Lessons From Other Entrepreneurs

So we are on day two of our vacation and while walking around yesterday, I learned something from watching the business others do. As an entrepreneur, you always watch to see what the systems are for other entrepreneurs.

It was in the late 1980s that I bought my first self-help or training program. It was about how to buy real estate. I could not tell you that ideas or techniques were used in that program that helped me build my current real estate business. But I can tell you I waited with fear to act on the knowledge I had gained.

Yesterday, I spent time watching the process at several wineries in the area as well as at the burger joint where we ate lunch. They all seemed to have a process that included some kind of marketing; some of them had a better customer service process that helped them sell and relate better to those people who visit from around the world.

I thought back to that program that I purchased in the 1980s and I remember one thing that was taught back then that applies to all the businesses I have worked in. The author of that program made a statement that sticks:

To be successful at anything in life, you need two things: (1) a system; and (2) discipline to work that system.

That is the one thing that makes every entrepreneur successful: they all find a system that works for them and they either develop their own discipline to make that system grow or they hire the proper staff to make that it grow.

Even this week I spent an hour on the phone with those helping to make our next November event a huge success. It is a team effort and it is doing exactly what I said above: helping to make a system that works work for us all. Just because you take a vacation, it does not mean that you stop looking for other ways to find success.

Remember my guest on the radio show a few weeks back, Tiki Kev? Kevin was on vacation when he saw the beauty of a tiki bar. It made such an impact on him that he found out how to build them. Then he created a system when he got back from vacation so he could successfully build them himself and make a prosperous business of it.

So where are you visiting on a daily basis that could teach you success in life? You don’t have to be on vacation to find solutions or new ideas; it could be while you are out in the town you live in. You never know when you will find something that will help you make an improvement to your system. Just make sure you don’t miss it; never stop looking to improve.

I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream to love what you do and those you share life with. Are you ready to make the changes that will make you the RockStar in your world?

Entrepreneurs: The Solution

Well, it’s Friday and I’m writing to you today from the city of Las Vegas, staying here with some friends while I’m out here for some business events. What a town of entrepreneurs! People here are always thinking of ways to make it better, make it work, make it take off.

In my meetings yesterday, I was able to meet with some other speakers who are looking for ideas to market themselves differently; ways to get the message out that it’s time to make major changes to make the world better, to show people that with new ideas the world could be better.

Then I was able to have some time with another friend who is out here to launch her new business. I think Patty is one of the best idea people I know in the Dallas area. But even she said she often needs more ideas and is always looking for them.

In 15 minutes of talking with speakers and coaches, we were able to think of ideas that none of us had thought of on our own. Yes we are very creative thinking people. Why do we need to meet people when we are away from home; why do we, who are creative, need to meet others to think of things?

The power of two minds is stronger than one; the power of five minds is stronger than three. We need to brainstorm more. And more and more people want to be the do-it-yourself people. When are we going to learn that we need other minds to open ours up and create solutions?

When we create those solutions we are going to create other people who start to solve problems. That is why a group of people sit and have those meetings that seem to run on forever. Well our world now needs solutions. Our world needs entrepreneurs, and we cannot be the Lone Ranger in any of it. We need to formulate teams that work together. Some of us need to work together for a while, then move on to form other groups.

This post today was about getting people to realize that to create ideas, first you need to open up to try things that have not been tried before. We need to form partnerships that we have not formed before. We need to join with people who are both stronger in thought than we are, and some that we need to coach to think more. I have a list of mentors – some people who have given me a single idea, to some that have given me tons of ideas. Now the table is turning and I’m helping others get ideas. What is your idea? What team are you going to form to build it? Who are you going to get to put that idea into action? It’s in your hands; now do something with it. Have a great weekend.

I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Find a team and build ideas to become RockStars in life together.

Your creative business

Yesterday I shared a video on you tube about my secrets. More and more I get calls asking me how I did this, how we have this business. When we meet people we want to know how they did what they did. We want to know the story, after all everyone has something interesting about their life that gives us the; I want to know.

Too often it’s not that I just want the interesting story, its I want to know the secret . In our world of branding, business building everyone wants to find that one key idea and run with it. After all everyone wished they had the idea of facebook 8 years ago. Everyone wishes they had the idea of the internet, or even the personal computer.

Well we may not have those exact ideas, but inside of us is an idea. One of my coaching clients is searching right now to find that creative mindset he had years ago. We have it traced down to what happened and how he needs to fix some things to get it back. He is building; he is not out looking to just steal someone’s idea.

There are some people who are just not creative people, they only can take an idea and build it up from where it’s at. That is ok in our world we have franchise business, and one that I teach all the time Direct sales, or multi level marketing.

You have to take one and make a creative side for yourself, while some think they do not have it know they do. Find a woman you want to date, and you will find a way to get it. Find a man you want to ask you on a date and you will find woman who will be so creative they will actually plan the bump into him.

I once heard a man tell the story of a board that runs between the two tall buildings. Most would not walk across that board, but he would say there is something that can make you do it. He would then pull a woman from the audience and ask her what it takes. She always said no way, so he said what if your child was on the other building about to fall off.

Every time a mother would say ill find my way across, it’s all in what you use to motivate you. If you want to find out what it takes to build your life, what it takes to make your business successful and have a life you enjoy also, well you will have to be creative. So what’s it going to take to find that creative business for you?

I’m Tim Gillette the Rocker Life Coach; it’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Find what it takes to make you creative, and then you will be the RockStar in your world.

Creative Juices

Last night one of my last tweets was about how I was having writer’s block. Today I had a meeting in the Plano area, so I decided to stop by the Starbucks near where I started my last automotive business. Early this week I had a post of ideas to promote your business. One of them was to give away something of value, like buying people’s Starbucks drinks for an hour. Several of the ideas I’ve had, including that one, started there in that Starbucks.
Nine years ago I was just wondering what to do next with my life and I met up with a builder friend of mine just for a friendly chat. He inspired me to start the car detail business I had until 2004. At that time, I would also meet my brother, Nate, here for coffee each morning. Nate and I regulars and we started talking to two other brothers who were often there as well, starting their day.
That period it was a start to a creative me I never thought I would see. The younger of those brothers, Rich, you have heard me reference before. Rich would ask me things to get me thinking like I never thought before: business ideas, personal growth ideas, life-changing ideas for me. So I sat there this morning thinking again, how to make my business grow and how to help you, my readers, make your business or dream grow.
Becoming a creative thinker in life is not something you just fall into. You must work at it. Just like getting your body into shape takes exercise, you must also exercise your mind to make it grow and become creative.
I’m going to go through the process I use. See if it helps you. Maybe you will even get to the point I’m at now faster than I did. I hope so, as that is why I write these posts each day. That is why I’m in the business of coaching people – to help them get to where they want faster.
I’m going to lay out the framework and use the next few blogs to elaborate further.
1. I started that new phase in my life, my new business, by cleaning out everything that held me back.

2. I turned my car into my new home/office – meaning I was on the road almost all the time, selling my business.

3. I went into reading mode, reading about every area I wanted to grow in. I also looked for every event that included a training opportunity for me to learn.

4. I hired coaches and professionals who were good at helping me bring my talents out.

(Did you notice each of these are things I DID? You Got to take action to get what you want)

I chose to start with cleaning out, and ended with getting the help to take the next steps. It was a growth process, but that is how I went from a guy with a dream to actually reaching that dream. Helping people achieve their dreams is my passion and purpose in life. No, I’m not the guru who makes millions pumping up people to believe in the wind. I get down where you are and help you pull out a dream and make it reality.

I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Get ready to be a RockStar in your world.

 

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