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074: Hyrum Smith: I was a mess and grateful Covey talked first

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Hyrum Smith Show Notes

Hyrum Smith was asked by Rudy Giuliani to come speak to the families of the victims of the World Trade Center attack. It became one of Hyrum’s toughest and most rewarding speaking experiences he has ever had. But before he could open his mouth a fireman jumped up to speak. Listen to what he said and how Hyrum got over the hump.

Hyrum was born in Centerville, Utah and raised in Hawaii, where his father was a professor of Speech. Hyrum grew up with a real need to be sensitive to other people’s feelings. It’s how he was brought up.

After graduating high school Hyrum spent two years in London, England. Upon his return he was drafted into the army.

After graduating Honor Graduate from Officers Candidate School, he commanded a Pershing Missile unit in Germany. Hyrum graduated from Brigham Young University in 1971 in Business Management.

After spending several years in corporate America Hyrum decided he wanted to teach. So in 1981 Hyrum founded the Franklin Quest Company. Among the company’s other products, Smith created the Franklin Planner and seminars on productivity development based on the “belief window” and other concepts. In 1997, Franklin Quest merged with Stephen R. Covey’s Covey Leadership Center to form Franklin Covey.

Hyrum is author of several books, including 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management, What Matters Most, The Power of Perception, and more with his latest release being The 3 Gaps: Are You Making a Difference?

Hyrum believes that the you are put on this earth to make a difference. He feels like I ha, but he’s not done yet. He wants to have on my tombstone that he made a difference.

Hyrum currently lives in Gunlock, Utah with his with his wife Gail Married 50 years in Dec 2016d, 6 children, 24 grandchildren (22 living)

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“How do I close my beliefs to be in line with reality?” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet

“Is there a gap between what matters most to me and what I’m doing?” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet 

“Pain is inevitable, misery is optional.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet 

“Being miserable is a choice; we don’t have to be miserable.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet  

“I’ll be able to deal with whatever the world throws at me.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet 

“Making a difference matters.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet  

“Happiness comes first and then productivity goes off the map.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet  

“Everybody already has a set of governing values.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet  

“If I identify my governing values I have to come face to face with my gaps.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet 

“Every human being shares three or four values.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet 

“I’ve got to bring my belief system in line with my values.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet 

“Think about others first and put yourself second.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet 

“There are three basic emotions that motivate us to do everything we do.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet  

“Fear, duty and love; we’re functioning under those emotions every day.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet 

“92% of executives do not take the time to plan their day.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet  

“I want to be proactive to do what matters most to me.” -Hyrum Smith Click to Tweet  

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Hump to Get Over

Hyrum Smith was asked by Rudy Giuliani to come speak to the families of the victims of the World Trade Center attack. It became one of Hyrum’s toughest and most rewarding speaking experiences he has ever had. But before he could open his mouth a fireman jumped up to speak. Listen to what he said and how Hyrum got over the hump.

Advice for others

Identify what your governing values are.

Holding him back from being an even better leader

Keeping myself physically fit.

Best Leadership Advice Received

Think about others first and put yourself second.

Secret to Success

Understanding there are three basic emotions that motivate us to do everything we do – fear, duty and love.

Best tools that helps in business or Life

The commitment to spend 10-15 minutes every single day in the morning to plan my day.

Recommended Reading

Les Miserables (Word Cloud Classics)

Contacting Hyrum

Website: http://www.3gaps.com/

Website: http://www.hyrumwsmith.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hyrumwsmith

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hyrumwsmith

Resources

The 3 Gaps: Are You Making a Difference?

Creating an even better place to work

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About the Author:

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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.