Jay Kubassek is the CEO of PRO U as well as a professional speaker and trainer, Baja off-road racer, member of the New York Blue Elephant Polo team, self-taught cellist, amateur photographer, amateur chef and indie film producer. Jay went from farm-hand to selling mufflers at a Kansas City Midas shop to serial entrepreneur. What he is best known for is opening the eyes and minds of people around the world to the possibility of being an entrepreneur by teaching the exact principles he was taught by his mentors.
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Ever since my hometown was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy last week, it’s been a huge change of living standards for me. I’ve had hardly any phone or internet access. I haven’t had any power all week. My dog Victor broke his leg running around our backyard. My wife’s car got swamped by four feet of water. I don’t even remember what it’s like to wash my face with warm water!
It’s not my proudest moment, but it all got to me and broke m…
I have been watching the vigorous presidential debates and last night was no different than the rest. I see a lot of rhetoric from politicians who take each others’ words and try to turn them around and against each other. It’s all spin. And at the end of the day, unless you go and fact check everything they’re saying, there is no way to know which side is telling the truth.
It reminds me that everyone sees the world through a lens that makes our personal view the right one. In politics, you have a bunch of people who see the world throu…
My purpose in life is to give you a pattern interrupt. I am looking to be an inflection point in your life where you literally “wake up” to the power you have to change everything for the better.
This past year has been a tough one for me. When I’m feeling anxiety, it comes when I’m worried about something in the future that is out of my control. The typical things I feel this for is the great unknown: any threat to my security. Fear is a little different, because it’s based on past experience and projecting what could happen based on that experience. Anxiety is worry about the unknown that hasn’t happened yet; fear is worry of what’s known that may happen again.
I used to thi…
Earlier this week, I had a bunch of administrative tasks catch up to me that had to be taken care of. These activities put me on my heels, and took a couple hours of my time. How do you deal with it when things pop up like this and take up time that you didn’t account for?
The reason those things came out of left field is because I didn’t properly take care of them when I should have. I didn’t take care of them when they were urgent, so I was forced to take care of them when they were urgent AND important. The little things that are urgent must be dealt with. If not, they’ll come up later, and put you into reactive mode as you take time away from your goal-oriented actions (proactive m…
Sometimes I won’t feel inspired or clear as to what I want to get done in a day. If you operate from that space, you’ll end up doing all kinds of peripheral and non-important tasks instead of the purposeful action that drives you closer to your goals. You’ll just sit there and bang your head against the wall if you try to break through it that way. Instead, try this: remove yourself from that space.
I personally do this all the time. I’ll walk away and take Victor for a walk, go to a coffee shop, or go to the gym. Do what you have to do to get out of there and stop thinking about the problems or challenges you are facing. Your conscious mind is not capable of solving them at that momen…
Life is like a boomerang. All of our thoughts are energy, and what we put out either comes back to us (like a boomerang) or hits its target. There is a certain impact to the thoughts going through your mind every day. That energy from your mind comes from your body.
A guy named Shawn Achor studies this stuff… Shawn is a happiness researcher (no, not the kind who lives in a bubble and is disconnected from the world); he studies the psychosomatic effects of happiness. He finds that there is a direct correlation between the kinds of thoughts in your brain and the way your life is going. This is measurable proof that your results in life are grown from the seeds of your…
We’ve entered the month of October, and it is now the final quarter of 2012. In terms of goals and accomplishments, I have daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly goals to go along with the bigger yearly goals. For me, quarterly goals are among my favorites to set because you can get a lot done in 90 days. But it’s not so long away that you lose sight of how long you have to accomplish what you’re going after, like a yearly goal might be.
90 days is enough time to learn a new skill to take yourself to the next level in your business. It’s enough time without being too much time. And right now is a perfect time to think about where you want to be by the end of this year. To do this, think…
I’ve been in London for the past few days. It’s like Europe, but English! It’s one of those things I always wanted to do, but never had a specific date or time frame to make it happen. It’s been an incredible experience.
PRO will have a London office soon. We will be having about 500 new members joining over from England soon. Over the years we’ve had a lot of leaders come through the PRO community. If you are truly about success and empowering people, you have to let people go and be at peace with their ability to make their own decisions.
One of my students a few years ago, Stuart Ross, was a PRO member who built his own community that was modeled after PRO. (I had no idea they…
The first time I ever went to New York City was one week after the attacks of 9/11/01. At the time, I was a truck driver. At that time, I could still see the smoldering buildings near Ground Zero. It was a surreal scene and a very somber tone to the whole city that day.
Here I am, 11 years later, in New York again today. I’ve had apartments and offices here. From my hotel room, I can see the Freedom Tower. It’s 1,776 feet tall, WAY bigger than any other building around it. That’s also the year the America declared its independence. America came back bigger and better after the attacks. So many lives and businesses were lost that day, but now, we’ve built ourselves back up.
9/11 is a date that is burned into my memory, like it is for a lot of people. We can all remember exactly where we were right now 11 years ago. It was a tragedy that told us that nothing would ever be the same, that everything has changed, and that we all NEED to change. In and of itself, it was a terrible tragedy. But over the bigger picture, when you look at events that force you to change like that, the changes they help you make can be some of the biggest blessings of life.
Where I live now is about 35 miles south of where the Twin Towers once stood. There’s a high speed ferry that goes to Wall Street that I’ll take to the city today.
A lot of people from aro…
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