Business Coach : Success At A Young Age
-In your mind, why do most people not believe that they, too, can be something special? Why do most people believe that they cannot? You watch TV, and they say– oh, my gosh! That’s Remmi! People usually go to my speaking events and boo.
One guy came up to me, and he says– I know you are entrepreneur of the year. It seems like you have a Midas touch, but I could never do that.
I can tell you– I took algebra three times. So you can do it. But why do you feel like most people don’t think they can do it?
-There’s people that are very successful, and they’ve gotten there, and then you have people that want to be them. You can do it. The issue is that it’s all your mindset that you think you can’t do it. Having a good business coach can help change that mindset.
If you really put your mind to it, you can do it. I think they don’t really think they can, because they think themselves mediocre compared– they’re amateurs.
-They feel like that.
-Yeah. They feel like they’re so small compared these people. But the thing is, those people were once them. Overnight, they didn’t get where they are. They had to work. And so you have to work to get it. Having a business coach will help you stay on task.
-It seems that if I own a business right now, I know a lot of business owners who have lost the passion. They started the gift store because they used to be passionate about gifts. They started the photography company because they used to be passionate about photography. And they lost that.
One thing I would encourage you to do, as far as some action steps that we can all do, is if you’ll make a list of five things that matter most to you and begin to share your why with others and to figure out how to align your business with things you’re passionate about, you’ll get passionate again. Make sure you have a passionate business coach too!
Let’s give you one example. I know of a guy. He’s on the east coast, and he has a mortgage company. And he was telling me he was going through a depression, almost. He says– I’m just not motivated. I’m not pumped anymore. I’ve made a lot of money.
I said– what if every time you sold a mortgage to somebody, you donated to your favorite cause? Well, all of a sudden, this guy is pumped up, because he has a bunch of things that he’s always wanted to give money to, but he’s always thought– well, someday I’ll do it. But now he has it where every time he sells a mortgage, he gives a pretty decent amount of money to a charity he’s into. And he’s reignited his passion.
So I think it’s important that we can all write down five things we’re passionate about and try to align it with our business to see if that can get us out of that funk a little bit. And then I would place it on your mirror, where you can see it every day.
Do you put the childhood obesity causes and those sorts of things somewhere you can see it? Do you have these goals on your mirror ? Do you have any trick you do to make it real for you?
-I have a No Kid Hungry thing, and I also have a little [INAUDIBLE] thing. That focuses me on that, really. The whole No Kid Hungry thing, whenever I see that, I want to eliminate that. Not that I want to get rid of the organization, because it’s good, but I want to get rid of the Kid Hungry part.
-You want to fix that. It seems as though when you do put your goals up front and your why up front and you know every day why you’re doing it, you’ll become exponentially more motivated. And that’s the trick– keeping yourself motivated. Because you run your business off of passion. You need that fuel to keep you going.
Now, if I’m watching this and I really feel like I don’t even know where to start when it comes to determining my why, would there be any advice you would give me? If I’ve kind of lost that loving feeling about my business, is there any tip you might give me for how you could discover a why?
-Think of your original reason– why you started. There has to be a reason why you did something. Just think of that reason, and I think you will get more passionate. You can also fuel your passion by doing more toward your goal.
-I think that one thing that’s important, if you own a business, is you have to have this idea that keeps you up. It wakes you up early. You wake up early with that why in your head. And when you go to bed, do you have a hard time sleeping because you’re so passionate about something you’re doing?
-Do you wake up early, sometimes, ready to go? And I think you know if you found your why if it keeps you up late and wakes you up early thinking about it. I think that’s how you know if you have it. I think that’s the big test. Right now, if you’re going– I don’t know if I have the right why, I’m telling you– if it doesn’t keep you up late at night and you don’t wake up early thinking about it, it’s probably not the right thing for you.
Final question I have here for you. If I’m watching this today, working at a job that I’m not really excited about, or maybe I’m in a funk, I’m in a little bit of a rut, and I feel like I can’t do it– do you think anybody can become a successful entrepreneur?
-Yes. If they think they can, then they can. I can tell you that I think anyone can do it, but it’s more about their mindset. And having a great business coach.
-I will tell you– having spent time with Remmi over the past few months– not as much time as I would love to have spent, but I’ve been trying to google you– it’s interesting. You’ve been asked to come speak at Google as part of the Google Talks. Your products are in Whole Foods. You’re endorsed by Sodexho, the big national catering company. You have all these great things going on, but I feel like you haven’t lost touch with who you are.
And you still want to give back. And that’s what gets you going, right? That’s what keeps you fired up. And I think as long as you stay tapped into that original why, as you said, that’s what’s going to keep you connected there.
Hey, Remmi. I appreciate you coming today and letting us talk to you about your why and helping business coach people that are in need of that sort of thing. I can’t say enough how impressed I am with what you’ve done. I think you said you’re about a quarter of the way there, maybe? I’m going to say you’re about 10% of the way there, because I know that you’re going to be doing world-changing things. I’m so excited for you. Thank you.