James Malinchak’s You Can Accomplish More Than Ever Before Bonus Article 5 of 8 James: I heard that as an athlete growing up. Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permanent. If you practice incorrectly you produce incorrect habits, you get incorrect results. If you practice in the correct manner, you get correct habits, you acquire correct results. So that old myth that has been floating around that practice makes perfect I do not believe is correct. It is perfect practice because practice makes permanent. Gracen: Interesting. Are your programs just intended for adults or are they good for kids? James: That's the great thing. When I put this together to leave a lasting legacy, to impact as many lives as possible, I said I wanted to be able to impact people whether they're youngsters or in their fifties, sixties, or seventies, or twenties. I wanted to make a simple recipe that anybody of any age could follow. It does not matter your background. It does not matter if you are tall or short, rich or poor, young or old, male or female. You believe and trust in the process and the recipe and the recipe is going to make the cake for you. It is for anyone of any age. It is very simple to understand. It is proven. It is time-tested and here's the big key. It works and it delivers. Gracen: All right. Everybody carries around with them certain ideas about achievement. Can you dispel some of the myths that people might already have carrying around with them? Tell me some myths. James:There is a big one that has been floating around for ever. It was passed down to me and maybe you’ve heard this growing up. If you want to be successful you’ve got to work hard. Gracen: I've heard that. James: I have heard that many, many times. I don’t believe that to be true. Let me give you an example. When I was growing up and I was a sophomore in high school I wanted to be a great three-point shooter in high school because I thought that would be my way out of my small steel mill town so I could go on and play college basketball. I painted a three-point line on this playground that was near my house. Every day in the summer and all night I was out there and I was just shooting. Just practicing because the three-point line, my senior year, two years later was going to be in high school basketball. I thought I would go out there and work hard.
Gracen: Makes sense. James: All day and all night, twelve hours, I am out there shooting and I couldn’t make a shot. I was throwing up so many bricks you would have thought I was building a house. There was always one gentleman over the in corner, Mr. Mason, who was sitting on his swing and he watched me. Finally one day I had just had it. I blew up. I said, “I can’t do this.” “I am terrible.” He got up off his swing and he walked over to the court and said, “I’ll tell you why you’re missing your shots.” I said, “Are you a coach?” He said, “No never coached.” I said, “Did you play?” He said, “Nope, never played.” I am thinking how in the world is this guy going to tell me why I am missing my shots. I sort of sarcastically said, “go ahead.” He said, “I’ll give you this. In theory you are working hard because you are out here all day and all night.” Then it goes Gracen into do not work harder work smarter. That is only half right. Gracen: Oh. James Malinchak, Presented on ABC’s Hit Television Show Secret Millionaire, is recognized as by many specialists as the World’s #1 Big Money Speaker Coach and Trainer. For Free Video Trainings on how to receive money to speak and ways to be a motivational speaker, try other and learn more.