The Non-Shade Shade – Take 2

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Yet again, and in honor of contributing to your business betterment, I had my research team put together an additional 90+ thought-provoking contributions. I truly hope you will be inspired by as you review and re-review them whenever you need a boost in mental stimulation and inspiration.

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Interviews

Dan Kennedy Diamond Call interview

– An interview I did with Dan Kennedy where we cover a trove of ideas ranging from identifying your real competition, the power of preeminence, knowing the lifetime value of your clients, bringing in breakthroughs from the outside, and the key to relational capital.

School of Greatness Podcast – Jay's Interview with Lewis Howes

– An interview of me done by Lewis Howes on his wildly successful School of Greatness podcast. You will learn: exact phrases to tell clients to make them want to give you referrals, the story behind one of my most successful clients, a simple four part process for accessing and harnessing the greatness within you, the 4 kinds of clients you have and what to do with them
, plus much more...

Jay Interviews Harvey Mackay

– Maybe one of the most unusual interviews you'll ever listen to. It’s not the same-ole’ questions; instead, I plumb Harvey’s mind looking for the untold, non-scripted backstories.

Jay Interviews Blair LaCorte

– A high-level, probing discussion on building world-class organizations with the former top strategic advisor to one of the biggest PE firms in the world. This interview is a short, but sweet, collection of insights and wisdom into the inner workings of a high-performance business including solutions to many of the challenges that most businesses will face at one point or another.

Bulletproof Radio Podcast – Jay's Interview with Dave Asprey

– Dave Asprey, the founder of Bulletproof Coffee, and one of the most listened-to podcasters in the country, interviewed me on my high-performance disciplines and activities are that enable me to perform the multitude of endeavors I have. It’s very funny, unexpected, and doesn’t really discuss business – but demonstrates how someone can be very aware of keeping their body and mind operating at concert pitch, so the performance levels you achieve are outsized and consistent.

Interview with Direct Response Titan, Brian Kurtz

– A provocative, deep-dive interview between direct response “Titan” Brian Kurtz and me. It's audio-only and close to 2-hours, where Brian and I intellectually stimulate one another as we share one powerful distinction after another. We discuss the most impactful lessons from legendary entrepreneurs, what it takes to become world class at whatever you do, the value of writing remarkable headlines, the importance of being both a student and a teacher, and much, much more.

Genius Network Podcast – Joe Polish Interviews Daymond John

– An interview my good friend and colleague Joe Polish, of the Genius Network, conducted of Daymond John – where he shares his insights, wisdom, and strategies for success.

David Goldsmith's Lost Interviews – 30 Audios and Distilled Notes

– The lost interviews of David Goldsmith – international multi-talented consulting super-brain.

Jay Interviews Leonard Atlas on Selling

– An interview I conducted of Leonard Atlas on “selling” – by getting the prospect to say NO faster.

Brink of Midnight Podcast – John Brenkus Interviews Football Great Ray Lewis

– An interview done by the star of the ESPN sports show, Sports Science, John Brenkus – on the moment that changed everything for Ray Lewis.

Marshall Goldsmith’s Interview with Ramit Sethi

– An interview by corporate executive coach Marshall Goldsmith with my favorite millennial (next to my four sons), Ramit Sethi – on "How the Best Get Even Better".

Arthur Robinson Interviews Jay

– An interesting new interview of me with modest questions and mammoth answers. The following interview with Arthur Robinson is a wonderful object lesson on how to take charge of a relatively simple interview and spinning it/ slicing it/ dicing it and putting it into an intellectual centrifuge that whips it into something quite different than the directional outcome it could have taken. I think you will enjoy listening to the answers – including: My beginnings and rise to Preeminence – How I developed my skills and perspectives; What I have learned – How I applied from my experience in countless industries; Habits of successful entrepreneurs – How to be a value creator or detector.

The Millennial Maze – Jay Abraham, Ramit Sethi, Phillip Stutts

– A truly fascinating three-way discussion I had with Ramit Sethi and Phillip Stutts. YES, two different perspectives on millennials. One perspective was how to sell to them authentically, successfully. The other was how to hire, inspire, sustain, retain, and multiply then maximize their team performance. Anyone interested or struggling with The Millennial Maze will enjoy this.

Oliver Talamayan of City Summit Interviews Jay

– A different slant about to bombard the net in pre-promotion for a huge business conference that occurs during the Academy Award week and culminates with a huge gala headed by iconic stars. This year's honoree is Ashton Kutcher. But numerous other icons and celebs will be there. I'm a key presenter plus have been invited to the advisory board. See if THIS interview sheds light on yet another different side of me.

Jay Interviews Steve Sims

– An interview I did with Steve Sims, celebrity VIP concierge to the rich and famous, whose new book Bluefishing – shares exactly how Steve rose from bricklayer and bouncer to one of the most trusted, influential, and innovative people in the highest, high-end market imaginable – customized, out-of-the-realm of possibility, lifetime-memorable, and uber-experiences. His lessons we deeply explored are so powerfully logical – once explained, you’ll laugh – then rabidly adopt every one of them.

Sports Motivation Podcast – Interview of Robert Green

– This interview is not one of mine. It’s the interviewer’s favorite interview with Robert Green, celebrated author of the mega best seller: The 50th Law.

Sports Motivation Podcast – Interview with Jay

– An unusually candid “meaning-of-life” discussion I did, expressly for millennials and their parents.

Andy Paul Interviews Jay

– A different slant on selling I did with a prominent sales icon.

Miscellaneous Interviews of Jay

U.K. Marketing Maven Dan Bradbury Interviews Jay

Montreal Marketing Maven Franck Nicolas Interviews Jay

Unusual Interview Done of Jay in Israel

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Articles from Around the Web

How Privacy Became a Commodity for the Rich and Powerful – NY Times

– A New York Times article about a concept called OPEN SECRETS written by Amanda Hess. It exposes the irony, hypocrisy, dichotomy, and (some might say) stupidity of people for wanting something for nothing.

Forgot Where You Parked? Good – NY Times

– An interesting article from the New York Times that will explain why “Learning Loss” isn’t always a bad thing. This article turned one of my precepts totally upside down. Read it yourself and see if it makes YOU feel far better about your mind not remembering everything.

The Measure of a Life Well Lived

– An intriguing article by Henry Miller on the essential psycho-emotional supremacy of old age. He covers growing old, the perils of success, and the secret of remaining young at heart.

Popularity vs. Prominence – NY Times

– A provocative article from The New York Times on popularity vs. prominence – from mortality, longevity wellness perspective (I think) you'll find fascinating.

Things We Learned in 2016 – NY Times

– A “crash-course” collection of cool “factoids” to share in social conversation – that will help define your conversational superiority. I found the 60 factoids in this New Year's special edition article absolutely fascinating; particularly provocative were factoids #3, 7, 10, 16, 20, 21, 22, 26, 36, 39, 41, and 42.

An Obituary of Fiction-Writer William Trevor – The Economist

– A one-page obituary about a famous fiction-writer, William Trevor. The way the writer dimensionalized this man's way of looking at life utterly fascinated me. You have to wade through a few paragraphs that might seem tangential. But we wade through an abundance of "stuff" in life that definitely IS tangential. Think for five or two minutes about the mind in that 88-year long life that this article chronicles.

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Self Esteem and Self Worth

Possessing little self-regard can lead people to become depressed, to fall short of their potential, or to tolerate abusive situations and relationships. It affects many aspects of our lives like our trust in others, our relationships, our work – nearly every part of our lives. Positive self-esteem gives us the strength and flexibility to take charge of our lives and grow from our mistakes without the fear of rejection. If you have low self-esteem, harness the power of your thoughts and beliefs to change how you feel about yourself. Start by perusing these articles:

On Self-Esteem:

What Is Self-Esteem – Psychology Today

5 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem and Make it Stick – Psychology Today

10 Ways to Learn to Like Yourself Better – Psychology Today

4 Ways to Stop Beating Yourself Up, Once and For All – Psychology Today

How to Raise Your Self-Esteem – Psych Central

Self-Esteem Check: Too Low or Just Right? – The Mayo Clinic

10 Secrets to Improve Your Self-Esteem – Bright Side

– You'll smile when you read this one!

How to Improve Your Self-Esteem: 12 Powerful Tips – The Positivity Blog

Self Esteem – University of California, Davis

What Exactly Is Self-Esteem – Very Well

3 Powerful Habits for Building Your Self-Esteem – Louise Hay

On Self-Worth:

Quotes About Self Worth – Good Reads

What is Happiness, Anyway? – Happify Daily

27 Powerful Quotes to Boost Your Self Confidence – Code of Living

Quotes About Potential – Good Reads

– Please read this one THREE TIMES, especially number 16!

101 Inspiring Happiness Quotes – The Positivity Blog

53 Inspiring Self-Esteem and Self-Love Quotes – The Positivity Blog

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Blogs

Robert Hargrove on the Case for Business Coaching

– One of my close colleagues and business partners, Robert Hargrove, is the executive coach to the top performing company on the Russell 1000. He is the father of the concept of Masterful Coaching and believes that every executive and entrepreneur needs someone to counsel him or her continually. Robert makes an exquisite case for the value of different types of business coaching in these two articles; read them and make your own well-reasoned conclusion.

Robert Hargrove on How to Be a Remarkable CEO

– Another terrific blog from Robert Hargrove on “How to Be a Remarkable CEO” — It covers 30 different Points and generated a torrent of personal responses from Robert’s C-Level subscribers.

More Penetrating Writings from Robert Hargrove

Michael Levin's Blog Collection

– Michael Levin is one of the most established ghostwriters in the nation. This New York Times best-selling author has written, co-written, or ghostwritten more than 550 books, of which eighteen are national best sellers. In his blogs, Michael asks great questions offering insights and perspectives into our own lives that craft a compelling call to action and inspires a deeper appreciation for living life to the fullest.

Jay & Denny’s DIRECT BLOG

– In this inaugural edition, Denny tackles the Unique Selling Proposition (USP): what it is, the benefits it provides, and most of all, the cost one pays when they choose to abandon it. Denny challenges us to deeply examine every factor and component that influences the decisions we make, not just the superficial aspects that are apparent at first glance. There is a wild takeaway for everybody who reads this story.

Another Wonderful Blog Installment from Denny Hatch

The Mysterious JR – 27 Power Blogs

– JR, our mysterious self-styled "chronicler" of the diverse spectrum of wild things I do – has created 27 rather provocative "Compression Blogs." They distill and summarize, then squarely explain and illustrate the core-essence of a dizzying array of all new strategic approaches, breakthrough distinctions, AND unique hybrid concepts I get deeply involved in.

The Mysterious JR – Mix of 56 Power Blogs

– The amazing JR and his 56 newest contributions

The Mysterious JR – Attack of the Killer Blogs

– Eighteen Jay Abraham blogs, magnificently ghost-written – from actual group consulting sessions – by our brilliant distillation expert – the anonymous JR.

The Mysterious JR’s Distillation on “How to “OWN” 2017

– A distillation blog post the Mysterious “JR” penned that summarizes a deep, meaningful two-hour session I did for 50 Chinese Entrepreneurs on How to “OWN” 2017 — This one’s really juicy.

More Penetrating Blogs from the Mysterious JR

– Another great collection of “summary” blogs from our mysterious “JR.” JR put together the blogs to distill, rearticulate, and condense many of my different current activities – representing them in a simple-to-consume form.

Summary of “My Favorite Philosophies”

– A superb distillation done by the mysterious JR, derived from a problem-solving clinic held at the Porsche training facility for a diverse group of high-level mastermind participants.

A Collection of Scenario-Based Interpretations Blogs

– Done by our esteemed anonymous biographer, JR – based on listening to me conduct paid sessions with diverse groups worldwide.

Brian Kurtz's "Titans Collection"

– A collection of 22 blogs from my good friend, Brian Kurtz – one of the world's most knowledgeable experts in direct marketing.

Tim Ferriss on Ramit Sethi – The Real-World Blueprint for a $5-Million Week!

– A perspective that icon and 4-Hour Work Week hero, Tim Ferriss, did with my favorite millennial (next to my four sons), Ramit Sethi.

Peter Diamandis:

Exponential Technology

Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Where the World Is Going

– Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space – In his collection of tech blogs, Peter writes about topics such as learning, how we are wiring our planet, AI and space and explains that we have a responsibility for guiding this change.

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Programs and Presentations

Top 25 TED Talks You Must Watch: Amazing, Inspiring and Unique

– If you find yourself pondering how your business can start making more of the impossible possible, there's the top 25 most watched TED Talks to elevate both your attitude and altitude of thinking.

Victoria Labalme on Taking Risks – TED Talk

– A short and sweet TED Talk from one of our very good friends, Victoria Labalme, on a very provocative hypothesis of thinking differently about taking risks.

Roger Love on Mastering Your Voice – TED Talk

– A mentor of mine, who is the preeminent verbal strategist in the world, Roger Love’s TED talk, “Is Your Voice Ruining Your Life?” challenges you to think differently about how the world hears you.

4-Hour Round Robin Q&A Super-Session

– A powerful 4-hour session from a Paris presentation I conducted to a group of 500 entrepreneurs. (English translation provided)

Full Day 18-Person Makeover Sessions

– Done in Beaver Creek Colorado – through translation with French entrepreneurs.

My Life in Marketing

– A funny, fascinating, and frank seminar I conducted 20+ years ago – where I share my experiences, trials, tribulations and identify the activities that forged the belief systems I followed, believed in religiously – and wanted ever-so-badly to share. You’ll laugh your butt off seeing the raw and wild 1991 version of me – but, at the risk of embarrassment and being laughed at, I feel that even now, 20 years later, it’s worth a watch.

Connor Blakely’s Presentation

– We mentor a young man (and when I say young I mean he’s only 17 years old) named Connor Blakely who is a GenZ Marketing and Branding Specialist. Some major corporations hire Connor to share his perspectives, so I thought you would be interested in his point of view as well.

Jay's Keynote Presentation

– I was a double keynote for one of the preeminent conference in the financial services sector.

A Collection of Deep-Dive Mini-Makeovers with 600 Italian Entrepreneurs:

Frank Meranda Italy Video Session Italy (2016) – Session 1
Frank Meranda Italy Video Session Italy (2016) – Session 2
Frank Meranda Italy Video Session Italy (2016) - Session 3
Frank Meranda Italy Video Session Italy (2016) - Session 4
Frank Meranda Italy Video Session Italy (2016) - Session 5
Frank Meranda Italy Video Session Italy (2016) - Session 6

– You'll quickly see that no matter the country or language, an entrepreneur’s problems, hopes, dreams, and purpose are all the same. The only problem is (and this will either make you laugh or cry in frustration) that the videos are answers only! That is unless you speak Italian... It is still fun to watch, listen to the answers, then fill-in your own questions... or make a game of it and have all your friends over, see who can guess the best question to fit the upcoming answer!

The Tokyo Connection:

This is a two-part series from a 2,000-person conference I recently did in Tokyo. Plus, I did a $6,000 per person question/answer session. Normally they attract larger more extensive businesses and richer questions. That stated, this one drew a smaller sector of entrepreneurs with very different “self-actualization” questions. Not my typical audience... But it was interesting and instructional to see how a different culture thinks about these types of issues. It’s far different than the kind of issues I do privately – or even the problems and challenges I do when collaborating with colleagues such as Tony Robbins on his platinum partner’s issues. Although it is different, it really is worth watching – if for no other reason than a humanity based curiosity. And, perhaps doing so will give you a fresh perspective on the many different ways others see life.

Day One - Part One of The Tokyo Connection
Day One - Part Two of The Tokyo Connection
Day Two of the Tokyo Connection
Bonus Presentation from Tokyo

– My wish for Japanese entrepreneurs and salaried employees – It's a real tear-jerker – literally. In this presentation on my recent trip to Tokyo, I felt trusted enough by those attending to “take off the gloves” and share exactly, unhedgingly, and somewhat abrasively – what I so badly hoped they would each do – immediately, to transform the quality of their lives, careers, enterprises, relationships. I thought I might be booed or egged or castigated by the audience and promoter, and that they both might all storm the stage – pelting me with insults and coke cans. But instead, half the audience broke into tears. All stood up and thanked me. So, I thought: wow, if it impacted them that much – maybe there was at least a nugget or two in that video you would appreciate, too.

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Additional Resources

Million Dollar Mailings – Book by Denny Hatch

– Denny Hatch is probably THE most knowledgeable man alive when it comes to direct marketing. He compiled a legendary, oversized reference book that sold for $200 20 years ago – called Million Dollar Mailings. The book is a comprehensive case study examination of around four dozen of the greatest enduring mailing pieces of all time – broken down into B2B, consumer, and fundraiser.

10,000 Winning Headlines Collection

– Our latest updated compendium of 10,000 separate headlines. Certainly, all aren’t golden, but a surprisingly large number can be adapted, adopted, and modified to whatever marketing endeavors you pursue. Please enjoy carefully reviewing each headline slowly, methodically, and reflectively. Just immersing yourself in this collection daily is guaranteed to open up vast windows of possibility you’d never considered applying before.

Earl Nightingale's Summary of The Strangest Secret.

– A classic summary of a legendary book called The Strangest Secret. What makes the summary so profound is that it’s done by Earl Nightingale, and his voice sounds like God disseminating The Ten Commandments on the mountain to Moses. I’m not going to tell you what it covers; Google it, and you’ll see why it is profoundly revered and has been for decades.

56 Most Inspirational Songs of All Time

– A collection of really uplifting songs to get that mojo of yours reinvigorated.

The Most Influential People of All Time

– If you want to look like a history minutiae expert in front of all your friends – here's a list of some of the most influential people of all time (a few are abhorrent, but most are unimaginable positive achievers).

Jay on Thinking Differently

– An approximately 15-minute, 2-question answer I gave a program participant last week on how and why I’m able to think so decisively different than anyone else – and how YOU can do it too.

"7-1/2 Minutes of Clarity"

– I conducted a world-wide problem-solving group in which physician from Australia caught me totally off guard, with a profoundly startling question. She unexpectedly shocked me SO much – that, I defaulted right into the zone and allowed my subconscious mind to take over my answer. It really sums up my unique philosophy on life and business, while explaining and dimensionalizing why I’m so committed to the Socratic method of communication.

Summary Eugene Schwartz’s Book, Breakthrough Advertising

– An outrageously wonderful summary that someone unknown did of one of the greatest direct marketing books ever written: Eugene Schwartz’s Breakthrough Advertising – which, by the way, my dear friend Brian Kurtz is republishing. These notes take a highly-sophisticated, scientific methodology approach to creating ultra-winning direct response advertising, and distill it into wonderfully lucid context.

Three Chapters from David Goldsmith's Deep (But Ultra-Illuminating) Book

Jay on What it Means to be an Entrepreneur

12 Days of Jay

– A haunting new holiday (sure to be classic) song – destined to become a platinum record as people go viral with its message.

Two Perspectives on How My Strategies Have Been Applied:

The Quick Overview | The Deeper Perspective

– The first is an overview, with a few examples, of how my strategies can be applied in multiple industries – drafted for a major business publication. The second is a much deeper perspective from a client of mine on how he applied many of my strategies to one specific industry.

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Carlos Gone Wild

Carlos Dias, a very qualitative business partner of mine, has an impressive background in corporate and the larger entrepreneurial world. He ran Adidas and Speedo in Latin America. He was the licensing representative for Latin America for 75 different, prestigious French brands, including Louis Vuitton, and La Chemise Lacoste. He ran a very successful strategy-based consultancy that had clients all over the world, such as Toyota and other major manufacturers. That said, I think you would benefit enormously by having a “Super Dose of Carlos” to orient yourself, and demonstrate to you what an original and powerful thinker this man really is:

The CEO Who Sees Around Corners – Book by Carlos and Jay

– A book we co-authored – It’s disarmingly simple but powerful in its insight, message, ideas, and instruction.

Reshaping Your Business Future – Program Session

– A fast-paced audio from a session Carlos did with me about a year ago for one of my elite programs called Reshaping Your Business Future. (Please note there are certain resources that are promised to that group that are NOT valid for the purposes of this gift).

Insights from Carlos – LA Super Seminar

– A highlight reel of some of the more profound insights Carlos made as a co-presenter with me at a special, one-of-a-kind super seminar we gave to a sold-out crowd in Los Angeles.

Insights from Carlos – Power Practice Seminar

– Another highlight video of Carlos presenting at this year’s Power Practice intensive seminar.

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The Ultimate Entrepreneur Podcast

With the recent re-launch of my Ultimate Entrepreneur podcast series – I’ve been on a mission to provide the utmost value imaginable in the form of a podcast. We kicked it off with a powerful and unique series I did in collaboration with Dave Asprey of Bulletproof coffee, and since then it has only grown. We’ve got plenty of exciting new episodes, and series lined up for you, but for now please enjoy the two latest series.

The following link will take you to a webpage that hosts all of our podcast episodes – and descriptions for each of our recent series are provided below:

Click Here to Access The Episodes

Entrepreneur Disrupted with Dave Asprey

(Episodes 88-105)

– I’d like to introduce to you a series I have conducted with the founder of BulletProof Coffee, Dave Asprey, where we’re going to dive deep and fill your mind with incredibly profound and actionable advice about the most important key factors of entrepreneurship. We cover mindsets, ideas, building an unstoppable team, innovation, industry disruption, and so much more. What we have here is essentially a master-class, one that will arm you with the tools to be the most profound and effective entrepreneur that you can possibly be.

Q&A with Jay Series

(Episodes 106-113)

– This dynamic, short series – comprised of highlights from the Q&A session calls I conduct with my wide-ranging, multi-industry spanning array of clients – is a gathering of eclectic minds from all sorts of backgrounds and geographies, asking questions aimed at solving the obstacles within their varying businesses. You will likely hear questions to problems that apply directly to you and your industry, but hopefully, you’ll pay attention to the issues and solutions within the industries outside of what you do. There is great power in having a well rounded, 360 degrees viewpoint, and oftentimes the largest successes in business can be the direct result of applying methodologies from completely unrelated fields.

50 Shades of Jay – Shade 41 Preeminence or Bust!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you can be sure I won’t be letting you off without giving you my thanks.

What I’m thankful for is each-and-every one of you – growth minded entrepreneurs – who follow and apply my strategies, methodologies, and wisdom to reach unbounded business growth, increase performance in all areas of your life, and most importantly – have the prowess to provide peerless value to become the most trusted advisor in your realm.

But saying thanks with words just isn’t enough.

I’ve got a wonderfully MASSIVE Thanksgiving Week Shade of Jay in honor of the Preeminence theme, which features a compilation of some of the most powerful content I’ve done on Preeminence throughout the past year called Preeminence or Bust!

Think of this as the appetizer before the main course.

Here we go…

My Preeminence Keynote for the Advisor 2017 Super Conference:

A keynote presentation I did at the Advisor 2017 Super Conference. It’s not only incredibly powerful – but also quite fun. You can really see, and feel, my passion and joy for value-creation shine in this one. I lay down what essentially becomes a rapid-fire, distilled course on my Strategy of Preeminence – it covers:

  • Value – Ensuring the value you’re providing is not what you consider value, but rather what your client, market, industry, or audience perceives as value;
  • Empathy and Understanding – How to cultivate empathy and better understand the needs of your clients and market;
  • Analogy over Esoterica – Why your message means nothing unless it has impact;
    Transforming Lives – Harnessing your power to transform lives through the consultative selling process.

An Interesting New Interview of Me with Modest Questions and Mammoth Answers:

The following interview with Arthur Robinson is a wonderful object lesson on how to take charge of a relatively simple interview and spinning it/ slicing it/ dicing it and putting it into an intellectual centrifuge that whips it into something quite different then the directional outcome it could have taken. I think you will enjoy listening to the answers – including:

My beginnings and rise to Preeminence – How I developed my skills and perspectives;
What I have learned – How I applied from my experience in countless industries;
Habits of successful entrepreneurs – How to be a value creator or detector.

6-Minute Teaser-Clip for an Upcoming Interview of Me:

A very short clip from an insightful interview of me explaining the daily routines and habits that keep me on top of my game. In these action-packed 6-minutes, I disseminate my utilization of people power, how I keep myself rooted, and how I handle and understand the insane variety of diverse clients and partners I serve from all sorts of unique worlds and sectors.

And since this Shade is so heavily themed with Preeminence, I couldn’t help myself and feel I’d be doing you a disservice if I didn’t also include the four incredibly poignant and powerful presentations I recently released on Preeminence. I realize you may have already viewed them, as they were included in my recent “Many Faces of Jay” Shade, but rest assured they will be even more powerful when grouped with the above content.

Well, that’s it… for now. Again, please enjoy Shade #41 – Preeminence or Bust and keep a look out for the Thanksgiving collection I have in store for you.

Jay

50 Shades of Jay – Shade 40 The Many Faces of Jay: A Virtual Exhibition

When you are fortunate to remain relevant in a multiplicity of business worlds and a broad segment of the entrepreneurial world for nearly four decades – you must continually evolve and keep evolving at a level, dimension, altitude, and attitude others can’t fathom.

I have transcended from performance-based consulting to seminars, and from seminars to diversely sophisticated, high-level, long-term strategic marketing masterminding/ makeovers – serving as a long-term, masterful-thinking partner and strategic advisor – and then into more significant-sized businesses to untangle Gordian knots no one else could figure out.

I truly love and appreciate the expanded market dimension, strategic perception, and vast business comprehension I have gained over my career. Truthfully, every new industry or business scenario I get exposed to – be it here, in Europe, Asia, or Latin America – explodes my existing knowledge base upward by orders of magnitude – which means my mind keeps expanding as the knowledge base within keeps multiplying – and it multiplies by outsized levels.

I therefore thought that today may be a good time to bring you “up-to-date” on The Many Faces of Jay in a way you’d enjoy – for weeks to come.

So, think of what I’m about to do as a living art exhibit – because the body of work I’ve created over four decades keeps growing and evolving and gaining far more depth and breadth of usefulness to the ever-expanding span of entrepreneurs and industries I now service.

I hope you are ready because you’re about to see OVER 60full-length presentations, sessions, interviews, and special examinations into the progressive phases AND STAGES of my life as a strategic marketing business builder…

…I’ve chosen a wide array of resources including: a video segment from a full-sized, 3-day, $5,000 program we did in the 90’s, interviews of me that became legendary, 60-240 minutes of unedited presentations I’ve done for a rather eclectic array of industry groups…

…Interviews of me from vantage points and iconic celebrities, different specialty groups, the classic proprietary methodology I first introduced, or at least reintroduced, to the business world.

We’ve also included some surprises! Here are a just a few of the assets you will find in my special Shades of Jay collection, I call “The Many Faces of Jay…”

  • A presentation I did last week for 500 premier financial service top performers in Dallas.
  • An interview I did for Nick Nanton – three-time Emmy Award winning, docu-movie Producer/Director who is doing a full-length movie on my career, influence, ideology, and the impact of my philosophies, likeThe Strategy of Preeminence.
  • An interview with Ashley Stahl, that’s coming out in a few months in a more edited format on how millennials can get better jobs, secure greater growth/earning potential, and add more value to their workplace world.
    Next, a wildly introspective interview on my crazy, mad scientist side from Dave Asprey of Bulletproof Coffee and Bulletproof Radio fame, along with:
  • A mulit-part, special edition podcast series Dave and I did together for my CBS Play.it show, “The Ultimate Entrepreneur.” We call this series “Entrepreneur Disrupted”– where each episode addresses a separate issue on how to disrupt your business, market, and YOUR own thinking.
  • A very popular interview Lewis Howes, of iconic podcast “The School of Greatness” did of me that generated massive positive feedback – this includes both the audio and transcript.

NEXT: Forbes.com ran a front-page video interview of me and Daymond John – a very interesting, short primer. Correspondingly, Daymond featured me in his mega-best-selling book, The Power of Broke– with both a major half chapter and special distinctive acknowledgment at the back.

NEXT: I did a few powerhouse sessions in Europe this past summer:

  • 1-1/2 hours on the mind of a “3-D” strategic entrepreneur at Tony Robbins’ Amsterdam Business Mastery;
  • A 3-hour deep explorative on How to Become An Absolute “Go-To” Maven In Your Market or Niche;
  • A 3-hour “Special Edition,” extended version of Preeminence – focused on an industry I rarely talk to – where the insights and epiphanies at the end were mind-blowing…

WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

Also, a famous 3-hour segment I conducted in the early stages of my seminar career called “My Life InMarketing,” where I chronicle all the experiences I’d encountered up until that time and the profound impact and realizations those activities forged in me. This video stops 24-years short of a massive suite of distinctions, realization concepts, correlations, and strategies I’ve created in doing self-examinations.

In Summary: By the time you get through the magnitude of content…

You’ll be able to gain a CAT Scan perspective on where I’ve been both ideologically, philosophically, methodologically, and my current worldview.

I hope my Many Faces and Facets give you inspiration, more aspiration, and a ton more animated sense of possibility.

Jay

PS – Or better yet… Fair Warning!

Because of the magnitude of content in this collection, we didn’t provide descriptions of each resource — otherwise the landing page would’ve been 20 pages long! So think of this as an adventure and explore till your heart is content.

If that isn’t for you… you know what they say, “You can lead a horse to water, but can’t make them drink it.” — In this case, we have provided you with the content that can quench your intellectual thirst… but we can’t make you drink it. For those ofyou adventurous enough to jump in!

ENJOY!

50 Shades of Jay – Shade 39 Critical Thinking, Socratic Interviewing, How to Ask Meaningful/Impactful Questions

Well, it is that time of the year when we ask ourselves some tough questions about the quality of our personal lives, family lives, and businesses.

Asking the right questions can make all the difference.

Asking the right questions is crucial, and it should be no surprise that getting it right is not something to be assumed! Like any skill it takes practice and training to master.
This NewYear’s insight is a keeper…

You see, we’ve created various, original materials to support high-priced, specialty programsI’ve experimentally conducted this year. The most stimulating were on critical thinking.

We put together a very thought provoking presentation on Socratic interviewing. Plus, we created some guidance and directional clarity on how to ask meaningful/impactful, highly-strategic questions.

It turned out so rousing and beneficial, we decided to put it all together as Shade#39.

I think you’ll enjoy the windows of understanding these resources open up.

Wishing you the best in 2017!

Jay

50 Shades of Jay – Shade 38 The Non-Shade, Shade — What’s The Method to Jay’s Madness?

So the online world keeps wondering: What in the world is Jay’s ultimate strategy behind his outrageous gifting of such wonderful content – – without requiring an opt-in, without trying to sell anything?

Well, guess what? My method is so straightforward and honorable – – it shocks all the online marketers (who turn EVERY communication, every e-mail, every webinar, and every free report into a crass, self-serving sales attempt.)

Look, I went through my info marketing days a decade and $250 million dollars of sales ago.

I know how to use information/ gifting/ etc. to manipulate big sales.

But I prefer being seen and serving as THE champion/ advocate/ biggest fan of the beleaguered AND deserving entrepreneur.

In reality, most of you are frankly (but respectfully) too small to be fee paying clients. Similarly, you’re not big enough to be profit sharing clients.

But MY attitude is very pragmatic: if you can’t afford to invest in me right now – – I can afford to generously invest in you. So I do.

I’ve found over many years of being an entrepreneurial benefactor that many of you take my freely gifted resources, use them mightily, and grow to the point and size that you can readily afford investing in either my higher priced personal or group services – – since many of you end up paying for these programs from a small portion of the profit increases gained from my resources…

In this case, my resources have then earned your trust and respect before you ever invest a dime.

Some don’t grow that big, but they refer me constantly to larger, quality businesses they know, and again I benefit.

Sometimes you are already a large and desirable company, but you need proof/ confirmation/ certainty that I CAN help your business grow/ prosper/ compete more formidably.

Buying you all so much of my intellectual property is (in my opinion) the most astute investment I could make for both sides.

You see – – mutual self-interest is THE greatest motivator of all!

So in answering the question, “What’s Jay’s ulterior motive?”

The answer is simple: The betterment of one another!

That’s it. I have nothing else to say in this discussion except that I love passionate entrepreneurs who possess drive, purpose, and a clear sense of possibility.

My motive is nothing more (or less) than contributing to your business betterment – – and ultimately helping you reach the greatness you deserve.

That, my friend, is it – – no other motives.

So in honor of my commitment to contributing to your business betterment, I have had my research team put together 70 of the more thought provoking “Non-Shade” contributions I’ve made over the past year and compile them into Shade 38: The Non-Shade Shade for your convenience.

They are a labor of love that I truly hope you will be inspired by and may even learn something new from, at least a few of them.

Please enjoy all of these little treasure troves…
Jay

50 Shades of Jay – Shade 37 A case for mentoring. See what you think?

I’m having a problem with one of our tech-people – – whom we paid months ago to complete a new killer website for us and for you. I was writing a partner (who’s been waiting for months to start a co-authored special blog series w/ me) about the frustrating story.

He replied to my comment by saying:

“. . . when your disappointing technology guys let you down horrifically on the new web site. . .”

The ultimate catastrophe of the digital world is the lack of mentors.

Direct Marketing goes back 800 years. A long time ago I wrote:

Chartres Cathedral, France, 1194 A.D.

As regular readers may recall, direct marketing was launched June 15, 1194 A.D., the week lightning kindled a huge fire that destroyed Chartres Cathedral. All that remained intact were the façade, west towers and the crypt. Bishop Regnault de Mouçon immediately started writing fundraising letters to rebuild it.

The rich noble families of France and England responded with cash and gifts, as did the many guilds, the equivalent of unions back then—shoemakers, wheelwrights, bankers, vintners, coopers, furriers, bankers, etc.

I tried to get hold of one of those first fundraising letters and was told if they existed at all, they would have been in the Chartres archives, which were destroyed in WWII.

The point is, for over 800 years direct marketers have been mentored by the professionals that went before them.

Enter the Internet. New kids. Their message to us geezers: This is a new medium. A new paradigm. The old rules do not apply. We make the rules now.

The Internet was flooded with brand new copywriters, designers, strategists, and consultants who winged it. As they rose through the ranks and hired others, they did not know squat about mentoring. The errors and lack of knowledge of their employers were compounded and spread.

Hence:
“… our disappointing technology guys let us down horrifically on the new web site…”

There’s monster performance enhancement to be gained from mentoring.

A few months ago a colleague was incredulous when a younger entrepreneur castigated him for not being digitally/socially savvy. The colleague lamented the issue to me.

I got curious and did some research. Interesting findings:

Something like 500 famous iconic figures–representing everything from business greatness, technological might, political fame, religious/ cultural/ sports/ entertainment/ arts – – famous legends – – ALL had wise, worldly, mammoth older mentors acting as THEIR “Masterful Thinking Partners.”
Here on Shade 37 is a link to a web site that lists a huge number of THOSE icons– and the mentors behind their greatness.

I’m stopping the conversation at this point – – for now; to be continued. We’re working on something absolutely outrageous in the category of Masterful Thinking Partnerships.

You’ll be utterly intrigued when I finally complete and announce it.

Do check out Shade 37 – – it will confirm the unknowing limitations and performance constraints entrepreneurs unintentionally/ unknowingly impose on themselves by trying to go it alone – – when so much rich knowledge and wealth of guidance is so readily available – – through the right mentors.

More on this soon.

Jay

50 Shades of Jay # 32 – Billionaire Success Principles

Ray Dalio is #29 on the Forbes 400 list. He is the founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associates, which now manages $155 billion. He’s a wildly interesting man, and the guiding principles he’s developed to drive and manage the custodianship of $155 billion are, well, they’re exquisitely impressive.

He has compiled 210 principles articulated in an unimaginably thought-provoking, 123-page document he made publically available. I’m choosing to share that document within shade #32 so you can spend deeply reflective time examining one of the most powerfully disciplined, perceptive, insightful, mammothly successful, and super-logical business minds today.

 

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50 Shades of Jay # 39 – Critical Thinking And Socratic Interviewing Shade

I’ve put together a collection of resources for shade #39 that are designed to install and instill within you the power of critical thinking and Socratic interviewing.

Critical thinking is the mental process associated with accuracy, logic, depth, fairness, credibility, and intellectual clarity. The word “critical” is not used to imply negativity or pessimism; critical thinking means that one must not automatically accept the validity of the information he or she is given but rather to question/examine/reflect upon as many possible alternatives available before taking action. Socratic interviewing is a disciplined question asking process. The key to distinguishing Socratic interviewing from basic question asking is that Socratic questioning is systematic, disciplined, deep, and usually focuses on fundamental concepts, principles, theories, or problems.

Grasping the concepts of critical thinking and Socratic interviewing will recalibrate the way you think/transact which can result in growth your business in orders of magnitude. Enjoy the following resources and dedicate as much time as possible to master these fine skills, your rewards will be exponential.

Part 1 - Critical Thinking & Socratic Interviewing

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Part 2 - Provocative Questions

Here are some high-level questions to ask yourself to jump start better critical thinking.

1. Is there a better way to be growing my business?

2. Is there a better way to position my company in the marketplace?

3. Is there a better way to describe my unique selling proposition?

4. Is there a better way to price my products?

5. Is there a better market or niche to go after?

6. Is there a more predictable way to increase sales?

7. Is there a way to accelerate the buying cycle for my prospects?

8. Is there a better way to bundle my product?

9. Is there a better way to generate repeat sales?

10. How can I use the strategy of preeminence to enhance everything my company does, and every interaction it makes with the external market or my internal team?

11. Are there better ways to leverage technology?

12. Are there better ways to leverage other peoples resources?

13. Are the better ways to redeploy old inventory, assets, and resources?

14. Am I asking the right questions in my business?

15. Am I asking my market the right questions?

16. Am I asking the market what they want instead of telling them?

17. Am I in the right business?

18. Am I working with the right people?

19. Am I striving to learn and grow every day?

Part 3 - Asking Critical Business Questions

How to Get the Most Out of
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Part 4 - The Strategy Of Preeminence


To help optimize your critical thinking and asking socratic questioning skills, I encourage you to invest a few hours and study/restudy my work on preeminence. For your convenience, here are a handful of resources on the topic.

 

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Jay’s Explains The Strategy Of Preeminence

 

 

 

Jay’s Explains The Strategy Of Preeminence At the Fitness Business Summit

 

 
 

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50 Shades of Jay # 37 – The Mentor-list

Something like 500 famous iconic figures — representing everything from business greatness, technological might, political fame, religious/cultural/ sports/entertainment/arts — famous legends — ALL had wise, worldly, mammoth older mentors acting as THEIR “Masterful Thinking Partners.”

Here on Shade #37 is a link to a web site that lists a huge number of THOSE icons — and the mentors behind their greatness. It will confirm the unknowing limitations and performance constraints entrepreneurs unintentionally/unknowingly impose on themselves by trying to go it alone — when so much rich knowledge and wealth of guidance is so readily available through the right mentors.

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50 Shades of Jay # 35 – Attack of the 600+ Slide PowerPoint(s)

People often ask me what level of content, strategy, elevated thinking I would teach in my elite (small group) Beta programs – as well as the 850 person, $5000 per person programs I do in Asia and Europe.

Shade #35 is all about my PowerPoint slides. You’ll see what I share with groups of high-performing entrepreneurs all over the world.


 

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50 Shades of Jay # 34 – Blog-athon — “When the Mood Strikes”

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This 34th shade is a fun one. I just finished tying up arrangements with a rarefied collection of mammoth and complex thinkers to each do collaborative blogs with me, for me, or for my perspective. I’m calling the umbrella MEGA blog “When The Mood Strikes” because there will be different types of posts, different versions from different perspectives, that won’t be published at pre-set intervals.

One version is going to be a fast-paced review of all the fun and diverse activities going on in my life at different intervals, always with big ideas, insights, and lessons that emanated from each of my zany and outrageous business adventures. Another is a separate collaboration I’m doing with one of direct marketing’s richest, masterful, and most articulate perspectives on the intersection of the offline/online world and what nobody still gets that needs to be understood and acted on. I hope you thoroughly enjoy this one!

What Every Young Entrepreneur Ought To Know About Starting A Business

By Jay Abraham

The world is filled with delusions, misinformation, confusions and hallucinations about what it takes to start a business and be an entrepreneur.

You think you have to go into terrible debt? Not so.

You think you have to work mercilessly hard? It’s not true.

You think you have to be miserable and beleaguered until you finally make it? Wrong again.

Yes, you could opt to be this person and you’ve very welcomed to follow that path…but I wouldn’t.

The truth that every young entrepreneur ought to realize about starting a business is this…

You can have the fastest, safest, easiest, most result certain first endeavor.

You can start a business that has the highest probability of making money so you have predictable cash flow that can be used to subsidize your current income; and/or finance products or services or equipment you might need; and validate to you that you have the capability of making and creating commerce and making new profits and revenue happen.

You don’t have to put your life in jeopardy financially. I know a lot of people who put everything on the line – and they won. However, I know a lot of people who put everything on the line – and they lost everything. There are many more of these stories than the former. When they lost everything, the worst thing they lost was their entrepreneurial spirit. They lost the willingness to try again. They lost the capacity to see themselves as someone who was destined to succeed. They lost the ability to have passion for creating a business, enterprise or vehicle that they owned, could grow, and utilize to create many other vehicles. They lost all of that passion, possibility and purpose forever…

I don’t want to see that happen to any young entrepreneur … I don’t want to see that happen to you.

I want to help take you through a methodical way of thinking, and then through a series of safe, proven, high success probability actions where the only way you will get stressed, depressed, and fail is if you don’t act. The truth is you have virtually unlimited directions, options, possibilities and choices available to you to start your business.

 

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A Brand New Porsche Every Year For The Rest Of Your Life: The Power of Creative Thinking

by Jay Abraham

There was a young man who wanted to drive Porsche automobiles all his life…but he couldn’t afford one.

He then found out a Porsche dealership was for sale in his city…but he couldn’t afford the $1,000,000 down payment.

Instead of seeing these things as problems – he saw an opportunity.

Car dealers can allow people to drive “demonstrators”, which means you can take a brand new car and for 3 months maximum you can drive it and it’s still considered a new car. It uses special plates and it’s not registered as sold, and then it goes back to the dealership.

Now, he didn’t have the $1,000,000 down payment for the Porsche dealership, but he knew there must be a lot of Porsche car enthusiasts who really wanted to drive Porsches and didn’t have the money to keep buying new ones.

So he ran an ad in the newspaper:

“I can give you a brand new Porsche to drive every year for the rest of your life. Instead of spending $100,000 every year for a new one, pay $75,000 one time and you will never pay another penny again.”

200 people responded. He said to these people that if they gave him the $75,000, he would use the money together to buy a Porsche dealership and as a Porsche dealer he would allow them to drive a demonstrator for 3 months every year for free. He would simply take it back and give them a new one, and they would keep doing that.

He never had to pay a penny in interest to the banks because it wasn’t a loan.

He never had to pay a penny to any partners because it wasn’t a partnership.

He used this simple philosophy and raised $3,000,000, bought the dealership and got $1,500,000 extra as a bonus.

That’s the power of creative thinking.

 

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Why People Stop Buying From You (And What You Can Do About It)

By Jay Abraham

When people stop buying from you, it's for three different reasons:

Reason #1: They have an interruption in their life that has nothing to do with your product or service. Maybe they were on vacation; maybe they had to work on a project; maybe they got sick; and so on. They stopped doing business with you for no reason that was negative about your company.

Reason #2: They had a negative experience with your company. Maybe the delivery caused them dissatisfaction; maybe a promise wasn't kept or an expectation wasn't met; maybe the assembly went wrong; and so on. This accounts for the majority of reasons people stop buying.

Reason #3: They no longer benefit from your product or service because their situation has changed.

What can you do about this? Try implementing one of these solutions depending on the reason they stopped buying:

Response to Reason #1: Contact them and express how they haven't bought from your company in a while and sincerely ask them if anything is wrong and ask if you've done anything wrong - then, express how if you did something wrong, it wasn't intentional. The important point here is to do whatever it takes to make them happy, be aware of their well-being, and satisfy them.

Response to Reason #2: Contact them and humble yourself by making right whatever went wrong. Do whatever is necessary including giving them something free or giving them their money back. If they are so upset they won't deal with you, tell them you understand but that you don't want their last interaction with your company to be a negative one - and then do something that will leave them with a good memory of doing business with you. Do whatever it takes to make it right.

Response to Reason #3: Contact them and express genuine concern for and interest in their current situation. Ask them if everything is going alright with their new situation and look for ways to offer them complimentary products or services that could add to or enhance their new situation - even if that means referring them to competitors. When you look out for their best interest, it will stand out in their minds, and many times these people who no longer benefit from your product or service will refer you to other people who would benefit.

Statistically, if you respond in the aforementioned ways via calls, letters, in-person meetings, and so on, it will renew business activity from all three situations where people stop buying.

 

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The Myth of Risky Business: A Safer Way To Success

By Jay Abraham

What do you want to do?

“I want to run a company that has 1,000 employees and generates $50 million.”

“I want to build a chain of 500 retail stores.”

“I want to make $1,000,000 in a year.”

What is it for YOU?

Now, once you know what you want, let me ask you a question: If there’s an easier, safer, less demanding, less expensive, less stressful way to get to your end result – wouldn’t you want to know what it is?

Here’s a reality most people miss: There could be ten easier, faster, safer ways to do what you want with a lot less management, less fixed commitments, and so on – but you have to be informed.

For example, maybe you want to make passive income. You can make passive income from OTHER PEOPLE’S assets, relationships, media or distribution, where you work very hard for a short period and then you get recurring income over and over again. That recurring income can be used to finance and stabilize your transition to the next level when you figure out what your next level is; that income can be used to finance at a bank; that income can be used to supplement your lifestyle and relieve you of stress…

No matter where you are right now, the differential between where you are and where you want to be – the delta – is your current gap. Most people try and get from where they are to where they want to be very quickly, very dangerously and very poorly because they don’t know a lot about it. I recommend you slowly stair-step methodically a little higher and make sure that you have stable, predictable, solid revenue behind you all the time that will always be there to support and finance whatever new things you want to do is.

This is a way of thinking; a mental mindset. It's important that you create business vehicles that work harder for you than you work for them – AND – the best way to do it is safely, without needless risk, utilizing high probability success methods.

 

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Increase Your Sales 20% to 5000%: A Different Way To Look At Selling

By Jay Abraham

There are a lot of people who erroneously believe selling is manipulative. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Let me give you a preeminent paradigm and perspective from which to look at selling:

Selling is nothing more than the passionate ability to advocate, champion, and represent a concept, solution to a problem, way of achieving an opportunity or desired outcome with such compelling certainty and trustworthiness that the prospective market you are selling to totally and absolutely embraces and accepts what you are saying – and they trust you enough to take action.

You want to be seen as the most trusted advisor to your market. An advisor counsels people in what will give them the best outcome. If you advise your market on what is in their best interest, more often than not you will make bigger and larger quantity sales. The reward to you for doing what will make your client get a better outcome is you will get a larger sales and increased profits.

When you and your organization become consultative and advisory oriented in your sales approach, this approach can increase your organizations sales from 20% to 5000%. In fact, get everybody in your organization who interfaces with the public – not just the sales people – trained in consultative advisory selling. It will transform your results, it will transform your culture, and it will connect you to your clients in a way you can’t fathom.

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Marketers, Direct Marketers, Artists! The 10 Inviolable Rules Of Design and Typography

By Denny Hatch

1. “Lookers are shoppers while readers are buyers. If you can engage your prospect through reading, you’re on your way to a sale.”

—Malcolm Decker, Freelance copywriter

2. “Currently 45 million Americans are functionally illiterate and cannot read above a fifth grade level.” http://literacyprojectfoundation.org

3. “50% of adults cannot read a book written at an eighth grade level.” —http://literacyprojectfoundation.org

4. “The addictive nature of Web browsing can leave you with an attention span of 9 seconds—the same as a goldfish.” —Dr. Ted Selker, MIT Media Lab

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5. Communications coins of the realm today are:

  • The 160-character text used by 271 million mobile phone subscribers.
  • The 140 character tweet, employed by 284 million active Twitter users who send 500 million tweets a day.
  • If you want people to read your long copy, it must be broken up into bite-sized paragraphs.

6. “Avoid gray walls of type.” —David Ogilvy, Advertising legend

 

[caption id="attachment_4261" align="aligncenter" width="511"]New York Times Sunday Morning New York Times Sunday Magazine (Utter boredom in print)[/caption]

 

 

7. “Neatness rejects involvement.” —Lew Smith, Agency EVP

 

[caption id="attachment_4262" align="aligncenter" width="574"]Typical digital news release Typical digital news release. Media receive
gazillions of these every week. Unreadable![/caption]

 

8. It is imperative to keep the reader’s eye moving.

9. After two or three inches of copy, insert your first boldface crosshead—or mini-headline—and thereafter pepper mini- headlines throughout. These mini-headlines should be the same size and font as text, but centered—either underlined or in boldface. An ingenious sequence of boldly displayed crossheads or mini-headlines can deliver the substance of your entire pitch to glancers who are too lazy to wade through the text. —David Ogilvy

Below: The most successful advertisement in the history of the world.

 

WSJ1WSJ2

 

First tested in 1971, this non-descript 2-page letter by Martin Conroy was mailed without changes for 27 consecutive years. It brought in more than $1 billion in circulation revenue for The Wall Street Journal. Note the judicious use of spacing and the 5 crossheads—miniheadlines— that broke up the copy into bite-sized paragraphs.

10. “Ugly works!” —Bob Hacker, Founder, The Hacker Group

 

[caption id="attachment_4267" align="aligncenter" width="460"]Ugly Works Greystone Press (c. 1962)
Copy and design: Fred Breismeister
Greystone owner John Stevenson died very, very rich.[/caption]
 
 

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50 Shades of Jay # 31 – The Super Shade

Separate Resources From My Body Of Work

Since we’ve started the Fifty Shades of Jay Project, we’ve attracted an enormous number of new enthusiasts, none of which were ever asked to opt-in to get anything. Along the way, my staff and I put enormous focus on having fun creating new content and doing some good for entrepreneurs.

My team has just realized that few of you new loyalists even realized that our site contains not one, or two – but something like 43 additional and unprecedented resources – some being hours long, others hundreds of richly instructional pages. A few are duplicates to the shades page, most aren’t. It’s shameful on our part NOT to alert (and expose) you to all the additional “cool stuff” lying-in-wait to help you monetize your business – bigger and better – on the other resource page. This 31st shade is merely a no-brainer link on the shades page that takes you over to those other great resources.

Sincerely,

 

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Jay Abraham and Daymond John address attendees of the Global Crowdfunding event in Las Vegas, October 2013.

They discuss what you should know about the current state of crowdfunding issues, and what potential pitfalls to avoid.

 

I Love Marketing
with Dean Jackson & Joe Polish

  • Jay explains the power of marketing and why he loves marketing

  • How to become the leader and most trusted source in your market

  • Jay shares copywriting lessons he’s learned and why critical thinking is vital

  • What Jay is most proud of in his life and who his mentors are

  • How to geometrically grow your business and gain preeminence in your market

  • What Jay feels the key, and meaning, to business and life is

 

Classic Business Breakthroughs Newsletter

In 1997, I wrote a 4 ½ page feature newsletter article on the Strategy of Preeminence that totally, utterly, stunningly transformed the thinking of something like 25,000, then entrepreneur subscribers.

I haven’t looked at that article for 16 years. A good friend scanned it and sent it to me to re-reflect on last week.

It’s still provocative as heck. If you’d like to read IT, it’s here for your intellectual enjoyment. No strings attached. Enjoy!

 

 

Thiel Fellowship Presentation Audio and Transcript

How to get investors, co-founders, resource providers-galore – Listen to Jay’s recent presentation for the Thiel Fellowship andor download the complete transcript.

 

 

Jay Speaking in Canada on “The Meaning of Business Life”

In this 1 hour presentation conducted in Canada, Jay thoroughly and systematically teaches this group of realtors and entrepreneurs “The Meaning of Business Life.”

 

 
 

More Gifts For You:

 

My two, top-rated books.

  • Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got: 21 ways to out-think, out-sell, out-advertise, out-maneuver, out-compete and out-earn your competition.

     

 
  • The Sticking Point Solution: Nine ways a business gets itself stuck, stagnates or stalls and how to correct these problems quickly, definitively profitably and safely. I recommend you start here. The Sticking Point tends to be more strategically focused. Getting Everything tends to be more tactical methodology base. There are 336 examples in Getting Everything. There are more immediately implementable transactional guidance/recommendation examples in The Sticking Point. So, Start there.

     

 

A complete and thorough grounding on The Strategy of Preeminence

The Strategy of Preeminence – this is the foundation of all I stand for. Actually, it’s both a strategic philosophy and a philosophical strategy for operating a preeminent business.

I learned it from a client who used this belief system to hurtle their company to dominant leadership in an ultra-competitive industry. More interestingly, they out-sold their closest competition by 40% and had margins 35% higher. This “mini-collection” explains how they did it – how I do it – how YOU can do it, too!

This strategy should become the underpinning of your culture, hiring, marketing, client interaction – everything should flow from this powerful belief system and new world business view.

You receive three components: One, a transcription of a live discussion I did of the concept to a huge conference group. Two, the key belief points to always focus on. Three, 2 videos I did to seperate groups, one several years ago and one this year. Four, a “Cliff’s notes” document containg the most important points for you to focus on. This should be next in your progression cycle.

 

 

Why some businesses achieve many times
more success in their field than all their competitors

Classic interviews of me done by Tony Robbins and Fran Tarkenton. These are considered timeless. They are penetrating examinations of many (but not all) of my best high-performance philosophies, strategies and foundational thinking. Both Tony and Fran separately interviewed me for hours and hours. Then a famous editor spent months cutting out all the fat. While both interviews approach the same topics – Tony and Fran went about the process totally differently. So the interviews are intriguingly complementary. You get them both audio and digitally. I recommend the Tony Robbins version to listen to first, because it’s extremely evocative. Read the transcript next – before progressing to the Fran Tarkenton version. Do the same with it.

 

 

Learn The Keys to Being a Highly Effective Leader

My interview of Stephen R. Covey on “Effectiveness”. Stephen R. Covey is author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I conducted a deeply penetrating interview with him where he invested over 90-minutes answering my “hot potato” questions about effectiveness. I’ve taken the interview and had it carefully transcribed for you so it’s easy for you to read and learn from.

 

Discover the fortune that lies hidden in building more trust

“My interview of Stephen M.R. Covey on “The Speed of Trust.” I’m purposely putting this interview here – – – between my own proprietary resources. Because it explains to any business person how to command great trust, loyalty, certainty, connectivity, following and multiplied performance results from everyone you deal with – meaning buyers, vendors, team members. People who’ve read this transcript say it totally shifted their thinking on everything from communication, advertising, hiring, selling, motivation, persuasion, etc. See what it does for you.

 

Right and wrong methods of business building

Abraham 101: This is a quick, simple short-course review-primer of my foundational basic philosophies and strategies. It’s good to quickly peruse after going through the preceding five elements – just to make certain you’re not overwhelmed, overloaded or failing to see how things interconnect in my business building world.

 

A window into my 3-dimensional,
cat scan “possibility based” mind

The Abraham Mind Shift Challenge: If you’re ready now to suspend linear thinking and explore/encounter some utterly unclassifiable fresh ways to see possibilities, opportunities, options and gaps none of your competitors ever fathom – – – this 63 page compendium provides it. Something like 45 highly stimulating, paradigm-stretching case study examples, stories and illustrations. Don’t read this document until you’re ready.

 

Double your effectiveness, reduce you efforts

John Dudeck: Highest and best use theory. Provides penetrating comprehensive interview with no-nonsense, effectiveness expert who breaks personal and team performance/achievement and performance enhancement down to simple fundamentals- It challenges you to simply take a sobering look at what your business REALLY pays you to do for it – and perform a reality check to see if you’re delivering the goods!

 

 

What these experts know about business building that you don’t – may transform your business

The League of Extraordinary Minds Interview Transcripts:

I interviewed 57 remarkable business icons (everything from top organization – Harbor, Who Moved My Cheese to famed experts at persuasive influence) — dividing them into panel groups of approximately 5 experts per panel (assembled based on their specialized expertise). We (my interview partner and I) posed 5-7 critical issues/challenges/problems entrepreneurs face to each panel and asked each expert to answer separately on each question.

The vast majority of responses were golden. A few are abstract. But most provided exceptionally actionable insight that any CEO/entrepreneur or P&L responsible manager can immediately put into use.

 

 

An outrageous collection of business lessons, life secrets, high-achievement “ethical short-cuts,” performance enhancement “accelerators”, explosive ways to leverage-up your impact/output/results.

This is a one-of-its-kind “Collector-Worthy” compendium of deep, penetrating, Socratic interviews I personally conducted in the last two months with six legendary Super Stars of business, sports, entertainment, arts and entrepreneurship.

Rather than see the electric ideas I “mined” out of each legend’s mammoth brain go unused–I took each unabridged full-length interview (averaging one & a half non-stop hours/15-20 transcribed pages each), combined them ALL together into one wildly enriching compendium–totaling 100 pages of rich wisdom, exceptional insights and rarely discussed fresh “slants”….on business, life, personal performance, competing masterfully…and so much more.

 

 

The secret of making prospects and
clients love your company

How to Find Influencers and Win Friends, The Right Way – Dominate Social Media, using methods even the big companies don’t know. I collaborated with one of the technology world’s most sophisticated research groups to come up with a four-part, insightful look at how a business can best master social media with total authenticity, connectivity and maximum positioning impact. This report is unprecedented.

 

 

Putting my ideas to work, in real business situation

Videos of me in action: Two types, long and short. Both offer exceptional instructional, illustrative guidance of how my mind works in real-world business situations.

  • Here you’ll find 35 two to four minute long “quick fix” videos (external site, not a download) I did, called the Abraham Advantage. They each take on a powerful topic, concept, and distinction and clearly explain/explore it in a way that causes you to think deeply. Some are more relevant to a given business situation than others. But feel free to select any of them by their descriptions.

     
  • Hot Seats/Lightning Rounds: In these videos, you’ll be able to watch me roll up my sleeves and embrace highly, specific business situation scenarios and issues – in a non-theoretical, no-nonsense, straightforward, high-level, problem solving process.

    The hot seats reveal more probative examples of how I think, work, function. The lightning rounds show how quickly it’s possible to re-think a given business situation.

    Hopefully, both examples will demonstrate application of what you’ve learned from my other resources (you’ve studied) so far – Also, hopefully you’ll see that my grasp of different business scenarios is quite expansive – and perhaps it’ll inspire you (if suitable) to want to talk with me directly.

 

Do you make these mistakes in your business?

Two Questionnaires: Here I’ll provide two questionnaires. One is an 87-question self-assessment designed to help you examine how your business really stacks up. It poses many never-before-considered issues, facets and performance dynamics of your business you’ll want to carefully examine, explore and reflect upon.

The second document is a version of a 200+ “monster questionnaire” I ask prospective private fee and performance-based clients to answer. I DO NOT recommend you try and fully answer this longer questionnaire now. Merely review it to see if you even can and let the haunting realization that many of these questions have never been thought about – challenge you to take all you learn from these resources more seriously.

 

 

Six times more sales from the same efforts?

Nine Drivers of Exponential Profit Explosion. There are nine, key “force factors” or “drivers” a business can concentrate on for highest impact and performance improvement. I’ve tried to quickly list and explain each force here so you’ll start looking at every action, effort, activity and interaction your business conducts more attentively.

 

 

For entrepreneurs who want to think more powerfully

Creativity Switch Transcript. This is a transcript of a disarmingly simple, yet profoundly effective short course instructional we created a while ago to help propel linear thinkers into creative, innovative, inventive, possibility-based creators of value and agents of competitive change.

Originally it was done in audio format. This is the literal transcript of that short-course primer. If you do the simple requests required – your paradigm will expand – your world of possibility will stretch.

 

 

Learn the “ins-and-outs” of Successful Partnering

RECENTLY, I was the “Surprise Guest Presenter” at a unique business conference–focused squarely on teaching business owners the “ins-and-outs” of successful partnering. Rudolph Giuliani was the keynote. Oprah Winfrey’s friend, Steadman Graham was one of many speakers. But they brought ME there—for one reason:

To blow the lid off people’s linear-minded thinking about all that’s possible—by doing more inventive forms of power partnering deals with other organizations.

Anyhow… I spoke twice… Each time for about 90 minutes. My working title was called “Maximizing The Leverage In Relational Capital”. I barely got through a tenth of my slides…YET my presentations (remember I did TWO) were rated “The Best, most provocative…stimulating, possibility-provoking discussions of the event.”

 

 

My Latest Philosophies on Business and Success

If you’ve ever wondered what kinds of things keep me up at night… what kind of pressing issues I so desperately want to find easier, better, quicker, more efficient solutions for that will help YOU — the hard working entrepreneur — so you can make a significant difference in your life, the life of your customers, the life of your team and ultimately your family’s life, then you’ll want to download and consume this series of 8 philosophical journeys thru the deep recesses of my constantly probing mind.

 

 

Keynote for top Speakers and Authors

Here is a recent presentation I did for some of the world’s top Speakers, Authors and entrepreneurs at SANG – the Speaker and Authors Networking Group which is an annual gathering of some of the top minds in the media and publishing world.

 

 

The Ultimate 45 Minute Reality Check

In October I shook up the minds and challenged attendees of SANG – The Speaker and Authors Networking Group to “The Ultimate 45 Minute Reality Check.”

Explaining – Comparing – Describing what he did on that stage in less than an hour is difficult. Suffice it to say that in that period, Jay only talked a total of, maybe, 17 minutes… but what he got the highest performing minds in the room to confront, then do, then share was… well, it was utterly incomparable to any reference model I could describe. So I want to share the entire, unhedged/unabridged 45 minutes of video footage – I promise you’ll find it wildly stimulating.

 

 

Keynote for Kinder-Reese Real Estate Partners

Listen in on this unique presentation I gave for the folks at Kinder Reese and discover what I really think of Steve Jobs and my surprising revelation of what the key to his success truly was!

Then watch me interview the owners of the company, Jay Kinder and Michael Reese, about how they built their agency. Then watch me interview their top sales people – the high performers – who reveal the distinctions that helped them rise to the top of the sales charts!

 

 

A Time Capsule From My Life In Marketing

Back when I conducted those $15,000-$20,000 per person Protégé-Mentor programs – I spent the first four hours of the first day of EVERY five-day event – painstakingly sharing with attendees exactly/precisely and in stage-by-stage steps, activity-by-activity – exactly how I went from Jay Abraham, young, unknown, up-and-coming marketing “aspirant,” to media-dubbed “Marketing Genius-Extraordinaire.”

I shared my life in marketing (up to that freeze-frame point in time), BECAUSE I felt it would best demonstrate and connect the dots for people (like you) on how vitally important it is to travel outside your industry — or your current reference sphere — to expand your perspective, to enhance your comprehension, to liberate your sense of possibility – to empower you to never again get stuck.

I want you to watch the same four-hour segment I mandated that everyone attending my five-day $15,000-$20,000 protégé-mentor live program experience. I promise you’ll be impacted meaningfully by watching this video.

 

 

Land Your Dream Job – Expert Advice from a Top Headhunter

This is a wonderful e-book a partner of ours created on “How to be Your Own Headhunter.” Simply put, he’s a world-famous headhunter we have an interest in. But he knows that well-skilled people like many of you – deserve a far better career future – if you’re not going to start your own business, right now.

So he created a one-of-a-kind book to guide you on do-it-yourself, masterful headhunting.

Think of it as having a six-figure headhunter on your shoulder guiding you through the moves and maneuvers required to secure the premier of career positions – in an economy that sucks. It’s a great, self-directing instruction that sells nothing.

 

 

A fresh new slant on the power of Relational Capital

A fresh new slant on the power (and specific possibilities) available to you–by utilizing the infinite power of Relational Capital. I already posted two, separate 90- min. videos and transcriptions of the session I did approximately a year ago on Relational Capital. Well, I did two “more-advanced”, 90-min. sessions a month ago.

These were tied in to an experimental beta program we offered, so I analogized and demonstrated (more literally and tangibly) exactly/precisely/expansively–how many additional ways a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur could use this powerful dimension of understanding.

We’ve just taken the full-length, transcription of that double-session and distilled it down to its “quintessential essence“—just the meat!. The transcript is yours—again, without cost/without any required action.

 

 

Nightingale Conant Interview

Discovering the Greatness Within You – Interview of Jay by Nightingale-Conant (audio and transcript).

 

 

How To Create Value In Your Market

A distilled transcription of a 4-hour session I did two months ago on the concept of what “value” REALLY means to the receipient. People paid $1600 to hear this. The transcript condensation is yours–gratis.

 

 

The Amazing Secret of A Marketing Genius
Who Is Afraid to Fly

Do your marketing efforts overlook the obvious?

If you own or control a profit oriented business, you should probably talk to Jay Abraham. That’s because Mr. Abraham is an absolute wizard when it comes instantly increasing sales and producing an almost overnight high-speed cash flow increase for nearly any type of owner operated business.

 

 

Willie Jolley Interview

Willie Jolley – Fun, fascinating interview Jay did with Hall of Fame speaker for his nationally broadcast Sirius radio, talk show.

 

 

 

 

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50 Shades of Jay # 30 – Happy Chinese New Year!

Enjoy this session I conducted focused on how entrepreneurs in a country experiencing ruthless competition, a beleaguered economy, and limited financial resources of their own to sell/market with… could smash their generic competition into the ground.

These sessions are done with slow and methodical translation because every recommendation, transactional piece of advice, or strategic, hands-on instruction MUST be crystal clear, thoroughly actionable, and relevant to participants who represent over 25 different fields and industries.

I deemed them useful enough that I had my editor cut out the Chinese translation portions to create a new “audio only” version of JUST my instructions, recommendations and action-based advice.

 

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50 Shades of Jay # 29 – Direct Response Greatness + A Famous Sales Letter

In this shade, you’ll be getting a key chapter from a legendary book by one of the greatest direct response minds that ever lived. Then you’ll get one of the greatest direct response sales letters ever written.


Secrets of Successful Direct Mail” by Richard Benson is a series of short stories and anecdotes that describe the general principles of high performance/high predictability direct response.

The chapter I’ve chosen to share, courtesy of my good friend Brian Kurtz at Titans Marketing, is called “The Admiral Byrd Society”. It is one of the most innovative and personalized ways to promote an unorthodox trip around the world.
The format of this shade is down and dirty, but the information and concepts you will learn are rock solid.

 

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50 Shades of Jay # 28 – A Different Side of Jay

In this shade, the interviewer Kute Blackson is a very well-reasoned, thoughtful person who asked me more about non-business issues than my usual topics.

I thought it might be fun to show you a side of me that’s more than a little bit vulnerable and share whatever came out of my mind (and mouth) in the interview – – unabridged, unhedged, unedited.

 

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50 Shades of Jay # 24 – Your Secret Wealth

I originally created this as a course with Nightingale-Conant that explored, examined, explained, and educated people to look deeply within themselves and their circumstances for hidden financial and personal jackpots. It’s very different than anything I had ever done before, because it’s geared for an entrepreneur, employee, manager, and retired housewife or stay-at-home husband alike.

I commissioned a talented and high-priced ghostwriter to turn the audio program into a rather provocative and unclassifiable book. It provides relevant and thought-provoking meaning to old and young, owner or employee, father, son, mother and daughter alike. Originally, it was intended to be a high priced product, but I couldn’t fathom selling it. Rather, I’d prefer gifting it to you as Shade # 24.

 

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50 Shades of Jay # 23 – Nine Drivers – Upside Leverage at Its Finest

For Shade #23 – here is a detailed, sixteen-page overview of higher performing elements, factors, forces, and impact/leverage points I call my “Nine Drivers of Exponential Business Growth”.

These are the specific drivers of revenue/sales growth, profit explosion, and market dominance that can be universally applicable to ANY business. Enjoy leveraging-up the results and performance yield of everything your business does from now on.

 

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50 Shades of Jay # 22 – A Chinese Dossier for Your Eyes Only

In this “Chinese Dossier”, Fiona Freeman has compiled her comprehensive notes from the $25k/per person hot seat session I did for entrepreneurs in China. She put together a wonderful summarization of the “Big Impact” distinctions, and the most powerful methods I delivered on those hot seats.

 

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50 Shades of Jay # 15 – Jay’s Performance Enhancers

Within this shade #15, we deeply explain and explore all of the different leverage or impact factors that either positively or negatively affect your sales, marketing, positioning, and competitive results. I’ve never approached this topic this way before – slowly, methodically, very linearly and pragmatically. I think you’ll find my exploration of factors and forces that produce breakdowns or breakthroughs extremely relevant.

 

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50 Shades of Jay # 13 – Off-The-Record & Raw (& Private)

The message behind this 13th shade is that if you operate at a far more evolved, elevated level of thinking, doing, and being – you gain profound competitive business (and lifestyle) advantages. In this interview I answer quite private and personal questions — most of which were shockingly different than the standard questions I’m asked in a typical interview chain.

If I stand for integrity and high ethics, then I need to be open, vulnerable and transparent to all of you, who I am truly devoted and committed to. I share this interview with you because I believe it might deeply affect the thinking of all those who “get” what I openly share about my own, very personal life.


 

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50 Shades of Jay # 12 – Jay’s Theme Song and A Classic Rock Parody

This one’s a treat – I give you two separate “Abraham Musical Treats” for shade #12. On the surface they both entertain wildly, bringing laughter and uplifting spirit galore, but keep in mind that they are secretly/subliminally and explicitly embedded with a hauntingly relevant message you’ll now never forget.

Enjoy these two songs created by musically gifted clients paying homage to my teachings and the impact I’ve had on their business. The first song is an upbeat folky song with a bouncy-funky feel. The second one is an adaptation of a classic rock song you’re sure to recognize… with impressively creative lyrics that encompass my contributions to the business world.


 

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50 Shades of Jay # 11 – Jay’s Grab Bag‏

This 11th shade takes a bit of a different approach. I’ve bundled together a thought-provoking amalgam of components – each intended to move your thinking a bit more to the “right.” I want to stretch and raise your standards of possibility. This pot full of provocative perspectives will cover mentorships, worldview mistakes, your limits in the business world, and the overall process of thinking differently.

Colossal Bootstrapping by Robert Hargrove


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Forbes article on Mentoring


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Titans of Direct Response -- Interview


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A ten minute presentation of "Thinking Differently


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Notes on the ten minute presentation of "Thinking Differently


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A collection of thought provoking emails that will stun, startle, and challenge your thinking


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50 Shades of Jay # 10 – A New Slant on The Strategy of Preeminence‏

My good friend and a partner, Robert Hargrove – known as a “CEO whisperer” to the Fortune 500 CEOs and leaders at the highest levels – has been thinking deeply about my Strategy of Preeminence for years. When he started following our 50 Shades Campaign, Robert thought it would be a good chance to give back. He called and said he had some good “builds” on my Strategy of Preeminence idea and I invited Robert to collaborate with what I had done—with complete creative license. What resulted is this 10th shade.

In this new take on my classic Strategy of Preeminence, Robert Hargrove gives new perspective and added depth by running it through HIS filters of expertise in advising high performing organizations. Robert uses examples from these bigger businesses to drive his points home, and he uses his probing question asking methods to forever challenge you to think how you can incorporate preeminence into every strategy your business needs and follows.

 

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50 Shades of Jay # 9 – Bedtime Stories for Business Owners

My hope in putting out this ninth shade is that it inspires, animates, motivates, and even reinvigorates your ENTIRE business worldview. This delightful, 94-page bedtime story is more than worth reading to yourself every night before bedtime.

“Find the Motherlode of Wealth in Your Business” is filled with bedtime stories for entrepreneurs who find themselves having trouble getting to sleep at night. See graphical representations of challenges and situations business owners often face, but don’t often recognize or appreciate. Then you will be able to simply understand the real-world solutions provided that can get you back on track

 

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50 Shades of Jay # 8 – Oldies but not Forgotten Goodies‏

In the mid 90’s, I had one of the largest-selling cassette albums (boy, that dates me!) in the personal development field, called “Your Secret Wealth.” Your Secret Wealth explains, then explores how much hidden opportunity, undervalued assets, underutilized potential, under recognized possibilities exist in a life, career, business, or profession.
Also included in Shade #8 is transcripts of “The Creativity Switch – How to Turn On and Turn Up Your Ability to Think Inventively, Innovatively, Incomparable to Others.”

Also included in Shade #8 is transcripts of The Creativity Switch”How to Turn On and Turn Up Your Ability to Think Inventively, Innovatively, Incomparable to Others.”


Your Secret Wealth

The Creativity Switch

 
 

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50 Shades of Jay # 7 – Are You Paid to Think?‏

For the 7th addition of my “Shades of Jay” series, please enjoy “Paid to Think” – a book that delivers the ultimate leadership toolkit. Author David Goldsmith has developed a unique outlook on the essential activities of leadership based on 20 years of experience working with clients all over the globe. His Enterprise Thinking methodology has been proven effective for decision makers who want to improve their ability to out-think the competition.
 

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50 Shades of Jay # 6 – The A.D.D. Doctor is “IN”‏

Here in shade #6, learn how to better focus and harness the enormous power of your mind, from the leading authority on entrepreneurial A.D.D. Dr. Ned Hallowell. Listen as Ned and I discuss what it means to have entrepreneurial A.D.D., and what you can do about it.
 

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50 Shades Of Jay # 5 – Unlocking Your Inner Greatness

LIONS, TIGERS, AND BEARS… OH, MY!

In “Shade #5” I am gifting a compilation of tools to help elevate, accelerate, and multiply your abilities to be great in all areas of your life. If you have enough bravery to follow the “yellow brick road” of resources provided here you will quickly realize that even more greatness than you could have imagined is already in your hands.

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Discovering the Greatness Within You – Interview of Jay by Nightingale-Conant (audio and transcript).

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You Are Richer than You Think" -- The the last chapter from my book, “Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You’ve Got"

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It’s About Everyone Else -- A chapter I did for the best-selling book, called “The Passion Test.”

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50 Shades of Jay # 4 – The CEO Who Sees Around Corners

Carlos Dias and I co-wrote this wonderful book to help the CEO’s of family owned businesses develop themselves to become more strategic thinkers and leaders – and I’m gifting it to you today as the fourth “Shade of Jay”. It will help you navigate the turbulent times of today’s business landscape by giving you helpful tools to make better decisions about “What” your company should be doing. Rather than focusing too much on the tactics of “How” things should be done… which is much better left to those you employ.
 

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50 Shades of Jay # 1 – The Maven Matrix Manifesto

Welcome to the first gift of many in my new 50 Shades of Jay series. To start the series off, I’m sharing with you The Maven Matrix Manifesto – designed to help you understand how to embrace who you are, what makes you unique, and why people should see you as the only viable option in your arena. Becoming a “Maven” in your industry can result in making more money with less effort, have clients and customers negotiate with you far less, and can help you create an authentic persona that leverages your innate talents.

 

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