Larry Wilson, founder of multi-national Wilson Learning and author of million copy best selling business books, was at our lake house last night when a fight broke out. You’re gonna love this! (This post is 2:55)

Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.

13 thoughts on “My Fight with Larry Wilson”

  1. This is a actually awesome entry. I found your blog from yahoo while browsing a similar material. I truly ate up what you were required to go over. Keep up the truly amazing work!

  2. Yeah! Sometimes I find I’ve got one foot on the gas and one on the brake. And the knee of the foot that is on the brake is locked into position!!!
    It’s good to know that I’m not the only one that needs to rip that brake out of the floorboard!!

  3. Slow to reply!! I am shocked that risk would even be spoken about. The risk is NOT climbing the mountain. Who said “World Class” has anything to do with age? Ask P.T. Barum! Would like to know who spoke of RISK first. Larry has already gained his victory by starting his new adventure. Great “BLOG”. I would expect nothing less. Jim Hudson

  4. Great story, with Larry Wilson, I am reminded to never give up, at 57 years old, I feel like I am about to start on a great journey,and I have a full 20 years!! to “catch up” with Larry. thanks for all your and Dawns support. Peter Sheerhan

  5. When Larry Wilson told you he would throw caution to the wind, he reminded me of my mother. A woman who threw caution to the wind, came to America at age 22 as an immigrant learning English and being married and pregnant at a tough time with no money. She had just quit her waitressing job because the owner tried to force her to serve a steak he dropped on the floor and replaced on the plate. At the time she was the only income-earner. They were sleeping on the floor in a south-side Chicago basement. She threw caution to the wind and announced to my “poverty/middle class” thinking father that they would own a restaurant. A huge fight ensued, not unlike the one you had with Larry that night. In the end, my mother went to 18 banks, and finally the 19th bank gave her a business loan, she found a place and bought it and when my father realized that my mom was world-class succeeding, he came around and became her business partner. My mother’s father, also a poverty/middle class thinker, told her she would lose the restaurant business in 5 years. They thrived for 35 years, used the place to network for real estate ventures and teach their children about the possibility of going being poverty-working class-middle class-upper class. In their 40-year marriage, I’ve witnessed the different styles of thinking, and it’s been a rough ride for my mom, a upper class thinker to be with a middle class thinker (he has not changed). My point is I agree with Larry Wilson. Throw caution to the wind, it will always be an adventure and you will always learn and meet extraordinary people along the way. Thanks Steve! – Michelle M. Strbich

  6. Mace, I agree 100%. Larry Wilson is one of the great ones. Bob Proctor told me one time when we were having lunch in Toronto that Larry Wilson knew more about personal development than anyone alive. Today I know thats true. I hope when we turn 77 we have half the energy, ambition and passion as he does.

    Steve Siebold

  7. Thanks, Kris. It’s a great to have a medium to share 23 years worth of stories about my encounters with some of the greatest performers in the world. Listen to the OJ Simpson/Fred Goldman post and see what you think.

    Thanks for commenting and being a part of our community! -Steve Siebold,

  8. Great one, Steve! I love your stories and examples of those who have made it big through world class thinking. This is going to be a great venue. Keep them coming. I’ve moved off that middle class track I was on, and want to stay off. These reminders are a great help.


  9. You didn’t mention that risk is a matter of degree. I know people who throw caution to the wind and somehow fail every single time! I believe world class thinkers learn from mistakes and apply those lessons to future opportunities. That wisdom is what allows them (I really want to say “us”) to filter out the bad deals.

  10. Steve,

    I was sitting here congratulating myself about how much I’ve been doing in 2007. Then I heard your post.

    I have accomplished a lot – and I’m grateful. But listening to your post, I realize I haven’t done a FRACTION of what I COULD have done! Just when I start to approach world class thinking, my middle class thinking (“go slowly, test this out, make sure you don’t fail”) rears its ugly head!

    I just turned 50 this year – that clock is ticking, baby! There’s a place for caution, sure. But I’ve let take a dominant position in my thinking – and that’s what I’m changing!


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