Ben S - Diary Posts

  • Nothing is Easy class=

    Nothing is Easy

    Nothing in this world ever comes easy to anyone. The popular belief is that those that are successful got it easy and or they caught some lucky break. This is a belief that is causing more people to just sit back and either wait for a miracle, a lucky break, or the government to give them a handout. There is[ Read More ]
  • The Makings of a Man class=

    The Makings of a Man

    In today's day and age everyone is always trying to “do their best”, but what does that really mean and what does it take to be the best? When you hear stories of Micheal Jordan, Lebron James, Tom Brady, business coach, and many others, what do you think of? Most people see the game-winning shot, they see the height of[ Read More ]
  • Looks Do Matter class=

    Looks Do Matter

    This week at work things were settling in nicely from us not being at the business coach office. Since we have the ten-person rule right now, the SEO team has had to work from other places. It has been a very educational time for me. Keeping the team on pace and making sure that they keep their content quality up[ Read More ]
  • Over The Mark class=

    Over The Mark

    The biggest thing that separates the people that succeed and the people that do not is the goals they have or the lack thereof. Being able to know what your goal is and making sure that it is obtainable is what all the successful people have done. The people that do nothing with their lives are the ones that do[ Read More ]
  • The Great Divide class=

    The Great Divide

    This week as a business coach I learned a whole lot of past big scares in the United States. I learned that a whole lot of people die each day due to various reasons, which is very sad, but in reality there is not much we can do about it. We can not stop our whole lives just because some[ Read More ]
  • Shaping Yourself class=

    Shaping Yourself

    Before my time at this great place known as Thrivetime business coaching, I have often heard that you should not conform to the world. I heard that you should be your own person free as the birds. Many people say they live by this rule, but in reality they do not. They often conform to what others say they should[ Read More ]
  • Remember Where You Once Were class=

    Remember Where You Once Were

    When I first started here at Thrive business conferences I was unaware of how the business world operated. I thought that the only companies that were making it were the big companies like Walmart, Lowes, Nike, and so on. I had no idea that there was a proven path that could help small businesses grow. The longer I work here[ Read More ]
  • No Days Off class=

    No Days Off

    There is something magical about wintertime here in Oklahoma. It starts with the excitement during Christmas time, then it dies out when January and February get here. Not because it is further away from Christmas but because it’s the magical time of the year when everyone gets sick. Your mom is sick, your brother is sick, even your neighbor's cousin[ Read More ]
  • Everything Is Finite class=

    Everything Is Finite

    This week was a great week. It was one of the most productive weeks that I have had at the Thrive business coach office to date. Not to say that my other weeks were not good but this was one where I really felt it. This was the week I decided to really make that big sacrifice of two hours[ Read More ]
  • Just Be Who You Are class=

    Just Be Who You Are

    This week was a big changing point for me and the work ethic that I have been developing during my time here as a business coach. Ever since I started working here at Thrive I have noticed a shift in my life. I have noticed a shift in my work ethic, my personality and who I look up to. Something[ Read More ]
  • Common Sense is Not Common class=

    Common Sense is Not Common

    This week at Thrive was very eventful because business coach Clay said something that really made sense when talking and dealing with other people. The phrase was "Common sense is not common." This was huge for me because what I think is common sense and seems like the normal thing to do is not what other people do. I thought[ Read More ]
  • Constant State of Distraction class=

    Constant State of Distraction

    Before my time here at Thrive I never really knew how distracted I was. I never knew the number of times that I got off task and would do something less productive. At my last job, it was a common occurrence for the other workers to start a project for someone or to be given a list of things that[ Read More ]
  • Conflict Resolution class=

    Conflict Resolution

    When I was at my last job it was common for the other employees to argue with customers. They would argue with them about the materials that we got or argue with them because they both thought that they were right. The biggest problem was that no one listened to what the other was saying, no one tried to resolve[ Read More ]
  • Delaying the Pleasure class=

    Delaying the Pleasure

    The big things in life always come after hard work, time and persistence. All of the millionaires and billionaires that Clay has interviewed as a business coach have all made their money after years of work. The biggest shock to me was the fact that Warren Buffett made 99.7% of his money after age 52. This was absolutely mind-blowing to[ Read More ]
  • The Holidays | Business Coaching class=

    The Holidays | Business Coaching

    This past week was Christmas Eve and Christmas for us here. The business coaching office had Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday off of work. For the whole of America, they pretty much had the whole week and or month off as well. The Holidays are a great time to connect with the family in a way that only the holidays can[ Read More ]
  • Masterminds class=

    Masterminds

    This past weekend Thrive had a business conference that we hold every two months. These business conferences are held in our offices where we invite business owners from all over the world to listen to Clay and other presenters. There are successful business owners who own gyms, plumbing companies, HVAC specialists, and many others who come to learn from the[ Read More ]
  • That “Big Break” class=

    That “Big Break”

    Before I was at the Thrivetime show business coaching program I thought luck was a real thing, I thought that everyone that made it big had a big break. People like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and many others simply got lucky and hit the jackpot of luck. That is what the vast majority of people think and therefore[ Read More ]
  • Comfort is an Illusion class=

    Comfort is an Illusion

    Before coming to Thrivetime as a business coach, I was someone who thought that I was growing as a person. I was going to college, working at my old job, and was getting comfortable with the way things were. That is where I had it wrong, and most people for that matter do too. When you get complacent that is[ Read More ]
  • You Can’t Handle the Truth! class=

    You Can’t Handle the Truth!

    The vast majority of people think that they can handle the truth or the way things really are. They think that they can handle the truth about the world. The truth about what other people think about them, about their ideas and about their work. The problem that people have when dealing with others is they simply sugar coat everything.[ Read More ]
  • Thinking Ahead with Your Head class=

    Thinking Ahead with Your Head

    The thought of having a plan or even knowing what to do in a given situation is a skill and an asset that many people pay for. Many people have been put into leadership positions not because they are good people or even well-liked, it is because they have plans and have the ability to plan all the way through.[ Read More ]
  • What it Means to Sell Soft class=

    What it Means to Sell Soft

    Before my time here at the business coaching headquarters that is Thrivetime Show. I had no idea how to sell, be persuasive, or overall use my words. I always thought that I was bad with my words, which did not help my cause. I thought that to use one's words to sell well was a natural talent. There are many[ Read More ]
  • 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 ]

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