Published on Jul 24, 2017
✎ Good morning #BelieveNation! Today’s message is: “Stop Believing in Luck!” Over to you Oprah Winfrey. For some extra motivation, check out bonus advice from Robin Sharma, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Jean-Claude Biver.
✎ She’s an media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She’s best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history. Several assessments regard her as the most influential woman in the world.
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Antony Lives2 days ago
There’s a quote I’ve heard before goes like this. “Luck is for the unskilled” we create our own luck by creating more actions to attract it.
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Ayaan Bahja2 days ago
love you Oprah Winfrey
Chris Anderson2 days ago
Does anybody else absolutely love the person at 4:37? <3 Reply 9 PETER Avergun2 days ago A few years ago, when I was out in the field selling (commission only), as one of the more productive reps, I was often asked to speak at gatherings and teach people how to improve their productivity. Frequently, the questions would center on "how do you close the prospect" if this happens or that happens. I would explain that there is some technique involved but that they were missing the KEY that unlocks the door to more sales. In sales, as in life in general, there are three possible outcomes. Outcome #1 is that no matter what you do or say, the prospect will say "no." Even if you are the "second coming." Outcome #2 is called a "Dog with a note." If you were to send a dog with a note attached to its collar to the prospect, the dog would come back to you with a signed contract. AKA, the laydown. Outcome #3 is where the client is "on the fence" and being a good "closer" becomes a factor. In sales, and in life, #3 happens the least amount of time. Therefore, what you should focus on is to maximize the number of people that you attempt to sell. In sales, that includes your approach at the "door", your ability to be a "name gatherer" (referrals), and hard work (the number of doors that you cold call and knock on). As you have pointed out correctly, many times, the "by-product" of hard work is that you become more proficient in the skills needed to be successful. In baseball terms: YOU GET MORE "AT BATS" AND YOUR BATTING AVERAGE INCREASES SIMULTANEOUSLY. This is the way to exponentially increase income. One night, when I was a puppy, I was out in the field knocking on doors. I literally must have knocked on over 100 doors and I couldn't get into a house to make a presentation. It was getting late but I saw a house with the porch light on so I knocked. The people greeted me nicely and I was able to gain entry. They were interested in the insurance/retirement plan I was selling and I sold them (and got referrals). They were a "dog with a note", a laydown. On my way out the door and saying my goodbye, the wife looked at me and said, "You know Peter, you were pretty lucky to come to us tonight. We were just talking about insurance and retirement." "Yeah, I guess so. Good night", was my response. My thought was: Lucky my aaaass. I knocked on 100 doors to get to your door. Read more Reply 3 View all 4 replies Tueluz zaman2 days ago #BTA43 As Oprah say , you need to be prepared and ready for the opportunity Reply 4 Devon Triche1 day ago I've never believed in Luck. Luck to me is like believing in Santa Clause, one day you grow up and realize you have to work for whatever you want. #BTA657 #teammotivation #Motivation Reply 2 View all 2 replies Artbug1 day ago 4:38 omg that lady! 😀😀😀 Reply 5 View reply Hazys Day2 days ago THE LADY AT #4:48 SHE WANTED TO GET A GOOD LOOK AT EVAN FROM THE BACK ! HAHAHA Reply 4 PLAYBOY VIC2 days ago NO OVERNIGHT SUCCESS U CANT MILK A 🐄 U DONT HAVE..GO GET 1 Reply 3 Youaltubex1 day ago Are you ENTJ? Reply 1 Carol T.1 day ago Totally untrue about the people who have built fortunes. Much higher percentage than average were born into privilege and money. We simply remember and marvel at the rags to riches stories. That said, finally someone says that luck does not exist. Reply 1 View all 3 replies sushan poudel2 days ago No luck?!! That's the most stupid thing to believe in. Reply 1 Artbug1 day ago try to fix the sound in the room your recording in. Reply 1 Lal Chand Surela1 day ago [email protected] Reply 1 View reply Alexis Carrington-Colby6 hours ago I LOVE THIS DUDE'S HOODIE! IT IS NOT THE CARDS YOU ARE DEALT, IT IS HOW YOU PLAY THEM!! Reply gbrsc19 hours ago Luck is real, but it is less and less significant in the long term. It's like the volatility that is superimposed on the price of a stock. The short term may seem random, but the long term shows a trend that is representative of the underlying viability of the business. Or one of the guys that developed statistics for the purpose of life insurance for widows of the male heads of households. They said you can't predict an individual death with any certainty, but in the big picture or the aggregate, you can predict things very well. Or you can look at it as weather vs climate. Read more Reply Agus Arywibowo23 hours ago no luck Reply lal jee sonkar sonkar23 hours ago nyc Reply McDaniel Music Studios1 day ago I don't believe in luck. Hard work is key! Reply