Well, he has a "5club"...where a bunch of dream chasers get up before morning radio show hosts everywhere, and gather, connect, and learn.
Today was my first 5club meeting, and I was so excited that I didn't even feel tired! (Ok, maybe the gas station coffee helped, too.)
Today's lesson was learning how to fight for your dream. What to do when you get push back. I won't go into detail, because if you really want to know more you should ask me, or go buy all of Jon's books and read his blog. Like now. But here are a few lessons that I personally need to remember:
- Don't win fights that don't matter
- Fight with facts
- Don't fight haters
What I love is how he breaks up how to achieve your dreams into tiny little digestible morsels. You never feel overwhelmed.
Did I mention this guy is hilarious? I literally laughed out loud several times while reading his books.
I found these particular quotes particularly amusing this morning. Was it because I was running on 4 hours of sleep? Well, maaaaaaaybe...but still. These were serious LOL moments!
"We have an agenda. That's pretty fancy. A lot of people don't have those." -at the start of the meeting
"When ending fights I just thought you had to apologize a lot, and I don't know, say 'Jesus' or something."
"We didn't have a 'don't steal from church' envelope. I looked." -talking about a business deal gone terribly wrong
"The book was coming out around 4/20. They thought a green cover would be kind of....earthy. Like Earth Day....and maybe a lot of pot." -talking about small fights when it came to his book
He is really the first motivational-type of speaker who has kept my attention. I didn't read his book and then forget about him. I didn't follow him on twitter and then think "OMG he posts too much stupid crap." I bought more books. I read his tweets. I read every blog post. He is engaging and entertaining.
He also has the same type of humor as Brett. They even say "orange" the same way!
He encouraged us to brag on ourselves. If we chose to, we could tell everyone something awesome that happened. I shared my success with my first conference. I had so many people come up afterwards and say "congrats!" It was great to be encouraged by others, and to encourage others, as well.
Of course there was another huge win. He asked a question, I gave my answer, and after I did, he said, "I love your shirt by the way!"
|All of the happy!!|
I think this is the only time anyone has ever liked anything from JC Penney.
Anyway, it was a great couple of hours. I got to listen to Jon, talk with Jon, and meet some interesting people who are just like me in a totally different way.
If you are interested in the 5club, ask me about it!
As always, thanks for reading! I'm going to go take a nap for lunch! :)