Biographies hold secrets

So many reps think they must “get it right” before they “get it going”.   This from one of my fellow coaches, Mike Joyner:

Personally, I love reading business biographies (me too) because they help you see the journey of an entrepreneur and they EXPAND your vision of what’s possible.   Michael Bloomberg is the current Mayor of New York City, an entrepreneur and a BILLIONAIRE.

>>From page 52 in his book ‘Bloomberg By Bloomberg’:

‘We made mistakes, of course. Most of them were omissions we  didn’t think of when we initially wrote the software. We fixed them  by doing it over and over, again and again. We do the same today.  While our competitors are still sucking their thumbs trying to make the design perfect, we’re already on prototype version No. 5.   By the time our rivals are ready with wires and screws, we are on version No. 10.   It gets back to planning versus acting. We act from day one; others plan how to plan – for months.'<<

Bill’s Note: What Billionaire Bloomberg is talking about is the success principle:

***YOU don’t have to get it right, YOU just have to get it going***

In one of my many career adventures I was afraid to pick up the phone because I couldn’t say the script perfectly.  I was afraid to walk and talk cause I didn’t know everything about the company or allllllll the products or even my favorite product.

What kept me going was my vision of what my life would be like after I was bad enough long enough to become good enough to become free.

***YOU don’t have to get it right, YOU just have to get it going.***


About Dr Bill Toth

Bill’s Background I’m just an average guy who’s learned a few things about Life, Success and Personal Development – thanks to some incredibly good and bad experiences during the past 25+ years. I’ve made many mistakes and have learned to combine down to earth values with a unique ability to distill complex concepts into simple powerful strategies which can be immediately applied to produce measurable results. In short; “I’ve traveled the territory, drawn a few maps and I’m happy to share them” I do not consider myself to be an “expert” and my work is never presented as the definitive doctrine on how you should live your life or what it takes to be successful in your business. I am a work in progress and if you were to you join me on life’s journey by hiring me as your coach or partnering with us in business – our learning will very likely be a two way street. In fact, I expect it to be. “What you know dies with you – what you DO leaves a legacy” I was raised in upstate New York and eastern Pennsylvania. This rural upbringing is strongly reflected in my personal value hierarchy: Faith > Family > Friends > Fitness and Finance. Education and a commitment to continuous improvement are next on the list. All these and more are strongly reflected in my coaching, teaching, writing and speaking. While growing my private practice I also taught Orthopedics and Neurology at both the undergraduate and graduate level, produced a TV show on fitness, appeared on numerous radio and TV programs, authored numerous journal articles, chapters for medical texts, served as vice-president of my state medical association, and started a family. I have had the honor and privilege of consulting with and coaching a diverse population of people from royalty to prisoners, from children to CEO’s, from amateur to professional athletes from 41 countries and people of almost every race, creed, religious belief and nationality. I am passionately committed to contribution and Living With Intention. Part of my philosophy is to think globally while acting locally. I am a very active member of my church, as well as several community organizations. After church, my favorite philanthropy is the Nourish the Children. I have also performed extensive volunteer work for both the Anthony Robbins Foundation, and the Make a Wish Foundation. Why become an Entrepreneur? I became an entrepreneur because after 5 years of Health Care Reform I found I was merely an employee of the various insurance company’s I was interacting with. I became painfully aware I was working more hours for less money and that what I was doing wasn’t working! At the same time my beautiful daughter, Casey, was born. This was the first time in my life I started to think about my future, and of course hers. When children come into your life, your perspective changes from Firebirds and Ferrari’s to Gymnastics, music lessons, horseback riding and so forth. Suddenly, I had to think longterm – was what I was doing going to provide all the things that a father wants for his children? In October of 1998 I started my entrepreneurial endeavors on a very part time basis. Less than 3 months later my New Year’s Resolution was to put my practices up for sale. In May of 1999 I sold them and began to work on my dreams and my fortune on a full time basis. From there, it took me a full five years to get to the point where I could do whatever I wanted to do. Along the way I wrote my first book: “Morning Moments”…as well as learning a few things about money, transitioning careers and happiness. I am happy to share what I know, in short again; “I’ve traveled the territory, drawn a few maps and I’m happy to share them” In summary; Transitioning careers was the hardest challenge I’ve ever taken up and it’s been the most rewarding! In so many ways, this is the very best personal development seminar I’ve ever taken because I met mySelf and my wife in the process…and every perceived adversity was worth it. Today, with my wife Julie, we “get to” pay the gift forward by coaching, mentoring others through the same process. There is no greater pleasure than showing others how to earn their freedom and then observing what good they do with it. Life Will Never Be The Same
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3 Responses to Biographies hold secrets

  1. great share, great article, very usefull for me…thank


  2. Murphy says:

    So true and well said.

    I am a Professional Engineer and for the first seven years of my carreer it was a constant struggle to get it right. Once I learned to let it go and just do it everything fell into place, including a renewed love and passion for my work.

    There is great freedom in knowing you do not and will not ever know it all.

  3. DrBill says:

    Thank you for sharing!

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