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Business Coach: Raising Capital

Robert Zoeller: Okay, so you want to go to a bank. You want to raise capital. They’re going to want to see your business plan. They’re going to want to see your definition. They’re going to want to see you’re define, number one, they want to see if you have a business coach.

Clay Clark: Yeah.

Robert Zoeller: All right? And you say, “Well, I don’t know how to do that.” Oh, you’re in luck. We teach you how to do that on What’s that?

Clay Clark: What is it?

Robert Zoeller: It’s the world’s best business school without the BS and one on one business coach teams. Just go to, and we’ve done the heavy lifting for you.

Clay Clark: We’ve done the heavy lifting, and specifically, this morning we had a lady who reached out to me. I’m going on my Facebook. You’re like, “Why are you on Facebook. I thought you said don’t get on Facebook.” Because I’m reading you a testimonial. Calm down. Stop sending me emails about hypocrisy. I’m getting into it. Let me pull this up. This is from a thriver this morning. It came in eight hours ago. She says, “Congratulations on the Patriots victory over the weekend. Tom Brady has really cemented his status.” And we could go on and on about the pages of Tom Brady, but she says, “I also wanted to thank you for the difference that thrive15 has made in my career, which has experienced some significant changes since I was in Tulsa last December for a workshop.” By the way, go to to learn about the two-day workshops. She says, “My company, not my side business, had a change in leadership and some external challenges that gave me the opportunity to step up as a leader and manager, and I would not have been able to do so without thrive15, especially the leadership team building and time management sessions.”

Robert Zoeller: Ah, there it is.

Vanessa Clark: That’s awesome.

Clay Clark: This just in from Cathy. Cathy writes this.

Robert Zoeller: Cathy. Thank you for sharing that with us, Cathy. You know, but you may want to go to a financial institution and get the money, so they’re going to want to see your define. You may want to go to a family member. That’s a thing. You can’t just sit down and say, “Hey, bro. I’ve got this great idea, bro. I just need some money, bro.”

Clay Clark: Yeah.

Robert Zoeller: They’re going to want probably just a little bit than that including if you are using a business coach or not.

Clay Clark: You’re going to have to write a business plan, and at the workshop, we will get into the specifics of how you do that, and we also have downloadables for all the members of the community. If you’re a member, you have access to it, and it is the actual pitch deck. We have over 220 downloadables available for you to help you. Very specific, very detailed. Not vague. But Jason, I wanted to get your take on this defining.

Jason Bailey: Sure.

Clay Clark: How do you define … If I’m an entrepreneur listening, and I’m going, “Hey, my life is not going the way I wanted it to go,” what advice would you have? What are you doing differently than the average person, you think?

Jason Bailey: Well, I would say you have to … It’s really hard for people when they have no plan, and you can see about two days out, so I would say I’d sit down and really put some time in on trying to figure out, five years out, where you want to be, where you want your business to be. And maybe you don’t have a business. You would just plan, “Hey, this is what I want.” I remember when I first started with you, you were like, “You got to write your five-year goal,” and I’m like, “I will not write a five-year goal as a business coach.”

Clay Clark: I will not. [crosstalk 00:19:41]

Jason Bailey: You were like, “You got to do it.” I kept on, and finally you threatened me. I don’t know if it was physically or financially-

Vanessa Clark: Probably.

Jason Bailey: … but probably both, but you were like, “You write a five-year goal, or I’m going to do all these things.”

Clay Clark: Why is it that I always have to threaten people?

Jason Bailey: I don’t know.

Clay Clark: What is that deal?

Robert Zoeller: That’s so mean. It’s so mean.

Jason Bailey: It’s just one of your superpowers. But I remember once I wrote that five-year goal, things just kind of started happening because my mind was focused on the thing that I was driving towards. So that’s what I’d say. In the business, you want to define it so everybody’s on the same page. You’re driving towards that thing.

Clay Clark: I want to pile on with what you said, but I have a really, really just … It’s going to get negative and dark, and see if you can just pull us back up and just sort of keep us out of the gutter here.

Robert Zoeller: I’m going to do my best.

Clay Clark: Let me read Lee Cockerell’s notable quotables, and I’m going to kind of break them down fast style here for you. So here we go. Business coach Lee says this. The guy used to manage Walt Disney World. He says, “One of the main reasons people don’t improve is that they are not honest with themselves.” That might not be fun, but maybe you just realize, “Hey, listen. I am not doing what I want to do with my life,” and so you just sort of put that off, and then eventually, you go, “Crap. I’m 45,” so it’s really important that you are honest with yourself right, Z? Is that too mean?


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