Episode #486

How to Break Through the Wall

With Rory Vaden

“If you have diluted focus, you get diluted results.”

When it comes to building your brand, Rory Vaden is the expert you want in your corner. He’s committed to helping others identify the problem they solve and build a strategy for lasting success.

“You’re most specifically equipped to help someone get through a problem that you have already walked past. That’s the greatest shortcut.”

Rory has a unique story of how he came to be an entrepreneur, found his place on the stage, and embraced the wisdom and insight of others so he could keep growing. As a college student, he found his niche in door-to-door sales. With a knack for developing principles of personal success and development, he soon found himself on the speaking stage and rubbing shoulders with mentors who would change the trajectory of his future.

“There’s so few people who have walked the exact path that you have walked that have overcome the problems that you have overcome. And so there is somebody out there right now who is looking for questions to answers that, you know off the top of your head, they’re trying to find a path that you already walked 100 times.”

His mindset, experience, and intentionality have set Rory apart in the industry. If you want to learn how to build a brand that will set you apart, this episode is for you!

Here’s what you’ll learn from this episode:

  • 02:00 How did your background play into your preparation for your career?
  • 04:56 Rory’s early mentor and how he got connected
  • 06:40 The difference between a good speaker and a great speaker
  • 08:51 How to get enough stage time to build your stage confidence and polish your talks
  • 14:00 The turning point for Rory’s career and his first business
  • 16:55 Helping people level up and teaching the art of speaking/branding to clients
  • 20:47 How to break through the wall
  • 25:38 What it means to develop a brand that people will always pay for
  • 34:03 How to go about finding your uniqueness
  • 36:03 Overcoming the fear of your calling

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About Rory Vaden

Rory Vaden is the New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Successand Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Time. He is an 8 Figure Entrepreneur, and a Hall of Fame speaker with a TEDx talk that has more than 4 million views. As one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of influence, his insights have been featured on Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, in the Wall St Journal and almost every other major national media outlet.

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