David and Joshua Specht share life lessons, successes, failures, and everything in between
I find your lack of commitment disturbing
What has got 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast host Joshua Specht “almost ready to swear”? It has to do with him and co-host David Specht talking about getting people to commit.
Have you committed to the goal you set last week? Why or why not? Let the father and son duo dive into how a commitment is merely a decision that above all else, you’re going to stay the course.
Your generational lesson: Commitment doesn’t mean having everything figured out, it’s knowing you can’t stay where you are now, so you decide to take the next step.
“Commitment” is a promise, a sequence of choices to act on something for yourself, or someone else, and not stray from it.
How do people hype up their promise one day and then lose motivation almost the next?
Failure happens because a new commitment seems easily attainable. The problem is when that commitment requires you to continue the process.
If you want to commit, you have to build yourself up, it doesn’t mean doing it right away.
Car salespeople are taught to not let the customer leave the lot, and seize upon their impulse to commit. But, if that car gets repossessed then it’s a failure of the salesperson because he/she shouldn’t have sold you the car knowing you don’t have the finances for it.
When helping someone commit, realize it’s about them. You have to meet them where they are and mitigate as many negatives as possible…but having the right mindset is essential.
Helping someone navigate commitment means letting them know that life change is not easy, you are going to be with that person every step of the way, but not letting them commit until he/she is ready.
Communicate your commitment and goal to the important people in your life so they can hold you accountable. And, you have to be okay with being called on your failings and failure to follow through.
But know that when you take a stand based on a commitment, you will lose certain people in your life. And, that is okay, but if they can’t support you then they get limited access to you and your life.
Quit making New Year's Resolutions
Ring in the New Year with the 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast! You father and son hosts, David and Joshua Specht, talk about how to show up differently in 2022 versus 2021.
The pair rip apart the notion of a New Year’s Resolution and discuss how to rebuild it in the form of a goal that can inspire you to better yourself and those depending on you.
Your generational lesson: A resolution is nothing more than a wish. Set a goal instead because it has a backbone with a deadline and necessary milestones.
Resolutions suck. That’s probably why we never achieve them.
But why? Because resolutions are vague.
So, change your New Year’s Resolutions into goals. A goal has effective steps on how to reach them.
Break it down into a deadline with benchmarks to hit along the way. Change your environment to hit the goal, not change yourself to achieve the resolution.
You can have the same goal as last year, but the vehicles to get there may have changed since last year.
For example: We cannot count on our society returning to the way things were prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses change their goals and pivot to accomplish it. That means having to supplement your pay by developing new revenue streams.
Make sure your goals have an impact on your family. It applies good pressure by creating a sense of responsibility to not let them down.
If you show up for people or a cause bigger than yourself, you’ll succeed more often than not.
Here are some action steps to achieve that New Year’s Goal:
Have a goal that you physically write down.
Set a deadline and put them on/in your calendar.
Break your goal down into as many small tasks.
Know that a goal takes time and is not a straight line.
Recognize it’s all about progress.
What the health? Talking COVID, vaccine, priorities
This week’s 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast hosts, David and Joshua Specht, ask, “What the Health?” and tackle the vaccine issue.
The father and son duo don’t answer whether you should or shouldn’t get the COVID-19 vaccination, but they look at it from the underlying health issue to see how the right health decisions can help you no matter where you stand on getting the shot.
Your generational lesson: If you couple a healthy lifestyle with the vaccine or not getting the vaccine, the outcomes will be better than if you don’t put the proper nutrition in your body.
Your Gen. X Advice: There is no medical solution to a lack of health. You can’t medicate yourself to health.
Your Gen. Z Advice: You need to make a decision about the future of your health, and/or remind yourself of your motivation to stay healthy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that health matters now more than it ever has. The lack of health is shutting down businesses and keep kids out of school. This entire pandemic can be overcome, but something else will come along if we don’t prioritize health as a society.
Underlying health issues are crucial when it comes to dealing with COVID, and there are issues you can control. For example, David started a program with his wife and the pair lost 180 lbs. combined.
Whether you get the vaccine or not, overall healthiness sets you up to deal with and come back from diseases like COVID-19 more quickly. That is why we need to do everything possible so that our bodies can withstand this disease, to the best of its ability.
People who take care of themselves, do things that boost their immune system. A lot of the adverse effects of COVID coincides with an unhealthy lifestyle.
You can do that by finding a community that holds you accountable and offers support for you to make healthy decisions. Be open and honest about your choices.
And you need to have the strength to stay committed to your health — that means making the harder, more expensive choices that positively impact your health.
Make a decision already!
This week’s 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast sees father and son hosts, David and Joshua Specht, coaching you on how not to be paralyzed by making a decision.
Any big decision in your life will cause discomfort and tension as well as sacrifices, but growth and progress doesn’t happen without making a decision. David and Josh will share their stories about major decisions in their lives to help you take that leap.
Your generational lesson: Make a decision with what you want to be in mind, don’t go into a decision without a purpose. Then act on that decision.
Your Gen. X Advice: You have to make the decision AND THEN take the action that leads you into your purpose. It takes a lot of intestinal fortitude to go against the grain.
Your Gen. Z Advice: At the end of the day, decisions are on you. Whether you’re a young adult trying to figure things out or a grown adult changing your life, you have to make tough, unexpected decisions.
Josh made major decisions in his early life — he decided not to attend college without a goal. He then decided to enter the workforce and head up a cell phone and electronics repair business, before deciding to learn how to manage a newspaper.
Although the further he gets along from graduating high school, he moves further away from actually going to college. But after running a business for four years, he learned more than he would have getting a business degree from a college.
In the end, he’s incredibly thankful he chose this path, because he saw so many people go into college because they felt forced to, without a purpose, and washed out. Now, they’re where he was after high school.
For David, his generation was expected to go to college. Most of his peers would get a degree, work decades for a large company, then retire. He learned early on in his college career that he wasn’t a fit for college and to avoid his father’s wrath, he then decided to join the Air Force.
Those lessons taught him skills he would need in the workforce and gave him a platform to enter the workforce, where he would later decide to start and lead his own businesses.
His second decision came when his health suffered. He chose to eat food he couldn’t stand at first, but over time that food became more tolerable until he liked all those foods he hated. He then lost well over 100 lbs, got off medicine, and took control of his life.
Learn more about their motivations and tips for deciding how to make your own Decision.
Don't be an "Ask-hole"
Do you have a friend who is constantly consumed with drama and wants your advice but ignores it? Do you have an employee who asks 1 million questions about their job, but never has a solution?
Then you, my friend, have an Ask Hole.
In this week’s 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast, David and Joshua Specht apply their generational knowledge to help you deal with Ask Hole friends and coworkers.
Your generational lesson: It’s okay to ask questions, but Ask Holes who constantly ask and don’t heed advice require straight forwardness on your answer, limited access to you and your bandwidth, training and assessment, and possibly even termination.
Your Gen. X Advice: You can’t have Ask Holes that require micromanaging in your business because then you will never scale beyond your current situation.
Your Gen. Z Advice: To help the Ask Hole who constantly asks questions for every minor detail, you have to put it back on them and ask, “What would you do?”
Trying to legitimately help an Ask Hole and having your advice ignored, or even seeing them do the exact opposite, is infuriating. Here are steps to avoid the frustration that comes with Ask Holes:
Shut it down — If the Ask Hole doesn't take your advice, you have to shut them down. You gave your best input and if they don’t acknowledge it, then you have to save your mental brain power. Be straightforward without being rude — If the Ask Hole won’t heed your advice, you have to tell them not to waste your time by repeatedly asking the same question and not accepting your answer. Are they really an Ask Hole? — Every business has some specific things to it that requires knowledge, so it takes seven interactions to assess whether they really don’t know or are an Ask Hole. Train your people — Tell the Ask Hole you don’t need questions, you need solutions. You’re not asking them to have all the answers, but they need to exhaust all other options and be open to your solution before asking. Are you an Ask Hole? — If you’re the Ask Hole, you need to step back, take the time to think things through, and trust yourself to have the confidence to solve problems. It’s okay to ask questions, but at some point you need to start building your own knowledge and creating your own solutions.
Protecting the environment; it's not what you think
This episode of the 2 Per-Specht-ives Podcast has father and son hosts, David and Joshua Specht, crossing the generational divide to discuss the importance of creating a positive work environment.
The pair dive into how work environments affect morale and productivity, how to change your environment for the better, and even what that means in a post COVID-19 pandemic world.
Your generational lesson: You can change your environment by finding out what is important to you, creating daily routines, removing obstacles, and being consistent in effort.
Your Gen. X Advice: Setting an environment isn’t a switch you flip, it’s a process. And, understand that process can change over time.
Your Gen. Z Advice: Create a routine, because your routine is what creates your attitude. By creating a routine in your environment, it helps to make that environment more welcoming.
Your environment around you has an affect on not only your morale and productivity but the people around you or in your workplace.
That can mean what you have on your shelves in your office and seeing weeds growing around the building outside to atmosphere like sounds and smells permeating your business.
People get stuck in their own environment and that can limit your progress, and the more you’re in the same environment, the less you notice the flaws.
You should want to have an environment that creates a sense of momentum, that gives the impression that things are happening. Changing your workplace environment is about being strategic to give that sense of forward momentum.
Life is not about what happens to us, but how we see it. It is all about a right perspective. If we change the way we see things, we change. This podcast can definitely help us. Keep it going!
Great topics and the different perspectives add a real richness to this helpful show!
Great and simple
So many of us are held hostage by how “complex” we are convinced change and growth can be. I love this show because how David breaks down goals and growth into simple, achievable steps!