Friday, July 30, 2010

The Host With The Most Contest Vlog 1

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Something Magical

Ok, so I have decided to enter myself in to a contest to host a series of parties in New York City to roll out a new product by Logitech called the Logitech Revue. What is it? It's a box that goes on top of your HDTV that runs on the Android (powered by Google) platform and will integrate everything your TV has to offer with everything the internet has to offer. I have been watching and learning about this for several months now as I think it is going to be just flat AMAZING! To tell the truth, I am itching to get it.

Anyway, back to the contest. Logitech is having a contest, which I entered, to find 3 "Hosts With The Most" to run a series of parties promoting the Revue in NYC, L.A. and San Francisco. I am running for the NYC position. There is a number of reasons I decided to enter. One is that I am a gadget junkie. I love, love, love technology. Two is I am a Google freak. I think Google is the 800 pound Gorilla on the internet and they continue to expand exponentially. The Android phones have hit the market with a vengeance and now Google TV is on its way. It seems to me they are centering themselves to be the HUB of everything we use today. The third reason I decided to enter is because I think it would be crazy FUN! I love being at the front of any room. I love to laugh and get people to laugh with me. If its not fun, I'm not doing it. lol. The Fourth reason is it is a paid gig. That always helps. I mean, I would probably do it for free but hey, if they are going to pay me, I am in!

The last and real reason I decide to enter was for the challenge. I knew this was something that would take a TEAM of people to accomplish. A group of dedicated individuals would have to get behind it to make it happen and there is just SOMETHING MAGICAL about getting and seeing a group of people come together on a common cause to achieve a common goal. In all of my experiences in life, I find this to be the most rewarding. To see others work for others success. To see one persons blood and sweat go to another for no other reason than to be there for them. It is a very NOBLE thing really and the truth is that it's the true sign of a leader. Service to others and many leads to greatness, not service to yourself. So the challenge of bringing people together to make it happen is the real reason I decided to enter. When I win it, I will have won it on the shoulders of great people. I would be merely a spokesperson for the people that really made it happen and the feeling of accomplishment for all involved will be an experience they wouldn't have had otherwise. This is what I give to them by entering and the joy I receive, win or lose, by seeing people come together to work towards it, makes me smile.

Having said all that, if you would like to become a part of the TEAM of people that are working to make this happen. If you would like to experience the joy of winning or the agony of defeat as one with the rest of us, you can join our group on FaceBook here...!/group.php?gid=141555925874385

There you can read more about the contest, more about the Logitech Revue and Google TV, vote for me as your candidate to be the "Host With The Most" in NYC, Invite your other FaceBook friends to join the cause and SHARE the group and the contest page on your FaceBook wall. Together we can!!

Stay Focused & Feel Good!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Trivial Parts Of The Process?

I was speaking with a young man today, a young man that told me, at one point, that he wanted to have MASSIVE success in his life and his business. Yet, this same young man CHOSE to miss an event in his business that is a true part of the process to reach his goal. When I asked him about it and why he CHOSE to not attend, he responded to me that he couldn't go because he didn't make enough money to go and that it was really a TRIVIAL part of the process. Trivial? I knew right away that it was not the money that kept him from attending but rather his way of thinking.

First off, most of the reasons people say they CAN'T do something is not really that they CAN'T but in fact that they CHOOSE not to. It is not a high enough PRIORITY in their life. That same person that says I CAN'T go because I don't have the money will find the money if their is a BIG enough reason to get there. For example, if there was a 2010 Mercedes Benze waiting there for him to pick up when he arrived, even if it was clear across the country, and it was his free and clear if he got there, he would have figured it out. It would have been a higher PRIORITY in his life. So the first lesson to learn is that to just say "I CAN'T" is the easy way out. It's what most people say and do when they are faced with a challenge and if you do what most people do, you will get what MOST people get. It's the successful people in life that will figure out how they can. I always knew that the more challenging something was for me to pass on my road to success, the more I needed to make sure to accomplish it. Find a way to go over it, under it, around it or maybe even straight through it!

The second thing that came to light in his way of thinking during our conversation was his statement that it was TRIVIAL. Meaning that it really wouldn't make any difference. Again, this is a common way of thinking. The way the 95%ers in life think. It's not their fault, they just don't know what they don't know. I came to understand this from the story of the Penny Doubled. See if you double the amount of one penny every day for 31 days (one month), on the 31st day you have over $10.5 Million. The amazing part of the story is that the amount doubled seems very insignificant for most of the month. As a matter of fact, after 15 days, you only have around $81. It's on the 28th day that the amount exceeds $1 million. On the 29th day it goes over $2.5 Million, on the 30th day it goes over $5 Million and on the 31st day it grows to over $10.5 Million. So it's the compounded effect over time that allows it to become significant at the end. But here is what I came to realize and the question I asked him and would like to also ask you...What happens to that amount in the end if that penny fails to double just one time during the course of that 31 days? Hmmmm? You end up with $5 Million instead of over $10.5 million. The end result becomes HALF of what it would have been. So that 1 day that seems to be very insignificant or TRIVIAL, especially if it missed a day inside of the first 15 days, turns out to be extremely significant in the end. So our commitment to each and every step of the process, even as TRIVIAL as some of it may seem, will, in the end, determine our results. Every step counts. None of it is TRIVIAL.

Understand that the majority of your success doesn't come from your ability to be successful. It comes from your way of thinking. If you were a teacher, a computer tech, mechanic, doctor or whatever, you were taught or PROGRAMMED to be that. To be Wealthy and Successful, you simply need to change your PROGRAMMING. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change. Work on changing you first and the things around you will change with you.

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