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AB 113: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

April 13, 2017

Today’s Guest: Stedman Graham

Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates

The company is a Chicago based management and marketing consulting firm that specializes in corporate and educational markets

My guest on All Business today is an educator, speaker, businessman, and author – Stedman Graham.

Stedman has authored 11 books – including two New York Times best sellers.

His lifelong commitment to education has led him to teach everyone from world leaders to small business owners how to develop personal identity – and why it is so important in business today. He joins me today to talk about success – and can everyone attain it? Please welcome Stedman Graham.

 

The Show 

  • Stedman’s leadership is based on the approach that you can’t lead anyone else until you can lead yourself
  • You’ve got to have a skill set and a support system to emphasize who you are
  • Develop a self-directed learning process
  • Freedom doesn’t come from an external source but from within
  • Success is based upon your commitment to discovery
  • Your transformation is based on going from a follower to a leader which hinges on your attitude
  • If you want a change you’re going to have to do something that’s gonna free you from the average world

The 9 Steps

  • Take time to explore the 9 Steps to Success
  • Check Your ID: Not knowing leaves you open to being in a prison of labels and expectations the world imposes on you.
  • Create Your Vision: your aspirations and dreams defined in the context of your abilities.
  • Develop Your Travel Plan: Magic begins when we set goals.
  • Master the Rules of The Road: Key is that the rules don’t change.
    • Some examples are TRUST, Determination, Positive attitude, Honesty
  • Step Into The Outer Limits: or step out of your comfort zone.
    • Overcome that natural fear and step outside the familiar.
  • Pilot The Seasons of Change: Creating change and managing your response to change is a big part of the 9 step process.
  • Build Your Dream Team: Build supportive and caring relationships.
    • Learn to trust and be trustworthy.
  • Win by a decision: Make the right decisions – from daily routines to long term goals
  • Commit to your Vision: with enthusiasm.

What I learned

  • To serve others, you gotta serve yourself first
  • It’s all about energy! Positive energy changes your business, your outlook and your life

Fun Facts About Stedman

  • 2 NYT Bestseller
    • You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success
    • Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success
  • Most recent book is Identity: Your Passport to Success
    • Currently writing Identity: Your Passport to Freedom
  • Served in the U.S. Army
  • Played professional basketball for the European League
  • He was quoted saying “if he and Oprah were ever married – they would not still be together”

 

This episode is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and Liberty Tax.

 

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