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and i wanted to quit and walk away but

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if i did i could throw in jail so i was

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like this is the worst point ever

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paid to sell your product i love this

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guy

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i honestly the entrepreneurs are the

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only people that can actually change

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this planet

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when people think of team building a lot

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of times you probably think of the

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classic trust fall

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or maybe even this what are you doing

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are these activities really that

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effective in today’s episode i’m gonna

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show you guys my number one team

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building

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activity it’s something that’s super

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powerful and helps you get to know

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everybody on your team

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at a deep level in just minutes or maybe

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an hour i guess it depends on how big

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your team is

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but it works trust me recently i was

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inspired we had a chance to go to

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fiji with tony robbins on an affiliate

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retreat and what i didn’t know at the

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time is there’s a lot of companies that

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actually bring their entire teams to

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to fiji to do something that tony calls

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the log jump no the pull down

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we did that by literally climbing up

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this huge pole which was scary enough as

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it is

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after you’re on the pole you literally

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look out and you see the like trap piece

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and you have to

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jump and grab it the whole time trusting

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that your team is actually going to hold

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it on the other end

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if they let go of it you pretty much are

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dead so it’s a good way to

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build trust with the team who’s

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literally going to save your life as you

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take

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the lead

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it was a fascinating team building

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activity but unfortunately when i got

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back to boise they wouldn’t let me build

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a pole

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so uh there’s other activities you can

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use as well including the one i’m gonna

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show you guys today now before we get

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too deep can you take a second and

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please like this video down below and

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make sure you subscribe to the channel

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that way i can keep making amazing

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videos for you walking you through the

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stuff that’s gonna help change your

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business and change your life

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the activity i’m going to teach you guys

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today is something i learned a couple of

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years ago when i had a chance to join an

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organization called

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eo there’s a whole bunch of

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entrepreneurs and business people and a

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chance to get to know each other in a

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very short period of time when they try

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to figure out what’s the best way for us

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to get to know everybody they introduced

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me to

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this activity which shows you guys the

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lifeline of your life

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this is how it works you get a white

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board and you draw a line across the

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middle

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and the left-hand side is your birthday

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the day you were born and then the

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right-hand side is today

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you start at the very beginning you

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start your birth and you go and you get

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the top and you draw a dot

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at the very first peak of your life

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right and and then you explain what

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happened to you at that point

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you keep going you draw down and then

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you talk about what happened there and

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then you’re ups and you’re down

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sometimes they’re little ups and downs

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sometimes they’re big ups

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or really big downs and each point at

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the peak in the valley

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you draw a dot and you explain that part

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of your life

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what happened why it results in

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something that’s either really good or

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really bad

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and why it meant so much to you now when

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we did at the ey event it was really

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cool

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and i had a chance to watch everybody do

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theirs and because i was the new guy i

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did mine at the very end

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and a lot of these people become

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lifetime friends ever since then and so

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because of that

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that’s why i wanted to bring it to the

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clickfunnels marketing team in our team

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retreat

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now at our employee retreat we brought

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the entire marketing team to an airbnb

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here in boise

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and we spent the first days kind of

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working and getting to you know working

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on the projects and talking about

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everything

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and then about dinner time and said look

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i want to do something with everybody

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that i promise you is going to be very

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uncomfortable

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but by the end of tonight we’re going to

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work better as a team we’re going to

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understand each other

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we’ll be able to get to our goals way

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faster and when i announced to everybody

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that we were gonna do this activity

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almost everybody was like wait i don’t

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know if i’m willing to share those

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things in this group

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anyway so that’s kind of context so

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everyone’s gonna actually be doing this

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and so

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i’m gonna do it once and then everyone’s

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gonna have five minutes to do it

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in front of everybody um so i’m gonna do

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it

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all right so the first step in the

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process i need to show them how it

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actually worked now most of my team

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knew my highlights right they’d seen the

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highlight reel and so i got there very

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first and i said okay this is how it

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works everyone’s got five minutes to do

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this you have to be careful because if

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you’re not careful

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people will spend three hours telling

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their life stories so then i started i

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drew

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my birth i drew today and i started in

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real time going through my very first up

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that i can remember and my very first

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down am i up am i down

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and over the next five minutes i

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explained to them all the things that

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have made me me

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it was interesting because i think a lot

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of people heard some of the stories up

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here

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but most stories down here people didn’t

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know as i shared those things they got

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emotional it let people see a side of me

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they didn’t understand before

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then we found out the person was in our

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books didn’t pay taxes for

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a year and i found out that i owed like

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250 000 payroll taxes and if i didn’t

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pay it as soon as i go to jail so that

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like really sucked too and i wanted to

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quit and walk away but if i did i get

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thrown in jail so i was like this is the

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worst point ever

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i got in this business i want to sell

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stuff and now it’s like we have a team

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like 2167 people

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and it’s heavy on me like because of

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this whole thing here i have a lot of

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uh stress about times of just like man

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if i screw up my job then there’s 260

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people whose families go hungry like

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that weighs heavy on me so i have a lot

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of pressure

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but same time like things are so good

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it’s just it’s been awesome so i’d say

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like right now i think it really helped

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people understand where i’m coming from

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why i do what i do and uh help people to

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respect me and trust me at a different

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level now after i was done they’d seen

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the process and what they were supposed

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to be doing

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i gave everybody three minutes to get

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their pad of paper out and to dry out

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their timeline and to try to think

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through all the core things

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the ups and downs of their life not just

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their business but their personal life

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their relationships their family

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and then after they’re finished we’d

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everybody come up one at a time and do

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their five-minute presentation

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and it was interesting because again

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some people were really excited to share

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and some

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i think i could have asked them to do

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anything on this planet and they would

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have been more happy than having to go

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up and share in front of everybody but

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it was cool because as people got up

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there people who who i had been working

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with for years people always had a

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strong shield and always seemed

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so invincible when they told their

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stories as a group i cried and they

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cried and

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other people who who i always assumed

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believed one thing or thought one thing

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or whatever

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i realized how much more diverse and how

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much more exciting as a person that they

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actually were and just

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it opened my eyes to what our team was

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you know i think we thought we were

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gonna go for an hour and a half two

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hours we ended up going most of the

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night doing this

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and nobody budged typically when you

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meet somebody what they’ll do is they’ll

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tell you their highlight reel right

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their resume

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i accomplish this and this and this and

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this and so you have a chance to see

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them at all the peaks of their life now

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their peaks don’t really give you a good

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view of who they actually are as a

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person it just shows you what they’ve

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accomplished

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every human is so much more than that

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typically these ups and downs aren’t

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just

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business right it’s what happened in

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your family what happened in your

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relationships a lot of people like to

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share the highlight real but no one

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likes to share

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the valleys and when you share the

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values and you become vulnerable it

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gives people access to

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things that made you who you are today

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and by doing that

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all of a sudden you start realizing that

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this person ahead of you the person

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that’s that’s presenting the person

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you’re getting to know

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you get a very uh holistic view of their

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life and it helps you to have connection

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with them at a level that i’ve never

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experienced any time before

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that wasn’t comfortable for anybody

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right second thing i just want to um

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let you guys know how grateful i am that

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you all went through a whole bunch of

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crap

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all the crap down here is what made each

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of you who you are today which made it

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possible for you to be on this team and

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like

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after this event was done and people

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flew back to their individual homes

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and got back to work just the level of

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compassion of understanding

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of friendship had changed had shifted it

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was like they had grown up with this

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person their entire life and they knew

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you know everything they’d gone through

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and i think ever had more respect for

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each other we watched

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as the team grew closer together and

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because of that the company started to

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grow faster

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so for any of you out there who are

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trying to grow a team especially if

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you’re the entrepreneur and you’re

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pulling your hair out because you don’t

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understand your team and why they’re

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making decisions the way they are

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i highly recommend taking a pause and

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doing this activity with them now that

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could mean

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going renting an airbnb and flying

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everyone together getting together and

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actually doing it in person

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or maybe just do it on zoom and get

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everybody to zoom in and share their

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timeline as well

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either way it’s going to give you guys

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understanding compassion and it’s going

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to build you closer as a team

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there’s no more powerful tool that i’ve

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ever found than this to get to the heart

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of exactly what your people care about

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and when you understand that it changes

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the entire dynamic of the team

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with that said thank you again so much

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for watching this video if you got value

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make sure you like and subscribe

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and even share it i wouldn’t mind if you

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share this with your entire team so you

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guys knew your own team back

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building activity as well on top of that

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i got tons of other videos here on my

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channel

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on the sides here about funnel building

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growing your company and a whole bunch

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more

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please take a minute watch those videos

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as well and thank you again for coming

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and hanging out at my channel

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