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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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Mar
01

Are You Willing to Kick and Scratch?

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I’m on a media tour across the United States, Canada and Latin America promoting my new book, Secrets Self-Made Millionaires Teach Their Kids, and a reporter in Minnesota asked me a great question this week. Watch this short (3 minute) video and I’ll look forward to your comments.

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Feb
24

Are You Playing Not To Lose?

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I received a terrible phone call from an old college friend last week. The news was devastating, and it kept me up all night. He only has a few months left to live, and he called to say goodbye. It broke my heart and made me take immediate inventory of my life. And then I thought about the plight of the average person living in 2018. The statistics tell the story: most people spend their lives playing not lose. They take the conservative path and make safe decisions. They live within their comfort zone and rarely venture beyond. And when the grim reaper comes calling, the number one deathbed regret is “not taking more chances.” Watch this short video (3 minutes) on critical thinking as it relates to playing to win, and I’ll look forward to hearing your comments.

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Feb
16

Mental Toughness Millions

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People ask me every day: how did you make your money with Mental Toughness Training? The answer is for the past 20 years we’ve been selling million dollar contracts to billion dollar companies. The secret weapon of our success has been the strength of our referral network, both organic and inorganic. We have hundreds of referral partners around the world that work with us for handsome commissions. Once or twice a year we open the opportunity to join us. If you’re interested, watch this short video (3 minutes) I taped in my office at the Mansion, and if you like what you hear and think its a fit, visit http://www.mentaltoughnessu.com/ba 

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Feb
09

Breaking Through Belief Barriers

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Have you ever seen something amazing and thought; I’ll never be able to afford that? I sure have, and what I’ve learned is that I was the major obstacle keeping me from attaining it. Watch this short video      (2-min) that I taped at a club I visited 38 years ago in Atlanta, and I’ll look forward to your comments.