Living a Counter-Cultural Existence to Produce Success

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Living a Counter-Cultural Existence to Produce Success


According to Gallup, 70% of people dislike their jobs, according to Forbes 80% of businesses fail within the first 18 months and according to this radio show, their is a reason for it. During today’s broadcast Forbes Business Coach Council Member, Clay Clark teaches how the eccentric nature of becoming successful and the importance of intentionally designing the life that you want to live. 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – John Maxwell (Best-selling author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership)
Concept #1 – Success Is Not Normal
  • “63% Of Americans Don’t Have Enough Savings To Cover A $500 Emergency” – Maggie McGrath – Forbes
  • “70% of your employees hate their jobs.” – Forbes
  • “8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months.” – Eric Wagner – Forbes
  • “100% of the non-homeless and non-cult m ember people I’ve met say they want to become successful.” – Clay Clark
  • AUDIO – Kobe Bryant – “You are soft like Charmin.”
  • AUDIO – Ray Lewis –
  • NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Individually, a few acronyms here and there may not seem so bad, but if a thousand people are making these up, over time the result will be a huge glossary that we have to issue to new employees,” Musk wrote. “No one can actually remember all these acronyms, and people don’t want to seem dumb in a meeting, so they just sit there in ignorance. This is particularly tough on new employees…“That needs to stop immediately, or I will take drastic action – I have given enough warnings over the years,” the SpaceX CEO went on. “Unless an acronym is approved by me, it should not enter the SpaceX glossary. If there is an existing acronym that cannot be reasonably justified, it should be eliminated, as I have requested in the past.” – Elon Musk (Musk is the founder, CEO, and CTO of SpaceX; a co-founder, a Series A investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla Inc.; co-chairman of OpenAI; founder and CEO of Neuralink. He was previously co-founder and chairman of SolarCity; co-founder of Zip2; and founder of, which merged with Confinity and took the name PayPal.)
Concept #2 – Saying Yes to Positive People Requires You to Say No Negative People
  • No thermometer partners needed
  • Future-focused solution-minded people only please
  • NOTABLE QUOTABLE – Carlton Pearson, the former televangelist once told me, “You don’t spell words. Words cast a spell on you.”


Concept #3 – Most People Hate Their Jobs and Live for the Weekend
  • MYSTIC STATISTIC – “70% of your employees hate their jobs.” – Forbes  
  • NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs


Concept #4 – You Will Be Called a Workaholic
  • NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. And I’m still fanatical, but now I’m a little less fanatical.” – Bill Gates (Co-founder of Apple)
  • NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Lazy hands make for poverty,
  • “…but diligent hands bring wealth…” – Proverbs 10:4
  • 6th Day Principle
  • NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success.” – Elon Musk (The man behind PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla)
  • FUN FACT – “Average employee wastes two hours of every workday.” – Inc Magazine
Concept #5 – You Will End Up Providing Jobs for the B-Team and They Will Hate You For It
  • NOTABLE QUOTABLE –  “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie (The man who became the 2nd wealthiest man in the world despite growing up poor)
  • NOTABLE QUOTABLE –  “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” – Andrew Carnegie (The man who became the 2nd wealthiest man in the world despite growing up poor)
  • Disney Employees Strike –


Concept #6 – You Will Be Objective and They Will Put a False Focus on the Family



Concept #7 – You Will Be Called OCD, But You Will Keep Them All Organized
  • DEFINITION MAGICIAN – An anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent obsessions or compulsions or both that cause significant distress, are time-consuming or interfere with normal daily functioning, and are recognized by the individual affected as excessive or unreasonable


Coaching Questions?


      1. Not Having Enough Time – Meta time

                  A counter-cultural mindset

      2. Being Very Disorganized (checklists and processes)

      3.  Hiring People / Training People

      4. Don’t Know How to Market

                   A. Branding

                   B. Can’t Generate Leads

                   C. Can’s Close Deals

Robert – 5 Biggest Problems Business Owners Consistently Face


             1.Marketing and generating more leads

             2. Keeping People Accountable

             3. Systems, Checklists, & Workflows

             4. Cash flow/Billing Problems – I work with many contractors that are constantly chasing money owed to them

             5. Recruiting/Hiring – finding skilled workers with industry specific special skills

Chupp – 5 questions from clients:


       1.How do I differentiate my business from my competition?

       2. How do I replicate myself in the business?

       3. How to create time freedom instead of being trapped in my business?

       4. How do I get to the top of Google?

       5. How do I get my employees to engage in their jobs and care about getting things done?


NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.” W. Edwards Deming (Many in Japan credit Deming as one of the inspirations for what has become known as the Japanese post-war economic miracle of 1950 to 1960, when Japan rose from the ashes of war on the road to becoming the second largest economy in the world through processes partially influenced by the ideas Deming taught)

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