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 →
Success is not easy. In fact, making your first $100,000 will probably be the second hardest thing you do in business. The first one is making your first million. Ironically making your second million will be one of the easiest things you do. Why is that? First of all, one of the things that suppresses success more than anything is fear. Now to succeed, you need passion. Passion is not something you can teach or put int someone, you either have it or you don’t. My key to success is not buying properties, businesses, or stocks, I have succeeded because I have invested in people. That isn’t something I invented. In fact, I simply took what other people were doing and made it better. This is a classic wealth strategy called Conceptional Implementation.
While on a recent flight I was reading Success magazine and came across an article that got me thinking…..how do you really become a great leader. Some people are just born with leadership qualities and others really have to work at it. But there is something that all leaders have the ability to do….
Make tough decisions
As a leader, boss, or manager there are always those decisions that aren’t going to be the popular choice but they have to be made. If you have the mentality that you have to be everyone’s best friend you aren’t going to be the best leader to drive everyone forward. So many people get hung up on worrying about what people will think about them and not wanting to be the “bad guy” and wanting to be everyone’s friend.