Business Coach Speaker 1: If you have still not found what you are looking for, I recommend you do two things: One, get on over to Oklahoma Joe’s where they consistently serve up the world’s best baked beans. The world’s– The baked beans there are incredible. I’m a business coach… a guy who– I’m not super passionate about just baked beans. It’s not something I wake up every morning, go on, ” Oh, I love baked beans. I probably should talk about baked beans on the radio show because I love baked beans.” No.
Oklahoma Joe’s decided to sponsor the Thrive Time Show many months ago and when they did, I went over there and I had the baked beans and I realized that what I was experiencing was like a party in my mouth. It was like a– I was almost like Thomas Jefferson, like the founding fathers, Ben Franklin.They’re all in a room and they’re signing a declaration of independence where I’m now no longer dependent upon mediocre baked beans. I’m now independent. I now understand what it’s like.
I’ve seen the light. I’ve gone to another place. I have seen the world’s best baked beans and they are clearly found every day at Oklahoma Joe’s, they’re incredible.
The mood number two is if you want to get, if you want to find what you’ve been looking for, if you want to achieve success, you must write out your F six goals. If you’re just tuning in that’s faith, family, friendships, fitness, finances and fun. Write out those goals and then let’s go and get them, right. Let’s go get them. I’m going to walk you through how your business coach will help you during a business coaching experience.
A business coach is going to hold you accountable to execute your action steps and your daily performance indicators, your daily key performance indicators. The idea here of Jack Welch, the former CEO of GE who I love to quote because he grew GE by 4000% when he took over. You guys understand that if the TV show Seinfeld, it would not be on the air. It wouldn’t have been on the air if it wasn’t for Jack Welch.
Jack Welch was so pragmatic that when they took over our CA and they took over the TV network, he realized, ” Hey listen, we’re not growing because of the shows aren’t good.” He decided that he would commit to continuing cutting shows that did not perform well and by him cutting, by him pruning the tree, he was able to make room for Jerry Seinfeld. Jerry Seinfield would not have had a sitcom if it wouldn’t been for Jack Welch pruning away a show that wasn’t very good.
In your business, think about areas where you are settling right now. You’ve got somebody who’s not very great at sales, doing sales. Somebody’s not very accurate in accounting, doing accounting. You have a website that’s awful, you have print pieces that are a disaster, you have social media marketing that doesn’t work, you have search engine optimization that produces no results, you have a sales process that just doesn’t get it done, you have a manager that can’t manage.
Well at the thrive15.com business coach experience that we have, we are obviously at the two-day, in person, interactive workshops where many people come and they discover and they have their epiphanies but maybe you need one on one business coaching. Jack Welch said this notable quote. He says, ” You’ve got to eat while you dream.” You’ve got to deliver on short range commitments while you develop a long range strategy and vision and implement it to the success of doing both. Walking and chewing gum if you will. Getting it done in the short range and delivering a long range plan and executing on that. That’s what a business coach is going to help you do.
The next thing a business coach is going to help you do is your coach is going to help you verify that you are incrementally working on your business and not just in it. What I’m going to do right now is I’m going to switch into, I’m going to get a little bit awkward with you. I’m going to bear my soul with you. It might seem uncomfortable but you’ll let me do that, I’m going to do it.
Here we go. My family, growing up, my mum and dad are awesome people. They really, really care about me. They’ve encouraged me. I used to stutter as a kid. I couldn’t talk very well. While on the school bus, I remember a kid made fun of me and I went to school and people made fun of me. I just struggled with speaking. My parents believed in me and helped me become a person who was confident in the way I spoke.
Business Coach: For them it was a major, major financial sacrifice to have a speech pathologist work with me. It was a sacrifice. It was tough. My dad worked night shifts. My dad, who just passed away unfortunately as a result of ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. He basically lost the ability to move his body and his limbs and he eventually suffocated to death on 09/04/2016.
He sacrificed to make my life the best that it could be. I appreciate that. He worked at QuikTrip. He worked night shifts. He worked at Medtronic, the place that make pace makers. He worked at the calibration place. He did the best he could but I can tell you this. If I would’ve been able to coach my dad and taught him what I know now, we would have been travelling often, which my family’s been able to do. We would have been able to tell certain people to screw off because we don’t need them in our lives because we didn’t.
We didn’t have to have some overload that would nag us because financially, when you’ve–, Humphery Brocard once said that the goal of becoming wealthy is so that you can tell some big shot where to go. The thing here is financially, we wouldn’t have been in a situation where we had to do certain things. My dad would not have to work the craziest schedule he had to.
Business Coaching I feel like that many of you deserve, all of you. You personally, you listening right now, you deserve financial freedom, you do. You deserve time freedom, you do. You’re not going to have success until you know what to do. It’s, I call it exceptionalism but a guidance counselor probably told you, ” You’re exceptional. You’re an exception. You’re great. You have great potential Gary. “, “Amanda, you have great potential.”, “Russ, you have great potential.”, “Danielle, you have great potential.” , “Kurt, you’ve got good potential.”
That doesn’t matter. You get paid based upon what you do, not based upon what you know. Business Coach You’re probably reluctant to start a business. You’re probably going, ” I don’t know if I have what it takes.”, “I want to do it but I don’t know if I have what it-“, ” I’m worried about what other people might think.”” Gosh, what if I speak up in a meeting.”, ” What if I don’t want to own my own business, I just want to become the best manager I can be.”, ” But, if I speak up, what if I offend somebody.”
Well, Steve Jobs has a notable quote for you, that I’m going to read to you. He delivered this speech while speaking to the Stanford graduates which is hilarious to me because he did not graduate from college yet he was asked, as so many successful people are, to speak at the graduation when he did not actually graduate himself. Something should be learned there.
He says,” Almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment, or failure, these things just fall away in the face of death leaving behind only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way that I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You’re already naked. There’s no reason to not follow your heart.”
Maybe you don’t like that quote, maybe it didn’t do anything for you. Well, Psalms, even the Bible, 11. It’s Psalms 118 so 1-1-8, 24. It says, ” This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.” My friend, you don’t know how long you are going to be on the planet, correct? I don’t know how long I’m going to be on the planet. My dad did not determine the day that he would get ALS. He did not email in some doctor and say, ” Oh, doctor, you know what, this day, that’s the day that I want to have ALS. “
None of us know how many days we have. When you realize that time is in fact your most precious resource and not money, you will begin to invest in yourself. People that don’t grasp this concept struggle forever. I paid somebody when I could not afford to pay somebody. I paid someone to teach me photo shop when I was 19 years old. I paid somebody to do my accounting when I was 25 years old. Business Coaching I have paid somebody just as recently as last week to plant some trees at Camp Clarke in Chicken Palace. I paid someone to install a flat screen TV at thrive15.com. What you can get over this ridiculous mindset is that you value money more than time, you can have success.
Everybody needs a business coach. Tat’s me trying to sell you something, right? The CEO of google, on an interview he did with Fortune Magazine. Google Fortune magazine Eric Schmidt business coach. This is what hes says and I’m going to give you time to write this down. He says, “My best advice to you is to have a coach,” a business coach. He says, “My best advice to you is to have a coach.” He said, “I remember thinking why would I need a coach? Am I doing something wrong?” My argument was how “How could I coach advice me if I’m supposed to be the best in the world or at doing this?”
He’s a CEO of Google but he believes that having a coach was the number one game changing Business Coach event that took his business career to the next level perhaps the CEO of google needs business coach and you don’t. Until next time three, two, one, boom.
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