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Lessons I've learned along the road of life. Audience: Georgetown College

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  • You are who you are because of where you were born, have lived, and who you’ve been around. You are likely Christian b/c you were born in the US. You are likely looking for a job b/c that’s what you are “supposed to do”. Same with college.
  • eHarmony – millions of members,542 people per day marry – that 436 question document must work. Why?We all have the same destination – death. We all believe the same statistics. We are driven by marketing – which consists of motivating people according to social and emotional desiresShow example of split tests
  • It can be scary. Question everything – don’t believe every stat you hear.
  • What have you done today that is uncomfortable?
  • What have you done today that is uncomfortable?
  • That it, without drugs
  • Am I willing to do it?Life is shortManagers willing to keep underperforming people b/c of a fear to fire them. Fire those who are stealing from you (you pay they do not perform).
  • Do you know what you want? How would you know it if you got it?
  • Its who knows you – not who you know.
  • Why? They are so small in the grand scheme of things.What small things take up a lot of your attention and should not?What small things take up a lot of your attention and should?Ever feel lost when you’ve lost your mobile phone? Why panic?
  • Try not to think of an orangeTime is all you have – that’s it. It’s the one thing you cannot get back.
  • Possessive and absolute
  • Inherited behaviors and change – nature vs nurtureDNA – Do you believe in drugs?Ever taken antibiotics? Anyone on anti-depressants?
  • Find a mentorOffer help – things you’ve learned
  • Perception
  • Perception – this is a symbol of death in Japan
  • Monetize things – what does inaction cost you?
  • You have over about 11000 working days in a career (age 22-65). During that time, you’ll have 5000 days not working (weekends). Why do this? You become a machine with service time. Outsource things. Keep the time you have. You do not get it back.
  • Mention professions which have no incentive in their clients’ speedy resolution. Like family court attorneys. Real estate agents with a +/- $20,000 sale price will only have their commission affected by $600. Physicians need to see more patients per hour to make the same money as years ago. They need to order more tests and visits.
  • Life Lessons - Georgetown Presentation

    1. 1. How Many Lifetimes Do You Have?<br />Lessons Learned the Hard Way<br />Bill Dotson<br />3/1/11<br />bdotson@webmedley.com<br />
    2. 2. EntrepreneurConsultant<br />Biz Development<br />Marketing TeacherFather<br />UK Grad (‘95) Traveler<br />Who Am I?<br />
    3. 3. Taught English in Japan<br />Companies<br /><ul><li>TransDigital sold in 2007
    4. 4. Two other start-ups
    5. 5. WebMedley – purchased 2008
    6. 6. FanStream – iPhone app</li></ul>Teaching Digital Marketing & Speaking<br />Three boys<br />History<br />
    7. 7. Now<br />
    8. 8. Who are you?<br />
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    10. 10. We Are Robots<br />
    11. 11. Why Are You Here?<br />You Are Old Enough to Think for Yourself<br />
    12. 12. Change requires friction<br />Get Uncomfortable<br />
    13. 13. Never Pass Up Opportunities in Fear People Will Think You Are Strange<br />
    14. 14. People cannot change their personality.They can only change their behavior.<br />
    15. 15. What am I willing to change about myself to get what I want?<br />
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    17. 17. One Man’s Life<br />Dropped out of school at 11<br />Married first cousin<br />Had 13 children<br />Married another cousin after the 1st died<br />She was 43 years younger<br />
    18. 18. One Man’s Life<br />First business at 16<br />Hired Daniel Webster to represent company in Supreme Court<br />Owned large parts of Manhattan & Staten Island<br />Created monopoly on CA steamships<br />Railroad baron<br />Largest University endowment of his time<br />Second richest American ever<br />
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    20. 20. Develop Goals<br />
    21. 21. You Will Become Like Those Around You<br />
    22. 22. Do You Get Excited About Gadgets?<br />
    23. 23. Focus on what you are going to do – not what you are not going to do<br />
    24. 24. Two Types of Love<br />
    25. 25. Discipline is a form of love.<br />
    26. 26. Keep a Mirror<br />
    27. 27. Get Help – and Give It<br />
    28. 28. Is Your Hut on Fire? Don’t Panic.<br />
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    30. 30. Charge for Value<br />
    31. 31. You will work 2x the amount you play unless you change<br />
    32. 32. Follow the Money<br />
    33. 33. You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.<br />Henry Ford<br />
    34. 34. Bill Dotson859 361 4464 - mobilebdotson@webmedley.comhttp://facebook.com/billdotson<br />

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