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  • Follow the Path class=

    Follow the Path

    This week as a business coach at the incredible Thrivetime show I was able to learn even more about what it takes to run a business. When it comes to running a business while the entire world has shut down that does not mean that you can shut down as well. It is very important that business owners see what[ Read More ]
  • How SEO Really Works class=

    How SEO Really Works

    This week at the Thrivetime Show business coach program I have learned how search engine optimization works.  Clay has a phenomenal book about how search engine optimization works. In Search Engine Domination Clay breaks down what it takes to rank high in Google.  Why should business owners be concerned with their google rank? According to the marketing analytics firm Jumpshot,[ Read More ]
  • Thinking For Yourself class=

    Thinking For Yourself

    This week at the best business coach program across the globe I have realized something important about myself.  I am not fooled by propaganda and fear-mongering.  When someone suggests I should be scared I ask why.  I don’t just agree to be scared.  I don’t agree with the fear and downright panic all of the globe has decided to succumb[ Read More ]
  • It All Starts With a Great Product class=

    It All Starts With a Great Product

    Warren Buffet said “Buy into a business that’s doing well so an idiot could run it because sooner or later, one will,"  The key to the success of a business starts with having a great product, once you have a great product you’ll need to sell said great product.  Creating the product, selling the product, and providing any ongoing support[ Read More ]
  • Stoicism class=


    According to the dictionary, stoicism is "the endurance of pain or hardship without the display of feelings and without complaint."  Notice that the definition doesn’t say feelings weren’t felt or complaining wasn’t warranted.  Instead, stoicism is the ENDURANCE of adversity without the DISPLAY of feelings.  No griping, no rolling of the eyes, whimpering, no excuses, or justifying one's actions just[ Read More ]
  • Consistency in Leadership class=

    Consistency in Leadership

    This week at the Thrivetime show business coaching program I learned more about management and how to develop myself as a leader.  Last week I wrote about consistency and the diligence that is required to own and grow a business successfully.  This week I am typing about the consistency it takes to be a leader with an organization.  Management can[ Read More ]
  • Be Consistent class=

    Be Consistent

    It is important to be consistent in business.  Many people have the big dream of being their own boss and having their own schedule and it sounds like the best idea. It is only the diligent doers, however, that succeed in business; the happy hopers do not succeed, ask any business coach.  Immediately upon opening up shop for yourself, you[ Read More ]
  • Management = Friction class=

    Management = Friction

    Clay Clark himself says that without friction your success is only fiction. This week at the ThriveTime Show business coach offices, I learned more about managing people and how to hold people accountable. Managing is being in constant friction with people. Any time that there is something that needs to be done you can count on people to do everything[ Read More ]
  • USE A CALENDAR!! class=


    Are you living the life you want to live in?  Or do all of your responsibilities and commitments overwhelm your day? Are you constantly putting out burning fires and allowing tasks to be put off to the next day?  Lee Cockerell, the former head of Walt Disney who managed 40,000 employees says “Time management is not about managing your time,[ Read More ]
  • The 6 Superplays You Need to Know class=

    The 6 Superplays You Need to Know

    If you don’t have a product or service to offer, then you cannot and will not be successful. In order to earn a profit, you must sell something. Business coach Clay Clark says when you start your own business, the first step to starting a business is to grab a piece of paper and make a list of problems you[ Read More ]
  • Marketing is KEY! class=

    Marketing is KEY!

    This week at the Thrivetime Show business coach offices, I learned about how our marketing keeps us top in Google and brings in leads.  Marketing is a necessary aspect of any business that wants to be successful. Many people do not understand how to effectively market their service or product.  Clay Clark teaches how turn-key marketing will bring in leads[ Read More ]
  • The Power of Getting Pissed class=

    The Power of Getting Pissed

    This week at the best business coaching program in the universe I had another great week learning more and more about managing a team.  Specifically how to follow up and get pissed to get things done. Managing means you are regularly pissing someone off. Colin Powell, the United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005 said that “Being responsible[ Read More ]
  • Systems = Freedom | Business Coaching Programs class=

    Systems = Freedom | Business Coaching Programs

    This week at the number one business coaching programs in America I learned about systems in business.  Systems are the framework of success. Successful companies across the globe use them, from Chick-fil-A to Quiktrip to Wal-Mart.  Every part of these companies involve a system; hiring, training, managing, selling, answering the phone, even the cleaning has a system in place to[ Read More ]
  • Scheduling Your Life or Else! class=

    Scheduling Your Life or Else!

    This week we are starting at the beginning.  My husband and I have achieved one of our big financial goals.  Now that we have hit one of them we have sat down and written out the steps to our next milestone.  If it weren’t for writing out our goals my husband and I wouldn’t have turned our first home into[ Read More ]
  • The Power of Sowing and Reaping class=

    The Power of Sowing and Reaping

    This week at the Thrivetime Show business coaching program I saw the power of the law of sowing and reaping. It is not easy to take the time and effort to plant the seeds of success, tend to the seeds as they grow to be able to then reap the works of your efforts. To reap the harvest of time[ Read More ]
  • The No-Brainer Power class=

    The No-Brainer Power

    Why do we offer your first haircut for only a dollar at Elephant In The Room? Because it’s a no brainer offer you won’t say no to! Our incredible offer takes the worry out of trying out our men's grooming lounge and brings people in the door.  “It’s a dollar, what the heck, I’m going to try it!” Is what[ Read More ]
  • The Power of Diligence Over Time class=

    The Power of Diligence Over Time

    Over the past year and a half at the best business coaching program, ThriveTime Show, I have seen the success a diligent doer can earn, as well as the failure they can endure. Growing a business requires diligence and diligence is hard For many, as soon as things get tough they want to quit before they’ve made any headway towards[ Read More ]
  • Get Better At Selling! class=

    Get Better At Selling!

    This week at the Thrivetime show all the business coach teams read Soft Selling in a Hard World by Jerry Vass.  In Vass’s book, he breaks down selling into practical steps. I have read Soft Selling in a Hard World before and it increased my personal closing rate when I sell. Selling does not come naturally to people; you are only[ Read More ]
  • Looking at the Right Perspective class=

    Looking at the Right Perspective

    This week at Elephant in the Room we are adding artwork painted by members of the ThriveTime Show and Elephant business coaching teams.  The paintings can be seen at our shop on 91st and Yale. The added artwork compliments the handmade, industrial look of our shops.  Small details such as added artwork are always a welcome addition to business coaching[ Read More ]
  • The Systems of Success class=

    The Systems of Success

    Reading the Boom book for business coaches this week I went over step nine which covers the steps to create a system of success. At Elephant In The Room, I have 3 checklists, each listing the tasks I need to complete.  I have a daily, weekly, and monthly checklist. All of the tasks managers or business coaches need to complete[ Read More ]
  • Stop Invoicing! class=

    Stop Invoicing!

    This week in the business coaching I learned the huge benefits of taking payment upfront for services rendered.  Many times it is tempting to just send an invoice instead of asking for payment upfront. First, you finish a job or service and when it comes time for payment you send an invoice, then comes the task of taking payment a[ Read More ]
  • A Business Coach Review on Outwitting the Devil class=

    A Business Coach Review on Outwitting the Devil

    This week at the ThriveTime Show, Clay asked the business coach team to read Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill.  Outwitting the Devil is a powerful book that I wish I had read years ago. Every page I listened to and read held nuggets of wisdom and truth.  In fact, I just finished the book but will be picking it[ Read More ]
  • The Power of Saving class=

    The Power of Saving

    Finances.  Over the past year working with Clay and the business coaching team, I have learned many life tips that have changed the way I do things at work and in my personal life.  The first biggest tip was to track our spending and the second to start automating our savings. I always paid bills and made sure to pay[ Read More ]
  • Having a Group Interview | Business Conferences Takeaways class=

    Having a Group Interview | Business Conferences Takeaways

    At the Thrivetime Show business conferences, one of the many takeaways I received is how important having a group interview is. This process for many business owners is a huge help.  It sounds like such a large task but it really is a time-saver that only takes one hour a week.   The group interview is held every week at the[ Read More ]
  • The Power of Intentional Meta Time class=

    The Power of Intentional Meta Time

    Meta Time has saved my sanity. Before I started working with Clay and the business coaching team, I had never planned out a day before or actually blocked out time for my responsibilities. The expectation that I had was “Oh... I’ll remember to do that later.” After spending time at the Thrivetime Show and with Clay, I’ve come to figure[ Read More ]
  • Choosing to Make Your Dreams Happen class=

    Choosing to Make Your Dreams Happen

    This week I learned about choosing to make your dreams happen. Not in a, one morning you wake up and poof you have your dream life! I’m talking about the journey to the mountain. My husband and I recently made a decision to make one of our dreams a reality by purchasing our 1st dream home. We had originally talked[ Read More ]
  • The Power of Rich Habits class=

    The Power of Rich Habits

    This month Clay had all of the business coach team read Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. There are 10 habits that Thomas Corley gives for anyone looking to live a successful life. This week I implemented 2 of the Rich Habits into my schedule. The first one was Rich Habit #1: I will form good daily[ Read More ]


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