Speeding to Dallas, on our way to Maui, I have the idea that life has a strange way of providing new experiences for us.
Last week was the GKIC SuperConference and was it ever great. They crammed so much into three days that I still haven’t processed it all yet. How could I, the information came blasting relentlessly from the stage from 8 am till 9 pm each day. It was phenomenal and here’s why I love these conferences.
The tell it like it is – No B.S.
More than anything these people are honest. They aren’t afraid to give you the scary secrets, the dirty details and unorthodox advice that will save you lots of time and money.
They don’t hold back
Gone are the illusions. They have been living their dream for a long time. They’ve been through many unbelievable situations and aren’t afraid to share the “agony and ecstasy” with the audience. In fact, that’s why everyone’s there.
We know there’s hope
As they stand up there and share their mistakes and triumphs, the room fills with hope. Sadly, we relate to the mistakes because we’ve made them. Like our speakers, at the time we made those decisions, they seemed smart. While we laugh, we’re a bit embarrassed, because we can relate to the speakers errors. Those mistakes that we have yet to make will be avoided with this help.
The hope comes when we hear their successes. After all the mistakes, failures and misadventures, we better understand that the road to success is not easy. As entrepreneurs, we always think that everyone has the silver bullet. Somehow, we imagine that everyone is getting there quicker, easier and with divine intervention. Yet, after we hear them, we realize that everyone experiences their share of mistakes.
We get to experience their triumphs through their stories. This is a big boost to the people in the room. The audience is super charged as they are taken on the journey of rags to riches by speaker after speaker. We can actually feel the energy as people desperately want to duplicate the successes they are hearing about.
Listen, learn and leap forward
The bottom line of every single presentation is action. We can attend these conferences until we are blue in the face and if we never take action we and our businesses are doomed. Action is the key to it all. Listening to the presenters, learning what to do, our success is contingent on actually doing something.
As Dan Kennedy says, “Taking action is imperative. Even if you are moving in the wrong direction, it doesn’t matter, you will eventually find the right direction. However if you never take action you’ll not even stay where it is you are now. You’ll fall behind and in today’s world, it’ll happen quickly. Taking action is a must!”
Now, it’s Jack and James
This week we are off to meet Jack Canfield and James Malinchak. Sometimes it seem quite like a dream. I hadn’t really thought of ever spending time with Jack at his home, in Maui. What an honor to be afforded that gift. How many people actually get to spend five days with one of the world’s premiere authors? In fact, Jack Canfield, together with Mark Victor Hansen, hold a few world’s records in the book sales arenas.
Some of you might remember James on the Secret Millionaire. I met him last year at the GKIC
SuperConference 2011 in Chicago.
Stay tuned to hear what Jack and James have to say.
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