What makes success happen?
A lot! But today we’re going behind the scenes with someone who embodies success and is bringing phenomenal content to help you create success in your own business.
Small business owners who are doing more than one thing have a unique challenge. I’ve become a firm believer in Jeff Hoffman’s Gold Medal philosophy, because it truly makes sense! It’s better to do one thing than 10 things half assed. But! It is possible to do multiple things successfully, which is where this interview comes into play.
Jon is an author, a speaker, and a business coach all in one. His podcast, Think Business, is all about creating the Think Big movement and Jon is all about getting people unstuck. But I’ll let him explain what it means to get somebody “unstuck.”
Getting somebody unstuck is actually a simple concept.
I work with C-Level Execs and business leaders, managers, and salespeople. Typically, they get to a certain level and can’t figure out how to get to the next step. Often, they fall into the level of consciousness that got them to where they are, but can’t figure out how to get to the next level of success.
What I do is go in, assess their situation, and find the small changes that will help them get over that blockade and get unstuck from that level of business. I give them tools to move forward that they can’t see because of being stuck in that level of consciousness, but that are easy to implement and right in front of their noses.
Ultimately, I help people see and implement the obvious and simple ways to continue reaching an even higher level of potential.
Awesome! How did you get started on this particular niche? Because it wasn’t where you necessarily started at the very beginning of your business life, and getting people unstuck is a very specific niche! There are people like me who come alongside already growing businesses, but working with people who have been bumping against a glass ceiling for years and taking them through it is unusual.
So how did you land on this kind of coaching and how did you find this niche?
Funnily enough, it feels like it’s always been a part of me, y’know?
I started an internet company when I got out of college, where we successfully kept things going for a while. Then I ended up in commercial real estate and was a broker for six years, where I grew my office and became a manager for the next six years. And ultimately I ended up restructuring a 50 year old company. But it’s always been a part of me.
Wherever I’ve been, I felt the gift to be able to get into the nuance of things and work in the cracks that everybody else seemed to be missing. Wherever I was, I would always see and hear things that were different from everyone else.
In a sense, I’m just doing what I’ve always felt like I was gifted to do. At 18 I wanted to write books, coach people, do keynotes, and now I’m pursuing those things with the part of me that has always been there. It’s always been my end goal somehow, and I intuitively learned what it was I wanted to do and then went after it.
Let’s dig into the podcast aspect of this. Because you run a successful podcast and a successful coaching business, and a lot of people have the idea that they’re ancillary. To an extent they are, because they’re both about training businesses, but they are really two distinct business models. Did you always have the goal to run a podcast? How did you land on doing that?