On this episode of The Wednesday Call podcast, your host Andy Albright delves deep into the topic of bringing all your energies to bear on one thing.
He’ll discuss the boogeyman, the secret to effectiveness and what happens when you get your picture took!
Have you ever noticed that a focused light has great power and seems to shine brighter than those light that are distracted by multiple targets. Clear purpose allows you to concentrate your effort. Andy is committed to putting all his energies to bear on this one thing, forgetting what is behind and looking forward to what lies ahead.
What do you want?
If you know what you want, then you can get it. Stop guessing and start running toward what you want. You don’t have time to waste on anything else.
Get past what you think you know.
Effectiveness is about knowing what really counts. Can you ONLY do what really counts. Forget everything else.
“You don’t know how you look until you get your picture took.”
Have a solid purpose. It reduces frustration. It allows you to forget stuff that doesn’t matter. A clear purpose tells us what to do, and what NOT to do. I’ve seen people stop cursing because they decided they wanted to stop it. Now, you will slip up from time to time, but the idea is you are working on it!
Work on the things that count.
Figure out what to do and what not to do. When you are calling people, it might be a good idea not to cuss.
Andy shared a video of Jazmin Lightbourn that is filled with raw emotion.
You can see the video HERE --> http://bit.ly/2q8ED4G
When people see raw emotion it makes them react. Emotions are what move people to work. Your business is determined by the size and strength of the foundation. You can’t build larger than the foundation you are on top of. A great example is the Alliance Convention Center. It will only be as large as your foundation.
You do the basics in the beginning so that later it can be bigger and bigger. Do it now, not later.
Morale and mission go together. They are tied together hand in hand. People working together for a great purpose don’t argue. A great purpose prevents arguments. Purpose keeps people from arguing over trivial matters. When you are rowing a boat, you ain’t got time to rock. You will end up wet and overboard. That’s a bad combination.
The most successful people are great at keeping the main thing the main thing. Simple.
How is your activity? Are you efficient? If you are, you are doing things correctly.
How is your productivity? Are you effective? If you are, you are doing the right things correctly.
Are you wasting energy? Are you focused on the trivial? When the titanic sank, it really didn’t make sense to rearrange the chairs on the boat. The boat was going down regardless.
Ask yourself these two questions:
What is your business?
How is your business?
Get that right and your life will be better!
On Episode 62 of The Wednesday Call, Andy Albright raps about how you can slow down to speed up with The Alliance. Get ready for this episode because Andy delivered knowledge like he was shot out of a cannon.
When you are recruiting people, are you working fast? Are you working effectively? Are you focused on recruiting and nothing else in that moment?
Are you patient enough to realize when you find a solid person that you need to calm down and slow down? You need to make sure they are on point, so that you don't send them out with the wrong direction.
The first step is making sure you are doing what you should be doing, long before you start expecting the correct behavior from another person. What are you wearing? Is it making a great first impression?
Before you even open your mouth to say hello, people see what you look like. You will attract people who look like you and dress like you. Look the part or you can never attract the kind of recruits that you want on your team. Dress for success and others will take notice.
Be a great example in all that you are doing when you are working with your team. Be aware of what you say in a group setting and be careful about what you say in a direct one-on-one setting to a person. People don’t like to change and they will be sensitive if you point out bad habits. If a person doesn’t want to change then they will not change. You can’t force a person to change their behavior unless they want to change.
When a person decides they want to do something and they show you they have scrap and fight in their DNA, then you have a person that you can help do big things. People that take ownership and don’t see work as a job are the people that want to win big.
People are watching what you do. You can’t coach a person to do something if you aren’t doing it first. Before you can lead, you have to show others through your actions that you are willing to do it first.
Too many people are focused on a destination and not thinking in terms of how far they can go in life. The Alliance wants people to push to see how far they can go and how much they can do with the opportunity we have in America.
People will remember how you made them feel ... always! They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. You have to make people feel welcome or they will not come back again. We want people at our weekly meetings, making sure people feel welcomed. Even if you have an opinion, you don’t have to share it with the world. Be nice. Smile. Shake hands.
What you think about the most if what you are going to do. It is a fact.
What you spend your time thinking about and doing is what you will ultimately do. Focus on the right things so that you do what needs to be done. If you are having problems, there’s a good chance that you are thinking about the wrong things in your life. If you are negative, you can bet your worst fears will come to pass. Eliminate negative vibes and work on your words, thoughts and actions.
How you are dressed, how you think and how you act around people is a direct indication of where you are in life.
Focus on what is inside your circle of influence. Anything outside that circle doesn't matter. It is just noise that you can't control or change. Your energy is best spent on things you directly can change.
Stop lobbying for change that isn’t likely to happen and work on what you can make an impact on. When you talk to people make sure you are saying things that are making a positive impact and not negative.
Are you actively helping people that genuinely need direction?
You never know what a person knows so don’t assume that they know what it right and what is wrong. Help people. Don’t be mean.
How big is your vision?
People are focused on what is going on right now and not what tomorrow looks like. People with bigger goals and vision are thinking about the future now. They are still getting things done now, but they have a dream of what the future is going to look like.
Don't fall into the trap of thinking you have huge amounts of time.
The mentality should be now or never, not I can do it later. The more you can do today, the better off you will be. When people see you going all out to be successful, you will attract people that will do the same because you are doing it. If you can do it now, why are you waiting? Move. Take Action. Go get results!
When you have a plan, you can be more successful. When you are striving for a goal, it helps to have a plan. Be intentional about what you do every day and every minute. Actions speak louder than words.
You can have all the information in the world, but it comes down to putting that "know how" in action.
If you haven’t played the game then you can’t talk about the game. You are not credible until you have done it.
You can have the greatest education in the world, but if you don’t take the knowledge and apply it then it is worth nothing. Application trumps knowledge every single time. You have to understand that you can have whatever you want, but you need to have a plan to get there and stay there. It’s part of the formula for success. Remember to operate from a place of humility.
“What you think about all the time is what will happen.” Andy Albright
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On episode 61 of The Wednesday Call with Andy Albright, you will learn about the importance of gratitude, why perception is more about what you see rather than what you look at and why thankful people are happier ... period!
When you have the proper gratitude, you gain the proper perspective in your life. It means you can look back on the past and use that to help you now and in the near future.
Gratitude brings on an attitude of humility. Humility helps you see what is really important in life. You might not have everything or even what you want, but you have enough to leverage it moving forward. When you have the right perspective, you can see things clearly. You don’t get as riled up when a situation occurs. When you can stay calm, you can still get things done.
Perception is not what you look at, but rather what you see.
When you are indebted to people then it helps you because you feel like you owe a person who has helped you in your life.
When people are not grateful, then you can never do enough for them. You can do 100 things for them and it is never enough.
When you are dealing in terms of gratitude, you need three ingredients to have the right mix of it. You need appreciation, indebtedness and gratefulness.
Life isn't fair, nobody owes you anything and nobody is here to make you happy. The sooner you know those three things, the easier your road in this life will be.
People with gratitude are more productive, healthier and happier. When you have gratitude, life is better. You don’t feel sick all the time, you get more done and you enjoy being around people you enjoy being around.
When you are happy and grateful, you have a shot to change your life dramatically. Those are the kinds of people The Alliance wants to help do this thing! We are looking for people that want to successful and are not afraid to show gratitude, humility and thankfulness.
The Alliance wants to help people experience things they’ve never seen or done before. We want people with big levels of gratitude because those people are happier, hungrier and more thankful about where they are in life. They are ready to grow and they remember the past.
Are you hungry? Do you want it bad? The Alliance wants to help you grow your gratitude.
On this episode of The Wednesday Call Podcast, Andy Albright was coming to you live from the Alliance Convention Center in Burlington, NC with more than 300 people at the show.
The first half of today’s episode is devoted to recognition – both new and repeat SEAL Team 20 members and Good Samaritan Bonus winners. Andy showed a blurb of a video of Maxwell Smart (from the 1960’s TV series Get Smart) saying he had missed the mark by “this much,” illustrating a very small margin. He then interviewed some of the first time SEAL Team 20 members who had been right on the edge of earning the status until now. Each had their own version of commitment that pushed them to do whatever it took to reach the mark.
Andy hinted (not too subtly) that a new phone app The Alliance is developing to simplify an agent’s access to multiple resources at once AND provide reminders and alerts to keep them motivated.
The final portion of the TWC focused on keeping new agents from becoming discouraged. And keep them moving above the line, where they are paying their bills. Andy encouraged recruiting agents to build relationships with them so they do not feel alone when there is a disappointment. He mentioned talking to them like they would their children, and to remember the biggest enemy to great is good.
In order to grow The Alliance into a BILLION dollar company we need to pave the road to success by:
Eliminating the irritants
Clearing the path
Building an interstate and
Paying the toll