John Kanary Speaker Highlight
John kicked off the 2011 SuccessNet Summit with a very powerful, fast moving and thought provoking presentation. John talked about how each one of us can make dramatic changes in our lives if we commit to “100 Days of Greatness”. John laid out a plan that can help any of us break through our limitations in order to achieve greater results 100 days from now. The key element to John’s program is having a goal card in your pocket at all times. The goal card John handed out is memorable and comes in a protective sleeve so that you can carry it around with you.
The key to the card is having a definite major goal written on the card. John mentioned that several studies conducted have proven that people who use a goal card accomplish 10 times more than those who don’t. From the studies, the average is that only 3% of the population has a goal card.
Do you have a goal card? Do you want to accomplish 10 times more in the next year than you have in the last year?
Afterwards, John shared with us the 5 Basic Principles we can all benefit from by integrating them into our daily actions:
- Clarity – Knowing exactly what you want and why you want it
- Belief – In order to achieve more, you will need to OVERCOME two negative beliefs far too many people have accepted so far in life:
i. You don’t believe you can pull it off
ii. You don’t believe that you deserve it
- Non-Negotiable Commitment – You need to cement your love of action. Decide upon something and then commit to actions that will move you closer to it each day
- Consistency – Most people fall down when they are not doing what they know they should on a regular basis
- Standards – John asked us if the standards we have for ourselves are acceptable?
John also shared some incredible thoughts that I wrote in my journal and titled “Kanary Bites” that I thought may inspire you to break through your limitations as John taught us to do:
“Reasons come before answers. You have only one decision to make and that is to choose” – John laid out for us that choice is where we can begin the seeking process. He urged us to choose a new path, make a definite decision. Once we do so, the answers we need will begin showing up.
“Everyone wants to make a significant difference, but that will only come when you quit lying to yourself” – There will come a day in our life when we look in the mirror and quit telling ourselves a lie or sharing the same old excuses for why we are not where we want to be. Perhaps today is that day for you?
“There is no allowance for ignorance” – This statement made me look inward after John’s presentation. The quote highlights our need to claim personal responsibility for our knowledge, choices and actions. It is our job to seek out the training, coaching and answers we need to help move forward in life.
“Are you on the 40/40 plan?” – I had never heard of the 40/40 plan before. John described this as the 40 hours per week for 40 years of work plan. This came up in John’s segment on raising our wealth consciousness and prosperity.
“So many people tip toe in life hoping we make it comfortably to death” – Did you know that John Kanary and Bob Proctor both started working at the Nightingale Conant company with the late, great Earl Nightingale? John mentioned this was a phrase that Earl himself shared many times with his employees. It certainly made me assess whether I am risking things for my dreams, goals and desires or playing it safe hoping to just get by.
“You will only have to do it until you want to do it and then you won’t have to do it any longer” – WOW! The audience asked John to repeat this again and explain it. John mentioned that we start out sometimes forcing ourselves to do something to move us towards our goal. After a while and with enough consistency, we begin to want to continue doing the actions until the actions become a part of us. It is at this point we are free from the “have to” feelings.
I can personally think of many people who have completed massive physical transformations having gone from obese to amazingly fit. Fitness and healthy living for these folks is now a way of life, not something they just did to drop 60 pounds and then revert back to the poor habits that got them out of shape and overweight.
This brief summary certainly cannot replace the energy and strength that John brought to the attendees of the 2011 SuccessNet Summit, but the key nuggets of wisdom above could be part of your personal growth and business transformation in the coming year. John closed his presentation by noting that we will never improve beyond the current self-image we have of ourselves. He urged us all to work on improving the image we hold of ourselves and to break through the limitations we set for ourselves over the next 100 days!