Don’t Focus On Negativity, You’ll Give Up Control With Tim Sanders

Tim Sanders spent most of his early career on the cutting edge of innovation and change. He was an early stage member of Mark Cuban’s, which had the largest opening day IPO in history. After Yahoo acquired the company, Tim was tapped to lead their ValueLab, and by 2001, he rose to Chief Solutions Officer. In 2005, he founded Deeper Media, which provides consulting services for leading brands.


Today he is one of the top-rated speakers on the lecture circuit. Tim is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestseller Love Is the Killer App: How To Win Business & Influence Friends. It’s been translated into over a dozen languages and has been featured in Fast Company, USA Today, the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor and on CNN. He’s a master storyteller who offers listeners actionable takeaways that produce results right away. That’s why he’s one of the top speakers on the lecture circuit.


Tim’s Key Points

  1. Success is not a direction, you never get there.
  2. Don’t focus on negativity, you’ll give up control.
  3. Fill your mind with good stuff.


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Top Quotes

  • I was so lucky to be on the ground floor of Mark Cubans company.
  • For 15 years, psychologically I’d been going sideways.
  • When I was a junior in college, my father was murdered.
  • Until that moment, my life was on a rocket ship, I’d already turned it round before.
  • I read a quote by Napoleon Hill “Put yourself back in a time when you were loved and when you felt like anything was possible and realises that, that time can be this time.”
  • I knew I could be that guy again.
  • I called my mum and she asked me one question, “What are you not doing today, that you were doing back when you were on top.”
  • Success is not a destination, you never get there.
  • Success is a direction and that direction is forward.
  • Feed your mind good stuff.
  • If you focus on the negative, if you give up control of your mind, you will get bogged down with fear and you won’t move forward.
  • Ego economics will get the best of you.
  • If you want to be a helpful person, make it clear that you want nothing in return.
  • If you’re a likeable manager, you’ll get 30% more productivity out of your people.
  • People who are highly liable get better service.
  • Don’t worry about being liked, worry about having a likeable personality.
  • Make yourself relevant to the other person and they will like you.
  • I’ve never found a truly vicious person who ended up happy with what they accomplished.
  • I didn’t want to just be a speaker I wanted to speak about the findings of my research.


Key Timestamps

  • 1:10 – The start
  • 2:15 – A personal life turning point
  • 4:34 – An all important call
  • 6:21 – My first book
  • 9:03 – Why we stop striving
  • 11:57 – Ego economics
  • 15:55 – Likability
  • 21:29 – Leadership
  • 24:48 – Modern society
  • 26.22 – Deeper Media
  • 31:42 – Guest links