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For those of you that don't know me. I'm Dr. Rob Garcia. I am a life coach, specifically an optimization coach. It means when you are done reading this, you will be performing at a higher level. You will sharpen your entrepreneurial skills, you will think at a higher tier of cognitive function and you will have the confidence to influence others in a positive light.
How am I so sure? Because I live what I teach. By doing years of research I have:
Gone from struggling to finish a 1/2 mile beach run to completing a 16 mile nonstop beach run by training up to it.
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Failed high school and college twice and despite every adult in my family being on drugs or in prison, went on to earn six degrees including a Doctorate in Education
Self published 7 books (the last being done in 6 hours, start to finish)
Added 70 pounds to my bench press in a month by spending $20 on a piece of exercise equipment (hint: doorway)
Learned how to add value to media entities to get on TV, radio, and in magazines
Created an automated money system that will enable me to make sales 24/7 while I do NOTHING
Reverse engineered 5 diet plans to create my own diet plan to kick my obesity
All of these feats were possible because I adjusted my habits to adopt the most efficient way to do things. How can this help you? Because once you start realizing that certain things are slowing you down, removing or altering them can cause massive changes!
All of you have some type of skill or experience, The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill says that in order to truly have others appreciate you, you must give freely so that your talent will shine.
I volunteered to judge a high school science fair recently. I met a vice principal, a regional program manager and the director for every middle and high school in the county who immediately started talking about a contract for a speaking engagement. I was also successful in negotiating a partnership to help low income high school kids. Talk about a great promotion for my company.
Find Your Tribe
One of the hardest things I have worked on is building my image and making allies. I found a huge entrepreneurial group using meetup.com and in this week alone have had four requests for help publishing books, an offer for teen counseling, and an offer to partner up with a school. YOU HAVE TO FIND LIKE MINDED PEOPLE SO YOU CAN GROW.
Find Your Market
Can you name off your target market right now? The top three people most likely to use your services?
For me as a life coach it is vets, teens, obese adults. That was easy. Now that I have identified them, how do i find them? I can do specialized searches on Facebook, I can search large groups (military.com, edutopia.com, circleofmoms.com) or I can drop the nuke:
ALMOST EVERY STARBUCKS HAS A COMMUNITY BOARD
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So you go to 99designs.com, and hire a designer to make you an amazing promo card listing your service. It should have a professional photo of you, your services, and a contact email or business number. Now imagine doing this at every Starbucks in your area. That's free marketing 16 hours a day.
Next, use the app Whisper. Get it on your phone. I have seriously found 3 paying clients for coaching with little effort. Just make a post advertising what you do or are selling, a quick website link. (BIG HINT: Whisper uses keyword searches. If your market is vets, use words like "vets" "military" or "defense", you'll be matched to your audience).
This is essential. You need someone that can answer questions, guide you, and give suggestions. They should be two steps up the food chain than you (roughly 5-10 years ahead of you in terms of business growth). A mentor has "been there, done that" and will be an important step in your growth.
Conversely, you should BE a mentor as well. Volunteer in your local church, high school, middle school or Boys and Girls club. There are many ways to give back and spread your influence.
Advance to Your Next Level
I saved the best for last. In my book, The Next Level, I created a 5 tier ranking system to self identify one's proficiency at any job or skill. Then I listed 10 methods that top performers use to advance to their next level. For the last chapter, I interviewed four AMAZING top performers and isolated which Next Level methods worked for them.
By using this ranking system, you can absolutely apply this to your business, venture or company and see where you are. Then review the ten methods and plot out a new path to advance. I can absolutely help with this if you need a quick assist.
Here is my way of giving. The FREE E-Book of the Next Level. I believe so strongly in your growth that I am willing to share this powerful book for free. Just promise you will use it properly:
1. Get out a piece of paper and pen before reading it
2. Take notes when you read something meaningful
3. Use the GMOSC ranking system to isolate what level you are as an entrepreneur
4. Choose 1-10 of the methods to grow that are the most appealing to you (you can ABSOLUTELY combine them to make a more powerful method. Just like Voltron)
5. Read the interviews and realize what these people have gone through and how they crushed their roadblocks by using SELF CONFIDENCE
The Next Level FREE E-Book:
For those of you that want a hard copy (it makes a great gift), it's now 15% off ($11.04)
That about wraps it up for this week. What have we learned?
*Giving your valuable time can unlock MAJOR exposure to people that will hire you or buy your services/products
*Finding groups will help you create a valuable tribe
*A mentor can answer your hardest questions
*You now have a ranking tool for self assessment, 10 proven methods to be a better entrepreneur that is completely customizable to your business and 4 inspirations interviews FREE
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