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To Be the Best, We Must Learn from the Best – To Achieve Mastery-We Must Learn from the Masters
I am convinced that the above statement is true. I know that in order for me to become more effective in my work, my passion, my calling, I must follow the “clues to success”-(as Anthony Robbins calls them) that other successful people leave before me. Over the years, I have been extremely privileged to be mentored by, and learn from some real masters in the fields of Personal Development, Wealth Building, Sales, Marketing, Relationship Marketing, Networking, Speaking & Training, Customer Service and more. These mentorships take many forms-through books, conferences & seminars, online and in person.
I am grateful for the insatiable hunger I have for knowledge & insights, strategies & principles that I can apply in my life and business. I love to learn. And perhaps that’s why I love to teach, write and train. I naturally resonate with other like-minded individuals who want to not only achieve more, but also desire to give more and bring more value to the world.
This past weekend, I was privileged to meet and sit at the feet of two true Masters of Business & Success-Daven Michaels & Beejal Parmar, at their Event entitled, Beyond Marketing Live in Las Vegas. For 3 days, I was with a group of about 150 other entrepreneurs & students of Success at the SLS Hotel in Las Vegas, learning how to build, grow & expand our businesses. I have been to many seminars on Success & related topics & I will say that Beyond Marketing Live is absolutely one of the Best I’ve ever attended.
Who is Daven Michaels?
That’s exactly what I was thinking when I heard his name at an evening event I attended last month, by Peter Anthony of You Will Change the World.
Peter Anthony introduced Daven-(a successful entrepreneur since the age of 15) who-in just a few minutes from stage, shared strategies for generating unlimited leads for life. Ok, that caught my attention. Next, Daven talked about his outsourcing company 123 Employee and how hiring a VA-virtual assistant, could enable one to be more effective, productive, focused and successful in their business. Daven knows how to build & grow successful businesses in multiple arenas and has a 30 plus year track record to prove it.
Daven Michaels started his first entrepreneurship project at the age of 15, a company that designed clothing for several established bands in the 1980s and 1990s, some of which aired on MTV. In 1987, Michaels started a telecommunications company, which expanded to 60 cities in the United States before being sold.
In 2006, Michaels founded 123Employee, an overseas outsourcing firm based in the Philippines that offers virtual assistants to small and medium-sized businesses
Daven wrote his first book, Outsource This!, in 2009. His second book, Lessons from Beyond, followed in 2010. His third book, Outsource Smart: Be Your Own Boss … Without Letting Your Business Become the Boss of You, received critical acclaim and made the New York Times best-seller list.
At the Beyond Marketing Live, Daven dug in deep to detail for us the specific strategies that he briefly talked about at Peter Anthony’s event. For 3 days, I was riveted, taking extensive notes, as this Master of Marketing shared Secrets to Success. He gave us actual real life examples of principles and techniques that he and his team has applied and continues to apply to create massive growth in their businesses.
Who is Daven Michaels? New York Times Best Selling Author, Producer, Designer, Outsourcing Expert, A Rock Star successful entrepreneur, with platinum records & a heart of Gold, who helps others who have a burning desire to be successful- to do likewise.
The other Master, that shared the stage with Daven at the Beyond Marketing Live, was his business partner, Beejal Parmar. He is as one of the attendees stated, “Batman to Daven’s Superman”. Beejal is the Mechanic, the Expert Strategist who puts into play the plan for Daven’s ‘from 10,000 feet above’ vision. These two seem to be a perfect example of a symbiotic business relationship.
Who is Beejal Parmar?
As I mentioned, I had only heard of Daven a couple weeks prior at Peter Anthony’s You Will Change the World event, but even as I was arriving for the 3 day Beyond Marketing Live Seminar, I didn’t even know that this guy named Beejal would be the other main speaker. I never heard the name Beejal until I arrived at the SLS Hotel to work as a volunteer at the event and I saw his name on the 10 foot tall poster- a picture of him posing with a tiger-if I recall.
During the Beyond Marketing Live event, Beejal, through the use of characters and edu-tainment, crafted a story and took us on a journey from our own limiting beliefs to a point of the Adventure of a Lifetime. Beejal is a master of designing strategies for success. He too, has been a successful entrepreneur for many years and his mission now is to help others fully realize their own potential. He helps individuals create “Rapid Results” in their life and business.
Beejal is a former aerospace engineer who now helps Engineer Success for his students. I was impressed that he embodied the perfect combination of right brain creative mindset with the left brain logical, processes approach. His story is inspiring, motivating and captivating. He shares not merely information but truly from a sincere heart. I am grateful to have spent the weekend learning from this master. I am ready to take my business to the next level. Stay tuned for exciting news!
So what’s the Point? You may be thinking by now, ok, great, Christoff, you went to a nice seminar-what does that have to do with me? How does this apply to Service & Hospitality or 5 Star Customer Service? I’m glad you asked.
As I mentioned above, “to be the best, we must learn from the best” to achieve mastery, we must learn from the masters”. If you want to be great, you must get training. You must learn from others who have mastered what you are wanting to learn. Training is so incredibly important.
I walk my talk. I invest in myself because I desire, I intend to be at the top of my game-the best in my industry. The more training I get, the better I become and the more value I have to offer my clients.
I meet with business owners, restaurant owners, managers, executives etc. all the time and I share with them about how vital training and on-going training is for the success of the business and their team. However, Training is often the last area that is considered to be important. Most companies-especially small businesses will have a marketing budget but not a training budget.
How does this apply to you? I encourage you to seek out experts in your field who can help you achieve success. Are you wanting to grow your business? Why not start by improving your customer service. Your current customers-if they become loyal, raving fans-they will become your best unpaid, unsolicited, marketers.
Hey, I just thought of something-isn’t that exactly what I’m doing here?! I’m the proof-deliver an amazing product with amazing service to your customers and they’ll be singing your praises. For a long time.
If you ever have the opportunity to learn from these two gentlemen-Daven Michaels and Beejal Parmar-take it. You will be glad you did!
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Elevating Service & Hospitality,
Christoff J. Weihman
Las Vegas, NV
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