Show #384: Kyle Wilson and the power of immersion

Show #384: Kyle Wilson and the power of immersion

Welcome to show #384. Last week in show #382 we interviewed Brian Tracy. I was enamored with his un-sugarcoated forthrightness and directive, actionable wisdom. It’s why he’s the legacy he is. Here is what he said about today’s guest, “I have worked closely with Kyle Wilson for 20 years. He is one of the best all-around marketers, promoters, business-builders and entrepreneurs in the business today. We have generated more than a million dollars together.” That should be enough for you to stop and listen to this show in its entirety.


Kyle is the founder of Jim Rohn International,,, and

He’s worked with the top names in the personal development industry, including Jim Rohn, Og Mandino, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown, Denis Waitley, Darren Hardy, and many others.

Kyle is the author of 52 Lessons I Learned from Jim Rohn and Other Great Legends I Promoted! and co-authored Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur’s Soul with Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield.

Kyle has launched and published over a dozen personal development publications reaching over a million subscribers a week, and has produced/published over 100+ hours of DVD and CD programs.

You can be with Kyle, Brian Tracy, Tom Ziglar, Dan Hardy – publisher of Success Magazine -- and other rock stars of inspiration and personal performance guidance in three weeks… May 13-15, 2016, at a three-day event in Dallas, TX. It’s Brian Tracy’s 20-Year Anniversary of Brian’s Success Mastery Academy. Brian will be personally covering a bevy of foundational, vital success topics.

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Kyle, you spend a lot of time introducing big audiences to legends in personal and business development. I’m incredibly honored to introduce you…to The Ziglar Show audience. Thanks for giving of yourself today!

Kyle, when I asked you about your own Zig experience, you replied back with a foundational message from Zig, “Never do a good deal with a bad guy,” and said it has been some of the best business advice you've ever heard.

Coming from a guy who has done business with a lot of big names, this is interesting. If something is a good deal, even if those involved are questionable, it’s attractive to justify it and do it anyway. Tell us why you have experienced the folly in this.

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The next question I prepped you with was in regards to how you wanted to inspire The Ziglar audience. You replied with, “I want to challenge everyone to pursue their calling in life and to be their best self, not someone else. The more we can walk in who we are authentically, and just be ourselves, the more impact we will have on others.”

In business, I’ve always been a fan of modeling what works, not necessarily reinventing the wheel. Just as I know you’d say in marketing, there are time-tested methodologies we don’t want to veer from.

But here I feel you have experienced many people losing sight of themselves and their, as Bagger Vance said, “One, true, authentic swing.” Did this play out in your own life to a degree?

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Marketing for businesses is what you are known for. How is that a calling?

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So your book, 52 Lessons I Learned from Jim Rohn and Other Great Legends I Promoted! featured Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Vic Johnson, Paul Meyer, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown, Mark Victor Hansen, John Maxwell, Og Mandino…

Folks, I’m 45. Old enough to remember when TV had three stations plus PBS, and at 11pm all the channels went off the air. Whatever shows played on a given night were watched by one-third or more of the population.

Those names mentioned above are some of the kings of the initial, mass influence of personal development that got out to the masses -- before Internet, when people filled stadiums at the tune of 30,000 and 50,000 people per event. If you don’t know the names, you know their impact. In a recent interview, Seth Godin stated that Zig Ziglar was the grandfather of all big influencers in personal and business development.

Kyle here has worked intimately with all of these people, and more.

From that, Kyle, I’m highly interested in ANYTHING you have to share.

I want to ask some things in regards to your experience. But first I call out again to everyone…go get Kyle’s book now, 52 Lessons I Learned from Jim Rohn and Other Great Legends I Promoted! at It’s free! The catch? He’s a great marketer. He then gets your email and permission to send you value. If it’s not valuable, you simply hit the unsubscribe button. Easy. But he knows you’ll get great value, so it’s worth giving the book away. Go. Get it.

So Kyle. All these legends. Were they truly superhuman? Brilliant? Geniuses? Saints? Were they idiots or egotists who didn’t know any better than to get up onstage and pronounce they knew something that would help others?

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What was a thread that ran through them all? I haven’t been privy to as many of these influencers as you have. But the ones I have, I realized…some I liked, some I didn’t. Some I’d love to sit with around a table or campfire late into the evening and talk. Others…nope. I assume it’s the same for you. While you probably had respect for them all, you weren’t personally enamored with all of them.

But what were some common threads that you saw ran through almost all, or all, of them?

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You knew each of these guys to a degree, some intimately. You had heard so much of their words, read them, taken them in. But in this book, YOU…wrote it. You wrote of your experience. When you took to writing, what realizations, understandings, and overall epiphanies did you have that you would have missed…if you hadn’t undertaken this task?

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As you wrote the book, or after finishing, were there any specific convictions that took root for your own life and/or vocational direction? Specific actions?

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Do you feel like the book is a “Cliff’s Notes” resource on the key points for personal development success?

>>Hear Kyle’s answers on the show.

The upcoming May 13-15, 2016, Three-Day event in Dallas, Texas: Brian Tracy’s 20-Year Anniversary of Success Mastery Academy. You are speaking here as well. I’ll tell you, if I weren’t leaving right after that date for a 10-day Cancun trip with my wife, I’d be there in a heartbeat!

But this event, why should people make the time and money investment to come all the way to Dallas, Texas, when they are so used to getting information from the ease and immediacy of their electronic device?

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