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Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame and Best-Selling Author of 20+ books! Mr Chris Widener

Become your own Superhero

Chris Widener is a seasoned businessman, a best-selling author, coach and consultant to CEOs, as well as a dynamic speaker recognized worldwide. Author of over 400 articles and twelve books, Chris has produced more than 85 audio programs on the subjects of leadership, influence and motivation.Founder of Widener Real Estate Academy, a member of the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame, ranked Top 50 Speaker,  Inc. Magazine's Top 100 Leadership Speakers, NYT & WSJ Bestseller Author Chris Widener's interview has so many tips and gold dust it's hardly believable!“Chris Widener is the leader of the next generation of leadership and personal development experts.”– Jim Rohn, best selling author and America’s foremost business philosopher“Chris Widener is one of the best speakers in America today.”– Brian Tracy“Chris Widener is one of the stars on the international platform speaking circuit.”– Denis WaitleyChris's books https://www.amazon.com/Chris-Widener/e/B001IGWWVKhttps://chriswidener.com/https://twitter.com/ChrisWidenerSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/labanditchburn?fan_landing=true)

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18 May 2021

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EP248: Chris Widener - How Having Discipline Can Power Your Success

The Thought Leader Revolution Podcast

Do you have discipline? If you don't, success will be even harder for you to achieve. One man who has fully developed his discipline muscle is our returning guest, Chris Widener. After being a troubled kid, due to the loss of his father, he’s overcome various obstacles to become a speaker, author, coach and leader who has helped many people accomplish their goals. During this interview, you’ll discover… The importance of discipline in achieving your goal & doing it daily The advantage of thinking bigger & stretching yourself a bit Why you need to figure out the plot twist in your life To find out more about Chris, visit https://www.thethoughtleaderrevolution.com/.


23 Mar 2021

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Secrets of Success: What we can Learn from Chris Widener’s Incredible Journey


Chris Widener is widely recognized as a top speaker, giving sales and business advice to people around the world. He has written numerous books, including two fictional books. He is currently working on a new book titled: “How the Radical Left Stole America and How we get it Back.” Website: Chris Widener Facebook: @ChrisWidenerSpeaker Instagram: @ChrisWidenerSpeaker Twitter: @ChrisWidener


25 Feb 2021

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Speaking for Impact with Chris Widener

The Confident Speaker Podcast

Named one of the top 50 speakers in the world and a member of the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame, world-renowned professional speaker Chris Widener joins me to talk about public speaking, leadership and influence.


8 Feb 2021

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E 49: Chris Widener - Leading with Impact

The Massimo Show

On this episode of The Massimo Show Rod sits down with one of his own coaches - NYT best-selling author and world renowned hall of fame speaker Chris Widener. Early Life  Chris was born in Seattle, Washington. His father was the CFO of an architecture firm called NBBJ and was making almost 100K in the late 1960’s. Unfortunately, he was severely underinsured and when died at 41 years old (when Chirs was just 4) he only had 30K in life insurance. Chris’ brother was 13 years older than him and left home after the death of their father and married a girl who did not like their mother.  Alone with a young child, Chris’ mother had to sell the house we were living in because she couldn’t afford the $400 mortgage payment. Chris pinpoints this tragic event as the beginning of his downward spiral.   Chris experienced an avalanche of instability in his formative years. After living in 28 homes, attending 11 different schools, being shipped off to live with relatives twice - once in 4th grade and once in 9th grade it may not come as a surprise that he started doing drugs in the 5th and 6th grade. Even smoking opium by 8th grade.  With limited supervision and the lack of strong parental figure. Chris spent most of my time growing up scalping tickets to the seahawks and mariners games outside the Kingdome and betting on the ponies at Longacres Horse Track.  “I was headed in the wrong direction.” Chris recalls.  “The year before my senior year of high school I got invited to sleep at one of my big pot smoking friends' houses. It was a Saturday night and we probably spent the night getting high.”  The next day Sunday, his mother opened the door at 8am and said get up we are going to Sunday school.  “I had no clue what Sunday school was because I had no religious upbringing.” Chris tells Rod.   Finding a Father  The youth minister was from Helena, Montana and he had 2 things that I needed in my life at that point. First of all, he had size 11 cowboy boots. This was good for me because I never had a male role model.  I didn't know my grandfathers, my father had died when I was 4. This pastor became Chris’ role model and taught him about God, purpose, having a vision in your life, and  knowing that life is bigger than YOU. Additionally he inspired Chris to go into ministry where he discovered and honed his gift for public speaking.  “If you want to become a world class speaker, spending time in the ministry is good because you need to come up with 3 new speeches a week.” Chris explains. “ I started speaking to summer camps, high schools, colleges about overcoming a crazy youth.  As I got older, I transitioned talking to adults focusing on leadership.  I got a few lucky breaks in the early 2000’s.”    Career Success  Chris was asked to ghost write for John Maxwell where he spent 18 months writing for him on his national syndicated column.  From there he was asked by Jim Roan to write with him.  “I wrote the Jim Roan 1 program as well as his last book the 12 Pillars of Success.  And then there was a television show in Dallas who wanted Zig Ziglar to do a show and he didn’t want to do it by himself, so they asked me to co-host his TV show.” Chris says.  When people ask how do you build a successful speaking career.  I say it’s easy.  Three step process: 1) Have John Maxwell call you 2) Have Jim Roan call you 3) Have Zig Ziglar call you Once that happens it’s all easy from there.   All joking aside, Chris recommends that when opportunity presents itself you need to be able to walk through that door. Preparation may look like working for others but you are also curating your own skills. Be ready to use them!  Principles to create a lasting legacy: 1)   Understand you don’t know the impact you are leaving.  You need to trust. 2)   Take advantage of opportunities and be prepared.  3)   What to do when you thought was going to happen doesn’t happen. Listen in to the full podcast to hear more from Chris including information about his latest book! 


3 Feb 2021

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Sales & Selling for B2B Entrepreneurs

https://www.b2bRevenue.com - Get Your Free E-Book on How Companies make Decisions. FAQ: 1 YEAR ACCESS, PAY MONTHLY OR ANNUALLY NOT A SUBSCRIPTION OFFICE HOURS EVERY  OTHER WEEK VIA ZOOM UNLIMITED 1-ON-1’S  ARE FREE AS LONG AS THEY CAN BE SHARED IN THE COURSE FULL ACCESS ON DAY ONE Video Emails by Covideo = http://www.Covideo.com — SAMPLE EMAIL TO EXPENSE THE COURSE MGR, I have been listening to the brutal truth about sales podcast for X months and it speaks to the issues we face. They currently offer a course that includes video instruction, group Q&A and One-on-One coaching. I’m committed to my own personal development and would like your help in expensing the course. It would pay for itself if I closed only one new deal of $X value. Please let me know by Friday if I can move forward with this 1 year course. Thanks, ME ———————————————————————————————————— Audible 30 day Free Trial: http://www.audibletrial.com/BrutalTruth Check out my YouTube channel and watch my Free Sales/Social Selling Course. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=MaverickMethod Listen to The Sales Questions PodCast: https://itun.es/i67d3Ry Listen to The B2B Revenue Leadership Show: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/b2b-revenue-leadership-show/id1174976428?mt=2 Get a 30 day Free Trial of Pipedrive with “BRUTALTRUTH” coupon at https://www.Pipedrive.com Twitter: @briangburns LinkedIn: Brian G. Burns Facebook: Brian Burns YouTube: Brian Burns SALES PODCAST


20 Jan 2021

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E97: A Candid Conversation with Chris Widener

The Fearless Networker Show

In today’s episode, Todd Falcone has a candid conversation with Chris Widener. Tune as Chris shares all kinds of tips for becoming a better presenter.


19 Oct 2020

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Do POLITICS and CHRISTIANITY Mix? // Heroes Arise with Robert Hotchkin and Chris Widener

Heroes Arise with Robert Hotchkin

Unless you have recently been raptured, you are very aware that there’s a national election happening in a few weeks.  Perhaps one of the most pivotal and critical elections in the history of the USA.  And definitely one of the more divisive and contentious campaign seasons this country has ever seen.  For that very reason, some Christians are saying they want nothing to do with any of it.  Should Christians be involved in politics?  Should they vote?  And how about when things get nasty?  On this episode of HEROES ARISE, Robert is joined by a former political consultant and pastor to discuss whether or not Christianity and politics should mix.


22 Sep 2020

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How to Build a Big Network of Friends and Followers by Chris Widener

MLM Nation

Things you should be doing to create and build a huge network and following.   Chris Widener and Simon Chan talk about creating content, influence and helpful tips you can apply to your network marketing business..Who is Chris Widener?Chris Widener is a former pastor turned author and speaker. He has been named one of the top 50 speakers in the world and is a member of the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame.Chris was personally mentored by two of the legends in the network marketing profession, Jim Rohn and Zig Ziglar.  He also co-hosted a television show called True Performance with Zig Ziglar and also co-wrote Jim Rohn’s last book, the 12 Pillars.Chris is also the founder of the Fellowship of Christian Network Marketers. Their motto is, "Your family for faith and freedom!"Favorite Quote“If you help enough people get what they want in life, you'll get everything you want in life""Work harder on yourself than at your job""People need to be reminded more than instructed."Must Read BookHow to Be Rich By Paul GettyRecommended Online AppGoogle ChromebookContact InfoChris Widener on Facebook and InstagramFellowship of Christian Network Marketers.


21 Sep 2020

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Confessions of a Serial Seller

Chris Widener is widely recognized as one of the top speakers in the world today. He has spoken all over the world in places like Germany, Spain, Russia, China, Egypt, Singapore, Australia, and of course, all over the United States and Canada.Chris Widener began a small publishing company called the American Community Business Network in the 1990′s. Chris then changed the name to Made for Success and grew the company into a large business selling tens of thousands of personal development programs through large retailers like Costco, Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart, Target, and Barnes and Noble. He sold that business to his partner in 2009 to focus on his speaking, writing, and coaching exclusively.Chris is the author of twenty books with three million copies in print in 13 languages and over 450 articles on success, leadership, sales, and motivation. His best-selling books include The Angel Inside (which has also been optioned as a movie), The Art of Influence, The Leadership Rules, Live the Life You Have Always Dreamed Of, Twelve Pillars, and the sequel to Twelve Pillars, Above All Else. Chris has also produced over 80 CDs and DVDs on a wide range of topics.Chris has been a personal and professional development coach since 1988, helping people lead successful lives. Currently, because of his busy speaking schedule, Chris only takes ten coaching clients at a time.


8 Sep 2020