21 Excerpts from Success Habits of Super Achievers

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Last fall I published Success Habits of Super Achievers, with 80 Thought Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Professionals, Coaches, Authors, Investors, Musicians including Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Mark Victor Hansen, Darren Hardy, Lisa Haisha, Denis Waitley, John Assaraf, Phil Collen of Def Leppard and more

The response to the book has been amazing including hitting #1 in over 30 categories (by the way if you would like me to send you for FREE the digital copy of the entire 320 page book reply to this email and let me know and I will send you the link).

Today I want to share 21 powerful excerpts from the book 

21 Excerpts from Success Habits of Super Achievers

The deck is stacked against you. There’s no question about it. And to get out of where you are, you gotta be hungry! Jackie Robinson said, don’t level the playing field. Just let me on the field, and I’ll level it myself. People that are hungry level the field, all they want is access in the game. When you are hungry, your gifts will make room for you. Bring what you have, do the best that you can, and God will do what you can’t do. 

– Les Brown, Iconic Motivational Speaker and Author 

As an artist development coach, you are also a life coach. I take that seriously. I pour myself into my clients, as the training is not only about a music business career but about their personal ability to get up after being knocked down. The industry is full of armchair critics who enjoy the art of serving up their opinion publicly. 

– Linda Septien, Kingpin of Pop Talent 

That was the only time during my amateur, professional, and minor league baseball career where I had self-doubt. I almost walked away. I didn’t have the vision that I would get called back to the big leagues, play for 15 years, or play on three World Championship teams and get paid tens of millions of dollars. I didn’t know I was going to play for a Hall of Fame manager or that a lot of my teammates were going to go to the Hall of Fame. 

I couldn’t see any of that because I was ready to quit. Where I was is where most people quit, and not just in sports, but in life, from a marriage, job, or situation. It’s where they decide they’re just not good enough. It’s a wall you run into that you either get over or around, or the wall becomes your ceiling forever. 

– Todd Stottlemyre, 15-Year MLB Player and Entrepreneur 

For me, much more important than being the guy on stage is helping other dreamers get there. That realization launched me into my incredibly successful role behind the scenes as a songwriter and Grammy-winning producer, which in turn, has given me the platform to mentor up-and-coming musicians on their journeys. The irony is that serving led me to success. 

– Seth Mosley, 3x Grammy-Winner, Producer, and Songwriter 

When I got back from serving in Afghanistan, I decided I wanted to compete in the US Memory Championships. I hired a coach, United States Navy SEAL TC Cummings. He taught me a lot about mindset and discipline. He had me memorizing cards underwater. He had me memorizing cards in noisy bars. He had me changing my diet, getting up early, and training like a Navy SEAL would train for war so that I would be a well-trained brain athlete for the memory tournament. 

– Ron White, 2x US Memory Champion 

The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life. They make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of each event. 

Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses. Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. 

– Brian Tracy, Iconic Speaker and Trainer 

To do a few things excellently, you’ve got to say no to a lot of things. I’ve found that one hard no then makes a thousand little no’s easy. I look for opportunities where I can make one decision that then makes a thousand decisions behind it. 

– Darren Hardy, Speaker, Author, Former Publisher of SUCCESS Magazine 

School sports helped pull me out of that home environment. I was not a great athlete, but chose to show up, suit up, and get in the game. That was my attitude—get in there and do the very best I could. 

– Tim Cole, 31-Year Marine Colonel 

I recognized I had an addiction when I realized I couldn’t remember things. On my ex-girlfriend Liz’s birthday in April 1987, we were in Paris having a glass of champagne, and I said, “I’m not drinking after this.” We went to India the next day, and I quit cold turkey. 

The benefits were outrageous. I got two extra hours a day that I wasn’t spending recovering or just feeling not great. That’s when I started working out because I actually had time to burn. 

– Phil Collen, Lead Guitarist of Def Leppard 

Success doesn’t reveal as much about who you are as failure does. I’ve learned on my journey that wherever you look, there are corresponding opposites, and those opposites are ultimately inseparable. We need them both—the success and the tragedy. We cannot fully know one without the other. In my lowest low, I discovered my authentic soul. 

– Mike Muhney, Co-Founder of ACT! Software 

I had to step out of myself and ask, “Do people really want you to be like Zig Ziglar on stage?” The answer was no. They want me to have the same principles and values but to be the best version of myself. When I am not myself, it comes across as fake, a mask. That put the pressure in the right place, in developing myself and understanding what people needed. I realized it wasn’t about me or the opportunity I had to speak. It was about every person in the room. 

– Tom Ziglar, Speaker, Author, and CEO of Ziglar 

I had run nine marathons and was getting into ultra-marathons, which are longer than 26.2 miles. I had just completed an Ironman triathlon and my first 100-miler on a track course, and I was looking forward to a second 100-mile ultra-marathon in the mountains. I started experimenting with breathing without changing my running or strengthening routines. I started getting faster and running became easier. I could run a marathon, do my specific breathing technique during and afterward to calm down, then get up and walk normally, and the next day go for a run again. With no other changes in my training, I dropped 14 minutes off my marathon time within seven months—a huge triumph. Most importantly, I knew I had to start using this to help other people develop a new breathing habit. 

– Dr. Amy Novotny, Breathing and Chronic Pain Specialist 

You have to believe in and fight for your dreams and goals. Who are you going to be? What are you going to be? What are you chasing? I figured out at 17 years old that I didn’t have to please everybody including the friends around me. I had this dream of being a sportscaster. That’s all I needed to work on—my dream. 

– Newy Scruggs, 8x Emmy-Winning Sportscaster 

The question is, what’s holding you back? Whatever it is, limiting beliefs, low self-worth, fears, we know how to fix that. The key is: Are you willing to do the work necessary to eliminate the obstacles, so you achieve the dream? If you’re not willing to do the work, stop complaining and stop having these big goals and dreams. 

– John Assaraf, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author vi 

Jack and I set BIG goals! And the results eclipsed even our lofty goals! As of today, we have sold over 500 million Chicken Soup books worldwide. If you think, “I can’t do it. I’m not strong enough. I’m not enough,” you won’t be. But, if you start saying, “I really have a wonderful mind and powerful resources,” you are setting yourself up for unlimited achievement, success, and opportunities galore. 

Everyone’s got a genius talent, skills and abilities, but it’s different for each of us and requires enormous self-discipline to action. Everyone has a destiny. It’s your job to discover what that is and then go fulfill it. 

– Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul 

Over the next five years, I went to 15 countries to visit orphanages and asked the children the same three questions: Is God fair? If you had one wish, what would it be? Who in the world would you want to meet and why? That ended up becoming a book, Whispers from Children’s Hearts. That book launched my speaking career. I spoke in schools and gatherings across the globe, sharing the words of the unheard children. 

– Lisa Haisha, Producer, Speaker, and Coach 

Over the past 30 years, I have had to innovate and reinvent many times over. The tactics change as technology changes, but the marketing principles do not. I think too many people confuse technology with marketing. I can hire the tech piece. It is the marketing that I need to make sure I never relegate. Once you understand that the principles of marketing don’t change, it is just the tactics that change, you can then adjust accordingly. 

– Kyle Wilson, Marketer, Strategist, and Founder of Jim Rohn International 

To me, a legacy is about listening. A legacy is about sharing. A legacy is about depth…staying a little longer in conversations with people. It’s about impacting and inspiring. A legacy is about others first. It’s not about having success, but about what I do with that success. Most legacies are built on sharing and caring, not how high you went up the ladder. 

– Kevin Eastman, 12-Year NBA Coach, Speaker, Author and College Coaching Hall of Fame

My dad told me that he felt my purpose in life was not to learn a trade. My purpose in life was to be a leader, to help and elevate people and to do it without expecting anything in return. He felt I could not be a great leader unless I understood and related to people doing the hard work who often felt underappreciated and passed by in life. That is why he assigned me all those dirty jobs, so I could walk in their shoes. 

– Robert Crocket, Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Author 

In reality, success is not all that difficult. But it does take effort. And it’s nearly impossible to do it alone. Which is why one of my greatest personal success secrets is forming, developing, and nurturing fantastic, productive, authentic, win-win relationships. 

– Robert Helms, #1 Real Estate Podcast, Real Estate Developer 

I’ve learned to be a role model, not a critic. If they shouldn’t be doing it, neither should you. Be someone worth emulating to your children. Set the example in your life. By preaching, I never got anywhere. I’m a highly sought-after professional speaker, I give a good lecture, but still, they watched me more than they listened to me talk. 

It’s much better to walk your talk. If you point out people’s shortcomings, they manifest those. It’s very hard to come away from what you’re being preached not to do. Instead, lead them toward the desired result. 

– Denis Waitley, Iconic Speaker and Author 

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What Others are Saying About Kyle

“Kyle, thank you for our partnership and friendship. Friendship is wealth and you make me a rich man. Love and Respect!” Jim Rohn, Iconic Philosopher & Speaker

“Kyle Wilson is brilliant and so very knowledgeable and an icon in this industry. He was the power behind Jim Rohn. Kyle is my longtime friend and someone I have a great deal of respect for.” Les Brown, Iconic Speaker and Author

“I guard my endorsements carefully. Regarding Kyle, he is simply a marketing genius! No joke. Kyle was the wizard behind the successful business of my mentor Jim Rohn. Every marketing dilemma I have ever had Kyle has given me the brilliant and elegant solution on the spot. Kyle’s consulting has saved and earned me hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.” Darren

Hardy, Former Publisher SUCCESS Magazine

“I have worked closely with Kyle Wilson for 20 years. He is one of the best all-around marketers, promoters, business-builders and entrepreneurs in the business today. We have generated more than a million dollars together.” Brian Tracy, Int Speaker & Author

“Kyle is a valued friend, a marketing superstar and one of the most knowledgeable people in the personal development industry.” Robin Sharma, Author of Monk Who Sold His Ferrari 

“I’ve known and worked with Kyle Wilson for over 20 years. Kyle is the ONLY person that ALWAYS under-promised and over-delivered every single time my dad Zig and I worked with him. He is a valued friend and some one I have great admiration and respect for!” Tom Ziglar, President of Zig Ziglar Corp

“Kyle is one of my old and dear friends and one of the smartest marketing guys I have had the opportunity to work with. He is the scrappy marketing guy. What I mean by that is, there are lots of guys who will put out business plans and do all kinds of nonsense and swing for home runs. Kyle is the real deal and finds ways to create product, add value, help people, build community, he’s unbelievable.” Eric Worre, Author of Go Pr

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"I guard my endorsements carefully. Regarding Kyle, he is simply a marketing genius! No joke. Kyle was the wizard behind the successful business of my mentor Jim Rohn. Every marketing dilemma I have ever had, Kyle has given me the brilliant and elegant solution on the spot. Kyle’s consulting has saved and earned me hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years."
Darren Hardy
Former Publisher SUCCESS Magazine
"Kyle, thank you for our partnership and friendship all these years. Friendship is wealth and you make me a rich man. Much Love & Respect"
Jim Rohn
(1930-2009), Internationally
Renowned Speaker and Author
"Kyle Wilson is brilliant and very knowledgeable and an icon in this industry. He was the power behind Jim Rohn. Kyle is my longtime friend and someone I have a great deal of respect for."
Les Brown
Iconic Speaker and Author
"Kyle you were a master to work with when filming and producing at my house. Also, Helen and I have toured and done so many 'meet and greets' and have had all kinds of cool activities and opportunities on the road, but last year at your house at the Inner Circle Mastermind ranks at the top as one of the all time best experiences we have ever had on the road. At your house the people and the love was so amazing. We are use to doing all the giving, but that day we felt loved and cared for. It was just an amazing experience! We still talk about it to this day. It is at the top of our tour memories from over all these years!"
Phil Collen
Lead Guitarist, Def Leppard
"Thank you Kyle Wilson for being such a magnificent leader and creating a powerful, humanitarian thinking group of leaders. You’re such an amazing human being. Always inspired by who you are!"
Lisa Haisha
Host Amazon Show, Producer,
"I have worked closely with Kyle Wilson for 20 years. He is one of the best all-around marketers, promoters, business-builders and entrepreneurs in the business today. We have generated more than a million dollars together.
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Best-Selling Author,
CEO of Brian Tracy
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7x Emmy Winning Broadcaster,
NBC Sports Dallas/Ft Worth
"Kyle is one of my old and dear friends and one of the smartest marketing guys I have had the opportunity to work with. He is the scrappy marketing guy. Kyle is the real deal and finds ways to create product, add value, help people, build community, he’s unbelievable."
Eric Worre
Founder of Network Marketing
Pro and International Best-Selling
Author of Go Pro
"Kyle Wilson, single handedly changed the way I look at life! And the way I participate in my own! Kyle's wisdom, loyalty and commitment to seeing people soar is unmatched in the industry. He is a spring board, sounding board and ultimately a launch pad for anyone committed to pursuing their deepest dreams and ultimate goals! He is the most authentic mentor, friend and business parter I've ever had. I'm so thankful I ended up in your sphere 'KW,' Kyle Wilson.”
Erika De La Cruz
TV & Media Host, Speaker,
Trainer and Author of Passionistas
"Kyle Wilson is the man! When I made the decision to transition from my 15 year MLB career to being a speaker, best-selling author and business consultant I researched and then sought out the man who has been behind such iconic speakers as Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy and many others. Hiring Kyle as my coach has been one of the smartest decisions I made.
Todd Stottlemyre
Author of Relentless Success,
15 Year MLB Pitcher
and 3x World Champion
"Kyle is a valued friend, a marketing superstar and one of the most knowledgeable people in the personal development industry.
Robin Sharma
Author of The Monk Who
Sold His Ferrari
"Kyle can I thank you for something and congratulate you in the same breath? I've done easily 500 interviews in my life. This has been my favorite one. One that went on and allowed that deeper dive because that's one of the things that time limits can rob us of. And I thank you for that because it's been very healthy and very cathartic. And you kind of brought me back in touch with how ready I am to get back on stages. I'm ready."
Glenn Morshower
Actor in Over 250 Movies and Shows
"Kyle is one of the wisest and most brilliant marketing consultants in the world. He is the man behind the great marketing of Jim Rohn International and so many other personal development legends. He is not only someone I’ve enjoyed collaborating and working with for over two decades, but is also a close and valued friend. I recommend Kyle without equivocation."
Mark Victor Hansen
Co-Creator of World’s
Best-Selling Book Series
Chicken Soup for the Soul
“Kyle Wilson is a masterful marketer and there is a good reason why top investors, entertainers, sports figures, leaders in personal development and entrepreneurs call on him as a coach, mentor, business partner and friend. Kyle knows what works in business and most importantly relationships and always over delivers. As an Inner Circle Mastermind member for over 2 years, it’s been the very best thing I could have done to level up my circle of influence, surround myself with success and have the platform to launch a best-selling book, be invited to speak, partner, invest and take my brand to the next level. I highly recommend you invest whatever is necessary to be a member of the Inner Circle or hire Kyle as your coach.
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Wellness Mompreneur,
#1 Best-Selling Author
Mom & Dadpreneur
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Jeffrey Gitomer
Best-Selling Author The Little Red Book of Selling
"I've known and worked with Kyle Wilson for over 20 years. Kyle is the ONLY person that ALWAYS under-promised and over-delivered every single time my dad Zig and I worked with him. He is a valued friend and someone I have great admiration and respect for!"
Tom Ziglar
President of Zig Ziglar Corp
"Kyle's Inner Circle Masterminds have been some of the most enlightening events I've been a part of. I've met so many incredible people outside the world I live and work in. It is the pinnacle of places you can go to upgrade your network. Plus, Kyle's coaching has helped me create and additional six figure side income that allows me to impact more people."
Seth Mosley
2x Grammy Winner,
Billboard #1 Producer and
Song Writer of the Year
"When I met Kyle Wilson I had been speaking professionally for 12 years and my biggest ‘achievement’ was $60,000 in debt to the IRS, a truck I prayed every day would start, and a simple 6 CD memory training set. Kyle coached me to market that CD set and in less than 12 months my IRS debt was gone and I was speaking in Australia, Bangkok, Belgium, Singapore, Malaysia and all over the USA with the biggest names in the speaking business. It was almost magical how Kyle took my business from giving speeches in the back room of an IHOP restaurant to audiences as large as 8,000 in what seemed like overnight. I can honestly say that Kyle Wilson was not a major factor in turning my business around. Kyle Wilson was THE factor. I can’t strongly recommend his wisdom, knowledge, business mind or who he is as a person enough."
Ron White
Best-Selling Author of
Black Belt Memory,
2009 & 2010 US Memory Champion
"Kyle Wilson is not only one of my most valued friends and mentors, he is a marketing genius and brilliant business man, always providing the most honest and insightful solutions to any challenge. I am honored to have him as my book partner and life-long counterpart."
Jeanette Ortega,
Jeanette Ortega
Best-Selling Author of
The Little Black Book of Fitness
& Celebrity Fitness Trainer
"Kyle, you ROCKED the EOFIRE show. You are a great storyteller and shared great lessons. Truly impressed…and thank you for what you do/have done for this Entrepreneurial world."
John Lee Dumas
Host of EOFire Podcast with
over 100 million Downloads
"Anytime I'm in a conversation with Kyle Wilson, I always take my notepad out and start taking down notes cause there's so much to learn. Kyle it's a real honor for me to know you."
Bob Burg
Speaker and Best-Selling Author
of the Go Giver
“Kyle Wilson literally built an empire over 18 years working with one of the true legends in the entire speaking space, Mr. Jim Rohn. Somebody I look up too, somebody who was a hero of mine that I wanted to be like because of the way he had great integrity. Kyle has that same integrity, he truly cares about making you look good. He cares about you having quality materials and I will Guarantee you will be so grateful you partnered up and got into one of Kyle's books. Kyle cares truly from the heart about your success. And about representing you in the way you want to be represented. With your great content, and your great information and with who you are as a business, as a brand, as a person. So do yourself a favor, work with my friend Kyle.”
James Malinchak
Featured on ABC’s Hit TV show
Secret Millionaire &
Founder of Big Money Speaker
"Kyle Wilson’s insight, marketing acumen and business knowledge are guru level. His consulting, friendship and brilliant solutions have changed the trajectory of my career and life. His strategies don’t just elevate, they transform you and your brand.
Olenka Cullinan
Speaker, Passionista, Founder of
Rising Tycoons &
#iStartFirst Bossbabe Bootcamps
"From the moment I met Kyle realized that he was a unique individual. In life their is 'talent' and then behind that 'talent' there is always the business savvy behind it. We say that when the pupil is ready, the teacher will appear. Kyle Wilson IS that teacher and that consultant....are you ready? Kyle, I know our best work is yet to come. Thanks for the friendship and expertise."
Nick Bradley
PGA Tour Mentor,
Speaker, Author
"Is there anyone in the world who is better at grooming and managing a speaker than Kyle Wilson? Absolutely not! Kyle was the man behind Jim Rohn. Kyle, while managing my speaking career, took me to 60 speaking engagements a year while increasing my fee, and helped me publish numerous books that sold nearly a million copies, produce two best-selling audio programs, taught me how to sell product from the back of a room (with a number of $50,000 days and one $110,000 day) and got me my own television show and a co-host with Zig Ziglar on his television show, True Performance. There is not a single person alive who not only knows but has mastered the speaking business from beginning to end like Kyle Wilson. Take my highest recommendation and multiply it by ten and you have what I think about Kyle. What? You haven’t picked up the phone yet to get on board with him? Get going!!"
Chris Widener
Best-Selling Author The Angel Inside
"Kyle Wilson has been a life changing mentor, friend and business partner. He not only has extreme marketing knowledge, is talented and gifted at speaking, coaching and leading, but he also has a unique focus, drive and charisma that magnetizes others and helps them to succeed and become more motivated. I would recommend anyone wanting to propel to higher levels to work with Kyle"
Kim Somers Egelsee
# 1 best selling author
and Tedx speaker
"Kyle Wilson's Inner Circle is nothing short of Life Changing! It offers insights and valuable outcomes for entrepreneurs, champions, and business leaders. IC is high-trust, honest, and encouraging, an integrity-filled environment that generates awareness, understanding, and wisdom from the team for you. IC provides one a board of trusted advisors... the ""GPS to help you get to the next level."
Tim Cole
(Business) Managing Director,
(Military) Colonel, USMC (Ret)
"After only working with Kyle for a few months, I felt my professional world opening up in new and inspired ways. Kyle’s marketing brilliance and business wisdom combine to make him a one in a million in this coaching world. I found that I literally would just listen to whatever he says and that is not common for a strong-willed woman like me, but his guidance is pure gold and his goodness shines through it all. I am so very grateful to him for his coaching.”
Dr. Stormy Hill, OTR/L
Entrepreneur, Author, Educator, Mom
"Kyle you have greatly influenced my life and career. You and Jim made a perfect team with a legacy that will continue to change lives more than any otherthought leaders with timeless wisdom."
Denis Waitley
Author Psychology of Winning