Today? A quick glimpse of what it takes to be a winner.
Next week we’ll begin an in-depth look at winning and losing. I want to go beyond the platitudes and look at real life and uncover what it actually takes to win…instead of lose.
What is it that makes a winner?
What is it that yields top performance in you and me?
How much of the impact in your results is wrapped up in the people and things around you?
Is winning predictable?
Sometimes winning at the cost of someone else losing is the goal. It’s almost always the desirable outcome in a game.
In the U.S. we’ve seen a bizarre change in the last two decades in sports for children. Today, sometimes they keep score and sometimes they don’t.
So everyone can be a winner.
But can everyone be a winner? Considering that life is a game where score is kept, it’s pretty important to learn how to win early. You can’t learn to win if you don’t keep score. And for the score to matter, you have to play by the rules.
Not everything in life is a zero sum game. That means there are lots of things where the only time one person wins is when another person wins. This is true in relationships. If one person loses in a relationship, the other person loses as well. The only winning in a relationship whether love or friendship occurs is when both people win.
Outside of relationships, life is very much about winning and losing.
In business, people often think of your competitor as the guy across the table from you that you do business with. That is rarely the case. Your competitor is the girl from the company down the street who you must beat out to get the business from the guy across the table. Your competitors are all the other guys that show up in the google search results ahead of you. The people who do business with you are essentially your friends.
When you look at the person you serve, your customer or client, as your competitor and someone you must defeat, you have taken the first step to losing the global game of life.
What are the factors that cause some people to win and others to lose in the parts of life where competition determines your income?
What causes one student to end up with the scholarship when the other gets nothing?
Do you want your child to be the child that receives the award or should it go to someone else?
What causes one team to win and the other to lose?
How do you begin to win more and lose less?
And how do you win the game of life?
How do you not only beat most of the competition but improve on your own results?
And finally, when and WHERE do you begin to separate you from most of the rest of the world?
You begin here, right now.
It’s time to begin …
“I Can’t Do That!” It’s Time to Begin…
The best athletes, performers, geniuses of all kinds are constantly attempting to do things they have never done before.
The very best, the most successful, the real winners, rarely feel “great” about their current performance. There are moments of jubilation, of course.
In 2009, the very moment that Usain Bolt crossed the finish line having broken his own world record in racing, you were blown away. That was a jubilant moment. What do you do after you become the fastest human on planet earth? He trains, trying to do what he has not done before.
And he fails almost every single time.
He has never bested his own time in the 100 M. It’s almost impossible to imagine such a thing happening. It’s been 4 years. But he trains. He’s a winner. The list of athletes who come in second to Bolt grows every year. These athletes are regularly beating their own personal best marks. They are beating previous world records held by many others, but they are not beating Bolt…or at least they weren’t.
But then something strange happened last week.
Last week Usain Bolt was beaten by Justin Gatlin in a 100 M race in Rome.
How is that possible?
Neither ran their fastest time ever. The stadium was packed with thousands, but it wasn’t the Olympics.
Bolt ran a 9.95 and Gatlin finished at 9.94.
Bolt holds the world record at 9.58 seconds. No one else in history is even close, but last week Bolt lost to a guy who has been chasing him for years.
How did Bolt lose?
Did he stumble just a bit? Maybe.
Perhaps he was a bit “out of shape.”
The story that Bolt actually lost is a big story in sports.
Now, what did Gatlin do that caused him to win?
Why did the two athletes BOTH have nearly identical times when one could easily have run 1/10 – 2/10ths of a second faster than the other?
First, Gatlin did a LOT of things right. We’ll talk about a lot of them over the series of articles about Winning. And we’ll definitely show why the race was decided by 1/100th of a second. That is probably the most fascinating element of all. But it comes after we understand what causes someone to win or lose.
There is a critical elementary lesson here.
The critical lesson is …
Gatlin showed up.
Don’t kid yourself. He did a lot more than randomly walk into the stadium one morning, decide to race and then actually defeat the fastest man on planet earth. BUT, the point is he was THERE.
It was POSSIBLE to win, because he qualified to show up.
Quite often in life you win because someone else wasn’t on their best game. That means you won because you showed up. The other guy blundered or was off. Maybe he choked. But you won because you were the best that day.
It definitely happens that The Super Bowl is won by the underdog. It doesn’t happen that the teams that don’t qualify to play in the Super Bowl win. You must be there to win.
Once there? On any given Sunday…
It doesn’t seem like a romantic way to win a race. Gatlin didn’t set a personal best or even a world record. Running against Bolt, that would be almost impossible. I’ll explain those details next week.
The two athletes both were under 10 seconds but neither was near their best time ever. But Gatlin won.
Just showing up sounds flat out weak.
And it should sound that way because it IS more than just showing up but it’s important to let this core concept go deep inside. You must be there. As important as showing up is, showing up isn’t going to be THE cause of most victories, but without it there are no victories.
Showing up is a requirement of all winning.
Trying to beat Usain Bolt is like the gymnast or skater who continues to try new and more complex jumps, flips, and moves.
When no one has ever done something (or has rarely done something) before, it’s darn difficult to break new ground.
All winners strive to do things they have never done.
They attempt to do things they have never accomplished.
They attempt to do things others have accomplished but they have not.
They attempt to do things that are hypothetically possible but unlikely.
The most common result by far, is of course, “failure.”
There are many adages like, “it’s all feedback” or “you’ve found another way to not…” but the notions all fall a bit flat.
When you’re REALLY GOOD, you haven’t found another way not to do a quadruple, your body is actually working toward developing the capacity to do it. It doesn’t know that it shouldn’t even be a consideration…
Every top performer fully expects to succeed and fail on every attempt at that which has not been accomplished. The mental framework of accomplishment is not the framework of your every day human.
Top performers aren’t your average human being.
- They know that when they try something particularly difficult it is unlikely to happen, work, or succeed on the first attempt. (or 20th attempt for that matter)
- They know that if SOMEONE could do IT, THEY WILL BE THE ONE TO DO IT.
And with those two minds, they might accomplish what has not been done before.
The foundation of a winner’s mindset …
They KNOW they will accomplish IT, whatever it is.
What that means in English is they know that if they are focused, dedicated and impervious to the feedback of others, they will accomplish. As an outsider, the rational “fan” will know it is very unlikely. All top performers believe they are the best, or are the best, at least on some Sundays.
Winning often requires an irrational belief in the Self. The fact is that the Self shouldn’t really be able to do what no one else has done before, and that is true. It probably shouldn’t be able to…but the Self that irrationally believes it is possible in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, will do all it takes to accomplish and win, even if it ultimately means losing.
I am quite certain that Usain Bolt is unlikely to lose more than one more race in 2013. Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin don’t have that same luxury to be that certain. On the contrary, they must know that they will win next time. And then when Gatlin or Gay goes on to lose that race, they will need to be certain they will win the next race. And after losing 10 subsequent races, they will still need to be certain they will win the next race.
That is the mind set of someone who can win.
You and I don’t have to be the best in the world.
You and I don’t have to accomplish what no human has done before.
You and I choose to win at what others have done before us and will do again.
To be in the elite?
But we don’t ultimately have to be the very best to ever live at something.
Unless of course, we do…
Being an elite performer and living with an elite performer is no easy task. The constant failure each day of attempting what one has never done before takes a toll. The very best fall 100 times each day, every day.
They attempt-fail, attempt-fail, attempt-fail, attempt-fail, attempt-fail, attempt-fail, attempt-fail…attempt-fail…attempt-succeed.
The same dedication required to win in competition is the same dedication required to win in a relationship.
One of the best chess players of all time was Jack Young. Random chance put Jack and I in the same elementary school classroom. Jack taught me how to play chess when we were 7 or 8 years old.
I never beat Jack. Not once in the thousand plus games we played.
It was clear from the first time we played a game that he was Goliath and I was not David. We often played at my house or at school but most often at night by telephone. My Mom must not have been pleased to have her phone line tied up every single night. She probably didn’t know.
Those chess games were important to both of us for very different reasons.
For me, I learned early that losing can be a very fortunate experience. I was always willing to play another. And another. Later in life, that discipline of going to bat against an all star would help pave the way for a relentless attitude that would keep me in a lot of different “games” when others would have quit.
I was lucky in that I got to learn from one of the best ever. Neither of us had any idea he would go on to be a legend in the chess world. He developed all kinds of openings as we played. One opening he developed was called The Fishing Pole. I play chess with my son or on computer nowadays and see that opening played against me and I just shake my head. It’s like a time warp.
If I were to want to play chess at a competitive level, I’d have to start playing players who are significantly better than I am. I’d have to play them every single day and exclude many things from life that are very important to me. Today, that is not interesting.
The level of competition you play against is going to be a determining factor in how often you will win or lose.
I never had the desire to dedicate myself as Jack did to studying the game at every level of thinking. Chess is “fun” for me. For him it was an obsession. It requires obsession to win at any level that is significant.
Today he is retired from chess with the rare status of being a Life Master. I’m an average player that won’t ever win anything except for having fun because I don’t expand the level of competition I face.
To be the best you have to compete with the best.
This is particularly true when training.
Training with the very best raises your level of play.
Key way to train that makes a winner …
No one had times in the 100 M that are being seen in 2013 before Usain Bolt hit the track. Today his teammates are some of the fastest men on the planet. They are running faster than any human did 15 years ago. The only people faster than his teammates? Bolt and those Bolt has faced in the biggest competitions.
And no one had times in the 100 M that are being seen in 2013 before racing Bolt head to head. BB (Before Bolt) you didn’t see 9.79. Today Tyson Gay, for example, has cracked that mark as have a very few others.
They did it racing against Bolt.
Side by side with Bolt they experience him. They don’t wonder if it’s possible. They live it and know it because they compete with The Possible.
Pick at least one:
To Win, you train with the best.
To Win, you compete with the best.
When you train to win,
- you are constantly attempting to either do something new,
- learn something new or
- excel beyond your past marks or
- excel beyond the marks of others.
When you compete against excellence, your brain begins to perform matching and creation functions. It doesn’t like the feeling of being inferior, so it begins to figure out ways to get better, faster, smarter, sharper.
People who create in solitude often do fine. But they don’t become da Vinci or Michaelangelo. People who create and compete with others have an opportunity to win.
At Influence: Boot Camp, I was asked, “Do you still get nervous before an event?”
Ask any great performer or entertainer and they will tell you the same thing. If you aren’t “nervous” (concerned, worried, or uncertain) the night before, you probably aren’t any good. When you are concerned you do EVERYTHING humanly possible to generate your best possible performance.
I can’t think of any excellent performers who don’t get nervous.
When you watch video of Elvis Presley taking the stage you see massive amounts of anxiety as he walks the stage during the opening riff. As soon as he’s sung the first few lines of a song, the anxiety has been transformed into energy.
All great performers experience the same thing.
Entertainers have the goal of making the crowd “happy.” You want them to smile. The only way you know you are winning is to look at the expressions of the people in front of you.
What makes great entertainers great is they recognize that they can control a great deal of the result, but they can’t control everything. That creates discomfort. It means they are not in 100% control. It means they give 100% because someone on the team might not. They can’t control lights, sound, audience, security once they have hit the stage. Because there are so many variables to being brilliant in front of an audience, there are lots and lots of ways to have a terrible event without you having played any part in whatever could go wrong. And a lot can go wrong.
This is why performers are almost always perfectionists.
The performer is well aware of all the variables that can happen before and during an experience and they darn well know that they are at the mercy of other humans.
Of course I get “nervous” before every single event…
Most people are quite certain they won’t win in life so they set themselves up to safely lose. They don’t improve. They don’t become better. They don’t attempt.
Because they WILL fail. That is a virtual certainty. Everyone who attempts is almost certain to fail.
It’s only those who ______ that win! …
It’s only those who attempt UNTIL…that win.
This is why losing 1000 games to one of the world’s greatest chess masters is so important. Failing to win today can’t be a criteria to quit. If it is, then the person should spare themselves the effort. Winning requires lots and lots of ongoing effort.
Training is so important.
Perhaps surprisingly, the research into the impact of coaching in professional sports reveals something you wouldn’t expect. It turns out that most coaches at the professional level, whether football, baseball, hockey, basketball, they almost all have no significant difference attributable to them for their team winning or losing.
In other words, at the level of the pro, the coaches are not statistically significant in determining who will win or lose.
But…there are exceptions.
There are coaches who, by the very fact that this specific human is YOUR coach, CAUSES you to have better results than had you been working with someone else.
An example of this rare coach is Phil Jackson who makes his players better. That’s not an opinion. It’s a scientific fact. Another example is Tony Dungy. Bill Belichek is another.
Most coaches at the professional level don’t change outcomes of games. These coaches do.
The right coach & the right training makes all the difference in the world.
Everyone who wants to win must do and experience certain things.
Everyone needs the right coach.
Everyone needs the right team to train with.
Everyone needs to attempt UNTIL.
Everyone needs to constantly attempt what they currently can’t accomplish.
Everyone needs to compete against the best.
I want to note that I have met a very few people who did not improve their performance by competing. There are a very few people who improve when not competing against the best.
But on average, when training, competing against humans who are a little better than you are, makes you better… a great deal better.
It goes beyond training with the best and competing.
Winning is experiential.
Winning is also about the manipulation of knowledge.
Every winner knows their field.
Peyton Manning watches game film when other players are sleeping.
The best, the real winners, aren’t often a party to hang out with because they are constantly learning. They engage in increasing the size of the database in their brain.
They learn every nuance that is even tangentially related to what they do.
When I think of this player in baseball history, I think of Pete Rose. Pete was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He excelled because he did all the things we’ve already discussed.
And he was a master of the game.
He knows everything about baseball. He knows players performance records for 100 years. He was the consummate student of the game. I remember when he played for the Reds, he was the one player that you really feared. He wasn’t going to hit a home run. He was going to cause his team to win. His performance mattered to the Cincinnati Reds winning.
Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy, Phil Jackson and Brian Bellichek all have one thing in common. They are all forever students of the game. They never stop learning.
They are smart in general and they are particularly astute in their element. They simply know…everything.
You don’t need to know…everything…yet, but it’s a good time to grow your knowledge in the field and tangential fields in which you want to win.
Next week? I’ll show you some surprising factors in winning. Stuff most people would never think of. And then we’ll go in-depth so you can decide if winning matters to you and what to do about it.
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Bill Clinton earns $100,000 for a speech. And he’s good. But he was the President. He should be getting paid high buck for the stories he can tell and the experiences he can share.
I’m not Bill Clinton. I don’t earn $100,000 per speech. Not many people do.
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Public speakers, motivational speakers, inspirational speakers, keynote speakers, workshop leaders and seminar presenters are among the highest paid people in the world. And I’m talking about people who for the most part, didn’t go to college…
One article I read recently said that public speakers are the single most overpaid people in the world.
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The article was written by a staff journalist. Superb writer. Articulate. Makes a good argument. And he could easily be earning 10 times what his paper pays him…easily. Sorry my friend, that was your choice.
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I got paid $500 for my first paid public presentation. Now that may not sound like a lot to you, but this was 1987 when $500…was about twice what it is today. I was 25.
Two years before that presentation, I earned $14,140 as a restaurant manager that worked 54.90 hours per week. (Do the math.) I was not a good manager. To my credit, I was a customer-service-junkie manager. I wanted every customer served at light speed and with the best we had. But I didn’t care if the paperwork was up to date…didn’t care if the drawers added up perfectly at the end of the night. They were always close enough. (If they weren’t I put in my own money and found how the cash disappeared later…) Didn’t care if the coupons were all entered into the registers. I just was not a bookkeeping kind of guy.
I didn’t mind paying lazy employees minimum wage and good employees twice that. But the restaurant did. Employees needed to be paid roughly the same amount of money….How stupid was that?! Lose your best employees to the first real job they find…and I’m stuck with what’s left. I shared that with the regional people. They didn’t like my non-conformist attitude. I confess that I never read “the company handbook.”
That got me into more than occasional trouble. I didn’t know you couldn’t help people with their family problems at home, compliment the lady on how nice she looked that day, tell the guy to get his backside in gear, or bet on the Vikings. I managed “by Mom.” I managed the store like my Mom would have. (And by the way…we were substantially profitable that year over and above the previous year even with bad weather at the holidays!)
I didn’t get fired from THIS job. But I should have. I hated the rules…well I would have if I would have read them. The Regional Manager kept reminding me of the rules. I would almost get ill when I would be lectured about “the rules and policies”. Policy always sounded like Police to me….
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It just wasn’t for me. I quit before finding more ways to get “fired.” (No one was “downsized” in those days.)
I wanted to do something FUN, EXCITING, and something I LIKED. My two co-managers LOVED their work. The place was a perfect fit for them…but not me. I was a square peg and had no intentions of getting any more shaved off on the sides to “make me fit.”
Napoleon Hill sat by my bed every night. (Think and Grow Rich, that is.) I was going to do him proud….
Moving from the point of being a speaker who wanted to “get good,” to a professional was a pretty big step for me. I was going to ask for $500….
I was REALLY young. Why would anyone PAY ME to talk to them?
And once I decided to actually answer that question…
It was 1987 at Moreland Elementary School. I talked to the 400 kids packed into the gymnasium about drug and alcohol use. The good. The bad. The ugly. I was scared to death (almost literally, as I suffered from severe panic disorder in 1987…I had panic attacks 3-6 times per week…they were random…I never knew when they would come.).
I was 25 years old and my life dream was now officially on day one. I didn’t do it alone. I asked for help and I had help. I had a friend helping me. Someone who was as dedicated not to my dream but the message we wanted to share. In fact, there were 2 or 3 people like that. None of us got rich. We weren’t in that frame of mind. We shared a powerful message to people who wanted to hear it…and a lot that didn’t. Later letters and testimonials would show lives saved, endless appreciation, recommendations to other schools and organizations.
Two years later I spoke to South St. Paul High School. $1000. I had an enormous audience of students, teachers, parents. The place was packed. Same subject. But media covered this one. We came up with a neat angle that tied us into a national campaign. That was a very, very good thing because it was the beginning of the next level…
In fact most of my early presentations were all $500-$1,000 per day (several presentations per day at each school). They were in front of schools…kids…the toughest audiences on the planet…and I survived to tell about it!
I don’t have detailed records (what a surprise)… but I did about 15 schools per year for four years. I made more money in those 15 days than I did the entire year in 1986.
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I made the audience members’ adrenaline pump. I was unconventional. I did a lot of things most speakers would never do in front of an audience. I was not politically correct. My lack of judgment in content often got me a few scowls but, by-and-large, they liked the 25 year old…
I worked hard to get the dates…next to no one knows how to go from anonymous to known quickly…and I was no exception. I had to learn the hard way. But I learned.
I learned how to get paid even when they didn’t have ANY MONEY. I learned how to get paid and my audience was children, which meant ZERO back of room. I learned how to get paid when there was literally no budget, no allotment, no nothing. Each month went by and I learned another secret. Another insider idea that would pay off over and over again. The kind of stuff no one on the outside would ever think about…which is why they were on the outside and I was in the jungle on safari!
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But the hardest leaps were the early leaps. Constantly having to justify how I could be worth 1000.00 for one day…
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- I will show you how to work as MUCH or LITTLE as you want to.
- I will show you how to get INVITED BACK next year so you don’t have to market to that group ever again!
“Kevin, with two thirds of the Professional Speakers Course behind me you continue to challenge and push me beyond limits I did not even realize existed. With over 400 pages of unadvertised course manuals, 20+ hours of recorded training material, continual opportunities for active participation and one third of the training still to come, I cannot fathom what you have left to share! I haven’t even read about a course that contains half of the materials that you have covered to this point, and still say there is more! The opportunity to interact with the other participants really pulled it all together. Thanks…so far.” Murray R. Mortlock, CD, Alberta, Canada
I will hold nothing back. If you need the answer to ANY question you will be able to ask at any time.
The complete plan is here for you. Nothing is left out. No additional secrets. Everything is here. Everything.
The course works like this.
10 people participate (I’d work with 50 if I had the time, desire and energy…it’s not that “space is limited”…it’s not…it’s an E-Course.)
Each week, you’ll receive your lesson for the week. One week it’s a video tape that will arrive in your mailbox. The next week it’s densely packed information and crucial data you get by email. The next week it’s YOU making a video and sending it to me to FIX. Not only will I show you how to present so they WANT YOU BACK, I’ll show you what to do to become a truly SUPERB speaker so they will be talking about you the next day!
Yes. I’m going to show you how I create and develop presentations so that you can literally talk for DAYS and not cover the same story or material twice…all without a script.
This program not only shows you how to make money but…if you choose… how to become one of the best!
Crucial: In order to get feedback on the week’s assignment you MUST get your homework to me by the end of the week. I won’t play catch up with anyone. It’s your life, not mine….and it’s MY LIFE, not yours. I’m dedicated to you, you dedicate to me. If fixing the planter in the back yard is more important than the rest of your life, then don’t register for the course.
At the end of the course, you will have my attention for quite some time because of how I earn my money…
Each participant pays a grand total of $10,000 per person.
I’ll do 100% of the work to get you where you want to be, if you will put a 30% deposit down. (Or less…!)