Business Coach : Growth Guide
-Hey, guys. My name is Caleb Taylor. I’m a Thrive business coach here. Today, Clay Clark, is sitting down with Tim Redmond. And they’re going to be discussing business education and the 19 step guide to becoming wealthy. If you don’t know Tim personally, you’re missing out. He is the man and a business coach. But read this bio real quick, and you’ll get a grasp of what Tim’s done in the past and where he is now. If you’re looking to climb a mountain that you’ve never climbed before, you wouldn’t want to ask directions from a guy who’s never climbed a mountain in his life.
In the same way, you wouldn’t want to ask financial advice or business education from somebody who hasn’t reached or accumulated wealth already. So these two men, Clay Clark and Tim Redmond, are the perfect guys to be learning from. Both have been successful in business, as you read in Tim’s bio, and both have accumulated wealth already. And they’re excited to show you specific steps on how to do this yourself. Don’t watch this episode without asking yourself, how can I apply what Tim and Clay are teaching here into my life or business? Remember, knowledge without application is completely meaningless. Having a business coach can help you implement.
If you sit through this episode without asking yourself that, today’s episode could be more meaningless than me to trying to show a green crayon on a green screen.
-Tim Redmond, how are you my friend?
-I am doing great, Clay. So good to be here today.
-Since last time I saw, you’ve spoken in Brazil– is that right? Where you in Brazil? Where did you speak? The big audience I saw on Facebook. Where were you?
-That was Brasilia. Went to Rio. I just got back from Quebec, which is a little bit north of Rio, in Canada. And actually went out to the country of California and just came back from there yesterday.
-Well, not to one up you, but for any of the Thrivers watching this, I went Okmulgee. That’s a town outside of Tulsa. I went to Okmulgee– while you were going to Brazil, I went to Okmulgee. I know you’re jealous. But for anybody watching this, today before we get going as we teach this step by step guide to becoming wealthy, the reason why I’m so excited about talking about this is that Thrivers are always asking, where do I start?
What is the first step I need to take? And so today we’re going to be getting into the specific step by step action steps you need to take to go from where you are to where you want to be. But before we dive too deep into it, I just wanted to really just give you a little bit of a background as to who Tim Redmond is, in case you haven’t watched any of the other series, or maybe you haven’t watched his bio segment. So here we go.
Tim has been featured in John Maxwell’s famous “21 Laws of Leadership” book, the bestselling book. You’ve spoken around the world this month. You are a business coach. You’ve helped to grow tax and accounting software from two employees to 400 employees, which actually generated over $120 million of profits before selling it to a Fortune 1000 company. So you’ve had a lot of– Time, can you tell us a little bit about your background and some of the challenges that you dealt with growing up?
-Well, I love business, love growing businesses. But I started out really rough. When I was born, I was born with complications. A cleft palate, had numerous operations, they didn’t expect me to live hardly through the first couple of weeks. I had broke my leg several times as a little kid. Was deathly afraid of my own shadow. Was very introverted. I grew up in a very large family. There’s 11 of us kids. We were a football team coming in.
CLAY CLARK: 11?
-Same mom and dad. At least they claim that. I’m sure that some of my brothers and sisters, or maybe myself, as adopted. That’s all OK. We all work together. Whenever we came into a place, everybody knew the Redmon’s had shown up. Do you have a brother named– I say, I have a brother named whatever you’re going to say. I have a brother named that. Anyway, had a number of challenges. Had even three of my siblings that were killed in various accidents.
I was in an accident with one of them. And I had to learn to read and write all over again. They didn’t expect me to through it. My brother died, and they didn’t expect me to live. But it was just overcoming a lot of obstacles. A lot of challenges.
-If you’re watching this– and I know that because of the time and the Thrive edu-tainment format, a lot times we don’t deep dive into certain things. But you’ve obviously grown up with physical disabilities. You’ve lost three of your siblings. So if you’re watching this and you’re dealing with some stuff, we’ve all dealt with some stuff. We don’t want you to feel like you’re not qualified to achieve success just because you’ve had some adversity.
And what we’re going to be doing today, is we’re going to be going through each one of these step by step processes here. But as we go through these, we’re going to be bombarding you notable quotables, statistics, just a fire hose of knowledge. It’s going to be awesome. And what we’re going to do though, Tim, is I’m going to ask you to kind of break down each one of these points into kind of some third grade knowledge, so at least I understand what’s going on. Kind of those third grade level. And to share some big stories with us. And it’s just going to be a lot of fun. So let’s go ahead and dive into it, like an Olympic diver, Tim. Here we go.
-Step number one. Take complete ownership of your life. Tim, according to the June 6, 2014 article that appeared on CBSNews.com on their Money Watch segment, 6 out of 10 Americans– probably not you people, but other people– 6 out of 10 Americans do not believe that the American dream is possible. They believe that the American dream is dead, according to this recent poll. So Tim, without getting political in your mind, why is this? Why are people not believing anymore that the American dream is possible?
-I believe that they’re not playing with their full heart. They’ve been discouraged. They’ve been knocked down. They have been disappointed. They’ve tried things, but it didn’t seem to work. And a lot of it has to do with this first thing of really taking ownership, complete ownership. And what we end up doing is we end– when bad things happen to us, we either blame ourselves and go down into the depths of despair, or we blame other people or blame the economy, and we never take ownership of what we need to take ownership of to help push us forward. A business coach will encourage you to take responsibility.