#3: 10 BOSS Talks, Keynotes, and Fireside Chats to Help You Dominate the Rest of 2017

Mar 16, 2017 · 5 min read
Dr. Eric “ET” Thomas — TGIM

So, we’re smack-dab in the middle of the third quarter of 2017. I wonder if you are off to a strong start with your goals. Statistically speaking, fewer than 20% of of the people who made New Year’s Resolutions are still on track to fulfill them. Where do you stand?

I thought it fitting to give you a little push to help you stay on track (or get back on track) with your goals so we can kick butt for the rest of the year.

I’m not talking about trying to remember those corny resolutions people declare but never take the time to map out like becoming a better person or exercising more.

I mean the real goals, the things you plan to do whether it’s January 1st or September 8th.

I created a power list of 10 BOSS talks, keynotes, and fireside chats to help you execute for the rest of this year.

Success is not in your tactics, it’s in your behaviors.

So, each video represents a different behavior you need to cultivate in order to be successful in this life. There are a million more of these out there on YouTube. But if you haven’t seen these videos or heard these speakers before, this is your chance to get fired up.

10 BOSSES Talk Behaviors That Will Help You Dominate the Rest of Your 2017

Behavior #1: Become Self-Aware

Gary Vaynerchuk — USC Entrepreneurship Talk | 2015

Take-away principle: “The number one thing that I could tell you — because I’m desperate to bring value since I’m here — is I think everybody lies to themselves. And I think all of you want certain things to be happening with you, you want certain things to be something, and I think what you need to do more of… you have to audit who you actually are. I think America, as a society, has done a really good job of selling us how to fix the things that we naturally aren’t, and there’s a lot of money being made on us forming into something we can’t be.”

Behavior #2: Be Forward-Thinking

Kevin Hart — This is Why Kevin Hart is Successful

Take-away principle: “‘What now?’” is a question that you should never stop getting, but also that you should always have the answer to…. It’s big. It’s just so simple, but so complex. I don’t think people really put a full understanding into the meaning of the answer to ‘What now?’.”

Behavior #3: Be Confident

Cesar Milan on Lewis Howes School of Greatness Podcast — Train Confidence & Become the Leader of the Pack

Take-away principle: “The less you think, the more effective you are cause thinking can also make you question yourself. So it’s actually about being versus thinking. So, how should I be? You should calm your emotions and only think what you want to accomplish. That’s why I say calm and assertive. That’s calm and confident.”

Behavior #4: Override Fear

Les Brown — Facing the Mistakes of Life

Take-away principle: “Many of us have genius within us… and we’ll use it for the company. We’ll put in 60, 70 hours a week for the company store. We’ll break our backs for the company. But when it comes to us, when it comes to using our genius in our own behalf, taking a chance with our creativeness, acting on our own dreams and ideas, somewhere along the line we get paralyzed. We find some reason not to do it.”

Behavior #5: Bounce Back Quickly

Charles Hunt — What Trauma Taught Me About Resilience

Take-away principle: “Sometimes we need to tell ourselves what to think when our minds start telling us stuff that we don’t need to hear.”

Just because you can’t plan for everything doesn’t mean you can’t be ready for something.

Behavior #6: Be Driven

Dr. Eric Thomas — Best Motivational Speech Ever: Secrets to Success, How Bad Do you Want it [Full Speech]

Take-away principle: “Most of you say you want to be successful, but you don’t want it bad, you just kinda want it. You don’t want it bad as you wanna party. You don’t want it as much as you wanna be cool. Most of you don’t want success as much as you want to sleep. SOme of you love sleep more than you love success. And I’m here to tell you today, if you’re going to be successful, you’ve got to be willing to give up sleep… because if you go to sleep, you may miss the opportunity to be successful.”

Behavior #7: Work Hard

Elon Musk — Work Ethics, Principles, Attitude, Failure — Pearls of Advice

Take-away principle: “Work like hell. I mean, you just have to put in 80 to 100-hour weeks every week. If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100-hour workweeks — even if you’re doing the same thing — you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.”

Behavior #8: Accountability

Rocky Balboa — Motivational / Inspirational Speech to Son

Take-away principle: “But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good. And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow…You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!”

Behavior #9: Take Massive Action

Steve Jobs — Steve Jobs Inspirational Speech (Stanford)

Take-away principle: “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

Behavior #10: Discipline Yourself

Terry Crews’ 5 Keys to Self Discipline

Take-away principle: “The truth is, every trainer should work his way out of your life. Anybody who’s working you out — your teachers, your trainers, your people — they have to train you to get out of your life so you can go ahead, do your own workout, do your own thing, and practice self-discipline.”

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