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Michael Yardney Podcast

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Listen and learn from Michael Yardney, Australia’s most trusted property commentator and a group of experts as they discuss Property Investment, Success, Money and Finance to help you multiply your wealth.
While Michael is best known as a property expert, he is also Australia’s leading authority in the psychology of success and wealth creation. You’ll enjoy the way he challenges traditional finance advice with innovative ideas on real estate investing, personal finance and wealth creation. 
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Jun 26, 2020

We’re living in challenging and interesting times – a coronavirus pandemic, a recession, social unrest, financial instability – so today, I’m going to offer you something very different as I speak to two of the world’s best motivational and inspirational speakers, Les Brown, and Dr. Willie Jolley,both from the United States. 

We’re not even going to talk about property today. 

When you come to my podcast, you’re usually interested in success and improving yourself. 

Property is really just a vehicle to get more financial success, but today we’re going to talk about a more important vehicle: you. Your mind, your brain. 

We’ll talk about how to rebound back even stronger after the challenges we’ve been through.

One of my guests is an inspirational speaker and one is a motivational speaker. 

What’s the difference? Listen in, and you’ll find out. 

Les Brown’s Top 10 Rules for Success

For over 50 years, Les Brown has transformed lives internationally as a fast-talking radio DJ, as a community activist, a State Legislator, and a motivational guru. 

His global following call him The World’s #1 Motivational Speaker. 

Here’s his advice:-

  1. Believe in Yourself

Believing in yourself when no one else does is one of the strongest characteristics a human can hold.

  1. Don’t Stop Running Towards Your Dream

This is Les Brown’s most important advice: never give up. You will have to make sacrifices to achieve your dreams, and you will doubt yourself, but don’t stop. That’s all. Don’t stop.

  1. Take Full Responsibility for Your Life

Early on, Les recognized that he had to accept where he was at. He couldn’t just be angry, he had to accept reality and move forward to improve it.

  1. Stand Up to Yourself

The inner negative conversation is the most insidious and dangerous enemy we face when we seek success. Conquer yourself and you can conquer anything.

  1. Go All Out

Going all out means doing whatever it takes to make things happen in your life. Whatever it takes to make your business succeed, whatever it takes to get that dream job or raise. Do whatever it takes!

  1. Stay Busy

When Brown was fired from his long-time job at the radio station, he didn’t quit or take a break. Instead, he stayed busy by running for election in the Ohio House of Representatives — and he won. Stay busy and keep planting seeds. Keep putting yourself out there, and something will happen.

  1. Give More Than You Are Paid For

Success comes through hard work, and that is why it is critical to give more than you are expected to give. Don’t half-ass your life. You will be rewarded for hard work.

  1. Someone’s Opinion is Not Your Reality

You will face defeats in your life. You will face those who doubt you, despise you even. But other people’s negative opinions about you do not determine your reality. You determine your reality.

  1. You’re Different

If you truly want success in your field, you must believe and embrace the fact that you are different. Don’t you think that you perform better when you believe that you are the best?

  1. Go Above and Beyond; Amaze your Customers

Les Brown teaches the point that it is necessary in this customer-driven economy to not just serve your customers but to actually amaze them. To go so far beyond what they expect that they are blown away. 

Conversation with Dr. Willey Jolley

Dr. Willie Jolley has been called “the most powerful speaker, singer, and author combination in the world today!”  

Dr. Jolley was named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by the Toastmasters International.  Only 50 speakers worldwide have been given that honour - including Colin Powell, Nelson Mandela, and Margaret Thatcher! 

Some of the Topics I Discuss With Dr. Jolley

  • The importance of adapting during a crisis
  • How to get past the negativity in media
  • The impact of good news
  • The importance of choosing your network wisely
  • Finding opportunity in adversity
  • Lifting and shifting your mindset
  • Investing in yourself
  • Changing your responses when you can’t change what’s happening
  • The difference between a motivational speaker and an inspirational speaker

Links and Resources: 

Michael Yardney

Metropole’s Strategic Property Plan – to help both beginning and experienced investors

Join us at Wealth Retreat in November 2020 – find out more here

Les Brown’s book: You’ve Got to be HUNGRY: The GREATNESS Within to Win

Dr. Willie Jolley’s Free Gift

To register for the FREE for the Get Motivated Get Wealthy Online conference on Sunday 28th June 2020, featuring Les Brown and Willie Jolley visit

Shownotes plus more here: Inspiration and Motivation from 2 of the world’s top masters: Les Brown and Dr. Willie Jolley

Some of our favourite quotes from the show:

“I guess that’s where it all starts, isn’t it – in self-belief, not what other people think of you.” –Michael Yardney

“It’s not just that you read, but it’s also what you put in your mind.” –Michael Yardney

“Every adversity creates opportunities, carries opportunities, the challenge is to find that seed of opportunity.” –Michael Yardney


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