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“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?
A negative mind will never give you a positive life
“Leadership is not about an executive position or title. It is about connection and influence. At its highest, leadership is all about adding value to the world and blessing lives through the work you do.
To accomplish your sales goals you need to be a problem solver
“A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.” – Joyce Meyer
If you are searching for the one person who can change your life, then take a look in the mirror.
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.”