9 Insights from Success Live

Once again SUCCESS magazine outdid itself with its second SUCCESS Live Event in Long Beach, California. I was honored to be the emcee for the event, and I also couldn’t wait to hear from some of the most successful thought leaders on the planet. The insights were powerful and I want to bring this experience back to you. Here’s my synopsis of what I heard, learned, and will apply to my life:

Mel Robbins is one of the most highly booked female speakers on the planet. She blew me away with her Five Second Rule strategy that simply says your entire life is happening in 5 second increments. She also introduced the science of confidence by discussing the habit loop that happens when we are faced with a challenge and begin to shrink within ourselves. “Your doubts create mountains, and your actions move them,” she said.

Tom Bilyeu built a billion dollar company, Quest Nutrition, and as the co-founder of Impact Theory, he introduced everyone to the Anti-Fragile mindset that invites one to escape from the matrix. He challenged everyone to get so good that you cannot be ignored. My favorite quote was, “It doesn’t matter who you are today; it only matters who you want to become and the price you want to pay.”

Brendon Burchard is one of Oprah’s favorite thought leaders, and he shared his latest research about high performance. One of his findings was that you must live each day with intention. Second, you must raise your ambition and refuse to settle for the status quo. Third, if you want to succeed, you must invest in your growth.

Les Brown has been my mentor for the past 30 years and so it was particularly special to introduce him to the SUCCESS Live audience. Some of his memorable insights were: be positive, purposeful, and productive. He then challenged us to write down our financial freedom number. What’s your number? How hungry are you to pursue it?

Peter Voogd is a millennial entrepreneur and best selling author of 6 Months to 6 Figures. He shared that early in his journey he was energized and ambitious but had no guidance. He developed a one-page mastery plan by simply starting with what he wanted to achieve in 6 months. He asked the audience to think about their ideal vision and potential outcome. He then invited everyone to think about the top 5 things they wanted to accomplish with their life along with the top 3-4 values for wanting to achieve what you really want to do. He challenged us all to become world class human beings.

Kim Perell is an entrepreneur and has been named one of AdAge’s Marketing Technology Trailblazers. She’s also one of the smartest people you could every meet. She introduced a simple insight called doing a Life Audit which means you look at a list of people in your life, give a plus to those who energize you and a minus to those who drain you. Then, you write down 3 people that you spend time with and recognize that wherever they are going is where you are going.

John Gray is the associate pastor of Lakewood Church under the leadership of Joel Osteen and the face of Oprah's OWN new show, The Book of John Gray.  He shared that the success of one needs to be the blessing of all. True success is meeting people where they are. He then dropped two important nuggets: it’s not about what I can make but what I give away and it’s not about the success I achieve but the legacy I leave.

Dean Graziosi has generated nearly $1 billion in revenue through his companies. He explained his success by sharing a few insights about what made him a great dad. Some ideas he shared include:

  • It’s all about them and how you make them feel.
  • Enter their worlds and finish the conversations in their heads.
  • Tell fun stories with empowering messages wrapped in.

While this may be great parenting advice, Dean says these things are also what make him a great marketer. Marketing is about storytelling, and how you understand and communicate to your audience—whether that is your children or a customer—is what sets you apart.

I am still reeling from the knowledge and experience shared by these speakers. Through this article I aimed to bring the conference to you. I hope these ideas impact you as much as they have impacted me.