Isaac Ludlow Series Part 8: The 3 essentials when it comes to your key people

In my hometown, I had a few mates who had ski boats, so naturally, every couple of weekends in summer we would head out for an afternoon of water skiing. Skimming across the glassy water at speed was an amazing feeling and I loved it. When I moved away from my hometown I stopped seeing those mates and I pretty much never went waterskiing after that.background-blue-clean-355808 I shared that story because it shows how much we are influenced by the people around us. For most people, our environment impacts our choices, which determines what we receive in our life.

If you are someone who wants to succeed in the area of business, then your environment – the key people around you, will have the biggest influence. To put it really simply, there are three top things you will need from your key people that will help you succeed in your business.

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The key people that you have around you is completely your choice. You can choose at any time. It may take some work to make the choice, but it is your choice.

Here are the top three things you will need from your key people:
  • An outside set of eyes

This is someone you can talk to about the everyday issues in your business, who will help you find solutions from an outside perspective.

This means you won’t get stuck on the same problems or procrastinate when you’re not sure what to do.

  • Someone to show you the strategies, tools and systems

This is someone who knows what it takes to run a successful business and will take the time to teach you the strategies, tools, and systems as well as show you how to use them. As a RaveBuild user, you have invested your time to learn how it works and how to get the most out of it. Now that you’ve done that, I’m sure you’re stoked that you have.

  • Someone to make sure you set goals and achieve them

This is someone who will make sure you know what action you need to take and will follow up to make sure you do it. The goals need to be based around the things you need to invest in to create the future business you desire, not just the day to day tasks of running your business.

Do you already have people like this in your life who provide you with these three essential things? If you do you’re very fortunate. If you don’t, then you’ll need to choose whether you’ll settle for business as it is, or lift your game and create the kind of business you do want.  

What level are you playing at? Are you an amateur or a professional?

Now you have a choice. Do you have the people in your life to give you the objective eyes, the business learning, and the accountability to move you forward already, or will you need to invest time, energy and maybe even money to get those kind of people around you?  

Are you willing to take the steps to get the people around you that you want? In my construction business, over several years I spent over $50,000 on paying to spend time with the right people who gave me the objective eyes, business learning and accountability to achieve my goals. It seemed like a lot to invest at the time, but the increased income and the increased value of the business over time gave me a return of over four times the money I invested.

You know what, the increased income was one of the least important outcomes. Most importantly, it gave me more confidence, more time with the family and more opportunities to spend my time doing the things I enjoyed the most.

If you’re looking for more time, money, and freedom to do the things you love, take the steps required to get the right people in your life.

Isaac Ludlow

Business Coach
ActionCOACH 
The World’s #1 Business Coaching Firm
Hamilton, New Zealand
Mobile: +64 27 548 3302

 

If you’d like to hear how Isaac achieved these kinds of results in his construction business or have him do a free assessment and plan with you, then get in touch using the details above and he’ll show you how.

Isaac Ludlow Series Part 7 : Investing in knowledge to guarantee a successful year

So, you’ve got a dream of how you’d like your business to look and maybe you have some goals but what is the main thing that will guarantee you the results?

Do you know what you need to do in order to guarantee you achieve your desired business success in 2019?

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People have lots of different ideas about what to invest in, but I have found there is only one thing that will guarantee you a good return. The only way to guarantee a better return is investing in knowledge, if you do it well it will provide a return for multiple generations.  

I’m not saying you won’t have to put in some hard work, but as you get better at understanding money it gets easier, and as you get better at understanding business it gets easier.

Let me ask a question – What is your goal for this year?  Whatever your goal is, maybe to double your business, think about what books you need to read, what seminars or courses do you need to take, what mentor or coach do you need to talk to, what systems do you need to put in place, to get you from where you are now to where you want to be?

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If you knew already knew what to do, you would be where you want to be. It’s a knowledge gap. Going to seminars, getting mentors or coaches, reading books, listening to audiobooks or podcasts, investing in some proven business systems (or learning how to better use the systems you already have) are some of the best ways to learn.

It takes some effort – there is a level of investment in gaining knowledge. Whatever your goals are, knowledge is the foundation for getting a massive return.

The late Business Guru Jim Rohn always said that if you want to get wealthy read a book a week. Knowledge is the key, it’s the number one investment, the best way to get lifelong success. Work out where you are now, decide what you want to achieve, then go and learn how best to do it.

You can’t get there as you are today, you need to learn more and take actions to grow into your goals.

When you try something new – before you have learnt how to do it, it’s natural to have self-doubt. But as a learner, you can achieve anything you want. Read the books, go to the seminars, do the learning, get a coach, put in the systems – whatever you need to do to get the knowledge and skills to achieve your goals.

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Isaac Ludlow

Business Coach
ActionCOACH 
The World’s #1 Business Coaching Firm
Hamilton, New Zealand
Mobile: +64 27 548 3302

In the next article, you’ll get some more awesome strategies as Isaac shares the key processes that business coaches use with their clients to build better businesses.

To book in a free 2019 strategy session – or even get a book recommendation on how to solve your business issues, contact Isaac directly at Isaacludlow@actioncoach.com

 

Tips For Getting Over The Holidays And Getting Back Into Work

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Christmas is over and the new year has begun, but the sun is still out and people are still on the beaches enjoying summer. The rest of us have to get back into work, if you are anything like me, coming back can take some re-adjusting. The first week back can be hectic, here are some back to work tips to help you get back into your groove. Continue reading “Tips For Getting Over The Holidays And Getting Back Into Work”