The Fearless Mind

The Fearless Mind

  • November 8, 2018

For my October Book of the Month, I’m recommending The Fearless Mind: 5 Essential Steps to Higher Performance by Craig Manning. Anyone can benefit from the lessons that author and sports psychologist Craig Manning teaches whether or not you are an athlete. If you want to conquer your fears and insecurities, gain more confidence and become more successful in any endeavor in your life, pick up this book and thank me later. Summary Life is a performance whether you’re on the field, in the courtroom, or running a small business. However, many of us, when asked to perform, are overcome by fear. We lose our confidence and allow our insecurities to hinder us. In The Fearless Mind: 5 Essential Steps to Higher Performance, author Craig Manning teaches you how to beat mediocrity and embrace greatness. With many years of experience as a pro tennis player, collegiate tennis coach, and doctor of philosophy, Dr. Manning will help you overcome your fears, expel anxiety, build confidence, and become a high-performing individual. You will learn how to unlock your mind to reach your greatest dreams. Craig Manning says, “there are many mental pathways to performance, but there is only one pathway to true…

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Measure What Matters

Measure What Matters

  • September 11, 2018

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs is the book that I’ve chosen to feature this month. Author John Doerr shares examples of how Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) can help any team succeed whether you are running a small business, coaching a team or leading at a management level in a large organization. Personally, I’ve been successful building businesses using the principles he teaches--having specific goals that can be measured with a deadline to achieve them.   Summary In this book, legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how its principles put into practice can help any size organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up named Google--a company he had just invested $12.5 million in. Larry Page and Sergey Brin had amazing technology, entrepreneurial spirit, and great ambitions, but no real business plan. Doerr taught them about a proven approach to operating excellence: Objectives and Key Results. He first discovered OKRs in the 1970s as an engineer at Intel, where CEO Andy…

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Find Your Why

Find Your Why

  • August 3, 2018

I recommended Simon Sinek’s bestselling book entitled Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action a few months ago. This month I’m recommending his book that he co-wrote with Peter Docker and David Mead called Find your Why: a Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose For You and Your Team. This book has the “how to” action steps to help yourself and your team succeed. If you haven’t read Start with Why yet, I would advise you to read it first before reading this one as it picks up where Start with Why left off. Summary In 2009, Simon Sinek gave a TED Talk about finding your WHY and it became viral because his impactful message resonated so strongly with people around the world. Simon Sinek’s book Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do – in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations. Now Find Your Why shows you how to apply Simon Sinek’s powerful insights so that you can find more inspiration at work -- and in turn inspire those around you. With detailed exercises, illustrations, and action steps for every stage of the process, Find Your Why can help…

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009 : Ken’s 2017 Zija Summit Speech

009 : Ken’s 2017 Zija Summit Speech

  • January 31, 2018

For those who weren't able to attend the 2017 Zija Summit event, I'm including my comments from the final session as today's podcast episode.  If you've heard me speak at events in the past, you'll notice that my comments were shorter than usual because I was losing my voice. I hope you enjoy this episode and thanks for listening to the show.  

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007 Ryan Palmer Talks Success And The Future Of Network Marketing

007 Ryan Palmer Talks Success And The Future Of Network Marketing

  • December 15, 2017

Today's episode has a twist to it. Ryan Palmer, President and CEO of Zija International steps into the studio and shows his understanding of the complexities of the Network Marketing industry, what the future looks like and what it takes to be successful in this business.  I've known Ryan for a long time and he's grown into a dynamic leader and presence.  I feel confident about the future if Zija with him at the helm.  

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006: Lead, Follow Or Get Out Of The Way

006: Lead, Follow or Get Out Of The Way

  • December 7, 2017

What does it really take to be successful in network marketing?  With over 45 years of experience in network marketing, I've seen what leaders do to become successful and to stay at the top.  I've also seen many people try to take shortcuts to the top and they never work.  In today's episode I discuss the importance of developing your leadership qualities.  The only way you can be successful in this industry is by helping a lot of other people along the way. Some of the topics I tackle in today's episode: Are leaders born or are they made? Team building is critical to success, but teamwork includes being a team member not just trying to be the leader. Why it's important to learn how to mentor others and to choose good mentors for yourself. What are the qualities and characteristics of a good leader. Why you should identify your strengths early and learn to develop them. Listen, listen, listen! Get your ego out of the way.

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005 : Fail Forward

005 : Fail Forward

  • November 16, 2017

What does it really take to be successful in network marketing?  With over 45 years of experience in network marketing, I've seen what leaders do to become successful and to stay at the top.  I've also seen many people try to take shortcuts to the top and they never work.  In today's episode I discuss how failure is essential to success.  If you haven't failed at anything then you have really never tried to do anything or your lying to yourself. Some of the topics I tackle in today's episode: How to overcome and ultimately learn from failure.   Why challenges and opposition are essential to success. Overcoming objections, rejection and fear. How to be more tenacious in going for your goals. The importance of understanding risks and rewards. What kinds of actions will guarantee failure in network marketing as well as what you can do to have better success. How failure has shaped my life and given me valuable experience to help me succeed more often

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004 : Go To The Top Through Personal Development

004 : Go To The Top Through Personal Development

  • October 23, 2017

What does it really take to be successful in network marketing?  With over 45 years of experience in network marketing, I've seen what leaders do to become successful and to stay at the top.  I've also seen many people try to take shortcuts to the top and they never work.  In today's episode I talk about the importance of personal development as an ingredient in a successful career in network marketing and in life.  Some of the main points I talk about are: Habits and routines Goal setting Time management Entrepreneurship mindset Character development Creating your own Manifesto

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003 : Ken Encapsulated

003 : Ken Encapsulated

  • October 12, 2017

Today's episode continues with the second interview in my Legacy Series. I cover a lot of ground in this interview, however, my focus is mostly on what makes me who I am at the core.  I'm often asked what makes me different or what someone can do to duplicate the success I've enjoyed throughout my career.  I'm not really different from most people; we all have similar struggles in life - ups and downs. If we learn to trust in God, work hard, be honest and keep moving forward, things seem to work out. Here are some of the things we cover in this episode: My beginnings as an entrepreneur The role that my wife Linda and the rest of my family play in my life How losing my son impacted me Lessons learned from a failed company How I came to know God Habits, hobbies and movies My advice to entrepreneurs on how to succeed And so much more    

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001 : Not 1, Not 2, But 3…

001 : Not 1, Not 2, But 3…

  • September 25, 2017

Welcome to The Ken Brailsford Podcast! In the first few episodes of this show (Legacy Series), Ken sits down for a series of interviews where he reflects on his 45+ year career in network marketing. He discusses the influence he has had on the industry, what makes independent distributors successful as well as things that will guarantee their failure. He also shares how people can overcome challenges, develop leadership qualities and create strong personal habits. Finally, Ken gives his forecast for the future of the industry.   In this first episode, Ken reflects on how he built not 1, not 2 but 3 successful network marketing companies. He shares stories of how Nature’s Sunshine Products, Enrich International and finally now what he considers his legacy company, Zija International all began. He also recounts how he got the moniker the “Father of Herbal Encapsulation” and so much more.

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5 Cent Candy Bar

5 Cent Candy Bar

  • May 28, 2015

As a youth, my parents weren’t rich.  My Father was a school teacher and my Mother didn’t work outside our home.  When I was about 4 years old, I remember crossing the street with my Dad and holding his hand.  I looked up at him and asked “Dad, can you buy me a 5 cent candy bar? (tells you how old I am).”  He replied “Son, we can’t afford it.”  From that experience, I learned that I had to make my own way in life, that it wasn’t going to be given to me.  My parents would support me, but they wouldn’t make it easy for me.  I had to do it on my own.  They supported me in everything.  I had the best parents in the world.  These experiences started me on the path to success and instilled in me a strong work ethic at a young age.* *this story was shared at Zija International’s 2014 Convention

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Welcome To My Blog

Welcome to my Blog

  • May 28, 2015

I’m excited to launch this blog! This is a place where I’ll be sharing some of the greatest lessons and insights I’ve learned throughout my life regarding leadership and personal development, give glimpses into my personal life, advice about entrepreneurship as well as featuring guest bloggers that have valuable contributions as well.  I hope that this will make a difference in your life and help you become successful in whatever endeavors you are pursuing. Please check back often and share this blog with others as I’ll be adding posts weekly. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter where I post and tweet daily. I’m focused on your success and growth and look forward to hearing from you via your comments! Best Regards, Ken

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