In this interview I sit down with Jan Robberts, a John Maxwell team speaker, coach & trainer. I met Jan this week in Orlando at a speaker training seminar put on by Paul Martinelli and Les Brown, and I am glad I did. I even got to meet Les Browns kids, Ona Brown and John Leslie Brown! It was such a valuable investment in my future and if you have not invested in your future recently, it’s something that you should seriously consider. Jim Rohn (my favorite speaker) was known for his quote “we get paid for the value we bring to the marketplace” and always encouraged self-improvement. While sharing some Positive Pins™ with a few of the leaders at the seminar I met Jan, and he said “I like that, they call me Mr. Positive.” Well after an introduction like that, I HAD to get him on video to share with us why they call him that and ask him what he does to think positive thoughts on a regular basis. Although his schedule was pretty heavy, he managed to set aside a few minutes to share what he does daily and what he’s doing for the world in general, to make it a better place. He’s a pretty imposing guy (over 6′ tall) and when he speaks with his deep Dutch/Scottish accent one can’t help but listen. Thanks Jan, you were kind to make time for this interview and I love what you shared.
If you are interested in learning more about Jan Robberts click on the following links to learn about his mission and how you can contact him to add value based leadership principals to your community or workplace.
eMail Jan at: Jan.Robberts@yahoo.co.uk (copy and paste)
Harrison Ford is believed to have said “The only thing that I have done that is not mitigated by luck or diminished by good fortune, is that I persisted and other people gave up.” In the pursuit of our goals and dreams we must never give up. If we quit on a goal, then we will likely never hit it, but if we persist with positive action, then it’s attainment is all but guaranteed. And once you reach your goal, then no one should ever be able to convince you that things cannot be achieved. Plus the feeling of accomplishment you’ll get when you reach victory should propel you to reach for more. Develop a habit of goal setting. Our habits are the road map to our future. I suggest reading as many good positive things that you can, in the way of quotes and books. Books like The Power of Positive Thinking, Think and Grow Rich, Three Feet from Gold, and a number of other inspirational and motivating books. Immersing yourself in ways to think positive thoughts and do positive things is the key to a happy life. Whatever you want to be or become, chances are high that someone that has already done it and become successful has written a book about it. Read that book! I love the saying “leaders are readers” because it reminds me that I need to continue to read more and more every day.
If you know of anyone that should be recognized for their positive attitude, please contact me so that we can keep this positive vibe spreading. And get some Positive Pins™ to wear or share!