newinceptions.com/session39 The road to success is often not very clear. That's one of the reasons I'm in favor of having a roadmap for your business. For many, however, even having a roadmap isn't enough. Sometimes, an entrepreneur's situation is so unique, that they simply have no idea where to begin. Or other times, the journey might be going smoothly, it's just that it isn't going fast enough for the goals that they have.
For me, my major problem was getting over my paralysis by analysis. I'm glad I finally started focusing on building New Inceptions last year. I've gotten a ton of experience and I'm definitely looking to ever larger opportunities.
For this session's guest, however, even though things seem to have been going his way, he didn't have a very long runway. In fact, when he first started his coaching business, he was mainly going on Faith that things would work out. Besides paying for his coaching training with his tax return that could have been used elsewhere (like supporting his 5 kids), he also committed to a mentorship program that almost cost nearly as much as the training itself.
When I met Brawn as my roommate at the John Maxwell Team training event, he would tell you that he was "hurtin'". A big reason for that was that he had been a full time church planter for a couple of years at that time. What income he did have was coming from being involved as a math teacher for homeschooled kids.
Through all of this (and a little more), he's been able to persevere and is now not only a full time JMT coach, speaker, and trainer, but a successful one.
In this session, we'll learn why he left his stable job as a mechanical engineer to become the church planter, how he was able to grow that church from 23 to 350 members, and why he took a sales job during the time that he was building his coaching business.
If you or someone you know thinks life might be too complex to leave their comfort zone, I'd strongly urge you to listen to this chat. Brawn's story is truly inspirational and is probably one of the best stories that I've heard thus far about overcoming obstacles in life. I'd especially listen if you need that extra kick in the pants to leave your comfort zone or you need help being honestly truthful with where you are in life.