Next week on TheShow.live (Facebook Live video show) we have the amazing Samantha “Sammi” Tucker as our special guest. In addition to representing our country in the 2016 Rio Olympics as a Paralympic Archer, she’s also a gifted public speaker and soon-to-be author (she’ll be sharing her story and core message about transformation and resiliency).
Join us next Wednesday, May 31st at 4 pm ET, on the next episode of TheShow.live and between now and then, make sure to connect with Samantha Tucker on Facebook.
“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you are not sure you can do it, say yes. Then learn how to do it later.” — Richard Branson
Saying “yes” opens the door for new opportunities. Saying “yes” keeps you moving forward in business and in life.
But having the time, energy, and courage to say “yes” is not always easy. In fact, I wrote about how important it is to learn how to say “no” last week in my post, The Power of No.
If you don’t adopt the approach of saying “yes” to new friends, business opportunities, and life experiences, you are limiting your chances of happiness, satisfaction, and success. In business, your competitors who have learned the secret of saying “yes” will capitalize on the opportunities that you never let into your life.
I think past Google CEO Eric Schmidt hit the nail on the head when he said, “Find a way to say yes to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learn something new. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids. Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new, and make a difference. Yes, lets you stand out in a crowd, be the optimist, see the glass full, be the one everyone comes to. Yes is what keeps us all young.”
“The Power of No” by Mitch Jackson
“9 Little-Known Truths About the Power of Yes” by Susie Moore
“We need to learn the slow ‘yes’ and the quick ‘no.’”
Tom Friel, former CEO of Heidrick & Struggles
Never before has time and attention been more important in business. Your new client base has expanded from local to global and digital has created 24/7 opportunities and expectations. There’s a lot going on all at once, and it seems like everyone is suffering from a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out).
It’s challenging to remain focused on the big picture. You can let these crazy times and constant distractions continue to snowball out of control or, change how you handle things by learning and using the little trick I share below.
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Every day you rely on what people tell you when making business, political and life decisions. The problem is, how do you know if what people are telling you is the truth?
The wrong decision based on a someone else’s lie can harm relationships, put you out of business, and destroy your reputation in the community. When it comes to politics, a lie can turn love into hate and peace into war.
As a trial lawyer, I’m always challenged to try and figure out if my jurors, witnesses, and opposing counsel are being honest. In high-profile cases, it’s tough to determine if reporters are truthful with why they want to do an interview or have me on a panel.
It’s never easy but, over the past three decades of using the approaches I’ve outlined below, I’ve gotten pretty good at figuring our who is telling me the truth and who is lying. After you apply and practice what I share in this post, I think you’ll also have a much better handle on who’s a straight shooter and who’s trying to pull the wool over your eyes.
Some of the approaches I share with you in this post are based upon things I’ve learned from personal experience while fighting my client’s legal battles in court. Others are concepts and approaches I’ve learned from judges and from studying decades of research by talented psychologist, psychiatrist and other professionals. While you’ll never be 100% sure if the person you’re talking to or watching on television or a livestream is telling you the truth, the use of these approaches will help you get much better at making this determination.
Three-Step Approach (When You Can Plan Ahead)
The easiest way for me to tell if someone is lying is when I’m able to use what I call the “Three-Step” approach. Before talking with someone, I determine certain facts that are true and then when we meet, I ask the person about those facts. I watch how he responds to my questions and how he acts during the conversation. It’s a easy to follow process and you can do the same thing.
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I don’t set goals.
I multitask all the time.
I rarely make long-term plans.
I could care less about ROI, SEO, and other metrics.
I like what I do and enjoy helping people.
I’m always moving forward and taking action.
I look forward to learning something new each day.
I treasure good people and meaningful relationships.
I don’t do what I do for the money.
I am very excited to share my new LegalMinds Mastermind Group™, a cutting-edge community created to help lawyers master their people, business, and digital skills.
There’s a new and better way to practice law, build our brands, and market our practices. I say this because after 30 years of building my law firm, being an entrepreneur, and branding on the digital platforms, if there’s one truth that I’ve learned it’s the following:
When it comes to building their brand, marketing, and developing a practice, most lawyers do what every other lawyer in town is doing. And that’s a shame because 99.99% of these other lawyers don’t have a clue as to what they’re doing or why they’re doing it.
I figured this out twenty years ago and have never looked back. The tools, techniques and approaches I use on a daily basis have allowed me to build a global brand around my Southern California firm. What I’m doing is working very well and now I’m sharing my secret sauce with members of my LegalMinds Mastermind Group™.
If you’re a lawyer who would like to raise the bar in 2017, check out group. If you know a lawyer or have one in the family and would like to give them new practice and quality of life options, send them my way.
I believe that it’s important to be passionate about what you do in life. Heck, I’m more excited about practicing law today than ever before. Most lawyers don’t feel this way. The reason I’m so excited about law and life is because of the “why” and “how” I’m sharing each week in the group.
It’s probably obvious that I’m excited about the new LegalMinds Mastermind Group™. I invite you to click here to see what what my enthusiasm is about!