- Posted by Dan Moore
- On March 18, 2020
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- purpose, speaking, success
Mike Weber grew up in the Midwest and earned his degree at Cornell University while selling books door-to-door with Southwestern Advantage. He then enjoyed success as a sales rep for Great American Opportunities— Southwestern’s national fundraising company that helps kids raise millions of dollars for educational and community organizations that are changing lives.
In 1993, he founded Southwestern’s Leadership Institute with a focus on equipping people with the skills and attitudes needed to excel in today’s dynamic world. For the past 20 years, Mike has motivated and inspired people from all walks of life to break out of restrictive patterns of thought and behavior, and open themselves up to achieve greater success in whatever their field.
Engaging and energetic, Mike’s passion is to ignite performance by helping people recognize and then challenge patterns and assumptions that may be holding them back from all they could accomplish and enjoy.
Mike lives in New Hampshire, is married to Jane, the love of his life for more than 30 years. He has two adult sons, Kurt and Eric, as well as two wonderful daughters-in-law, Jessica and Nicolette. He’s coached soccer, run cross country, climbed snow-covered mountains, and driven the chase vehicle for a hot air balloon team. Mike now speaks internationally on the topics of leadership, resiliency, teamwork, communication, and life purpose.
- There’s a huge difference between teaching and training. Teaching is a transference of knowledge. In training, the goal is change of behavior. —Mike Weber
- Public speaking is a skill set just like playing an instrument. —Mike Weber
- When things get tough, you need a defined focus and meaningful purpose. A purpose drives everything. —Mike Weber
- You need a routine or discipline of what you need to do to be successful. —Mike Weber
- Discipline and structure is what got me through when things got tough. —Mike Weber
- In the morning, I wake up at the same time, stretch, and have a dedicated reading time. —Mike Weber
Mikes final thoughts: You need to know who you are and what’s important to you. If that’s tied to what you have, you’ll have some challenges. If it’s tied to something bigger than yourself, then the ups and downs tend to mellow out.
The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage, the oldest direct-sales company in America, and Partner with Southwestern Consulting. With more than 45 years in sales leadership and marketing management, Dan has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!