Randy Gage is a thought-provoking critical thinker who will make you approach your business — and your life — in a whole new way.
Randy is the author of ten books translated into 25 languages, including the New York Times bestsellers, Risky Is the New Safe and Mad Genius.
He has spoken to more than 2 million people across more than 50 countries and is a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame.
When he is not prowling the podium or locked in his lonely writer’s garret, you’ll probably find him playing 3rd base for a softball team somewhere.
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Mad Genius: A Manifesto for Entrepreneurs by Randy Gage
Risky is the New Safe: The Rules Have Changed by Randy Gage
Why You’re Dumb, Sick and Broke…And How to Get Smart, Healthy and Rich! by Randy Gage
Prosperity Series by Randy Gage
Power Prosperity Podcast with Randy Gage
Prosperity TV Randy’s Youtube Channel
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3 Key Points:
- It is not uncommon to not know where to start when you want to create a life you love. There is some clarity required. Even Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs did not know where to start when they were 19 years old. You can start at the all you can eat buffet tasting different dishes and finding which ones you’ll find delicious.
- Randy’s belief is that the universe will give you your next assignment when you’re overqualified for your current one.
- Beliefs are passed on from generation to generation and we learn them before we are 8 or 9 years old. If we do not question the believes we will just keep passing them on and keep being stuck in the system
[00:22] invitation to the free 7 Day challenge, 7 Mindset Hacks to sell from your heart with ease, grace, confidence and on your terms
[02:08] Randy Gage bio
[04:13] You are the most qualified person in the world to do that. (create a life you love)
[05:06] Randy gives advice for people who need more clarity and don’t know exactly where to start to create a life they would love
[07:39] asking for the sale and your price has everything to do with your self-worth and your self-esteem and your own worthiness issues. Randy goes deeper on worthiness issues and where they are coming from.
[12:23] Rany explains why it is time to kill
[15:09] We formed those formative beliefs on those vital subjects before we were eight or nine years old. And at no point in their life did they ever go back and question those.
[16:46] Beliefs are passed down from generation to generation.
[19:28] How to identify if you have a mind virus?
[21:14] How to predict your future.
[23:08] How entrepreneurs truly create wealth
[24:18] When you know how to solve your client’s problems than you don’t need to sell, you only need to educate.
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Hi Gorgeous. A welcome to episode number 012. I am so excited to present our amazing guest today. Randy Gage.
Hey, it’s Randy Gage. And you’re listening to the worldwide award-winning, famous lovely and talented Heart Sells! Podcast with Christine Schlonski.
Wow, fantastic. I am so excited about this episode. Gorgeous, before we start right in. I want to invite you to my 7 Day challenge, starting on 7th of January 2019. And you will learn 7 Mindset Hacks to sell from your heart with ease, grace, confidence and on your term and this can be used for high-ticket as well as low- or medium-ticket. So you will learn the number one reason that will make your potential clients say yes, you learn the Sales P.O.W.E.R. selling from your heart, being authentic and true to your values. Simple tools to use to shift your mindset into a sales success mindset right away, a special technique to let go of your negative emotions around sales, as well as a technique to relax into the sale and access the confidence within, opportunities at your fingertips that you can use right now. As well as turn negative into positive and support the positive and the choice, as well as asking for the sale with confidence. This is super, super exciting. Make sure you sign up right away. The pre-work will be out beginning of January. And for that, you need to hop on over to www.christineschlonski.com/challenge. So I see you inside. Let’s continue with the episode.
Randy Gage is a thought-provoking critical thinker who will make you approach your business — and your life — in a whole new way. Randy is the author of ten books translated into 25 languages, including the New York Times bestsellers, Risky Is the New Safe and Mad Genius. He has spoken to more than 2 million people across more than 50 countries and is a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame. When he is not prowling the podium or locked in his lonely writer’s garret, you’ll probably find him playing 3rd base for a softball team somewhere. And today he’s spending his precious time with us. Please welcome Randy Gage.
Hi, Gorgeous I am so super excited to be here today with Randy Gage. Well, welcome Randy
Hey, great to be with you.
Great to be with you. And thank you so much for your time for the interview. I’m sure it’s gonna be amazing. So let’s start right in. Everybody or lots of people know that you are the person to go to when it comes to Prosperity when it comes to building a business and life you love. Is there anything you could share with us that people might not know about your area of expertise yet?
Well, I’m an expert on building the life I love. And my whole work is like, Hey, I’m not the be-all know-all guru. I’m just sharing: Here’s what works for me. And hopefully, that will provide you with some lessons. So then you can build the life that you love. Because I’m not qualified to build the life that you love. But you are the most qualified person in the world to do that. So I just try to give people some-some lessons I’ve learned how to stay out of the ditches, how to keep on the path and hopefully get where they want to go.
Wonderful. So I would suppose that in order to do that, to build the life you love, or for me to build the life I love, that some clarity required of what we truly want. And we all have beliefs and we grow up and different societies and environments, so what tip could you give somebody who thinks or who feels what I want, do something, and I just don’t know where to start.
That’s not uncommon. I see that pretty frequently. And I think you have to live in that and embrace that. Everybody’s in a hurry. Every 19 year old on Instagram, wants to be an entrepreneur and thinks they’re the next Mark Zuckerberg or the next Steve Jobs. And even Zuckerberg and Jobs didn’t have that figured out at 19 years old, right? Even though Zuckerberg and they both did amazing things in their college years, so they were very young. But they didn’t really know what they were going to do, or how they were going to do it. They were they were out there at the all you can eat buffet tasting different dishes and finding which ones they found delicious. And we all have to do that. And for most people, that’s going to mean being an employee, to begin with working for somebody else. And your job is to be the very best employee, you can be and be the most overqualified person at your position. And you get a better position, you get a better job. And then you become the most overqualified employee at that position. And next thing, you know, if you’re meant to be an entrepreneur, you’ll be an entrepreneur. Because you know, my belief is that the universe will give you your next assignment when you’re overqualified for your current one. So that’s my whole philosophy. And that’s what I would recommend for anybody listening is adopt that philosophy, just know that the universe will give you your next assignment when you’re overqualified for the one you’re doing right now.
Yeah, I love that. Because so many, so many entrepreneurs listening, they’re really, really heart-entered, and they have a service or product that they love to bring into the world. But they’re also a little bit afraid of making that sale or asking for the money. So what they then essentially need to do they need to get better and practicing to make offers and practicing to stay in their heart when they actually asked for what they want. Is that true?
Is that true? Yes, I think that’s true 30% of the time,
here’s what I bet would be true 70% of the time, it has nothing to do with their product, it has nothing to do with their price. It has everything to do with their self worth their self-esteem, and their own worthiness issues. So they’re afraid to ask for the order or there. I mean, I saw a guy do a Patreon campaign, which is for those not familiar, it’s a site where you, you’re going to put out a product or service and people sponsor you. So like, you could do a podcast, you could do your podcast on Patreon, and people say, hey, it’s $10 an episode to watch. Or you could do people publish books on there, and, you know, a chapter at a time and so he did this Patreon campaign and then for one of the perks which was level three, if it was, I think he got like a 60 minute, you know, consultation with him and he priced that it’s $7 and 50 cents. I was like, dude, there’s nobody in the world who’s going to think you’re worthy of any consultation if you’re selling it for $7 and 50 cents, that should be $750 or 7500 but that’s a worthiness issue, right? You have to believe in yourself enough to know. So like a lot of my books, I’ve written 11 books. And you know, I guess probably half of them, maybe a third of them are direct selling because I’ve done a lot of work in the direct selling space. Like maybe I’ve got three books, I think, for direct selling. And then I have a couple of books just for generic entrepreneurs. Mad Genius and Risky Is the New Safe I was really anybody who’s entrepreneur wants to know about innovation, disruption, how you get in front of the future and then the other half of them are on prosperity consciousness and that mindset thing and the the the theme people will find in those books over and over is this worthiness issue thing of there’s so much program, one book I entire book, just on the programming we get from organized religion, from government, and then what I would call the data-sphere, TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, the internet, social media, and there’s so much of this programming that money is bad and rich people are evil, it’s spiritual to be poor, or it’s noble to be poor, to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to exploit people to be a successful entrepreneur, you’ve got to be a bad parent. So if you’ve got the kind of mind viruses that you’re infected with, and billions of people do, literally billions, that’s where that plays out in that scenario that you’re describing Christine, where they’re hesitant to ask for the order or hesitant to ask for the right price, because it’s really worthiness issues. And you if you don’t go and address that, which is the core foundational cause then all of the sales techniques that they could learn from anybody aren’t going to make any difference for them.
Yeah, I so I so agree. And I would like to dive into that. So first of all, guys, if you want to check out Randy’s books just go to randygage.com and they’re also in the show notes in the comments and a really wonderful thing that Randy does as well as ProsperityTV and I just watched episode 322 with a very provoking headline
is that the grandma one?
Is it time to kill your grandma?
I think it just fits perfect, but you just said this is beliefs and you know, religion and how we’re brought up and obviously you are not suggesting to anybody to kill their grandma. But I’m quite sure that this episode got a lot of attention due to the title as well. So what was it if you wrap it up? because it fits so beautifully into the mindset piece and worthiness piece of people? Why did you call that episode: Is a time to kill your grandma?
Well, because I wanted them to because I gave the example of my Catholic grandma with all of her pupil guilt, and, you know, the all of the Catholicism guilt, but anyone with a Jewish Grandma, or a Greek Grandma, or a Filipino Grandma, or a Russian Grandma, they all going to relate because it’s this generational thing. So there were generational beliefs which just get passed from generation to generation to generation. And nobody thinks about him. Nobody questions those beliefs. So of course, my grandma was raised in the Depression era. So she was had such poverty consciousness that as you know, you watch the show, I told the story, I gave her a massage like a gift certificate for massage and spa one Christmas. And my family called me and says: She was crying. She was so upset why you wasted your money because she already has a lady who does her washing set and hairstyling and she would never it didn’t dawn on me till after, but she would never in a million years allow somebody to give her a massage. That’s just not even in her frame of reference, right? I, I have this whole different consciousness, right? I get a professional massage every week, at least once, sometimes more than once, right? And I’m a massage connoisseur and the Thai massage and you know, all the different and that’s one of the ways I show myself that I’m worthy. I order fresh flowers delivered to my home every week, I get a massage every week. I take care of myself, right? That’s stuff from my grandmother that that was like, just couldn’t even exist in her consciousness. So she had a belief structure that needs to be killed. And everybody has their grandparents and their parents and themselves, right, that you’re now there’s people listening to this right now who the problem is the belief structure they have that they’re passing on to their children because they haven’t done the critical thinking on the most important issues we face are God, religion, health, marriage, relationship, sex, money, and most people, they’re shocked to discover that they formed those formative beliefs on those in vital subjects before they were eight or nine years old. And at no point in their life did they ever go back and question those and say, oh, there’s that belief really serve me? Is that belief still relevant in the world today?
I lived with the Colombian girl for a while. So we’re sitting on the sofa one day, she asked me to give her purse she wants to get something out of it. I hand her purse, she takes something out, she gives it back to me and I set it on the floor. No, no, no matter how did she says the floor is no place for a purse. Okay. So I pick up the purse, I put it back on the sofa. I’m thinking about it. So then I start laughing. And she’s like: What’s so funny? And I say, you just said the floor is no place for a purse she, you know, we were probably 25 each or something like, that just doesn’t sound like something that a 25-year-old would say. It sounds like something you learn from your mother or your grandma. So she starts she looks puzzled for a minute and then she starts laughing. And she says, Yes, My grandmother said that to my mother and my mother said that to me. Until it’s just unbelief, she adopted and nowhere along the line did anybody say: Well, why is the floor no place for a purse, right? And it’s just, that’s the that’s how our beliefs passed down generation to generation. And now with the power of the internet and social media, these beliefs are transmitted mind-virus, they literally are mind-viruses, there are like you can get a virus on the hard drive of your computer, you can get a virus in your subconscious mind. And they can just a negative mind virus can ricochet around the world in minutes today because goes viral on YouTube, or Facebook, or whatever.
Yeah, it’s so interesting. But the purse actually, somebody said the same thing to me. Not in my family, though. But the reason was that if you put it on the floor, then the money runs out,
then money tuns out, what a crazy crazy belief that is?
Is it, yeah, and it’s, as you said, it’s passed on from generation to generation and so often people don’t even realize that they need to have a deeper look and need to maybe question those beliefs and those things they say to themselves over and over and over again, like money doesn’t grow up trees, or, you know, to make a sale, you need to be pushy, or sleazy or unethical, and then it keeps them from actually having a thriving business. So what if we just think about the entrepreneur who wants to bring more of their gifts into the world? Where do you know where they could start? Like, what would be a really good question to start with, so they can actually have a check on their belief system?
Well, that’s kind of two questions. One, where do you start as an entrepreneur and to where do you start on checking out the belief system first?
here, I’ll give you I’ll give everybody listening a quick test. This was actually on my own podcast this morning. I did a show on people who give up on their dreams. And but here’s the scenario I open the show with: You’re driving along, you’re on your way to work. And you see a car by the side of the road, you come up and you see it is a hot fire engine, red Ferrari, and there’s a guy standing outside the Ferrari and the front tire is flat. What’s your knee-jerk default reaction?
Most people would find that mildly amusing, they would find that perversely humorous or even uproariously humorous. They’d say, I’m driving along in my beat up old Honda and here’s this guy with $250,000 Ferrari and he’s got a flat tire. How funny is that? Now? The same scenario, you’re driving along to working and then there’s a 10-year-old Toyota broken down and there’s a woman standing outside the Toyota. Most people, what’s their default reaction? I wonder if she’s Okay, do I need to check if she’s does she need help change in the tire? Does she have a cell phone? Is somebody on the way? Is she or she all right? That would be I think, for I think 75 or 85% of the world would have those same both default reactions with the guy in the Ferrari and the lady in the Toyota. So if that’s true for you guys listening, then I can tell you right away, you already have a bias against money, you have a bias against wealth, you’ve got mine viruses there, you need to address. If you loved the movie Titanic or Avatar, you have a horrific mind virus against people with money, right? I could just give examples, after examples above books and movies and TV shows, and all the pop culture stuff. Because those are the ones that become the biggest hits, the ones that pander to the belief that we already hold that money or bad rich money is bad, rich people are evil, spiritual, to be poor, blah, blah, blah, all of those ones we talked about. So right away, just answer those questions and you could know.
That if we go to your second question, which is about the entrepreneurial thing, then I’m going to say, read my book Mad Genius, because that is my manifesto for entrepreneurs, where I really challenged them to that your goal is to disrupt yourself. Your goal should be how would I put myself out of business if the taxi drivers would have thought of that Uber could have never done what they did to them. If the bookstores would have had that thought, then Amazon would have never done what it did to them. If hotels had that thought, then Airbnb could never have dented them the way it has. So that’s kind of what that book is about how you people say because so that book was for entrepreneurs. And the one before it was called Risky Is the New Safe that was also for entrepreneurs. And in Risky Is the New Safe, I predicted Bitcoin, Brexit, CRISPR gene technology, gene editing so many things, and people are like Gage are you, Nostradamus? How did you predict all these things and know that they would happen and I’m not a futurist, you don’t have to be a futurist, any, any real futurist will always tell you the futures already here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet, right? So all those signs were there that pointed those things. And really what I’m showing people in those books is how to just look around the corner and see what the future is going to bring. And then once you do that, what you’re looking for is what are the problems that are going to come with that? What are the challenges that are going to come with that? What are the obstacles that are going to come with that future, because that’s how entrepreneurs really create wealth.
We do two things, we solve problems, and we add value. And so once you know what the problems are, then you just got to say, okay, how’s the way I can help solve those problems or how’s the way I can add value by add value? We could show her how to make something faster, we could show how to make something easier, we could show how to make something cheaper, we could show how to make something last longer, we could show something to have a higher cache or perception in the market solve problems and add value. And so like for the people listening to this, who are salespeople, your homework is, who’s your perfect target, prospect or candidate? And then you ask yourself, okay, what are the three things that are keeping them lying awake at night? And once you know what those three things are you will never have an issue to solve to sell anything ever again. Because instead of saying, How do I sell them? Or what do they sell them? You say, Okay, I know what their problems are. Now, what can my product or service do to help them solve those problems or add value? And then it’s not a sale anymore. It’s it’s effective market. I’ve always said, I’m a horrible salesperson, I’m deathly afraid of rejection, I’m never going to make a cold call of my life depended on it. I’m a horrible salesperson. But I’m a brilliant marketer because I see marketing as educating my prospect and given them, you know, educating them enough that they will make the right decision for them. I don’t want to convince them, I don’t want to close them don’t want to pressure them. I want to present them enough information that they can make the decision whether or not my product it will help them solve problems or add value. And if I do that, I’m never going to worry about making money.
Yeah, that’s brilliant and so great to adapt for everybody listening that you don’t even need to worry if you bring the value the money’s going to come.
Yeah, right. Absolutely.
Well, thank you so much, Randy. We’re going to be back for the next interview. And thank you for all the wisdom that you shared with us today.
Hey, thanks for everybody listening.
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