GCM 73 | Map To Success

 

Life is a huge race track that involves complex obstacles. Today, Rodney Flowers interviews international business consultant Nadine Lajoie about winning races and succeeding in her business and sports endeavors. Nadine, amongst her many achievements, is the author of Win the Race of Life… With Balance and Passion at 180MPH, an international speaker, and a championship motorcycle racer. Taking us through her journey of standing out in male-dominated motorcycle competitions, she her RACING map to success as well as her five secrets to becoming a champion.

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RACING Map To Success With Nadine LaJoie

As always, I’m excited about the show. How many of you want to get to success fast? How many of you want to reach success swiftly and quickly? I have someone here with me that can show you how to do that. Nadine LaJoie, is a best-selling author, international speaker, championship motorcycle racer, accomplished business leader, musician, and vocalist who earned more than 50 podium placements in male-dominated motorcycle competitions. She was born in Saint-Irénée, Quebec, Canada. Ms. LaJoie had suffered profound discontent, which we’re going to discuss. She harbored thoughts of suicide as a young woman, but she reached out for help and changed the game of her life one corner at a time with determination, focus, and balance of a champion. Ms. LaJoie now uses her life in the business and motorcycle racing success to inspire teens and adults to race towards their dreams with passion and balance. Welcome to the Game Changer Mentality show, Nadine.

Thank you so much for having me and I look forward to inspiring your readers.

I want to thank you for slowing down a little bit by and hanging out with me. You have a very interesting story which we’re going to talk about. I recognize that we have something in common. The injuries changed the direction of your life. Before that, you were a top ten volleyball player at the Canadian Nationals. Can you tell us a little bit about that?

That was a big game-changer for me because I was a top ten volleyball player only at 5’1”. I was not a setter. I was a smasher. I was a hitter and I had 28 inches of vertical. I have five knee injuries. My first knee injury was when I was 26 years old. I was in line for the Canadian Championship and I missed one tournament because of that. Finally, I was not in the top ten in Canada to get to the championship, but somebody desist at the last minute. When they called me, I had less than twenty minutes to call my partner. I arrange everything to be sure that we are going.

One of the lessons of that is to be flexible in life. Even if I had a knee injury, my performance was not that great, but I still finish ninth and be ready on the spot. A lot of people are always about, “I will think about it, maybe later, maybe when I will be more prepared. Maybe I need to take a class before jumping into the pipeline for business, life or relationship.” I think that’s one of the lessons that I love to share when I speak or in my book is to be ready. Always be ready. If somebody offers you an opportunity, you need to take it right away.

As an athlete to an athlete, I can relate to being ready because you never know when you have to perform. At the moment of being called on to perform, you don’t have time to get ready. You got to be ready. I find that in life as well. Our dreams show up or more importantly, an opportunity shows up in life. Unfortunately, we didn’t take the necessary steps to get ready, we can’t take advantage of that opportunity. I agree with you on that. Tell us how did you get into motorcycle racing? You have some awards with rally motorcycles. You’ve been competing with men. It’s a dominated sport of men and you are winning awards. You have a lot of success in motorcycle races. Tell us a little bit about that.

I would say, when you get the champion mindset, you have it for everything. It’s one of the things that I want to share with your people is there are five secrets to be a champion. I was a champion in volleyball. In piano, I was top four in Quebec. Even in my business, I was the top 25% financial planner in entire Canada and these are the five secrets. The first one is focus. Be focused and be sure that you are having the right step, which is the number two is adrenaline. Adrenaline is, “What is your passion?” What makes you happy, smile in the morning, get up and don’t get to bed early because you have too much passion?

The third one is discipline. This is one of the things that we don’t love, being disciplined. We were talking about preparation and having the opportunity. One of the best definitions I heard about discipline is, a lot is the meet point between opportunity and preparation. That is discipline. That’s what brings you to that preparation. Number four is practice. Practice over and over again. I started motorcycle racing at 33 years old. I had my first bike at 31 years old. I am not born and raised on the motorcycle. I got my injury in volleyball and I said, “What will be my next passion?” Finally, I got into motorcycle racing. I always practice. I was always the first one on the racetrack and I am always the last one.

I tried to improve my lap time all the time. Number five is coaching. Stop learning from the people around you that don’t have success. It’s always about learning from crème de la crème, the best of the best. I became the number one best-selling author because I was a coach. I’m co-author with Les Brown, who is one of the best in the industry. Be sure you always rub elbows and be sure that you are always having the best coaches around you instead of listening to your brother in law or somebody who never had success in their life. People are planning on that and they are taking their advice, but those people were not successful. Don’t take advice from anybody.

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Why motorcycle racing? Why did you choose that out of all the things? You go from one extreme to the other, from volleyball to riding motorcycles. What happened there? Tell us about that.

Since I was young, I always love motorcycles. When I was sixteen years old, I forced my dad to get a motorcycle, a Virago 750 so I can get my license. The first time I went on the bike with my dad, I was 200 pounds and the bike was 700 pounds. I dropped the bike and that was my last chance. My dad says, “No, you’re too small. You cannot hold the bike. Forget about your license.” At one point, I also thought about parachuting. I got my opportunity on a motorcycle for fun. Finally, 2 to 3 years later, I was already on the racetrack.

It sounds like to me that you are a bit of adrenaline junkie.

It’s not just a bit but a lot. I quit motorcycle racing in 2011. Motorcycle racing costs a lot of money. You don’t make money in motorcycle racing. In order to make $1 million, you need to start with $2 million. It’s just a hobby that is expensive. After four concussions, one collar bone, and maybe 15 to 20 other crashes in 2011, I focus more on my speaking coaching business. I had a couple of conflicts, that’s why I gave up in 2011 I was not quite ready. I was still hoping I can pull out another year or two, but the universe is bringing us what we need to grow. I accepted the challenge of becoming an international speaker. Now, I’m a yacht racer. I participated in the world championship after only five years in the yacht industry. Those five secrets of the high achiever, a lot of people are teaching that and a lot of people are doing it. I’m part of the second part.

As you transition from motorcycle to racing yachts, we’re going to talk about your business. We’re going to get into that. What are these five things you were sharing with us? Are those your core elements that allowed you to be successful, on the track in business as well as in the yacht racing?

Absolutely, I always use a lot of metaphors from my motorcycle racing when I teach people. One of my favorite ones is when you think you are slow, it’s because you are going fast. When you think you are fast, it’s because you are going slow.

Can you unpack that for us please?

That means when you ride over your head, let’s say your knowledge is at 120 miles per hour and you’re riding at 180, everything looks fast because your knowledge is too low for the challenge that you have. When you feel you are slow, let’s say you go at 170 miles per hour, but your skill level is at 180, you are going slow in your head because everything is in your comfort zone. That is the same thing in business. When you start doing your business, especially as an entrepreneur, you need to wear a lot of hats like PR, branding, marketing, computer, article, Facebook, and YouTube. In the beginning, you don’t have enough skills. Everything comes fast at you compared to when you start to take lessons, seminars, books, readings, tapes, and this and that. Once you get your comfort level and your skill level higher, everything looks smooth. When you think you’re fast, it’s because you’re going slow. When you think you’re slow, it’s because you’re going fast.

With the last little analogy that you said, when you think you’re slow because you’re going fast, meaning you’re probably going too fast in your environment. You need to slow down and catch up with it from a mental standpoint, accelerate the learning in order to produce faster results.

GCM 73 | Map To Success

Map To Success: Stop learning from the people around you that don’t have success.

 

When you are inside your comfort zone, it’s easy. When you are outside of your comfort zone and you’re having too many things to manage at the same time without the proper skills such as business coaching, PR coaching, marketing, writing books and all that, it’s part of the evolution of having more skills in your life and your business to be successful. As we say, athletes at the Olympic level, they always say we are in grace. When you are in the grace and in the present moment, even if you’re riding at 180 miles per hour, everything looks slow for you. At Daytona Bike Week, when I finished third against 75 guys, it was raining that morning and I had to prepare my bike.

Everybody had mechanics and tire guys. I had to choose which tires I would go on rain or dry. It was raining and not raining. I made the change, but because I didn’t have a mechanic with me, I changed one tire for the rain and one tire for the dry. At the last minute, it takes me about ten minutes to change a tire. I had my ten-minute lapse. That’s why when I started the race, I was trying to breathe by myself and say, “Breathe in your helmet. Hear your breath. Smile in your helmet. Roll outside of the comfort zone. They feel the wind in your hair.” It’s all those mantras that you have to say in business and in life to be able to accomplish everything we have to do without panicking too much.

That is beautiful. I love that there’s so much that goes into riding a bike that doesn’t meet the eyes. If you don’t ride a bike, then you won’t know all of those little things that you have to do. The little tricks, little connections that you have to make. It is not just the mantras and the breathing, but the mechanics of riding a bike in general. As I was reading about you, you talk about balance, passion, and determination. You’re not going to imagine on a bike it requires these things. You even mentioned that you dropped the bike before. When you’re racing, you’re going at 180 miles an hour.

When you’re going around these curves, perhaps there are other people around you that require so much focus, balance and a lot of determination. You go on death pass and you have so much going on in your mind. I can see the correlation of how that could be useful. Once you develop that skill of being able to be in that environment, competing and comfortable, how that could be helpful in business? I would like you to bridge that gap for us. You’ve experienced that. Many of us probably will never ever get to experience riding a bike that fast and doing those types of things. How does that correlate to business?

To make people experience that, I developed a leadership training program. People can come to the racetrack. I hired professional racers so they can attend them so they can understand what is to be balanced into the imbalance. On a motorcycle, you will never sit on your seat. You will always have your knee on the ground, on the right, or on the left. You are like life. You always manage 2 to 3 balls at the same time. You have time to sit when it’s time to go to bed. That’s why managing all those expectations, that skill, and getting out of your comfort zone. A lot of people are writing their life in that comfort zone. They make their $50,000 or $100,000 get up now in the morning, and go back at night. For 35 to 40 years, they’re doing that.

They never want to improve or go to the next level. That’s why motorcycle racing is a good metaphor for that. Even when I speak with the video on motorcycle racing, people can feel the adrenaline we have. You can also compare it when you do a bicycle or other sports. That can be baseball or football, being able to focus, having determination, and having a system in place. You will have your little routine in the morning or at night. Same thing with the motorcycle, I was probably the only one at the racetrack who had the beginning of the day. I was praying for my bike and myself and having my little bubble of protection. I was doing a little five-minute meditation. I’m sure the other people were saying like, “Who is that crazy woman?”

Everybody has their little ritual, meditation, reading books or listening tapes. That’s what gets you focused and start your day in the right way instead of getting out of bed, go see your Facebook and your email. It’s not the way to do it, but we need to refocus everything we have in our business. What are the top five priorities I need to accomplish during the day? Same thing on a motorcycle, what are the five things I want to accomplish? Focusing on corner number two is important when you are in corner number two. Don’t focus on corner number four or the finish line. That’s what we have a lot of problems in business is to be able to focus on one action at a time for maybe an hour or two. You’re focusing and doing stuff right away so that you can move on to the next step or the next corner as long the cycle racer.

Let’s talk about something that comes up when you talk about motorcycle racing. Most people are terrified to get on a bike that’s going to go 180 miles an hour. They get on the bike. They’re not going to push it to 180 miles an hour. In life, in business, we have goals, dreams, and we want to go fast. We want to be among the stars literally, but then there’s the fear to get there. There’s a process, there are some self-development, there are some scary moments on the track to success. How do you manage that?

The way to manage that is always to have a plan. I developed my RACING map to success. It’s based on motorcycle racing and that is the acronym of racing. The R is to recognize your dreams. If you don’t know your dreams and goals, you will never be able to accomplish that. First of all, we need to recognize what are our goals on a personal level, professional level and spiritual level. A lot of times, we work too much in the business for a couple of years and then we get divorced. We work too much in a family and we do bankruptcy because we didn’t take care of our business. It’s always the balance between personal, professional, and spiritual. The A is for action, taking action one corner at a time, one step at a time. When I established that with my coaching clients, I do a lot of employee training for team building. What are the actions to realize your goals?

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The C is to Care about. Care about yourself, your business, your family and your receptionist, the way you answer the phone. Care about all the details whether personal, professional, and spiritual. The I is for In-power. This is a word that I invented because of my accent. I barely spoke English in 2007 when I came here in the US. Years later, I was speaking on the biggest stage in the US. I started to become a speaker internationally. Everybody told me that my accent was too strong to be able to be on TV, radio, or being a speaker. When somebody said that to me, I was like, “Watch me, I’ll do it. In-power means three things. Inspire, empower, and go inside yourself to discover your power. That’s my trademark. In-power means go inside yourself to discover your power. That also means inspire and empower. It’s three words at the same time. The power is what determines how much success you will realize. The power inside yourself. What is your big why? We see that all the time. Your why needs to be bigger than your problems.

The N is for Never giving up. You’ll have a lot of challenges. The bigger your mission, the bigger all your challenges are. I can tell you that in eleven years, I have challenges after challenges, but the goal is to never give up. The last letter is G for Get it done. A lot of people are taking fewer actions at the beginning. When it’s hard and when you have to work harder and when you have to push, that’s where they give up. The get it done is always that extra phone call you don’t want to make. It’s that extra deal you want to go sign up, that extra book you need to read. It’s that extra video training you need to do. The get it done is that little extra power that gets people going. It is like water that boils at 212 degrees. It’s always that little extra power makes the people who are successful and the people who are average.

I can see how your love for adrenaline pushes you into racing as you described this. I opened up this conversation about racing with fear. Talk to me about how this helps you overcome the fear.

I overcome fear a long time before motorcycle racing. That is my story against suicide. For the first 25 years of my life, I always said, “I will make it or I would break it if at 25 years old life is not better. I was good at sport, good at music. I have a good family. My parents were pretty poor. We are born on a farm. My goal was to travel the world and becoming a singer like Celine Dion. She’s born and raised about a couple of hours from where I’m born. When she sang for the Pope when I was fourteen years old in 2004, I was hoping she would be sick so I can raise my hands and sing instead of Celine Dion.

That dream got crushed. That’s where the fear occurs. I had to overcome those fear because, for me, the piano and volleyball saved my life every day. Even if I was mad, sad, and having the big hole inside, I could not understand why because I was good at everything. I have good parents and family, but when you have the big hole inside, you have that fear that you will never be able to be the person you want to be. That day, I sat on the couch. I turned the TV by coincidence there was a show against suicide. The TV host was saying, “If you want to commit suicide, you can do it but you need to call at least one friend, a parent or family member or SOS suicide.”

That night, I cried for hours. I finally called my mom at 2:00 to 3:00. She listened to me with her heart, with her soul. She told me, “Call me tomorrow. Don’t give up now.” That’s where I started my mission about inspiring people with my story because, despite all the success I have, I’ve gotten those bad moments too. Everybody does, 66% of the people are thinking of suicide at once in their lives at least. I discovered that many years later, my mission is to help people and be a friend. If there is one thing you can remember from that show, it’s the song entitled You’ve Got a Friend.

That’s beautiful. I’m not making this stuff up. You only get this on the Game Changer Mentality show. Thank you for doing that. As a matter of fact, this is a good time to say where can people connect with you? Your love and passion for people shows, how can they connect with you?

They can google my name. I’m on Facebook everywhere but NadineCoaching.com is my main coaching website and NadineRacing.com is the full platform with some pictures of motorcycle racing and yacht racing, but it also has all the tools and strategy for you to race to success.

Let’s talk about your book a little bit, Win the Race of Life: With Balance and Passion at 180 Mph, why did you write them?

GCM 73 | Map To Success

Win the Race of Life… With Balance and Passion at 180MPH

It’s exactly because of that story that I shared with you. In Chapter 4, I shared that story because years later, when I sold my house and my car, I bought an RV, a second bike, a trailer and I traveled to 21 States, 10,000 miles by myself for four months. I was 36 years old. I am semi-retired from my financial planning business. Life was good and all that. At the same time, I was on a spiritual quest. I had the last three weeks of my trip that’s where that little voice started to tell me, “You should write a book.“ I was in the motorcycle racetrack playing guitar, eating my little cheese and crackers and my little Port wine, and telling my story about the suicide and all the other success that I had and failures. They’re like, “You need to write a book.” I was like, “I don’t want to write a book. I barely speak English.”

Finally, in 2010, I met Les Brown and he said, “I love your story. I love this poster.” I showed him a poster. I said, “What? That’s me.” He said, “You need to be co-authoring my book.” I did and he said, “You need to write your own book.” I was like, “I don’t want to write a book. I don’t have time. I’m racing in Utah, in Vegas, and in California. I was on a road trip for three weeks.” He said, “Buy a voice recording, write it and find a ghostwriter of it.” I said, “I can do that.” That’s why also I coach my clients to write their own book because the only thing I needed was a kind of ten piles of chapters. What are my main stories? What I was driving?

I was telling stories after stories. The professional people are putting that together. It’s not that complicated, but it is jumping at the moment. It is jumping into that opportunity that was presented to me that I was not ready for it. I have zero skill for it, but I’m a doer. I said, “If somebody put me in a challenge, let’s do it.” That’s what is a little bit disappointing in our society. A lot of people are aiming for average or mediocrity. Don’t do too much because you disturb your family, you disturb your siblings and your friends because once you want to grow, if your friends and your family don’t follow, you feel alone. You feel alone at the top. That’s what I’m saying a lot, stop chasing perfection and aim for excellence.

I was a perfectionist. When I was in school, when I had 98% I cried. When I had 92% that was the end of the world. Later on, when I switched from my negative mentality and being always sad and mad, I decided to enjoy my life and realize many dreams that nobody realized. That’s why I stopped aiming for perfection. You aim at 80%. Do you know the 80/20 rule? You spend 80% of your life aiming for that top 20%, give that up. I read a book. It changed my life. Stop aiming for that excellence, perfection and be excellent. Anyway, in the society, most people operate at 30%, 40%, maybe 50%. That’s the problem of the society. Hopefully when I go, when I speak in school, I will be able to inspire those teenagers to aim for more than mediocrity or more than average.

People are sitting on TV on the couch. They don’t learn about anything. They complain about everything. They don’t improve themselves. You cannot improve the world, change the world, the planet, the pollution and the environment if you don’t even clean your bed or your bedroom. We need to reconnect. The teenagers, the adults, the seniors all together to teach those things we need in life like emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, stress management, conflict management and all that, nobody teaches that. Nobody teaches about business. The 70% of the people are their own boss, with small, medium entrepreneurs, small-medium businesses. The 70% of the society are entrepreneurs, but they don’t teach anything in entrepreneurship. That doesn’t make sense. The system never adapted to where we are in as a society. I don’t think so.

We kept evolving, but those structures and systems stayed the same. It goes back to what you said, we’re trying to go fast, but our structures and systems and the way we’ve been doing things is too slow. Now you have this conflict. It’s causing disruption. We can’t win the race. What we need are more people like you that can change the game and teach those things. That’s wonderful that you’re thinking about going to those schools. I hope you are getting into schools spreading that message because you’re onto something. It’s wonderful what you’re doing. I know that you have dabbled in a little bit of real estate as well. You’ve played in that game a little bit. Can you tell us a little bit about that?

I’m coming back to balance and passion. There are three things to be successful in life. You need to follow your passion. You either become an entrepreneur or having a good career. Something that you love. Number two, is having a nice lifestyle. If you are able to provide for your family protection, taxation, and shelter that’s a good thing. Number three, is always about passive income or make more money and different streams of income. Why do millionaires have 6 or 7 streams of income? Poor people have their job and they don’t look for something else. When I was a financial planner, one of my biggest clients, I made him save $10 million to $1 million of his money. I was in the competition. He had already 3 or 4 stockbrokers and financial planner. I served his wife for 3.5 years.

He’s like, “My wife has only $100,000 with you and you give her more service, more advice than my other brokers that they are managing millions of dollars. I’m giving you $1 million, come back in two weeks and give me your speech.” I did that. I was asking a lot of questions. This client and many other of my clients become rich because they invested in real estate. They become rich and they use real estate as a passive income in growing their estates and assets. When I semi-retired at 36 from my financial planning business, I came to the US, I was like, “What is my next passion?” There is no way I can stay home. I did four months on my RV trip, but after three months I was starting to get bored.

I started investing in real estate. I took in 2008 to 2012 my investor classes. I learned how to calculate the return on investment, the debt service ratio and learn from the best of the best. One of the best educators was Robert Allen, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki and all that. I kind of jump myself into real estate and finally did 26 fix and flip by myself. In the beginning, I barely spoke English, I didn’t even know what was a mortgage, foreclosure, or a short sale. That was pretty bad that one of my first classes, we were talking about how to avoid short sales. I didn’t even know what was the meaning of a short sale. I was kind of blindfolded a couple of times.

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You have to learn, you read, you listen to videos and I became an expert in my industry as a real estate investor. I coached a lot of people because the numbers don’t lie. I was a financial planner and also I studied Actuarial Science. Money, financial planning and all that is always one of my love. That’s why I even came back to the industry. In September, I decided in the US to take my National Social Security Advisor class. I have five licensed now in the financial business, to help my clients to save money retirement, so the next crash when the market goes up, you go up, when the market goes down, you never go down anymore. Those products were designed for rich people. The middle-class can have access to those. It’s always about positioning yourself. Where will be the next market? Real estate is high right now. I didn’t invest in real estate in the last year and a half. I took half of my stock market investment in the market and I’m playing more secure because I know the market crash is coming in the next year or two. It’s always been in front of the curve instead of being reacting to the curve.

One of those lessons you learned on that motorcycle, correct?

Yes.

You’ve taken out a semi world tour. I wouldn’t say it was complete world tour or maybe a tour in the US, tell us a little bit about what you learned on that journey.

That was an amazing trip. I like trolling by yourself with your RV and trailer 40 foot long, sleeping in truck stops in Flying J and TA and all kinds of streets. For four years, I have lived a hippie life. I didn’t have a TV in my RV and I learned a lot about how the media are manipulating with fear and control. For four years, I was pretty much disconnected. When I went to Louisiana, it’s one of my a-ha moments. A year and a half after Katrina hit in Louisiana, I was there with my dad and my uncle came with me. It was impossible to go there by yourself as a woman at that time.

There were still people sleeping in their trailers, in their pop tents, on the parking lots of Walmarts and all that. A lot of things were fixed up like the French Quarter and the tourist place, but everything around it was a disaster. I was feeling that I was in the middle of a third world country and we are in America. That reinforced my belief that I tried not to watch TV since 1999. I don’t have a TV. You cannot build your life around the lies of media. That’s kind of my thing. I know I’m a little extreme compared to other people.

When I was sad and mad and wanted to commit suicide, one of the books I read was in French, but in English it was, Ask and You Shall Receive by Pierre Morency. He was saying, “If you are negative, stop watching TV for seven days, stop listening to radio, and stop reading newspapers. Try it for seven days, see how your level of energy is growing.” I was like, “I’ll try that.” After seven days, my level of energy went from a 4 to a 5.5. That was challenging myself on how to measure. It is a measurement to realize your goal. For an athlete, it is a must.

If you don’t measure yourself, you will never be successful and that’s why I started to do that for 7, 14, and 21 days. I was like, “My level of energy grows because you stopped listening from all that negative thing.” They say the same thing 10, 15, 20 or 25 years ago, the war changed. The president changed. The politic changed, but essentially, it’s the same rah-rah moment and the same media. That’s why people like you bring some positive energy to the planet. It’s commendable and I want to congratulate you for the work that you do. Keep on bringing that positivity in the world.

Thank you. Your sentiments are also giving them right back to you because I feel that you’re absolutely right. The more we can raise our level of consciousness, raise our energy, and duplicate that out in public, I think the better the world will be, can be. We’ll start to see those changes, especially when we start raising the vibration and consciousness of our peers. Those that are around us bringing them in another way. You’re right, the media paints a picture, “This is the only way. This is it. It starts and stops here.” We know that it’s not true. Anything that we can do to correct that programming is beneficial and helpful. Let’s talk about your TEDx Talk. I don’t want to lose sight of that. Not too long ago, you did a TEDx Talk, which was amazing. I had a chance to look into that. Tell us about that a little bit.

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Map To Success: Increase your knowledge and your coaching so that you can go faster.

 

It’s one of my moments that launched my speaking career because I never spoken English before 2007. In 2005, I set a goal that I wanted to become an international speaker recognized on the planet. I got an opportunity to go speak at TEDx. I didn’t even know what TEDx was. Finally, I did some research. People said, “You need to do it.” TEDx was in Montreal and I was in California, I was not so attracted because I know Montreal. When I realized what was that big opportunity, I asked them if I can speak in English. That was my first speech in English. You can see in the video, I’m kind of hesitated and I do still have a lot of mistakes for my French. I took the leap of faith and did it. I had to go to Montreal twice because the guy who was organizing that, I was not a recognized speaker, I was speaking like that for fun.

He said, “I cannot have her speak at TEDx unless I hear her.” I had to fly to Montreal twice. The guy was able to get me on stage. After about 5 to 10 minutes of my speech, that was the Win The Race of Life speech, he asked a couple of questions and said, “Would you be one of the speakers at TEDx in a couple of times?” Within 5 to 10 minutes, I was in. I hope one day, I will be able to have another opportunity because this is an amazing platform where presidents, athletes, Olympians, football player, Montreal press, and business people attended. This is an amazing platform. It was years ago when I was able to speak to TEDx. I’m honored and blessed that I was able to do that.

Nadine, I’m honored and blessed that you were gracious enough to join us on the show. This has been a wonderful conversation. I have a ton of notes here. You’ve provided so much value within the few minutes that I’ve had to spend with you. It’s been wonderful. I want to say thank you for stopping by, slowing down enough to hang out with me. This has been great. Thank you so much for doing it. As we wrap up, I want to allow the audience to know where they can find you. If they wanted to work with you, learn more about you, watch your TEDx Talk. You can let us know where your TEDx Talk is located so that they can go and find out and watch that.

You can go to my website, NadineCoaching.com. I have a one-hour training video for free on my three different coaching. You have three videos for free. You can learn a lot. For my TEDx Talk, you can Google my name, Nadine LaJoie TEDx Talk and you will find me on YouTube. I wish people take action in their life. Never give up and be sure that you are racing to your success.

Thank you so much. I would like you to tell us your game-changing mentality message of the day. What can you leave with this before we depart?

My game-changing mentality success tip is to increase your knowledge and your coaching so that you can go faster. Until you increase your knowledge, you cannot go faster. It’s always about increasing, improving yourself so you can go faster and then having more success in your life.

Thank you once again. I appreciate you for stopping by. I love your message. I love what you are doing in the world. I love who you are in the world. Thank you for changing the game for all of us.

Thank you so much.

There you have it, another successful episode of the Game Changer Mentality show. Thank you and remember to check us out on Facebook. Our Facebook community, The Game Changer Mentality Community. We love you guys. Please reach out to us. RodneyFlowers.com, you can find me there also Rodney@RodneyFlowers.com is the email. If you are looking for some help and you want to get some techniques on how to change the game, go faster in life as Nadine has shared with us. We would love to support you. Thank you very much and until next time, speed up your knowledge so that you can go fast.

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About Nadine LaJoie

GCM 73 | Map To SuccessInternational Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, America’s High-Speed Success Coach and former Champion Motorcycle Racer, Nadine Lajoie retired and became a millionaire at age 41. Nadine is the Radio Host and Co-Founder of “Teen CEO Reality TV Show” and also the founder of the ultimate experience and mastermind “R.A.C.I.N.G. TO SUCCESS” TM, the world premiere leadership training at the racetrack for business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs.

She trains and “IN-Powers entrepreneurs worldwide to achieve high performance, ACCELERATE success and put business and life on the fast track, with her “Prosperity R.A.C.I.N.G System to Success” TM Featured on USA Today, ABC, FOX and CBS Money Watch, #1 Best-Selling Author of “Win The Race of Life with Balance and Passion at 180mph”, and co-author with Les Brown, a #1 Best-Seller: ”Fight for your Dreams”.

Nadine has been featured in major magazines along with Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, Zig Ziglar and shared big stages including TEDx, California Women’s Conference with top industry speakers.

Are you ready to shed your past, rise above your present, and go confidently in the direction of your dreams? The first step? Decide. Choose right here and now to make a move. Set your intention. Then simply ask Rodney for help. https://rodneyflowers.com/mentoring/ 

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