John Maxwell Leadership Lessons-When I met John Maxwell

At a small gathering in Las Vegas I had the opportunity to meet John Maxwell to learn more about leadership and achieving your dreams.

It was morning on a Tuesday and I was in my truck on the way to this event and I thought, What could he say that he hasn’t said already?  What am I going to hear that I haven’t already heard?”

Afterall he has written several books including:

  • Put Your Dream To The Test
  • Everyone Communicates, Few Connect
  • Leadership Gold
  • Go For Gold
  • The 360 Degree Leader
  • and more

This was a particularly exciting day because John Maxwell was one of the few that I hadn’t witnessed in person yet.  Previously I saw Anthony Robbins, Les Brown, Dennis Waitley, Brian Tracy, Chris Widener, and others.

I missed out on seeing Jim Rohn in person and I’ve regretted it since his passing so I vowed not to let it happen again.

When I walked into the room right away I noticed that Mr. Maxwell had a presence.  Sure we were all their to see and listen to him but he would have stood out anyway.  He stood tall and spoke boldly and clearly with that Darth Vader type voice of his. 

Watch the video to find out the 2 compelling things he said that stood out along with the 3 actions he took that everyone should hear about.

There were 3 ideas Maxwell shared about achieving your dreams.

  1. Ask yourself, “Do I clearly see my dream“.  Act on what you see and not on what you would like to see.  Just start walking forward and the dream will become more clear.
  2. Passion creates energy.  It creates direct energy so be passionate about your purpose and your dreams.  It will give you the energy you need to achieve.
  3. If you looked John Maxwell in the eye and shared your dream his first question would be, “Who is on your team?”  A nightmare is a big dream with a bad team.  Teamwork makes the dream work.

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Amy Hagerup December 3, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I heard John Maxwell speak once too at a convention I went to. I like him a lot. I love point 2 – passion creates energy!
I am looking for the testimonials on your site but can’t find them.
I just put a new blog today so check it out when you have a minute. Blessings, Amy

admin December 4, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Maxwell was great to listen to. He was much different than some of the other speakers I’ve heard. He is very calm with that Barry White type of voice too.

Testimonials are up there by the way Amy. Thanks for the kind words.


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