HOW CAN YOU PREPARE FOR 2014?
OR DO YOU WANT TO STAY WHERE YOU ARE??
Preparing for 2014, I was doing research and reading my past QLA newsletters. I also reviewed my notes from my many meetings on my 6 week trip around the world! Though I commented in my last newsletter, I found many QLA followers to be lacking in their commitment, I did find a few that were most sincere in their desire to honestly fulfill their dreams! Of course talk is cheap and time will tell! But I will continue to assist those, as I have for the past 20 years! But I will be more discerning in whom I chose!
In fact one of the kids – whose talk was not cheap; who I mentioned in a tweet and a previous newsletter; who drove down from Canada to meet me in central Ohio to take me to dinner, just wrote me:
…… There’s about 2 months left in 2013. I want to end the year by making super drastic changes in the way I think.
For example, I will learn about the investment world as much as I can. I’ve committed to staying in the office 24/7 to fully commit myself – I’ve slept in the office for the past 3 days. The new office I moved into has showers, so I guess there’s really no reason to go home lol!
I enjoy pushing myself to my limits, and want to ramp it up to my breaking limits for the next 2 months.
I want to come out mentally sharper and more grounded in reality by the end of the year
WTF! Hell I knew the kid (26) was good when he drove down from Canada! But do you honestly think if I hadn’t told him high performance people like Jobs, Gates and myself slept in their offices, etc., he would of ever slept in his office and even driven down to see me? WTF! Now with this in mind – if you are thinking QLA – what are you going to do to gear up for 2014? Or will you sit on your fat and, or skinny asses and let 2014 rip you just like always? Are you going to be reactive, or proactive? WHAT POSITIVE ACTIONS ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE?
(WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT PROPLE WHO TAKE ASH TRAYS, TOWELS AND BIBLES FROM HOTEL ROOMS? MORE ABOUT THIS CONUMDRUM LATER!)
Funny how I tell all of you to read all the FREE content on my sight and I am the one who reads it often! Hence, I still get great ideas merely refreshing myself with my own material! I get the same results listening to the my Harvard Club Tapes from 1993 and 97 periodically! And I especially like seeing my You Tube material – although I am told many of you feel I am too rough on the listeners! Of course I make no apologies, because that is the real world I deal with and it would be disingenuous to act any different! In fact, as my wife Sally will tell you, I make myself cry listening to myself! It is great stuff! LOL! As I have said many times – no 1 loves me as much as I love myself! And if you can’t really love yourself – you can’t love anything you do!
BTW: as I said in a recent tweet and newsletter you should watch the movie – The Devil Wears Prada! Why? Because the main star in the movie is an extremely high performance person! And she is ostensibly tough on her staff and all others she deals with, including her husband! LOL! Strange, but I didn’t see any of her actions to be that odd! LOL! The point is if you have never been around anyone like that you have never been exposed to a TRUE HIGH PERFORMANCE person before – one who makes ALL around them responsible and accountable! Hence, I can’t in good conscience make excuses for my You Tube exposures, when I know for an absolute fact, those are the fact patterns of most high performance people!
Oh well, at least I am using my QLA site content as it was intended! FREE! Again, I have said countless times high performance people are never satisfied with what they do, or how they do it! Hence, I am ALWAYS endeavouring to improve! How about you? Let’s make a bond – TO ATTACK 2014 LIKE WE NEVER DID BEFORE! Add it to your goals, affirmations and visualizations! Let’s use the young guy above as a role model for the new year! Or if you don’t want to take that bet – merely UNSUBSCRIBE – and don’t ever hold yourself accountable by any high standards again! I can guarantee it will make your life a lot more simple! Of course then you will have to pay the price of regret later! I suggest you pay the price now and just do it, by getting up off your ass and taking positive acton! If your still with me – please read on!
Below is the QLA Newsletter # 42 from early 2003! It is amazing stuff, because it was so succinct! And I wrote it to kick off the new year over 10 years ago! Of course my message has not changed in more than 20 years, since I began QLA coaching! Hell my message has not changed since the day I graduated from US Army Infantry OCS in June 1967, when I was first deemed a high performance person, by an Act of the United States Congress! To that time, it was by far my most proud moment and to date it still ranks in the top 5! And ostensibly without it, there would be no other 4!
10-Feb-2003 From Dan Peña
Executive Coach and Mentor to the High Performer.
Dear Friend and Subscriber,
In the New Year it is a great time to review what works and what doesn’t. As I have said countless times, “Don’t waste time on things you can’t change” and “Insanity is doing things over and over and expecting different results.”
In that vain I have re-listed the 15 Keys for Super Success below. Reviewing these main points will help to re-focus your thoughts and more importantly your actions.
Preparing for Your Quantum Leap
(15 Keys to Super Success)
KEY 1: Super Success is not for everyone!
KEY 2: You cannot become a high-performance person part-time!
KEY 3: You cannot have it all – there is a “Pay Price in Action for Reward”
KEY 4: You must change – do it badly NOW if you have to because perfection = paralysis!
KEY 5: Do not listen to Morons! Conventional wisdom is almost always wrong!
KEY 6: You are who you associate with – model success!
KEY 7: Use Modelling to become Successful:
THREE METHODS OF BECOMING SUCCESSFUL:
1. Trial and Error (takes too long)
2. Over time (Takes too long)
3. Modelling / Copying is only real choice.
KEY 8: Get a Mentor
CHARACTERISTICS OF A MENTOR:
1. Significantly More wealthy than you.
2. Significantly More experienced than you.
3. Older than you.
4. Other common interests besides just business.
5. Geographically desirable – or make yourself available.
KEY 9: You must overcome F.E.A.R. – particularly Fear of Failure and also anxiety – fear’s little brother.
FEAR REDUCTION TECHNIQUES:
1. Talk to your Mentor.
2. Know that: “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger”.
3. Deliberately place yourself in risky or uncomfortable situations.
Replace FEAR with PASSION
KEY 10: Practice being Super Successful even when you are not – get out of your comfort zone.
KEY 11: Perception is Reality – think and dress for success.
KEY 12: Play to win, do not play “not to lose” – you cannot leap a chasm in 2 bounds!
KEY 13: You must have a dream – think big (Big dreams, big problems, big rewards)
THE FIVE CREDOS FOR SUCCESS:
1. Yesterday’s Dreams are Today’s Realities.
2. See yours Dreams ahead of time – now!
3. Simulation – practice within when you’re without.
4. Act as if you have no limits to your abilities.
5. Do everything with Enthusiasm – (Greek “God within”).
KEY 14: You must have PASSION
– Most people do not achieve the success they desire and deserve because they are labouring in a field of endeavour about which they are not passionate.
– FIRST find something you are passionate about, SECOND, start or buy a business based around that.
KEY 15: You must be laser-beam focused on success and take MASSIVE POSITIVE ACTION!
– Another word for “focus” is DISCIPLINE!
– Motivation gets you started, discipline keeps you going.
Review these often, along with your goals. As of 2003 I review my goals daily along with various parts of QLA philosophy I want to place additional emphasis on for myself.
(THIS IS STILL TRUE IN LATE 2013 MORE THAN 10 YEARS LATER! HELL AT LEAST I AM CONSISTENT, AS ARE ALL HIGH PERFORMANCE PEOPLE! LOL!)
If today was a test – how would you grade yourself, zero to one hundred? Ask yourself this question when you go to bed each and every day. Keep a monthly score. What is your monthly average – including weekends? I would like forthright feedback in 30 days’ time. I will relate the #s back (with no names) and my thoughts.
(VERY FEW GAVE ME FEEDBACK IN 2003! OF COURSE WE ALL KNOW WHY! LOL!)
To Your Quantum Leap,
Daniel S. Peña, Sr
P.S THOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN SOME GLITCHES WITH TAKING ALL MY QLA PRODUCT OFF MY SITE, IT IS ESSENTAILLY COMPLETED NOW! IF YOU KNOW WHAT PRODUCT YOU WANT, EMAIL MY OFFICE firstname.lastname@example.org . BUT YOU CAN GET MOST OF WHAT I HAVE PRODUCED SINCE THE 90’S ON COUNTLESS TORRENT SIGHTS FOR FREE! OF COURSE IT IS ALWAYS YOUR CHOICE, BUT ASK YOURSELF – IF THIS IS THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE? WOULD YOU BE PROUD TO TELL YOUR KIDS AND PARENTS WHAT YOU ARE DOING? OF COURSE WHEN YOU TELL ME YOU CAN’T REMEMBER WHERE YOU GOT MY QLA MATERIAL – I KNOW WHERE YOU FOUND ME AND QLA! LOL! BTW: MOST OF THE PEOPLE I MET ON THE RECENT 6 WEEK TRIP COULD NOT REMEMBER WHERE THEY HAD FOUND QLA AND DAN PENA! LOL! TO BAD I DIDN’T HAVE A LIE DETECTOR MACHINE FOR MY MEETINGS! LOL! PERHAPS I AM OLD FASHIONED, BUT I LOOK AT PEOPLE GETTING ANY MATERIAL FROM TORRENT SITES LIKE STEALING BIBLES FROM HOTEL ROOMS! THOUGH QLA AND DAN PENA HAVE BEEN CALLED, THE HOLY GRAIL OF BUSINESS INFORMATION FOR MANY YEARS – I TRULY BELIEVE THOSE THAT HAVE OBTAINED QLA FROM THESE TORRENT SITES, HAVE ALSO ACQUIRED BAD KARMA! AND IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO CLEAN UP YOUR KARMA, I KNOW HOW TO DO THAT AS WELL! LOL! BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO COME TO THE CASTLE SEMINAR TO FIND OUT THE “SECRET” OF REVERSING YOUR BAD KARMA! SERIOSLY, I WAS JUST CALLED, OR NICKNAMED “FINANCIAL MAGICIAN” BY 1 OF THE LEADING MEDIUMS ON THE PLANET! THOUGH I HAVE NEVER LOOKED UPON MYSELF AS SUCH A PERSON – A NUMBER OF THINGS I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WERE CERTAINLY MAGICAL:
1) $820 INTO $450,000,000 PRE INTERNET (ALMOST $1 BILLION TODAY) IN 8 SHORT YEARS
2) BARRIO TO THE CASTLE PRE INTERNET
3) FIRST PERSON EVER TO TAKE “AN OPTION” TO BUY SOMETHING (NO REAL OWNERSHIP) PUBLIC ON A MAJOR STOCK EXCHANGE
4) TURNED $60,000 INTO $65,000,000 PRE INTERNET ($130 MILLION TODAY) IN ONLY 3 ½ MONTHS
5) DID $50,000,000 IN REVENUE PRE INTERNET FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS ($100 MILLION TODAY)
6) CREATED ABOUT $25 BILLION IN WEALTH THROUGH MENTORSHIPS
7) MENTORED MIKEY PIZZABOY TO MOVIE PRODUCER IN 6 YEARS
8) MENTORED MIDDLE MANAGER TO CEO OF GLOBAL 20 COMPANY IN 7 YEARS
9) 1000’s OF CEO’S CREATED AND BUSINESSES STARTED ALL OVER PLANET
10) AND THERE ARE MANY OTHERS, SO MAYBE THE HIGH PERFORMANCE MEDIUM IS CORRECT – BECAUSE I HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN CALLED WORSE THAN “FINANCIAL MAGICIAN” – LOL
P.P.S. THE JAN 10 – 14, 2014 QLA CASTLE SEMINAR IS FILLING UP AT THE 1999 PRICES, AS MENTIONED IN MY LAST NEWSLETTER! THE NEXT CASTLE SEMINAR WILL BE AT 21ST CENTURY PRICES! AGAIN THE MOST SUCCESSFUL QLA CASTLE ATTENDEE SINCE 2010, ROBERT FROM BAVARIA, WILL BE THERE FOR THE 4TH TIME IN 16 MONTHS! EVEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE OBTAINED THE QLA MATERIAL FROM TORRENT SITES SHOULD BE ABLE TO ASCERTAIN WHY A VERY SMART (ARGUABLLY BRILLIANT) MAN, COMES BACK SO MANY TIMES AND CONTINUES TO PAY! HERE IS HIS 1 MINUTE YOU TUBE LINK, IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!