“Part of what it means to love someone is to care about their story and hurt a little bit when it comes to their challenges.” — Tim Sanders

Raised with the writing of Norman Vincent Peale and Napoleon Hill as part of his informal education, it’s no wonder Tim Sanders overcame a difficult childhood – where he was pushed aside in school due to his lack of focus – to become a best-selling author and technology leader in the early days of the Silicon Valley.

In this episode, Brian asks Tim to share his story and the basis of his best-selling book, Love is the Killer App. Tim shares the life lessons he learned from his grandmother, which served as the foundation for his career; what it was like to work in the Silicon Valley in the early 2000s; and the three activities he feels are essential for impacting your industry and community.

You’ll learn why love is the future of business, how to connect people the right way and how sharing helps you become a person of influence in your community. By the end of the episode, you’ll be inspired to share your knowledge, share your network and show compassion to everyone you meet.


Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“You don’t love people because of who they are. You love people because of who we are.” — Billie King, Tim’s grandmother

“I applied my principles of educating people with love in my heart to help them succeed.” — Tim Sanders

“I look at that world of Silicon Valley and I go back to those early days when we wanted to change the world more than we wanted to get rich.” — Tim Sanders

“Love is when you intelligently share your intangibles: your knowledge, your network of relationships, your compassion to promote their success.” — Tim Sanders

“You will find true success in your life if you commit yourself to promote success in other people’s lives and trust them to pay it forward.” — Tim Sanders

“You love the right people for the right reason, in the right way, at the right time.” — Tim Sanders

“Readers are leaders.” — Tim Sanders

“Everybody wants to win, but nobody wants to do the work to prepare to win.” — Bobby Knight

“You’ll accomplish more developing a sincere interest in people than you will accomplish trying to get people interested in you.” — Dale Carnegie

“Your network is your greatest net worth.” — Tim Sanders

“The more you give, the more you begin to love yourself.” — Tim Sanders

“To be a true giver, you must first conquer the ego that says ‘why didn’t he say thank you?’” — Tim Sanders

“Culture is a conversation led by leaders.” — Tim Sanders

“Build a reputation that you’re a force multiplier.” — Tim Sanders

“Always feed the favor economy.” — Tim Sanders

“If you feed the favor economy enough, you’ll be a person of influence.” — Tim Sanders

“Success is not a destination, it is a direction.” — Tim Sanders

“When you’re going sideways in life, ask yourself what you’re not doing today that you were doing back in the day when you were on top?” — Billie King

“If you live your life right, do good. Then, at the end of your life, you can look back on it and live it a second time.” —The Dalai Lama


Mentioned in the episode:

Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends, by Tim Sanders
The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama

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