Achieving Business Excellence with John Spence

The REAL Secrets to Success – for FREE!!!

In just the past week I have received more than a dozen emails from people who promise to teach me the “Secret To Success“… for ONLY $499  I Googled one of the people who sent me such a note and could not find him anywhere on the internet? No career history, no connection to any company, no awards, no charity work – as far as I could tell he has never accomplished anything.  Yet I still have a spam folder full of people who can make me “mega-rich working just four hours a week!” 

The “Secret to Success” is NOT for sale — it is free to anyone who wants to learn it – and these bogus emails upset me so much that I decided to put together this video to outline the very best ideas I have ever learned (so far) about what it TRULY takes to build an incredibly successful life. Whether you are a high school or college student, work in an office or factory, run or own a company – no matter how much education you have… I honestly believe that the ideas I share in this video (for FREE) can make a dramatic positive impact on your life and the lives of those you love… IF… you take these amazingly powerful ideas and apply them in your life every day.

This is a long video, about 34 minutes, so plan to spend some time and take notes, there is a ton of really good advice and information here. Also, if after you watch this video you feel that I have made good on my promise and truly given you some “secrets” for how to be more successful — all I ask is that you PLEASE send it to anyone and everyone you feel might benefit from watching this video and learning these ideas. I would love to get it to as many people as we possibly can!If you would like to purchase a copy of my “Strategies for Life Success workbook that is filled with numerous workshops and lots more ideas like you saw in the video — here is a link to buy it on Lulu.  And – if you truly cannot afford the $5 for the download – send me a note and I will gladly send the PDF to you at no charge.

A Follow-Up to “The REAL Secrets of Success”


  1. Nice post John, you nailed it. In addition to your workbook for those that need the framework, I think a good read like Think and Grow Rich would be the next great step for those looking to put their ideas into action.

  2. John: Thank you for sharing 30+ minutes of your time based on the 10,000+ hours you put into building your own successful career. In addition to knowing what you want and doing the work, I find that overcoming the resistance to failure/fear is one of the biggest barriers to success. But you show us that achieving our goal is *well* worth the effort.

    Ironically, I just finished “Love is the Killer App”–literally the day you referenced the book’s “Big Thought” in this video. I enjoyed Tim’s ideas so much that I popped on over to Twitter to start following the Lovecat himself (@SandersSays). Then, just this evening as I was scouring my Twitter stream, Tim’s tweet regarding your “REAL Secrets” free video caught my eye. So that’s how I arrived here–your network and mine collided. It’s a small world. And, I’m glad you are in it! I’m off to share the love and retweet your link, too.

  3. John –
    Your video really is filled with such great advice. As I listened, I jotted down a page full of thoughts that came to me. Now…to really cultivate this at even deeper levels…


  4. Thanks for the kind words everyone — and PLEASE be sure to send a link to this video to everyone you think might benefit from watching it and learning these ideas! Thank you VERY much — John Spence

  5. What a timely video for me and many others. I’ve finally got some great traction in my new vocation and this has fired me up on how to leverage it into something far greater…

    …it’s a great kickstart for students starting (or starting back) to school…

    …and for the unemployed, what a call to action!

    Keep preaching, John! Always an inspiration.

  6. Thank you Derek — and thank you so much for sending out the tweets and the facebook mentions — greatly appreciated!!!!

  7. Tim Orwig says:

    Thank you for doing this. I will certainly share it on Facebook.

    One key point you noted is getting up every day and asking yourself about the 3 steps. I think that is so key as it is really, really easy to lose focus when you are not focusing on the steps you need to do, whatever they may be. I truly think that is the toughest thing I have personally experienced – letting go of old habits of just “living life” and training myself to start and end each day with my goals in mind.

    My wife is a self-help specialist and tells her clients to put pen to paper. Sitting here watching you talk won’t do it – you have to take it and apply it and and take notes and rehash it 1000 times until it becomes part of who you are.

    Thank you again. It’s obvious you are living your passion.

    • Thanks Tim and I am absolutely in agreement — it really does NOT work unless you take the time to sit down and write it down!!! I meet so many people who say that have a clear life plan — and I ask them to show it to me and they reply “Oh, I do not have it written down, it is in my head.” So I ask them to please explain it to me in detail and 90% + cannot. They can NOT remember the key elements — the MOST important ideas… because they have never written it down. To me — a good strategic life plan does not exist if it is not on paper or in the computer – someplace where you can read it and study it daily — and then hold yourself 100% accountable for actually taking action on it!!! Thanks again for the comments Tim.

  8. Evelyn Bergman says:

    Thank you for sharing this valuable informational video! It was very motivational at a time that inspiration was needed and the world really needs positive encouragement and I enjoyed every minute of it!

  9. great insights packaged into an organized approach..thanks John for helping so many of us to see these steps to success…and the bonus “extras” of your three nuggets modeled by other gurus.
    We appreciate what you do for so many of the professionals in our State. See you soon.

  10. Great stuff, John. As usual. I took 3 pages of notes!

  11. John,
    Thank you for sharing. These are precisiely the steps I use in my coaching practice, so it’s great to see this being reinforced here.
    I am a big fan of Napoleon Hill’s Think & Grow Rich, his timeless teachings take and are worth studying. Today I saw a modern day ‘update’ right here.

  12. Dear Mr. Spence,
    I just wanted to share my true appreciation of your video today. Everything you have said so simply yet extremely powerful has left me wanting more. I was introduced to you from an influential mentor of mine about a year ago. I follow your blog a lot. I run a very small Ballroom Dance Studio in the Chicagoland area. Through our economic depression/recession in the last couple of years, I have reached out to many different sources of people for help and guidance. I feel like I am cramming 4 years of business college into 1 1/2 years right now. All has been very good and the work ethic very hard. That is why I truly loved your video. It keeps me going and reassures me I can do this!!

    Thank You , Ann Garvey

    • Ann — Thank you so much for the very kind note. I am extremely pleased that you found value in the video – I think there’s some really good ideas there, and if you apply them they can absolutely make a huge positive impact on your business and life.

      If you have not already, be sure to go to the companion website to my book – – there is also a ton of free resources and free videos there in the “bonus” section. Also you can download chapters of the book – workshops – surveys – audits – questions to think about – that is site is a wonderful, wonderful resource for helping improve any type of business and it is all 100 percent free. Lastly, if you ever have a question or need some help Ann, please never hesitate to send me an e-mail — I am here to help you in any way I’m able – take good care, I wish you every possible happiness and success – John Spence

  13. I met you 6 years ago when you were a Trainer for employees at the company I currently work for. You had so much (((energy!))) I am so glad that I continued to follow you. This post was like a generous hug that I needed. I’m going to make the investment in your book and workbooks TODAY!. Thanks!

  14. Montina — what a wonderful note — very kind of you – and THANK YOU!!!!! I am confident the workbook will be VERY valuable to you… if you do all of the workshops and apply what you learn. Have a fantastic day — take good care — John

  15. Way to go John! Sounds like the next book! Very useful, direct information that I can share with my team and friends. Deb

  16. Thanks Deb – glad you enjoyed it!!!!

  17. Dear John:

    Thank you. You taught me this several years ago. I needed to hear this again. You are the ” real-deal.” You are the best!


    Ali Pervez

  18. Doug Hopkins says:

    Over 2500 years ago Lao Tsu wrote:

    Thirty spokes share the wheel’s hub;
    It is the center hole which makes it useful.
    Shape clay into a vessel;
    It is the space within which makes it useful.
    Cut the doors and windows for a room;
    It is the holes which make it useful.
    Therefore profit comes from what is there;
    Usefulness from what is not there.

    John, in your workbook, the systematic questioning of our personal goals, values dreams and tolerances, and the great yawning expanses of blank spaces requiring answers are the most useful and challenging spaces on earth.

    I would urge anyone who gives a cursory, rhetorical response to step one to try the workbook, alone, with a friend or in a group. Put some pressure on, and take it seriously. Ambitious people are so busy, and it’s hard work to dream.

    Those spaces are confessionals, bhodimandalas, and sacred ground for the creative mind. No wonder you return to it often.

  19. Thanks, posted the link on my Facebook page….


  20. Jerry Hines says:

    John I loved the video and re-posted on my Facebook page.

    It was very timely and kicked my butt!!

    I didn’t realize I had been coasting a little too much and operating below my normal level – a self analysis though, re-invigorated me and it’s full speed ahead!

    I loved the quote: “”You become what you focus on and similar to the people you surround yourself with.”

    • Jerry — glad I could offer a lille kick in the pants!!! Thanks for re-posting!

      Pam — glad you enjoyed the video and THANK YOU for sending it on to your clients!!!

  21. Hey John,

    As always you deliver more than expected. I have forward it to many on my client lists.

    Thanks so much for all you do.

  22. John,
    I would first like to say how much I enjoyed the presentation you gave at our GM meeting in San Diego. I am thankful that I took alot of notes as there was a great deal of material to digest and I go back to them frequently.
    Jerry sent out an e-mail yesterday about the “Secrets to Success” video on your site and I must be missing something because I have been unable to find it. How can I go about accessing it as I know it will be worth every one of the thirty four minutes spent watching it?

    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Steve Cox
    United Road Towing South Florida

  23. You can download it directly from YouTube — and PLEASE feel free to embed it, link to it, put it your blog, send it out to ALL of your employees… and send the link to everyone you know. Here is the link from my YouTube channel: JohnSpenceBizExpert

  24. This is great, John

    Well done on getting the main points across. I can’t tell you how many people that I have spoken to who say these things and do the exact opposite.

    I guess that is why they will always be struggling.

  25. Jo Hughes says:


    Thank you for sharing. This is exactly what Unity teaches – What you focus on grows, but to really be successful in your spiritual life and in anything it is the demonstration of that truth, not just the knowing that is important. These are universal truth principles.

    I appreciate that others see that truth is truth no matter where it comes from.

    I will be sharing with many of my friends and co-workers.

    I have been doing Master Minding for years and have two partners at present; it is wonderful, affirming, and supportive to be in a group. Thank you for being a light and sharing these truths with some many.


  26. Susan says:

    Wow! I’ve followed John’s work for many years. Big and small companies pay him lots of money for this kind of information and he’s giving it to us for free. He truly helps people help themselves – the best kind of help you can receive. Don’t miss this blog!

  27. Thank you for doing this. I will certainly share it on Facebook.


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