Why a ‘Bend But Don’t Break’ Mentality is Critical to Success with Marques Odgen | Evolution of Brand EP005

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The Goods From Marques Ogden

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Top 3 Takeaways From This Value-Packed Conversation

  • You have to listen to yourself because you’re the one who has to live your life. You are responsible for your results
  • If you develop a ‘bend but don’t break’ mentality, you’ll stay on a positive trajectory that will see you through even the darkest of scenarios you may encounter
  • Do not be afraid to delegate to other professionals that can help you grow and DO NOT MICROMANAGE THEM once you give them tasks to accomplish

Show Notes

1:16 – A moment in Marques’ life where he listened to himself instead of what others told him was right and it led to a major accomplishment

2:24“You have to listen to you because you’re the one who has to live your life. No one can live your life for you.”

3:08 – Your mindset has to be one of “bend but don’t break.”
     – When you channel this mindset and put it to work in your world, it allows you to stay on a positive trajectory even when you reach your darkest points
     – This mindset will allow you to hit rock bottom, but bounce back in the face of adversity

4:48 – What everyone needs to know about the mindset of a professional athlete

6:25 – Why it’s important to properly manage your schedule and bring organization and time management into play every day
     – This gives your day purpose and meaning, which is imperative to growth and success

8:36 – Partner with the right people and DO NOT BE AFRAID TO DELEGATE!

9:35 – How Marques made changes regarding how he impacted audiences through his motivational speaking in the face of COVID-19

10:55 – Successful, repeatable strategies that Marques uses to drive his brand
     – Accountability and discipline
     – Delegation
     – Do not micromanage your people; trust them to do their job effectively and grow through the experience

14:10 – Values and philosophies that have contributed to the evolution of Marques Ogden’s brand
     – “In times of extreme darkness, focus on the light.” — Aristotle
     – “It’s always hard in the beginning.”
You have to push passed all the negativity and keep going when things seem hopeless

     – Embrace the struggle and use it to help you learn and grow
     – You cannot fully appreciate how good a win feels unless you experience losses along the way

18:18 – When you’re trying to “evolutionize” yourself, remember what you’ve done well, then determine what you want to improve upon. Put yourself in a positive mindset where you can remember how good you once were and where you can make necessary improvements

20:24 – Who will win Super Bowl LVI?!

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