Ignite Your Networking to Discover & to Fulfill Your Dreams

On Saturday, October 8th, 2016, I gave a talk at GlenX Success Summit 2016 on the power of networking and how we can discover and fulfill our dreams through networking.

Thanks to the media team, you can view my presentation online here. My talk begins at 59:00 mark.

PS: Make sure to listen to amazing talk by Jim Calaway, about his donations to Colorado Mountain College and 16 other non-profit organizations as well as about the four big hits (i.e. successes) Jim had to have incredible success in business before becoming a major philanthropist. Talk about Jim Calaway and his talk begins at 1:28 mark.

It’s all about people and relationships – My August Mantra

“It’s all about people and relationships”

It’s not just “who you know” or “who knows you”.  It’s more like “who is a fan of you”. The more people are excited about you, believe in you, and genuinely want to help you succeed, the more likely you are going to succeed.  And, you can foster this by hanging around with the right people, being helpful and respectful to others, and just simply adding more value to other people’s lives.

The above is just a summary of some of the leading or my personal favorite thoughts in the same subject matter:

  1. Zig Ziglar always says that “you can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”  As the years pass, I feel that I am finally starting to really understand this concept, but I would say that I probably do still have some ways to go to fully understand and to live this concept day in and day out.
  2. My friend and mentor David Nemelka who I am very thankful to have met said to me once “the only way to be really successful in this world is to add enough value in other people’s lives.”
  3. “People do business with people.”  Your customers do not really care about your products or services.  They are looking to fill their needs.  And, they would rather do this with someone they like.
  4. A wise internet marketer (I don’t exactly recall who) also said that “if you had 1000 passionate fans, you would be wildly successful no matter what you were doing”

Lately, my mission has been to meet with people and to learn more about how I can add value to other people’s lives.

I think the concept that “it’s the giver who gets the most” applies here.  People who give to others actually feel better and live more happily, but they also get back more in return and not necessarily from the people they have helped.  Dacher Keltner talked about this on the DishyMix show with Susan Bratton.  It is a great two-podcast series you should most definitely listen!

So, this is my mantra for what is remaining of this month (a few hours of August) and probably the next month or two.   Please share with me your thoughts and ideas on this.    Thanks!

The difference between winning and whining is only two letters

I have moved the page “/about/my-quotes” to “/category/quotes-mantras”.  Instead of adding everything into one page, I am now going to write a blog post for each of my mantras individually.  This is a repost of a page that was published originally in June.  I am going to backdate this.

“The difference between winning and whining is only two letters” – March 2009

I started to say this back in March when things were looking bleak.  US stocks had not seen its surge.  Mongolian travel and investor seasons had not started, and there still were hundreds of unfinished large construction projects here in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Long story short, I read somewhere that many of the current Fortune 500 companies were founded during economic downturns.  This really inspired me to want to emulate that.  My thought was this:

If we can be profitable and grow during the downturn, we can be profitable and grow during any economic period.  So, let’s do it.  Let’s stop the complaining and let’s start winning.

“Win big or go home” – June 2009

As I fought to keep my company afloat and running smoothly, I new set of thoughts really came to take over my thoughts: “WIN BIG or GO HOME”.  The thought behind is simply this:

As a business, there is nowhere to go, but up.  There must be constant progress and improvement.  There must be focus on winning in the given marketplace.  There is no way a company or a business that can survive with a survival mentality.  Companies that just hope to hang on will eventually lose.  This is exactly why, we must focus on winning big or just quit and go home.  If you are not focused on winning, you might as well go home because you are not going anywhere.  So, let’s win and win big.  Let’s think bigger and achieve more!