Pigs Don't Know Pigs Stink!

I search for and find inspiration from many places.  Although I do not belong to Amway (and never have), the company was a trailblazer in the world of network marketing.    

The recording below is based off of a tape recording that Amway sent out back in the day…  but the information on it is as relevant as ever!!  It’s lengthy but worth the listen.  Load onto your mp3 player and listen while you run errands, work out, or commute to work.  There are SO many great bits of inspirational information you can apply toward your own business and personal life.  Learn the way to effectively speak to and connect with others, learn life perspectives and begin to see how you CAN live life on your own terms.  

Find out what Dave Severn means when he chuckles and says,”Pigs Don’t Know Pigs Stink!’

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Hi, my name is Chondra Rankin!  My passion is teaching and inspiring YOU how to become prepared to grasp the luxury of designing your life well - so you can live your life... your way!

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Is He Your Guru?

This past weekend was my first time viewing I'm Not Your Guru.  I'm sure my response was similar to many - it was inspiring, thought-provoking and required a box of Kleenexes nearby!  I have to give a warning, Tony does drop the F-bomb and he does drop it often (if that bothers you).  But he also explains why, so you'll have to check out the movie to see!  ☺️️  

Below is an anonymous description that was posted on www.imdb.com - it's beautifully written, so wanted to share!

"I AM NOT YOUR GURU, a feature documentary film about internationally renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins, is a revelatory cinéma vérité film that goes behind the scenes of his mammoth seminar "Date With Destiny," attended by over 2,500 people in Boca Raton, Florida, each year, to give an insider look at how one man can affect millions. Granted never before seen access to the behind the scenes modus operandi of this enormous event, this film captures both the immense effort of producing this live seminar, as well as the life-changing transformations of the participants in real time. Embedding with Tony Robbins and his team over the course of six days, Academy Award nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger turns an unflinching eye on Tony Robbins' powerful and uncompromising approach to achieving success, ensuring the attendees leave "Date With Destiny" with new perspective on the forces, thoughts, and feelings that motivate their behavior and help them take control of their lives. Pulling back the curtain on Tony Robbins, a man that traverses the globe and counsels over 200,000 people annually, including world leaders, pundits, entrepreneurs, CEOs, athletes and celebrities, through interviews and unprecedented access, TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU is an emotional tour de force that unveils the inner-workings of this mega event, the zealous participants and the man himself."

It was amazing to me how he touched specific people personally and simultaneously addressed the huge crowd.  I loved it and will be watching again.  (Hint: if you have Netflix, you're in luck!)


Here are 5 of my favorite quotes from the movie, although there are more!

“Your biggest problem is you think you shouldn’t have them. ‘Cause problems are what make us grow. Problems are what sculpt our soul. Problems are what make us become more.”

“Most people overestimate what they can do in a year and they underestimate what they can do in two or three decades.”

“If I could uncover what beliefs and values control me, I can literally redesign me.”

“Our entire life changes in a moment.”

“We’re meant to grow so we have something to give. You can’t give something you really don’t have.”

BONUS QUOTE:

“Heal the boy and the man will appear.”


If you have watched the documentary, Tony mentions the poem that was a turning point for him in high school - I found it and I've read that in a FB Live.  {Probably not as awesome as the speech Tony gave several times, all winning first place!}  The poem is also shown below.

The Will To Win

If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it, 
Work day and night for it, 
Give up your time and your peace and your sleep for it

If only desire of it
Makes you quite mad enough
Never to tire of it, 
Makes you hold all other things tawdry
and cheap for it

If life seems all empty and useless without it
And all that you scheme and you dream is about it,

If gladly you'll sweat for it, 
Fret for it, Plan for it, 
Lose all your terror of God or man for it,

If you'll simply go after that thing that you want. 
With all your capacity, 
Strength and sagacity, 
Faith, hope and confidence, stern pertinacity,

If neither cold poverty, famished and gaunt, 
Nor sickness nor pain
Of body or brain
Can turn you away from the thing that you want,

If dogged and grim you besiege and beset it, 
You'll get it!

Author: Berton Braley


I really hope this provided a great source of inspiration for you and hope you check out the movie if you haven't!


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Do You Have These 4 Values?

    I gave a bit of a history lesson and overview of Toastmasters recently and wanted to expand on their Key Values.  

    Toastmasters values resonate highly with me.  They are great qualities for you to strive for in yourself and your business.


    INTEGRITY

    Integrity is both being honest and ethical while also showing coherence in what you do.

    The thing is...  even if you're on the other side of a computer screen, people still can "see right through you."  If you are marketing toward them and say (in your best radio voice),"HEY, have I got a deal for YOU!!!  Are you interested in an opportunity that won't interfere with your current biz - ground floor opportunity!"

    If you say this before you even say hello, *poof*!  Not even a possibility of creating a relationship with that person.  Ever.  It's like a marriage proposal before the first date.  

    Like this message I received yesterday on Twitter.  LOL  (I just thought it was funny and had to share - who WOULDN'T be speechless at my amazing smile...  LOL)

    *blocked*

    But, I digress.

    Someone will know whether you are or are not being genuine in your conversations and whether you actually care.  Whether you have INTEGRITY.  

    If we have no integrity, we have nothing.

    {If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.}

    Everyone is not for you and you are not for everyone.  Know the difference and have "real" connections with those that are the right match.  


    RESPECT

    Respect toward others and yourself is a vital quality to have - if you have a healthy respect for yourself, it will spill over onto others and into your business.  

    As you market in your business, respect time of others.  Be concise and give a clear takeaway in what you are presenting.  

    If someone says "no" - don't keep badgering them - everyone is on their own timeline.  People, on average say "no" until they see your offering for at least 7 times.  60% of people say no four times before they say yes!  

    So, be there, but respect their space.  If your actions reflect this quality, it will be shown back toward you.  Just ask Aretha.  


    SERVICE

    One reason we are put on this earth is for service.  I grew up seeing service on a daily basis from my parents - and sometimes, that was difficult...  seeing them give service to so many others and wanting them more to myself.  But I have had that now instilled in me and can see that through the eyes of an adult...  it was their calling.

    It can make your life worthwhile and draw others toward you.  The more you want to do it, the more you want to...  it can even be a main component in the way you give gifts.    

    In business terms, you should always be giving more than you expect in return.  Maybe even without anticipating anything in return.  When you provide service {quality information, tips, things to help your audience} consistently, your targeted audience will see you as a trustworthy person.  

    Goal:  Know --> Like --> Trust.  


    EXCELLENCE

    There is no point to do anything at all if you do not put forth your best efforts in doing so.  

    It makes me think of a chorus we grew up singing:

    🎶 Don't do a half day's work for the Lord, and expect a full day's pay🎶

    Regardless of whether this is being fully vested in your faith, your relationship, or your business, really strive to be the best you can be.  Utilize all of your resources - the world is literally at your fingertips.  Whatever you don't know how to do, you can find out how to do it, or you can find an expert at this that you may outsource.  

    "Once you have experienced EXCELLENCE, you will never again be content with mediocrity."  Thomas S. Monson

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Hi, my name is Chondra Rankin!  My passion is teaching and inspiring YOU how to become prepared to grasp the luxury of designing your life well - so you can live your life... your way!

    CLICK HERE to kick-start your life!

    2 Ways to Unlock the Treasure Within You

    Wecome back!

    Do you feel like there IS a treasure inside of you, but you don't know where to start?!  I have two keys for you - that you MUST have to UNLOCK treasure, so you can spread the wealth!!


    Get moving!!

    Do you feel you have nothing to share with others?  (Hint:  You have much to share!)

    People will connect with you if you share your weaknesses.  Show that you are trying new things and that you are NOT the "expert" at it!

    Invite them to follow your journey...

    Just do.  Cut the crap.  

    "If your first video is perfect, you waited too long to do it!"  Ray Hidgon

    There are people out there that are LOOKING FOR YOU.  They need your solution to their problem.  There is an audience out there, needing to hear your message.  

    Get started - keep going.

    You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going!  Babies don’t walk the first time they try, but eventually, they get it right.
    — Jack Canfield

    Focus on process!!

    Marry the process and divorce the outcome.  

    Don't be so tied to the feeling and thought of the outcome.  That should not be your driving force.  

    Process:  BUILD the audience.  MASTER THAT PROCESS!  Do those activities!  Be concerned about the front end of this - then the success of this activity WILL BE MANIFESTED.

    INVEST in yourself and you will never "run out" of things to teach!  Because the people that can't buy, CAN'T CHARGE.


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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Hi, my name is Chondra Rankin!  My passion is teaching and inspiring YOU how to become prepared to grasp the luxury of designing your life well - so you can live your life... your way!

    CLICK HERE to kick-start your life!

    Be the Master of the Toast!

    I'm a designer for a Fortune 500 Company in the Facilities/Operations Department - although we have facilities worldwide, there are almost 8,000 employees across campus in our city.  One thing I love is the variety of projects I work on and people I meet.  Recently, I was working on some changes in a Conference Room and I saw Toastmasters Club info on a whiteboard.  I didn't know we had a club on campus!

    The thought of joining Toastmasters has arisen in my mind previously, fleetingly.  But seeing this piqued my interest and immediately I knew I wanted to join!  Felt COMPELLED to join - I had seen it for a reason!  To work on my skills, to improve.

    This is now happening and I'll be sharing tips and thoughts through this process!   


    The first "unofficial" Toastmasters meeting occurred on March 24, 1905, at the YMCA in Santa Ana, CA.  The meeting consisted of various participants speaking, much like the meetings that still are happening today!  Today, the Toastmaster's International organization is worldwide and consists of approximately 345,000 members throughout 15,900 member clubs in 142 countries.  

    Toastmasters was founded by Ralph C. Smedley on October 22, 1924 and following his writing of the Manual of Instructions & Ten Lessons in Public Speaking, was incorporated on December 19, 1932.

    The premise: 

    IMPROVE COMMUNICATION, PUBLIC SPEAKING AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS

    Toastmasters?

    I mentioned Toastmasters on Facebook (and in person!) recently to see if others had experience with the club and learned some people had never heard of it.  

    Not this kind of toast... 😂

    🔻👇👇👇🔻

    This is more like it!

    🔻👇👇👇🔻

    But let's back up several centuries...

    How did toasting come about?

    The Latin word Prosit is derived from the German word Prost.  In short, this means "To you & your health."  The word toast came to be when spiced toast was added to wine for flavor - the quality of wine was not the best in the 17th century, so the spices flavored the wine while the bread was said to absorb some of its acidity.  It also filtered some of the yuck-o sediment that collected on the bottom of the glass.

    The person toasting will gain the crowd's attention by an announcement or tapping on a glass.  This person will then honor those for which the event is happening, followed by raising the glass then taking a drink.  A toast may be humorous, somber, full of sentiment, or cross over into the realm of bawdy or insulting!    

    The term "toasting" came about through symbolism, or metonymy.  When the term of one object replaces the other, by association.  A few examples are:

    1. I can't believe the Cubs actually won the Series!  (The Cubs is the name of the sports team, used in place of its individual members.)
    2. That will be a great dish to take to our work potluck!  (The dish is used in place of the actual food that you would be brining for the meal.)
    3. The pen is mightier than the sword.  (A tool is often used to signify the job it does.  This also means the spoken word is mightier than military force.)

    There is an entire set of rules and etiquette surrounding toasting, in addition to superstitions, but we'll move on from here!

    What's with the name, "Toastmasters International"??

    As you may have guessed with my history and etymology lesson above, the group was named for someone giving a toast:  a toastmaster.  The person presenting that honor of leading a toast at banquets, weddings, and many other occasions.  I also mentioned above that the mission of this club is to improve communication, public speaking and leadership skills.   The end goal is for members to gain a greater sense of self-worth, self-confidence and personal growth.

    The Toastmaster values resonate highly with me.  They are as follows:

    • Integrity
    • Respect
    • Service
    • Excellence

    I found the great infographic below on the Toastmasters International website - it has a ton of really interesting info, so check it out!


    If you would like to work on your public speaking and communication skills, you can check out their website.  I'll check in with you as I continue on my self-improvement journey!    


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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Hi, my name is Chondra Rankin!  My passion is teaching and inspiring YOU how to become prepared to grasp the luxury of designing your life well - so you can live your life... your way!

    CLICK HERE to kick-start your life!