Get Motivated! Business Seminar

Last week, Tuesday, we went to the Get Motivated! Business Seminar. There are mixed reviews on such events, just look at this consumer report article:  Can ‘The Donald’ make you rich? ‘The Donald’ was not at this seminar, but a couple people mentioned in the article were. People attending Get Motivated! may have been disappointed if they were expecting a miracle to help their business. But for those of us looking for a pep talk and some self-help tips (and didn’t mind a few infomercials), it was great! Despite sitting in the dark, I was able to jot down a few notes per speaker:

Bob Harrison

Bob Harrison

  • Your reaction to an event is predetermined before the event takes place.
  • Achievers create the interruptions.

Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes

  • People come after you when you’re successful.
  • It’s not over ‘til it’s over.

Rick Belluzzo

Rick Belluzzo

  • These times of disruption and change are full of opportunity.
  • Believe that disruption is good.
  • Strive to make a difference.
  • Be willing to take on tough assignments.
  • Be self-aware and open to feedback.
  • Perseverance can pay off.
  • Always maintain integrity.
  • Be hardheaded and softhearted.

Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz

  • ATTITUDE
  • Be excited.
  • What is your attitude when people say negative things?
  • We get too complicated and lose sight of our purpose.
  • Make good choices.
  • One law:  Do Right
  • Trust, Commitment, Love

Colin Powell

Colin Powell

  • You will know you’re a good leader if they’ll follow you out of curiosity (trust).

Rudy Guliani

Rudy Guliani

  • Listening is the best way to learn.
  • Don’t stop making notes.
  • A person with goals is very effective.
  • Every day take time to relax and think. At least five minutes.

James Smith

James Smith

  • Work for yourself as hard as you work for others.
  • It’s the little things you do.
  • Be the show!

Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw

  • If you listen to the people who say how stupid you are, you won’t amount to much.
  • Keep things simple.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

  • Do it! Live it!
  • Surround yourself with people who are doing it.

Stephen Pierce

Stephen Pierce

  • Biggest threat to the future is not letting go of the past.
  • It’s about you getting better.
  • New perspective. Change.
  • It’s impossible to be great if we are seeking comfort.

Bill Self

Bill Self

  • You have to love what you do.
  • Pressure can bring out the best in people.
  • Best time to go out to compete is when your back’s against the wall.
  • Welcome—don’t be jealous of competition.
  • Believe in what you do. Have confidence.
  • Enjoy the process.

All of the above points can be applied to daily life—not just businesses! “Your reaction to an event is predetermined” says so much about why we hesitate to pursue our dreams. Choosing to pursue ours took a leap of faith. “It’s impossible to be great if we are seeking comfort” is something people do not want to hear. We are creatures of comfort. But becoming great is worth stepping outside our comfort zone. Most importantly, “You have to love what you do”. At the same time we must remember that does not always happen over night. Sacrifices need to be made along the way. But those sacrifices get us to where we ultimately want to be. All of the speakers’ points are great reminders and words of encouragement to us on our journey. I hope they inspire you as well!

Which statements stand out to you?

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7 Responses to “Get Motivated! Business Seminar”

  1. bicroce Says:

    I am adding one statement: Think about what you are thinking about! No one can live above their thought-life!

  2. MAH Says:

    One law: Do Right

    I love this. So often I find myself at a decision point and doing the right thing always stands out even if it is not the popular choice. It is always the easiest choice, because you don’t have to waste time thinking about it.

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