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Want To Be Happier? Do This Thing Everyday…

Corey and Tom Ziglar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photo above is of me and Tom Ziglar. Tom’s father Zig is pictured right above us on the screen.

Zig Ziglar was the first introduction I had to the world of Motivational Speakers, long before I ever decided to enter the field myself.

How it happened is I found myself working for a Fortune 500 Company and our only sales training was a Zig Ziglar VHS Tape. At the time, I was dumbfounded that a global company wouldn’t have a formalized training program, and I’m sure it failed many at the time, but that Zig Ziglar VHS probably played a bigger part in launching my speaking career (and that video has probably impacted millions of others as well) than any other speaking industry introduction in the years since.

Which brings us to the title of: Want to be happier? Do this everyday.

It has been proven that the most effective way to have happier employees is found in providing them with learning opportunities. If you want to be happier personally each day, this also means you should open yourself up to learning (and growth) opportunities each day.

This could mean listening to an inspirational audio CD, reading a self-help book, watching a TED Talk, or attending a motivational speaker’s event each day (even if you just watch that 18 minute TED Talk, that alone could take things to whole new level).

If you take this one action each day, it has been proven that you’ll be happier than if you don’t invest (time or money or both) in your own personal growth.

Oh, and can just one CD, book, TED Talk or Motivational Speaker really impact your life to that degree?

Well, that Zig Ziglar tape that I watched (just once) still stands the test of time as a game-changer for me and that took place over 20 years ago.

…and Consider this, my girlfriend and I were out walking Sprocket “the semi-retired” Rocket on Father’s Day and we ran into Jim, a man in his 70’s who recently lost his wife. He shared with us that one speaker in the 1960’s that he saw while working at General Motors still impacts him today; even as someone who wasn’t and hasn’t been that big on motivational speaker’s in the first place.

So, if just one moment like this can impact you (and make you happier) to that degree, just imagine what the compound effect of diving in daily can do for your happiness level. Perhaps it’s time to dive in?

…oh, and if you want to become that motivational speaker (like Zig Ziglar) that can have that level of impact on another person’s life, you can sign-up at www.thespeakingprogram.com and learn just how you can take the stage and have an impact while making a living doing something that can possibly change the world, or at least one person’s world.

Until next time, here’s to your greater success,

Corey

 

Writing Your Personal Mission Statement

Living On Purpose Steps

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Why should you have a mission statement? Almost every successful company (ones you have worked for perhaps) has a clearly defined mission statement, and I would argue it’s even more important for each of us to have a personal mission statement.

This holds true even more so for those of us who are self-employed.

Let’s begin!

This exercise is really simple, albeit profound and very powerful.

All you need to do is fill out the following statement:

My name is ______________, my passion is ______________ and, therefore, my

purpose is ________________.

To make it easier, I’ll give you an example.

My name is Corey Poirier; my passion is speaking to audiences about passion, purpose, legacy and customer service; and my purpose is to inspire, motivate, donate, entertain and educate.

Once I figured this out, my personal (written) mission statement became, “…to be the guy who inspires, motivates, donates, entertains and educates.”… 

If you can figure out and fill out this passion + personal mission statement accurately, you’ll spend more time working toward and on your purpose, and the profits, productivity, fulfillment and other benefits will soon follow.

 

The Most Important Question You’ll Ever Ask is…

Teal Swan and Corey

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Hay House Author Teal Swan. One of the ways Teal shares that you can make sound decisions is to ask yourself the question, “What would somebody who loves themselves do?”, and proceed accordingly.

Even if you already love who you are but still make decisions that are not serving you, I love this. My girlfriend has already started using this and is seeing great results.

I decided to take it one step further, and separate the aspects of my life, to expand the question and ask myself questions like:

What would somebody who loves their body do? (perhaps not have the next cigarette, perhaps they would make time for exercise each day) What would somebody who loves their mind do? (perhaps they would invest time in learning each day, reach out to mentors, join a mastermind group) What would somebody who loves their spouse (or partner, parents, family, friends) do? (etc. etc.)

Whether you simply stick with the question of what would somebody who loves themselves do or expand it, I think you’ll find it a powerful to spend some time asking and answering the question (or questions) this week to determine where life changes can be made, and to help with making decisions going forward.

Until then,
Here’s to your greater success,
Corey Poirier

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