Now some challenges for you jut these
down I’m gonna go through them very quickly now as we rush to a conclusion
here in about 13 minutes here they are you’re gonna have to write fast now
here’s number one review your performance whether it’s communication
or whether it’s activity or whether it’s a CEO or whether it’s on the job here’s
what my father said a seminar in a sentence I wish he was here to give it
but since he’s not here in his honor I will give his seminar in a sentence here
it is always do more than you get paid for to make an investment in your future
now some unions would argue with us on this but that’s my papa’s seminar in a
sentence I always do more than you get paid for to make an investment in your
future in terms of amending your philosophy or going back and you know
redoing some stuff that you might have messed up face all your fears that’s how
you conquer them don’t dismiss them and just face them so here’s what I’m afraid
of I wonder what I could do to change that here’s the next one exercise your
willpower to change direction you don’t have to keep doing what you’ve done the
last six years if it’s not yielding you the benefits you want in the seminar I
do for Gerry my mentor helped me to review the last six years so I wouldn’t
repeat those errors the next six see if you’re a goose you have no choice to do
the next six like you did the last six but if you’re not a goose here’s what
you can do pick a new destination and start going that way you say well I’ve
done this for the last two years I’ll probably have to do it another tooth
the answer’s no not in a million years now you can change one little degree at
a time or if you want to you can revolution
the whole thing who says you couldn’t revolutionize the whole thing in a
week’s time and start a brand new direction that will most assuredly help
you arrive in a brand new place a year from now three years of renown no no
telling five years from now or you could arrive use your willpower to start the
process just willpower to change a little or change a lot anybody can
change you don’t have to repeat last year clean up the errors invest it now
in the next year watch it make the difference here’s the next one that’s
important your parents have to do it we ask our kids to do it but we’ve got to
do it admit your mistakes sometimes you have to admit them to others here’s some
of the best words in the English language I’m sorry the reason why that
those are good words is because it could start a whole new relationship it could
start two people going in a whole new direction I’m sorry
simple easy not easy but if you get this done
the turnaround can be dramatic the early years can be big and pay off and here’s
the big one admit your mistakes to yourself you don’t have to babble about
them to everybody in the neighborhood but it doesn’t hurt to sit down and have
a conversation with yourself and say there’s no use kidding myself here’s
where I really am I’ve got pennies in my pocket and I got nothing in the bank
that’s what I said after the girl-scout left my door I had a conversation with
my self and I said I don’t want this to happen anymore next refine your goals I don’t know what
ambitions you’ve had up until now but this weekend would be a good time to
start the process we’re gonna talk about our goals workshop before our session is
over this weekend maybe that will help stimulate you to set some higher goals
reach for some higher purpose go for something beyond what you thought you
could do but the time this weekend’s over you might double triple quadruple
the amount of goals purpose all the things you think you can accomplish you
could multiply that by 10 by the time we finish here on Sunday here’s the next
one believe in yourself yes you got to believe in God and you got to believe in
the community and you’ve got to believe in the possibilities you’ve got to
believe in the economy you’ve got to believe that tomorrow can be better than
today but here’s the big one believe in yourself
there isn’t a skill you can’t learn there isn’t a discipline you can’t try
there isn’t a class you couldn’t take there isn’t a book you couldn’t read if
it’s written in some of the language you just get it translated and read it here’s the next one ask for wisdom this
is communication of the highest source ask for wisdom ask for wisdom that
creates answers ask for the wisdom that creates faith to believe things are
possible in King Solomon’s day there was the
dilemma of two mothers who claimed the same baby and the question was whose
baby is this this mother says it’s mine the other mother says no it’s mine
Solomon said bring me the baby they brought in the baby and he raised the
sword he said I’m gonna cut this baby in half and give 1/2 to this mother and 1/2
to this mother and as he raised his sword sobbingly the real mother said no
no no don’t cut the baby in half give it to her who was not the real mother
Solomon says now I know who’s the real mother see that is so wise and the
moment was such drama but Solomon the wisest of the wise
knew what to do just settle the deal ask for wisdom to deal with the challenges
of today and tomorrow to deal with the challenges your family brings you don’t
wish it was easier wish you were better here’s the next one conserve your time I
must learn to do this how much time have I got left not an unlimited supply how
many of these weekends can I do not a thousand just a few maybe a handful
sometimes we get faked out you’ll Bailey says the average person says I got 20
more years no bill says you got 20 more times if you go fishing once a year
you’ve only got 20 more times to go fishing not 20 years that takes you out
I got 20 years no 20 times see that brings it right down to the
real stuff 20 times how many more seminars like this not a thousand a few
just a few so would I mumble and stumble would I give you less than my best when
I’ve only got a few more to give and the answer’s no of course not if you’re a
person of some dignity and quality you wouldn’t let that happen next invest your profits we’re going to
talk now about this before the weekend is over on financial independence and
I’m gonna give you some excellent advice here was one of the philosophies mr.
Joffe gave me along with Mary Kay here’s what he said profits are better than
wages wages make you a living profits make you a fortune Mary Kay and I went
for that Wow could we start earning profits while
we’re making a living answer’s yes I went beserk here’s one now protect your
family these are troublesome times not that
they haven’t been troublesome times for 6,000 years at school troublesome times
I know a wonderful mother and a wonderful father who had two boys in
school they went to different directions and one became a model citizen and the
other one went to jail Wow protect your family as best you can from
the hidden dangers the lurking evil one here’s the next one live with intensity
you might as well turn it up or not you’re two after this weekend why not
invest more of you in whatever you do be a little stronger be a little wiser step
up your vitality contribution put everything you’ve got into everything
you do and then ask for more vitality and more strength and more vigor more
heart more soul next find your place this one now is so important if you just
work on a job find the best place where you can serve well
and sure enough they’ll ask you to occupy a better place and if you keep
doing the job well the guy says well if I had a better job I’d really pour it on
but I got this lousy job so I just goof off see that’s the philosophy of
disaster so you’ve got a lousy job do the very best you can that’s your best
way out is not to do less than you could but to do the best you can with that
philosophy your life can take great leaps forward here’s a Bible phrase that
says if you work on your gifts they will make room for you they’ll make a place
for you here’s the next one demand integrity from yourself you can’t
demand integrity from someone else integrity is like loyalty you can’t
demand it of someone else you can only demand it of yourself be the best
example of loyalty and you’ll get some loyal followers be the best example of
integrity and you’ll have people surround you that have integrity lead
the way next welcome the disciplines can’t give you much better advice than
that because disciplines create the reality disciplines built bridges build
cities disciplines a well disciplined activity creates abundance creates
uniqueness productivity next fight for what’s right it’s a fight we’re in the
Tauri the storyteller says and there was great war in heaven Wow
you mean way back there yes one third of the Angels conspired I asked Bill Bailey
how long do you suppose it took a third of these angels to get together did they
conduct meetings I don’t Bailey says the storyteller
doesn’t hey I said then we’re supposed to use
our imagination I don’t know it does say finally the Great War
occurred and the two thirds prevailed in the one-third lost one of the writers of
later Scripture here’s what he said I fought a good fight see that’s
extraordinary to be able to say I fought for my kids and I fought for what was
right and I fought for my good health and I fought to protect my company and I
fought for a good career that would bless my family I thought a good fight
it’s good to fight the encroachment opposites are in conflict and we’re in
the middle and if you want something valuable you got to fight for it then this writer also said not only have
I fought a good fight and I’ll finish with this and I got a much longer list
but maybe I can cover these at another time he said I fought a good fight and I
kept the faith see that’s the deal keep faith with your family fight like crazy
and keep faith fight the enemy and keep faith fight illness and keep face fight
the evil and keep face I can’t give you much better advice so thank you very
much for your attention I appreciate it