Are you finding yourself constantly sabotaging things? Perhaps it’s because you don’t love yourself. Today’s guest, Robert Hollis, says that when you don’t love yourself, you could never attract the same. Robert lost his identity when he lost the ability to function as a mechanic. In his lowest of lows, his mentor introduced him to Og Mandino’s book, The Greatest Salesman in the World. It was then that he found his self-worth, proclaimed his uniqueness, and started falling in love with himself. He joins Dan McCormick on the show today to share his transformation journey of how he became a broke auto mechanic to a life mechanic.
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Finding Your Self-Worth with Robert Hollis
I could not be more thrilled to welcome everybody and to welcome my great friend. His name is Robert Hollis. I’m here in Idaho, he’s there in the beautiful state of Montana. We got these Northern borders covered here. Robert, good day and welcome to the show. How are you?
I am blessed, highly favored, and deeply loved, Dan. Thank you so much for inviting me here. I’m excited.
I always get those truth bumps when I reach out to friends and I say tell me about your experience with Og Mandino. I didn’t have to say another word because you went off on the greatest miracle in the world. I don’t want to say anything about that. I don’t want to say anything about your story because what I like to do at the beginning of each show is to get a value proposition right at the top of the show for all of our readers around the globe. I like to say you’re the greatest CBD sales guy, entrepreneur, greatest salesman in the world but give us three things if you could that shape your thoughts, your minds and your day each and every day.
Even as you said those things, I was like, “It’s got to be somebody else.” I tell people all the time I put my slippers under my bed so when I get out of bed, I got to get on my knees to get them. It’s very important for me to thank God for the incredible breath that I’m taking and amazing gratefulness for another day to live my best day ever. Right after I do a lot of gratitude and mostly, I don’t pray for myself, I pray for others. That fulfills me and gives me peace. The thing I do is I immediately got to plug into something on personal development. Some of the things we’ll be talking about, especially the greatest miracle in the world later are something that refuels me constantly.
The thing that being 58 years old this 2020 is it’s bizarre to me that whole concept that if you read something, you’re reading it as a different person. It brings something back out in you that art is for you at this point in your life. This is going to sound simple to people but once I learned something, the third thing I do is I got to share that wisdom with people that I don’t know. I only have to make a couple of posts, one in a group and one on my personal social media to get to the people that are following me. My deal is every day I got to go to the ends of the earth to speak to people that I’ve never met before and see if I can find some ears to hear. Those are the three things and they serve me well.
I can’t wait to get the feedback from people because in the great Book of Daniel, he talks about praying three times a day and to start the day off the way you do, I love that putting your slippers underneath your bed so you got to get on your knees. I don’t know that I’ve ever heard anybody say it that way. I start my day that way too but I walk from one room to the other where I don’t wake my wife up because I start the day a couple of hours before. Og would love that because he was such an unbelievable, intuitive human being when it came to addressing deity. There was never a moment in his life when it wasn’t a reverence towards a deity.
His writings are irreverent writing so thank you for sharing that. I always love starting off with those three things. Personal development is what the show is about. That’s what Og was about. I’m mesmerized when I think about the millions of people that had read the writings. It was a unique philosophy and way of writing that no one’s ever matched. You re-read the book. What are your thoughts? The first thing you read the book and then re-reading the book.
It was interesting that my mentor when he met me that I couldn’t have been at the lowest of lows and because I was the lowest at lows, that was the story that I felt needed to be shared. When someone said, “How are you?” You wished you didn’t ask because I would tell you that I’ve been on unemployment. I’ve been at worker’s comp, I’ve been injured, I couldn’t get money as a mechanic, I lost all my relationships, repo man is chasing me around. I had this negative thing and according to my childhood too, it’s awful. My mentor immediately said to me, “Would you do what I tell you?”
I said, “Yes.” It was perfect timing. I’m totally humbled. He said, “I want you to go to a bookstore and get The Greatest Miracle In The World by Og Mandino. When you’re done reading it, I want you to call me.” I thought, “I’m not going to get another second of this guy’s time unless I do that one thing.” I look back now with the wisdom and go, “He probably told every person that.” I did it. He could recognize in me immediately down that self-confidence, self-esteem, belief in myself, believing that I was dealt a bad hand. If I had a philosophy, it was awful. It was like, “Dan, I would try to hurt you because when you hurt me back then we were even.”
Since I had that attitude, it reflected in my relationships with my girlfriend at that time which now is my wife, my children, everything. It was a bad deal. When I read this book, I told myself there’s no way I’m going to get on this show without reading this again. I then remembered immediately that once I read The Greatest Miracle In The World and then went through the 100 days of reading God Memorandum, I then seek out every book that Og had written. When I was reading that, I went, “I remember reading this.” Lo and behold for the forest scroll to be about your nature’s greatest miracle. It got me to fall in love with myself and proclaim my uniqueness.If you constantly find yourself sabotaging things, it's because you don't love yourself. Click To Tweet
It got me to stop comparing myself with others. It got me to that point of kaizen. Every day I continued a better person than I was before. I found out this John Maxwell stuff. When the student is ready, the teacher appears. He wrote this book, The Rule Of Five or something and I said, “You better find out what motivates people because if you don’t, you’re not going to be able to motivate them.” I go, “I definitely have heard this stuff.” I was wrong. I found out the thing that motivates me that people look at and can understand is progress. I need to be gooder. This internal process that I have in myself of progress, of wanting to outdo what I’ve done in the past. It’s not about anybody else. It’s about me being a better father, friend, husband and leader, work on me.
Between the two of us, we talked to tens of thousands of people a week. I want to be like Robert. I want to be the greatest salesman in the world. People say, “Give me the money and then I’ll work on me.” You hit bottom. Og hit bottom, Og had a problem with the bottle. I had no self-esteem, no self-worth. One of my mentors talked to me, “You got to find people that are at high noon. They’re at noon. They’re at straight-up 12:00. They’re ready for all the wisdom.” When you read it and you had that intuition, I love what you said about learning to love yourself. It’s not something we talk about a lot. That’s an empowering self-worth value because then you don’t need to feel like you’re better than someone else.
The other thing is all the stuff that you feel you want in life, you no longer want. I justified my being as I wish I could get my father and my mother to want me as a child. I was abandoned, ended up in foster care, and an orphan. All I wanted, regardless if I knew who they were, I wanted approval. If I could get people that would love me for who I am. I realized that because I didn’t love myself. I could never attract that. I couldn’t love somebody because I didn’t love me. I was always this person, if you find people that read this, if you constantly find yourself sabotaging things, it’s because you don’t love yourself.
It gets to a point mentally in your mind where you say the stupid stuff that you shouldn’t say like, “Things are going so great, Dan, something bad is going to happen.” It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. I’d rather break off this relationship or do something awful that they tell me, “I don’t want to be around you no more.” I can say, “I was right.” Another person kicked me to the curb because I was a self-fulfilling prophecy for me.
What that leads me to believe is that you have a very unique perception of optimism. Tell me about that. Where do you think that stems from?
It went from the opposite when I learned that I was a miracle and regardless of your religious belief, we know that there was a creator, He created for us to create. I found myself in a position where it’s hard to move forward when you don’t have anything to look forward to. I spent too much time worrying about way days they had and always being upset because of all the ways that people hurt me in the past that I couldn’t let go, no forgiveness or whatsoever. I didn’t know how to look forward to my future. When I learned that I was the creator of that future, it was empowering.
I look at the stuff that I’ve created and I know that I’m far from done. I’ve seen the studies of Bob Proctor. I was on an inner circle call with him. He was saying that he was so excited that he finally paid off his party. I go, “Party? What are you talking about? You turned 86.” He said, “No, for my 100th birthday party. I’m having it at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and I paid it off.” I’m going like, “Who plans their 100th birthday party?” When you hang around people that are optimistic like that, they’re looking for the future, they live for the future. I can imagine that people looked at Jesus and went, “Why is this guy jacked out of his mind all the time? He’s so optimistic.” It’s because he knew what the future was and still does.
That’s a powerful metaphor that you shared. I got these amazing feelings when I called you because you have thousands and thousands of people that sell your products with you and opportunity with you. I remember on that phone call when we connected was how directive you are for someone that you sponsor into your world for them to get your time. Talk to us about that greatest miracle.
One of the things that I realized immediately is that, even in the book that we’re talking about that you sent me is that you see a story of always an individual that’s watching us the greatest salesman in the world from afar. They’re quiet and they’re diligently listening to while that person’s talking to other people. They only imagine what it would be like to be mentored by that individual. You and I were both in that position one time when we thought about being an entrepreneur. For me, there’s no way I could spell it and I never heard the word. You work for somebody else and now all of a sudden, when they tell me I can’t be a mechanic anymore and I lost my identity, I didn’t realize how much I wrapped around my beliefs in my identity of who I was at that moment in time.
It takes somebody that has already rot that path to look at you to go, “I know what I’m talking about. You got what it takes.” There are only two things that I did great in my life as a laborer. I met my uncle and everybody said he was the wealthiest uncle that we had in our family. He said to me, “You’re good with your hands. Did you build those bicycles? Did you fix that motorcycle?” I go, “Yes.” He goes, “You’re good with your hands, you should be a mechanic.” I can’t remember, Dan anyone ever telling me I was good at anything. I went down that path until it was no longer serving.
I lost my passion for what I was great at because I never ever stopped doing it. I believe now looking back like most people can is that everything that happens to you, good or bad, is a blessing. I don’t know how I could have ever opened up my mind enough if I wasn’t humbled for that nine months losing everything. I remember sitting on a panel one time and it got to 4 or 5 people. Every one of them was talking about how bad their life was to almost homelessness. The speaker took the microphone away from me before I spoke and he said, “I want everyone to know you don’t have to be homeless or end up in jail to all of a sudden have an awakening to being an entrepreneur.”
I thought, “If I got a chance to tell my story, I was also in line with the rest of these people.” I pray that everyone that reads this can believe in an optimism where they’re the greatest miracle in the world and they’re the greatest salesman in the world. Use that to say that if it’s for them, it’s for me. You don’t have to get down to zero like Dan and I for you to open up your ears to hear, to open up to say, “I’m not living another day like this for the rest of my life. I need to change something.”
I’m sitting here going the world gets to hear this for free. This is the greatest salesman in the world sharing the journey. As Og says, “Life was a living hell for ten years.” When people go through that and come out the other end, they’re the most genuine, authentic people in the world because they can speak to it like you’re speaking.
The difference between religious people and spiritual people is that religious people are scared of hell and spiritual people have been through hell. When people tell me how awful their life is, I said, “It sounds like you’re living in hell.” They go, “I am.” I go, “Stop looking around and start moving. Don’t stop there and go, ‘My life is a living hell move.’ Get out of it then when people tell you the story, it’s that classic line you can’t con a con man.” The con man was a con man and he’s going like, “I’ve heard this story before. I used to tell this story before.” That’s the thing with me with misery. It was me and being a victim. It’s crazy how you can go from being a victim to a survivor. There’s one more step, a victor.
I’m writing that down because of Victor Frankl when I see that Victor Frankl and Man’s Search for Meaning. If anyone doesn’t know Robert Hollis, you simply go to Google, Facebook, and Twitter, type in Robert Hollis. If you want to connect with Robert Hollis, that’s how you do it. If you want to have that guy in your circle of friendships, do that. If you want to go through all of these things and emotions that he spoke up, not just read The Greatest Salesman and The Greatest Miracle but study, give your life to the study of the miracle and become the person, take our assessment. It’s a $99 value, but I’m going to give it to you for free.
It’ll align your thoughts to give you an idea. If you go to HabitFinder.com/actnow, we can measure your thoughts in fifteen minutes, not what you’re thinking but how and put it in alignment with what Robert said here. Since the Og Mandino Company does sponsor the show, I want to get that little plug-in there because it’s true. That’s the reality. If it wasn’t true, we’re standing on a soapbox, and we’re asking for millions of dollars to get our training and our time, it’s a different story. We’re here to teach principles. Let’s go back to that conversation we had. Tell me about how that process looks for you when you make all those people read that book. How do those conversations go?
When people do read the book and they call me back then it’s a lot of sobbing. I know this is going to sound negative, but I was so upset at myself for not realizing my value and my gratefulness. I’m taking some lines, but I get to hear the words I love you. I get to hear a baby laugh, other people laugh, music, see a baby smile, the blues of the sky, the stars, and say the words I love you. I get to tell people, “If no one’s ever given you permission to succeed in life, let Dan and I be one of the first.” When you start thinking about your ability to feel and touch, what it did for me is the book allowed me in the God Memorandum to simply.
For those of you that think that it’s religious, it’s not. It comes down to the point of making you realize the things that you should be grateful for so you can open up the things to allow you to get more. I didn’t realize that whining and complaining about how awful my life was. Isn’t that the words that whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not, it’s happening? You get these people that say, “Bad things happen in threes. Everything is going so great, there’s bound to be something that’s going to happen. This is not going to last forever.”
You sit there and go, “You’re saying that with declaration out of your mouth.” I needed to tell a different story and different words out of my mouth. When I started saying, “I’m a miracle. I’m unique. There’s no one like me. I get to be the best version of me every single day. I’m going to speak to those that have ears to hear it. I’m going to get this wisdom to them.” When they reach out to me after they read the book, that’s the same thing. They are immediately humbled and instead of feeling sorry for their selves, they now feel like they’re a miracle and a creation.
Even the people that fall off the wagon, we know people that say they love personal development but then I ask them what day they’re on. They’ll call me, “My day is bad. My business is not going.” I say, “What day are you on?” I’ve been blessed to help 59 people now make over $1 million in commissions. It’s funny because one of them, Melody, every time she jumps on there, I can say what day are you on? Everyone will go, “What are you talking about?” I said, “You didn’t finish the 100 days in a row. In this book, you didn’t finish the ten scrolls reading them 30 days in a row.” That’s 10×30, that’s another year of reading it and they go, “What are you talking about?” Melody will raise her hand. I go, “What day?” She’ll say, “1,254.” I met her about the same time I met you, Dan. She’s still reading the God Memorandum every night before she goes to bed.Everything that happens to you, good or bad, is a blessing. Click To Tweet
Would you do me a favor? For those that are reading, say it a little slower, one more time how many people you’ve helped make $1 million?
You start them off in the same way, The Greatest Miracle In The World. I wanted to draw a parallel to this because isn’t it interesting how success leaves clues? We can go back to where did it Og gets the inspiration to give us daily reading assignments. In his original, Greatest Salesman, Greatest Secret, which is the journalized version, he would list his favorite ten books in the back. He learned that philosophy from none other than Ben Franklin and the thirteen virtues that he practiced for 60 years of his life. Anyone that wants to shortcut, it didn’t happen for Ben Franklin, Og, you and me. Isn’t that a success leave us clues, truth bumps in every hair on my arms standing up?
I’d say something to people is I go, “What’s your favorite song?” Some people will go, “I don’t know. Favorite movie.” I go, “If that’s your favorite song or movie, give me a line out of that song or movie.” They’ll rattle it. I’m going, “Give me a line out of this.” Why is it that someone can remember the birthday song or they can hear plot, plot, fizz, fizz and everyone goes, “What a relief it is?” That doesn’t tell me that you’re spending a lot of time listening to commercials when you’re young. What is the real thing? Coca Cola. You didn’t say that you’re going to learn these things, but it’s obvious that your subconscious picked it up because it heard it over and over again. Yet you won’t out loud read the scrolls as they tell you to do it so that you know it in your head, mouth and heart.
There’s that phrase that says, “So a man speaks it so easy?” I know a lot of people that are reading this that if we followed you around and recorded everything that came out of your mouth, you would not be surprised why you are where you are. I wanted to be able to read this and say it by heart. I proclaim my greatness. When I read a scroll, I got 5, 6, 7. If anyone knows me well, I read scroll seven and I will laugh at the world, that’s me. It takes off the opposite man I was many years ago. I was the guy that would catch you in a glimpse with a couple of drinks that said, “What are you staring at?” Provoking a fight or resist. I would say now that my sons and my family watched me and someone can do something like cut me off or response is laughter.
Why am I laughing? It makes me sad in a way, but I’m seeing the old me. It makes me sad that I’m going, “That guy is clueless.” I see people still getting mad at these people. They go, “What if you’re trying to connect with someone on Facebook? All of a sudden they come out and say you’re scamming and they’re going to turn you over to the FTC or the FBI.” I laugh. I pray for them. I ask that God touched their heart and soften it so they can get a message. By someone insulting me, I give them a gift.
I remember being in a room with Jim Rohn and I can’t remember what stage or what city back in the day. He said, “When people cut me off, he would make a joke to his wife, just laugh.” You didn’t say, “I used to be like you.” You have so many amazing qualities. Your friend is on with us here too. I didn’t see his name or how to say, is it Daryl Mola?
It’s Joshua Mola from Nigeria.
Joshua might be on the show one day because he might be 1 of the 59. I got to touch base with Joshua. This is beautiful. I want to go back to that scroll for a minute because no one has mentioned I will laugh at the world, but you said something that Og said also, “I get to laugh at myself.”
I’ll even tell you something that happened to me that will prove to everyone in the world. If you thought I was perfect, I’ll give you a quick story that I’m not. What happened is I hit the top position of my company and they had this deal down like other companies where you got to maintain it for three months in a row. I confused in my mind, I wasn’t counting the month that I hit it and I was going, “I did it in April so May, June, July.” All of a sudden in the middle of July, I was looking at my numbers and they didn’t look close. I got myself into a depression. I got myself and going, “I’m going to have to start over.” Every awful thought that I could think about, I was putting on myself. I could feel the stress.
I had an anxiety attack. I had to go outside and breathe. I’m going, “What am I doing?” I went in and I surrender. I don’t do it right away but I surrender. They’re like, “How can I make this better? Please, I’ll be quiet.” Immediately, it came to me, “You’re going for a master affiliate, the next position. You’re not trying to maintain a position, you’re trying to get to the next position.” I started looking I don’t need to do $34,000 a day. I got to do $167,000 a day. I got to do $5 million a month, not $1 million a month. As soon as I switched that then my focus was on helping other people get to where I am and the number switched immediately. I know that you’ve been there where you started to go, “I’m good at this manifestation stuff, I should manifest more.” I’m still thinking too small and then I thought I used to do that every day of my life.
I’m struck by that because I re-listened to Earl Shoaff. What you’re talking about is how he was guiding and coaching people in the ‘60s. Don’t tell people you want to be around a lot of money, you got to be so specific to every aspect of the amount of money and what it is you want, the number of people you want to touch, the lives you want to influence you to become the person. He gave this a story of the lady that wanted to have a pile of money. She found herself six months later working at a bank as a teller. You don’t have to say you want to be around a pile of money. You want to earn that money and you want to become that person. That’s fantastic what you shared.
I have never had this discussion with you because we know each other from social media. We’ve had some conversations over the years. We’ve never worked together, but the depth of this dialogue and contribution that you’re giving people, I’m so grateful for. I don’t know and you don’t know how life is going to be touched 1, 6, 7 years reading a blog and say, “I wonder who Robert Hollis is, the greatest CBD salesman in the world.” I want to review your three things. It brings the entire unique philosophy of writing, teaching, coaching and living the way Og lived. It was the foreword to the book from W. Clement Stone that talked about how this unique philosophy of living, selling and contributing is contributing to tens of thousands and millions of lives.
You start on your knees. Og says, “Now I begin a new life, every day.” You say, “I want to remember these words, not from a movie or a flop, flop, fizz, fizz.” It’s funny that you said that because I was so lacking in the word love for my life at nineteen. I memorized that I will greet this day with love in my heart for muscle can split a shield and even destroy life but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of men. Until I master this art, I will remain no more than a peddler in the marketplace. Those words are my go-to protection scripture if you will. It’s to greet the day with love, give love, and serve others.
For you to start on your knees, I want to say that’s a contribution. I hope that our audience appreciates that. To plug-in immediately as Og would say three times a day with the scrolls, the God Memorandum each and every day, morning, noon, and night. Dan is doing his prayers three times a day, whatever you want to say it. To share wisdom with strangers, I get so fired up from meeting strangers. This quarantine thing is foreign because we need this human connection. We need to be around to serve and contribute to helping churches, communities, food banks and network marketing. I cannot imagine how anyone would ever think of those. That’s Robert Hollis. You own that.
Thank you. Dan, for you to reach out to me, I knew that I would get to think to those that I haven’t got ears to speak. I knew that we were two or more gathered, there he is in the midst. I knew that there was going to be wisdom that I get to go through and watch on this show. You’ve been in a situation like me and it was fun talking to your assistant Marimar when we got started and she goes, “Dan gets in and goes.” It’s because you trust the guidance. I’ve come off stages and I’ve had people look at me weird, the sound guys. They come off in their life, staring at me with their mouth wide open, I take the sound off, and I’ll look at them, I go, “Can I get a recording of that?” They go, “Sure. Why?” I go, “Because that stuff was awesome.” They’re looking at me like, “You know that stuff.” I said, “No.” I was in the pocket. I prayed before I got on stage and I surrendered. I asked for me to give the words for those that have ears to hear. That was some great stuff. I know that some people will read this and go, Dan and Robert are way off the rockers.
Mark Hughes used to teach me in Herbalife when I was nineteen years old that Johnny Carson would get off the stage every show and rewatch how his hands moved, how he looked at the audience. You’re doing the same thing that Johnny Carson did, the greatest talk show host of all time.
It’s the stuff, Dan that you and I have dedicated to remembering. Making it part of our spirit and our soul that you keep compounding that information on top of itself and then your version comes out. I get to stand on the shoulders of mentors that became for me. Some of them I have Live and virtual. I want to tell you a quick story before we end. 9 of those 59 people that I’ve helped create millionaires own their own network marketing companies. Jovan being one. I met Jovan when he was brand new. He was mixing paint at a hardware store. He had fallen on my path. He was one of these people I did this too. The other two are the owners of ACN. I was teaching the identical twins, Mike and Tony Cupisz. I was talking to them about the greatest miracle in the world and pouring into them.
We come flying down a freeway in Detroit, Michigan and all of a sudden there was this big wreck in front of us. The trucks are all out there, firetrucks, and they made us go off the freeway. We were stuck. I got up and I went, “We’ll go that way. We’re going that direction.” I went across the overpass and then I found my first road and started going right again. I started going and I said, “We’ll get close.” I don’t remember what meeting we’re going to. The road has stopped again. It’s like, “Everybody else started this.” You’re getting that many cars off the freeway. It was obvious we were not going to make this meeting. I started to surrender and I could see Tony and Mike going, “We’re supposed to be there. Who’s going to do this? People are going to be mad at us.”Whether you believe in the Law of Attraction or not, it's happening. Click To Tweet
They started conjuring all this stuff up. I said, “I don’t know why we’re here but it is what it is.” I pulled around a corner and on this giant sign, it says, “Og Mandino speaks tonight.” It was a church or something that he was speaking at. I pulled in the parking lot. We got in. He got introduced and I got to see Og Mandino speak why. He only spoke for 10, 15 minutes and it ripped the heart out of my chest. I experienced that when other people didn’t because of how much dedication. He changed my life. I was looking at someone that altered and changed my life forever because he was disciplined, sat down, wrote these books, and I got to see him live. For me to meet him, get to see him, and the ways that I found out about it.
You acted on it.
What Albert Einstein says it best that “Every day you can get up, you can think that nothing is a miracle or you can think that everything is a miracle.” When you live from a miracle to a miracle, this is a freaking fun life.
You’re displaying that, it’s on full display. I got a couple more questions.
I’m here for you.
You mentioned the mentor thing. It’s interesting how Og found a mentor inside The Greatest Miracle. I’m sitting there and I’m thinking of Simon Potter, The Return Of The Ragpicker. Here he goes over to his apartment and he looks at his bookshelves, any calls that those groupings of books, the hand of God books, that is what you acted on. Moving you off the road, you’re going to miss the meeting, you go to church and you’ve got a lifetime of memories. You can always do another meeting.
After we got out of that meeting, it was only 30 minutes. We missed everything but he speaks. It was done. The guy came out and we exited. As soon as we pulled out of the parking lot, nobody on the road. We got there. We ended up only being 30 minutes late for the entire meeting and they were waiting for us. This comes back to a couple of times in your life where people are like, “We’re going to be late.” They go, “No, I’m speaking. They’re going to be there when I get there.” Nothing you’re being pompous, ego, or anything. Everything happens for a reason.
Let me conclude by sharing a few of Og’s words in that last scroll you mentioned, the number seven. I’ll let you speak to the audience in closing if they were your newest best friend. Let’s close with your invitation to them on the personal development journey. Og says this, “To enjoy success,” at the end of that scroll, “I must have happiness and laughter will be the maiden who serves me. I will be happy. I will be successful. I will be the greatest salesman the world has ever known.” Robert Hollis is the greatest salesman on our show. Share a few thoughts in closing to somebody that would be brand new coming into your circle.
First of all, this has been such a blessing to me. I love the accurate but bottom line, I wouldn’t get to speak to those that have eyes to read this blog. You weren’t disciplined and did what we all find uncomfortable. Still, in my mind, I’m going, “I should start a podcast.” If I had a lot of money for every time I said that, it should have been done years ago. For you to step up, do this, and ask me to be on here, I love your heart. I’ve always followed you. I love your wisdom to everyone and I wanted to get that out. For those of you that are brand new, it comes down to what things that you tell yourself. You’re telling a past story or a future story that doesn’t make you feel worthy and good. More than anything, I’ve gotten down to one word, the six essential needs that we have in our life. The two that are on the spiritual side is growth and contribution.
What I’ve done with people as I say, if these books are not part of who you are where every day you read part of it and you got like, “I have to get this to people.” Not your product, not your business, you speak to those that have ears to hear by first giving the Law of Reciprocity. There are these things that people don’t quite understand is people don’t care what you know unless they know that you care. I don’t know a faster way of making someone understand that I care. During these times, I’ve reached out to total strangers and said, “I hope this message finds you blessed and safe during these uncertain times. I want to know if there’s anything I can do to serve you.” Most of them come back and say thank you or they’ll say, “How can you serve me?” I say, “There were a couple of things that my mentors gave me in uncertain times. I believe that these words can change the way you think, change the way you feel, which will change what happens in your life?”
They work for me, they can work for you. My constant thing is if you lead with people whether you’re getting them in your business, they a buy product, or refer you to anyone, what if you’re consistently planting seeds and knowing that the books that changed you will change other people. Does that mean it changes everybody? No, because there is a decision that happens. The decision happens before you get the book. My mentor said, “Please, help me. Robert, go get this book.” I thought to myself if people that make millions and millions of dollars are telling me to get a book. I need to get the damn book. There was I looking for approval so I’m going, “I’m not a good reader. I can’t even remember a book that I read before this one. I’m going to make this guy proud. I’m going to read this book and I’m going to give him a callback.”
I knew that if I called him back and said that I read the book, he was going to ask me some questions. I didn’t want to say, “I read the book but I didn’t retain that part.” As I was going through the scrolls again at The Greatest Salesman, I wanted to know what each one was. I will persist until I succeed. I will act now. I will laugh at the world. I will live this day like it’s my last. I knew that I didn’t want to get on this interview with you and pretend that I read the book. There are too many people out there that are pretending. They’re posing.
What you need to do is you need to humble yourself, go back to the start, and re-learn, grow. When you grow, you’re going to get excited because you’re going to want to share that with others. Why do I share with strangers? Because people that are close to me won’t listen. The student is not ready. People can watch my wealth increase. They can watch my biggest claim to fame other than 59 people is that I now support over 2,500 orphans. People say, “What drives you?” 2,600, 2,700, 10,000. Jim Rohn left us and this was what I can leave with your people. I knew Jim Rohn well.
When he started to fall on bad times, I can remember him. I said to him, “I don’t know how I can tell you how grateful I am for your teaching.” He says, “Robert, don’t forget, you die twice in your life.” I go, “Die twice?” He goes, “You’re going to take your last breath and your body’s going to disappear. The second time you die is when no one else says your name anymore. Make sure that people keep talking about you and saying your name.” That goes from being dependent to interdependent while there is another level. You guys are getting this wisdom. Dan reaches out to me, crawls me on here, and what is this costing you? If it cost you nothing then at least act on the wisdom, make an action and act now, get these books, read them and study them so someone can say to you, “What’s scroll nine?” Act now.
Dan, I want to thank you so much for allowing me to take that Habit Finder. I found it extremely illuminating. It was amazing. I didn’t know that you are going to allow people to take it for free. For two guys to jump on here that know there are other things bigger than life, we want people not ever to forget your name. You want to make a difference in people’s lives for your family, your children, your great-grandchildren. You want to change your family tree, change it with wisdom and give them something that they can act on like the scrolls so they can turn around and change their world.
When the audience reads The Greatest Miracle and The Greatest Salesman, you will find there are few techniques to sales in these books. You will find depth about being a better person in every aspect of your life that will make you like Simon Potter. He is Robert Hollis. He’s in Montana. I hope you go out and make it the greatest day of your life because Og said that in the book multiple times, “You too can become the greatest salesman in the world. The greatest miracle in the world.” Have the greatest day of your life back next time with another amazing Greatest Salesman Show. Thank you for now, Robert.
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About Robert Hollis
Robert Hollis is an author, speaker, personal coach and mentor to thousands. In an effort to create more millionaire success stories worldwide, and to continue his Give-It-Forward philosophy, Robert has created an online mentorship program grounded in social media.
Robert believes this combination of social media and education/personal development is a missing link in the Network Marketing industry. The membership goal of Robert’s Tribe is over one million; currently, it has an enrollment of over 187,000 students and continues to climb daily.