How to Deal with My Wife. Time Freedom Basics. Do I Need a Coach? Recommended Business Books.

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Business coach Clay covers how to deal with an upset wife, time freedom 101, whether startups need a business coach or not and what books every entrepreneur needs to read.

Segment #5 – “How do deal with my wife. She left me and is upset about how much I work?” – Thriver

  1. What is the cause of this situation?
    1. How a good marriage should look:
      1. Principle #1 – Must review goals and roles on a weekly basis
      2. Principle #2 – Decide whether or not the spouse is a good fit for the business
      3. Principle #3 – Somebody HAS to provide income
        1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. – 1 Timothy 5:8
      4. Principle #4 – You must love your spouse unconditionally therefore they may not be a good fit to work with you.
        1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. – Ephesians 5:25

Segment #6 – How did you decide what to spend your time on once you found time freedom?

  1. Be intentional with your time and CREATE time freedom.
  2. F6 goals and lifestyle
    1. Faith
    2. Family
    3. Finance
    4. Fitness
    5. Friendship
    6. Fun
  3. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The secret of happiness is minimizing the amount of time you spend with people you don’t choose to be with.” Phil Libin. –  Co-founder and former CEO of Evernote
  4. Things Clay is NOT going to spend time talking to people about:
    1. Politics
    2. Arguing about things we cannot control (weather patterns, the calls that your kid’s soccer team did not get, religion, etc)

Segment #7 – Should you have a coach if you are a startup? What is the best way to raise capital for a startup?

  1. Bill Campbell – World’s Best Business Coach
    1. Coach for entrepreneurs like:
      1. Google (Eric Schmidt the CEO of Google)
      2. Amazon (Jeff Bezos the founder of
      3. Apple (Steve Jobs the co-founder of Apple)
  2. The Thrive Business Coaching Experience –
    1. Services you can have for what you would pay one $8.25 per hour employee:
      1. Branding
      2. Marketing
      3. Financial planning
      4. Building a pro forma
      5. Build systems
      6. Photography
      7. Videography
      8. Coding
      9. Search Engine Optimization Team

Segment #8 – What is the most beneficial book that you have read other than Start Here and Think and Grow Rich? – Thrive in Tulsa

    1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “How to Win Friends and Influence People “ – Dale Carnegie
      1. Book –
      2. Tips from the book that Clay learned:
        1. How to make the other person feel the way they want to feel
          1. Use their first name alot when meeting them for the 1st time
        2. Knowing that people’s favorite topic is themselves.


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