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									                                 Virtual Speaker Series

The purpose of the Virtual Speaker Series is to inspire and equip participants to make
massive leaps in their entrepreneurial journey. In order for this to happen, participants

    Pull one or more actionable nuggets from each event
    Use an action-oriented mindset to complete those nuggets

                                    Action Principles

Many individuals struggle to bridge the gap between their dreams and actions toward
those dreams. As a result, most dreams stay in people‟s mind‟s as desires until they‟re
abandoned with the justification that they were never realistic.

One of the core reasons that people aren‟t able to bridge this gap is that they‟re never
taught an „action-oriented‟ mindset. Action is mindset, and it‟s learnable.

Unfortunately, many people describe themselves as lazy, when in reality, they‟re just
missing knowledge that they can easily learn.

                              Universal Action Questions

Below are keys for turning Virtual Speaker Series events into action with the right
mindset. Each question increases that odds of you taking action:

   1. What are the most important actions you can take as result of today‟s event?

   2. How long do you anticipate it take to complete those action(s)?

   3. What days & blocks of time will you set aside in order to complete those actions?

   4. What is the first action you can take today?

   5. When today can you take that action?

6. Why is that action really important?

7. What can you do now to ensure that you have the most energy possible during
   that time period?

8. What distractions will you eliminate before the scheduled time period?

9. What reward(s) will you give yourself once you‟ve completed all of the

10. What consequence will you take on if you don‟t complete the action step?

11. Who can support you in completing the action?

12. What are your biggest challenges to completing the action? How can you
    eliminate those challenges?

                How to Turn General Action Steps into Specific Ones

It is critical for action steps to be measurable. Measurable action steps make it possible
to know whether or not you‟ve actually accomplished the step or not. You will know you
have a clear action step when someone else could easily determine whether or not you
actually completed the step.

For example, let‟s say your action step is “Network.” While networking is great,
networking could mean a million different things. It could be shooting off an email to a
friend or going up an introducing yourself to someone new. Or it could mean introducing
yourself to 10 new people.

Generally, when an action step involves going outside your comfort zone, you will
default to the lowest common denominator in the heat of the moment. For example,
have you ever committed to waking up early in the morning, but didn‟t set an alarm
clock. Chances are that you will only wake up when you aren‟t tired anymore.

      Test my Idea                         Survey 5 people
                                           in the room.

      Raise money                          Ask mentor if they know
                                           someone who could invest

                                           Ask 5 people if they are
      Find biz partner                     interested or know someone who
                                           is interested in joining a biz.

                         Hezekiah Griggs Discussion Questions

   1. Consider the characteristics and strengths about you that may cause you to fail
       in business. Write them down and begin thinking of ways to address those
   2. Hezekiah found his purpose in life early on. What do you think your purpose is?
       What are your goals related to that purpose? What do you need to do first, today,
       to begin reaching towards those goals?
   3. Hezekiah‟s life was greatly influenced by his childhood. What experiences,
       adversity, and struggles have brought you to where you are today? How did you
       rise above those struggles?
   4. Hezekiah talks about the importance of mentorship and how it is pivotal to
       success in life and in business. Who do you know that can embark on a
       mentoring relationship with you?
   5. Sometimes adversity stops people in their tracks. How can you change your
       thinking about adversity to rise above it, even when it seems insurmountable?
   6. You will encounter many challenges as an entrepreneur. What challenges are
       you currently facing to start your business? Write a list, and then write down
       ways you can work to overcome those challenges.
   7. Hezekiah appreciates learning life lessons from the people he comes in contact
       with day to day. Who influences you the most? Does a team of people who
       believe in you and your business surround you?
   8. Hezekiah discusses ways to manage your time and harness your strengths to
       overcome your weaknesses. How can you better manage your time? Write down
       your daily schedule and break it down into allotted time for each task.
   9. Have you experienced prejudice in some form, especially because you are young
       and want to start a business? How have you asserted yourself and worked
       through that?
   10. What are some books and movies that have impacted your worldview – both in
       terms of business and personally?

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