Ideas on How to Deliver Extraordinary Results

Nine years ago, Mark Sanborn published Fred, a book about a postman and the extraordinary service he provided. The book was wildly successful, landing on all the bestseller lists and inspiring millions around the world, including companies, schools, and entire cities.

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Now Mark has published an all-new book on the same topic. It is called Fred 2.0. New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results. I had the opportunity to read the pre-publication edition and endorse it. I wanted to share my thoughts about the book with you.

The biola.digital conference is designed to empower individuals with the vision, knowledge, and relationships necessary to be thoughtful stewards of digital technologies for ministry.

Date: June 4, 2013
Time: 07:00 p.m.
Event: The biola.digital Conference
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: Biola University
Venue: Biola University
Location: 13800 Biola Ave
La Mirada, CA 90639
United States
Public: Public
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7 Reasons I Picked Feedly to Replace Google Reader

On Wednesday, Google surprised denizens of the Internet with the news that they would be discontinuing Google Reader. This was a sad day for people like me who consume most of their blog content with this simple, easy-to-use RSS aggregator.

Reasons I Picked Feedly to Replace Google Reader

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Almost immediately, I was flooded with messages from people wondering what I was going to do. You would have thought the North Koreans had just launched a missile against California!

I am looking forward to doing a half-day seminar for the alumni members of the Christian Coach Institute.

Date: October 26, 2013
Time: 08:30-12:30 p.m.
Event: Inspired Coaches Impacting the World
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: Christian Coach Institute
Venue: Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
Location: 91 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
United States
Public: Private
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#045: A Peek Inside My Toolbox [Podcast]

In this episode, I give all of you a peek inside my toolbox. These are “tools” that I use virtually every day in my professional and personal life.

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I am often asked about my tools. I hope that this episode gives you some insights and ideas about tools you might use to help with your own workflow. The podcast is a little long, but I didn’t want to leave anything out.

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How to Do More of What You Love and Less of What You Don’t

Do you have a long-term delegation strategy? This is the secret to moving more into “the zone” and getting out of those activities you don’t enjoy or don’t do well.

How to Do More of What You Love and Less of What You Don’t

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Recently, I recorded two podcasts on the subject of delegation. The first dealt with the principles of delegation. The second suggested how you might delegate even if you don’t have a staff.

3 Ways to Make Your Products Remarkable

At the Launch Conference a few months ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with New York Times bestselling author, Lysa TerKeurst and interview her about her concept of “Remarkable Marketing.” What she had to say is applicable to anyone who is trying to get their message heard.

According to Lysa, the most important thing you can do in marketing is create powerful conversations around your product or service. In other words, make your products remark-able.

#044: How to Overcome the Resistance [Podcast]

In this episode, I talk about how to overcome the Resistance. Steven Pressfield coined this phrase to describe that invisible, destructive force that opposes you any time you try to start a new project or make an improvement in any area of your life.

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I spoke on this topic at the recent Platform Conference, and the response was tremendous. So I wanted to share some practical counter-measures for dealing with the Resistance in your own life and work.

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The Annual TMBA Convention is the largest and oldest mortgage banking event in the country. In addition to me, other keynote speakers include John C. Maxwell, Steve Harney, and Michael Maher.

Date: May 21, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Event: TMBA Annual Convention
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: Texas Mortgage Bankers Association
Venue: Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort
Location: 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Cedar Creek, TX 78612
United States
Public: Private
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The Ultimate Sales Machine (New York City: Portfolio Trade, 2006)

This is by far the best business book I have ever read. I know that is a big claim, but I found the book enormously compelling. It is full of real-world examples, brilliant strategies, and proven tactics. And make no mistake: this book is not just about sales. It is about life and an approach to running a business that is different than anything I have ever read. I can see why Tony Robbins partnered with him. (Sadly, Chet died of leukemia in 2012.)