On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, your host Andy Albright delivers Part 2 of his series on Fear live from Burlington, N.C. at The Alliance’s headquarters in AMP Studios.
How do you prioritize and conquer fear? Listen in as Andy picks up where he left off with Part 1 of this topic.
Even the smartest people in the world have fears and worries. The people who are successful are those who ignore their fear and concerns, but still get the job done.
Urgency and consequences are two ways to reduce fear, by causing action in people. Fear of loss can be extremely powerful. Urgency creates determination. Consequence creates discipline.
Discipline eventually becomes habit. You have to learn to face your fears and move toward them. Doing this helps increase your confidence. Don’t let fear control your life.
Write down your fears on a sheet of paper. Ask yourself three questions in terms of your fears: why does it hold you back, how can it help you and what is the payoff to eliminate it?
The way to succeed is to start. You can't build anything unless you start. Do it now. Take risks. Believe that you can win big and suppress your fears.
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On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, your host Andy Albright wanted to talk to you about FEAR, IGNORANCE and the power it holds in terms of how you react to it.
Andy opened the show by letting you know there is still time to qualify for the Ring Of Champions trip next year by hitting agency manager. Also, there is plenty of time for you to earn you trip to Hawaii with The Alliance in 2018!
In August, The Alliance donated more than $15,000 to charities and non-profit organizations. The final number for September is expected to be higher than that and initial October numbers are helping The Alliance move closer to $300,000 in donations to charities through the GSB program.
Are you able to forget everything when you are faced with adversity and rise about it? Do you prioritize your fears? Do you rank them?
It is possible to conquer fears. You have to work at it, but it is possible. When you are able to move your heart then your body will follow. When you can get the heart, then your head will follow. You need to get both.
Perspective is the only thing consistently more valuable than the answer. I get fired up about it. You’ve likely tried shrimp, but have you had “bang-bang” shrimp? Perspective changes how you see things.
The only thing that is consistently more valuable than the truth is perspective. You need to develop the power of perspective. You, alone, get to pick your perspective. As crazy as the world gets, you have control over your perspective. A positive perspective equals a guaranteed win. A positive perspective will change everything. It is power. It is control. You are in control when you control your perspective. It belongs to you and nobody else. You own it. No one can push it, change it or diminish it.
How to win? Forget the naysayers. Forget the naggers. They can’t hold you down. They can’t tell you that you are dumb to be optimistic. You decide how you view everything. Remember, one man’s end of the road is another’s man’s beginning. Your perception is your reality.
When something bad happens, you need to move. Don’t stop!
Perception is how we perceive the world. Perspective is about deciding how those things pertain to your future. Perception is “what is.” Perspective is your ability to direct what happens after IT has happened.
Your worst flaw may be what saves your life one day. It’s all about perspective. When my perception limits my future, I can’t grow into the person I am capable of, or reach my real goals and dreams.
When people sit down and collapse or do nothing for large amounts of time, that’s not good. When the perceived worst thing happens, get up and shake it off! Smile, say “shoot” and keep moving. Add it to the list of things you’ve experienced and learn a lesson from it.
If you don’t have perspective, you are likely to make a decision too quickly based on your perception of things. People who stay in “crisis mode” need a change in perspective and perception.
Perception is how one perceives the fact to be. What are the facts at this moment as you perceive it? Perspective has to do with you deciding what the facts mean, not what they really are. Perspective concerns our ability to direct what happens from the facts part moving forward. Do not allow your perception to limit your future.
Your greatest enemy is fear. The only thing you need to fear is fear itself. Fear is an emotion not a fact. You are the author of your reality.
In your life, every great success will be the result of being persistent. Decide what you want to push through. There will be obstacles and problems. Don’t quit, don’t sit and don’t stop!
Your greatest challenge will be the conquest of fear and your development of habits of courage. Winston Churchill said, “courage is the foremost of virtues.”
He also said, “Never, never quit!” Don’t give up!
On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, Andy Albright shares some of the highlights from July’s Family Reunion at The Alliance headquarters in Burlington, N.C.
The first segment of the show featured five of the top women from The Alliance – Kerry Williams, Pam Moore, Katrina Gustin, Michele Alleman, Minerve Prophil – who shared their story of finding The Alliance and how they became successful with the company. Each of these women traveled very different journeys to reach this point with The Alliance, but they all started “doing the do” to become more successful in 2017. Each of these women has made a commitment to sell, recruit and build a bigger business this year. They follow the system that has been proven since 2002, and they stick to their schedule so that they stay focused on important tasks.
Do you have goals? Do you continue to set new goals? Do you raise your expectations for yourself? Do you schedule out your days? Do you plan? If you are not doing those things, then you need to start doing those things today! What inspires you? When you find out what inspires you, then you can truly push for all your goals and dreams.
Make a decision to schedule out your days so that you maximize the amount of tasks you can get done.
Jazmin Lightbourn was the next speaker featured from Family Reunion. She shared part of her story, and how she found The Alliance. Jazmin talked about the importance of having a consistent lead flow to help your business.
Jazmin shared several ways to be more successful.
Be confident in yourself and what you are doing.
Be bold and take risks.
Make referrals a priority.
Be your client’s friend.
Write a policy on yourself so you are more credible.
Read great books that help you grow and learn.
Make sure people know why you do what you do. There’s a good chance they know people who want to help people too. Don’t be afraid to ask. Help change people’s perceptions of life insurance and what we do.
Andy wrapped up the show by sharing details about the 2018 incentive trip to Hawaii.
On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, Andy Riddle and Chris Long fill in as your guest hosts while Andy Albright is traveling on business this week in Florida. Today’s show topic is Better, Faster, Farther.
Riddle and Long will share four sure-fire methods that will help you succeed 100 percent. When you are working with new people, you want to help them get moving better, faster and farther as soon as possible. If you know what the right things are then you want others to duplicate those same actions and behaviors. Doing this helps us all become the best version of ourselves as we move along. In Andy Albright’s “Inside The Circle,” we learn what makes a people move.
When you have a new person, you want to find out quickly what they want. Then, your job is to help them get it. This starts with you asking them, “What do you want?” You should know what you want too. You need to know what you want before you start helping others get what they want. One thing Andy tells people is that they are not allowed to quit. People are allowed to ACT, make adjustments and act again.
During Hurricane Irma, Chris Long wanted to use the storm as a reason to remove a concrete stump that had bothered him for some time. He got his tools, supplies and resources rounded up, and he set about removing the stump. It was not easy. He got disappointed. He stalled briefly. Long wanted to fix that post, but he realized it was going to take more work than he had first thought. He accepted it and started digging again. His own mother even discouraged him from continuing the journey. Long kept working at it. His father saw him struggling, so he grabbed a shovel and joined the removal party. The party got bigger when Long’s wife, cousin and even previously negative mom joined in the fun. People that wanted Long to quit earlier, saw he was making progress and wanted to help him get the job done.
During this ordeal, relationships got stronger and renewed. Long’s team won and had a tangible result to show for the effort. They took what seemed like work and made it a fun challenge. There was a real sense of accomplishment when they finished the job.
People gain confidence from feeling like they belong to a community. It is important to feel welcomed. That’s why community is one of The Alliance’s 8 Core Values. When we feel like we belong to a group, and the group is doing well, we borrow confidence from the group and integrate it into ourselves. Why do so many people fight issues of self-worth? Why do they let it potentially sabotage their approach to success? Stop it!
When you feel like you are on a team, you take the focus off of yourself and put it on the team. When we are part of a team, we are more likely to see that we are capable of something greater than if we only see ourselves. When you have a team, you don’t let the negative stuff sabotage what you are trying to do. We eliminate doubt. We are bigger together as a team than any one person could ever dream of being. When we have a team, we go “all in.”
Through our community, we adopt values, beliefs, behaviors and actions. We also get results! We realize we matter and everybody matters. We see our confidence grow. We win bigger. We grow.
Emotions are so tricky. They make us human. Emotions allow us to feel empathy. Page 183 of “Inside The Circle” states “Our emotions affect our ability to perform and alter our behavior in every area of our life.”
Emotions can also work against us. Negative emotions can get the best of us sometimes. They cause anger, sadness, hate, self-pity, etc. They can paralyze us. They cause us to lose our focus. They make us pout, rant, give up, etc.
Successful people know that how you behave is who you are. We have to learn to control our emotions. Leaders create a positive environment where people can work on learning how to control their emotions. It is easier for smokers to quit smoking when they are not around other smokers. You are a product of your environment so being in a positive setting makes you more positive.
Cohesion is all about sticking together. It means finding people that don’t think they are entitled to anything. When you can assemble a group of people that don’t expect something and don’t feel like they are owed something, you can win big. The Alliance creates cohesion through HotSpots, relationships and community.
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