Want to know the secret to SUPER SUCCESS? The public relations expert of choice for Michael Jackson, Prince, Nike, Pizza Hut, 3 Presidents, 58 Academy Award Winners, 3 Grammy Award Winners, 43 New York Times Best-Selling Authors shares with us the mindset of “SUPER SUCCESSFUL” people.
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- Michael, welcome onto the show my friend how are you?
- Michael, you have worked up close and personal with many clients whom the world would classify as the greatest of all time including Michael Jackson, Prince, 3 Presidents, 58 Academy Award Winners, 3 Grammy Award Winners and 43 New York Times best-selling authors. Do the world’s super successful people know something or have a secret that most people don’t?
- I was born 2 and ½ miles north of ground zero
- Born with an alcoholic family member
- I was born with a disability (dyslexia) and was labeled as dumb because I was a poor student
- All of these things helped formed me and my mindset (I left the house at 17 without any formal education)
- NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain (An American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called The Great American Novel.)
- The secret is watching what bright people do and watching what not bright people do and do more of the “better” actions.
- NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Success leaves clues, and so does failure” – Michael Levine
- Michael, I would love to have you share the difference in the goals being set by successful and super successful people?
- If I were talking to anyone…I would say it all begins with one question with 2 parts and until you can honestly answer the question, you are wasting your time and energy. That question is “What do you want the most and what are you willing to give up to get it?”
- Until you answer that question, you are wasting everything (time, money, frustrations, etc)
- FUN FACTS:
- BIll Gates – Bill Gates started Microsoft in 1975 and he successfully took the company public in 1986.
- Steve Jobs – Steve co-founded Apple in his parents’ garage in Cupertino, California in 1976. He began to develop significant traction with the Macintosh in 1984.
- Jeff Bezos – Amazon was founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994 and did not report a profit until 2003.
- Mark Zuckerberg – In 2005, after over 2 years developing the platform, Facebook reported a $3.63 million loss.
- Larry Page and Sergey Brin – Google was founded by Larry and Sergey while still attending college at Stanford in 1996. The two men dropped out of college to pursue their passion for downloading and indexing the internet. The company did not begin to gain any traction until 1999.
NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” – Bill Gates
- All successful people have a reverence for time, and I mean ALL successful people. All underachievers do not have a reverence for times.
- In my home, in every room, I have 2 things…a clock and a timer…in every single room.
- Michael, tell me about “Planet Epic” that most super successful people live on and how is this different from the planet Earth that most people live on?NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Your competition is overwhelmingly stupid and lazy. – Michael Levine
- FUN FACT – “The average american receives 85 interruptions per day.” – Psycology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201706/are-smartphones-making-us-stupid
- If you want to be a “world-class anything..you are going to have to give up alot. Some of them might be painful but that is the price of greatness.
- Michael, Kobe Bryant was quoted as saying, “I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.” I’d love for you to share your thoughts on the mindset of lazy people?
- That’s about right. You have precious little time on this world. Successful people do not relate to unsuccessful people.
- Michael, Martin Luther King Jr once wrote, “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” Michael, where do you most business people getting it wrong in terms of searching only for easy answers and half-baked solutions?
- If you want to be broke in America…think like a victim.
- Michael, I realize that you can’t share with our listeners the confidential aspects of working with Michael Jackson, but how would describe his overall aura, and energy when you are sitting with them?
- Do not judge geniuses by normal people standards. They are operating on a different frequency. They are playing a different games