Stephen Covey’s 8th Habit | Season 6 – Episode 17 | Inspire Others to Find Their Voice

To be honest with you, I know that the stats are only a fraction of my unbelievable influence. After getting a number of emails, messages and people linking up with me on Instagram, I’ve realized now that I’m inspiring others to find their voice, passion, and core genius. This is the next segment of this book.

“Once you’ve found your own voice, the choice to expand your influence, to increase your contribution, is the choice to inspire others to find their voice. Inspire (from the Latin inspirare) means to breathe life into another. As we recognize, respect and create ways for others to give voice to all four parts of their nature—physically, mentally, emotionally/socially and spiritually—latent human genius, creativity, passion, talent and motivation are unleashed. It will be those organizations that reach a critical mass of people and teams expressing their full voice that will achieve next-level breakthrough in productivity, innovation and leadership in the marketplace and society.”

Excerpt From: Stephen R. Covey. “The 8th Habit.” Apple Books.

Coaching Session: Episode 008 – Do You Lack Tactfulness?

Lack of tactfulness

  1. Carelessness in the tone of voice often speaking in antagonistic tones that often offend.
  2. Speaking out of turn when silence would be more appropriate.
  3. Interrupting others who are speaking.
  4. Overworking the personal pronoun.
  5. Asking impertinent questions generally to impress others.
  6. Injecting intimately personal subjects into conversation where such actions are embarrassing to others.
  7. Going where one has not been invited.
  8. Boastfulness.
  9. Making personal calls at inconvenient hours.
  10. Holding people on the telephone with needless conversation.
  11. Volunteering opinions when not requested especially on subjects where they’re not familiar.
  12. Openly questions the soundness of opinions of others.
  13. Declining requests from others in an arrogant manner.
  14. Speaking disparagingly of people in front of their friends.
  15. Rebuking people who disagree with one on any subject.
  16. Speaking of people’s physical inflictions in their presence.
  17. Correcting subordinates and associates in the presence of others.
  18. Complaining when requests for favors are refused.
  19. Presuming upon friendship and asking favors.
  20. Using profane or offensive language.
  21. Expressing dislikes too freely.
  22. Speaking of ills and misfortunes.
  23. Criticizing forms of religion.
  24. Over-familiarity of all occasions.

Boy, I heard this in one of the most inspiring chapters in Napoleon Hill’s book recently and I just had to share it with everyone. It’s almost certain that some of you who have read the 24 questions are suffering from at least one. This brings you awareness though.

See what’s happening, send in your questions and let’s follow up in a months time.

Gary Vee: The Path Is Yours

There are so many “famous” people, influencers, fake twitter users who brand themselves as “CEO, marketing strategist, etc,” but you can’t find one video or even an audio of them online anywhere.  Is that odd?

Gary Vee was giving advice to dog trainers once on both YouTube, and in audio form (podcast) and he said something like, “guess what.  Make a podcast or video on practicing what you preach.  This separates the bulls*****ers from everyone.”

Think about it.  Let’s look at a “marketing strategist or CEO,” for instance.  You check their twitter and they have 500k followers.  Everything they post get’s probably 1-60 likes.  Something is really wrong with that, right? Look at Instagram — for instance — where you see women with 10k followers and 10 posts.  Another person who’s buying followers.  Can you find a video of them anywhere online? Absolutely not.

We can go down the line and look at some more Instagram bios where people post the “if you want to learn how to make six-figures, click on the link below” bs….and by you clicking on it, they get paid.  Not only that, but often times a spamming/scamming message pops up.  These profiles are of people who are out trying to make penny-ad money (I suppose).    They’re the same ones that click follow on your profile and unfollow you within 10 minutes.  Yeah…I block them.

What I’m trying to say is that the majority of these people posting that their experts in their own field don’t have a single video of them on either their Instagram pages or on YouTube.

You’re the expectant mom who starts a pregnancy podcast and then writes a book on raising kids suffering from anxiety.  You’re the home cook with a beautiful Instagram stream who starts a podcast on canning and gets invited to write a column about urban gardening in a national magazine.  You’re the boy who started a wine blog that wasn’t actually about wine but about making a name for himself as the person who could show other businesses better ways to communicate.

The podcast will never disappear.  The podcast, and all the information I put out on a routine basis in written, audio, and sometimes video form, is there forever.  If you want to become a bigger name, you’re going to have to start a podcast.  Gary preaches that audio is the next wave because we’re becoming insane multi-taskers.   With this develops a brand.  It’s like the story of my student named nattakul.  Art is a hard game to break into, but when you’re from a small country in southeast Asia, you can build your brand online (and you’ll need to start teaching yourself the basic English sentence structures and learn about hashtags, too) and someone will contact you — probably with a scholarship.

Oprah, who will probably run for presidency in 2020 and win, was not just a talk show host.

Muhammad Ali was never just a boxer.

The Rock is not just a wrestler.

Muhammad Ali rescued hostages and put faith into an entire African American society.  The Rock was a football player before breaking into the canvas — and now acting.

Oprah was a TV show analyst before getting fired…and now she’s the future president of the US of A.

These are brands.  This is what a teacher by the name of Edward told me about three years ago. “Arsenio, I understand the troubles you’ve had here, but you no longer have an opinion.  You have a brand.  No inflammatory comments and no bickering online because that will comeback and haunt you.”  It did when a stalker from Florida followed me for eighteen months, tormenting and somehow sending a snapshot of something I said on a horrendous sports site IN RESPONSE to a very racial comment towards African American.  Luckily back in 2015 (early in the year), this no-face human being with a family (extremely dangerous to have your family involved) from Florida vanished.

Be very aware that there are trolls — anonymous — who are out to ruin the lives of the successful.  Just remember that.

But back to the point about the Internet being the middleman.  You now have the power to build an empire, regardless of the drawbacks that YouTube is experiencing or the saturated ‘fitness world’ markets.  There’s a group of people, a community, that’s waiting anxiously for you.


Future of Technology: Alexa Devices

Alexa cues…..

  • Alexa, what’s the agenda?
  • Alexa, how tall are you?
  • Alexa, what’s the weather like?
  • Alexa, volume seven.
  • Alexa, play rock, paper, scissors.
  • Alexa, how far away is Christmas?
  • Alexa, resume my audio book.
  • Alexa, open dominos and order a cheese pizza.
  • Alexa, how many calories are in one slice of cheese pizza?

These are just a handful of questions that you can say to a device.  Literally, a speaker that talks back to you.  You can ask it to order an uber and she’ll tell you the exact time the uber is coming.  I mean this is the age that we’re heading into.  Alexa devices and audio; such as podcasts, are going to be the gateway to the new world of technology.

It’s funny because I have never heard of Alexa Devices until Gary Vee brought it up not once, but a many of times.

I decided to do research and realized — WOW! How easy would it be to say, “hey Alexa, order three bottles of water from he 7-11 downstairs.”  Then to have her confirm the order and receive it almost immediately.  I would also like the, “Arsenio, your bottles of water have arrived.  Should I tell him/her that you’re heading down to pick it up?”

Within 10 years, time is going to be the biggest and most important commodity for a lot people (if it already isn’t) and people need to jump onboard because the world of technology is rapidly expanding.