Success is a Fiction without Friction – A Knowledge Bomb

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Are you trying to create and build a thriving organization, to hold people accountable and to grow your business without causing friction and irritating people on a daily basis? On behalf of Martin Luther King, Jr, the Bible, Colin Powell and others we would like to tell you that it’s not possible.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” – Colin Powell (A retired four-star general in the United States Army. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff)

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:10

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live – a long life; longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land. So I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.” – Martin Luther King, Jr

AMPLE EXAMPLE – Waging War with the Videographer In Your Office That Won’t Hit Deadlines, Fighting with the Sales Person Who Won’t Follow the Script, Getting Your Family Member to Show Up On Time, etc.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” – Colossians 3:23-24

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

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Two men, 13 multimillion dollar businesses, eight kids, one business coach radio show. It’s the thrive time business conferences radio show. Get ready to enter the thrive time show

thrive nation. Welcome back to the business conferences conversation on today’s show. We’re doing a short knowledge bomb teaching you a specific principle that you must accept. You must embrace if you want to become successful as an entrepreneur. If you want to become successful as an entrepreneur at the at the next level. I mean, if you don’t want to just own a job. If you want to create time, freedom and financial freedom, you must embrace and understand this idea. Success is a fiction without friction. Repeat it with me now. Success is a fiction without friction. Come on, Woo. One more time. Here we go. I feel like somebody’s out there wasn’t participating. Success is a fiction without friction. My friends. I’m going to read you some notable quotables. Then I’m going to give you a lot of examples. So Colin Powell, a retired four star general in the United States army during his military career, a pool and a colon.

Powell also served as a national security advisor. And as a commander of the United States Army forces command, and as a chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff, he wants said, being responsible means pissing people off. Another example, Matthew Five, 10 from that great book called the Bible says, blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. My friends. When you hold people accountable, therefore your rear right, I mean when you’re being righteous or you are right, you hold people accountable. It causes people to want to persecute you. Nobody wants to bring a few people. By the way, very, very few people want to be approachable in coachable. And if you’re out there on your and you are an employee and you want to know, how do I get ahead? Why do I need to do?

And what are the secrets of getting well? One of the secrets is you want to be a c. You want to be a coachable and approachable person. You want to be both coachable and approachable to get ahead because most people simply freak out when somebody follows up. I’m not sure if you’re aware of this notable quotable, but thrive nation, Martin Luther King once road, Martin Luther King Jr, the famous civil rights leader once wrote, well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead, but it really doesn’t matter what matter with now because I’ve been to the mountaintop. I don’t mind like anybody. I’d like to live a long life. Longevity has its place, but I’m not concerned about that. Now.

I just want to do God’s will and he’s allowed me to go up to the mountain top and I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as people will get to the promise land. So I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. My friend Martin Luther King Jr spoke those words while knowing that his very life was in jeopardy. He knew that he was, there was an assassination plan being put together, a plan to assassinate him, they’re going to kill him, and there was all sorts of rumors and speculation that that people were tapping his phones and he knew that if he did get up there and give that speech, that people would take his life, but my friend Martin Luther King was not operating at this level.

He was offering at the next level. He was not being ordinary. He was being extraordinary. He was not pursuing a job. He was pursuing his vocation. A vocation means you’re calling and he realized that it’s not possible for the African American folks to to achieve the liberty and equal rights that they needed without friction, because success is a fiction without friction, and I don’t care whether you’re running a snow cone stand or you’re trying to lead the civil rights movement, you absolutely have to embrace the concept that success is not possible without friction because success is a fiction without friction. You GotTa hold your team accountable and holding your team accountable. It’s going to sometimes require you to make people mad. Colin Powell said, people responsible sometimes means pissing people off the Bible. Matthew Five, 10 states, blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness. For theirs is

the Kingdom of Heaven. My friend. If you’re going to grow a successful company or or or, or organization of any kind, you’re going to have to wage war with the videographer in your office that won’t hit deadlines. You got to fight with the sales person who won’t follow the script. You’ve got to get your family members to show up on time. If I had even a dime for every time some entrepreneur has told me, well, I can’t get my people to show up on time because of my family, I would have millions of dollars additional. It’d be. It’d be unbelievable how much, how many dollars I would have additional revenue if I had even a dime for time. Somebody told me, well, my family members, I’m just struggling to get them to record their calls. I’m struggling to get them to record their calls. I’m struggling to get them to use the script.

I’m struggling to get them to show up on time. My family members or somebody on my team who’s worked here a long time. Oh, don’t get me started on this. Oh, clients. There’s no one else on the podcast with you today? No, no, no. I know what you’re doing. You’re putting off the waves right now that are getting me started on this. Okay, fine. You got me started. If you work in and Religious Organization or a nonprofit organization, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked to great people like you who’ve put up with Jack Ansary for so long because you don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. I don’t want to hurt anybody’s business conferences feelings, but the problem is you can’t get anything done. If you’re worried about focusing on making every buddy happy, it’s not possible. It’s not possible because it’s just some people are gonna be slackers.

Some people are going to be overachievers. Some people are not going to do anything at all. I mean, if as an example, if you ran a, a religious organization or a nonprofit that was Christian focused or somehow an organization that believe that Christ Jesus Christ was the only way to get to heaven, they believe that the Bible was in fact the irrefutable truth, the word of God. If he worked in an organization like that and you went into that organization and you pointed out, hey guys, listen in Colossians, Colossians three, 23, 24. It writes, whatever you do, work at it with all of your heart as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. If you told your team that today and you said, guys, when we’re greeting people at the church, let’s not act.

Let’s not, uh, you know, act as though we’re, we’re working a job or volunteering at a local church. But let’s go ahead and act as though, um, you know, we are actually serving Christ. Well, what if one of Christ himself were attending church today? How would we greet Christ? If he actually showed up to work today, how would we treat him? If you actually held your team accountable to that kind of standard, it’s going to irritate somebody in your office, and again, according to a colon Powell, he says, he writes, this is a retired four star general in the United States army. This is a man who was his high as you can get. I mean this guy was a secretary of state. He was not president or vice president. This is as high as you can get, and he says, being responsible sometimes means what? Pissing people off. Marinade on that. He says, being responsible sometimes means

pissing people off.

Again, if you’re quoting the Bible, it reads, blessed are those who are persecuted because of their righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. If you’re going to hold your team accountable, if you’re going to achieve success, you have to embrace this single concept. Success is a fiction with out friction. You don’t need to go out there and seek out waging war and irritating your staff. No, no, they’re going to do that by default, but you have to hold people accountable to a standard of excellence and you maybe said, you know what, I’m not a Christian and I just want to have maybe a notable quotable that I could have that’s not at all related to, um, you know, uh, you know, Christianity. Um, I wanna I going to quote that I, maybe I could, I could use, um, that’s not, um, you know, a Christian example. Maybe a secular example.

Well, it. Are you familiar with Steve Jobs? Steve Jobs, the cofounder of Apple. He says, most people are not used to an environment, into an environment. Most people are not used to an environment where excellence is expected. Let me repeat that again for you business conferences listener. He says most people are not. He says, let me give you the actual notable quotable. I’m gonna. I’m gonna. Pull this up here. Give me just one second. Wow. This is exciting. I love waiting for you to pull up on your show notes. Okay, here we go. This is Steve Jobs, the cofounder of apple who was once also the CEO of Pixar. He says, be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected and that’s the late great Steve Jobs, so thrive, thrive nation. This justin. If you are wanting to grow your business or your organization, you have to hold people accountable to a standard that is above what they would do by default and that it’s going to irritate some people. Some people are going to find it inspiring. They’re going to love that you’re pushing them to be their best and some people are going to hate you for it, but either way, you must hold people accountable to a higher standard and that’s going to cost them friction because success is a fiction without friction. Free

 

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