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“Treasure Chest of Dynamite Info!”
This is one you’ll listen to over and over again in order to collect all the great ideas and classic teachings. You definitely want this in your listening library.
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“Start Here for Successful Living”
What a simple opportunity to learn from so many life mentors and teachers. You get solid sound bites and extended teachings from greats like Zig Ziglar and Jack Canfield. You will learn how daily changes in your thinking patterns can help you achieve so much more in life. Highly recommend if you are under 40 to internalize these teachings. Well worth the investment!
The Goals and Vision Master Course provides you with skills to get what you want – but much more.
Discover your purpose by learning how to create a vision that will inspire answers to four life challenges:
What to do, why it needs to be done, when must it be done, and why you are the one to lead the way.
Your goals are the steps necessary to move you to your vision.
This collection of select messages is taken from 64 Best Selling Courses from 57 proven experts. Our Nightingale Conant compilation programs are designed to make it easy for you to hear selections in a topic driven format. As an example, this course is sectioned into five books based on the word, GOALS.
Book one, for the letter ‘G’ we share ideas on Goal Setting Skills and principles proven to work for those who work them.
Book two is about Opportunities to share our author’s ideas on the abundance of opportunities for you and how to take advantage of them.
Book three presents some of our best stories on Attitude.
Book Four we will go over Leadership Skills and the benefits of Lifelong Learning.
Book Five defines what Success is and how you are uniquely prepared for unlimited growth potential.
Earl Nightingale, Denis Waitley, Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Joe Vitale, Wayne Dyer, Larry Winget, Ken Blanchard, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Brown, Leo Buscaglia, Napoleon Hill, Roger Dawson, and 43 more best know authors are featured.
In Book One, there are specific topic driven chapters that cover a new look at Goal Setting including:
The courage to begin, Why dreams work, Finding your mission and vision, Charting Your Course, and Avoid planning to fail.
In Book two the chapters will provide information on Opportunities such as:
Unlimited possibilities in today’s market, Actions needed to get what you want, How the Law of Attraction brings opportunities to you, Problems that define mission and vision, Challenges faced and won, Become a millionaire, and How long will it take to become an overnight success.
Book three will boost your attitude with chapters that focus on:
Self Worth, Belief and Hope, Activity for Attitude, Three special chapters based on the word WIN – What to do – Investment and Inventory- and Negatives Eliminated, The key to moving Forward, and The Painter and the Artist.
Book four makes you a leader through the benefits of lifelong learning with chapters on:
Where Lifelong Learning began, How Your Past Prepares Tomorrow, Thirty Four Brain Power, What They Think at the Top, The Future, How you will be remembered, Where Your Vision Will Take You, The Need to Know, What To Expect, and How to deal with changes
Book five defines success and proves you are chosen to win with chapters based on these topics:
What Success Is, Money, Look Forward and Sell Your Vision , Teamwork, Myths about Money, Do Just Enough, How You Define Success Matters, Abundance, and You Can Choose Success.
There are 45 chapters packed with hundreds of ideas, stories, and examples for over 15 hours of content proven to change lives by millions of worldwide listeners.
When I read this review about the program I did featuring the life works of Earl Nightingale, my first thought was the reviewer considered Earl and I are old goats. Then, the reviewer wrote, “Impossible to surpass such vital deep memorable information.”
The two statements seemed to contradict each other.
So, I Googled what it means when someone refers to a G.O.A.T… to my surprise it is urban slang for a compliment. The Urban Dictionary explains, “An acronym for G.reatest O.f A.ll T.ime” “Greatest Of All Time. Not a title that should be easily given out.”
Well then, thank you very much!
The program itself is based on an acronym; C.O.R.E. This is for skills based on Competency, Opportunities, Results, and Effectiveness.
In addition to Audible and Amazon, get the complete collector’s edition box set with the BONUS Six Classic Earl Nightingale videos and the Nightingale Conant Documentary at discount.
There’s another program based on the word; G.O.A.L.S. The new Goals and Vision course that will be live on Audible soon. Goals,
It is safe to say that if you want the C.O.R.E. skills to be a G.O.A.T. you will have to know everything you can about G.O.A.L.S. Goals, Opportunities, Attitude, Leadership and Lifelong Learning, and Success.
The older brother answered, “Keep my average up to be sure I won’t get cut from the football team, so I can get into college.”
The younger brother said, “Well, just be sure I don’t have to repeat this year, so I can stay up with my class.”
Two brothers. Two goals. One set of goals was specific based on winning, while the other was happy to get by. This is a true story about me and my big brother. He was the one with common sense and drive. As any kid, I couldn’t wait for the school bell. But it wasn’t to go play. It was to go to work. My days of long sessions of window gazing and day dreams were focused on a career already decided. My passion came true at 14 years old with my first job on the radio.
Looking back, school was a short chapter. My real obsession for knowledge was sparked by my determination to win in my career. The process of goal setting never came to mind at my young age, but it was just that. A definite purpose pulled me into my future.
There are many articles based on the technical steps in goal setting, this story is about the journey.
That should be no big surprise as we all know that planning is critical to achievement. The challenge comes in developing a real plan to get real results.
Earl Nightingale wrote many radio broadcast and focused on the topic of goal setting in many of his best selling programs. Even though serious effort must be exercised when setting goals, Earl emphasized the quality of life we should enjoy on the journey to achieving our goals. In one of his thousands of radio broadcasts titled, It’s Not the Destination, he said, “Where a person goes is not nearly as important as how he gets there.”
He continues with an analogy of building a house, “That a house is built is not that important. It is the manner in which it is built that makes it great, average, or poor.”
This consciousness of how we execute the daily tasks needed to reach a goal is far more important than making a list and checking off items. Many of our articles focus on the mechanics of making the various long term and short term goal lists. This article is to focus on our attitude we bring to the completion of each step.
Another Nightingale Conant published author Jim Rohn said this, “Set a goal to make a million dollars. Not because of what a million dollars can buy, but what you become by achieving the goal of making a million dollars.”
In Earl’s broadcast, he said, “People forget what they are really looking for, or what they should be looking for: the discovery of themselves.”
For some of us, our self discovery comes years after the cap and gown ceremonies have been forgotten. The change of the season isn’t important. The change in our daily actions is. On the subject of school and my academic acumen, one day my father and I discussed my time of being a bad student. He said, “What do you mean? You weren’t a bad student. You loved school. You loved it so much you went all year long. You never missed summer school.”
On that, I did do what was needed to not get set back and repeat a year. The question for all of us now comes down to the quality of our efforts in all tasks; both big and small.
Anyone around in the late 70’s and early 80’s can tell you this is the famous slogan from FedEx. Chances are, if you were around in the 70’s, you may have adopted a new personal slogan, “When it absolutely, positively does not matter.”
In The Secret Advantage, Earl Nightingale tells the story of Fred Smith, who took a mediocre college paper he wrote while at Yale and used the idea to craft the business plan that launched FedEx. The company name is now synonymous with business people all over the globe that say, “FedEx it” instead of “Overnight it.”
He took his passion and made it real. As a young man, he loved aviation and served in the Marine Corps in Vietnam where his duty taught him the ins and outs of logistics.
As Fred Smith entered the age of, “What’s next?” he found a long list of charities and organizations to keep him busy.
Not at all like Warren Schmit, the fictional lead character brought to life by Jack Nicholson in the critically acclaimed and box office success movie, About Schmit. The story is about Warren Schmidt who is forced to retire from his position as an actuary with an insurance company. After a retirement dinner, Schmidt finds it hard to adjust to his new life, feeling useless. After a return visit to his old office, he leaves the building and sees the contents and files of his office, the sum of his entire career, set out for garbage collectors. Schmidt is overcome by loneliness. He stops showering, sleeps in front of the television, and goes shopping with a coat over pajamas to load up on frozen foods. On a footnote to this film, anyone who wants to be an actor must watch Jack Nicholson. The final scene is one of the best examples ever of an actor telling a story with no words, no making faces, just real emotion. He won a Golden Globe Award for best actor in a drama.
So, what do we do when we run out of goals?
Earl Nightingale wrote a great story for one of his many radio broadcasts. In that program, he listed these questions:
Earl stated that of the numerous studies he had researched on the questions, the vast majority of those surveyed said no.
Why when given the chance to change why do so many resist?
A friend once called his job a position with ‘golden handcuffs.’ Working hard to a point where the risk of change weighs heavier than the reward.
The fact most miss is, most people are all like Schmidt in the movie. Play by the rules, stick to a profession, and one day see your life’s work on the curb with the next stop; the garbage dump. Earl stated in his program that scientists, the self employed, artists, writers, and musicians, seem to escape the peril of wondering what’s next. There’s always a new discovery in science, another song, story or painting. But, what of the insurance actuary like Schmidt. Files in the garbage.
It has been written in Proverbs, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
Instead of fearing change, think of these alternatives for your vision of the future:
My father became a great example of a person who never ran out of goals. As a young man, he sang with a big band, and in the Army he was the entertainment direct at Pearl Harbor before it was bombed. After the attack he was a Ranger.
When he returned home he built his annuity with the US Postal Service until he retired. Once retired, he found new work in the private sector. Then, became a building inspector, and finally he returned to his first love. Back to entertaining, he performed hundreds of times singing and telling jokes, some off color, to civic organizations all over Virginia. He raised a lot of money never for himself, but for charities like The Shriners Hospital. I duplicated hundreds of cassettes for him to hand out for donations. When he visited me in Chicago at Nightingale Conant and saw the huge plant cranking out thousands of cassettes a minute, his face looked like a kid in a candy store. On his music, Dad liked to joke, “Mickey Gilley sang than song one time and made a million dollars. I sang it a million times and made ten cents.”
He was a good example of what’s next. Do what you love. He did just that until he was ninety-five, so he perished before his dreams.
What about you?
Rain bounced off his wide brim trooper hat and rain coat as he approached the cab of the truck. A 60 year old man lowered the window enough to communicate. He spoke in a Cajun drawl, “Officer, what it is up ahead? Road don’t look washed out.”
“We’re not taking chances,” he answered speaking the man’s name in a consoling voice.
The man in the truck pushed the brim of his baseball cap back on his head to wipe his forehead and eyes, “Got to git down there. My dog is locked up in the house.”
“Most places are wiped out. Best be happy you’re alive and think of the future.”
The words ‘think of the future’ are never more poignant than at times of despair and grief. Even when times are good, we all think of the future. Some of our best selling authors address the issue. One of my favorite lines comes from Jim Rohn as he speaks of the power of the ‘pull of the future.’ Zig Ziglar states, “Everything in your past pales in comparison to your vision of the future.”
The way the world can be in the future drives us. All humankind, back to the Stone Age, has stargazed wondering what’s next, but the science of predicting the future is relatively new.
One of the first advocates for a study of the future was H.G. Wells. After success in 1901 with the best seller, Anticipations, he gave a lecture in 1902 titled, The Discovery of the Future. As he spoke, Wells anticipated what the world would be like in 2000. The lecture became another best selling book that accurately forecasted trains and cars moving the majority of the population out of cities to the suburbs. In the lecture, he argued for a “knowability” of the future. He said there are two divergent types of minds. One mind judges and states the importance of the past and the other mind finds it more important to focus on things that will happen in the future. You may be aware of H.G. Wells as the author of War of The Worlds.
The novel’s first appearance in hardcover was in 1898. It has been made into numerous movies and was the subject that panicked all America in Orson Welles 1938 radio broadcast that listeners believed to be real news. His other science fiction novels include The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, and he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times. Tragedy was a motivator for Wells. His bright future didn’t look so bright in 1872 when an accident in 1874 left him bedridden with a broken leg. To pass the time he started reading books from the local library, much the same way a young Earl Nightingale found his future. Forecasting has been defined as the process of estimating outcomes in uncontrolled situations. So, how can we empower ourselves to take advantage of the pull of the future?
To be scientific, there are specific fields of study such as:
Probability requires some quantification to determine a confidence level that a specific event will happen. There are enough of mathematical formulas to send us soaring into the oblivion of confusion. Governments rely on this to determine regulations, taxes, and all sorts of ways to control our lives. Insurance underwriters use these models to figure out how much the rest of your life is worth.
Strategic Foresight is a planning tool to enter the realm of the study of the future. Strategic planning requires analysis, but statistics put aside, it comes down to forecasting possible futures, probable futures, and an action plan to move in that direction. Strategic foresight is being hailed in corporate practice to grow both businesses and personal lives.
Think of a three legged stool with each leg dependant on the other on three paradigms:
Foresight to actualize personal goals
Skills to execute organizational business goals to produce profit and growth
Movement toward a better world by forecasting the needs of social issues
Earl Nightingale wrote a great deal about creating a better future. In one of his audio segments in The Secret Advantage he even forecasted events that may happen deep into the 21st century. It is interesting to see that some things have already come true. Most of his practical advice on the future did not rely on complicated math or some sort of detailed matrix, but two simple lists. Call them bucket lists if you wish.
Take time to write out a list of everything you want. The first analysis of your list begs the question if there is something on your list you do not have, why not? What have you done to get what you want, and what have you failed to do? One thing that is guaranteed; your future will be the result or consequence of what you do today. In another related article, we’ll discuss, “What happens when you run out of goals?”
In the meantime, dig deep into the core fundamentals on The Secret Advantage and you will find out what needs to be done to get anything you want.