It’s truly inspiring to be able to spend 8 days with Marshall Thurber, the man who have mentored successful individuals like Tony Robbins, Harv Eker, Robert Kiyosaki, Blair Singer, Ben Cohen (co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream), Spencer Johnson (Author of Who Moved My Cheese). Marshall was also the creator of the world-famous Money & You class which has transformed the lives of more than 100,000 entrepreneurs worldwide for the last 37 years.
7 of my biggest diamond taken away from Marshall Thurber at #FutureOfBusiness:
1) Theories, methods and tools
Marshall studied for a decade with Buckminster Fuller. Fuller, the futurist, was commonly known as “Bucky”. During his lifetime Bucky was awarded 28 patents and over 30 honorary doctorates.
Marshall said, “Truth believed is still a belief; a truth experienced is much closer to truth.” Powerful theories, methods and tools starts as intellectual concepts; the learning experience will take your intellectual concepts to the level of internalized insights. Once applied in the real world, these insights become wisdom. These insights once internalized become generalized principles that will guide your success.
2) Taking Risk vs Being Risky
The road to success is always filled with inconvenience. You can never go to the land of abundance without taking risk. However, there is a huge difference between taking risk and being risky. Risk depends in where you are and what you know.
Hope and luck is not a strategy. With the right theories, you’ll know how to use your time and focus to reduce risk. With the right collaboration, you’ll be able to accelerate your success.
3) The Age of Bypass
Now that social media is in play, things are getting more transparent. For the first time, almost everyone can be an “unfiltered journalist”.
Now, accurate and inaccurate information quickly spreads unrestrained through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, LinkedIn.
There is no going back. It makes the task of communicating easier, it also allows everyone to be a “citizen journalist”. The “Age of the Bypass” is here!
4) The Support from the Universe
When you live in love and hope, there’s no fear. Even if you screw up, the past doesn’t matter. The Universe will support you if you’re passionate and committed to serve it’s people.
When you feel depressed, do something good for someone else. It’s the best anti-depressant. So, if you feel down, don’t stay home. Go out there and do something good for someone else.
Learn to be a Master who is COMPREHENSIVE, not a Jack of all trades. A leader is one who looks at big picture, focus on synthesis and build synergy.
Build a Values Driven Organization. Not a Policy Driven Organization. Look at what happened to United Airlines! The bigger your perspective, the more accurate your prediction. At the end of the day, are you a winner or a learner?
When you say “No” to something, you’re saying “Yes” to something of higher priority. Integrity is your No.1 asset. Protect and guard it!
If your business is a sport, are you playing an individual game or a team sport?
Chances are, you’ll answer that you’re playing a team sport.
So, if your business is a team sport, do you have colleagues/staffs or team members?
Thank You Note
I’m truly grateful over the past 8 days at Future Of Business with this bunch of buddies who attended the program together. It’s my first time attending a business program with so many buddies. You guys were definitely the highlight of the entire program!