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Geoff Blades – Do What You Want to Stand Out | Ep. 145

Geoff Blades is a personal development guru who’s an absolute inspiration and content machine. A former investment banker, he is now one of the top CEOs all over the world.

His bestselling books, Do What You Want and The Trump Presidential Playbook are available for you to dive into and learn a thing or two about grabbing attention to bolster your endeavors.

Geoff Blades – Getting What You Work For

Coming from a working-class background, Geoff learned from an early age what it takes to afford a better pair of shoes. If you want that better pair of shoes, you need to get a job. You’ve got to work and work hard for the things you want. This basic philosophy is exactly what changed the game.

“If you put your head down and work hard, you can create your life…you can fundamentally transform your reality.” – Geoff Blades

Late in high school, something clicked in his brain and he realized he could only get so far in life without an education. Geoff’s work began by taking his education seriously, he invested in his education, got the good grades, graduated university and landed a job at Goldman Sachs.

What You Want

Very few people can answer what seems to be the most pressing of questions one can encounter in their entire lifetime. What do we want?

It’s unfortunate and sad but the vast majority of people have settled for what they don’t want. They know what they want but they are not willing to put in the work to get to the other side.

“Most people know exactly what they want but they don’t believe that they can get it..they don’t give themselves the permission to open up their mind and go for it.” – Geoff Blades

Understanding what we want, however, is only the first step to becoming successful and standing out in life.

Work For It

Geoff took his hard work, his 10 years and hours upon hours of reading self-help books and condensed what he learned into his own book, Do What You Want. He knew what he wanted. He wanted to help others get to where he was in life but much more quickly.

You have to have a systematic approach to achieving your goal. You have to work at it every day to make progress every day.

Final Four

1. What have you done to stand out in business and in life?

“I do what I want.”

2. What advice would you give someone to stand out in business and in life?

“Do what you want. Find your edge.”

3. What is the best advice you received?

“Own it.”

4. How do you want to be remembered?

“For being willing to do what it takes to do what I want and then to share that and help other people to do what they want.”

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