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Featured Coaching Excerpt - Notes & Transcript, Part 1
  • Editor's Note: Principle 2: All Opinions Are Not Equal
  • Notable Quotable: “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
    -Albert Einstein
    (German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. - Wikipedia)
  • Editor's Note: Coach JC opening for presidential candidate Donald Trump.
  • Ask Yourself: What fruit do I see in their life before I listen to the root?
  • Lesson Nugget: Get expert opinions from the right individuals.

- Principle number two, all opinions are not equal. Alright Clay, here I'm gonna set you up with another notable quoteable. I think we've heard about this guy before, his name is Albert Einstein. - [Clay] Yea. - Yea, you've heard of him before? - [Clay] Well I, yes. He's sort of a big deal. - German physicist and also developed the theory of relativity for those of you that are science geeks and love science. That's one of the things that he did. He says this, great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Clay? - Um, what you're gonna run into here is, and I'll just use an example. I know people, we have people watching from all, they're all around the world with all different faiths. - [Jose] Yea. - They have different faiths, they believe different things, but I just wanna work on this example, so don't get all worked up if you don't share the same faith. I just wanna get this, I wanna get the example. You are a chaplain for a Christian college. That's what you did, you were a chaplain. - [Jose] Right. - And I would say a spiritual authority. Your job was to be able to speak with credibility into the lives of students at a Christian university and to be almost a pastor if you will. - [Jose] Correct. - For the men at that college. - [Jose] Yea. - You were not asked to be the strength trainer for the basketball team. - [Jose] Nope. - Now one thing that's neat about my life is I've got a chance to meet so many people who are experts in their different fields but coach John Conneely, aka coach JC, aka now if you type into, Trump's new hype man. - [Jose] Hype man. - He's Donald Trump's new hype man, but the thing is, just google that it's kinda fun, but JC was the strength trainer ORU. - [Jose] Yea. - And so, he was appointed to be the authority of physical fitness, of how to get these athletes to perform at the top level and you were appointed to be the authority of spirituality and making sure that the people knew how God's plan for them related to their lives as a college student. - [Jose] Right. - If at any point, you two got confused and switched places, it would've been a weird week, because you would've all of a sudden been training the athletes on something that you weren't an expert in, and he would've been training the students something that he wasn't an expert in and frankly, neither one of your opinions would've mattered because you weren't an authority in that. - [Jose] That's good. - So what's very important is that we don't wanna get feedback, I mean Albert Einstein was a genius in the world of science, in physics and very he's a genius there. He's also a genius on the topic of success, but Albert Einstein was not a marriage expert. - [Jose] Right. - He was not a men's chaplain and he wasn't a physical fitness coach. So I would not even listen to Albert Einstein's opinions at all about physical fitness or about spirituality because that wasn't his expertise. So it's very important that you consider the source. You do, this is a little, this is a little thing I'll give you, before you look at the root of the tree, if someone says something to you. Ask yourself, what fruit do I see in their lives before you listen to the root. - [Jose] That is so good. - But look at the fruit in their, if you're going, I don't think that you know anything about physical fitness at all, I mean you don't look like you're in any type of physical shape at all. That person shouldn't be your strength coach. - [Jose] Right. - So just make sure, if you look at someone there, and they're just a spiritual disaster. They're switching religions every two days. They've got weird half-baked ideas and they're coming off at their third or fourth bout with drug rehab, they probably shouldn't be your spiritual advisor, so. You know you just wanna make sure you're getting expert opinion from the right people. - That is excellent, my mentor who's in Heaven right now, one of 'em, he used to say this to me, when people come with opinions. He said Jose, consider the source. - [Clay] That's it. - Consider the, who's talking to you. So that's powerful because oftentimes we can be listening to people's opinion. - [Clay] Yup. - And make them like the voice of God, when in fact they really don't have that, that knowledge or that power to speak into our lives. - I know people who literally get depressed because of something that somebody wrote on social media. - Oh yea, some people actually taken their own lives. - I just wanna make sure we're clear. I have somebody who says something hateful to me every single day.

Featured Coaching Excerpt - Notes & Transcript, Part 2
  • Notable Quotable: “Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don't base your self-esteem on their opinions.”
    -Harvey Mackay
    (Businessman, author and syndicated columnist with Universal Uclick. His weekly column gives career and inspirational advice and is featured in over 100 newspapers. Wikipedia)
  • Lesson Nugget: Only seek feedback from people who are awesome in their area.
  • Lesson Nugget: The only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing!
  • Notable Quotable: “Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.”
    -Albert Einstein
    (German-born theoretical physicist. Wikipedia)

- On social media, every single day somebody writes something hateful. And I don't care at all. - [Voiceover] Right. - Because I can't look at everyone's feedback as though it's coming from an authority. I literally have to consider the source as you just said. - Talking about fear and rejection. Here's another notable quotable, from Harvey Mackay. He's a motivational speaker, great businessman and this is what he says, "Most fears of rejection "rest on the desire for approval "from other people. "Don't base your self-esteem "on their opinions." Why is this is powerful? - I only seek feedback from people who are awesome. In that area. So as an example, Dr. Zelner, our CEO, he is a massive source of wisdom. He is so successful at business. He's so successful as a father. He's a great guy. Now is he perfect? No. But he's a guy that when he tells me something about being father or about business, I listen. He's also an optometrist so he talks about vision. I listen. He was also on the board of a bank and he helped grow this bank, starts this bank. So when he talks about banking, I listen. He also owns an auto auction. When he talks about cars and the value of cars I listen. When he talks about, these are things he's an expert in. - Because he knows that, he's invested the time to become an expert in that area. But don't take the feedback of everybody. And don't limit your entry into this kind of business or this kind of career or this kind of opportunity because of the worrying about the fear of what other people will say. 'Cause everybody's gonna say something negative. About anything. People, you can't do anything, the only way to avoid criticism is to do nothing. - You know, and often times that people that criticize I find from my experience, are the people that are really not accomplishing much or producing much in their lives. - Oh yeah, I spent the whole day on Facebook writing horrible things. - Right, let the haters says whatever they wanna say and we can continue touching lives. That's what I'm talking about. Hey Albert Einstein, I'm gonna sit you with a final notable quotable here one final quote, he said this, "Few people are capable of expressing "with equanimity, with equanimity." Sorry about that, my Spanish is coming out there. "Opinions which differ from the prejudices "of their social environment. "Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions." - Well, what we're talking about is that one day someone was like, "Hey, hey, I got this idea." You go, "What's the idea?" "Well, I got this idea." "Tell me the idea." "Well, I don't know, I don't know. "I just don't feel--" "Just tell me the idea. "What's the idea?" "Well, the idea is that I think the "Earth might not be flat." You're like, "No, no way! "The Earth is definitely flat. "Look it, look, look! "It's flat. Does it look round to you? "No it doesn't." You know? Somebody said, "I got this idea." "What's the idea?" "No I don't tell, I don't wanna, "no I got this idea." "Tell us the idea." "Okay, I believe there might be "something west of here "and not just a big waterfall. "I think there might be other land." "Oh come on, you're full of it. "You're, no!" Someone said, "I believe it's possible "to actually call, "I'm gonna call it calling. "But I think it's possible "to talk to someone "who's physically not in the room. "By sending their vibrations "through a wire to other people." "Uh, are you on drugs?" You know? Somebody said, "I bet you we can attach a computer "to a TV "and everyone can have one." Instead of it being a TV that was so big or a computer that was so big it would fill up a room. So, you know, Christopher Columbus, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, these are all people who dared to think of something unthinkable. - [Voiceover] Yeah. - And a lot of times those people are labeled as heretics, they are labeled as idiots, they are labeled as crazy people. They are labeled as game changers. When Abraham Lincoln said, "I think, I do believe that "all people, it says in our Constitution, "we should probably treat "African-Americans will the same "level of dignity and respect "as Caucasians." People were going, "Well, they're not really people though." What do you mean? They're people, they're humans. Well, guess how many people, I mean, he had to basically, this is terrible, he basically had to give the executive order that killed hundreds of thousands of people and he had to fight for that idea of equality. When Martin Luther King Jr., he dared, Martin Luther King Jr. dared, dared, and I love the fact that Martin Luther King Jr. and Martin Luther were both people that changed things. But Martin Luther was like, "Hey you know guys, "this whole idea of paying your way to heaven "where you can give money in indulgence. "You can pay and you then you get to "go to heaven as a result of just paying. "I don't think that's in the bible." And they're like, "What?" And he's like, "I'm gonna put, "I'm just gonna nail my thesis, "my ideas on this door of the church." And people were like, "You're terrible!" Sam Adams. - [Voiceover] Yes. - There's the Tories. Okay the American history. The Tories were people who were sympathetic to the crown. Basically the American had, people had, the pilgrims had left England, and they decided to form a colony, the United States. And they're forming their colony. There's 13 colonies. They got the colonies going on. And basically the British people are taxing people, they're taxing people King George is taxing, taxing, taxing people. And Sam Adams is like, "Hey I don't know if they should be able "to take like all of our money "and at the end of the month we still owe money. "Like that whole taxation without "representation thing is not that great." But every single transformative idea I can think of there was always violent, violent push back from idiots.

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