Inside Strategic Coach is a practical resource for entrepreneurs, or anyone with a growth mindset. Hosts Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller share breakthrough insights, educational success stories, and insider know-how, gained from working with thousands of successful business owners, worldwide.
Why Gratitude Is Critical For A Growth Mindset
Entrepreneurs have more to be grateful for than most people who experience business success. In this episode, guest host Gord Vickman and business coach Dan Sullivan share entrepreneur ideas about all there is to appreciate about running your own business.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:* How it benefits team members to free up the entrepreneur.* A way to start fresh every day.* Where all of Dan’s gratitude starts.* How to ensure every meeting is positive.* The only accurate way to measure progress.* How AI has changed the podcast production process.Show Notes:Entrepreneurs tend to be a lot more grateful for their work lives than people who haven't created their own companies.You can’t be complaining and grateful at the same time.If you’re saying you’re excited about something, it’s implicit in that that you’re grateful for it.Strategic Coach clients use Coach thinking tools in their personal lives as well as their work lives.The entrepreneurial instinct starts before age ten.Entrepreneurially minded people know that money is the key to gaining independence.A lot of entrepreneurs are trying to escape from their beginnings.Negative experiences can be uniquely valuable for you if they lead to course corrections.Everything we're grateful for is because we appreciate the value of it.If you measure your progress against the ideal, you eliminate all the value of what you’ve achieved.Resources:The Positive Focus® (https://resources.strategiccoach.com/mindset/the-positive-focus-2)Unique Ability® (https://uniqueability.com/)The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan (https://store.strategiccoach.com/store/products/256)Strategic Podcasts (https://resources.strategiccoach.com/podcasts)The Impact Filter™ (https://resources.strategiccoach.com/goal-setting-and-success-habits/the-impact-filter)
The Transformation Trilogy: Your Road Map To Entrepreneurial Success
Dan Sullivan and guest co-host Gord Vickman explore the innovative conceptswithin the Transformation Trilogy and the collaboration behind their success.Discover the driving force behind Dan's creation of Who Not How, The Gap And The Gain, and 10x Is Easier Than 2x, as he shares personal anecdotes, inspiration, and insights gained along the way. He also delves into the evolution of these books, their impact on entrepreneurs worldwide, and the invaluable lessons you can apply to your own successful journey.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:* The people Dan needed to meet in order for these books to happen.* How Dan realized his three major market books were a trilogy.* Feedback Dan’s gotten from clients about the Transformation Trilogy.* Possible plans for more major market books based on Coach concepts.Show Notes:Work always takes the time that’s allotted for it.Life is taking advantage of everything that wasn’t planned.Dan first had the idea for books as something to assist and support what the other Strategic Coach coaches were doing.Recognizing that consumers want to get information very quickly, Dan came up with the 60-minute book format.When Dan was 70, he committed to putting out one book every quarter for the next 25 years.There’s now a 10-person team around Dan on the Strategic Coach quarterly book project.The origin of every Strategic Coach thinking tool is Dan asking entrepreneurs a question about their experience.Everything in the Strategic Coach Program and the way the company is run is a function of equipping people with thinking tools to improve their entrepreneurial life.The number one rule governing the Strategic Coach universe is free Dan up to focus on what he does best.Resources:Who Not How (https://whonothow.com/)The Gap and the Gain (https://gapandgainbook.com/) 10x Is Easier than 2x (https://10xeasierbook.com/)The Transformation Trilogy (https://private.strategiccoach.com/store/products/521)
Can You Guess The One Thing Holding Entrepreneurs Back From 10x Business Growth?
Every entrepreneur would love to go 10x. So what’s holding them back? In this episode, business coaches Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller share the mindset you need to experience major business growth.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:* The incorrect way that most people interpret 10x.* How you can learn about going 10x from looking at your past.* Why people are currently experiencing 10x greater growth very easily.* How to think of 10x in terms of entrepreneurial freedoms.Show Notes:The world is progressing on the basis of new tools, new technologies, and new opportunities. We’ve all gone 10x many times in our lives. It’s useful for entrepreneurs to look at how they’ve grown within the framework of their entrepreneurial lives. You can look at massive growth as a series of 10x jumps. If you don’t have a deadline for it, it’s only a wish. Entrepreneurs don’t drive themselves crazy with their goals, they drive themselves crazy with their deadlines. Money you make can be good or bad depending on the activity and who is writing you the check. The four entrepreneurial freedoms are freedom of time, money, relationship, and purpose. All entrepreneurs seek the freedom to focus on whatever they want to focus on. Looking ahead doesn’t tell you how to go 10x. Change is a natural part of being an entrepreneur.Resources:10x Is Easier Than 2x by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin HardyThe Four Freedoms (https://resources.strategiccoach.com/the-multiplier-mindset-blog/unlocking-entrepreneurial-freedom-the-four-phases-of-the-freedom-cycle)The Self-Managing Company by Dan Sullivan
How To Spot The Copycat Among Creative Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs often need to be creative to have a profitable business. What do you do when you aren’t a creative person? In this episode, business coaches Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller talk about the “why” and “how” of imitating other people in order to achieve business success.Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:* Why we imitate other people’s performance.* The reason Dan never attends workshops by other coaches.* How real creativity involves grafting.* How uses of technology can be a step back instead of a step forward.Show Notes:There are two timeless ways of learning and improving yourself: imitating other people's performance, and repetition.Humans are the only species that can use their brains to access the uniqueness of other people's brains.We all imitate other people, whether we like to admit it or not.If you're creative, and you come across someone who's more creative, you imitate, but at a certain point, you make it your own.What an imitating person does, and for how long they do it, tells you whether they're just an imitator or whether they're creative.If you appreciate someone else’s skills, you can translate them into your own world.Creative people can be polarizing.You create a new capability using vision and obstacles.The combination of two people’s uniqueness creates something brand new.People who imitate but aren’t creative are stealing.In a world of AI imitation, creative people are going to get wildly more creative to differentiate themselves from robots.Resources:Unique Ability® (https://uniqueability.com/)Your Life As A Strategy Circle by Dan Sullivan
Surprising Business Lessons About "Busy" Entrepreneurs
A lot of people go to great lengths to always appear busy. But should you really see being busy as a badge of honor? In this episode, Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller explain why the answer is “no.”Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:* What busy people are really after.* How busy people are actually wasting energy.* How to achieve results more easily using teamwork.* Why there’s a real cost for entrepreneurs who are focused on being busy.Show Notes:People try to establish their value by always being busy.Being busy has nothing to do with any kind of results.As results oriented people get better at what they do, they achieve their desired results by being less busy.Depending on the rules you set up in your company, either being busy or achieving results will be rewarded.Busy people see it as dangerous to not be seen on any workday.In large bureaucracies, you get promoted on the basis of your busyness because the organization’s purpose is to be seen as busy.Entrepreneurial companies get connected to the marketplace very quickly.There’s no progress without measurement.Entrepreneurs tend to make for really lousy employees.We’re always ignorant and incapable when we start anything new.Resources:“Geometry” For Staying Cool & Calm by Dan SullivanThe Entrepreneur’s Guide To Time Management (https://resources.strategiccoach.com/time-management/entrepreneur-time-management-guide)Article: Your Business Is A Theater Production: Your Back Stage Shouldn’t Show On The Front Stage (https://resources.strategiccoach.com/the-multiplier-mindset-blog/your-business-is-a-theater-production-your-back-stage-shouldnt-show-on-the-front-stage) by Shannon WallerThe 4 C’s Formula by Dan Sullivan
Do You Have What It Takes To Be A 10x Entrepreneur?
There are major differences between regular entrepreneurs and 10x entrepreneurs. Do you know which type you are? In this episode, business coaches Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller explain what makes someone a 10x entrepreneur and reveal the best things you can do if you are one.Here’s some of what you’ll learn in this episode:* What you can tell about an entrepreneur by how they talk about their goals.* The best types of goals for entrepreneurs to have.* What makes an entrepreneur a good fit for The Strategic Coach® Program.* The entrepreneur motivation and growth mindset that mean you’ll never stop growing.* The question that gives an entrepreneur a bigger future.* How to surround yourself with other constantly growing people.Show Notes:Dreams and wishes aren’t measurable, but goals are.10x entrepreneurs constantly think, “What we have now is great, but what does it look like when it’s 10x?”The reward for going 10x is that you get to do it again.10x entrepreneurs aren’t looking for quick fixes; they’re looking to put in the work and time to get to a higher level.Over time, you get better at recognizing what’s worth your time and what isn’t.Only one out of every 400 entrepreneurs would be a good fit for The Strategic Coach Program.Status is a byproduct of capability.You only know you have greater capability if you’re getting greater results.People who are always striving for greater capability never stop growing.A person who is growth-minded might worry about outgrowing someone who isn’t growing.What makes a business complicated is the social pressure from outside of you.Resources:The 4 C’s Formula by Dan SullivanThe Entrepreneur’s Guide To 10x Growth (https://resources.strategiccoach.com/guides/the-entrepreneurs-guide-to-10x-growth)The Multiplier Mindset® Podcast (https://resources.strategiccoach.com/the-multiplier-mindset-podcast-with-dan-sullivan)
Thank you for continuing to inspire and educate
A number of years ago I had the pleasure of being involved with the Strategic Coach program and found it to be exceptional and beneficial. I expect to be back in the program in the future and find this podcast to be a reminder of the value Dan Sullivan and his team continue to bring to entrepreneurs. I especially like his attitude to continuing to grow as a person, a contributor and leader. Thank you Dan and Shannon for taking the time to share your time and your thoughts. I also really like the structure of the delivery.
Dan's nailed it
such good Stuff Dan ... i am a recovering strategic coach participant ...
and love your material all over again
warm regards to you and Babs
Can't Get Enough Dan!
Starting The Strategic Coach in January 2017. Have been consuming Dan's material for quite some time and it's very inspiring, motivating and helps to develop greater thinking in all areas of my life.
I looking forward to learning how to apply these principals in my life and applying them!