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Why laugh at the learning curve? Douglas Vermeeren

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Today I am in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I will be speaking at an event later today. As I think about some of the things that I could say that would be most useful to the participants who are coming I think about their needs. Many of them are entrepreneurs, some of them are speakers and life coaches, some have home based businesses, there will be network marketers, there will even be students and some people who are either not employed or looking at starting a business.

As I have been sitting here eating my oatmeal and thinking about what would be most valuable to them I let my mind wander past all the experiences I have had that would be valuable to them. I think of some of the people I’ve met and the lessons they have taught me. For some reason my mind stopped on a one person, I’m going to call her Susan. (Not her real name but close.)

Susan wanted to be a speaker. She didn’t have a lot of experience yet so there were a lot of rough edges. But she had a lot of desire. Every time we talked she would take lot sod notes on what she could do. She observed every other speaker she could find and I could tell she was excited and fuelled to get to that next level. Soon she had her chance to get in front of a few groups. Just like when I started the groups were small. (My first speaking event I had 3 people show up.)

I attended her first event and there was about 12. Her second one that I attended had 7. And I am told her third was about the same. Her speech was valuable but not polished.

She was frustrated not with herself but with the numbers who came. She thought that she was ready and the world should have responded. She let those experiences effect her. And rather than laugh at the learning curve she projected the lack of people at those that were helping her. They should have helped her better. They should have filled the room. They gave her false expectations and hope. She fired her mentors. Ultimately you guessed it she shifted from being a speaker to something else where she continues to take the learning curve too seriously.

You may have guessed by now that this is a pattern she had experienced before. A repeated challenge that is destined to repeat again. She had amazing potential but failed to recognize that there is a learning curve, a progress curve and that all development takes time.

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frank_maguire_sc_photoFrank is another person I thought about this morning.  He knew how to laugh at the learning curve and as a result he went on to create some pretty amazing things in his life. Whenever a failure or setback or experience was less than he wanted he dug in deeper and recognized it as a temporary station. He did not let the setback or situation define him or put him off track from his dreams and desires. One such business failure he was involved in lost millions and millions of dollars every month for close to 36 months. Yet he knew the idea would work and together with his partners they hung in there. That company today is known as FedEx.

Frank Maguire became one of my personal mentors. Almost like a grandpa to me. He taught me again and again that it is important to expect the learning curve and although he didn’t use these words he implied that you should laugh at it. When you failed or things didn’t flow like they should put on a smile and laugh at your mistakes. Don’t take failure personally or too seriously. It’s gonna happen. And its never as bad as you think its going to be.

Even the best laid plans have challenges and bumps. But more important that the plan is the person behind it. Are you a leader or a limper? To you whine when things don’t flow like you expect or do you accept it and make adjusts to improve each time.

The amazing thing about learning curves that I have learned is that it is in the shape of a J. Success follows and comes in this shape. After you get past the low rolling curve at the bottom of the letter goes straight up. Had Susan recognized where she was on the curve she would have understood that there is always a period of time to pay your dues on the curve. Once that’s through success comes in a very big way. Most people are like Susan and when things don’t flow immediately and powerfully they abandon ship.

They never give themselves a chance to succeed because they never get past the inevitable learning curve.

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Don’t make the same mistake. Get committed! Decide that you will hang in there. Go the distance. Be like Rocky and even tough things are tough you keep going. Take the punch and stay standing. You can do it. And it you hang on long enough you will always win.

th-1Howard Putnam former CEO of Southwest airlines once told me that the key to success in his life has always been to keep going when the other stops. It’s not a matter of being smarter, or better looking, or better connected or luckier. It’s mostly a matter of hanging in there especially when it gets hard.

So to conclude today. I just want to say go for it. This is your time!

Now is your time – Make it count!

 

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Douglas Vermeeren – Are you ready to level up? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of the top leaders in personal development and achievement psychology. 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. Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of The Personal Power Mastery program which helps you unlock your most powerful self and created positive changes in your life.
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Powerful Thinking Powerful Results – MAYAN RETREAT

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Powerful Thinking Powerful Results

Powerful Thinking Powerful Results

Your thinking will dictate your results. It’s as simple as that. This is our most popular training and It produces instant results and immediate productivity. Spend a week learning about how your mind works and processes the information for need to be successful and realize your greatest outcomes! If you are in a funk and your not sure why or maybe things are going fine, but just not fast enough. You have got to learn how to kick it into high gear! Your most powerful results await you!

February 13 – 17 – Mayan Riviera – Public Event – Powerful Thinking Powerful Results retreat – Space is limited! This package does not include travel or accommodations. This event takes place on an all-inclusive resort. We encourage participants to stay at the resort for a best value experience. Please feel free to contact us directly for special travel arrangements we have for our attendees.

As a side note this educational getaway is typically tax deductible and eligible for continuing education credits!

 

 

Some of the topics we will cover include:

– How to training your brain to stay focused with what matters most!

– Getting greater clarity with your goals!

– How to overcome negative thinking!

– What every manager needs to know!

– The 3 mistakes of the mind that sabotage even the most motivated achievers!

-Persuasion and sales from a brain science point of view!

-Why and how decisions are made!

– The ripple effect (Why some people create an amazing success)

– The 5 ways your brain learns

-How to step ahead of your competition

– 4 keys to making relationships work

…and more!  This is an incredible training that benefits anyone who is self employed or trying to make a home business work. In addition, if you are fascinated by your mind and how the brain works you will not want to miss this event! Seating is limited to only 25 participants to ensure maximum opportunities to participate and apply the skills and techniques presented in the course.

Douglas Vermeeren at the ruins of Chichen Itza Mexico

Douglas Vermeeren at the ruins of Chichen Itza Mexico

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN MEXICO!!!

This is an incredible training and holiday opportunity. In addition to the incredible lessons you will learn we always have a good time. lots to do! Lots to see!

For more information email Rachel@douglasvermeeren.com or call 1-877-393-9496

Thoughts on past trainings:

Douglas can deliver the depth of content that European audiences demand. Douglas Embodies excellence. In Belgium, we experienced no waffle when he was here! If Douglas’ ideas were taught in schools, we’d be getting it right from the beginning. I recommend to all, if you get the opportunity to hear him, never let it pass you by. Douglas is matchless. – Jane McCarthy, Cyres Cafe, Antwerp, Belgium

Doug Vermeeren was our speaker of choice! After the main session the comment we kept hearing from members was “Wow!” Everyone in attendance felt like this was a major learning experience, and we had fun too! This will be an event JCI members and guest will talk about for years to come! I would recommend other organizations bring Doug in to speak to their group! We look forward to bringing Doug back again for another presentation!  – Kristin Krause Chapter President, Junior Chamber International

A captivating speaker with so many great insights. Doug is definitely destined to become one of this generations leaders in personal development.  – Bob Doyle Creator of the Wealth Beyond Reason Program and featured teacher in The Secret

Doug’s mind is the most brilliant out of the box tool you your business could have. The quick simple tweaks he sees that you don’t create massive massive results. Doug works from his heart and will not rest until he knows that you have gotten way way more then you could have ever imagined. It is your responsibility to let your mind grow and to make sure that your ideas take off. The best in the world work with coaches constantly. The VERY best work with Doug. If you ever have the opportunity to work with Doug, do your future a favor and jump on it NOW.

– Kyle Cease #1 Place Winner, Comedy Central Stand-up Showdown Actor (10 things I hate about you, Not another teen movie)

Doug Vermeeren has the ability to motivate and inspire people to achieve their biggest dreams.  – William Farley, CEO Fruit of the Loom

Doug Vermeeren is a man who possesses both vision and enthusiasm. He spreads his message of ‘no limits’ to everyone around him and touches lives forever. -Frank Maguire, Co-Founder of FedEx

The tips for success, and the hands on approach are unsurpassed. I am more sure of my success now than ever before.  – Kathleen Johnson, BA, AICI, POC, President & CEO R.I.M

Doug is truly a “go giver” and what you will learn from his principles and acting on them will not only change your life and make you a better and more successful person they will also help you to be a more happy individual as you go through life.  – Richard “Jaws” Kiel, Actor – The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker

Doug Vermeeren knows what he is talking about. He’s dynamic and wise and definitely worth listening to.

– Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author, Happy for No Reason