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I have found that talking to myself is POWERFUL, and I am confident that it can work for everyone who tries it. HOWEVER, you must be enthusiastic about what you are verbalizing and believe 100% in what you are saying.
Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you. Distance yourself from negative people who try to lower your motivation and decrease your ambition. Create space for positive people to come into your life
May 2022 Newsletter I QUIT! Poor work culture Employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers. Why? Most will tell you it’s because of their manager/supervisor or the overall vibe at the company. Workers who quit a job in 2021 said they left for the following reasons: low pay (63%), no opportunities for advancement (63%), and feeling disrespected at work (57%). At least a third said all three were major reasons why they left, according to the PEW Research Center. Researchers studied huge amounts of data, including turnover from April to September 2021, Glassdoor reviews of companies over the last few years (including before the pandemic), and 172 culture metrics at roughly 600 companies. They found that a toxic work culture was the biggest reason people decided to quit. In fact, it was ten times more important than pay. High employee churn is expensive for any business. The cost of fully replacing one employee is estimated to be about $40,000, including advertising, recruitment fees, the time it takes to train a new staff member, and lost productivity. And if the best and brightest people at a company are constantly jumping ship, the damage will be much worse. According to other experts on employee turnover, the following factors cause people to quit: – A lack of appreciation – Feeling burned out – Lack of flexible work options – Wanting to work remotely – Poor mental health – Relationship with management – Corporate culture – Lack of...
We all have the God-given ability and talent to work hard to fulfill our dreams, not just for us but for our loved ones who are depending on us to be a good role model.
“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” – Napoleon Hill
“Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” —Jim Valvano
Expect the Best I believe our mindset has a huge impact on our lives. It dictates how we think, what we expect from ourselves, how we view other people, and how we feel when we wake up in the morning. Our mindset dictates the choices we make and the outcomes we experience. Do you have a mindset that expects the best? I can’t imagine waking up in the morning and not expecting great things to happen to me throughout the day. And guess what? Great things do happen in my life on a regular basis. You might call that the power of positive thinking. Do you expect the best and prepare for the worst? Or do you prepare for the worst and hope to just make it through the day? If you have attended my presentations or listened to my podcasts, you have probably noticed that my default mindset every day is to EXPECT THE BEST from myself, with little thought of anything else. If we don’t expect the best from ourselves, then who will? Expecting the best is a choice that you alone can make and a skill that you can develop. How do you do this? You choose to expect the best, and then you work on making it happen. It’s like anything in life – you begin by creating a discipline, and then it becomes a habit, and eventually it comes naturally to you. Wouldn’t your life be more exciting and fruitful if your natural...
Don’t overthink it. Goal setting is really not that difficult. Be honest about what you expect from yourself next year. Then, once you have a clear picture in your mind, put it in writing.
When your mindset is in a good place and you are focusing on what really matters, everything will fall into place in your career and in your personal life. Your goals will become more easily attainable, your relationships will improve, and so on.
I believe a good outside voice from a coach will help any company improve employee attitudes and productivity threefold. Can you imagine a company that would turn down an opportunity to triple their market share, productivity, and results?
What People in the Audience are Saying…
With Van's passion, humor and experience you can be assured of one thing- your audience is going to get fired-up, built-up, and fully charged –up. As an entrepreneur at the top of his game Van is in the unique position of being able to "talk the talk" because he has "walked the walk". Over the years he has been a great inspiration to me and my staff. Van is a speaker with charisma, humility and impact and he's a difference maker in the lives of the people he touches…"
I wanted to thank you for coming and speaking with our company today. I thought your presentation was awesome! I was really motivated and inspired by your thoughts and ideas. I will use this motivation to grow my business and my personal life.”
We are delighted you will be accepting the award for Omaha’s Top 25 fastest growing companies. Congratulations on your outstanding growth and we wish you continued success.”
Thank you for running such a class act company. It is an honor and a pleasure to be associated with someone such as yourself. I know you are probably one of the most respected businessmen in the region.”
Congratulations on writing “Selling from the heart” and thank you for sharing a copy with me. Your class has been one of the most enjoyable classes I’ve ever taken. Your enthusiasm and passion for your work are awesome. But the most refreshing part of the class was your delightful sense of humor. Thank you again for being a fantastic teacher.”
Kudos to you, Van, for reaching a major goal. But more than that...For successfully building one of Omaha’s best companies from scratch and making it thrive even in less than ideal market conditions. You have realized the American Dream...And brought it home to many, many others. My best to you!”
Having you here again was such a blessing to so many! As I looked at the pictures, I could see just how interested each and every person was in what you had to say!
This has been such a gift to our agents when they need it the most. The fact that you come, you are so genuine and caring, you are so honest, you are not trying to sell anything and your passion to help each and every person believe in themselves and become the best they can be is HUGE! The timing is perfect for us all helping and caring about each other, so, thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for giving of yourself to help all of us!”
I enjoyed your seminar and its focus. I was on the fence whether or not to attend and decided why not? I could have sat through an all day session if there was one, usually I end up at the seminars that start with a focus and quickly go astray. I found with yours time flew by too fast and it was already time to go but I wasn’t ready to go.”