Business Coach : Because I’m Happy
-So this is all in the first couple hours.
-Yeah, the first couple hours. A lot of times what I’ll do is I’ll get the book on tape through Audible.com. I’m reading right now through– listening– a couple books on coaching. I’m fine-tuning the coaching. I’m ramping up. I’m going into a second phase of a three-phase thing with our coaching organization. A good business coach makes all the difference in the world.
And I’m beginning to listen to experts in these specific areas of this business growth I want to grow into, and I’m listening to it. Sometimes I’ll listen and read at the same time so it’s double-duty. I’m really picking it up that much more.
-Is there anything else you’re doing on a daily basis to help continue that motivation?
-I like to plan my week. Plan it weekly, review it daily. A business coach can help you to create the plan.
-Do you have a to-do list?
-Yeah, I have a to-do list here. When I have my to-do list, there’s two steps that I do on this. First of all, I find out what’s important. I’ve got this endless to-do list. The to-do list by itself destroys me unless I do this second thing.
A lot of people never do a to-do list. They have if they have a to-do list in their brain, which means chaos and wasted time. When I do it in my brain– and I’ve done it 1,000 times– I waste time. I’m not as focused.
But what I do is I’m prioritizing my schedule. I’m finding out what’s most important. I do this second step that if I don’t do it, I lose.
-OK. What is it?
-I will schedule my priorities. This priority is going to take about this much time. In here, in the day, I’m going to do it at this time.
-So let me recap real quick so everyone can get this as we wrap up this segment here. You’re going to get up, though, you said, 3:30 to 4:30?
-3:30 to 5:30. I stay up late and get up early, so sometimes with that– frankly, if I get up, I get my wife up. And so I actually have those books on tape and all that. I have it next to my bed that I can actually listen to it while I’m laying there so I don’t wake her up.
-But you always get up, let say, pretty early, though. I’m going to say pre-6 o’clock. And then you do your affirmations, which is our positive statements about yourself or where you’re going.
-Yeah. And if I just say them, they don’t stick as much. I have to emotionally– it’s almost like I engorge myself with them. I get emotionally engaged with them as I say them out.
-So you’re saying you’re affirmations. Then you’re reading the Bible. Then you’re going to read some kind of self-help book.
-An industry book, a business book of some kind. The type of book a business coach could recommend
-Yeah, a business book. And then you’re making a to-do list. And then you’re asking yourself what needs to be done.
-When? When am I going to do it?
-When are you going to do it? This all happens before you even see another human, as a general rule?
-My best days are when I end the day before I begin it. My best days is I map it.
Yeah, but I try that, and I don’t follow it?
I will promise you you will not follow it exactly. And if that’s the grade– that’s why I’m just not going to do it.
OK! Well, be poor, and be disorganized! We’re trying to help you out.
So I’m just saying– well, I’m not given to that?
Of course you’re not given to that!
That doesn’t come naturally? It will never come naturally to you! It’s not a natural thing to do!
My wife is natural. I don’t know how she does it, but it’s natural for her– but not for me. And so if I do these things, I’m much more focused. I’m much more intense. I get done what I need to get done quicker than if I don’t do this. And I do both enough to know that one works, and one doesn’t.
-I’m going to say this as a capstone thought on this. I’ve known you long enough to see good things happen to you, bad things happen to you– ups and downs. You’ve known me. We’ve gone through this. But I can say that you are certifiably a happy person. And that’s why I think you’re qualified to talk about happiness, because you’ve chosen to be happy.
And if you’re watching this and happiness is something that you’re struggling to discover on a daily basis, just revisit these episodes, because I know they can help you. And thank you so much for your time.
-Very good, Clay. Thank you.