On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, Andy Albright covers how you can get unstuck, more contests coming your way via The Alliance and some other big news that you don’t want to miss!
Andy announced a number of different contests being held during the next three months. To learn all about the contests, visit www.NAALeads.com/contests.
Do you ever feel like you can tell everyone else the right answers, but you feel terrible and you don’t know what to tell yourself? People talk themselves into quitting!
I have found this … what we have built so far is with very imperfect people and we are going to need more of them to get bigger. Yes, we have to get better. This is our challenge. It is not negative. We avoid the negative. What are you going to do with your time? How about staying off of social media? That will free up some time. A lot of time!
Too many people think social media is great. Reading is greater than tweeting. Too many people think social media is educational. They should be reading books and listening to great audios.
You don’t need to believe everything you hear a person say. You can, however, bank on what they do repeatedly.
Have you heard the story about the kid, who got on the potty? He wanted to know what it was like to be high on pot (the potty). What would you do with that time? Plan, Plan, Plan!!! Success takes time. We are in a race against time. If you want to get things done, it needs to happen now. You can’t wait 50 years to be successful. You can’t get any time back. You can always make more money, but we are all in a race against time.
Focus on the positive and do things that move you toward a goal.
It is all about having a plan. It takes people skills. It means being nice. It takes performing skills. The DO! Plan and Execute. Are you doing the basics? Get good at the basics. Recruiting, referrals, everything. Do it all to get great.
What do you want to do five years from now?
Who do you want to be five years from now?
The answers to those questions should determine what you do RIGHT NOW! Move with a sense of urgency. Reality is a leader’s best friend.
You have to start now. Start with productivity items. Don’t wait five more years. It has to start now. Get busy. Start doing. Stop working on things that don’t matter. Decide what is important and focus on that. Do what has to be done to get you to where you want to be in five years. Do it now!
Reality survey plus urgency equals a dream building session. When you dream build, you start to ask “how.” Once you have a dream, then you start planning how, you plan and do and you start to “get.”
Where are you now?
Where do you want to be?
What you say is what it is.
What you decide is what it is. Make a list and be simple. We have open slots for 33 people who want to help us find 300 winners. The key is to pour into a few that want to make a difference in the world. It is not all about the money.
There are three big things happening at The Alliance. We are finding people with talent, skills and a sense of community. Those things lead to having the right heart that it takes to win big. We are looking for people with more stickability than quitability. We want people who are leaning in and following the playbook. What you do will be copied by others. There were 320 million people in the United States in 2014. The Alliance is looking to find 33 people who are fanatical about winning.
On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast with Andy Albright, you will find out why Attitude and Expectations toward new people you hire are so important.
When a storm is coming your way, what do you do?
So many of you were impacted by the recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida, but the reactions by people were markedly different.
Some people stopped doing everything and watched things unfold. Others, started moving away from the storm and got back to work. The people that kept doing and didn’t let it stop them from what was most important to them are probably going to be more successful than the people who sat on the couch and watch hours and days of TV. A lot of people gave money or time to help those who needed help.
Watching the storm on TV didn’t help them. Sitting and watching TV wasn’t going to help people that needed water, food and shelter. It also wasn’t going to help fix the damage that had already been done.
The right thing to do when things are happening around you is to stay focused on what you are doing.
You have to love people in the right and proper way.
John 13:34 says, “A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 13:35 says, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples.”
In the United States culture, people are taught the following:
Treating people in those kinds of ways is not good. It is how you will lose people in time. They will get tired of being treated this way. They will not hang around for long. They will not like it.
The old Bible says this about people …
Immeasurable value (people only appreciate value, people matter most of all.)
Universal equality (P.H.D. is the same as a Post-Hole Digger) Everybody has the same shot.
Everyone is in need of mercy (you don’t know what people are going through) We are all a mess when you break it down.
Everyone has unique gifts! (See them inside of people – big!)
Be a friend (Be a buddy to others)
You are family (Get your cousin a plate!)
There are some simple things that are ways you can be important to other people. What if everybody worked actively to do the following things?
NOW, when you do those things you can find the right people. Stop managing and start leading!
The Alliance is looking for the next biggest leader NOW! Keep looking for the right people. Find people you believe can be big. Watch them, but keep building wide. Keep building while you are looking for people.
Be nice. Watch what people do more than what they say. Action speaks truth more than idle words. People were created equally, but that doesn’t mean treat them equally. Watch motion. Lead more than you manage. Let their actions dictate how much you invest in them.
Get in the “Do Zone” and help other people get in that mindset too.
Andy Albright delivered this week’s episode of The Wednesday Call on location in Dallas, Texas as part of a three-day series of Boot Camps being hosted in Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta.
Andy wanted to talk to you about being committed and how vision has a price if you want to be successful.
Andy will cover the following: How to pay the price? How to keep pressing forward? How did other people do it? What else should you consider?
Nothing is free. Everything has a price. The Alliance judges people based on what they do, not just what they say they are going to do.
What price are you willing to pay? People that read, listen to audios, call earlier and later than most and do a little bit more are those who are most successful with The Alliance.
There is always a price to pay if you truly want to get what you want in life.
People think that they are special when they are really just standard. Everybody believes the things in their life are special when we all have stuff we are dealing with. What makes you special is what you do even when it is not easy.
What sets you apart from others is when you commit and make a decision to get something done. People who perform at a high level don’t let distractions stop them from making things happen. They get after it and play hard. They don’t quit. They don’t stop. They are relentless.
Something that is worth it will demand sacrifice and risk. It will require pain and sweat equity. Leave your comfortable and embrace the risk. Get up and do it again. Risk it to get it. Get up and get after it. It is a decision. People who win are those who do.
What are your goals, dreams and vision? There are so many unknowns, but you have to take risks to be successful. Get uncomfortable and know that the unexpected will happen eventually.
Don’t let the cost and uncertainty make you flinch. Hesitation is an invitation for failure to arrive. Don’t shrink down from the challenge. Don’t back down. Go on the attack. Go for the goal.
Fear and hesitation will cause and invite failure. You can’t let worry and fear dictate what you do. A leader who is not committed to sacrifice will not win. Do you want to be a strong leader?
People buy in to the leader before they buy in to the vision. They buy in to the vision after they believe in the leader. Vision requires courage and confidence. Act like you know what the results are going to be.
When you see what can be and breakthrough to do it, that’s big. Don’t live your life in a way that leaves you wondering what if I had done this or that. That is the worst way to spend your life.
When people step up and make the decision to act, then the winning gets contagious.
Andy recognized the latest SEAL Team 20 members that were in Dallas for TWC, and let them share why they made the decision to strive for ST20.
Look for a way to get in, not a way to get out. Step up. Take risks. Get in position so that you can win in a big way. Be willing to go uphill when it doesn’t look good so that you can enjoy the view when you top that hill. Get out on that limb and take a shot at greatness. Get focused. Set the example. Be a leader. Help people. Be willing to change to make things work. Dream bigger. Don’t let you history define your future.
On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, Andy Albright hosted the show in front more than 200 people at this week’s Instant Thunder event in the Alliance Convention Center at The Alliance headquarters in Burlington, N.C.
This episode was Part 2 of Andy discussing Brian Tracy’s 12 things you can do to make things happen.
To review, the first six were: Have Desire, Believe, Write It Down, Analyze Starting Point, Determine Why You Want To Excel In This Area, and Set Deadlines.
Steps 7-12 were Andy’s focus on this episode.
See The Obstacles
Can you see the problems coming before they are right in front of you? Why haven’t you hit your goal yet? What is holding you back or stopping you? What is the biggest problem you got?
Andy says he will bet you that 80 percent of your problems are within your control. It is normally you that is holding you back. Average people blame people and circumstances. Don’t be average!
Ask yourself this: What is it in me that is holding me back? If you can solve or answer this question, you will change your life.
See the obstacles by asking what they are.
Get the Know How – Get Better
You need knowledge and information. You need principles and values. Learn what you believe and stick to it. Learn it and get better at it.
Read books! Listen to great audios.
Determine the People You’ll Need – Who is Critical?
Everybody needs help to become successful. Who do you know that can help you? Who can help you stay focused and motivated?
Once you know that, you can start working on building those relationships NOW! Offer to help people first before you ask for help. Most people will return the favor. Be genuine and honest. Don’t just use people for your goals. Create meaningful relationships that help you raise the bar.
Make A Plan To Execute
If you don’t plan, how can you expect things to get done? Ben Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Having a plan is essential to your success. We have limited time and resources, so we need to be very smart about how we spend our hours and days. Make a plan. Create a roadmap. Be prepared to make adjustments along the way. Be open to change. Plan for success!
Rich people know to ask, “what am I missing?” They know to fill in the blanks to make things happen.
If you can’t see it then you can’t seize it! When you know what you want and you can see it then you are far more likely to reach your goals and dreams. IF you can change the internal thinking then the external will follow. There are two laws that apply here. The law of self-fulfilling prophecy and the law of attraction.
Whatever you think about most is what you will become. You will also attract people that think the same way that you do.
Never Give Up
Successful people are persistent. No matter what happens, if you don’t quit you will win. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you give up you won’t reach your full potential. Don’t let failures stop you. Use those failures as breakthroughs. Don’t ever give up on your goals and dreams!