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MAP & AJ Attend EO Learning Seminar in Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX – 9.19.19

Andy Schwartz attended  EO XCentric in Dallas, TX Sept 16-19, 2019.  The 3 day Entrepreneur’s Organization event is held to help entrepreneurs learn and grow as leaders.  525 members attended the event, “Live your Legacy by Design.”  Speakers included Verne Harnish of Gazelles, Molly Bloom, Kristy Spraggon of Kristy TV,  President George W. Bush, and Dr. Daniel Friedman, MD.

Learning to live your legacy on a day to day basis and how you can better contribute to the lives of others every day was the theme.  Verne Harnish talked about the habits of great leaders, think versus talk, pattern recognition, train your gut, and never eat alone.  Molly Bloom ran an exclusive, high stakes underground poker game at 23 where over $3 Billion changed hands.  An Olympic athlete, who’s career ended when she tripped on a branch said, “Nobody gets to where they are without falling down, it’s how you get back up that matters.”  The big takeaway from Molly was “Conquer yourself first, then conquer the world.”

President George W. Bush spoke to us for about 75 minutes, he was awesome.  We were not allowed to take pictures or notes. He’s 73, in great shape with a great sense of humor.  He talked about good habits practiced on a daily basis, about hiring good people and trusting them and he talked about ‘culture.”  You cannot have a great team without a great culture.

Dr. Daniel Friedman is a neuroscientist and professor, author of “Leading from Within.”  His studies showed when you get off task (any task), self-doubt creeps in.  That everyone is in leadership and leadership is not a role, it’s a way of being.  It helps when you talk to yourself that you talk like you would to your best friend.

It was a great 3 day event, definitely a once in a lifetime.