SIV #071: Brad Lea – 4 Pillars of Training

Training is something we do, not something we did.

Training is something we do, not something we did.

I first talked to Brad Lea 6 years ago when I reached out to him about a tweet he had posted. We spoke for nearly an hour and he explained his training technology platform, Light Speed VT, and how it was completely changing the way organizations deliver training results to their people. He was killing it then and his business has grown exponentially since.

I have continued to follow Brad via Twitter and recently Instagram. His posts are always incredibly positive and uplifting. The cool thing is that his posts are the real deal. I don’t know if you are aware of this, but what some supposed gurus post online, has nothing to do with their reality. It’s refreshing to see someone like Brad who actually lives out the values he espouse.   

If you decided to listen to this podcast today because you needed an attitude adjustment, you are in the right place! But know this, Brad is going to purposely try to make us a little uncomfortable. He believes that we need to seek out and embrace discomfort as it is the only way we grow. I know you are probably sick of hearing me say this, but you might want to take some notes… Of course, you don’t have to. Taking notes is voluntary… but so is success. Remember, you don’t have to be all fancy about it and write your notes in a bound leather journal. Just grab a brown paper bag and some blue crayons and let’s go to work.

Things Brad And I Talked About

  • He dropped out of school at 16 when
  • His dad kicked him out of the house.
  • His upcoming book The Hard Way.
  • The difference between “hard work” and “working hard.”
  • How he mastered the game of sales.
  • He became addicted to helping others learn sales and watching them have incredible success.

“I took the scenic route. It’s been a longer journey than I thought. But, EVERY SINGLE DAY I GET: A little better. A little smarter. A little closer to my goal. As long as I’m breathing, I’m on my way.” – Brad Lea

  • The four keys necessary for learning:
    • Great content
    • Repetition
    • Practice and role play
    • Accountability
  • With the right knowledge success is gaurenteed.
  • Confidence comes from competence and competence comes from practice.

The Books Brad And I Talked About

As always: Click on the cover below to learn more or purchase through Amazon.

The Bible – God

Think and Grow Rich  – Napoleon Hill

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

The Richest Man is BabylonGeorge S Clason

Where To Connect With Brad

You would be hard pressed not to find him on social media but here are the links:

LinkedIn – Brad Lea


Twitter @TheRealBradLea

Instagram TheRealBradLea

YouTube Channel

His website:

Next Week

Join me again next week when I bring on Eric Hemati. Eric and I only first met late last year but I swear we are twins separated at birth. We share many of the same beliefs and mindsets for both sales and in life. Eric is going to give you some rea, practical, and effective tools to help you build your practice. You are also going to love his positivity and energy.

Until then, I wish you great SUCCESS! I’ve heard it’s VOLUNTARY

Tim Martin

Author: Tim Martin

Tim has spent the last 22 years in the VB sales world. During that time he has recruited and trained over 2,000 agents to get people to do what they should, but wouldn't do if we didn't come along. In addition to his leadership rolls at the two largest VB carriers on the planet, Tim has worked with outside organizations through consulting and sales coaching. His energetic and humorous key note addresses have also inspired and electrified audiences throughout the United States. Currently Tim is also working on his first book "Success Is Voluntary." Tim and the lovely Dizzy D reside in Peoria, Arizona. They have been married for 29 years and are the proud parent of two gorgeous grown young women, Brittny 27 and Victoria 25.

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