Business Coach : Laws Of Leadership
-What other books have jumped out to your readers?
-Well, my management team or business coach group– I require that they read “21 Laws of Leadership.”
-Absolutely. Great man. Great philosophies, but to me, “The 21 Laws of Leadership” are entry level leadership things read.
-I was on vacation. I was on a cruise, and I read that book, because I don’t do vacation. I’m very into processes and systems. I like to get stuff done. So vacation to me– I’m just waiting for it to be over. You know, on the cruise?
ARTHUR GREENO: I’m sure your wife loves that.
-No, no. We’ve worked it out a little bit. I’m a little old school– tails in five. So I’m on vacation just kind of waiting, like when is this going to be over. Not her. Just the fact that I just don’t do vacations. And I’m reading this “21 Laws of Leadership,” and it’s all these laws, and I’m starting to write down these, because it’s talking about the law of the lid. Like basically you have a lid on your business. You can’t pour any more into it, because you’re a lid on it. Talks about the law of basically your communication. If you want more info on The 21 Laws, hire a business coach to help.
These are laws, and I’m like I am violating every leadership law, and I came home, and I had some huge epiphanies in 2005. It changed my whole way I did business. I mean, our company was literally stuck. 10, 15 weddings a weekend we would provide entertainment for, and we’re almost tripled, based off some of these systems. So it’s amazing to me that that book meant something to you, something to me, meant a lot to a lot of people. What’s the third book?
-The third book for me would be–
-No, I haven’t read that one.
-(WHISPERING) Oh, that’s a good one.
-I mean, all these different books are racing through my mind. Napoleon Hill, “Think and Grow Rich,” I think is a pivotal part of successful thinking.
CLAY CLARK: That book blows my mind.
-It absolutely does.
-Is there anything out of that book in particular that jumped out to you as being like, whoa, whoa.
-This sounds really weird, but it’s almost like that book is– it just has so many different aspects of business that, when you read it, you’re like, oh yeah. I can apply that. Oh yeah, I can apply that. I mean, it’s almost like whenever I get frustrated it’s like, you know what? I’m going to go flip open that book and see what it says. It’s almost like the Bible for business. I mean, that sounds weird. A business coach can help you with these concepts.
-This is one thing I discovered. I see like 20/100 vision out of this right eye here, and I see at 20/40 over here. And when I read that book, I feel like everything was blurry, but I would put on my glasses, and I’m like, oh, this is how you do it. It was amazing how the night and day– the vision I had was just crystal clear about how to grow a successful company after reading that book. That, and having a business coach helps as well.
-Well, what’s kind of funny for me is that I didn’t read that book right out the shoots. It took a little while to do it, and I remember I didn’t want to read that book, because to me it was almost like rich is bad.
-Yeah, I know what you mean though. It’s almost like we’ve been taught that it’s bad to talk about money.
ARTHUR GREENO: Correct, and so I read that book. Well, just a little while ago I was interviewing Dan Cathy, the president of Chick-fil-A, and he was sitting down. I said what’s one of the books that you read early on? And he said my dad made us all read “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.
-Oh, again. “Think and Grow Rich” strikes again.
-And I was so shocked, because Chick-fil-A is such a conservative company. I was like, what do mean? He goes, oh, that has so many business principles.