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Business Coach : Execute, Or Get Executed

Business Coach : Execute, Or Get Executed

-I’m going to read– you guys, if you’re watching this business education training– I’m going to read you three quotes here that I think are just totally hammering home the importance of this. You have one that says– Thomas Edison, this is the guy who many consider to be the most important, most successful inventor out there. He says “that vision without execution is a hallucination.” Well there you go. You have a big dream, but you’re not breaking into a to-do list, your hallucinating.

Well then you go on here. And the book, “The Richest Man in Town” written by W. Randall Jones, he says, “you have to execute, or get executed.” Like if you don’t get it done.

TIM REDMOND: I love that quote.

-Execute, or get executed. So now here’s where the distraction comes in, and I’m going to read this quote to you by Steven Spielberg, and then I want to get your feedback on it. Steven Spielberg is probably known as being the most successful film director, screenwriter, producer of his day. Or of any day. He’s legendary. He says, “technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives.” Stephen, what? He says, “it interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria to the office on the cellphone.”

-I got a personal story on this. I love my wife. We’ve had four children as proof of that love. Now, she is wanting to have a special moment with me a couple nights ago. We’re in California. I’m not going to go too much into–

NARRATOR: Viewer discretion is advised.

-Detail on that. Relax, boys, relax. And so it’s like– what I do is, I’m getting set up because I wake up at four o’clock in the morning, and I’m ready to go, with things to go. And so I want to have it queued up with my audible what book I’m going to go on. I usually have it twice as fast or three times as fast. And my wife looks over at that and just completely shuts her down. And I got to hug my pillow that night.

-Because you were–

-I was so absorbed in the technology, and she is competing with that technology as if it’s the mistress that I’m in love with.

-Whoa. That’s got deep right there. That’s deep. That’s like we’re at the bottom of the deep end of the pool and we’re digging to get deeper.

-Now here’s the key. Here is the time with it. Business is primarily nurturing relationships. That’s what business is. That is what a business coach can help with. You are nurturing relationships so they come back to want to relate to you more and more. So what we do is we get so almost sidetracked with a technology that it drains our creative energy, that we’re not focused on that most important thing that needs to be given birth that day for us to move our business forward.

-So if we’re talking about mapping out our day, what’s an action step you recommend every Thriver starts doing right now. If they’ve never done it before, what’s something they need to start doing every day? What kind of action steps to map out a day.

-Write down three of the most important things you want to do that day. You will not go lay down in your bed until you get those three things done. Now, what’s important here is make sure that you don’t have as one of your goals I’m going to read “War and Peace.” Because that’s like a project that’s got about 12,000 steps in it. It’s a very long book. So make sure that you’re things you can do can be done in that day, but just don’t– be careful writing down to 29 different things here. Write down the very most important things you’ve got to do. A business coach will give you this advice as well.

-Chet Holmes, bestselling author of the book “Ultimate Sales Machine”–

TIM REDMOND: He says six.

-He’ll say six. Other people you might talk to say five or 10. The point is, write down things on your list you can actually do. Or if it’s a big goal, break it up into parts that you can get done so you have a sense of accomplishment there, so you get some momentum. A business coach can help you here.  Now moving on to step eight– keep your goals in front and focus on them. Now, Tim, I’m going to read you a statistic here from by Gary Keller’s bestselling book, “The One Thing.”

He writes in 2008, “the Dominican University of California and Dr. Gail Matthews recruited to 267 participants–” Not 268. “267 participants from a wide variety of professions and countries. Those who wrote down their goals were 39.5% more likely to accomplish them.” There’s all sorts of stats that show similar things. But the point is, when you write your goals down, you put them in front, you get them done more often. Is this what you’ve experienced?

-How your brain works here, if you ask your brain something, it will begin to solve it. So writing it down, you involve your senses with it– now, this may sound more scientific– you’re giving your senses and your eye gait there. You get your muscles going. Your brain is involved in it. And you make it really clear what you’re shooting for. And even at a subconscious level, you’re going to want to start to solve that. Hire a business coach to help.

When we don’t give ourselves a target, we find ourselves drifting. And how many of our beloved Thrivers have finished the day saying, what happened to this day? What did I do? I’ve done that myself. So you want to write it down to engage your brain to begin to solve that thing. And it’s very important– I have everything on Google Calendar here, but I also have a calendar that I carry with me, a hand calendar, that I write everything down with if I don’t have access to the Google. And I’ve got, in that, I’ve got my to-do list where I’m really focused. What is it I’m going to get done that


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