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Chris DiGiuseppi, guest blogger and co-author of The Light Bringer, shares with us an interview he did recently with the Tom Hill. Tom is an author and life coach, and a generally amazing person.  I am very excited to be among the 10,000 people in The Movement you’ll read about in the interview. I encourage you to visit The Tom Hill Institute website and join us in making 2013 an incredibly successful year.

Following is Chris DiGisueppi’s interview:

Tell us about yourself and your background?

I was born and raised on a turkey farm in Kirksville MO.  I spent 26 years in education where I ultimately worked for the University of Missouri as the Director of Missouri 4H Youth Program where I oversaw 100,000 young people, 20,000 volunteers and 37 staff members.  I left the secure life of academia to take a chance on a career in real estate at the request of a good friend which caused me to relocated to Georgia.  From 1986 to 1994 I went from being a franchise sales person to owning the real estate sales rights of three entire states that brought in approximately $3 billion in sales annually.  I sold my company in 1999 and devoted my life to coaching others on the techniques I used to bring me success.  I am now moving forward on my newest endeavor to start a movement where 10,000 people push toward their life goals – starting in January 2013.    

You’ve been very successful in life, who or what was one of the greatest influences that pushed you toward that success?

Two people inspired my success – Jim Rohn and my wife, Betty Hill.  Jim Rohn laid the foundation for creating the life I really wanted.  His value centered motivational principals gave me a firm and practical base to foster the confidence I needed to believe that anything is achievable.  My wife, Betty Hill’s unconditional confidence and love reinforced the drive that I needed to reach the goals I set – she believed in me before I did.

In your opinion, what separates truly successful people from those who fall short of their goals?

In 1994 I studied people who were truly successful and I found 6 characteristics that separated those who excelled at success and those who fell short.  Those characteristics are:

1.     Committed to personal development

2.     They are committed to learning – readers and listeners

3.     They are networkers – they connect to other people

4.     They have studied principles of other successful people

5.     They had the discipline to carry out those principles

6.     They get the odds in their favor throughout every aspect of their life.

 

How do you attribute spirituality to reaching goals?

Spirituality is our true inner self and until we get in touch with it we will always have a void.  True happiness is not achievable until you connect spiritually.  In my lessons for success one of the primary basics is spirituality.

You’ve talked about professional growth being an 18 month cycle.  Can you elaborate on that theory and what it means?

In 1965 Gordon Moore was quoted as saying “The speed of a computer chip will double every 18 months.” Based on this principle I discovered that it applied to successful people whereas peaks of success seem to come about every 18 months. 

You are 76 years old and still run marathons.  Is that something you also achieve through the same principals you utilize to mentor and coach others?

Absolutely, the discipline, persistence and resilience needed to train and execute the plan to achieve the goal is the same as what I apply to every endeavor, as they are universal principals.  These are the aspects that I aspire to pass to as many people as possible – it is my purpose and ministry. 

 

You seem to be a person who has a strong faith and also believes in the “everything happens for a reason” theory.  Have you ever had a traumatic or life threatening experience which you endured that affirms this belief?

About 1957 I was riding a Harley Davidson 54 down an old two lane asphalt road which had a 90 degree turn to the left leading to a bridge that ran over a deep ravine.  The bridge was narrow and only one vehicle to pass over at a time.  I made the turn then noticed a large plumbing truck entering from the other side.  There was absolutely no way for me and that truck to traverse the bridge together.  I slammed on my brakes and went into a skid and knew that I could either go off into the ravine or aim for the truck and close my eyes.  Closing my eyes, I waited for the impact but nothing happened.  When I opened my eyes I found myself on the other side of the bridge and the truck was gone.  To this day I cannot tell you how I made it across or where the truck went.  I have no idea how I survived unscathed but I guess God had other plans for me.

 

You have this new endeavor to start a movement where you are going to help 10,000 people achieve their life goals.  Can you tell us about this about this?

In the summer of 2011 I woke up with a message in my mind which told me that I was going to touch 1 million lives within the next 6 years.  I had no idea what it meant or how I was going to do it.  This wasn’t something that I wanted to do or had set as a goal but it was imbedded in my conscious thoughts that morning and seemed to be a distinct clarity of purpose.  About 3 months went by and I had forgotten about this vision until a friend of mine named Gary Baker called me and offered to be my manager.  I had never had a manager nor ever thought that I needed one, but Gary began to articulate this grand plan for me to move toward impacting lives on a large scale.  The vision came back to me as I began to put the pieces together from that morning three months prior.  Today that endeavor has evolved past my wildest imagination into a life changing project that will touch the hearts of many people.  I have witnessed the personal growth and development of many amazing people which has led me to believe that we can now move the masses toward incredible accomplishments.  This January I will be launching this movement to motivate 10,000 people to reach their life goals based on those things that I’ve used to be successful in my experiences and join this incredible network.  The resources that we’ve accumulated are vast and diverse which yields unlimited success. 

 

If people are interested in partaking in this movement, how do they join?

Visit my website at www.tomhillinstitute.com.  This will truly be a life-changing experience.

 

You are a published author who participated in writing on one of the Chicken Soup books.  How will this endeavor help other authors

One of the aspects in writing is building initial confidence.  I remember two friends of mine who came to me back in 2009 with a manuscript that they were skeptical to show anyone.  Through coaching, mentoring and utilizing the amazing people I have come to know in my network they surpassed their goals.  Today they have two published books and an agreement with a production company for a T.V. series.  As I’ve said to many people, one person who’s attracted to you because of who you’ve become can change your life forever – it really works!

 

You have had a great deal of experiences in your life and seem to have acquired wisdom from those experiences.  In closing what advice would you give to people who want to live a fulfilled and purpose driven life?

Determine your priorities.  This was the first things I did after studying Jim Rohn which pushed me into a billion dollar business.  After much truthful reflection I found that my successful order of priorities are as follows:

1.     Spirituality

2.     Health

3.     Relationship

4.     Emotional

5.     Intellectual

6.     Financial

 

Then set your goals based on your priorities!!

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