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Confidence Question

At Confidence Coach we talk and teach about confidence all the time. Here’s a question for you today:  Have you ever stopped and thought about what gives you confidence in your business and in your personal life?

And then: What kind of activities, thinking or things do you do that bring you confidence? Are the people that you are around helping to give you confidence?

The reason why this is so important is if we have our confidence growing, then we’re able to grow the rest of our life. We’re also able to grow our business or personal relationships and everything gets bigger and better.

But without confidence, without greater confidence, and continued confidence, we can get stuck or we can even go backwards!

So, I want you to think today about three things that give you confidence and send me an email to share your answers with me. Here’s a few examples — Maybe it’s a good night’s rest; reading a book; exercising; calling that prospect that you’re afraid to call; it might be leading a meeting at your company; how about that new joint venture that you’ve put together; or maybe a date night with your wife; maybe going to your kid’s ball game or it could be a million different things.

But think about it, and let me know what gives you confidence or schedule a free appointment to talk about it.


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Do you own your business, or does your business own you? Are you getting results that you set out to get? Or do you have a really, really hard job?

Without knowing you, I know why you started your business: your dream was to have freedom. To have time and money. But, by doing all that you do, have you created just the opposite for your life?

You own your business. You have your employees. You’ve been in business successfully for a number of years. But are you making your business dependent on you? Or are you growing it to be independent of you?

To move you a step closer to your goal of freedom, I’ll throw out a challenge to you today: Before you do any task in your business, you first have to answer the question, why am I doing this? Can somebody else do this? And what are the 1-2 things in this business that are my genius, that nobody else can do? How can you organize your time to focus on only those things?

Let me know how much time I’ve freed up for you over the next year, five years, even ten years. And if you want to know more, reach out. Sign up for a free coaching session. We’d love to talk to you about it.


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relationships

Here’s a thought for you: Business and marriage aren’t really all that different. There’s one common success principle in both scenarios: The more we think about serving others, the more successful our business and marriage becomes. The Bible says the greatest among you will be the one who serves the most people, which makes me think of today’s fastest growing companies: places like Airbnb, Facebook, Google, and Uber. They find ways to serve millions of people, in often the most basic ways, and that service is getting them results. I think of the best long-term marriages I know, and they all have one thing in common: They’re thinking about serving their spouse every day, for a lifetime.

Service and success are married — and service is the key to the results that you want.


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transformation

If you’re like most CEO’s or entrepreneurs, you always have the next steps planned — and you’re pretty confident about what the results will be. That’s fine and all, but don’t you think it’s playing it just a little too safe? In our coaching we call this “arranging.” This type of planning or prep does not bring the great result or the huge transformation that we’re always hoping to see. In our coaching we ask a different question: What would transform your entire business? This is a total paradigm shift, because this is now about ideas and strategies that are total game changers.

Are you thinking in a transformational way? Or is something in the way in your mind? Are you blocking yourself from becoming all you can be? Let’s talk about it. 


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Who Needs A Coach?

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Who needs a coach? Only the business owner or CEO who dares to be held to a higher accountability for a bigger future. If we think of all the people we know who are successful in life, what is one thing they all have in common? They all have a coach, a mentor, a consultant, somebody that they’re learning from, being guided by, somebody who’s asking them the hard questions. Somebody who is holding the belief that they could be more, somebody who’s reminding them of it until they actually get there. Someone who believes in your hopes, your dreams, and your aspirations, and supports you as you go through the process of achieving them.

What about you? Do you need a coach?

Schedule a free session with me today.


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Planning ahead

This is seriously counterintuitive thinking in today’s instant gratification world, but here it is: we need to think of our business, our employees, and our customers in the sense of a lifetime. We all need to play the long game. So here’s my question to you: What’s the long game for your business? Where do you want to be ten years from now?

What’s the long game for your employees? Why will they be positively contributing ten years from now?

What’s the long game for your customers? How will their needs change ten years from now?

Focusing on this brings in a bit of double vision: Having a successful business today is important, of course, but it has to be coupled with your plans for a successful business ten years from now. The long game is what all successful long-term businesses do well. So what is your long game?

Schedule a free coaching session here if you want help figuring it out.


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leadership perspective

Recently, we were working with a client who was struggling in their business. They invited us in to do some team coaching and see if we could help them out — and it didn’t take long for us to spot the problem. After spending a morning with their team, at lunch I pulled the owner aside and told him, “You’ve hired 20 of yourself. These people all think like you, have the same skills you have, have the same perspectives you have, and see the business in the same way you do. You have a Perspective Gap in your company. By not having another perspective, you’re missing out on discovering what the customer’s experience is and how the product is being used. What other opportunities could you be missing out on? Is there a better, faster way to do this? What does the future look like?” I stopped to check in on him, and he had the look of a deer in the headlights.

“I never saw it that way,” he said, “but it’s true. That’s a pretty big blind spot.” We put together a plan for him, and are now helping him get some other perspectives; he’s erasing his blind spot as we speak.

What about you? Do you have a blind spot in your business? Do you have varied perspectives on your team? Contact us today for a free coaching session if you want some outside eyes to help you out. It’s what we do.


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The Time Management Lie

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Here’s the lie that so many people believe: You can manage time.

Nope, sorry — you can’t. None of us can. We can only manage ourselves. You can’t stop time, can you? You can only be self-disciplined. We can’t rewind time. Time continues on month by month, year by year; but we are given the ability to make choices about it every single second.

So what’s your time plan? Are you leveraging your time — or is your time leveraging you? If you’d like to talk about our popular time solution, reach out. We’d love to tell you about it.


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When is Your Prime Time?

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Science, research, history, and plenty of personal experience all point to the fact that each of us have a peak ‘thinking’ time during our day. We have a time when our mind is working most efficiently, we get the most done, and we’re most productive.

Think about your own day and the times when you’ve had breakthroughs for your business: the times when you’re thinking the most clearly. When is that usually? Is it early in the morning? After lunch? Or maybe after you’ve taken a long walk in the afternoon? When is your energy the best for building your business?

Now, have you ever thought about putting your most important tasks or goals into that slot of time every single day? This is a simple way to leverage your best thinking to get the greatest results for your business. Use it, and create an unfair advantage against your competition.

If you’re not sure when your prime time is, set up a free coaching session with us — we’ll help you figure it out.


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invest in you

One thing that we’ve discovered over the years is that people who achieve the most are the people who have a plan and a strategy to invest in their own personal development on an ongoing basis. How are you investing in yourself to create more value in your business? As a CEO, executive, entrepreneur, or business owner, what books are you reading? What seminars or workshops are you attending? What online courses are you watching? What coaching are you receiving in order to get better at what you do? As you think about 2018, and you put together your goals and plans, how will you plan to invest in yourself this year? Personally, I’ve invested well over a quarter of a million dollars in myself in these last six years, and that investment has more than paid off. Let us know how you’re going to invest in your own personal development, and sign up for a free coaching session to see if we can help.


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