Common Client End Games

You’re in transition and looking for a high definition picture of what’s next.

You want to be a leader with avid followers.

You’re Generation Y (mid 20’s to early 30’s) and want to do big things.

You want your high potentials to act, not wait for direction.

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You want your customers to say “I’d be crazy to do business with anyone but you.”

You’re a business owner who’s tired of long hours and wants more family time.

You’ve tasted success and want more.

What’s next? You know your destiny includes a greater cause.

I have had the pleasure of working with Steve in a coaching relationship. Throughout my career I have a variety of great mentors and superiors who have given me wonderful advice and guidance but working with Steve was an incredible experience that will stay with me for a long time.

 

Everyday in business we face problems, look to set goals and look to improve both ourselves and our working environment. All to often that day-to-day becomes very repetitive and mundane and we lose an edge that keeps us moving forward and looking at things from different angles.

 

Working with Steve has changed that…He is like a pair of 3D glasses, you may be looking at the same problem, or goal you haven’t been able to attain and have looked at for a long time but Steve has the unique ability to help you see the same thing in a different way. He has a wonderful ability to see a larger picture, a move complete vision and help you look at those day-to-day issues from a fuller, deeper personal perspective. By helping you realize that to be effective you have to understand yourself as well as the goals and problems you are trying to accomplish or fix.

 

By adding this dimension and working from a position of knowledge of your own skills and motivators accomplishing tasks take on a much more attainable and personally rewarding path. Problems become challenges that can be overcome and goals become a “game” to be won. This more complete understanding makes coming to work everyday more fun, more exciting and more rewarding both from a sense of accomplishment as well as financially.

 

I would highly recommend Steve to anyone looking to make a change in how they look at their job, looking to challenge themselves to become a better professional version of them self or just to have a more complete vision of their day to day work environment and how they can be more effective.

Executive Syracuse, NY

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TIP OF THE DAY FROM STEVE BOREK:

Cause I need to move, I need to wake up… I need to change, I need to shake up. ~ Melissa Etheridge > >>When clients hire me, things start to change. Their energy is different. That’s what it’s about. Changing your energy.

Nothing gets me more pumped than giving oxygen to my client’s dormant potential.  

Desperation can cloud your thinking process. A coach can see what you can’t or aren’t willing to see.

Did you know, every week I write a blog post? Yup. Most times it’s average. Though every now and then I write something that’s pretty good. Click on the Blog tab above to check it. 

The short way is the long way and the long way is the short way.

Accept where you are at this moment. Don’t make it better nor worse. Just be honest with yourself. 

If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong. ~ Groucho Marx >>> Every day I make someone laugh. It’s who I am. My oxygen. Hearing others laugh and smile gives me life.

In what way are you different from one year ago?

I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking. ~Joan Rivers >>>What do you really want to say?

“We all are manufacturers in a way – making good, making trouble or making excuses.” ~ H. V. Adolt >>> What kind of a manufacturer are you? 

If it looks good, you’ll see it. If it sounds good, you’ll hear it. If it’s marketed right, you’ll buy it. But… If it’s real… you’ll feel it. ~ Kid Rock >>>

I’ve never sold a single coaching engagement. The prospective client enthusiastically enrolls because I’m real and they feel it.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ~ Paulo Coelho >>> What you want is on the other side of the fear wall. 

Stop shoulding all over yourself. 

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. ~Steve Jobs >>> Consistent action is the key. 

What’s holding you back?

Waiting for everything to be perfect is paralysis through analysis.

A coach helps you to get where you want to go, faster. The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. ~Confucius >>> Actions speak louder than words. Easier said than done. 

Change is one step away if you’re willing.

A coach is the mirror to your blind spots. 

Sometimes a change will do you good.

Whatever makes you weird, is probably your greatest asset. ~ ~Joss Whedon >>> What’s your weirdness? 🙂 

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful…“ Billie Mobayed 

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming Wow! What a Ride!” ~ Hunter S. Thompson 

Spinning wheels or traction? My clients live in the latter.

71% of the workforce are disengaged with their jobs. I partner with these people to find a job, career, or transition to a new business that pays the light bill and lights them up.

Goals help you create an unconscious strategy to move in the right direction. 

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important ~ Mary Kay Ash >>> Ahem. Stop looking at your electronic device.

Be patient when it seems things are not going right and may never be right again. Accept that what is yours will come to you in the right way at just the right time. ~ Iyanla Vanzant >>> Ya gotta believe! 

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure that the storm is really over. But one thing is certain, when you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm is all about. ~ Haruki Murakami 

As I pulled into the environs of Asheville, I saw a homeless person standing on a corner, holding his proverbial cardboard sign. It read, I’m dreaming of a cheeseburger. I’ve never seen a more innovative message from a floater. This man has dormant potential. Anyone that creative has the ability to turn things around. I hope he does. 

I coach 98% of clients by phone and/or Skype in a half dozen countries. What’s your endgame?

OK, keep thinking about it. At some point, you or your idea will become irrelevant. 

Meditation relaxes the mind. Until a few years ago I wasn’t a fan. Jerry Seinfeld practices Transcendental Meditation twice a day. He says it’s like your phone charger. TM gives him energy. 

Acknowledgements are gifts. How many gifts will you give today?

Where is your focus? For most it’s on what they don’t want. Where your focus lands, is where your focus expands. 

Leaders are always being watched.

Success is inevitable when the plan aligns with your who.

What’s the cost of not starting today?

Sometimes you’ve got to just get out of your own way.

The hardest part is taking the first step. Then taking another and another. Each successive step is easier than the previous one.

“Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born.” ~ Albert Einstein >>> Be more childlike; in a state of curiosity. 

“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” ~ William Blake 

“Magic happens when you tell the Universe what you want it to do for you. Miracles happen when you ask how you can be of service to the Universe.” ~ Marianne Williamson >>> Too woo woo for you? I once thought the same. No longer. Try a sip of the Woo Woo Kool-Aid. No need to gulp. 

“I write one page of masterpiece to ninety-one pages of shit. I try to put the shit in the wastebasket.” ~ Ernest Hemingway >>> Early on, this quote helped me feel more confident about my blog writing.

“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be your only sustainable competitive advantage.” ~ Arie de Geus >>> The competition isn’t standing still. What are you learning? 

When’s the last time you did something that scared you?

What’s the story you’re telling yourself? Are you describing your past or present or feeding yourself a script that will change your future?

“Loosen up; you’re not going to convince them anyway. Speeches aren’t about turning archenemies into cheering supporters. Presentations are mainly opportunities to reassure those who already agree with you that you’re a horse worth betting on” ~Tom Peters 

What’s your endgame?

Believe it then you’ll see it.

“The only way around is through.” ~ Robert Frost >>> Does it feel scary? Great. Watch what happens when you get to the other side of fear.

Everyone has dormant potential. They just don’t see it. This is where I come in. 

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” ~ Coco Chanel >>> Average is over. Set yourself apart so people notice. Otherwise you’ll blend with the masses in the land of mediocrity. 

The wider the gap between who you are and who you want to truly become, the more unhappy you’ll be.

Being authentic requires courage. Been there. I have the T-shirt. 

Does your business need buffing? Where would you begin first?

If you’re not growing you’re wasting away.

I love working with entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, etc. because they’re full of life, cooking a half dozen meals at one time.

What if your customer could look inside your business. What would they see?

You lost the deal, client, job, etc. Feeling bummed about it? Don’t waddle in the muddle too long. Otherwise, you risk not seeing the next opportunity. 

In Paul Johnson’s biography of Winston Churchill, he describes an early encounter with the Prime Minster at the age of 17 in 1946. Paul asked him what he attributed to his success. “Conservation of energy. Never stand up when you can sit down. Never sit down when you can lie down.” The Prime Minister then hopped into his limo. 

To change your results, you must change how your world is wired. What are you doing to improve your wiring?

They’ll never change! You’ve heard this or even said it to someone else. I’m in the *People * Can * Change * Business.* I see transformations happen all the time.

To crush your endgame you’ve got to be willing to commit. There is no Plan B.

Creating sustainable change in your business requires sustainable behavioral change. A qualified coach can help you with both.

When you immerse yourself in the things you love, and I mean actually love, something happens. You begin to get excited and inspired. ~ Tom Wittlin >>> Focus on clients, projects, etc. that get you jazzed! 

The best leaders I’ve known create more leaders. 

Your intuition and your intellect should be working together… making love. That’s how it works best. ~ Madeleine L’Engle >>> When was the last time your intuition and intellect had a loving moment? 

Hustle.

Is your glass half empty or half full? Whatever your answer, put it all in a bigger glass! 🙂 

Are you the orchestra leader of your own life or are you allowing society and its institutions to dictate you how to live? Are you playing by someone else’s rules or creating your own? ~ Steve Siebold, Author, FAT LOSER! Mental Toughness Book for Dieters 

Everything you want or who you desire to become begins with a choice.

Be real. There’s a reason Brad Pitt gets huge bank to be someone else. It’s hard to do. Just be yourself.

What’s your life been about? Personally? Professionally? 

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. What signs are you ignoring that can potentially cook your business like a charred hot dog? p.s. I put mustard on my hot dog. Ketchup? Sacrilegious. ;-p 

You can’t help everyone, but you can help someone.

If you’re dissatisfied with your current life, ask yourself what your current life is a metaphor for. ~ Steven Pressfield >>> Well? 

What do you want more than anything else? Are you willing to do whatever it takes to get it? 

Shine the spotlight on your team while applauding in the wings. Humility is the sign of a great leader.

People don’t resist change. They resist being changed. ~ Peter Senge >>> People also resist the work required to change. 

I admire a person who’s willing to do whatever’s necessary. ~Jack Sparrow >>> Are you willing? 

So many books, so little time.

Saying things will eventually get better is a hope strategy. How’s that workin for ya? 

The brain is neuroplastic and has the ability to change. Coaching really helps in this regard. 

Pick the day. Enjoy it – to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come… The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present – and I don’t want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future. 

Where the focus goes the focus grows. What focus seeds are you planting? 

Average is over. Be memorable to those you serve.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill >>> Keep going.

“Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it.” ~ Joyce Meyer >>> Take ownership, take action, and make it happen.

Great leaders inspire a shared vision.  

Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it. ~ Steven Pressfield >>> Like the time I danced the runway in front of hundreds of strangers to raise money for charity. Scary! But I did it! 

Keep on keepin on. You’re almost there.

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.” ~ Alan Alda >>> When’s the last time you cleaned your windows? 

Take a look at how you run your business, your life. What are you modeling for your kids? My Ahha moment during an interview with a client.

If it’s important enough, you’ll find a way. If it’s unimportant you’ll come down with excusitis: all the reasons why you can’t do it.  

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller >>> Feelings is where it’s at.

Usually, I don’t have the I Dream of Jeannie solution. Meaning, in one or two calls you’re totally transformed. Not usually the case. Change takes time.

Why not you? Huh?

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