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Finding Your Life Purpose and Clarifying Your Life Vision – Episode 205 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Finding Your Life Purpose and Clarifying Your Life Vision

In this week’s episode of the Action Catalyst Podcast, Rory shares 8 types of visions for you to take action on for finding your life purpose and clarifying your own vision.

Show Highlights:

Our ability to be disciplined is directly proportionate of our vision.

Most people have a complete misconception about why they can’t be disciplined.

Discipline becomes dormant in the absence of a dream.

Increasing someone’s discipline is more a conversation about clarifying their vision than it is about increasing their motivation.

People are motivated by the ability to earn “things.”

Very often vision results from an impending event.

Many times, the vision of visiting a place can inspire us.

Status is one of the most powerful drivers of self-discipline.

Recognition is a quiet driver of accomplishment.

Almost every great vision includes a person in some way.

There is something powerful about earning the respect of someone you respect.

Success is having the people who know you best, respect you the most.

 

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!

Finding Strategic Clarity with Greg Head – Episode 182 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

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Greg Head helps founders and CEOs develop stronger growth strategies for their businesses. He has helped three software companies grow from startup to global scale in more than 25 years in the software industry. Most recently, he worked with Infusionsoft growing it from $15 million to $100 million in revenues in five years as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the company’s marketing strategy, demand generation, communications, partner marketing and product marketing functions. Greg also held leadership positions at the startup through acquisition stages of two other highly-successful CRM software businesses, ACT! and SalesLogix, which have generated more than $1 billion in total revenue.

  • You have to figure out what your message is for the world. @GregHead
  • Things that scale up do so by narrowing down. @GregHead
  • Successful companies start with one customer, doing one thing massively well, usually with one tactic. @GregHead
  • Going from ADD to OCD is a requirement for scaling up. @GregHead
  • If you don’t narrow down exactly who you serve, you are just another mediocre player. @GregHead
  • Know what game you’re playing. @GregHead
  • 8 action steps to help you get more strategic marketing clarity for your business.
  • It’s easier than ever to start a business but harder than ever to capture people’s attention. @GregHead
  • “Mindshare precedes market share” – @ScottMcCain
  • First, clarify who you are going after. @rory_vaden
  • When clarifying your customer, think in psychographic in addition to demographic. @rory_vaden
  • Your current customers tell you who your future customers should be. @rory_vaden
  • Cultivate the habit of action by demanding progress and completely freeing yourself of the demand for perfection. @rory_vaden
  • The more you try, opportunities you take, and tests you make the better you will become. @rory_vaden

Visit Greghead.com to learn more about Greg and his insights.

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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!

Training Your Subconscious with Vince Poscente – Episode 169 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

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Vince Poscente, one of the most in-demand speakers today, is an expert on Resiliency—the ability to overcome challenges and bounce back even stronger than ever before. His client list includes top organizations with one thing in common: they understand that success is not just about reaching your goals and getting what you want. There also has to be an intent to handle setbacks and overcome obstacles and end of smarter, stronger and more focused than ever before, Vince knows first-hand the power that attitude, determination and innovation play in your future success–especially when life doesn’t go as planned. A recreational skier, Vince rose to the ranks of an Olympic skier in just four short years. Landing him a spot as a Times Best Selling author, Hall of Fame Speaker and Award winning business owner.

Show Highlights:

  • Moments of emotional intensity are always followed up by a decision.  @vinceposcente
  • Resiliency has a lot to do with how we make decisions. @vinceposcente
  • We must become conscious of the decision making moments we have. @vinceposcente
  • Clarity is having an emotional connection to where you want to go. @vinceposcente
  • Commitment is a process, not just a one-time moment. @vinceposcente
  • Competitive advantage comes from doing the things your competition is not willing to do. @vinceposcente
  • Goal setting is about being present. @vinceposcente
  • You are the person that you tell yourself you are. @rory_vaden
  • Monitor the limiting belief thoughts you have throughout the day. @rory_vaden
  • Be aware of what you tell yourself about yourself in moments of failure. @rory_vaden
  • Negative thinking is a form of endulgement. @rory_vaden

To learm more about Vince, hear him speak or get your copy of one of his books visit: vinceposcente.com 

Looking for an adventure? Check out Vince’s website: heroesclimb.com

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!

Improving Self-Discipline & How to Do Things You Don’t Want to Do – Part 2

In Take the Stairs, I wrote “the amount of our endurance is directly proportionate to the clarity of our vision.”

Not too long ago I was speaking for YPO down in Bogota Colombia and one of the men in the audience chimed in with a powerful example of this concept.

“Rory, that is so true because all of my life I struggled to lose weight. Until I heard about this guy whose house caught on fire and his wife and 2 kids were all passed out from the smoke. He had to make a choice about who he was going to save. When I heard the story, I decided right then and there that if that ever happened to me I would be strong enough to carry my wife and my 2 boys out of a burning house. I lost all that weight and today I’m strong enough to do just that. That vision changed my life forever.”

Another example was from an older gentleman who came up to me recently and said:

“Rory, for years my family has tried to lose weight. They’ve said it would cause me heart problems, cost me money, blah blah blah. My doctor even told me that if I didn’t make a change in my habits I would likely be dead in the next 15 years – even that didn’t motivate me!

Then on the first birthday of my first grandchild it finally sunk in. I realized if I didn’t get my act together that I would miss this baby girl’s high school graduation. I would miss seeing her get married. I would miss seeing her life. That vision – of what I’d be missing out on- was enough to finally get my butt in gear.”

While both of these are examples of “negative” visions, they are incredibly powerful. If you find that you aren’t “motivated” chances are that you just haven’t yet clarified a vision of what you want, or what you’ll be missing out on if you don’t start taking action.

Maybe you should do that now.