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Doing Business in Today’s Economy

August 8, 2009

Out of the who, what, when, where, why & how of business…

WHO you do business with in this economy is THE most important!

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Bill Lyons Interviews Jordan Adler

July 6, 2009

I interviewed best selling author & entrepreneur Jordan Adler on a “new divide” between Sedona and Flagstaff Arizona.  We talk about overcoming challenges, razor sharp focus, The Go-Giver, leaders deal with adversity differently, beach money, and send out cards. Jordan is wearing his alien transformer sunglasses. His EtchASketch analogy is true stoicism.

EtchASketch

Everytime I get the opportunity to spend time with Jordan it proves to be very valuable. When you are around him your mind opens and you become a limitless thinker.

Tony Robbins talks about how one action or one magic moment can create a processional effect like a stone that is dropped in a pond. Tony best describes this example with the story of Chris Hendrickson. “And then the story doesn’t end there…” It is a perfect example about how one thing or event can be created or gifted and attract amazing things that keep leading to more amazing things – All changing the course of time forever like the movie “Sliding Doors” or “Mr. Destiny.” Over the fourth of July weekend I can count at least three times where we just happened to run into someone because of something good being given out to the universe. These encountered weren’t happenstance or coincidence they were created and attracted.

Next interview I am going to discuss the above along with who Jordan’s 3 most influential mentors are and the 3 most influential events that had the biggest shift.

Send a card out in the mail to someone you love today, on me. Tell them how much you appreciate them and include a fun/cool picture of you so it makes them smile.

What if?

Striking Harmonious Chords – Contribution

June 21, 2008

“And once you teach them to give back, life becomes a lot more fulfilling. The only way to get fulfillment is through contribution and giving. That’s what I believe.” -Bill Lyons.

I completely forgot about this article and never even new it came out. I hope it can remind us all to contribute and give on a higher level.

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Memorial Day!

May 24, 2008

I wish you and your family a peaceful Memorial Day holiday, as we remember the sacrifices of all of our Armed Forces servicemen and women, past and present, who have worked so hard to protect our great country. I truly appreaciate all that you have and continue to do for the country! We honor you!

Kick For A Cure

May 9, 2008
Please take a moment to read this post…it is a “request for help” and is a very important message from my friend Jason Gordon (one of the directors of Kick For A Cure.) I will be contributing and I hope you can as well.

Background
As you may know by now, my wife Helena & I have a nephew named Dusty who has been battling a very serious genetic disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).  To better help you understand the impact of DMD, I will provide you just a few brief facts:
  • DMD affects approximately 1 boy for every 3000 born (regardless of race), and is the most fatal genetic disorder that exists
  • There is currently no cure for DMD, although recent ground-breaking research is providing significant hope
  • Most young boys who have DMD do not live past their teenage years
  • For comparison, DMD is basically the childhood version of ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease)
  • For more information about DMD, please visit website
The Event
In 2005 & 2006, we threw the first 2 annual Kick For A Cure fundraisers and raised over $70,000 towards DMD research.  In 2007, we created a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and “re-tooled” the organization from the ground up.  We now have a Board Of Directors (visit here for details), along with a new Tournament Director and Event Committee.  The next Kick For A Cure will be held on June 21-22, 2008 (in 45 days) I will very briefly summarize the event, but encourage you to visit www.kickforacure.org for more information.  The event will feature:
  • A 6 vs 6 Soccer Tournament featuring 140 Teams from all skill-levels, age groups, and genders (including co-ed teams)
  • A “FunZone” that will provide a “festival-like” atmosphere to enjoy in between soccer games
  • A “Vendor Village” showcasing local vendors & merchants
  • Celebrity Appearances & Live Music
  • Trophy presentation ceremony
  • Heavy media coverage “leading up to” and “during” the event
How Can You Help?
My request of you is very simple…PLEASE HELP SUPPORT THE CAUSE! Please trust that I wouldn’t ask you for your support if it wasn’t extremely important.  You can provide your support by doing the following:
  • Forming a soccer team (or helping us find teams): (remember all skill levels can participate).  Information on how to register is under the “Tournament” page (for more information on the tournament, please call Gerhard Neuendorff (Tournament Director) at 858-354-2349) 

  • Volunteering your time at the actual event Visit here for details on how to become a Volunteer, or call Jane Petro at 619-300-0415.
  • Helping to locate Event Sponsors (visit or call Jason Gordon at 619-200-8031)
  • Helping to locate Vendors who would like to set-up a booth in the “Vendor Village” (these Vendors will benefit by having a platform to display their product or service amidst heavy foot traffic (3,000 people expected in attendance throughout the weekend))Vendor information or call Lisa Freedman at 619-278-9436
  • Donating (and/or encouraging others to donate) to the cause  (look on left margin) for a Donate link
  • Helping us reach the Media (if you have contacts in the media, we would love their help in spreading the word about Kick For A Cure!)
  • Understand this disease — we have provided a short video on the website that will help you understand the terrible impact of DMD (warning: the video is very powerful).  You can watch this short video (called The Duchenne Timeline)
  • Visit the website: Spend at least 10 minutes of your time (preferably within the next 24 hours) and familiarize yourself with the event, the charity, and the cause.  That website (once again) is www.kickforacure.org
  • Spread the word to others to visit the website and devote a minimum of 10 minutes reading through it (the sooner you spread the word to others, the more impact it will have on the event)
Final words:
You may remember Dusty from our wedding (if you were there).  He was the cute little blond (4 year old) ring-bearer who proudly marched up the aisle and delivered the rings while the entire audience smiled, pointed, and “aaaaahed.”  Here we are 10 years later…Dusty is now confined to a motorized wheelchair, receives constant physical therapy, medical treatments, etc., and has lost the ability to do most things “independently” that we all take for granted.
If there was a way we could personally help cure him (donating bone marrow, kidneys, other organs, etc.) without involving you, believe me when I say that we would.  People just like us all over the world who have a loved one with DMD are forced to helplessly watch the deterioration process that eventually eliminates all functionality of every muscle in the body (including the heart at the latest stages).  We watch charities like the Muscular Dystrophy Association spend millions of dollars each year sending these kids to camps, buying wheelchairs, and arm-braces.  Although those gestures are nice, believe me when I say that when you have a loved one with DMD, you’d much prefer all of that money be spent towards finding a cure (we’ll gladly buy our own wheelchairs & arm-braces in the meantime).
We are doing our best to allow Dusty and others just like him to live “normal” lives.  I’ve always tried to “give” much more than I “ask” throughout the years (and have supported many other charities as well)…please recognize the sincerity of my request and do everything you can to contribute to the success of KICK FOR A CURE.  I won’t bombard you with additional emails or phone calls.  It is ultimately up to you to choose whether to help us from this point forward.
Thank you in advance for your support, understanding, and friendship. Helena & I greatly appreciate it.
Respectfully,
Jason (& Helena)

Tony Robbins mixed with a little Ninjitsu!

April 30, 2008
  1. Decide if you want to STRETCH YOURSELF! If you do, (Double your Efforts), what are the reasons why? i.e. Work harder (I hope not), So I can BE more creative, experimental, faster pace, more fun, more $, get better? Convince yourself!

    2.   Commit to being RESPONSIBLE for your performance. Use the resources around you.

a.)   Fire yourself, rehire yourself.

b.)   Get out of your plateau/slump/depression and get back to feeling the feelings that move you! Who or   what do you love? What are you passionate about? Who says you can’t? Who are you obligated to prove wrong?

c.)   Eliminate negative thoughts and people. Fill your mind (or ipod) daily with powerful music, courses, classes, seminars, motivation etc.

d.)   Check back in! 

     3.  Be FLEXIBLE and RESILIENT.

a.)   You know when you are being resilient when your center of tension is in the throat and/or heart NOT your solar plexus, abdomen or navel (those are the places you feel anger or fear)

b.)   When you are flexible you come from a position of strength and can ALWAYS dominate. You are coming from a place knowing that there is ALWAYS a way – not one with limits.

-Know your OUTCOME

-Take MASSIVE immediate all out ACTION towards it

-MEASURE if you are getting closer

-CHANGE YOUR APPROACH if you are not working and if that does not work change again, again,  again until it does 

      4.   Commit to being a TEAM PLAYER. Commit to being a leader. Commit to being a PROFESSIONAL

                 a.) Put customer #1. Come from a place of caring. Solve their problem.

                 b.) Ask yourself “how is this question or comment going to help us get to the common goal?”

                 c.) Don’t major in minor things. Major in Major things! In other words focus in on your target zones! The highest and best use of YOUR time…that is going to give YOU the highest return.

                 d.) Eliminate “Time Vampires” out of your sphere  

      5.   Maintain a high ENERGY LEVEL. It is tough sometimes but always worth it!

            a.) Demand more from yourself then anyone else

            b.) If you don’t have belief then one distraction will knock you off course

            c.) Enthusiasm is contagious!

 Print, save and ingrain.

 

Tony Robbins tells Rocky story

February 24, 2008

Tony Robbins tells Rocky story

A little inspiration to start off the week right!

My favorite Christmas Movie!

December 9, 2007

If you haven’t watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation yet this season make sure you do. As part of our annual family tradition we all get together with some eggnog (my brother even wears Cousin Eddies outfit) and have a good holiday laugh. “Real Nice Clark

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Christmas Vacation Trailer

Eggnog Scene (Does anyone know where we can get some MooseHead glasses?)

SH*TTER was full

Try this on New Years!

December 8, 2007

In Support of Corazon de Vida & the Orphans of Baja!

December 7, 2007

This year to help spread holiday cheer Kristie and I (Bill Lyons) will be visiting the Casa Hogar Sion orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico on Sat. 12/8.

We will be delivering toys, doing crafts with the kids, and whatever else is needed to brighten their day. Please visit Kristie’s fundraising page if you would be interested in contributing.

Thanks so much for your help! Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far!


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