Can you believe another week has flown by and here we are once again! I love it! To reiterate, these Feature Articles in conjunction with showcasing my global radio/podcast guests on Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald, has truly become the major highlight of my week! I thank not only the radio guests of whom I continuously have the honour and the privilege to showcase and share with our Universal community, but I am as well, immensely grateful to each of you who graciously takes the time out of your own hectic schedules, to generously read my weekly Feature Article Tribute piece, in addition to you listening to the enclosed podcast link of our wonderful interviews together, and EVEN taking it one step further, to now contact me personally; offering me your lovely Thrive Global feedback of my weekly content AND sending referrals for prospective Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald radio/podcast guests! JUST WOW! Thank you! You are AMAZING!!!
Now that I have established that YOU are awesome and that my weekly guests are equally awesome, let me now move on to share with you who this weeks article, specifically pertains to! If you are immersed in the world of personal growth and personal development as I too, staunchly and proudly am…and truthfully, how could you not be if you are connected to Thrive Global…I believe everyone will immediately recognize the name, Brian Tracy!! Yes, that’s right – I said BRIAN TRACY! WOO -HOO! Trust me when I say, that this interview coming to tangible fruition, was years in the making!
Because I share the same mindset, values, work ethic and core principles as Brian Tracy does – quitting, and giving up on my valiant attempts to secure Brian as my radio/podcast guest – was simply never an option. Although I am patient…I am also relentless as one must be to further the trajectory of their commitment to personal growth and personal development, which Brian would also attest to! Did you know that only 7% of the worlds population actually has goals? That statistic, which Brian states in his longstanding research – beyond floored me and left me gobsmacked!
Did you know that 80-90% of people fail to reach their potential because of the HABIT of their fear of failure? Courage and fear tend to both be HABITS. Did you know that 80% of decisions should be immediately made when they first come up or are presented to us hence decisiveness? As Brian states, ‘Time Management Is Life Management.’ Also according to Brian, ‘If you’re only working 8 hours a day – you are working for survival. Every hour over 8 hours each day is working towards excellence.”
Did you know that ONLY 2% of the population have a bias for action? I suppose if only 7% of the worlds population actually has goals…then mathematically, it only would make sense that 2% of the worlds population actually has an action-driven mindset. Which means however, that of that 7% of people who establish and formulate goals – there are still 5% of those people who aren’t executing upon them – WOW! What differentiates which people fall into either of these two categories, according to Brian, are those who do in fact take action, do so, because they have instinctively re-programmed their mindsets to develop a sense of urgency. They get things done like their life depends on it!
Brian underscores the importance of developing a reputation as someone who does things FAST! Furthermore, according to Brian, “People who make a commitment to EXCELLENCE first and foremost become EXCELLENT!” “Excellence yields opportunities!” “When we do things in an an average way – we don’t get anything out of it. When we do things excellently – we get everything out of it!”
There are hundreds, if not thousands of Brian Tracy quotes and words of wisdom I could rhyme off in this Feature Article, but that would likely exceed this sites, bandwidth – no embellishment! No differently than millions of other devout Brian Tracy fans and followers, Brian has very much been one of my intangible mentors throughout the years. My affinity for Brian and his endless bodies of work was instrumental to me even before I, myself embarked upon the world of entrepreneurship. The profoundness of his knowledge-base; all wrapped up in positivity and inspiration – was as equally invaluable to me once upon-a-time when I was a senior manager/director within the world of social services – crisis management specifically. Incorporating Brian’s key principles and common-sense approach into my own leadership mentality was just as equally effective to me twenty five years ago as it has been for me in daily operations of running my own brand and business.
I never take for granted how fortunate I am to be the host of my own global radio/podcast show, for it has afforded me the ongoing opportunity to thank my guests; such as the Brian Tracy’s of the world, and to express how eternally grateful I am to them, for the instrumental and pivotal role they have played in my own journey. Being in a position to personally express my wholehearted gratitude to Brian (and to others) while LIVE with them on the airwaves…is not only a full-circle moment for me but is also spiritually fulfilling. It is a surreal moment, which has also become a barometer in measuring my own ongoing growth and development.
Brian is regularly characterized as iconic, epic, legendary – all true, all well-earned, and well-deserved descriptors. Brian is also a very down to earth, and humble human being, and was very lovely to me throughout the duration of our interview. I loved and respected how much airtime was devoted to Brian diverting the conversation back to his rock of a wife, and his beautiful children. It was abundantly clear to me, and without Brian even needing to express as much – that his family is always what comes first in his world. Brian is genuinely an immensely grateful human being; which was easily detectable and recognizable throughout the course of our conversation with one another.
The Legacy this man has cultivated, which will outlive him, is an impressively beautiful one. Brian’s whole life purpose has centred itself around uplifting, empowering, educating, expanding, evolving, and flourishing. This has been the cornerstone and hallmark of his own life, which has had a ripple effect worldwide.
What a beautiful and full life you have lived and continue to live, Mr. Tracy! Everything within you is activated and always rearing to go. I thank you, Brian, for being exactly as you are. I thank you for the gift of your time with myself, the loyal listeners, the podcast subscribers and those also here on Thrive Global. I thank you for your tireless work – the important work, which has enriched and enhanced my life, as well as million of others across the entire globe! Thank you, Mr. Tracy for #LivingFearlessly! I appreciate you!
Be your own Hero. Be your own Shero.
Be your own Leader. Be your own Best Friend!
Love & Gratitude ~ Lisa
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Uplifting You To Fear Less And To Live More!
WHO IS BRIAN TRACY?!
Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He is among the top speakers, trainers and seminar leaders in the world, today!
Brian Tracy has consulted for more than one thousand companies and has addressed more than five million people in five thousand talks and seminars throughout the U.S.A, Canada and eighty-two other countries, worldwide. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than two hundred and fifty thousand people each year. Brian has studied, researched, written, and spoken for thirty-five years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy, and psychology.
Brian is the top-selling author of eighty books which have been translated into forty-two languages. Brian has written and produced more than one thousand audio and video learning programs, worldwide – bestselling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into twenty-eight languages.
Brian speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America’s largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Sales, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity, and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results. His ‘2-Day MBA’ transforms business owners and companies.
Prior to founding his company, Brian Tracy International – Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million dollar development company. He has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting. He has conducted high-level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar corporations in strategic planning and organizational development.
Brian has travelled and worked in one hundred and twenty countries on six continents, and speaks four languages. Brian is happily married and has four children. He is active in community and national affairs, and is the President of three companies headquartered in San Diego, California.
Brian is the President of Brian Tracy International, an internet based company that helps businesses of all sizes increase their sales and profitability by implementing the best practices of top businesses worldwide.
Brian Tracy also created the Inner Circle Mastermind Program to start the next chapter of his life. Instead of working with over 250K people a year – he just wants to work with people like, ‘YOU’ – who dream of making their life the masterpiece they always wanted it to be.
Brian cannot travel like he used to, but through the miracles of technology, you and Brian can be virtually in the same room together, interacting, growing, dreaming and making your life the masterpiece you always wanted it to be!
Brian Tracy has very generously and very kindly offered the Living Fearlessly with Lisa McDonald loyal, and global radio listeners, the podcast subscribers and the Thrive Global Community, a link in which to become part of his Inner Circle Legacy Mastermind and Access to Total Business Mastery for FREE by clicking here:
On behalf of Brian Tracy and myself, we wish to express our wholehearted gratitude to you for generously taking the time to read this article, and for listening to our amazingly synergistic interview together on the enclosed podcast link, and for also reaching out to Brian regarding his life-changing Mastermind Program at the provided link above!