How to Deal with Betrayal within the World of Business

As a business owner, you are constantly hiring and firing. During today’s Thrive Time Business Coach Radio Show, Clay Clark teaches how to deal with betrayal within the world of business and lays out in great detail the importance of hiring character and then training skill. He explains why you are playing with fire if you decide to hire with a bias for skill with the mindset that you are going to be able to teach highly skilled people how to develop character, accuracy, motivation and a solid work ethic. If you have ever been screwed, this show is for you.

Clay will deep dive into Chainsmokers song “Don’t Let Me Down” while explaining how to deal with betrayal.
Listen to Full Cover of this song here:
Dirty Heads cover of the Chainsmokers song – Don’t Let Me Down

Segment #1
Crashing, hit a wall
Right now I need a miracle
Hurry up now, I need a miracle
Stranded, reaching out
I call your name but you’re not around
I say your name but you’re not around
I need you, I need you, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
I think I’m losing my mind now
It’s in my head, darling I hope
That you’ll be here, when I need you the most
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Every time I read a management or self-help book, I find myself saying, “That’s fine, but that wasn’t really the hard thing about the situation.” The hard thing isn’t setting a big, hairy, audacious goal. The hard thing is laying people off when you miss the big goal. The hard thing isn’t hiring great people. The hard thing is when those “great people” develop a sense of entitlement and start demanding unreasonable things. The hard thing isn’t setting up an organizational chart. The hard thing is getting people to communicate within the organization that you just designed. The hard thing isn’t dreaming big. The hard thing is waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat when the dream turns into a nightmare.” – Ben Horowitz

AMPLE EXAMPLES
Skipped wedding by close friend
Best man of my brother in law who stole clients during the week of the honeymoon
DJ Keith who stole clients
Partner who refused to honor any aspect of our agreement
Partner who refused to show up to meetings or to train the team

Segment #2
I need you, I need you, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
I think I’m losing my mind now
It’s in my head, darling I hope
That you’ll be here, when I need you the most
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down

D-Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, down, down
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, down, down

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “If you want to live a happy life tie it to a goal and not people or things.” – Albert Einstein

AMPLE EXAMPLES
When your cousin lets you down
When your own family lets you down

Segment #3
R-r-running out of time
I really thought you were on my side
But now there’s nobody by my side
I need you, I need you, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
I think I’m losing my mind now
It’s in my head, darling I hope
That you’ll be here, when I need you the most
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
D-Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, down, down
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, down, down

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “It is a mistake to hire huge numbers of people to get a complicated job done. Numbers will never compensate for talent in getting the right answer (two people who don’t know something are no better than one), will tend to slow down progress, and will make the task incredibly expensive.” – Elon Musk

AMPLE EXAMPLE – Resumes will let you down:
The Indian coder who could not code
The Stanford coder who could not code
The graphic designer who couldn’t quit attempting to steal clients

Segment #4
[x2]
Ooh, I think I’m losing my mind now, yeah [x2]
I need you, I need you, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
I think I’m losing my mind now
It’s in my head, darling I hope
That you’ll be here, when I need you the most
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
Don’t let me down
Yeah, don’t let me down
Yeah, don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, oh no
Say don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, no-o
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, down, down

Notable Quotable – “Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.”

AMPLE EXAMPLE: It’s not lonely at the top, but it’s quiet and you will only be surrounded by people who share your values and work ethic.
They have too many parties to attend to become successful
They are too emotional to become successful
They want to debate their feelings too much to become successful

Segment #5
Crashing, hit a wall
Right now I need a miracle
Hurry up now, I need a miracle
Stranded, reaching out
I call your name but you’re not around
I say your name but you’re not around
I need you, I need you, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down

FUN FACT:
“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that 75% of employees steal from the workplace and that most do so repeatedly.” – http://www.cbsnews.com/news/employee-theft-are-you-blind-to-it/

AMPLE EXAMPLE
The DJ’s equipment collection

Segment #6
I think I’m losing my mind now
It’s in my head, darling I hope
That you’ll be here, when I need you the most
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
D-Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, down, down
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, down, down

FUN FACT:
“70% Of Your Employees Hate Their Jobs” – https://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2011/11/11/your-emotionally-disconnected-employees/#3d08663342d5

AMPLE EXAMPLE:
My own brother-in-law (not Justin) Most people quit, but keep showing up to work.

Segment #7
R-r-running out of time
I really thought you were on my side
But now there’s nobody by my side
I need you, I need you, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
I think I’m losing my mind now
It’s in my head, darling I hope
That you’ll be here, when I need you the most
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
D-Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, down, down
Don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, down, down

FUN FACT – “New Gallup survey show that 71% of workers are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” from their work.” – Carmine Gallo – https://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2011/11/11/your-emotionally-disconnected-employees/#3d08663342d5

Segment #8 [x2]
Ooh, I think I’m losing my mind now, yeah [x2]
I need you, I need you, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
I think I’m losing my mind now
It’s in my head, darling I hope
That you’ll be here, when I need you the most
So don’t let me, don’t let me, don’t let me down
Don’t let me down
Yeah, don’t let me down
Yeah, don’t let me down
Don’t let me down, oh no
Say don’t let me down
NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” – Jack Welch
NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch
NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.” – Jack Welch

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