GLS 2017 Day One – Marcus Lemonis Session Notes

GLS 2017 Day One – Marcus Lemonis Session Notes

This year, I’m attending The Global Leadership Summit from the satellite location at my home church in Avon, IN.  Once again, I’m sharing my notes from this excellent event here on my blog.  So, tune in for the next 2 days and catch the notes from each of the speakers.

It’s my hope that these notes will not only add value to you as a leader, but also give you some practical ideas to share the notes with your team.  Lastly, head over to my Facebook page to join in on the conversation and let’s share our favorite quotes and take-aways there!

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in North America. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place at an additional 675+ sites in 125 countries and 59 languages.

MARCUS LEMONIS Star of CNBC’s The Profit; CEO of Camping World and Good Sam

With many ventures on his resume, including the hit TV show, The Profit, Marcus Lemonis has invested $40 million of his own money helping small businesses. Additionally, he is the CEO of America’s #1 source for RVs and the largest organization of RV owners in the world. Lemonis lends his expertise to other entrepreneurs using his evaluation system of three keys for business health and success: people, process and product.

  • At the end of the day, I feel like I’ve lived my life being invisible
  • I don’t care much about money
  • The real message I have isn’t about spreadsheets, it’s about how to understand yourself better
  • That was my biggest struggle – how do I function?
  • When I was a kid, I had an eating disorder
  • I was molested as a child by a family member and I attempted suicide twice
  • My faith is what saved me
  • I went to the chapel in my all boy, catholic school because it’s where I didn’t feel alone
  • I went to college in Milwaukee because I needed a fresh start where no one knew me
  • My problems followed me
  • In life, particularly in faith, you have a moment where you get to know yourself better
  • What I wanted to do in life was to put people together and solve problems
  • I want you to think about what you’ve been through
  • I believe business is about vulnerability
  • I believe that my success is all based on our ability to be vulnerable
  • The most important thing in life for me is being vulnerable and transparent
  • We you earn someone’s trust, you can navigate anything together
  • If you have someone working with you or for you that you wish didn’t, shame on you.
  • As leaders, it’s our responsibility to be good stewards of the people who work for us
  • I see myself as a leader regardless if I’m at my business, at home, or with my friends
  • As a leader, it is your duty to make sure everyone is successful
  • The best leaders are the ones who are color blind, race blind, and even aptitude blind.
  • My challenge to you is – what is your purpose and what is your role in that purpose?
  • I’ve always felt like an underdog
  • How do I take what I’ve learned and help people that are just like me?
  • I invest in people like me
  • Leadership is about taking a chance on yourself first, but also making moves that aren’t about you
  • I chose a path in life that requires me to give to other people
  • The most fulfilling thing that’s happened to me is the change that I see happening in kids today
  • Give a fat kid, who was molested, and attempted suicide a chance…even if you don’t know that that’s their story

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