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Rethink Your Life: Words of Wisdom from 12 Influential Thought Leaders

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This past week, I had the absolute pleasure of speaking alongside some incredibly talented authors, entrepreneurs, doers, and thinkers at Rethink GNV, a day centered around “rethinking” the Gainesville, FL entrepreneurial ecosystem. Developed by the team at Student Maid, a cleaning and concierge service in the college town that has quickly become a community leader, the event was started to encourage the community to come together for a day of inspiration, connection, and learning.

What was a smashing success for the Gainesville community last week could, and most definitely should, be shared with the entrepreneurial community at large, so I have gathered exceptional quotes shared from the crowd at the event (through #rethinkgnv on Twitter) that will help you rethink your own city, business, and life.

Here you go!

 

Jon-Gordon1)  Jon Gordon, author of the worldwide mega bestseller “The Energy Bus” and President of The Jon Gordon Companies

“I believe you shouldn’t have a plan B when you’re going after your dreams.”

 

 

Jessica Ekstrom2)  Jessica Ekstrom, Founder of Headbands of Hope

“Awareness is only skimming the surface of change.”

 

 

 

Greg Reid3) Greg S. Reid, #1 Bestselling Author (most recently of “Stickability”) and ambassador to the Napoleon Hill Foundation

“Our greatest success usually comes one step after our greatest setbacks.”

 

 

James Robilotto4) James T. Robilotta, Leadership Speaker and Coach

“Role models are tangible and transparent. Heroes are not.”

 

 

Nick Friedman5) Nick Friedman, Founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk and Author of “Effortless Entrepreneur”

“I tried finding the gap between wanting a job and knowing that ‘work sucks’.”

 

 

Tammy Tibbetts6) Tammy Tibbetts, Founder of She’s The First

“Leverage the power of your earlier self. It’s all about confidence over competence.”

 

 

Jared Kleinert7) Me! (Jared Kleinert), Co-Author and Co-Founder of 2 Billion Under 20

“There are many things that need fixing. If we all do a small part, we can really change the world.”

 

 

Peter Van Stralen8)Peter Van Stralen, CEO of Sunshine Brands

“Life is not a career. It’s a mission.”

 

 

Christina Wallace9) Christina Wallace, Program Director at the American Museum of Natural History

“Don’t be afraid to run for the bus.”

 

 

Charlie Hoehn10) Charlie Hoehn – Author of “Play It Away” and “Recession-Proof Graduate”

“Life is not something that you tip toe around. Life is something for you to lean into and embrace.” 

 

 

Antonio Neves11) Antonio Neves, Founder of THINQACTION and Co-Founder of The Ignition Lab

“If someone has ever asked you, “Hey, when did you get here?”, you don’t have charisma.”

 

 

Kristen Hadeed12) Kristen Hadeed, Founder of Student Maid 

“Word of advice: don’t mix ammonia and bleach.”

 

Jared Kleinert is an entrepreneur, TED and keynote speaker, and award-winning author who’s been named USA Today's "Most Connected Millennial" after spending years identifying and connecting hundreds of the world's smartest and most talented Millennials. His next book 3 Billion Under 30 is out now, and you can get 5 free stories from his new book atwww.3billionunder30.com. You can also say hi at jared@3billionunder30.com.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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