Why a Business Coach Matters
Why a Business Coach Matters
Clay: All right ladies and gentlemen. Welcome back inside the Dojo of Mojo. Today I’m broadcasting live from the man cave where we’re always learning. We’re always earning and we’re always burning. Joined with me on today’s show is not Mike today but he’s with us in his thoughts. Is my son Mr. Aubrey Napoleon-Hill Clark. He is the incredible age of nine and he is obsessed with landscaping. This guy has a 48-inch Husqvarna riding lawn mower. He’s taken his game to the next level and I’m teaching him the art of production.
He’s watching us today. He’s heavily influencing the show. At any point, if you feel like I sound stressed, I feel like I’m — it’s tough. He’s an intense manager. Let’s just say that. He’s intense.
It’s like having Darth Vader next to you. It’s how it feels. He’s an intense guy. No, I’m just kidding. Today on the Thrive Time Show — he’s with me, though. I’m not kidding about that but he is not an intense overboard like Darth Vader. Today we’re talking about the value of a business coach and how does a business coach help you? Well, move number three is a business coach who can increase your profits in a sustainable way. I’m going to give you a notable quotable that I love.
This comes from the guys who built the Scale Program. It’s a business coaching program developed by the authors of the Maui Mastermind book; a sensational book, great authors.
This is their notable quotable. They say, “This isn’t something that hard work alone is going to solve. Blindly working hard is part of the problem. The more your growth is based on your personal production, the more dependent your business becomes on you for that production. You’ve got to make sure that even in the midst of meeting the demands of your business, you take some energy and invest it in the systems, the team and internal controls that allow you to scale your business beyond just you.”
I think somebody needs to have us play that back. I can play it back. Here we go. “The more your growth is based on your personal production, the more dependent your business becomes on you for that production.” My friend, How many of you have done that? You’re working so hard. You could not work any harder. I’m talking about — this is the deal. Bernie Sanders has suggested that we should not be working more than 40 hours a week, right? I mean I’m going to go off on a little bit of tangent but I promise I have a point.
If you look up Exodus, that’s the Bible. If you look up Exodus or maybe you look up — I don’t know. Say you want to look up Genesis. Just say you consult your Bible.
Allegedly, how many days did it take the infinite God, the God of the infinite intelligence, the God — the Trinity, the Trifecta, the Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost. How long did it take the God of the universe to make the planet, allegedly? I’ll wait. Six days, right? He rested on the seventh. Okay. Let’s use that as example number one. Example number two. Let’s you’re not into religion. You’re just into business. What Elon Musk — google search this. Elon Musk was once asked the key keys to success.
How has he built PayPal? How did he built Tesla? How did he build SpaceX? How did he build Solar City? How was he doing this? He says, “You must work 80 to 100 hours a week.”
He’s talking about to build these systems, you got to work 80 to 100 hours a week, okay? Let’s look at the three examples. God thinks you and I should work six days a week to build a great creation and rest on the seventh. Elon Musk thinks we should work 80 hours a week. I’m telling you that Bernie Sanders wants you to work 40 hours a week or less. Like 38 is what he’s looking for and paid time off.
If you have a kid, you get to take the year off and then if I’m good buddies with you and you got a kid and I feel I’m emotionally invested in the kid, but we’re not married but somehow I’ve helped to create the kid, then I get to — I’m a biological pseudo-parent but not actually going to be a parent.
I’m just going to help create the parent. Will be an absent parent if I’m one of those people. I get to take the year off too or part of the year off and that kind of thing. Well, you have extremes. Bernie Sanders is basically — obviously, I’m kidding around here. Bernie Sanders is into almost socialism. Elon Musk thinks you should work every single second of the day. Then over here you have Henry Ford who — the same mindset.
Work almost everyday if possible, okay? Then you have the Bible where the Bible is saying, “Hey, just work six days a week to make that great creation, rest on the seventh.” I’m telling you, my goal is for you to be able to work 10 hours a week or less. 10 hours? Yes, that’s my goal.
It’s 10 hours a week or less. How am I going to do it? Well, what you have to do is you have to take sometime out of your schedule to work on your business and then the other time to work in your business. I can’t tell you how many entrepreneurs are just annoyed when I suggest the concept of them taking time out of their schedule to work on the business and not just in the business.
People will come to me all the time and say, “Oh pale male, wise wizard? How do you do it? How have you been able to build this successful companies? What are your tips? What are your moves?”
Then when you show them the moves, they have a push back where they go, “Yes, I know that’s the moves but I don’t want to do the moves.” I say, “Why don’t you want to do the moves?These are the moves. These are the moves that we do. These are the moves.” They go, “Well, because I don’t want to change my website because my wife made it.” Then you’re, “Okay. That’s really the issue.” They go, “I don’t want to change the website because my husband made it.
I don’t want to change the business card because that’s the way we’ve always done it.”
Here’s an example. Have you ever been to Target? Can you picture the last time you went to Target? Think about this. You got to Target and the last time you were at Target, they probably had something on sale, right? Everything’s on sale by the way. I just bought TVs this weekend from Hon Appliances. I go into Hon and there’s two TVs. They’re 49-inch LG TVs. The two 49-inch LG TVs for the office. I go in there to buy those TVs and when I buy those TVs, it says they’re on sale.
Of course, they’re on sale. There’s always something on sale. There’s never a time where something is not on sale. Am I the only one who goes into a hobby lobby and notices that everything is always on sale? That sale it’s going to end on Saturday because they’re not open on Sundays. We have to buy the thing. We got to buy the clock that says, “Blessed is our God.” We got to buy the clock that says, “Mary had a little — ” The very Christian hobby lobby phrases like, “Blessed are the persecuted,” or “Success is a choice.”
I don’t know even know if you’d find them like that a hobby lobby. You probably find one in a hobby lobby that says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.” Something like that.
They realize you’re not going to buy that. You’re not going to buy those encouraging words. Those scripture versus that are somehow painted on a beat-up rusted clock that we know that was manufactured overseas but we somehow — when thralled we have to buy that beat-up clock that looks aged but it’s really not. We want to buy that clock but we can’t buy that clock.
We just can’t motivate ourselves to do it unless we fell like there is a special because for some reason, once there’s a special, we then start to say things to our wives and our husbands.
We say or they say, “How much was the new truck?” “Oh baby. I saved a ton of money. I bought this new truck and I saved so much. It was on sale.” “How much was the clock?” “Oh. I saved so much money on that clock. I saved like $80.” Well, I don’t know how you do math but in my mind when you spend money, you actually have decreased the money you have, not increased it.
They’ve convinced us through marketing that saving is a move and the reason why you should buy because these are the special that will expire. These are the moves that a business coach will help you implement; branding sales, marketing.
When we come back we’re going to teach you more about business coaching and how a business coach can help you build a business that can really work without you physically being present. Stay tuned.