pushing. You have to stretch yourself if you are ever going to reach your full potential. Let people stretch you rather than squash you. Don’t be around firefighters who will put your desire out, look to find firelighters to help you keep growing.
The man who can bare his “Why” can handle or learn the “How.” Look back through history, and you will see great people knew their “why.” Keep working to make your “why” as crystal clear as possible. As you do that, continue taking action and watch as your “belief” tank gets full. Being idle and not doing the things you need to do will empty your tank. Get up, get moving and take action. Keep going.
Nobody can make you feel anything for longer than you want to feel. You get to decide where your emotions are at. You control what you feel and think. It is all in your mind. Yes, you will get emotional at times. You have to work on limiting the amount of time you are emotional. You can flip the switch whenever you want to if you practice it.
Purpose. When you operate with an on-purpose focus, you don’t worry about circumstances or convenience. People with a purpose don’t let obstacles stop them from getting to where they want to go. When you have a clear purpose, you are more likely to go beyond where you thought possible. Get on purpose!
Swear off excuses! Don’t use excuses. If you are doing it, the time to stop is right now. Blame, justify and make excuses … you can’t do that stuff. Don’t exercise those things. They will kill momentum. If you want to do big things, you can’t let excuses creep up on you. They are numbing ointments.
Focus on your track record starting NOW. Don’t live in the past. The past is the past. Make today count. Don’t think about yesterday. Move forward. Don’t let other drag you down in the mud with them. Speak what you want to happen out loud. Tell the world. Hold yourself accountable.
Living beyond yourself. There is stuff deep inside you that you didn’t know you had inside you. The power you have to help people will blow your mind. People need you to do more than just help yourself. Don’t be afraid to help other people realize they can be better. Help people when you have the opportunity to do so. You can help change people’s lives if you care enough to help them. It can be big or small, but make the effort to help people.
Turn obstacles into opportunities. Don’t seek out shortcuts. Don’t give up. Don’t quit. Laugh at adversity. Play hard and live beyond yourself. Make it part of the greater mission you are on. Stay in the fight no matter what.
On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, Andy Albright wants to talk to you about what you will do when the wave comes your way.
Do you RIDE the wave of change, or do you let it CRASH down on you?
Andy has six suggestions to HELP YOU RIDE the WAVE. Listen in and take notes as Andy shares his suggestions with you!
Andy Albright hosted this week’s episode of The Wednesday Call live from AMP Studios at The Alliance’s headquarters in Burlington, N.C. The studio was packed with a live audience with only one week standing between us and National Convention 2017 in Raleigh, N.C.
Today's Podcast talked about finding winners and how winners act around other people. Your W-A-N-T-T-O matters more than T-O-D-O. When you decide you want to do something, you are more likely to win. If you are doing the activity needed, the results will come. That's just how it works!
Andy landed in Burlington at 11 a.m., fresh off a two-day trip where he hit six cities in the southeast to meet with members of The Alliance. He visited people in Florida (Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville), Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. Paul Roberts, Noelle Lewantowicz, Michael Owens, Michele Alleman and Robbie Craft joined Andy on this trip and were special guests on the show. They shared what they learned and what people should know about what is going to happen at NatCon17 next week.
Andy recognized SEAL Team 20 members and Good Samaritan Bonus winners for the month of December. The Alliance, through their hard work, will contribute more than $14,000 to a number of charities and non-profit organizations.
Andy Albright hosted the first The Wednesday Call podcast of 2017 live from AMP Studios at The Alliance’s headquarters in Burlington, N.C.
2016 is in our rear view mirror and 2017 is front and center! Andy encouraged people to forget what happened in 2016 and get focused on this year and NOW.
The Alliance is holding its National Convention on Jan. 19-22 in Raleigh, N.C. You can sign up to reserve your spot now by visiting www.AllianceEventures.com. It will be an event that you do not want to miss as we celebrate the leaders of The Alliance during a life-changing weekend.
Andy covered upcoming boot camps he is hosting in the next two weeks. You can find all upcoming information about boot camps and HotSpots meetings by visiting www.NAAHotSpots.com.
James Hill, Terry Edwards and Angela Clark joined Andy on the show to talk about what they have going on in their business.
The Alliance believes in P.I.E. Prosperity, Inspiration and Eternity. With that in mind, The Alliance offers the Good Samaritan Bonus program, which allows agents the chance to earn money for their favorite charities and non-profit organizations. We also want to inspire other people to want to do more for others too.
What will determine your success is how you deal with people and how you treat them. When you respect other people, you will elevate your status with them. It is important to recognize people, get to know them and find out more about what they have going on in life. People are not at the same spot in life and that’s OK. We are not going to judge people by their past. We are going to encourage them and cheer for them to be the best version of themselves that they can be. We care about people.
What do you care about? What do you see in people? Why do you let new people in your life? The answer should be you do it because that is how you get bigger, that’s how you grow and that’s how you make a bigger impact. To be successful at this requires finding the positives and not focusing on the negatives. You have to void sarcasm, negative thoughts and people who don’t want to be better.
Andy recognized the newest SEAL Team 20 members who qualified in December and also announced the latest Good Samaritan Bonus winners.
The main topic for today’s show centered around this: Listen and Leave or Live and Tell. Too many people go to an event or hear something and they don’t do anything with it. They don’t share it with others, they don’t take action and they don’t grow from it.
Life is about three Ps: Presence, Perspective and Process.
When you have those three things in the right position, it is powerful. An example of this is a sponge. By itself, there’s nothing that impressive about a sponge. The power of the sponge comes when it is filled up inside with water. When you soak up water in a sponge, it becomes powerful. When you remove it from a bucket of water, the water flows out and drips everywhere.
Presence: When you realize you are in the presence of something you have to be able to receive it and respond properly. When you can do that consistently, you will prosper personally and financially.
Perspective: When you are able to take bad events or things in your life and turn them into a positive, you are on the right track. You have to turn the bad things into good things. You have to have perspective in order to do that.
Process: You are in the process of growing and building character even if you don’t realize it. A lot of people live for moments and not in the moment. Life is set up to live for moments. It should be about the process. Being prepared is big. The process continues after the moment is gone even if we don’t want to admit it. Moments can be defining, but the process is how to keep the momentum. If you live for the process then you don’t have to start over after each moment. You want to ride the wave even when it seems like the momentum is over. You do that by embracing the process. You can only do what you can with what you have and where you are in life. People are looking for instant gratification and life doesn’t work that way. Most people will quit before they are developed and ready for what they were meant for in this life.
When people feel attacked they have a tendency to go into panic mode or they go on the attack. That’s not good. You have to be able to shake off negative events and figure out your next move.
Going through the fire isn’t fun, but in order to produce pure gold you have to keep enduring and going through the process. It is about the process. Your outlook on the moments that happen in life are big. You can freeze or flee. Don’t make the mistake of flipping out or overreacting. Do not stress out or panic when things are not perfect. Be ready to go through the process and know that in time, you are ready for what is headed your way.