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Facing Entrepreneurial Fears with Christy Wright – Episode 188 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

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Christy Wright, both entertaining and inspiring, presents messages that educate and give hope to audiences nationwide. As the creator of Business Boutique and through her podcast and sellout live events, Wright has equipped thousands of women to successfully run and grow a business so they can make money doing what they love. Wright is a Certified Business Coach and Ramsey Personality. Since joining Ramsey Solutions in 2009, she has spoken to audiences across the country at women’s conferences, national business conferences and Fortune 500 companies. Her new book, Business Boutique, releases April 2017.

Show Highlights: 

  • When people know what selling really is, they can sell with confidence. @ChristyBWright
  • When you’re meeting people’s needs and solving their problems, the sale is natural. @ChristyBWright
  • Many people don’t have sales simply because they aren’t asking. @ChristyBWright
  • It’s easy for us to look in the rearview mirror of our life instead of through the windshield. @ChristyBWright
  • The best way to shift guilt is to focus on wherever you are at the moment. @ChristyBWright
  • My mom didn’t teach me persistence, she lived it. @ChristyBWright
  • More is taught than caught. @DaveRamsey
  • You’re not harming your kids by working hard, you’re helping them. @ChristyBWright
  • The number one thing that will hold you back is fear. @ChristyBWright
  • Fear isn’t a sign you’re doing something bad, it’s a sign you’re doing something bold. @ChristyBWright
  • The antidote to fear is action. @ChristyBWright
  • You always take the next affordable step. @TheSharkDaymond

Let Christy know you were listing by tweeting her at: @ChristyBWright.

Connect with her online at christywright.com or facebook.com/OfficialChristyWright.

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!

Finish Strong

Finish Strong

Champions are made in the fourth quarter.

You don’t have to like it. You don’t have to agree with it; but if you want to be a Champion you’re going to have to embrace it.

Because sooner or later your ability to win is going to come down to what you have left and how hard you play in the final stretch.

Champions know that there is something magic about finishing strong.

They know there is something glorious about exhausting themselves completely and asking “can I give more?” “Can I work harder?”

And so Champions push themselves to develop the habit of finishing strong in everything they do.

But most people don’t have it.

Most people don’t have that special ability to find more inside of themselves.

Most people don’t have a desire deep enough to make their best performance at the very end.

Most people don’t have the passion it takes to pull together heroic effort as the time ticks down.

Most people run out of gas. Most people coast. Most people just want it to be over and they want the win to come easily at the end.

Which is exactly why most people never become champions.

Champions fight hardest at the very end.

I’m not talking about the sandbagging effort where you play the rest of the game with partial strength so that you preserve something for the end.

I’m talking about the kind of epic effort where you left everything out on the line to begin with.

You were completely exhausted and then your desire to win gave you new energy.

You had nothing left and then you drew your deepest strength.

You had already given all you had and then you found a way to give even more.

It’s not just a physical thing. It’s a mental thing. It’s an emotional thing. It’s even a spiritual thing.

Champions find a way. They find the passion. They find the energy.

Because they know that even if you’re the best in the world, sooner or later you’re going to be tested.

Sooner or later you’re eventually going to meet an opponent who will fight you to the very end. You’ll meet an opponent who will push you to the brink of losing.

And in that moment it will simply come down to who wants it more. It will come down to who has something left in the final hour.

Champions finish strong.

Happy fourth quarter of 2015 everyone.

Time to see what we’re all made of.

The Uncommon Insight of The Most Persistent People

Persistence

Persistence isn’t just a matter of raw will or iron grit.

Persistence is also partly the result of a longer-term perspective.

People who lack persistence almost always also lack perspective. People who lack persistence only think short term.

Thus, the one pivotal belief that persistent ultra-performers have that many people don’t is that:

You always get paid for how hard you work. Sometimes now, often times later but always eventually.

None of us like to fail, but we all do. Yet the people who persist in the face of setbacks have rooted within them a deep faith that if they stay the course it will pay off.

When most people run into rejection they immediately count their endeavor as not worth it.

When ultra-performers run into rejection, however, they know that their short-term sacrifices are just down payments on rich future blessings.

Ultra-performers know that sometimes you get paid in what you earn and other times you get paid in what you learn.

But either way, they both eventually contribute to a better, more capable, more persistent you.

And so inevitably you do indeed always get paid for how hard you work. Sometimes now, often times later…

Always eventually.

Consistency

The water of the ocean is relentless.

Ignored and unnoticed most of the time by most of the world, it washes up against rocks, and bolders, and mountains in a slow and steady wave.

Yet over the course of time the waves will eventually wash away and reduce whatever it is they touch.

The water is less powerful. The water is much smaller. The water isn’t as forceful.

But the water is consistent.

And because it’s consistent it overcomes.