God Was Self Employed – Interview With Todd McBroom
Welcome to the Street Smart Wealth Podcast, show #78.
On today’s show, you are going to hear from Todd McBroom, author of the new Book – God Was Self Employed. Isn’t that a great title? Listen in to see how that applies to your Network Marketing Business
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Today, I am joined by Todd McBroom who is an author, speaker and sales training specialist. Todd is the perfect choice for any size business, group or organization. Having come up in an “economically challenged” family he learned at an early age about working for what you want.
We’re chatting about his new book – God Was Self Employed!
Todd says he is a Louisiana, “Redneck” – “I have a high school diploma and an 8th grade education.”
Started his first business right out of high school after watching his dad start a business. He didn’t want to go to college, so started in construction.
Married at 21 and a friend called and said – I think I’ve found a way for us to make some money.
He had already made 6 figures at 18, bought his first Rolex at 19, and was broke by 21 when construction bottomed out.
Todd says – “My mind was shifted and I began to learn about residual income.”
Tell us about your mind shifts.
Met a mentor who went from broke to a multi millionaire.
He realized years later that he learned the secret of success from this man.
He had a 3 x 5 card and on it he wrote – I want to make a million dollars. Every day he would read it in the morning, read it at lunch, and again at night. He used it to reinforce the actions that he took each day.
He wanted to fish every day.
Think and Grow Rich didn’t click with him until his late 30s, and he got what his mentor was teaching him.
What do you want? Why do you want it? What are you willing to give up in order to achieve it?
About that quote – How can we do a better job at this part of it with a new team member?
Remove your own agenda when you sit down with someone. Show someone that you really do care. Servitude – you put your own goals, wants, dreams, ambitions secondary to theirs.
Do you see the principles that it take to be successful in Network Marketing any different than what it takes to be successful in any business venture?
Why do you think so few succeed?
It’s not that so few people are successful in network marketing, it’s why are so few people successful? Whether it’s any kind of business, it’s all the same.
The problem is the vision you have of it.
What prompted the book?
God put it into his head years ago.
Imitate, don’t impersonate – Todd shares details.
Ambition is an interesting word, and you write about it in Chapter 4 – many people would tell you they are ambitious, but then day after day goes by with little to no action in building the business they say they want. Why is that?
If you have to keep telling people you are ambitious, you must not be. Where does ambition come from? You have to get tired of where you are and not want to be there any more.
The more ambitious someone is, the more they are willing to give up to get what they want.
When people begin a business they invariably run into challenges. Any suggestions for what people can do to move past quitting when they reach that point where they are ready to? Can we prepare them for that ahead of time, when they are excited?
Talk to us about the importance of learning good communication skills.
Rockefeller Quote – “I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.” We are in a “jobless recovery” so are we moving further into the age of entrepreneurism and away from the job mentality that has gripped us for over a century?
Work on growing PEOPLE and not just your business.
Serve people so much that they would die before they would quit on you.
Final thoughts – Todd’s goal is to inspire people to want to think! There is a difference.
1. Decide what you want!
2. Write it Down.
3. Decide WHY you want it.
4. Decide what you are willing to give up to get it
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