On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, James Hill and Paul Minichino talk to you about why you must keep the basics of NOT being basic!
On this episode of The Wednesday Call, your host Andy Albright wanted to talk about why some people make it and others don’t.
Growing up, Andy Albright wanted to find a way to be free to do what he wanted to do, when he wanted to do it. He was willing to do whatever it took to find that kind of freedom. When people ask him now if it was worth the hard work it took, he explains that it was worth it.
We all have friendships with people and we seem to be more connected to those people than just our acquaintances. Friends, relationships and trust are critical to success.
We all make mistakes, but we all make different mistakes. We all view other people’s mistakes differently than our own. Perspective is so important. Judging people is very dangerous. We all do it from time to time, but we have to be very careful when we do this. The goal is to get better at relationships and to form more friendships. The more friends you have, the more selective you can be about who you spend your time with.
A lot of people get a feeling and then they take action. That leads to being more confident and then they keep doing more. Too many people are waiting on a feeling to take action. They want to have belief or trust before they move. This takes too long. More people need to act their way into a feeling rather than waiting for a feeling to move. People that do are more likely to succeed.
Forget the excuses and focus on the part where you do stuff. If you can accept a person early then they are more likely to do something sooner. Some people are “dumb enough” to do something without needing evidence like “smart people” expect before they act. Waiting creates weight that prevents progress. The Alliance needs people to fail faster and then keep going. Eventually, with adjustments, success will come. The best time to start something is now.
People who blame anything besides themselves are less likely to get better than people who accept blame for their shortcomings. Blamers tend to get bitter. People that accept blame tend to get better.
Do you care about anybody outside of yourself? Do you care enough to reach out to people to try to help them? This takes work, and it takes practice to get really good at it. You have to get better at figuring things out and stop being bitter about it.
The most successful people are those who don’t get too high and don’t get too low. They don’t believe their press clippings or personal headlines. You want to stay in the middle and not go off the rails. One component of that is your coping skills and how you handle adversity. How do you respond under pressure? How a person behaves in that moment is normally a good indicator of the kind of person you are dealing with.
More people need to believe without proof. The more you can do this, the more successful you can be. It takes practice to become really good at this. If you can master coping with stressful situations, you will be built for success. The ability to pivot can make all the difference in being a success versus being a failure. It’s OK to fail, but it’s not OK to repeat it or not learn from the setback. If you can roll with the punches it will annoy people to no end. However, you will be better off, and you will set the example of how to cope with drama moving forward.
The ability to take a bad situation and make the best of it is a skill that few can master. If you can do this, you will win more than you ever thought possible. Don’t get paralyzed in the moment and suffer because of it. Accept the situation and figure out what to do next. Having the right mindset will determine where you go when you face a struggle or difficulty. Don’t sweat it and don’t stir it too soon. Let it sit for a little bit and then clean up the mess. Operate with an adult mindset instead of using a toddler mindset.
Shape your mind and thinking around the thinking that gets you on the good side of life. Having the right balance will help swim or sink. It is a choice. It can be learned. It is about establishing patterns in all that you do. If you keep practicing, you will find the way to win.
People that “do the do” get to enjoy the stuff. Now, that doesn’t mean life is all about possessions, but it does allow you more choices than most people get to enjoy. If you sit idle, then you will be limited in about everything you can think of. When you get stuff done, you get to make more choices and you have more options.
The prize is typically reserved for those that take action quickly. The faster you move, the more you can accomplish. When you keep going and doing, things happen more for you than others who choose to sit and stew. Things will not change until things change. We all have to make a decision to make changes if we want to get different results.
Who you hang around will determine who your friends are. What you do determines where you go. What you do helps others decide if they want to spend time around you too. What you read, watch and listen to is the fuel you allow in your head. It will impact your behaviors and actions. Work to get around the right information so you can grow. If you work hard, focus on the basics and don’t quit, you will win. The key is to be fanatical about doing the basics it takes to win. It’s the best way to set yourself up for success and winning.
On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, Andy Albright was back live for the first time in three weeks, after taking a trip to Africa with his son, Spencer.
Andy gets asked one question over and over again. People ask, “Is it worth it?”
The more successful you get, the more problems you have. You also get to do cool things that others don’t. It’s good and bad … and the scope of both gets bigger the more you move up in this world. Andy says it is worth it to him. To be able to spend time with family in crazy places like Africa is what he loves doing so he works hard so he continues to get to do those things.
We all have “stuff” no matter what level we are at, but there are just varying degrees of the good and bad. It is key to exercise gratitude no matter where you are at right now. As you get more successful it is important to keep the proper perspective. To move up, you are going to have to deal with things, problems, obstacles, issues, etc. How you navigate those waters and react to situations will determine how far and how high you can go in life.
You have to be able to deal with problems if you want to keep expanding your horizons. Here’s the other trick about being successful: you have to keep doing it. When you figure out what works, you have to remember what you did to be successful.
The Alliance is running a contest with Foresters for top rookies and veterans based on production with Foresters, with the winners traveling to Toronto on Dec. 4-6. Winners will travel with Albright and a team from The Alliance to spend time together in Toronto.
There is also a Rolex Rollout contest going on from July 22 until Dec. 31. A total of five 2002 Rolex watches will be awarded in honor of The Alliance opening for business in 2002.
Stay tuned for more contests we will be rolling out soon.
How do you connect with people? How do you meet people?
Are you thinking about making a connection when you first meet a person, or are you just going through the motions? When you meet a person at a gas station or grocery store, you want to find out how you know each, if you do, before you start asking them about what we do. Ask questions that tell you what they do now and what they would like to do. Find out where they live, where they spend time, etc. When you find out that they want to know what you do, then you can talk about what we do and find out if they are interested. The biggest step is to talk to people. Don’t just walk past people when you have the chance to talk to them. Here’s another tip: get their phone number before the conversation ends. When you do that you can follow up quickly.
How do you get people moving?
You have to make it small and simple or it probably won’t happen. Start small when you ask a person to do something, but give them things fast. If they do what you ask, then give them some more items to work on.
Be patient if nothing happens, but keep looking for people that respond when asked. All you can do is give a person the opportunity to do something.
On page 90 of “Inside The Circle,” Andy writes about getting people to move. It’s not about being perfect, but rather about working with imperfect people, which is everybody! Work with people who are willing to work hard and are coachable. Too many people let the noise in their own head get in the way of them being successful. When you stop listening to yourself and start talking to yourself, you are probably going to be more successful.
Considerations, fears and roadblocks will come in life. Considerations are worrying about what other people think. Fears are you worrying if you can do it. Roadblocks are just challenges you will have to face to be successful. That’s really the only three things you have to deal with in life. If you can figure those things out, you are going to win in business and life. If you always believe things will get better, then you are on the right track.
You have to be aware of considerations, fears and roadblocks. You have to be willing to face them. You have to be willing to embrace the process and deal with the outcomes too.
If you can deal with those things, and help people along the way then you are going to enjoy a great life.