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.

Let’s Get It Started In Here

That’s right. It’s Thursday and late last night we got back home from our days of driving. It’s time to get started from the home front, fired up and ready to rock. But like any new goal or dream that you are in pursuit of guess what comes with it?

So we were about 200 miles from home last night and we stopped to get gas one more time – the last fill-up after more than 3,000 miles of driving. As I was about to climb back into the truck, I reached in my back pocket to get the keys out and my phone, which I almost never put in my back pocket, fell out. Well, I’m faced with my first challenge. I have to head to the Apple store and get a new glass screen put on my phone.

After it happened, for the first 30 minutes of driving I spent the time worried about how I did it, trying to replay the incident in my mind like I could go back in time and keep it from happening. Then I realized one thing I tell people repeatedly is when you get that big goal, that big dream, you will also be handed a big challenge. This is not that big of a challenge as I’ve broken an iPhone screen before. But still, it distracted me from my important goal of taking charge after last week’s RockStar Boot Camp.

When challenges come up, most people start to face and focus on the challenge and lose focus on the dream (and for most it’s a much bigger challenge than this). This is why so many never reach the dreams or goals they want in life. We are always focused on the problem not the solution and the life beyond the solution. In this case, the solution was easy. But I’d already given the problem – an accidental dropping of my phone – enough time to divert my attention for several hours from the plans I’m making to achieve the dreams and goals I have.

I’m home now and the party is going to get started. I was so excited last night, poor Gwynne was falling asleep listening to me tell all that I learned. So, get ready world. It’s time to get it started in here.

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 you dream started, don’t let your focus be diverted by obstacles, and soon you will be the RockStar in your world.

Are you Ready to ROCK?

Good Monday morning to you. I’m headed back to Texas after an awesome time spent with one of my personal mentors, Craig Duswalt, at his RockStar Marketing Boot Camp in Los Angeles. I had to drive almost three days to get here and it will take us almost three days to get back, but it was worth every minute.

Last week’s topic was devoted to my five top mentors and I told that I have met some of them in person or have had email contact with them. One of the problems we sometimes experience when we meet people we admire in person is that they don’t live up to our expectations. That happens because these people have meant so much us, have been responsible for great things in our lives but in reality, they are just people and not the perfect people we’ve made them out to be in our minds.

In this case, though, my time spent with Craig was some of the most meaningful of my professional life. My connection with what Craig is doing is stronger than ever and what he has contributed to my personal dream – to Rocker Life Coach – has got me as excited as I’ve been since I started this business. It’s great to be able to say this because you always want your mentors to shine as brightly in person as they do in your mind.

Even more exciting is life, I leave a marketing seminar but share family time an events for my ride home. I didn’t ride the motorcycle this time so I could take a car road trip this time with my future father in law. Memories with friends and family are worth more then money.

I’m beginning the trip back to Texas in the morning. I’ve been traveling with Gwynne’s father and we will stop in Phoenix to see his sister as well as making a detour through Albuquerque to visit a winery Gwynne was excited about after her recent trip there. And during the whole ride home, I’ll be thinking about how to apply all the great things I’ve learned to the next stage in Rocker Life Coach. And, of course, I’ll be sharing with you what I’ve learned so you, my faithful readers, can go along for the ride.

In September, Gwynne and I will be attending the Rock Star Marketing Boot Camp together. Craig’s wife is part of the event and one of the things that seeing them working together reinforced to me is how fortunate we are to find people to partner with us who share our dreams and will support us in achieving them. As soon as I get home, I’m going to start working, with my partner, Gwynne, to apply all the great things I’ve learned as we continue working together to build Rocker Life Coach.

Stay tuned. This is going to rock!

I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live the life you dream of, love what you do and the people you share your life with. Now is the time to become a RockStar in your world.

On the Road Again

Last night my daughter and I were driving the car to an event and we were talking about the worries in life, how she could get past those things that seem to hold onto her from the past, how to deal with anxiety about the future. So we looked at the very road we were on and decided to use that as the metaphor for life and what she was dealing with.

Did you ever notice that when we get to thinking about the future we can become so worried about what is coming ahead that we forget the very gift we have right in front of us? The Present. Here in Dallas, many of the highways have six lanes of traffic, three in each direction. Then we have a feeder or access road that runs along side of it, usually another four to six lanes – two to four in each direction. We discussed how if you have three lanes headed in the same direction you usually have three different types of people that are riding. In the right lane there are people who are slower, for whatever reason, maybe just going from one short exit to another. The middle lane has people who are just cruising along about average speed. Then you have the far left lane of people who are more in a hurry and seem to be passing everyone.

In life, we can relate to our success the same way traffic is moving. If you are headed towards a goal or destination in life you can choose the speed you can travel. You can choose if you want to take the fast lane or the slow lane. You determine if you are headed towards the goal, if you are on the highway in the right direction towards success. You determine what the keys are for the road to success.

While we were traveling last night, we talked about the signs telling us what roads or exits were coming up and how, if you looked up to read a sign, the further away it is the harder to see, you find that when you take your eyes off the road and try to focus on the sign you may lose focus on your driving and not see a car you’re coming up on or other obstacle.

If you keep turning around to see what signs or roads you miss, you are not focused on the direction you are headed. If you are looking around, enjoying the ride (as we were in the middle lane) with space between you and the car in front of you, then you can be more relaxed as you drive. If you take the fast lane and just race to get where you are going you may miss your exit, or miss something important in life.

If you take the slow lane when you prefer driving faster, you could end up becoming frustrated if someone slows your progress (after all, we all want to control our own progress). If you took the feeder road to get there you would have to deal with a few stoplights, some slower traffic, maybe even a back up or two at a busy intersection. But if your goal was to enjoy the journey, as Gwynne and I do on our bike trips (every now and then she sees something interesting and wants to stop and check it out) on the feeder road you can do that.

In our case I knew what exit I had to get off at; I knew how far ahead it was, and could enjoy the drive. If we plan things out, get to know what the area is on our journey to success, then we will be able to go at what pace we want, and enjoy the here and now. Last night was the biggest “ah ha” moment on the trip. I don’t have to be anxious about the road ahead; I know where I’m going and if I didn’t know for certain, they usually give you signs two miles before your exit, giving you time to get yourself in position, or in the right lane to exit in time.

How does this story apply to tools of success? You cannot control the past because it is behind you. In your life if you are still focused on the road you already traveled you are wasting a great gift of the present. In life you can get a clue to what might be coming up, but we all know things change so there will always be some things that are unexpected. But we can watch for the signs. In the road of life there are signs that point you in the direction you need to go. If you look at your past you can see where you came from and then compare it to your future, if the road looks bumpy, change your course. Watch for the signs to get you to the right exit.

We all want success in our lives; we are all on a road to success. Some are still sitting on the ramp with a car in park wondering why it’s so hard to steer. Some keep putting the car in reverse trying to fix the past, and some are too anxious about where the future will take them. Set goals for your future; watch for the signs; take the middle lane and enjoy the ride. Every now and then, take a side journey and see what life has to offer. You will be surprised at the gems you find on the side of your road of life.

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. Enjoy the journey to the destination. That is what being the RockStar in your world is all about.

Life is Like a Roller Coaster Ride

On the road again, headed to Phoenix Az in the August heat, boy is that a fun trip. It reminds me of living life like a roller coaster, while the roads I take are more highways than this one in Ut. I was thinking while headed out about some points about life and why its like a roller coaster ride.

1.  There is always a line. Did you ever notice that when you go to the amusement park the good rides have a sign at the beginning of the line? It tells you how much longer the wait is from where you’re standing. When you’re a time-sensitive person like me, you notice those signs. Well in life some of the best things require a little patience. Think of two things in your life now that you rushed to get to and found they were not all you were hoping for. Then think of something that you waited for, you took the time to plan, to look for the right deal, to set yourself up for success to get it. Think of the joy in your life when you finally got that thing you waited for. Was it not more rewarding to get something you deserved, that you worked for? Think back to the thing you forced too quickly, that you pushed too hard and later found that, with a little research, you could have gotten a better deal or found it was not what you wanted after all, before you committed to it. It’s a very different feeling, isn’t it?

2.  You need momentum. One of the first things that was listed in the Jones View 10 reasons is that a roller coaster starts with big drop that provides the momentum for the rest of the ride. Well, in life it is often an uphill climb to get to the big drop that gives you the momentum to make it up and down the rest of the hills, to keep you moving when life throws you a few curves. That big drop in the beginning of the ride is what will get you through all of those things in life. It’s needed and if you start without it, you could end up at a dead stop in the middle of the tracks. Imagine having to get out of that car on your roller coaster ride, to push those cars all the way to the end. Now take a good hard look at your goals right now. Did you have the right amount of momentum or are you back to forcing your way to get to those goals? Imagine if you got the right amount of momentum to get going first. That would make the entire journey fun no matter the ups the downs or the curves that life gave you.

3.  Life is better shared with a friend. Think of riding that entire ride all by yourself. Many people in life do that, and to some it would be fun. But to most of us the thrill of the screams and reactions from others as they felt the joy of the turns and the scary bumps is what makes it fun for us as well. Now imagine going through the ride with one of your closest friends. Each day at the end of my blog, I tell you to “love what you do and those you share your life with.” It’s for one reason: at the end of life you never heard anyone say “I wish I’d spent more time at my job” or “I wish I’d spent more time alone.” So many times we hear instead “I wish I’d spent more time with my spouse, my kids, my best friend.” Or, “I wish I had reconnected in life with my high school buddy.” This brings me to the final point today.

4.  Both life and the ride go very fast and don’t last long enough. Enjoy what you have in life. Yes, you are going to have to do things in this life that you don’t like to do. To reach your goals in life you will have downhill parts, uphill parts, curves and long straightaway’s. But enjoy the little things, for with all of this, life keeps moving. As the movie character Ferris Bueller put it, “Life moves very fast. If you don’t stop every now and then and look around you’re going to miss it.” I wonder what Ferris is doing now? Do you think if they made a movie of Ferris today he would be a cool relaxed dude in his 40s? Or an uptight manager of a law firm, or real estate firm, or other fast-paced business? Everyone in life has goals. If you talked to the 95-year-old, they have a goal to make it to 96. It’s never long enough. My partner’s uncle recently lost his father, who had turned 100 last fall. At his 100th birthday party, he raised his glass in a toast and said “The first hundred years were so much fun, I’ve decided I’d like another hundred.”

Take these four steps with you today to get back to the basics of life. No matter where you go there are basic lessons to learn in reaching your RockStar goals. It takes building solid daily habits that are focused on achieving your goal. It takes patience, like waiting for the time to get on the ride. It takes a build-up of momentum to get you through the ups and downs to reach the goal. Enjoy It with those you love, enjoy the ride while it lasts because it never seems to last long enough.

Tim GilletteTim Gillette is the Creator of The Rock’N’Roll Keys to Business Success, using music, motorcycles and mentorship to create Entrepreneurs who lead. To find out more about upcoming webinars sign up here .  Free Online Training that Rocks

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