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                         Rory Vaden
                         Co-Founder of
                         Southwestern Consulting

•Graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Leadership,
Management and an MBA
•2007 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking 1st Runner-Up
•As a Self-Discipline Strategist he’s been featured on Oprah radio with
Dr. Oz and in SUCCESS Magazine
           Take the Stairs
Success means doing things you don't want to do


                Rory Vaden
           Take the Stairs
Success means doing things you don't want to do


                Rory Vaden
       Take the Stairs
The Common Denominator of Success

          Successful people
have formed the habit of doing things
    that failures don’t like doing.
                            - Albert Gray
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               Discipline

Start doing things you don’t want to do.
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Success means doing things you don't want to do




           Strategy # 1 - Focus
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                  FOCUS


Creative Avoidance –
   Allow ourselves to be busy just
   being busy.
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                 FOCUS

1. Thoughts - THINK about BRING about
COAST
 SILK
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                 FOCUS

1. Thoughts - THINK about BRING about

2. Words – SPEAK about BRING about

3. Behaviors –BE about BRING about
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       Shift your FOCUS

          WIIFM
     What’s in it for me

        WIIFMT
What’s In It For My Team
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           FOCUS your Thoughts

1. You are CONSCIOUS of their needs

2. You are COGNIZANT of barriers they
   may be facing

3. You CREATE an exciting vision for
   them to be a part of
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             FOCUS your Words

1. You build people up PUBLICLY

2. You articulate expectations
   POWERFULLY

3. You recognize people PROMPTLY
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           FOCUS your Actions

1. Hold them Accountable
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            FOCUS your Actions

1. Hold them ACCOUNTABLE

2. Provide tangible INCENTIVES

3. Get in the TRENCHES
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      The “Buy-In” Principle
     Be willing to pay the price
     Success is have INVESTED
   The more wenever OWNED.
      into something the less likely
It is only RENTED; and the rent is
           we are to let it FAIL.
          due EVERYDAY.
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Success means doing things you don't want to do




          Strategy # 2- Sacrifice
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                       The Pain Paradox

      Pain of Discipline
Pain of Discipline                        Pain of Regret



                                               Pain of Regret


      The short term easy leads to the long
                     term difficult.
       The pain of discipline is much less
       The short term difficult leads to the
              than the pain of regret.
                   long term easy.
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       Leverage the Power of Sacrifice

1. Give people proper EXPECTATIONS

2. Prepare people EMOTIONALLY

3. Throw down the CHALLENGE
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  The Buffalo Mentality


Confront storms directly
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Success means doing things you don't want to do


           Strategy # 3 - Action
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The principle of diminishing INTENT.
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         Create a Culture of Discipline
1. EXEMPLIFY - You can’t lead where
   you won’t go and you can’t teach
   what you don’t know.

2. GRATIFY - Recognize people for
   focus, sacrifice, action, execution,
   and implementation.

3. RATIFY – As a team be willing to do
   the things that others aren’t.
Milwaukee Brewers Stadium
          7/9/08
Nashville, TN
Chicago, IL
New York City, NY
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  The Law of the Pendulum
It does not matter what you SAY.
All that matters is how you ACT.

If you want to know what
someone really believes in, all you
have to do is look at their
CALENDAR and their
CHECKBOOK.