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028: Lance Miller: I’m emotionally and spiritually dead

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028: Lance Miller: I’m emotionally and spiritually dead

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Lance Miller Show Notes

Lance Miller thought he had a life plan set in front of him. As the third generation in a family business Lance was all set. But then he found himself looking in the mirror one morning thinking he was emotionally and spiritually dead. It was then he realized that he needed to get away and figure his life out. Listen to Lance tell his story and some valuable lessons so you can get over the hump.

Lance Miller is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Food Systems, Economics and Management.  He began working as a teenager in his family’s milk and ice cream company in Indiana, learning real life lessons while working in the processing plant, running delivery routes and managing retail stores. He gained valuable experience in understanding the importance of hard work and service in handling both employees and customers.

He has held sales and management positions with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, Nestle, Anheuser Bush and Katz Media Group. For 15 years he developed and managed sales and marketing programs for businesses in the fields of Law, Construction, International Finance, Alternative Health and the Internet. He has also key leadership roles in completing 5 new business start-ups and product launches.

He has traveled extensively and has held leadership positions forwarding numerous international Humanitarian causes.

In the early 1990’s he was a Founding Member of The Fair Tax Initiative and debated federal tax policy on over 300 radio and TV shows and scores of community forums.

He served as Vice-President of the International Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance where he organized and led International Human Rights Marathons in the U.S and Europe covering over 10,000 miles in over 15 countries.

He served as the President of The Way to Happiness Foundation International. The Foundation delivers programs in 94 languages and 100 countries teaching universal character and ethics principles to assists individuals and organizations around the world by creating values of trust, honesty and responsibility.

In addition to an extensive business background, he has sat atop 14,000 ft. peaks, rafted some of the roughest whitewater in U.S., sailed transatlantic from the Virgin Islands to Norway, piloted his own aircraft hundreds of hours from Northern Michigan to the tip of Key West, scuba dived under the ice of frozen lakes in the dead of winter and twice hitchhiked through Europe.

Lance is a member of Rotary International and Toastmasters International. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster and in 2005 he emerged from a field of over 30,000 contestants from more than 100 countries to win the title of the World Champion of Public Speaking and over the last 25 years he has delivered more than 4,000 presentations in over 50 countries.

His real life experience brings fun, lively and entertaining presentations to the podium. Lessons of leadership, integrity, responsibility and honesty are the Hallmark of his messages.

Lance currently lives in Los Angeles with Kathleen.

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“I was capable of a lot more than I ever realized I was.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“As long as I stay on my purpose in life things work out.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“The good Lord doesn’t give you youth and wisdom at the same time.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“There’s a big difference between being smart and wise.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“Integrity is always doing what you promise and wisdom is knowing what to promise.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“You know it’s true when it happens to you.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“Good judgement comes from experience and a lot of experience comes from bad judgement.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“Embrace the experience you had and learn from it. Don’t get hung up on the win or loss.” -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“I’m not going to live my life for 40 years in a job I don’t like.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“You’re gaining wisdom as you live your life.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“If you are in a situation that is not good, look at what you are benefitting.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“As soon as you can, you need to be true to your core purpose.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“Get on that dream or purpose you have as soon as you can.“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“Anybody can fire a man, that doesn’t take any special skill or talent. Can you get them to work?“ -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“Each one of us needs to find what is right for us.” -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“If I’m not succeeding enough it’s because I’m not failing enough.” -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

“If I’m not winning enough it’s because I’m not losing enough.” -Lance Miller Click to Tweet

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Hump to Get Over

Lance Miller thought he had a life plan set in front of him. As the third generation in a family business Lance was all set. But then he found himself looking in the mirror one morning thinking he was emotionally and spiritually dead. It was then he realized that he needed to get away and figure his life out. Lance decided to move to Los Angeles and set a new path. Listen to Lance tell his story and some valuable lessons so you can learn how to move onward and upward faster.

Advice for others

If you are in a situation that is not good, look at what you are benefitting. As soon as you can, you need to be true to your core purpose. Don’t delay it, do it now.

Holding him back from being an even better leader

A current failed business start-up has drained my resources and I’m trying to build my base back up.

Best Leadership Advice Received

Anybody can fire a man, that doesn’t take any special skill or talent. Can you get them to work?

Secret to Success

Being able to laugh. Being able to glean the silver lining in life’s lessons.

Best Resources in business or Life

Hands on experience and the mentors I have had. And reading and learning.

Recommended Reading

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Contacting Lance

Website: www.LanceMillerSpeaks.com

Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/pub/lance-miller/3/416/955

email: lance@lancemillerspeaks.com

More Resources

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Your Fast Leader Show host is Jim Rembach. Jim is a panel expert with the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA) and spent many years in contact center operations and leverages this to help others. He is a certified Emotional Intelligence (EQ) practitioner, Certified Employee Retention Specialist, Certified Better Place to Work Expert, and frequently quoted industry expert.