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Replay from Powerhouse Panel (AMAZING TIPS)

Wow!!!

One of the most powerful calls to date as we had a powerhouse panel last night sharing key tips, strategies and immediate hacks you can use to get better results in your business and career!! Also a snippet on their topics they will be sharing at the upcoming Brian Tracy 3 Day Weekend!

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Vic Johnson

– How to Become the Celebrity Authority

Tom Ziglar

– What is the Fastest Way to Success

Howard Partridge

– Why Your Business Should be Designed to Help You Achieve Your Life Goals

Kim Somers

Egelsee – How to Love and Feel Great About Yourself

Ron White

– The Importance of Remembering Names, Faces and Notes

Seth Mosley

– How I Went From my Parents Basement to the Grammys by Age 27

Robert Helms

– How to Fund Your Dreams

Jeanette Ortega

– Fitness is a 3 Part Game – Mind, Body and Spirit

Delatorro McNeil

– 10 Step Formula to Crushing the Stage

Tim Cole

– Leadership and Team Building

Erika De

La Cruz – Understanding and Learning from Millennials

Nick Bradley

– Mindset of the Elite Golf Players

Kyle Wilson

– Wished You Had Seen Jim Rohn Live…Why I Do These Events!

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Also we are just 2 weeks out from this Epic event. 3 Amazing Days hanging with Brian Tracy, Darren Hardy and all the people above – wow!!

The connections alone will be worth 10X the investment!

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance.

Reserve My Seat!

Hope to see you there!!

Billy Cox

P.S. – Please forward this to every Brian Tracy, Darren Hardy, Tom Ziglar fan and advocate you know. This only happens every 20 years! Click Here (and bring your spouse, your teen, your team)!!

I look forward to seeing you there!

 

Why You Must Be There

What if you could…

  • Gain world class strategies
  • Learn how to multiply your revenue
  • Massively recharge your batteries
  • Network with world class players
  • Create memories to last a life time
  • And bonus…do it with the most important people in your life?

Here is the best opportunity to do just that…

Announcing the event of 2016!

The Brian Tracy 3 Day Weekend Event

Celebrating the 20 Year Anniversary of the Success Mastery Academy, with special guests Darren Hardy, Vic Johnson, Ron White and more.

It only happens ONCE.

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Don’t miss this opportunity to check all the boxes!

We spend money on vacations with the goal of creating memories and experiences. Well I can say with certainty you will be creating a life-changing memory and experience with your team, your spouse and your family when you attend this historic weekend together. PLUS it is the Business and Persoanl Development Event of the Year!

Come make History with Brian Tracy and the 20 Year Anniversary of the Success Mastery Academy!

Can’t wait to see you there! This event will be transformational and we will never be the same!

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To Your Success,

Billy Cox

PS – Brian and Featured Guests will be covering Relevant topics including Marketing, Selling, Building You Brand, Maximum Achievement, Productivity, Peak Performance, Crush the Speaking Stage, Results in 2016 and More!!

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It’s Not Over Until I Win!

Years ago, at age 17, I was watching Motivational Speaker Les Brown speak. He ended His speech with this powerful saying;“If You want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it, to work day and night for it, to give up your time, your peace, and your sleep for it…if all that you dream and scheme is about it, and life seems useless and worthless without it…if you’ll gladly sweat for it, fret for it, and plan for it, and lose all your terror of the opposition for it…if you simply go after that thing that you want with all your capacity, strength and sagacity, faith, hope, and confidence, and stern pertinacity…if neither cold, poverty, famine, or gaunt, sickness or pain of body and brain can keep you away from the thing that you want…if dogged and grim you beseech and beset it, WITH THE HELP OF GOD, YOU WILL GET IT!”-Les BrownI memorized this part of the speech and repeating this and internalizing this has helped inspire me for many years. You can watch Les the last three minutes of this speech that ends with this saying here. Thank you and God Bless!Billy Cox
 

Position vs. Leadership

A person’s position in an organization or on a team has very little to do with leading others. Some people think, “When I get to the top, then I’ll lead” or “When I get promoted, then I’ll act like a leader.” These people overestimate the importance of a leadership title. It’s not the title that makes a leader; it’s the ability to keep people focused and moving forward through challenges, adversities and setbacks, as well as through good times and victories.Your beliefs, attitudes and state of mind determine your status as a leader. It is also determined by the decisions you make and the actions you take. You can choose to sit back, watch problems unfold and say, “It’s not my job to try and fix this.” Or you can choose to step up – wherever you are in the organization – and do something about it by asking, “How can I help this situation?”While most people think only about the day-to-day tasks they need to perform, visionary leaders consistently think about the future. They see a problem, develop a solution, and then go out and connect with people, influence them and make things happen. That’s what sets them apart from those who show up just to earn a paycheck. 
 

INSPIRE, EDUCATE and ENTERTAIN!

The Single Greatest Competitive Advantage in todays economy is a positive and engaged work force.

In a Study by Yale University this single factor is more important than the number of years or experience.

Leaders who spend more Time and Resources in this area experience a direct connection to their bottom line.

 

Speaking & Seminars

Speaking

Billy Cox’s real world style along with positive, contagious energy has made him one of today’s most popular speakers.

What are the goals of your next conference? What specific actions do you want your attendees to take when the conference is over? How are you ensuring that you achieve those results? Billy Cox has a proven track record of providing real world answers while informing, challenging and inspiring audiences for many of the most successful companies in the world.Billy’s message is pure,refreshing and energizing. His down to earth style is very unique and helps him gain instant rapport with any audience.Billy’s real life experiences in Sales, Teamwork, Leadership and Life skills are priceless.“The Best Speaker We’ve Ever Had”This is the type of feedback Billy consistently receives. All participants leave energized and equipped with ideas and tools they can begin applying immediately. Billy shifts attitudes, inspires action, and provides the knowledge and momentum for people to start making positive changes and real results.Sample topics are listed below, but each session is flexible in structure and length and is targeted to the goals of the organization and the interests of the audience. Whether it’s a one-hour speech or an all-day seminar, every session is customized to your event’s needs. More about how we work with meeting planners.

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Listen, watch and read and you’ll see how Billy uniquely connects with today’s achievers. 

Sample Topics

You Gotta Get in the GameSupercharge any event by inspiring your people to get off the sidelines and get in the game. Draws from the 14 core principles in Billy Cox’s best-selling book. Customized to the goals of your event.
Be a Sales SuperstarBuild sales superstars by teaching them what top performers already know and do. Billy reveals what he has learned in more than 20 years of building, training, and maintaining winning sales teams. This session draws from best practices detailed in Billy Cox’s  book, The All-Star Sales Book.
Building a Winning T.E.A.MTraining-Edification-Accountability-Motivation:Teams that are strong and productive accomplish far more than a collection of individuals working alone. Use this team-building workshop to overcome obstacles to effective teamwork and gain the competitive advantage of true team synergy.
Lead With VisionHow to see what others can’t, make it where others miss and stay Ahead of the Game. Proven strategies to improve management and leadership. Teaches participants how to:
  • Think strategically
  • Hire ‘A’ players
  • Communicate more effectively
  • Build peak performance teams.
  • Stay ahead of the game.
Participants also learn the keys to personal effectiveness, maximum achievement, and unlimited success.
7 Steps to Change Your LifeThis highly interactive workshop teaches participants personal accountability with a simple goal-setting process they can use in all areas of work and life. Many companies have said this session was the most talked-about, highly productive, results-oriented session they ever experienced. This workshop is usually done as a complement to a keynote speech, either for an entire audience or in a breakout session.

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All seminars are customized based on the goals of your event.For more information: Call us at 1-800-722-4685 Email us at Billy@BillyCox.com Or complete this online form to tell us a bit about your event and your interests.
 

Mark Cuban’s Mavericks…Road to Excellence

The following is an exerpt from ” The AllStar Sales Book” published in 2008. Maybe I was 2 years ahead:Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks does many small things for his team that he believes makes a big difference. For example, he provides an excellent team environment and ensures that his players have a positive experience because he knows that will help them excel. So when his team is on the road he makes sure that his players’ hotel rooms have oversize beds. This makes them more comfortable, helps them rest better, and improves their attitudes. When they arrive home from away games, he has their cars waiting for them on the airport tarmac, cleaned and polished.Do Mark Cuban’s actions make a difference? Cuban is a controversial figure and the media has said a lot of good and bad about him. However, before Cuban bought the Mavericks the public and media considered them the dogs of the NBA, one of the worst teams ever. Now, the Mavericks are one of the best teams in the league.Cuban understands that he doesn’t have to do these things as an owner, but he believes it is vital to the team’s success for him to show his appreciation for its efforts and to build a commitment to excellence in every way. In turn, his team responds with loyalty and high performance.I expect that the Mavericks will be a top-performing, competitive team for many years to come.Go Mavs!
 

Gameplan – 04/15/11

February 15, 2011printer version
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Leading From the Front

I recently read an article where a “sales leader” made a statement that began with the words “Back When I Used To Sale.” As Art Williams would say, “That was Double Dumb.”Too many leaders have an attitude that say’s, “Do what I say, not what I do.” Albert Einstein explained, “Setting an example is not the main means of influence; it’s the only means.”The manager who wrote this article might want to grab a sales kit and go beat the streets and see what the real world is about now days. He might also want to realize that a true leader never stops selling.The day I quit selling is the day they put me to rest. Until then, you can count on me to sell somebody something.I may sell Hope, I may sell the dream, and I may sell you on you. I may sell that latest strategy, idea or technique or I may sell products and services. But you can bet I’m gonna sell and I’ll also help my team win. You can also bet that I’m not gonna tell you how we did it in the 80’s.Here’s three questions a leader must constantly ask:1) “Am I setting a good example?”2) “Am I following my own advice?”3) “What can I do to be a better example as a leader?”Remember, writing an article about “Back When I Used to Sale” or telling somebody to do something you’re not willing to do yourself is not going to inspire many people. John Maxwell says: “A Leader is one who KNOWS the way, SHOWS the way and GOES the way. A manager says ‘GO’, a Leader says, ‘Let’s Go’.”If you’re consistently leading from the front with your decisions and daily actions, if you listen more than you speak, ask more than you tell and practice what you preach… then others will follow.Yes, “The speed of the leader still determines the speed of the crew.”Let’s Go!Billy CoxPrint this Article: Leading From the Front

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THE WINNERS ARE IN from MyUnderdogStory.com Contest

The “Underdog Story” winners are in. Over 30 stories were submitted. The top three stories are featured below. They each received Cash and  a signed book .  You can view all the finalist stories at http://MyUnderdogStory.comThe Number 1 story “Overcoming Deafness” will be featured in one of my up and coming books.The top Three stories are :“Overcoming Deafness” ” Through Life Don’t Give Up” “Sequence of Challenges.”Read Their Inspiring Stories Below:“OVERCOMING DEAFNESS” I’ve often said that becoming deaf was the very best thing that happened to me. You see, I grew up hard of hearing, always trying to fit in with my peers who had normal hearing. One beautiful summer day, I was waterskiing on my bare feet and practicing wake crossings. My foot caught on the wake and I slammed into the water, head over heels. When I climbed into the boat, I could no longer hear. I had gone profoundly deaf at that point but it wasn’t until weeks later that it sunk in.I transferred to Northern Illinois University just weeks later, and that was a fateful move. After six months of struggling in classes, straining to lipread my professors, I decided I had enough. It was time for me to learn American Sign Language. I requested an interpreter for all of my classes and immersed myself in learning the language of hands. If I was going to be deaf the rest of my life, I might as well become the best deaf person I could be.Today, I’m now a Sales Manager and National VCO Manager for Zvrs.com, a company that sells videophones for deaf and hard of hearing consumers. I write for Chicago Moms Blog and have two blogs of my own. And 25 years after becoming deaf from barefooting, I went to the World Barefoot Center (www.worldbarefootcenter.com) and went barefooting again. When I climbed back into the boat after my last run, they jokingly asked, “Can you hear now?”Nah, it’s still good to be deaf.Deafmom22#2 -“THROUGH LIFE DON”T GIVE UP.” Oscar Crawford:In my early teens, I was diagnosed with Rheumatic Fever. There was to be no sports and no hard work. There were moments when I could not move my body.I lived on a farm so I had to work. I worked and got strong. I had to be physical, that allowed me basketball, football, and baseball. I played point guard in basketball, tight end in football, and third base in baseball.During summer after my junior year, a drunk driver almost ended my life and did end my high school basketball career. While in physical therapy at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee; I asked for a basketball. When I touched it, I passed out overwhelmed with a future that would not be. I had been in Nashville just the week before to secure a collage scholarship to play basketball for David Lipscomb College.My senior year was very different than I had planned. I did manage to learn to walk again and then to run. I would play no more basketball until my first year in college.I was point guard again for my dorm, Weldon Hall, in the intramural league. Pre-season, our dorm was the laughing stock of the campus. We were pretty nerdy for college freshman but they did not know what I knew. I was ready to play again.I organized our team and we set out with one goal to win the league. No one gave us a chance. Then they had to play us and one by one we sent them all back to their respective dorms with their heads between their legs.As a team of Davids, there was one Goliath in our path. His name was Jim Koontz. He had been an all star player from another school he had been asked not to return to and he was not allowed to play ball for our college team because of past behavior.Jim Koontz was not just good. He was a super star. I told my team that I would handle him. I would out play and outscore him.On game day, the gymnasium was packed as if the college team was playing a rival. This felt like the game I never got to play in high school. It was redemption time.I have really already proved to myself that I can play again. I have the respect of my team and we are winning and people on campus have a different view of Weldon Hall.From the tip, the game was hard and fast. We didn’t just stay up with Koontz’s team; we were never behind in the game. It was close and he gave me fits but I was determined that today he was shooting no 30 footers and getting nothing easy.OK, so I had a busted lip and burns on my knees and elbows from sliding on the floor and Jim Koontz did not. When the final buzzer blew, I had something Jim Koontz did not have. My team and I had an undefeated season. Jim Koontz did not.What I had learned is that neither Rheumatic Fever nor near fatal car accident that had me hospitalized for the summer of 1968 kept me down. I went on to serve my country in The United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era, earned Bachelor and Master Degrees, married, had children, grand children, and great grand children. Don’t ever give up.http://www.facebook.com/crawfordanddienst#3-” SEQUENCES OF CHALLENGES. ” Aaron Burrell2007 started as any other year. I was sucessful as a sales rep for a fitness company I had some money in the bank and sales were going pretty good. Then one day in Februray, I was traveling on the freeway and someone in front of me blew a tire, slammed into me and then we smashed into a concrete barrier. I wasnt seriously hurt but my car was a mess. So I took a couple weeks to heal from my injuries and to get another car. This wiped out the money I had in reserve and I had nothing extra.I wanted to be close to home and not travel so much after the accident so I took a job with a home improvement company. I had several years of experience in the industry and I hit the ground running. The first couple months I was on fire. I was selling at 60% which was awesome for the industry. Unfortunately the banks were starting to tighten up on loans so several of my sales werent going through. But I stayed the course and kept plugging away. Time went by fast and it was June and things were tightning up even more.I was making sales but I wasnt getting paid on them very fast. So I started asking around town and found out the company I was working for was mismanaged very poorly. So I went to the owners the week of July 4th and confronted them because they owed me nearly 5,000 in commissions. They told me to wait in the sales room and then they snuck out the side office door. I was leasing a car and I was behind on the payments and I lived with a friend who was very patient with my struggles. I went in to the office the next day and it was all dark and empty. I went home to tell my friend the news and he said he had awful news for me. His mother was dying of cancer and she had not told him for months and now she only had 2-3 months to live and that he was moving out in 3 days.The rent was way too much for me to handle on my own and I had no money to pay for a deposit and a months rent as well. Then to make matters worse I had promised the lease company a payment on that Friday. So Friday came and I called the lease company and they came to get my car. I was jobless , carless and in 2 days homeless. I spent those days packing and franticly looking for some way to save myself from the hell I was about to endure. My good friend Larry dropped me off at a cheap motel when it was time to leave my friends place. I managed to land a sales job in a truck stop about a mile away. So everyday for months I walked each way trying to make just enough money to have a roof over my head and some food to eat.Slowly but surely I was getting by and then I met the most wonderful woman and she was going through similar tough times. Together we grew very close and helped each other emotionally and we struggled for several months. But I kept plugging away to make sure that a situation like that wouldnt happem again. Its now a couple years later and now I have a couple cars that are paid for, I have a nice place with nice things and a few little extras. I literally think of those hard months everyday and see them as a motivation to always work hard and never stop wanting and living for the moment. My bills get paid and I can afford to have things like internet and cable tv. I have a great job selling a great product that saves lives. I speak in front of groups of people every week educating them on fire safety. I suffered a long hard road for months often wondering why this was happening to me.Now I know it was to prepare me for other challenges in life and also to maybe help me in my job. You see I know what its like to lose almost everything you own and love. Thats the same thing that happens to alot of people in a fire. God has a plan for you and theres a reason as to why things happen. The main thing to remember is that its how you react to what happens that will make a difference in your life. Do you view the situation as a challenge or a set back ?? Thank you for reading my story its probably not the worst thing out there but at the time it was a living hell for me. Im so glad I stayed the course.Aaron B.
 

Back When I Used To Sell

I recently read an article that a “sales manager” put out to his sales force. In the article he made a statement that began with the words “Back When I Used To SELL. As Art Williams would say, ‘That was Double Dumb.”Too many leaders have an attitude that say’s, “Do what I say, not what I do.”. Albert Einstein explained, “Setting an example is not the main means of influence; it’s the only means.” The manager who wrote this article might want to grab a sales kit and go beat the streets and see what the real world is about now days. He might also want to realize that a true leader never stops selling.The day I quit selling is the day they put me to rest. Until then, you can count on me to sell somebody something.I may sell Hope, I may sell the dream, and I may sell you on you. I may sell that latest strategy, idea or technique or I may sell products and services. But you can bet I’m gonna sell and I’ll also help my team win. You can also bet that I’m not gonna tell you how we did it in the 80’s. Here’s three questions a leader must constantly ask: 1)”Am I setting a good example?” 2) “Am I following my own advice?” 3) “What can I do to be a better example as a leader?”Remember, writing an article about “Back When I Used to Sell” or telling somebody to do something you’re not willing to do yourself is not going to inspire many people. John Maxwell says: “A Leader is one who KNOWS the way, SHOWS the way and GOES the way. A manager says ‘GO’, a Leader says, ‘Let’s Go’.”If you’re consistently leading from the front with your decisions and daily actions and if you listen more than you speak, ask more than you tell and practice what you preach… then others will follow.Yes, “the speed of the leader still determines the speed of the crew.”Tell me what you think in the comments below