PODCAST PEOPLE: A Summary from the Real Leaders Podcast
“I think at the end of the day, people pretty much don’t believe what you have to say. I don’t think people even listen to what you have to say. But I do think they listen to see if you believe what you have to say.”
Larry Winget is a professional speaker and bestselling author, trademarked the Pitbull of Personal Development and The World’s Only Irritational Speaker. He has addressed nearly 400 of the Fortune 500.
The following is a summary of Episode 117 of the Real Leaders Podcast, a conversation with the Pitbull of Personal Development, Larry Winget. Watch, read, or listen to the full conversation below.
The World’s Only Irritational Speaker
Winget considers himself a contrarian of the personal development industry:
“I went out and I sort of trashed all the motivational clichés that are out there and told people the truth: chances are if you’re not doing well, it’s cuz you’re lazy. Chances are you’re not working hard enough. Chances are you don’t have any core values. People don’t like you. People don’t trust you. You’re dishonest. You don’t have integrity, and you need to get off your butt and go to work.”
He has his own approach to inspire motivation, which comes with developing and sustaining core values.
“I believe I can make you so irritated with where you are, you will do anything that goes someplace else. We don’t change seeking comfort, we change to avoid pain. So if I understand the pain you’re going through and what it’s costing you and get you to agree with me, you’ll be willing to make that change. People don’t change because you want them to change. People change when they want to change because it’s so uncomfortable doing what they’ve been doing.”
Inspirational Irritational Quotes
“I believe this, if any one can do it, anyone can do it.”
“Regardless of what you want to stop doing in your life, it really comes down to this. Just stop.”
“We allow people to suffer in comfort. Most people don’t change their ways when they suffer in comfort. They change their ways when it hurts so bad that they’re not going to do it anymore.”
“If anything is going to take us down as a society, it won’t be Coronavirus, it won’t be politics, it’s going to be a sense of entitlement.”
Written by Larry Winget:
- Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life
- Grow a Pair
- People Are Idiots and I can Prove It!
- Your Kids are Your Own Fault
- What’s Wrong with Damn Near Everything