How great is it when you hear a new Youtube video or see an Instagram quote to get you motivated to take on the world?
Imagine that excitement for 48 hours — it was known as the “Success Live Seminar.”
It was awesome and definitely a gamechanger.
19 speakers from Navy Seals, motivational coaches, best-selling authors, and extremely successful entrepreneurs sharing their success secrets.
I flew to Long Beach last week to attend and my fellow blogger/entrepreneur Daniel, from Rich20Something, was super generous and hooked me up with tickets.
I love seminars — they are one of the best ways you can invest in yourself.
As Warren Buffet says, “Invest in yourself — you are your own biggest asset by far.” I attended my first seminar last year and knew it would be the first of many more. I also went to the Tony Robbins – Unleash the Power Within event in March – – still, the best one I’ve attended.
That’s when I understood the power of seminars.
While I love reading, taking courses and listening to podcasts seminars are by far, in my opinion, the best way to learn and retain new skills.
Because you are fully immersed in what you are learning. You are engaged, taking notes, working with others and are 100% committed to learning something new.
This seminar was two days (roughly 8 hours each) and had 19 speakers. Trust me, eight hours in a seminar goes by 100X faster than eight hours at your job…that I promise.
Here’s what I learned from the Success Live seminar and how you can implement them into your life:
Habits of Success People
As someone who is a huge fan of habits (hence why I wrote my book) I loved that many of the speakers had the same advice on certain parts of their speech:
Clarify Your Vision
If you remember nothing else from this post remember this — you have to clarify your vision for what you want out of life.
Otherwise, nothing will matter, you have to know what it is you are working towards in your life.
I discussed this recently in my post on “7 Ways to Live Your Best Life.” Every speaker talked about how important it is to know what you want to accomplish in your life.
One of my personal inspirations to achieve greatness, Arnold Schwarzenegger, talks about “having a vision” as one of the six rules for success as well.
Know Your Why
Once you clarify your vision you need to have compelling reasons to stick with it.
They referred to these reasons as “Your Why.”
Everyone will have a different why. It could be to buy your parents a home, fund your kid’s education, retire at 50, or give back to charities. These need to be strong reasons — ones that will keep you motivated all the time.
Hopefully, your vision is challenging and makes you grow as a person to accomplish it.
Whatever it is — make sure it is very compelling so you stick with it and never give up!
Have Clear Goals
If you don’t know what you want in life it’s easy to drift around feeling like you are making no progress. Once you clarify your vision and know why you want to do it you have to break it down into tangible goals — short and long term.
Long-term goals are often big goals — you need to create short-term goals to help you accomplish the big one.
Don’t Fear Failure
All of these speakers had failed in their lives…a lot.
The biggest misconception of success is that it is linear, it’s not.
Success is only found after a ton of failure.
But don’t fear failure!
Too many people are scared of failure or rejection when instead you should welcome it.
Failure is life’s greatest lesson. As Steve Jobs said, “Success is a bad teacher.”
Les Brown also said during the seminar that you need to fail your way to success!
Every single one of the speakers talked about how important it is to give back in your life. If you don’t have money give back your time and if you don’t have time donate money to a cause you believe in.
Here are my top speakers, some of which I got to meet, and how you can use them to become more successful in your life.
If you don’t know who Les Brown is, I recommend listening to his Georgia Dome speech as soon as possible.
Les Brown is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and author who has overcome great odd to be motivating millions to “live their dreams” around the world.
The Past Doesn’t Equal The Future
If you read his book you’ll know that Les had a tough life early on but didn’t let him stop him from being incredibly successful.
Regardless of what happened in your past don’t let it affect your future.
Believe In Yourself
As he said, “Making a million dollars was easy, it didn’t take me long. What was the most difficult was believing that I was capable of making a million dollars.”
I couldn’t agree more with this — never stop believing in yourself and what you are capable of – you must believe in yourself!
Get The Losers Out of Your Life
Les was big on this one as were a few other speakers — only allow “quality” people in your life. If someone is negative, bringing you down, or doesn’t believe in your vision — get them out of your life.
Die Without Regret
This was powerful in person — typing it literally gives me chills.
Most people end their life with regrets; the biggest is not going after dreams and leaving them unfulfilled.
Les had us imagine us on our deathbeds with the ghosts of all the ideas we never pursued.
Could you imagine all the things you want to accomplish but you never made time for it or never tried because it was too hard? Or were scared to fail or worried what others would think?
Don’t give into fear.
Try everything and live your life to the fullest — don’t end with regret.
Tom was one of the main reasons I wanted to attend the seminar. I wrote about him earlier this year as one of the six most inspirational people to follow online.
I listen to his Youtube videos ALL THE TIME. Whether I am golfing, working out, or blogging his videos and show, Impact Theory, are incredible.
On the second day, I was lucky enough to talk with him twice and ask him some questions. #stoked
My favorite piece of advice was, “Get so good they can’t ignore you.”
For being incredibly wealthy and successful what I loved most was how cool he was to talk with. He was down to earth and incredibly helpful to so many people.
Develop a Passion
Tom and I both agree that you must find your passion to truly live your best life. Find areas of interest and pursue them, once you like something gain mastery in the subject.
As he said: Interest overtime + Mastery = Passion
Learn New Skills
Tom is a huge fan of continued learning as he says, “Humans are the ultimate adaption machines.”
- ABR = Always Be Reading
- Be an eternal student
- Take immediate action
Mel is another incredibly successful author and speaker who was also mentioned in my six most inspirational people post.
I was able to speak with her for almost five minutes and could not believe how helpful she was. So much so that I joined her course to keep growing and investing in myself.
As Mel said, “Doubt is normal but listening to it is a choice.”
This is so true — everyone has doubt in their lives — successful people just don’t listen to it. Doubt
5 Second Rule
Her book, “The 5 Second Rule” is awesome — highly encourage you to read it! It will teach you how to take action in your life without hesitation.
This guy walked out on stage and made an unbelievable impression. An ex-Navy Seal of over 20 years he is a genuine bad ass.
He has a best-selling book on leadership called, “Extreme Ownership” which is an unbelievable read, especially for managers or leaders.
Here are his top points to be successful:
Wake Up Early
As I’ve said “winners wake up early.” The bad ass Navy Seal agrees….
Make Your Bed
His most simple, easy to implement advice is to make your bed every day.
Essentially if you make your bed you are setting the tone of accomplishment for the rest of the day.
Freedom = Discipline
All forms of freedom equal discipline. If you want to be financially free you need to earn money, invest, and save money.
If you want to have free time sometimes you will need to say no and be okay with it. Prioritize what you want to accomplish.
Remember as Tom Bilyeu said, “Success is a process. It’s not a destination that you just arrive at.”
If you have a chance to attend a seminar like this one near you — do it! Even if you have to travel I recommend it. I met people from New York, Minnesota and Florida all there to learn and make a positive change in their lives.
You will be surrounded by people trying to create a better life and you will get to learn from some of the most successful people on earth.
Success leaves clues…you just need to follow the clues to find your own success.
Ready for more habits of successful people? Check out my book on the habits of successful people here!
Let me know in the comments if you have attended any seminars!
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