Dennis Franks is a former Philadelphia Eagles professional football player, successful entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker. He has mentored thousands of people in over 10 countries around the world. His high energy and enthusiasm have inspired business leaders to overcome insurmountable obstacles and maximize their full potential. Dennis is also co-author of the best-selling book, The Last Laugh, which he wrote with good friend and former Philadelphia Eagle teammate, Vince Papale.
In today’s episode, Mark and Dennis talk about vision to victory. Listen as they share their experience, strength and hope on how to transform your dreams into reality.
How To Get From Vision To Victory
- Use technology as a tool to self-discovery
- Have realistic expectations and avoid being superficial
- First V of victory: Vision – Have a vision
- Know what you really want
- Keep the end in your mind
- The second V of victory: Valor – possess exceptional courage and determination.
- Surround yourself with like-minded people
- How to navigate and make tough choices
- Third V of victory: Vehemence – have a passion and show great energy on what you do
- Have some soul-feeding rituals
Special Moments In The Podcast04:35 Introducing the episode guest: Dennis Franks
09:09 The introduction to the seven V’s of victory.
10:14 The universal fundamentals of victory: Victor’s code.
12:38 Use technology as a tool to self-discovery
16:05 Have realistic expectations and avoid being superficial
17:41 First V of victory: Vision – Have a vision
19:49 Why you need a vision not a dream to get out of debts.
23:31 Know what you really want
28:28 Keep the end in your mind
32:19 The second V of victory: Valor – possess exceptional courage and determination.
34:50 Surround yourself with like-minded people
39:26 How to navigate and make tough choices
45:01 Third V of victory: Vehemence – have a passion and show great energy on what you do
51:06 Dennis soul-feeding rituals
54:43 The fourth V of victory: Veracity – Have a habit of speaking the truth
01:03:01 The episode’s takeaway
01:04:36 Questions and answers for Dennis
Magic Quotes From The Episode
There are seven simple steps which are vision, valor, vehement veracity, vitality, vigor, and then victory.
There are no common people. We’re all born to greatness, but we’ve got to find those gifts and bring them out.
There is no substitute for hard work. There is no substitute for purpose. There is no substitute for just getting out there, identifying what’s important to you, and then going for it and understanding that it won’t be perfect, but you will be perfectly imperfect as you move to reach that goal and get that victory.
I believe that any successful person has to have multiple arrows in their quiver.
When people first put down their goals, their list is what they don’t want.
“There’s close assimilation between what you’re talking about, the development, and the talent from within…because the coaches are constantly pulling it out of you.”
Without the elimination of debt, you can never start your wealth.
If your wife is negative, sleep in the other room.
When you’re coaching people, and you are always coaching you, there’s nothing more important than your own self-talk.
You’re only as good as your last plan, or you’re only as good as your last win. You’re only as good as your last game.
Everybody has to find what makes them whole, what makes them bring out the very best in themselves.
About Our Guest
For more than 30 years after football, Dennis has applied his high energy, team building talents and communication skills to making a difference for Sales forces, Management Teams and Entrepreneurs in 10 countries around the world. Dennis has successfully impacted business professionals in the Distribution, Internet Marketing, Franchising, Pharmaceutical, Health, Direct Sales and Construction industries. His most powerful talks have been built around themes like I.M.P.A.C.T. Selling, Life Is A Contact Sport, and Get Into The Game.
Dennis’ versatility and ‘never give up’ attitude on life and business have set him apart from other featured speakers. He is an exceptional communicator who brings out the best in any team. Dennis and his wife, Nancy, have successfully built multi-million dollar entities in retail shipping/printing/business service centers, health and weight management consulting, and distribution and internet marketing. Dennis is part owner of Shop.com, an online shopping site ranked in the top 100 shopping sites in the world. He continues to break through new barriers of human performance in supporting man’s quest for transforming dreams into reality with the recent release of the book, “The Last Laugh”, co-authored with good friend and former Philadelphia Eagle Teammate Vince Papale.
Dennis Franks is married and resides in Greensboro, North Carolina with his beautiful wife, Nancy. They have two amazing daughters, Lauren and Katie; both are married living in Malibu, California and Charlotte, North Carolina respectively. Dennis and Nancy have one grandchild, “Izzy”.
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