How to Be Coachable – Ask Clay Anything

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Clay breaks down the importance of being coachable and what it looks like to be coachable in the world of business.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – During in an interview with Fortune Magazine, Eric Schmidt the CEO of Google was asked what the best advice he has ever received is and he said, “The advice that sticks out I got from John Doerr, who in 2001 said, “My advice to you is to have a coach.” The coach he said I should have is Bill Campbell. I initially resented the advice, because after all, I was a CEO. I was pretty experienced. Why would I need a coach? Am I doing something wrong? My argument was, How could a coach advise me if I’m the best person in the world at this? But that’s not what a coach does. The coach doesn’t have to play the sport as well as you do. They have to watch you and get you to be your best. In the business context a coach is not a repetitious coach. A coach is somebody who looks at something with another set of eyes, describes it to you in [his] words, and discusses how to approach the problem.

Once I realized I could trust him and that he could help me with perspective, I decided this was a great idea. When there is [a] business conflict you tend to get rat-holed into it. [Bill’s] general advice has been to rise one step higher, above the person on the other side of the table, and to take the long view. He’ll say, “You’re letting it bother you. Don’t.”

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321 boom, you are now entering the dojo of best business coaching mojo and the thrive time show have time show on the top of the charts in the category of business. Dentist that you might get motion sickness patch of the babitsky 3-2-1 here. Come the business ninjasall right, nation, welcome back to the bottom, show on your radio and guess, who’s back, guess, who’s back in the studio. It’s dr., robert gosh, it’s good to feel so good to be back, came back from st. Bart’s, west indies, and so it’s a lot of bonjour really and merci beaucoup. And how are you do you like it very, very high-end for the caribbean, if you might say I’m a very nice and interesting history of it and lovely people there and they get tourism it and I’ve been to paris, which is obviously in france and I’ve, been the st. Bart’s, which is actually owned by the french, and it’s pretty much predominantly. There speaks french at night, but english is a solid second best business coaching language can like it is for me and you, when you were there, did you find yourself wanting to order, except for homes, for sale in different areas? How much are homes pricey down at all, that I found in the brochures was 2 million euros in american dollars and not quite sure nation that uses euros because it started like 1.5, okay, who’s on first name of coach sean, and with the neat thing about this, that particular individual?

Is it open, wisconsin and they’re, taking over a business that his grandfather, unfortunately recently passed away and the business was doing that 3 million bucks a year? You know of a sudden. He has to fill that leadership gap until I want to do. Is this guy said to he’s in a scale of 1 to 10? I want to be pushed like a 9 wow, the coach house on a scale 1 to 10, so i. Don’t recollect me asking that going into relationship how hard you push on a scale of 1 to 10 and some people say they’ll be like for cool. Let’s go! Let’s go:let’s get paid an hour a week and I was doing the math of a client’s I coached, the average growth rate of my clients is north of 30%. The average american business with the gdp of the undergrowth is 2.9%, so that’s like not rocket best business coaching growth. That’s like 10 times write a 10 *, a national growth rate, but this guy wants to go nitrous oxide, but I’m going to go off it. So I’m, just going to get direct me to do is I’m going to be the bad cop. Okay, hope you get to be the good cop doctors that really fits ourselves pretty well, really more of a darth, vader and luke skywalker is so true and figure. It gets confusing driver of a look at the email.

That’s a question I answered and the question was:how often do you listen to your gut and I said for me:i never do cuz, my guts always wrong cuz. It’s always growling noise like what would jesus do that’s the opposite of what I want to do. It has no emotions and he just a grinder grinder, and if you can’t read the book, you won’t learn. What’s in it, if you don’t, then you won’t do it today, but that studies show out to the average american only buys a book and read that first, you know, can get the cover of the new best business coaching tony robbins on the new book on the getting rich and get that first chapter of the way your favorite foyle. Is that the guy you just allowed to tell me how much would I have to pay you to go to act like you like it? How much I have to pay you is there figured out? No entire workshop is focused on a mid villa activities. The amygdala, the part of the almond size, part of the brain that that is all about emotions, I hate that part of the brain that there isn’t I haven’t seen his netflix special you have to you have to do you have to you have to get yourself and one adult beverage. Okay, can you cannot?

You cannot have eaten anything previously to hold that text me if you take a picture of the part where you had to turn it off, because it’s crazy, no I haven’t you got you got to check it out. There think is my cuz I’m, not nice off. Okay, we might have to stay in the guy gets up any talk of the first interaction of the show he’s talking about he’s having some major emotional issues. He can’t align his feelings with his actions and tony’s like stand up, stand up walks up to him and he’s like look at me. What it takes two days that doesn’t sound like a man who how you say it, everyone cycle quiet here, we just had a moment the moment. It’s like the yes man that show the yes man is your mic on. If you keep tabs on there, people walking across the not hot hot rocks. Okay, if you watch that best business coaching thing, I have not okay, your ticket to fix rim hang out. Is it a compliment like a participation? Trophy c-span are debating some meaningless bill or street span debates on the house floor about so it doesn’t matter for the state of delaware fair. You know my gosh anyway, so we move on now. The second step is full of crap. Let me just give an example:90% of small businesses fail according to forbes. That’s too many too many tip top they showed up fitness day showed up. I won’t mention the other brands elephant. The room shut up. How many people will pay a fee and not show up. I thought you were joking, you did, but really when you first said, they’re not going to show up I said I work with multiple gyms and there’s one in particular.

I work with only 8% of the personal training client ever show up. 8% wow 800 can I call about like I’m going to be there till. This is the thing the owner has sense. Flip the model. It’s like a thousand bucks a month, he’s flipped the model to say every time you show up. You know you get a discount like what you were talking about. Even under that paradigm. Will you basically get like $100 discount pay you each time you show up, show up. Wow people still don’t show up well, cuz, it’s hard, so i, don’t i, don’t really want to take 6 months and take a retreat from the negativity and really feel my mind with positive things. Read books attend the workshop. What would you say for someone just wants to get the opinions of the the world around and just sorta not really go deep and entrepreneurship for at least a while about it is we we figured out in life when you own a business there’s two ways:you learn what is through mistakes and and clan I love to talk about our mistakes in the military, to mentorship and mentorship to be found in a lot of white clay. You mentioned finding good books mentioned finding good podcast. You mentioned finding good teacher good. You know best business coaching workshop drivetime show.Com start here book, it’s all there! It’s just it’s just one of those things where this see this is me being defensive again when the rains come down, the attendance goes down the reins:go down the attendance go down when the snow goes down. No one shows up in the budgets out of luck every time it snows or rains it’s budget problems wow it’s harder to it’s just that much of an annoyance you know, but I mean think about it, is-is that if you don’t use the tools that are out there for you, if you don’t do it, you are more likely to hate to say this you’re more likely to be in the 90% and not the 10% or 80 and 20 I mean there’s different numbers out there.

We kick him around 9 nights, more fence, a baby’s, a little less expensive. Sir I know the time one time to come. Do a two-day 15 hour. Workshop, that’s included in their coaching program, break out time to talk to you. It’s amazing. How many times do you ask them? What did you learn today and they are the responses? I learned, I didn’t even know what I didn’t know and I learned something today that I had no idea. I was even needing to learn. Scott came to a workshop like last october last november. Can you explain a few things that you learned at the workshop, or you thought to yourself specifically like ash as I was sitting there, i, never even thought about that idea. Cuz the only people getting late and we talked about the group interview. I just got to work, so it was what we were a few epiphanies. You have one was it it’s systematic I could not comprehend how systematic it was that you can take. What is a good idea plug it into your system and march with it rock on baby. That was huge. The second thing was seo optimization how important that is to the life of a of a business. Here’s what’s going on right now. This is a weird time in american culture, but I encourage you to if you’re listening to the best business coaching or don’t put your head in the sand just get in front of it. People today, according to forbes 88% of people, trust reviews as much or more than a personal recommendation. So let’s role-play that real, quick okay, so let’s say that I’m an acquaintance of doctors. He sees me since clay. How was that movie? You know the movie, the one you just went to and I say.

Why was good. You should go see it chances are most people within google search. The movie. Any of the reviews were conflicted. What your friend told you they actually will not go to the movie more often the. If. The reviews conflict with what you were told by her own friends, doesn’t make you crazy. It makes me that makes me a little crazy cuz. We grew up. I grew up in the air that it was all word-of-mouth only that part of the market in that part of the was all word-of-mouth you know, and now we can have nameless people that get on there with whatever you know, whatever you know what their motive is yep and they can say whatever they want to say within you, don’t take any parameters. Reason you know you can’t get on there. Just a lot of cursing-and you know bolger stuff, but within reason they can get on there and say whatever they want to say, for whatever reason, I want to say that I have two examples:i want to see, if you see of the best business coaching weekend that were hot and fresh hot and fresh first off, you see his name up here. I won’t mention the name of the person who wanted to be in our coaching program and they came to the workshop and they literally were making cell phone calls in the conference. Will everyone else was learning, so just keep your phone off during the presentation to be great yeah. That’s right. He proceeds to go on a huge rant about how he hates our worldview. So we started looking up the organizations that he writes, reviews for and if you look them up, they’re all nicely connected to organizations that are not pro our country, and so this guy we ask him to leave a conference and refunded him the money cuz. He would not get off his cell phone, but he wrote a review which many believed to be just as valid as any other review.

You know it’s crazy and another one this week, and this is my favorite bad review the weekend, because this weekend, weather for managers for elephant was just overwhelmed. We had a guy who is mystery, shopping for her competition, so he comes in a hostile like on purpose, just to see what happens with the staff teacher staff says sorry and it’s not a good. And. He asked for a disc w do for certain if you’re a member of the military first first responder you were the military reveille which is fine, but then, as throughout the haircut, he keeps asking for more and more upgrades. Knowing that we booked within a window he’s just doing you can tell he’s doing games, we looked him up on facebook and we know for sure that he is like very close friends with our competitor in oklahoma city, who spying on see no just creates a scene at the front desk then writes on social media. Those guys at elephant room don’t care about their customers or veterans sports, all veterans at the pool. So what happens is course? You know we fired somebody on our team who was who was in the military, and so these guys have started their own little online networking for best business coaching people that hate us that are for veterans going to hang it up, and so the guy just start blasting. All these messages online tried to call center,. They called him. 40 time call the italian region. They call him 40 times in the breed of the day. He hangs up on him and just continues to write that comment, but the thing is is that his opinion is perceived as is valid because he is a consumer in the big bad business owner cannot be right. Oh I know I just didn’t where’s. We have the trolls heaven help you, if you’re in a lawsuit with your company versus an individual, to go to put a jury.

Trees are made up of what employees for the man, always after the man, commercial, where he talks about he’s tired of the man, and then the guy pointed out to him that he is the man alright. So the next thing you have to do. The final couple steps in your coach will walk you through the other other steps here is it. Update your website. You just have to update your website to be google canonical compliant and when I say that there are four variables to get to the top of google. It’s not my opinion. So one is, you have to have the most reviews to you have to have the most canonical compliance, which is your side has to look good and work according to the google rules. 3 have to have the most content and for your side has to be mobile, compliant us here, because this is how the google pixel google works and subs in his example. So you run radio commercials for years and you know kind of the formula that works asked you hey. What’s a good kind of scripting for, can you tell him and then what kind of fight you? So? What would you say? I just got, is not going to fight as he’s a great guy just got my brother people out there to say I want you to show me how google works, but I want to fight you about it. I can’t you listen to we don’t own google. We don’t make the rules I asked if we understand what a powerful tool it is for your business or so to get the double google. When do the heavy best business coaching lifting and figure out we pull back the hood or lifted the hood. Don’t go to throw punches time on. This is a real bonafide optometry exam in most of them 95-98.

Thank you for the prescription. I’m going to get that take hear someone else like me, though. It’s like a hubble spacecraft lands on my right eye. First, because our vision got some so much worse over 5 years. Not only that, but then you come in. It’s always like the engineers, especially engineers, that were foreign-born that come in and they would sit there and argue about the prescription with you. You’re, like dude. Brother, with my fishing at all, i, don’t want you to think I am I got to see just fine. What are the numbers number 19? Why georgia? Why did you text me that number swam, my diction is just fine I will throw punch you in at you get that number? Where did he go where I’m going to throw a fit about my number, so they will, and it’s in the kitchen cooking push your coach to the walk you through all the steps, but just make sure that you know they have a win-win relationship in mind. They don’t win. If you don’t win, we have all our team bonuses based upon your performance. We want to keep you around for a long time, growing driving being successful. We want to see you become yet another thrive time show. Success story should be just like full package media, just like phone doctors, just like tip top k-9, just like delric research, just like oxy fresh, want to see you succeed, but we’re not willing to fight you till you bleed implementing boobs. You have best business coaching success and if you don’t even with the moves, it’s okay, what the hell is one side with the plan. What do you do to take care of that? Think about the time we want to say thank you for coming back to. They were so excited to have you back on the shelf

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