The surprising lessons I learned from Glenn Beck
What can I say.
It is indeed the ultimate equalizer and I was able to experience it again just this week in Dallas, Texas.
But not necessarily building a business so much as building myself. (and by default my business)
First off is I was there for what’s called a ‘3X Retreat’ as a member of Maverick 1000…an iconic and truly awesome group founded by fellow trep, Maverick and a friend Yanik Silver. I seriously am truly blessed to be surrounded by such incredible people.
And on this day we went to Glenn Beck’s studio and met him.
But you know what was the most fascinating part?
He didn’t talk politics.
Or the stuff one might think Mr. Beck is SUPPOSED to talk about.
He shared his views on history and the greatness of our country. He shared stories about his art collection. And even a little about why he and Fox news departed. But just a little.
And then I started to write the three biggest things I learned from Glenn (I hope I can call him Glenn)…and I know you’ll agree these are pivotal…and worth considering.
Here you go…
Thing #1: ‘My biggest competition is the 16 year old who knows something’.
Why is this important? Because we are so busy discounting millenials and nagging about the lazy youth…fact is they have more knowledge at their keyboard fingertips and are primed to disrupt and change the world…at leisure.
Thing #2: ‘My handshake should be my bond’.
Why is this important? (if you have to ask…just stop…and think about it). What ever happened to this? To looking another man in the eye, shaking his hand and then getting sh*t done…because you said you would.
Thing #3: ‘Our childrens’ goals should be to become people of honor and integrity. We don’t just survive, we THRIVE when we pursue that’.
I honestly can’t argue with that. Not one bit. And if you, the reader, feel compelled to argue then I’m likely gonna have to just delete you from my readership. And I’ll shake your hand on that amigo, while looking you in the eye.
So there you have it. Short, sweet and simple (NO…not me…even though I am short…and sweet…and sometimes simple)…this is my share.
Now it’s your turn.
Rick ‘Glenn Beck is my homeboy’ Martinez
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Rick Martinez – Maverick #250
A nurse by trade, an entrepreneur by passion and helper at heart.
Starting out with little in terms of money, Rick served in the Army and went on to earn a nursing degree. After a few years working in ER and trauma units he started a medical staffing company out of his apartment. From these humble beginnings, Rick would grow his company into a multi-million dollar, 600-employee enterprise that served the federal
government and military hospitals, sending nurses and physicians
wherever they were needed.
Work less, make more, live passionately using Rick’s in-depth 3 step system. Learn more at www.TheRickMartinez.com.
For fun Rick is into triathlon, cars, beer and burritos. He’s been married to Lisa for 14 years and has three awesome kids, Katelyn (23), Kelsey (20) and Slaton (18).