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Succeeding in the Speaking Industry with Brian Tracy – Episode 163 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Speaking Industry

Brian Tracy is an Author, Keynote speaker and seminar leader. He addresses more than 250,000 people each year on the subjects of personal and professional development and has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 28 languages.

Prior to founding his company, Brian Tracy International, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million dollar development company. He has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting. He has conducted high level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar plus corporations in strategic planning and organizational development. He has traveled and worked in over 107 countries on six continents, and speaks four languages. Brian is happily married to Barbara and has four children. Brian is active in community and national affairs, and is the President of three companies headquartered in Solana Beach, California.

Show Highlights:

  • Without self-discipline, hard work, and focus, you really can’t accomplish anything. @BrianTracy
  • “The Master key to riches is self-discipline” – Napoleon Hill
  • “Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” – Albert Hubbard
  • Self-discipline is the catalyst or linchpin that makes all the other principles work. @BrianTracy
  • Manage your time, get organized, set priorities and determine most important thing and stay with it until it’s complete. @BrianTracy
  • I didn’t graduate high school so I thought washing dishes was my future. @BrianTracy
  • I had 3 major turning points in my life:    @BrianTracy
    1. Discovered I was responsible for my own life.
    2. Discovered the importance of written goals and plans.
    3. Discovery of personal development
  • Discipline yourself to do what you need to do to accomplish the goals that are important to you. @BrianTracy
  • Every high powered person is very responsible. @BrianTracy
  • I found the only way to be successful was to go back to basics. @BrianTracy
  •  My focus has been to teach people how to dramatically increase the rate at which they reach their goals. @BrianTracy
  • When speaking, romance your points. Give more stories and low it down so they can assimilate it. @BrianTracy
  • Rory shares his checklist for how to get started and to be successful as a professional speaker! @rory_vaden
  • The number one element for becoming a great speaker is: Be a student. @rory_vaden
  • It’s not about age time, it about stage time. @rory_vaden
  • Take charge of your own success. @rory_vaden
  • You can’t afford to wait to be discovered; your dream is too valuable. @rory_vaden
  • Don’t allow your pursuit of your dream to compromise your other targets. @rory_vaden

To connect with Brian and find materials on self confidence, goal setting and much more visit: briantracy.com

This is a special extended interview with Brian Tracy. The extended interview is all about wealth and successful habits of millionaires! To receive the extended bonus interview, send an email to rorypodcast@gmail.com with just your FIRST NAME in the subject line and it will be sent to you in an email format.

The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

Playing Big, Being Scrappy, and How I became a New York Times bestselling Author with Terri Sjodin – Episode 160 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

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TERRI L. SJODIN is the author of Scrappy and Small Message, Big Impact. She is the principal and founder of Sjodin Communications, a public speaking, sales training, and consulting firm. For more than twenty years she has served as a speaker and consultant for Fortune 500 companies, industry associations, academic conferences, CEOs, and members of Congress. She lives in Newport Beach, California.

Show Highlights:

  • Scrappy and grit live on the same continuum. Nothing irritates the persistence person more than scrappy person finding a workaround.   @terrisjodin
  • You have to get access into the door to make things happen.  @terrisjodin
  • Execute scrappy effort before something can happen. @terrisjodin
  • Keep it classy and scrappy. @terrisjodin
  • Ordinary people that are rethinking the process. @terrisjodin
  • The effort will get you in the door but not going to get you the deal, you still have to do the work. @terrisjodin
  • A little bit of irritation creates the drive to action. @terrisjodin
  • Getting scrappy is a choice to play big in a way that fits you. @terrisjodin
  • What can I do that will have a really big impression each day?  @terrisjodin
  • Everyone has a scrappy spirit within them. @terrisjodin
  • Scrappy people don’t just try once. @terrisjodin
  • “Fail at what you don’t want so might as well take chance on what you love.” – Jim Carrey
  • 3 Things can result from a scrappy play:
    1.  It works
    2. Nothing happens
    3. Not received well
  • You don’t have to score on every play, just advance the ball. @terrisjodin
  • Rory shares his Scrappy moment that lead to becoming a New York Times bestselling author!
  • If you are willing to have the discipline than why not you? @rory_vaden
  • Once you get to the point of no longer waiting and wanting someone to save you everything changes. @rory_vaden
  • You are in charge of your life – You are responsible for your results. @rory_vaden
  • Find your dream and get scrappy. @rory_vaden

Visit www.scrappy-thebook.com to pre-order your copy of SCRAPPY today!

The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting™ every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!