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Stupid Motivation quotes #3 A Master has failed more times than a beginner has even tired.

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Stupid Motivational quotes #3

A Master has failed more times than a beginner has even tried…

well, duh. Obviously isn’t that what beginner means.

Why do you close your eyes?

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Yesterday someone said to me: “We close our eyes when we pray, dream and kiss. Closing our eyes is associated with feelings.”

As for me I close my eyes when I yawn, have something thrown at me or get soap in my eyes.

Isn’t that romantic.

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Thank you to The BEST YOU EXPO

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This is just a quick note to say thank you to all the wonderful and support people who organized and attended the Best You Expo in London, UK this last weekend. There were so many incredible people who attended and speakers who took the stage. It was an honour and privilege to be among you. I look forward to speaking again at the expo in the future. I’ve included some pictures below from my talk at the expo on the MainStage on Sunday. For those of you who were not able to attend I spoke about some of the things I learned from my interviews with the top achievers I have had the privilege to meet and learn from.  Many of these principles changes my life and helped me to create successes in my own life.

One thing is for certain and that is that life is not always easy and there are often things we want to do that we could use some help with. One of my greatest realizations has been that there are always people there to support you and help you – even when things go wrong and don’t flow smoothly. It’s too often very easy to get sidetracked and discouraged especially when what you want to achieve is massive. It’s also difficult to have people around you who don’t always grasp your vision. It’s difficult to have detractors and people who are jealous. That is why it is so important to surround yourself with those who are interested to help, those who care about you and your success and believe in you.

And while it may not people possible to attract every person in your life to be this way I believe it is possible to attract more goodness than difficulty.

Events like the Best You Expo allow you to find people like that.

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Douglas Vermeeren, The Speaking Business Multiplier at London UK Most powerful Personal Development Event!!!!

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Are you coming to London’s most powerful personal development event? I’ll be there will incredible tools for speakers. If you are interested to grow your speaking or coaching business you will not want to miss this session where I will give you the tools that will take your speaking business to higher levels of influence, opportunity, reputation, credibility and income!

Learn how I was able to JV with some of the top speakers in the world, get on more stages, open up massive doors of opportunity and take my speaking business to over 7 figures!

If you are a coach or speaker you will not want to miss this session!

And here’s a link to a free ticket for you! Don’t miss out! https://theukcompany.isrefer.com/go/exhibtion-tickets/D653V/

http://thebestyouexpo.com/speaker/douglas-vermeeren/

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My social media challenge to you – The Speaking Business Multiplier

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My social media challenge to you

By Douglas Vermeeren, The Speaking Business

There are many reasons why people might want to be a coach, trainer or speaker. As I see all the images that many of my speaker friends post on social media it is certainly an exciting life. Many of them post pictures of the books they are writing and the vast audiences they are presenting to. (I’ve done it too.) Many of them are posting pictures of new cars, homes or clothing they’ve purchased. (I’ve done this way too much) Many of them post pictures of famous celebrities they’ve met or where they are in on globe today. (Again I’m guilty) While these pictures are interesting (and I encourage people to keep sharing the things that get them excited) I often wonder why more people (me included) aren’t sharing more about the people they are actually helping and the solutions that they are sharing in the marketplace. Perhaps there are others who could also be helped.

It just seems to me with so many amazing and brilliant leaders in the self improvement industry that we’d see more support and helpfulness than we do. I know many of the top leaders personally and the things they teach are really making a difference for others. I know many others too that quite frankly I couldn’t tell you what they teach. I love them, I respect them, but I think they are capable of more. I already know for almost all of these people its not about getting paid. Spend five minutes with most of the people who have chosen personal development as a career and they are the most kind and giving people you will ever meet – but this isn’t really translating on social media.

I believe that you know what I’m talking about. Rather than create feelings of empowerment and inspiration (which is why most of us chose this path for our life) many of us are leaving a trail of jealousy, comparison and gossip about who really is legit and who is just a poser. Is that really how we want those outside of our industry to feel about this industry? Naturally if that’s the impression we are creating it will effect us too. I am sure you are just like me and you want to provide high value and you do really care about people. I’m not saying we are perfect but I am saying we are genuinely trying our best to give our best.

So here’s my social media challenge to all personal development teachers! Please pass this on too!  MY CHALLENGE TO YOU IS TO START USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO DO SOME ACTUAL TEACHING. And if you’re currently doing it I congratulate you but encourage you to step it up. Teach more! Share more! Give me support and more solutions! Don’t hold back your teachings for a workshop or speech. The world needs you now. I can promise you that the more you share the more people will find a seat in your audiences at your live events. Why? Because they’ll see that you have real solutions and they’ll feel you care.

Try it.

What’s an important problem you can share your insights into today? Make a video, write an article, post a quote, make a comment. It doesn’t have to be big to affect someone.

That’s my challenge to you. Let’s see what happens next. Please levee your thought below and please share this post if you think we need to see more inspiration!

NOVADouglas Vermeeren is the Speaking Business Multiplier. His clients include beginning speakers all the way to celebrities, athletes, top business leaders and more. His focus is on helping them to develop high profit speaking, coaching and training businesses. He is the author of three books in the guerrilla marketing series and filmmaker behind 3 of the most popular personal development films of all time. http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com

 

Why does everyone want to be a speaker or coach? The harshest and perhaps meanest post I have ever written. By Douglas Vermeeren, The Speaking Business Multiplier

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Why is it that everyone wants to be a speaker or a coach? Do they think they really have something to teach or are they thinking its an easy ride? And if they have something to teach today are they really committed to step up and put in the effort to make themselves valuable long term. In my more than a decade as a professional and profitable speaker I’ve seen lots of successes and miserable failures from people that felt they wanted to be speakers. One of the biggest challenges that the failures all had is they thought they were ready to teach and were not. Or they became inspired by someone else and tried to duplicate that person in terms of personality or teaching. A common example of this has been seen by all (you’ve seen it too) where someone read the secret and thought they knew enough to teach it or where someone felt the power of Tony Robbins and then tried to imitate Tony. 15-motivational-quotes-from-tony-robbins-620x355A feeling of inspiration is not necessarily an invitation to duplicate. If you are going to be successful in this business the first thing you need to realize is that your success will be found only as you find your individual and unique voice. Impersonators, imitators and plagiarists never rise higher than the pioneer. You have got to be an original.

Having said that the other important thing about being an original means being valuable. You need to solve real problems and have real solutions. You also need to add to the conversation. In order to add to the conversation you need to know the conversation and understand it well. It’s not enough to read one or two books or what a movie or youtube video and think you are an expert. I recommend to my students that they need to study their subject matter at least one hour per day. No Holidays.  I know of top professional speakers that are spending far more than that. If you want to be an expert you’ve got to know what everyone is saying and develop your own unique points of view on the subject. This is a full time job people. Yesterday I spoke with a husband and wife couple and the husband wants to be a speaker or coach. He has achieved no real great success in his life but feels he has something to teach others. In addition, he has spent lots of the family money pursuing other interests and trying a variety of business that have all reached minimal levels of either success or failure. If you are int he same position and considering that you want to be a speaker or leader to others. The first thing I am going to say is reconsider. You really aren’t ready. But if you must persist before you spend the money and effort to come and play with us let’s see if you can actually consistently put in an hour into your subject each day for a month. If you can’t do it – we don’t want you to come and share the stage with those of us that do this for a living. You are not committed enough and you’re getting in our way. You are also doing a disservice to your audience. They deserve better than someone who is there from an ego point of view or to make a quick buck.

Maybe this is the harshest rant I’ve ever published but it is not uncommon for this industry to attract people who feel that speaking is just a matter of talking and sharing personal stories. People expect more and there’s no need for you to waste everyones time. I recently read an article on how trust levels for speakers, coaches and gurus are losing a lot of ground in the marketplace when it comes to credibility and trust. I believe the reason why is that there are too many people out there who don’t really have any value. If you are considering this as a career take a careful look at what you really offer. And if you find yourself lacking either own it and fix it or find something else to do.

Recently I was at an event where a lady approached me after I spoke and told me of her aspirations to be a life coach. It didn’t take long to understand that her personal life was a mess, her financial life was on the verge of collapse, her relationships were very messy and she had substance abuse challenges. I don’t understand where people like this can even consider life coaching. the role of coach must be very misunderstood. Your responsibility is to lead people to higher ground. It would seem that anyone she would encounter as potential coaching clients would generally be in a better position that she would be. Unreal.

I want to dispel the rumours that this is an easy job. Like anything else there highs and lows. There are moments that are easy and days where the woe is hard. You can’t just have the happy moments you have got to be willing to put in the efforts as well. If you ultimately choice to be a speaker (And I haven’t discouraged you) then by all means do it – but get committed to being the best you can be. Don’t settle to just do the job. Become an expert and a source people can trust and have confidence in. And strive everyday to become better. If you teach personal development or self improvement practice it damn it.

End rant.

douglas-vermeeren-600Are you ready to level up your speaking business? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is The Speaking Business Multipier. He is considered by many to be the modern day Napoleon Hill for his extensive research into the lives and psychology of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. 

Vermeeren is the author of 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and one in the Dummies book series. He is also the creator of the personal development films The Opus, The Gratitude Experiment and The Treasure Map. He is a regular featured expert on FOX, FOX Business, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC and others.

As a speaker he earned more than 1.3 Million dollars in his first six months as a speaker. He currently teaches speakers how to duplicate his level of success in a top rated program called High Profit Speaker.

http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com

 

 

Do you have a speaking business? Or are you just speaking? – The Speaking Business Multiplier

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