SIV #062: Larry Winget – The Pitbull of Personal Development

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I promise that today’s guest is going to make you think!  Larry Winget bills himself as the Pitbull of Personal Development. But whatever you do, don’t call him a motivational speaker. According to Larry, he is the world’s only irritational speaker.

I almost guarantee you that over the next 40 minutes, Larry is going to say something that will offend you. And you know what? He doesn’t care. To prove this point, all you have to do is take a look at the titles of his books.

There is no way you will agree with everything Larry says today. If you did, he would feel like he failed. But if you keep an open mind, I promise you will learn some things that will help you in life and in your business. If nothing else, maybe we can learn how to disagree without being disrespectful.

Things Larry And I Talked About:

  • You can’t make somebody who’s a bad guy do good things.
  • Respect is missing!
  • It’s a shame that no one in the middle can get elected.
  • Minimum wage is for people providing minimum value.
  • Wage inequity between a CEO and his frontline employees is absolutely fair.
  • “I knew what the salary was when I took the job.” – Larry’s son who is a police officer.
  • To take a job that you knew what the salary was when you took it, and then complain about how much you are paid, doesn’t show integrity.
  • Most people should just keep their job.
  • Most people have no business going into business for themselves. That’s why the business failure rate is so high.
  • Stupid people decide to open businesses all the time.
  • The world needs great employees.
  • Welcome to The Butthurt States of America.
  • Butthurt definition: To be overly offended.
  • The world doesn’t want to change or it already would have.
  • The wussification of America.
  • Why he can’t stand motivational speakers.
  • He is an Irritational Speaker – Makes you so irritated you’ll do anything to change.
  • We don’t move toward pleasure. We move away from pain.
  • Never whine about what you went through.
  • Why “Never give up!” might be the dumbest advice ever.
  • A lot of “thought leaders” have never had an original thought in their life.
  • Your core values determine every action you take.
  • Why most people haven’t defined their core values.

Books We Talked About

Seasons of Life – Jim Rhon

First You Have to Row a Little Boat – Richard Bode

Beachcombing at Miramar – Richard Bode

Real Magic – Wayne Dyer

What’s Wrong with Damn Near Everything!: How the Collapse of Core Values Is Destroying Us and How to Fix It – Larry Winget

You’re Broke Because You Want to Be: How to Stop Getting By and Start Getting Ahead – Larry Winget

Grow a Pair: How to Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business, and Your Sanity – Larry Winget

It’s Called Work for a Reason!: Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault – Larry Winget

Your Kids Are Your Own Fault: A Fix-the-Way-You-Parent Guide for Raising Responsible, Productive Adults – Larry Winget

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Tim Martin

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 30 years and are the proud parent of two gorgeous grown young women, Brittny 29 and Victoria 26.

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