Hey Insider, this is a very short video today as I’m still in Hong Kong. I want to quickly share with you something that I found quite funny and so true.
We came here to find that there seems to be an Instagram hotspot in Hong Kong. There are so many Instagrams that it’s crazy, right?
We were looking for this particular building, the one you can see behind me on the video, and we couldn't find it.
Now why do you think that was? I can tell you that it wasn’t because we can’t read a map, and we didn’t suddenly lose our eyesight or our sense of direction. I’ve already given you a clue, I’m sure you know.
It was because when we physically got to Hong Kong, we had a vision in our minds of what this building should look like, based on what we saw on Instagram!
The people who had posted pictures of it online made it look almost unreal, but in reality it looks nothing like that. It is just a normal, plain building.
The great message I took away from that is that you should never compare you life to somebody else’s online content. They are only showing a glimpse of their life, not the whole thing, so of course they look unreal and perfect.
If you believe the influencers and life coaches you follow online have perfect lives, they haven’t. If you’re trying to be like them and optimise your life to be just like theirs, you are aspiring to live in a mythical land.
Remember nobody’s perfect! So stop comparing your life to somebody else’s online, controlled content, which has been carefully edited to show highlights.
The only thing you should ever do is wake up each morning and focus on you. Focus on becoming the best version of yourself and the best you can be. Because that's the only thing that truly matters for each of us.
Hope you enjoy my video today, my friend. Have a great rest of the day and as always, follow your heart and take action! Go live the life you were truly born to live.
Be honest, Insider, how many times in your life have you said yes to someone when you actually want to say no? You don’t want to hurt or annoy them so you say yes but you mean the opposite.
Well, let me admit…for me it is too many times. People pleasing can cost us a fortune—you don't need me to tell you that because you already know it. And yet we continue to do it!
It’s understandable that you want to please people, that is only natural, but there comes a point when it is harming your life and income and can even harm the people you are trying to please. In fact it often harms them, which is the last thing we want.
Do you feel like me as regards people pleasing? We want to help people and not upset them, so we say yes when we mean no, and it costs them as well as us because we end up letting them down.
There are so many people with this same problem, but don’t worry, what I’m going to share with you today will help you cut down and finally stop doing this over and over again.
In the video, I’m going to show you the three steps that I followed to finally get rid of this sabotaging behavioural pattern. because it cost me so much in my life that I knew I had to do something about it.
My wish is firstly that you pay close attention, but most importantly also take action on this: because your future self will thank you for it.
In the video today you will learn how important it is to:
I hope you find today's video helpful, Insider. If you do, be sure to click the like button and comment below. Let's commit to this and affirm it into our subconscious mind.
And as always, follow your heart, my friend. Take action and go live the life you were born to live.
Today I'm going to give you some much needed tough love, and tough advice. Because I find so many people on this planet who have these big dreams and these big ambitions to make their biggest goals a reality—and yet they never make it happen.
The reason why you've failed in accomplishing your goals in the past—and why you may be struggling to get to that next level in your life—is all down to this one thing, which I'm about to share with you today.
When you adopt this advice completely, and begin to play full out in your life, you'll begin to notice that you finally start to make your biggest dreams into reality.
Have you ever had a dream, then decided it’s wrong and you should change it? Maybe you think it’s too hard, or even impossible so you give up on it. That’s so disappointing isn’t it?
What if I told you that you don’t need to do that—there is another way to follow your dream which doesn’t involve changing it. You can stick with your best dream—the one which makes you happy and excited, instead of letting it go.
You’ll be happy to learn that there is just one secret to doing this. If you decide to do this one thing, it will make a huge difference, and you will move forward into your dream life.
Watch my video today to learn:
I really appreciate every single one of you who watch this randomly scheduled livestream I did today.
Promise me one thing, Insider. Take the information I give you in the video today and use it. This will change your life.
Commit one hundred percent and stop lying to yourself, because you only have you to rely on in this world—if you can’t believe yourself, who are you going to believe?
As always, follow your heart, my friend, and take action. Go live the life you were truly born to live.
Just imagine this scene for a moment, Insider. I was once speaking in front of fifty people at a private networking event.
Out of the blue, a woman got up with a really angry face and shouted really negative statements at me! I just stood there frozen until she walked out of the room and slammed the door shut!
The whole audience looked at me as if to say: “what the hell just happened?” And I was still standing there shocked and red in the face.
I went home that night and felt so depressed. I told myself that I had to learn how to win the audience over, because that's where I struggled the most.
Especially with my introverted background—I never really understood how to create a likeable speaker character.
It wasn't until I learned about the five steps I'm going to share with you today, that I began to get the audience on my side from the first moment. And most importantly, hook their attention.
Because the second you do this, you'll notice the audience becomes so much more receptive towards your message.
So be sure to pay close attention to every single one of these steps, as they are designed to work in unison. You can’t just do one, you have to use them together.
Watch my video today to learn:
If you learn and carry out these five steps I share with you in my video, you will win over every group you speak to.
I've spoken on stages all around the world, as you may know, and it's very that important you master these skills in order to hook your audience’s attention, and get your message across.
So I hope you found today's video helpful, Insider. If you have, let me know how you get on once you've taken action.
If you’ve liked this video, click the like button and if you want to know more about public speaking as well, let me know in the comments box below and I’ll get back to you.
As always, follow your heart my friend and take action. Get to live the life you truly want to live.
Today I’m going to talk about what confidence is and what it isn’t. I’m also going to share with you my blooper reel of how often I screw up when making these videos. But more on that later…
When I first wondered how I could be more confident, I took on the advice that people are sharing online as regards what they think confidence is.
As a result I became an arrogant idiot, trying to mask my insecurities and like a robot trying to always come across as perfect. I struggled to find a girlfriend because of that and I struggled to find friends.
I'm sure you see these people who come across like that. It makes me so worked up because it's one big lie in terms of what people are sharing!
Being truly confident is nothing like they are telling you to act, which is hiding your real self and trying to appear perfect instead.
I will share with you in my video today what the REAL secret to confidence is—it actually embraces your imperfections and the mess you feel like you are inside!
And I’ll show you why it’s great to be adaptable but not too adaptable.
I’ve shared so many personal stories with you, Insider—so many different areas of my life where I screwed up when I was younger. Such as when I was failing in school, when I ended up working as a toilet cleaner and so on…
All these vulnerable things I shared with you are probably why you connected with me, aren’t they?
If you want more connections and influence with people, it is vital that you know the true secret to confidence which I’ll share in the video today.
I'm also going to show you this a blooper reel which I published onto this channel some time ago, I just found it again. It is probably embarrassing but I am sharing this with you because behind the scenes I screw up so much.
Everyone screws up so I’m sure you can relate to it.
This is like a small segment of how many screw-ups really happen when I'm filming these videos.
I hope you found value in the video today, my friend. Like and share it if you think it will help someone you know.
Go out there and truly own who you are, Insider. You’re born to serve the world so let's change the world together. Enjoy the blooper reel!
Today, Insider, I want to answer a question which constantly pops up everywhere.
I've been asked this question by so many of you over on Instagram, Facebook, email—you name it, I see the question on it.
Especially when I'm speaking on stages all around the world! I get a lot of people putting their hands up and asking, ‘what's the best life advice you've ever received?’
The best life advice I've got from all of the successful people I've been lucky enough to hang around with is definitely this one thing which I’m going to share with you in my video today.
But first a bit of background to what was happening in my life when I received this one great piece of advice.
About four to five years ago, I was working a nine-to-five job. During that period I had a lot of side businesses and so forth but it was getting that point where I wanted to really start sharing my message online.
But as I was an introvert with social anxiety, I wondered how would I find the confidence to do that? My biggest fear was going on camera to talk about my opinions.
I asked my boss at the time, and he gave me the invaluable advice that I still use today and never forgot.
When I asked my boss this important question, first he said: “how would you describe me Tim?”
I said, “you're quite crazy, I've never actually met somebody like you. Because just the other day you came into the office and said that you randomly thought of an idea while in the shower. And instead of thinking about it, you'd already bought me the flight tickets and said I'll be flying over to Philippines to spend time with farmers and we'll be launching this big chocolate project soon.”
When I told him what I thought of him, I was amazed by what his reply to me was, and I’ve never forgotten it.
Watch my video today, Insider, to see how my crazy boss gave me the best life advice I’ve ever been given. Here is a hint—it’s to do with my favourite phrase—taking action!
As you go off and start your day today, use my message to get in the game. Don’t hold back any longer, waiting on the side-lines, because time is precious and we mustn’t waste it.
As always, my friend, follow your heart and take action and go live the life you were truly born to live! I will speak to you very soon, Insider!
Do you wonder why you’re having so much trouble closing your sales?
You are trying hard and doing all the things you know you should do, but you’re just not getting the number of sales you want, and think you should be getting.
Don’t beat yourself up—there is a secret that maybe you don’t know, which I am going to show you today so you can close more sales than you do now.
If you listen and take to heart this advice I’m going to give you, you can make changes and move forward confidently into selling more of what you are offering.
In my video, you will find out:
Tune in to find out what I say about the above points and how you can use the tips in your life to close more sales.
They all really tie up nicely into one secret, as I mentioned, so it’s really not as complicated as it looks!
I hope you found my video helpful—if you have, be sure to click the like button and comment below.
How did you use the information I gave you today? Did you see results immediately or did you start more slowly? Let me know and I’ll be sure to get back to you.
Share this video with a friend or loved one who you know would benefit, because I truly believe life is about paying it forwards.
As always, follow your heart, my friend, and take action and let's go transform people's lives together.
The biggest mistake we introverts make is to assume that it's only the gifted few who are able to connect deeply with people.
We assume we can’t hit it off with people we don’t know, because we are perhaps shy and nervous, we don’t know what to say, we think we’re boring or we feel self-conscious.
I want you to realize you can absolutely connect deeply with others, no matter how shy you are, because I've been there. Despite all the speaking and meeting people that I do, I am an introvert.
I realized over the years that you can use psychology and mind hacks to your advantage. There are these five steps which if you adopt today, you'll notice a huge difference in your ability to connect with anyone you want to.
It seems daunting at first but believe me, if you take that first step and keep going, you will soon be much more confident when you meet people you don’t know. You will be able to connect with anyone and enjoy doing it as well!
So make sure to pay close attention to what I’m going to tell you. If you’ve ever wondered about these points, I will give you the information you need to do well in social situations.
I hope these five steps I shared with you today, Insider, have started you thinking about what you can do to take action on them. Which one will you start with to improve your skills of connecting with people?
Be sure to let me know in the comments box below what your biggest takeaway from today's session was. What you are going to take action on and how is it going?
If you like this video, share it with just one person that you know would benefit from it. Life is about paying it forwards and you could change their life!
Finally, I just want to say have an incredible rest of the day, my friend, and as always follow your heart and take action!
Did you know that it is six to seven times more expensive to get a new customer than it is to keep your current ones?
That's why as a business owner it is so important that you learn how to create a customer fan base which raves about what you do for them.
You want fans who talk about your products or services for free and you want them to be so satisfied that they consistently buy more and more of them.
People have been asking me how have we been able to do it here at Success Insider—whenever I'm speaking on stages, they ask, ‘Tim, how have you got clients who have been with you from day one? Have you got a raving consumer fanbase? Because I often see them talk about your products and programs for free online on Facebook.’
Well, Insider, it's not some form of luck or trickery or manipulation—far from it!
I’m sure you know that the success of your business depends on how you treat your customers—that is obvious—but what is the secret of treating them exactly right so they come back again and again?
How about the product or service you actually deliver to your customers? Is it better to give them exactly what they want? Or to keep them wanting more? Or to give them more than they asked for?
Why did you choose the business you chose? Was it just something you thought looked good, or was it a burning passion of yours?
Do you think your customers feel like independent consumers or do they feel like part of a community or group?
How much do you share with the people who buy your products or services? Do they know the real you. or do they see a shiny logo and website with loads of information to read?
For the answers to these questions, watch my video today where I will share with you the five steps I have developed, so you can make sure your customers keep coming back time after time.
Remember this requires you to think differently. It's about coming from the right place and provided you do, your business will grow. But most importantly your customers’ lives will be transformed! So pay close attention to what I’m about to share with you in this video, my friend!
I hope you liked this video, and let me know in the comments box below—what are you going to take action on? I'll be sure to get back to you.
If you like this video, share it with an aspiring or current entrepreneur who you know will benefit from this message.
This life is all about paying it forwards, and as always, follow your heart my friend. Take action and let's go transform the world together.
I remember my speaking mentor once pulled me to one side to tell me something, and what he said was:
“Tim, I want you to realize that right now, you're just sharing so much logic and so much knowledge but you're not striking people’s emotions. Remember, people don't remember what you say but they do remember how you made them feel. That's why you’ve got to tell more great stories.”
The problem was at the time, I was terrible at telling stories—especially in English. As you know, it's not my first language.
Insider, do you ever ask yourself these questions about sharing a story with your audience?
What should you do to grab their attention and make sure they stay with you from the beginning to the end of your story?
How many details should you put into your story? Is it a question of the more the better? Or maybe you don’t need to share as many as you think?
Once you’ve got the audience into your story to begin with, how do you keep them captivated as it continues?
What do you want your audience to learn from your story? Do you want to give them a lot of lessons to take away and practice? Or just a couple of important ones?
Which method should you use to share your story? Maybe you could write a blog on your website? Or make a video? Or send out a newsletter that your subscribers can read offline?
I was awful at telling stories, and it wasn't until I discovered the five steps I'm going to share with you today, that I finally began to captivate the attention of my audience. It made such a big difference in regards to communication and influence—especially the final point. That is something I still do to this day!
All the answers you seek will be in my video today. So be sure to pay close attention, because this will transform your life and your business!
Let me know in the comments box below, Insider, which is your biggest takeaway from today's session. What are you going to take action on? What are you going to practice? Let me know and I'll get back to you.
If you like this video, also share it with a friend or loved one that you know would benefit from this. Especially business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs.
We’ve got to master this stuff—it’s so important in marketing. As always, follow your heart, my friend, and take action!