Sep 17, 2020
in this Episode:
- We are all misled about what the real definition of success and
The truly happy and successful people are those who are content
with how much they have. They’re great leaders, and they inspire
- Many people go through life, get to the finish line, and
realize it’s the wrong finish line – that everything they worked
toward, and thought they wanted or needed in their lives, is not
what they really wanted or needed.
- Laura gives some advice to young entrepreneurs, and she briefly
describes the six habits from her book. Most, if not all, our
listeners will relate to at least one of the six habits.
“I can tell you what the 6 habits are, but knowing something and
applying the wisdom of it are two very different things.”
- We don’t truly admire people for their toys; it’s because of
who they are. We need to understand that it’s not about the stuff,
the achievements, or the wallet size - it’s their ability to be the
master of their habits, themselves, and their lives.
- “We are the story we tell ourselves.”
- Laura’s parents taught her tenacity. “If you fall on your face
- too bad. Wipe the dirt off your face, get up, and keep going.”
Her dad also taught her to swear like a trucker.
- Laura disagrees that greed and money are the root of all evil.
She says the root of all the “evil” that we see in the world is
- “There’s only one thing you can control in your life - your own
effort.” – Mark Cuban
- “You are capable of creating the life you want. It begins
within. Everything you’re looking for is not in the fancy car, and
not in what you’ve been taught it is. You deserve to find it, and
you’re capable of finding it. It won’t be easy, but this will be
the noblest work you ever do that will unlock everything you ever
- Steve congratulates Laura for making Juliet speechless. There’s
recorded evidence of it, too.
- “Your current habits are what got you to where you are now. If
you want more, or better, you have to be better first.” – Laura
Our guest is Laura DiBenedetto, founder of Vision Advertising,
bestselling author, TEDx speaker, blogger, and business and
lifestyle educator. After retiring at the age of 37, she set out to
research and attain genuine happiness. This resulted in her first
book, “The Six Habits”, written to empower other people to master
their habits and find happiness.
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