I get so many emails and messages each day on how to handle betrayal, haters, nay-sayers and non-believers. Let me be the first to tell you that it’s not an easy thing. As Sylvester Stallone told me personally. you have to take that negative energy and sort of turn it into a driving force. People often wonder why I fight back against haters and why do I even give them attention. Well perhaps like Stallone says, I have used that fuel to drive me and not give them the satisfaction of failing. Haters are like bullies and they often either keep hating because no one ever says anything back or they hate because they can’t do it themselves and would rather see you fail because if you do, they feel better about themselves for not succeeding.
“My coach told me that haters are like crickets. Crickets make a lot of noise; you hear them but you can’t see them. Then, right when you walk by them, they’re quiet. At least the cockroach doesn’t pretend to be anything else. I know where it stands.”
Everyone loves a good entrepreneurial story on the way up, but as soon as you make it, they all want to see you come down. Success brings out jealousy and haters. I don’t know why… it’s already hard enough to live life as it is, why shouldn’t we celebrate those who make it so we can learn together and create more successful stories? Continue reading →
Today should be a great day, my eBook just made #1 in the Business Education section on Amazon. Now, this is not the book about my life story that is coming out in a few months, it’s a book about great business lessons that I think every entrepreneur should have. But my happiness was short lived by haters of course talking about the same crap they speak about all the time. It’s starting to sound like a broken record but for people that don’t know about it, it sounds like sweet new gossip music. Here are the things I am going to clear out once and for all.
1) What’s my real name?
2) Do I own the companies and brands I say I own?
3) The extortion Lawsuits I was a victim of
4) Fake Bad Reviews that competitors or haters post
So you want to be wealthy… well, join the club. The problem is that everyone wants to get rich, but no one wants to work for it. There is a lot of room at the top when it comes to success, but it’s the bottom that is crowded.
Rule #1 of success is that the less excuses you have, the more successful you will become. I created for you a chance of success chart based on coaching thousands of people, speaking in over 30 different countries, and looking at the thousands of success stories we have created.
It is so good to be on my comeback tour! This past weekend in South Africa we had over 1,700 people at my event, with people overflowing into the hallway outside the ballroom entrance and others sitting on the floor. It certainly looks like my strategies are working, and the reviews are off the charts.
What is the key to success?
This is the question everyone is asking me right now, including the lady sitting next to me who recognized me as I was headed to Poland to open up that market personally. My theme for 2014 was “It’s all about Growth,” yet we have hit a few bumps on the road along the way. I now believe I had the wrong strategy. After expanding in 29 countries worldwide, the idea remains that growth is important, but profit is a much more valuable measure. If you don’t manage your business based on facts, numbers, and statistics, you will fail. You can lie to yourself and talk about the what ifs and tell yourself it will get better, but the reality is that in business, the numbers never lie and they are a direct reflection of the all the decisions you have made. Continue reading →
One of my proudest moments as a speaker and a coach was this past weekend. I was at my sold out event in Johannesburg, South Africa, where we had over 1,700 people in a place which only fit 1,200. People were standing outside the doors and sitting on the floor. It’s an amazing feeling, the difference I have made not only in South Africa but all over the world. My business model has always been powered by your success. I heard about so many people’s lives I have changed, and it’s quite overwhelming.
My business model is simple, I am powered my by clients’ success stories. The more successful they are, the more successful I become. The residual effects of their successes are that the more attention I get, the more clients come to us, and the more business opportunities I have to buy or invest.
As stated previously, I was very concerned about coming to South Africa because of what I had heard. I really had no intention of building a business. I had planned to go and speak with Richard Branson, then head right back home. But I quickly fell in love with the country and its people, and I created my vision to change the entrepreneurial landscape, which I did. When you have as many businesses as I do and travel the world, sometimes you forget to take a deep breath and smell the roses and get those success stories to share with the world so we can all learn from each other. Negative people are quick to point the finger and tell everyone they know how bad you are, and that you are a scam artist and fraudster. So, I have decided to fight back with two of the most effective weapons I have, the truth and the results.
People often ask me what’s the difference between a successful entrepreneurs/Investors and those who are not. Many words come to my mind but one in particularly is BRANDING. Here are 5 level of branding
Here is the cold, hard truth. If what you are doing now has not gotten you to where you want to be, and you keep doing the same things over and over again expecting different results, that’s just plain insane.
Someone said that they heard from someone’s friend’s sister (see how crazy this is going to be) that I belittle people at events. Well, before I respond, you truly have to understand the three personalities of JT Foxx:
a. Stage JT Foxx
b. Business JT Foxx
c. Personal JT Foxx
I Like To WOW But We Also Have Un-Wow’s (Yes, I Admit It)
My business model has always been “Powered By My Clients Success.” As cliché as it sounds, my coach told me 5 years ago that if I wanted to be in business and be the best, success would never be defined by how much money I made, but rather how much success my clients have. Success can be defined in many different ways. For some it’s being able to retire, being able to double their business, having more free time, having more family time, more hedging, or the ability to buy their first property.
To be honest, the speaker industry is often measured by price per head. For example, if there are 100 people in the room, each person has a monetary value called “Butts in the Seats.” I have never in my whole speaking career measured our event success by that, even though that is the way I was first taught. I find that it is quite repulsive and offensive. Instead, I quickly learned that even if just one client was to succeed in a room of 100, that was massive for my brand and for future opportunities. Of course, the idea is not to get just 1 person to show. Ideally you would like to get 100, but it would be naive Continue reading →