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Jul
13

Becoming Financially Independent

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I get emails and messages every day from people asking how to become financially independent. They’ve usually read one or more of my books and are looking for the missing ingredient to their success with money. This is my first post in a series that addresses this topic. I certainly don’t have all the answers, but after conducting over 1,300 face-to-face interviews with the self-made rich since 1984, I’ve collected an amazing array of helpful hints. Publications like the Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes Magazines, CNBC and many others around the world contact me a regular basis for this 34-years of research and data. Watch this short video post and I’ll look forward to your comments.

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Jun
28

Mental Toughness: Keep it Simple

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Psychological simplicity and clarity are key for high performance, especially under pressure. Watch this short video I taped in my office at the Mansion, and I’ll look forward to your comments.

Jun
12

Mental Toughness/Negotiating

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Negotiating is an important skill, and after interviewing over 1300 of the world’s wealthiest people, I’ve learned some of the best strategies. In this video, I describe the #1 technique I learned over the years from billionaires striking deals. Watch this short video for the strategy, and I’ll look forward to your comments.

May
31

Mental Toughness/30-Seconds

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Have you ever needed to be mentally tough, bold or courageous but couldn’t overcome your fear? If so, you’re not alone. We all have. The good news is there’s a little known trick you can use to become a beast when you need it! Watch this short video (2-minutes) for the trick, and I’ll look forward to your comments.

May
23

How Mental Toughness Works

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A few years ago I got a call from TIME Magazine. The reporter said; “were doing a story on you, and I want to know how you make people mentally tough in your speeches and seminars?” I was shocked. After all, this was TIME magazine, and I expected a better question from such a credible source. I’ve shared my response to this reporter with audiences around the world in my live events, and today I decided to share it with you via video. If you’re a coach, parent or mentor of any kind, you’re going to want to watch this short video. (4 minutes) You have my permission to use the answer with your clients, kids and mentee’s.  I’ll look forward to your comments.

May
16

Living Your Way

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One of the things that drives me nuts about personal development gurus; religious leaders, life coaches, psychologists and other advice-based experts is when they tell you how your should live your life. Its as if they possess information that you don’t; or that they are more intelligent in some way. I saw one the other day where some guy is conducting a course on how to me a real man. Seriously? The audacity of some of these people is only exceeded my the size of their own egos. Watch this short (2:47) video about living on your terms and being happy. I’ll look forward to your comments.

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Apr
24

1300 Self-Made Millionaires

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Today I interviewed my 1300th self-made millionaire since 1984. His name is Deron Ferrell, and he’s one of the good guys. In 34 years of conducting these interviews, I’ve seen all kinds of personalities. I’ve seen people go from rags to riches; millionaires lose all of their money, and humble people turn into ego maniacs. Watch this short video as I reflect on the one key ingredient of the best of self-made millionaires and other successful people.

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Apr
12

Making Mentally Tough Decisions

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How decisive are you? Do you make decisions quickly with confidence or do you have a hard time deciding what to have for dinner? Studies show a strong correlation between success and decisiveness, and this is skill as opposed to a talent. In other words, decisiveness can be developed. Watch this short video (3-minutes) I recorded in the Guitar Room at the Mansion, and I’ll look forward to your comments.

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Mar
27

Mentally Tough Attitude?

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Do you have a mentally tough, world-class attitude, or do you allow your mind to shift on the emotions of the moment? Attitude is a simple yet powerful force. It can be our greatest asset or worst enemy. It’s a choice we make moment-to-moment, and it requires self-discipline to maintain an attitude that serves our best interests. Watch this short video (3-minutes) and I’ll look forward to your comments.

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Mar
10

Lighten Up, Francis!

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I’m in final rehearsals for upcoming 8-city Mental Toughness speech and media tour, and one of the questions I get the most is around reducing stress. On this tour, I’ll be closing all of my speeches with a story about a client we had years ago on Wall Street. Watch this short (3-minute) video I shot in the studio at Bona Allen Mansion earlier today, and look for me on morning TV shows in Cincinnati (March 19) Indianapolis (March 20) Springfield, Illinois (March 21) Chicago (March 22) St. Louis (March 23) West Palm Beach (April 5) Orlando (April 6) Tampa (April 7). I’ll be promoting by new best-selling book, Secrets Self-Made Millionaires Teach Their Kids (www.thesecretsbook.com)

 

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