Ben S - Diary Posts

  • What People Really Want class=

    What People Really Want

    Before my time here as a business coaching team member, I was a naive person who didn’t really question people’s motives or if they told me anything I took it at face value. I guess I still do this from time to time but I am still working on this. In the real world, there are lots of people who[ Read More ]
  • Me, Myself , and I class=

    Me, Myself , and I

    What I have learned this week really set into stone what I knew what I needed to work on but had no idea how to put it into words. It’s a skill set that 98 out of 100 people haven't mastered and do not think is a problem. The problem that I face and others in the business coaching program[ Read More ]
  • The Privilege of Thought class=

    The Privilege of Thought

    The privilege of thought is one of the greatest gifts that any person can get. We are all born with it and we all have the option to use it or lose it. Let us take a magical journey back to before I worked at Thrive on the business coach team and was surrounded by the average person. I was[ Read More ]
  • The Lowest Common Denominator class=

    The Lowest Common Denominator

    Before my time as a business coach at Thrive and before I knew a little about people management, I had no idea what to look out for. At my previous job, I head of fellow employees openly complaining about the managers, about their job and the customers. I never thought that I should say something to the managers, or to[ Read More ]
  • Penny For Your Thoughts class=

    Penny For Your Thoughts

    Before I started working at the Thrive business coaching program I was not really aware of myself, as in my strengths and my weaknesses. I was going through life never taking into account what I could improve on in my daily life. I knew there were ways that I could improve, but as far as figuring out what that was[ Read More ]
  • It All Starts with Just One class=

    It All Starts with Just One

    This past week at Thrive we had one of our two-day business conferences that Clay hosts every two months. It is a great opportunity for staff members, business owners, and business clients to hear what Clay and others that present have to say. There are many great knowledge bombs that are dropped at these conferences. Clay goes over all different[ Read More ]
  • What REALLY Makes the Dream Work? class=

    What REALLY Makes the Dream Work?

    What is one of the most commonly used phrases that children, teenagers, and adults use but is a huge lie? The phrase “teamwork makes the dream work” is constantly repeated in schools and everywhere else you go. They say that in order for anything to get done then it must be done with teamwork, cooperation, and fairy dust. However, more[ Read More ]
  • Living with Clarity of Mind class=

    Living with Clarity of Mind

    One of the biggest things that I learned this week, and better realized that I need to work on, is to be more precise with myself, with what I want, and where am I now and where do I want to go? There are many reasons why being precise is a good thing, it can help stop confusion, make sure[ Read More ]
  • The Important Middle class=

    The Important Middle

    Let’s take another trip back to pre-Thrive Ben and back when I was at Lowes and before I was able to learn the importance of the middle 70%. This was before I knew about A Players, B Players, and C Players. In Jack Welch’s book  Winning, he talked about something called the top 20%, the middle 70%, and the bottom[ Read More ]
  • Focus Until Mastery class=

    Focus Until Mastery

    Before I came here to Thrive I never thought I was too good at anything and was just bound to be mediocre. In full honesty, I thought I was bound to live a life of hard labor and never really amount to much. That was before I was at the Thrive business coaching offices, before I had goals before I[ Read More ]
  • Finding a Mentor is a Must class=

    Finding a Mentor is a Must

    In all my time working outside of this amazing place I was constantly surrounded by people that did not have the drive to do the right thing or to do what they said they were going to do. Before working at Thrive I thought that everyone told the truth about the hours they worked if they stole something from the[ Read More ]

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