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Jun 19, 2016

How to Not Suck

I used to suck at public speaking.

It just wasn’t my thing.

Then it was.

You see, I had decided that it was something I didn’t want to suck at. I’m pretty self-conscious and I’m an introvert (though most wouldn’t believe it) so public speaking was just something I wasn’t comfortable with. I would stumble over my words and I’d get nervous… Oh man, would I get nervous!

When you were an athlete, you had things you sucked at too.

Then, for some things, you didn’t. You got coaching. You practiced it more. You watched videos or studied others who didn’t suck at it.

That’s what I did for my public speaking. I read a couple books. I listened to podcasts. I joined Toastmasters.

When I heard on the radio that I could apply to speak one of the largest TEDx events in the world, I was prepared. After a long process, an audition and selection process, I was chosen to join an A list of experts on a big stage in front of 1,000+ people.

While I still get really nervous, people now say…

“Jim’s just good at public speaking.”

That’s what they’ll say about you too. They’ll miss the fact that you worked at it and failed and struggled. That’s what happens when you get good at something.

So, what do you suck at? What skill, if you didn’t suck at it, would most help you move toward achieving your goals?

Don’t just read this email and think, “that’s nice… I should do that.” Actually DO IT!

Take a step today. Just a small one to create momentum on your path to success.

It could be: -Finding an online course you could take. -Asking a friend or mentor for advice. -Filling out this goal setting template.

Email me. I’ll hold you accountable.

But take one small step today.

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About Your Host Jim Harshaw

My name is Jim Harshaw. And I know where you’re at. You’re working hard and qualified for what you do but you aren’t getting what you want. You have plans on getting to the C-suite or launching a business but ultimate success seems as far away today as ever. You’re at the right place because you can get there from here.

And I can help.

Who I Am

I’m a speaker, coach and former Division I All American wrestler that helps motivated former athletes reach their full potential by getting clarity on their what they really want and taking aggressive action to lead their ideal life not just despite their prior failures but because of them.

I’m a husband and father of four. And I’m a serial entrepreneur. I’ve launched multiple successful businesses as well as the obligatory failed one. I’ve been the executive director of a non-profit and have raised millions of dollars. I’ve worked in sales. I’ve even been a Division I head coach. While I was born in a blue-collar home I have spent my life surrounded by Olympians, CEO’s and millionaires.

Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

I’ve been lucky.

I’ve learned the habits of successful people and guess what. You’re just like them. I know because I know your type. You’re programmed for hard work, which is a prerequisite for success, but you’ve never been shown how to use what you know to create the life you want with the tools you have.

I will show you how.

Why You are Here

You've worked hard to achieve success. You’ve set goals and maybe even set records. You’ve definitely failed and you’ve at some point found yourself questioning if you were on the right track.

You need to understand this: You are far more prepared to succeed than those who’ve not tried, competed, struggled and overcome like you have. That’s the value of your education as someone who aims high. You are prepared to be as successful as your wildest dreams will allow.

Here I will teach you, with the help of brilliant minds that have been shaped by failure, struggle and adversity, to be who you want to be. I sense that you want this because you have read this far.

To take the next step today, click here.


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