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Scott Ballard

Through his experience in his own business and life, Scott had the impact of finding a Coach that guided his company from the brink of disaster to an amazing comeback, and from uncertainty, to the most amazing transformation that he could have hoped for. As a result of his lifetime of learning, he now gets to guide people through the process of achieving their goals and dreams for themselves and their business.

Who’s going to ask you the tough questions?

Who’s going to ask the tough questions nobody else has the courage to ask you?

Is it your CPA?

Is that your lawyer? 

Is it your manager in your business?

Is it one of your vendors?

Is it one of your customers?

Is it your employee who has your 100% interest at heart?

Who can you trust?

That’s me. 

Many people just like you, many business owners just like you, many leaders in business, many CEOs, many dyslexic business owners and entrepreneurs come to us and trust us. 

Check out the testimonies on our website to see what they are saying. 

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Double Vision

Have you ever thought of the term “double vision” for your business?

Double vision is making choices to be profitable and productive today AND three years from today.

Has your business had to pivot from either what you’re doing or how you’re doing it? 

We have seen these difficult times give people inspiration and opportunity to create new and better things than ever before.

Just remember, the choices and decisions you make in your business today not only impact today, but they also impact where you will be in your business three years from today.

 Let us help you figure out what your best choices and decisions are to move you towards your best future. Reach out today and schedule a free consultation.

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Is the Dream Employee for You?

Over the past several years of working with companies we’ve developed a process called The Dream Employee. It’s a great way to find out what motivates your employees. By going through a simple questioning process with each one of your team members at your company on a monthly basis, we help, support and encourage them to achieve their own personal goals and dreams. 

When you know your employees on a personal level, it helps them to see the connection between their goal or dream and their work that they are doing in your company. It helps create collaboration and makes a connection to their job that helps with retention, motivation and engagement to the company’s vision.

People that are achieving their own personal goals or dreams are internally motivated so you don’t have to do all the motivating every day, every month or every quarter.

All you have to do is help them make the connection between their job and their own personal goals. Your company culture changes once they realize that you really care, and show them that their work is a vehicle that can help them achieve some of their goals and dreams.

The Dream Employee is a benefit that you can give to your employees that is different from what other companies are doing. This gives you an advantage in the marketplace.

Reach out to us for a free consultation to learn more about what this could do for you and your company.

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Freedom

Freedom is a simple exchange away.

Do you know what I mean by that? 

Freedom is a common theme that I hear as a business coach.

The reason why most people start a business is to have freedom of time and money. 

But, you have to make the choice or at least be aware are you getting freedom from something or are you getting freedom to something — and where are you in that exchange.

Most entrepreneurs and business owners are in the process of freedom from something. 

As we coach business owners through this process, we have them exchange the idea of freedom from something that they’ve come from before in their business to freedom to something that they want to create — maybe it’s an experience and it’s what their business will provide them with.

We work on the mindset of freedom from whatever that is to freedom in the future for what you want in your life.

Freedom is a simple exchange away.

If you’re ready for more freedom. Reach out. Let’s talk.

 

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A Good Reminder that Someday Never Comes

Are you in the habit of putting off things until “someday”? With all that has gone on the last few months, most of us realize just how precious life is and maybe there are certain things that we shouldn’t put off until someday.

Do you know why I am saying this? 

Because “someday” never comes. We only have today and what we make of it. Yes, we can plan and we can schedule things out, but as most of us have seen, some things are out of our hands when it comes to how we operate our business or make choices for our families. 

So, the important thing is to make the very best of today. If there is something that you can do today to build your business to the next level or help someone out, do it now. There’s no guarantee that you have tomorrow to do it.

I’ve given this illustration before of how fast a life goes by. Let me give it to you again.

I want you to do an exercise for me using a tape measure. 

Take the tape measure, set it on the floor, and mark that very first notch as the day you were born.

The next few dashes – mark graduation, marriage, birth of kids, etc.

Also put a mark down for the day you started your business.

Then the inevitable question becomes this:  How long is that tape measure?

How long do you think you’re going to live?

Have you thought about what’s outside of that tape measure — what is your legacy going to be?

Or have you forgotten why you’re doing this business? Did you start it so that you and your family would have the freedom to do the things that were important to you?

Maybe you’re just drifting, inch by inch, year by year along your life and in your business. Or you feel like Covid has changed your trajectory. 

Let’s get back on the path; back on the horse so to speak.

If you’re looking for the mark on the tape measure that says “Someday,” it’s not there.

This isn’t a dress rehearsal. Your life is represented in this tape measure. It has a beginning, it has a messy middle, and it has an end.

Are you ready to face the truth?

Someday NEVER comes!

Reach out and schedule a free coaching session with us today if you’d like help getting back on track to start doing things now, instead of tomorrow. Each day is a gift to be thankful for. Don’t waste it.

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Seven Strategies for Difficult Times

A while ago Angela Perkins of Xenium HR asked me if I would share my “Seven Strategies for Difficult Times” in a webinar which I recently did. Brandon Laws did an excellent job moderating and it was really a fun time. I hope the information shared in the webinar will benefit you so I’m giving you the link here so that you can listen at your leisure. These seven strategies can help you maneuver through these difficult times we have been facing over the past few months. Here are the seven areas I spoke on:

  1. Take your eyes off yourself
  2. Focus on your relationships
  3. Focus on creating value
  4. Focus on your opportunities
  5. Focus on your progress today
  6. Focus on who you can be and how you respond
  7. Focus on what’s available and be grateful

At Confidence Coach we are here to offer business owners a place to reconnect and rebuild their confidence; which leads to their better future in the days and years ahead. Reach out today and schedule a free call if you’d like to talk. We are here to help and encourage you.

 

 

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Why are business owners lonely?

Something I’ve discovered over 13 years of coaching business owners, entrepreneurs and CEO’s is that no matter how successful these people are, they are lonely.

In fact, the more successful they are, the lonelier they become.

If you step back and think about it, it makes total sense.

Nobody understands their problems.

Nobody understands the decisions, the choices, or the sacrifices that they make on a daily basis.

Nobody understands the responsibilities that they have for hundreds and thousands of people, their jobs and their livelihoods.

Nobody really listens.

Everybody that comes to them wants something from them.

It’s lonely at the top.

I know that.

I know you and I understand.

I’m here to listen, to learn and ask you the really hard questions.

Remember, you don’t have to be alone. At Confidence Coach we are here to offer business owners a place to reconnect and rebuild their confidence; which leads to their better future in the days and years ahead. Reach out today and schedule a free call if you’d like to talk. We are here to help and encourage you. 

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Compassion and Courage

At this time, people need compassion and courage more than ever. I wanted to share a new word regarding this that I learned from my coach Brian Johnson of Optimize. This word really resonated with me because it is so true and powerful.

I’ve heard it said that Aristotle thought that courage was the #1 virtue we need to put all the other virtues into place. If that is so, then “encouragement” is a super-underrated virtue. 

You know that I am a true believer in encouragement and that my gifting is in being an encourager to others. So, you can understand why this struck me as being so important! 

Everyone needs encouragement in times like these, but they also need compassion.  

But, we need to move beyond “suffering with” others (which is the definition for compassion) in the middle of challenging times to HAVING COURAGE TOGETHER during these extraordinarily challenging times. 

New Word to Think About:

This is where Brian’s new word and definition come in that I just love:  

“Comcourage. 

To have courage together.

Here’s the definition for compassion: ‘sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others: the victims should be treated with compassion.’

Etymologically, compassion comes from the Latin com + passio. It literally means ‘to suffer with.’ 

Here’s my proposed definition for comcourage: ‘fierce belief in the strength of others to meet their challenges combined with a willingness to act together in the presence of fear to conquer and grow from those challenges: the aspiring heroes facing challenges should be treated with comcourage.

Etymologically, comcourage comes from the Latin com + cor. It literally means ‘to have heart with.’ 

Let’s remember: Just like the heart pumps blood to our arms and legs and other organs, COURAGE vitalizes all our other virtues.” 

I hope you are as encouraged by this new word as I was. Go out and inject some courage into the ones you love and work with. 

And, may we all be willing to face challenges together. Remember, you are not alone. At Confidence Coach we are here to offer business owners a place to reconnect and rebuild their confidence; which leads to their better future in the days and years ahead. Reach out today and schedule a free call if you’d like to talk. We are here to help and encourage you.

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What are You Creating in Your Business?

Can you answer the question “What are you creating in your business” in a sentence?

Or, could you write it out on a napkin?

Can you draw it out for me?

This may seem like an incredibly simple question, but you’d be surprised how many people struggle to answer it when I have asked them this question. 

What are you creating?

Are you creating something that is going to require 80 hours a week for the rest of your life in your business?

Or are you creating something that is actually serving you, your life, your family, your friends,

your hopes, dreams and aspirations?

So I want you to really think about this. By what you are doing right now, what are you creating?

Is what you’re doing right now getting you closer to the goals, dreams and aspirations you have for your business?

Are you stuck or are you going backwards?

Does your business own you or do you own your business?

When was the last time you actually seriously thought about your actions, your choices or your decisions?

When did you last think about the results you were getting in your business and changed what you were doing so that you could actually achieve the results that you wanted?

I’d love to have that conversation with you about this. Reach out and let me know. 

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The Advantage of Old Age

People ask me all the time about being a coach.

What’s it like?

When did I start doing this?

What prepared me for coaching?

Who do I serve?

Well, being a coach really is about leadership. 

Now that I’m 60, I’ve realized the great value, and the wisdom and the insight of living 60 years.

— All the experiences I’ve had

–All the things I’ve learned

–All of the books I’ve read

–All of the people I’ve met

–All the conversations I’ve had

And I realize now the power of all these things as I work with people.

Oftentimes, the remark I get from people is “You’re like the father; I never had this before.” 

So it’s about trust. It’s about transparency. It’s about listening and learning. It’s about asking the question that brings wisdom to the situation. 

It’s about 60 years of journeying and seeking and stretching to get better, to learn more, to be wiser, to be about what’s best for the other person and their life. 

Above all, it’s about believing in them that their best future is ahead.

I’m a father and that is a great role.

If you need help, someone to hold you accountable or to ask you those tough questions, that’s what we do at Confidence Coach. Reach out and schedule a free consultation today. 

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