Success stories are a dime a dozen. But success against all odds – like 3 different stints in prison – is unheard of. Today’s guest, Weldon Long, is a man who has lived that story and was the force behind making it happen. On this episode Weldon walks through how he landed in prison, why he went back 3 times, and what it was that turned him around and had in running his own successful business within 2 years of leaving prison. It’s more than an amazing story, it’s proof that with the right mindset and determination you can make a success of your life, your career, whatever it is that you want.
It’s easy to develop a victim mentality and an entitlement mindset.
Weldon Long knows how easy it is because he had both in the first half of his life. It’s those mindsets and beliefs that landed him in prison, not just once, but three times. When a turn of events, including his father’s death, led him to recognize that he was responsible for his own life and destiny, everything changed. Now he’s not only the owner of several very successful businesses but also the author of 2 bestselling books. Anthony’s conversation with Weldon on this episode is both inspirational and instructive. You won’t want to miss it.
Success in life and in sales is a consistency problem.
It’s amazing the things we know to do but simply don’t do. We know smoking causes cancer, but still many, many people are killing themselves with cigarettes. We know that unhealthy eating and lack of exercise causes obesity and a slew of obesity related diseases – yet we overeat. Weldon Long is convinced that when the consequence to negative behaviors is not immediately apparent we tend to brush off those consequences. The key to change is learning to engage the emotion surrounding that consequence to bring yourself to a point of consistency in taking the right actions to avoid it. You can hear how Weldon explains it on this episode of In The Arena.
Mindset may be a buzzword these days, but for good reason.
It’s been said that what you think about will impact the way you live, and the way you live will impact the life you have. Weldon Long completely agrees with that statement. He’s seen it proven true in his own life as he experienced the tremendous differences that positive, can-do thinking has enabled him to achieve. After leaving prison for the third time, Long was able to establish a successful life as a business owner and author that most people only dream about. Yet, he did it – and he attributes all of it to a change in mindset. You can hear his story and learn how to do the same thing in your life, on this episode.
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When Weldon Long started his first business, a heating and air conditioning company, he didn’t know anything about heating and air. But he did know that no money changes hands unless a product or service is sold. So he concentrated on learning marketing and sales, got his first customer, then hired the specialists who could service them. Rinse and repeat a thousand times and you have the raging success that is Weldon Long. That’s a man who can teach you a thing or two about sales, and he’s offering a free set of sales training videos and a complimentary membership to his coaching calls for a year. Find out how to get in on the deal on this episode.
Outline of this great episode
[0:55] Anthony’s introduction of Weldon Long.
[5:41] What entered Weldon’s mind the 3rd time back in prison.
[7:40] How Weldon developed a victim mentality and a sense of entitlement.
[12:00] Weldon’s success story with his first business after prison.
[15:09] Success is a consistency problem.
[17:43] Weldon’s book and how it has become a bestseller.
[19:22] The power of mindset and how it connects to emotion.
[24:00] Where people can connect with Weldon.
Resources & Links mentioned in this episode
www.FreeSalesCoaching.com – Get Weldon’s free membership.