Episode 129: Rory Vaden – Why The Best “Take The Stairs”

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Episode 129: Rory Vaden – Why The Best “Take The Stairs”

Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. As an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader, Rory Co-Founded Southwestern Consulting™, a multi-million dollar global consulting practice that helps clients in more than 14 countries drive educated decisions with relevant data. He’s also the Founder of The Center for the Study of Self-Discipline (CSSD).

Rory is the world’s leader on defining the psychology around modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution™ – in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do. His client list includes companies and groups such as: Cargill, The Million Dollar Roundtable, P&G, True Value, YPO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Land O’Lakes, Novartis, and hundreds more. His insights have recently been featured on/in: Fox News, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc, Fortune, and the New York Times.

Episode 129: Rory Vaden – Why The Best “Take The Stairs”

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The Learning Leader Show

“When I think of a learning leader, I think of someone who is learning and applying.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Being willing to take on the tough moments (like a buffalo does a storm) leads to sustained excellence
  • The relation to Kevin Ollie and “Take The Stairs” that he used with his UConn basketball team
  • The specific number of “reps” Rory has gained as a speaker (Deliberate Practice)
  • The science behind habit forming
  • 70 speaking dates per year
  • The mindset of multiplying time
  • Understanding the most significant tasks
  • Why one of his books totally failed (really interesting and transparent talk from Rory)
  • The impact Zig Zigler had on him as a mentor
  • Being a learning leader means putting what you’ve learned into action.  Action is critical

 “Multipliers create more time tomorrow.”

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From RoryVaden.com

Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden’s book Take the Stairs is a #1 Wall St Journal, #1 USA Today, and #2 New York Times bestseller. As an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader, Rory Co-Founded Southwestern Consulting™, a multi-million dollar global consulting practice that helps clients in more than 14 countries drive educated decisions with relevant data. He’s also the Founder of The Center for the Study of Self-Discipline (CSSD).

Rory is the world’s leader on defining the psychology around modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution™ – in fact, he coined the term. He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter, and yes to the things that do. His client list includes companies and groups such as: Cargill, The Million Dollar Roundtable, P&G, True Value, YPO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Land O’Lakes, Novartis, and hundreds more. His insights have recently been featured on/in: Fox News, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc, Fortune, and the New York Times.

He is a regular contributor for American Express Open Forum, Huffington Post, and The Tennessean and his articles and insights average more than 4 million views every month. Additionally, he hosts The Rory Vaden Show which is the only nationally syndicated weekly radio show for “movers and shakers in the world of business.”

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