No More Looking Over Your Shoulder

tie-dye daveHave you ever spent time where you second-guessed what you were doing? This week, while on the road, I have most of this journey mapped out. I planned each step on the way out, but I’m still putting details together for the trip back.

Over the past year I have made many trips, planning my journeys each step of the way. If we booked a flight, it was also done with a flight back. If I was taking the bike, the return trip was planned, as well as the outbound route.

Today when I started my journey it was still in the 30s and it was well into the afternoon before it warmed up. It has been many years since I second-guessed myself. Today was the first time in a while I sat and thought why did I choose to take this cold journey?

It is almost 10 years since I broke that pattern of second-guessing myself. I remember listening to an old Travis Tritt song “No More Looking Over Your Shoulder” and made it my motto.

So often, when faced with a struggle or a hardship, many entrepreneurs will start to second-guess the choices they have made. They will start to look over their shoulders at what life could have been, where they would be if they just stayed at that secure job.

I am reminded of the old saying I once heard from a preacher: “The grass is always greener on the side you water most.” You see, life or business will always throw in a curve or two. You have to face them by devoting time and effort to planning around the unexpected and keep moving forward.

Yes, I could have very easily just turned around and headed back home. I could have changed my mind about going to this seminar I am going to attend. I could have just taken the easy way and taken a flight, rented a car. But something inside me said I needed to take this journey on my bike. Just like my business, there was a reason I needed to take the journey, needed to make it happen.

I finished yesterday by talking about setting yourself up for success. It’s a wonderful principle I learned in my years of working for Starbucks. Before I started this journey I planned it out. I knew what towns I was going to be in, where I would be staying and why I was staying there before I left home.

You see to be successful at reaching my goal in Los Angeles on the motorcycle in the month of March when the weather is unpredictable, I had to hit smaller goals each day. Then I had to set up places to stop for fuel, for food. If I had not planned those stops out before I left, then as I hit the hours of riding in the cold, I would not have had a goal to reach for. And, when you don’t have a goal to work toward, that makes it too easy to just give up and turn back.

If you want to succeed in your journey, your business or your life, then, just like a road trip, you have to set yourself up to make it past those things that would cause you to want to turn back when it’s too cold, too hot, or the roads are rough. You must set yourself up for success, because all those things are going to come at you when you’re on the journey.

You business is just like my RockStar Road Trippin’: you need to set yourself up for success. So how will you do this on your journey?

RockStar  Tim Gillette I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, find what you love to do and become highly profitable doing it. Are you ready to make changes to rock your 2013?

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coffee regular Did you ever wonder what makes someone one day suddenly seem like they are successful? Many times when talking to people you have not seen for years then one day meeting up with them say, “Wow, what is your secret?”

My wife tells me these stories over and over again with the people she helps with Weight Watchers. People come into the program and six months or a year later old friends see them and wonder if it was not just some instant thing they did that brought them success.

You hear stories of people who make hundreds of attempts to get their books published, the stories of hundreds of meetings to get one product launched. Over and over again I am reminded of the story of Thomas Edison and his creation of the light bulb. He failed repeatedly but he just kept trying and trying to figure it out.

When you are planning to become an entrepreneur, or in the planning process of getting ready to start your new business idea, or maybe planning to reinvent your business, today’s topic is one thing that is needed. That is to be consistent; you must keep doing things over and over again to find the pattern that will make your plan successful. It’s just like those people who put daily, weekly and monthly effort into the program of Weight Watchers to make changes in their life that bring them long-term success.

You must keep going; success is a long-term thing. You do not become successful with out planning, and working on the steps to make that plan successful. You must do this over and over again until you are successful and when you slip, you mustn’t give up.

What processes do you need to build into a habit to build success in your business, or life?

Here is your Call to Action:

What are five daily habits you can put into your daily life to make your business planning successful?

What weekly events should you be doing to build a consistent track record to have success in your business?

Have you written down a commitment to yourself to perform these habits and tasks that will lead to your success?

RockStar  Tim Gillette 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 change and make 2013 rock?

Do You Have Your Priorities Straight?

eagle flying Think of an eagle. We all love to see a beautiful eagle fly. It is our national bird and nothing says freedom of the skies more than watching an eagle fly. Lately many have said that of other birds, but it takes just one time watching the bald eagle fly to admit it just says freedom.

Do you know the story of how the eagle learns to fly for the first time? Now, I have heard it only takes one time for this to happen. The mother eagle flies up really high, carrying the baby on her back and just lets it go to fall to the ground.

It is said that that baby eagle will fall and fall, but the mother bird never worries as the baby opens its wings and learns to fly that first time it is dropped.

Many think that is the way it happens with the entrepreneur, that they are just pushed and pushed by a company to learn all the great things from the corporate world, or from their parents or family. They learned the tools of being an entrepreneur, then were released to just find their wings and take off like that eagle.

Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to being an entrepreneur. I work with so many who want to succeed, and they ask me time and time again what the secret is. It’s as if they think it’s a formula that is just put together like they are used to having when working at a job.

This week we will cover the idea of planning to become an entrepreneur and today I will tell you that you must have priorities in place to get started. I never advise someone to just leave a job; I tell them to work to make it happen by making a plan.

One of the first things I do with my coaching clients is go over the money, beginning with the responsibilities they have already committed to. They must plan to take care of these things before taking that jump. The truth about that jump is there is no net; you must create your own net.

What are your priorities? What are you responsible for that you must take care of before you can take that jump to live the dream life you want?


  1. Make a list of what it takes to move from where you are to where you want to go.
  2. Make a list of the things you can cut from your life to make this move with the least amount of pain.
  3. Think about what you are willing to lose to make this success happen.

Get ready for a week of planning to be a successful entrepreneur.

RockStar  Tim Gillette  I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, love what you do on the path to success. Get ready to make 2013 rock.

Plan to be a Responsible Entrepreneur

In the past month I have spent time on the phone with my coaches. One is working with me to make changes to take this business to the next level. With my other coach, we discussed ideas for joint ventures in 2013.

I was surprised when we started talking about joint ventures to find out that she was planning out her 2014. She had most of her ventures planned for 2013 already. I know many just read that and asked, “Who has business planned out that far?”

I wanted to take this week and create a theme of the responsibilities of an entrepreneur. Many of us think of the entrepreneur as that person who is free to do what they want; they do not have to schedule; they get to do what they want when they want.

Well I want to share this week the five things that responsible entrepreneurs need to do. The first thing is they must be planners. They have most of the year planned out; they have direction; they know where they want to go. They plan to make their goals come true. They are prepared when people ask questions to say “yes” or “no” based on the plans they have made.

If you are a responsible entrepreneur and want your business to be around this time next year you should have plans. My other coach teaches to have a two-year plan for your business if you wish to be successful.

How far ahead have you planned? What are your plans to be successful in the next two years? Today’s challenge is to write out a plan for your next year. Do you need help in getting your plan right for the next year? If you do, we can help. Sign up for one of our RockStarSuccess101 events.

I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do. Are you ready to make changes needed to become the RockStar in your world?

The Root of All That is Evil

money the root of all evil There is a story that has helped me push and push my mindset to change. We’ve probably all heard the misquoted bible verse growing up: “Money is the root of all evil.” If you say that enough times you will believe that lie.

You see, that is what I heard when I was young and no matter how many times someone tried to change the saying, the mindset that was put into me would override it and I would only hear it the way I learned it. The actual quote is: “The LOVE of money is the root of all evil.” But many people will stay broke because some well-meaning pastor or preacher miss-quoted that verse by a few words and it stuck in the mind.

Today is the last part of this week’s theme of the Five M’s I used to create a system for success. Music started our week out as I get motivated from music and songs; then movies, which help me to find stories to train my mind to success. Riding my motorcycle is another motivator, as well as the motivational industry of reading and programs to get us to work on ourselves. Then today we close out with money.

Today is Black Friday and many people will be out in the shopping malls because of this last M. Yes we are talking about Money; no matter what system you are working on to improve a business you must make money to be a business. No, this blog is not you needing to be rich or striving to be wealthy, but think of this: if you create a system that gives you more money what could you do with the money?

Money was a draw as it’s needed to buy food, a home, to pay for those things that help me live my lifestyle. So what are you doing to get the money in your life that you need? Use the money as a way to plan the life you want to live. Once you choose your lifestyle then you get to design your system to reach it.

I hope this week gives you some insight into why I created my Rocker Life Coach system to motivate and change my life for success. If you need more information on how you can use this system to change your life, send us a note on the contact page.

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 do what it takes to be the RockStar in your world?

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