I'd like to welcome my guest this week, Weldon Long, who provides an insightful and practical guide on how to change one's life by examining and transforming one's mindset. He also happens to be one of the nation’s most sought-after sales experts.
In 2003, Weldon Long walked out of a homeless shelter after serving 13 years in prison. A 9th-grade dropout and 3-time convicted felon, he found himself broke and unable to gain employment. In just 5 short years he grew his company from $0 to $20 million and was selected by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America.
Weldon has since trained thousands of sales reps, generated over $40 million across his 6 companies, and over $480 million for his clients including Fortune 500 companies like FedEx, Home Depot, Wells Fargo, and Farmers Insurance. He’s also a NY Times bestselling author of The Power of Consistency, Consistency Selling, and Upside of Fear.
Today, Weldon is one of the nation’s most sought-after sales experts.
In this episode, we discuss the power of having the right mindset and how it can help individuals thrive in the face of adversity.
Weldon shares his personal story of being in and out of prison and how the death of his father was the catalyst that pushed him to start reading and learning about what successful people do differently.
"My father's death was a life-altering experience that made me realize the destruction I had caused in my life and those around me."
Weldon shares his experiences of how he transformed his life by examining and changing the contents of his 'box,' a metaphorical representation of his mind. He learned to be mindful of his thoughts, the origin of his emotions, and how every thought triggers an impulse that leads to a chemical reaction in the brain. He also delves into the importance of examining one's life and filling the 'box' with one's own beliefs and ideas, rather than those imposed by others.
DPB host Michael connects with Weldon about his own decade-long struggle with suicidal depression and how he changed his mindset to overcome it. He shares his experience of dealing with suicidal depression in his twenties and how changing his mind was one of the most difficult things he ever had to do. He emphasizes the importance of changing one's mindset and provides insights into the connection between thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and results.
This episode encourages listeners to reflect on their ability to reason and choose their actions, and to approach challenges with a positive mindset and a willingness to work hard. The episode also touches on how people can see the opportunities and abundance ahead of them, especially during challenging times, such as economic recessions.
"A prosperity mindset is the key to thriving in the face of adversity."
Long's story is a powerful example of how mindset can change your life. His journey is a reminder that no matter where you are in life, it is never too late to change your mindset and create a new path for yourself.
This episode is an insightful and practical guide on how to change one's life by examining and transforming one's mindset.
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