A Polar Vortex Mindset Shift

Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

Real Estate Coach Jeremy Williams Red Hawk Coaching Mindset Texas Polar Vortex February 15th 2021

Texas is getting a beat down by this once in a generation Polar Vortex bringing ice, snow, and frigid temperatures. The electric grid has failed leaving over 2 Million Texans without power and in some cases without water due to frozen pipes. The kids are at home after already being off all of last week for their February break, and they are a little stir crazy.

Is my mindset being tested? Absolutely.

I have to admit as strong a mindset as I’ve built over the years. Today has tested it to some extent. When I realized mindset was off the rails, I knew I had to get centered.

I poured into my work, my client coaching conversations, knocked off some big projects that have been looming in the background. I put myself into action thus changing the way I felt about the day, and forced a change in my thinking. Mindset can be changed by simply getting into action.

Are you struggling today with mindset? Get into action, and experience your mindset shift.

BTW – How often do you see sunshine, palm trees, a live oak, and a roof covered in snow in Texas? The answer is NEVER. For my fellow Texans, I pray for your safety as this isn’t over yet. Texans are tough…no doubt.

Onward and Upward and in Gratitude,
Coach Jeremy Williams
Red Hawk Coaching

Study What You’re Passionate About Growing in Either Business or Life

Written By: Jeremy Williams

Study…I can’t tell you how many times this word left my mouth in the last 9 weeks of the school year that were done from home via Zoom. Some of the questions they were asking me, especially my daughter on the topic of math, I was probably not the best source. (This humors me because I was 2 or 3 classes from being a math major.) Study…go learn.

What about us as adult business owners? What about us as people in our 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and beyond on the topic of studying? For our youth we were focused on studying, most of us, so we could make the grades to pass to the next level of education. My question: Why do most people stop studying whether it is for the benefit of growing their business, understanding and maximizing wealth, or even studying to obtain the skill sets to pick up a new instrument or language?

This reality has smacked me right between the eyes over the last couple of weeks. It is in the area building wealth through real estate investment. Now I’ve been in the industry since 2004, yet my focus and intention on understanding investment for myself has been limited. I stopped studying in this area to focus on residential sales, recruiting, and coaching business owners. My wife and I are seriously looking at this financial vehicle to build out our future.

I realized before moving forward, I need to honor the process of learning and studying what I want to accomplish. I am diving into wealth and investment books over the next few months. I plan on attending a training in September that will help me to build this opportunity making fewer mistakes. I am willing to study because I know the opportunities created once knowledge is applied.

Studying and learning new things is important in both business and life. What is it that you need to study for now to prepare you for future money moves?

Pel√©, a Brazilian football (soccer to many) legend says, “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

Cheers to leveling up in both business and life.

Stretch Your Mind Daily

Written By: Jeremy Williams

What are you doing to stretch your mind every day? One of the things I’ve personally implemented in my life is attempting to learn one thing that I did not know yesterday. Fortunately access to information is in abundance, and sometimes it is figuring out what is that one new thing I want to learn.

This evening, I made the decision to give up some TV time to watch a live webinar on online lead generation and social media presence. I have to say, I learned a few new things that I was not implementing before. It is a mentality I’ve been working on over the last decade to be okay not knowing everything, and to approach life and understanding to approach things in curiosity. What I’ve experienced in this approach is the opening of new doors and opportunities.

Did you know that elephants eat 100 – 200 lbs of plants every day? If you didn’t, now you do. Sometimes the information is “useless”, yet it might be the answer to the question in Jeopardy that allows me to surpass Ken Jennings amazing run on the show. Sometimes the information I learn is directly related to my business of helping others to soar in business and life. The point being is that I work to stretch my mind everyday.

What is something interesting you learned today? Help me learn some more “useless” or cool things by sharing something interesting that I can stow away for a future game of Trivial Pursuit.

Make it a productive day!

Onward and Upward,
Coach Jeremy Williams
Red Hawk Coaching
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How You React to a Situation Matters

Written By: Jeremy Williams

How do you react to a situation? It matters.

Everyday there are going to be things that just don’t go the way you intended. That seems to be the case a lot more lately I truly believe because of the pressure cooker environment created by the virus and geopolitical/social issues. In fact this morning, we found out that our June 2021 cruise has now been cancelled. Our family was really looking forward to this 10 day trip that left Galveston for Key West, Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Nassau aboard the Carnival Radiance.

How did I initially react when I found out? Not well. I have to say I was disappointed. The cancellation stirred the emotions of having all the family members of our home celebrating birthdays essentially in quarantine. It got me thinking about my kids’ uncertainty with what schooling is going to look like that is supposed to start August 11th. It got me thinking one more disappointment, one more frustration, and what is next.

For every action there is a reaction, and guess who controls that action and response. Me.

This forced me into asking myself some questions. When you ask your brain a question, it will go out and find the answer. I asked myself, “How are my thoughts and reaction to the cancellation serving me? How does it serve my God? How does it serve my family? How does it serve my business? My attitude did not serve any of the above mentioned well.

Fortunately all these thoughts and reactions were only witnessed by God. I bought myself time to make sure those around me that see my reaction see something much different than what was going through my head initially. While disappointed, the reality is we will book another cruise. There is excitement in the unknown of where the next ship takes our family. God’s plan is bigger, and that next trip may be something we underestimated. Reframing this and my reaction matters, it will matter in how I share this information with our kids. It matters.

As a coach, I see where actions taken and responses are out of the norm for an individual when things don’t go as planned. I call it the “not so elusive curve balls in business”. We are human. We are emotional creatures, and when things don’t go as planned, it is easy to tap into the emotion of the situation over the logic necessary to wade through the waters. I’ve seen businesses collapse because of the response to situations where emotion became the driver, and all solutions to solve a problem went out the window.

If you’re a business owner, I encourage you today when things don’t work as planned. Slow down, and start asking yourself questions. You are in control of the actions you take and how you respond. The decisions you make matter. People are watching you. The reaction you have in adversity is being watched. You get to choose what that response looks like. You can either approach it as a victim or an overcomer. You are a solution oriented, powerful business owner.

How have you reacted to a challenging situation today? You decide….

Make it a productive day!

Onward and Upward,
Coach Jeremy Williams
Red Hawk Coaching
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Getting Rid of the Weeds

Written By: Jeremy Williams

Weeds…I despise them. One of the hardest things to keep up with to maintain our yard and flower beds is keeping the weeds out. This is one of the things I leverage out, and the lucky individuals are my kids. This doesn’t mean that I don’t have to follow up on their work.

In life and business we have weeds, and I divide weeds into two categories; people and our thoughts.

People can be the weeds in your life that choke you out. They can prevent you from growth and success if you allow them to spread their roots in your soil. They can pervade by spreading their negativity, hate, jealousy, and their desire to not see you truly succeed. If you don’t believe the last one, I’ve personally had people tell me they hope I don’t succeed. These individuals will intentionally, and at times unintentionally, plant the seeds that can become invasive in our lives and take us off our game.

What do you do with these individuals? You cut the weeds out. You spray them down with a coating of Roundup Weed Killer (please don’t take that literallyūüėĀ) to prevent them from coming back. They are not going to change their ways for you so stop working to change them. Remove them and watch your energy return. Watch growth happen in your life because you’re no longer held back by the people that don’t want you to live out a life of happiness and success.

Now the other category of weeds is a lot more sinister. The weeds of the mind. The weeds we create in our own gardens. The weeds of doubt, stress, despair, lack of confidence…you get the idea. Our thoughts can be dangerous, and with people we can at least visually attest to those weeds. What are you speaking into your own life? What are you allowing into your thoughts only to take root and spread? Are you being the gatekeeper of your own thoughts?

How do you attack the more sinister weeds in the mind?

Have Goals
Eat Right
Build Relationships with Great People
Hire a Coach – Call ME
Get Your Sleep
Work on Your Spiritual Life
Build and Accumulate Wealth – Not Just Financial Wealth

These are just a few of many things that can impact the way that you think. Change your thinking and everything else around you will begin to change. The weeds will be tamed, and you can go about living out your best life.

I encourage you that if you’re stuck in the weeds today, make the decision to start removing the weeds of your life. They may come back, and that happens, keep working at it, and you too can break free of the weeds.

I would love to hear how you attend to the weeds in your life and business. Share so others can learn how to manage this real issue.

And if you would ever like to weed my flower beds, I am sure my kids would be happy for your services.

Have a great day, and I believe in you!

Make it a productive day!

Onward and Upward,
Coach Jeremy Williams
Red Hawk Coaching
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3 Business Lessons from a Taekwondo Black Belt Endurance Test

Written By: Jeremy Williams

My son, Logan, had one of the most physical challenges he has faced in his life last night taking the endurance test for Black Belt at K-Taekwondo. He had one hour to complete the following: 

  • 60 push-ups
  • 80 sit-ups
  • 80 squats
  • 180 side-to-side jumps
  • 100 roundhouse kicks
  • 200 front snap kicks
  • 60 burpees with 2 snap kicks after each burpee
  • 7 zig zag laps under 57 seconds
  • 100 jumping jacks.  

 Reading it still amazes me his fortitude to push through the nausea and pain to complete all the above. It is amazing how many lessons in this experience transfer directly into being a successful business owner. 

Lesson #1 – Embrace the Pain

¬†Logan, “Daddy this hurts. My stomach is hurting. I need a minute.” Things you don’t want to hear as a father, yet in the growth building of this opportunity I had to stay the encourager.¬†

There is going to be pain when you’re a business owner. Most will choose to run away from the pain and few will embrace it. In the pain you can test your character and ability to persevere. Pain here might not be physical. It might be financial, Spiritual, or even mindset. It is in the pain, I know personally, I find the solutions to my challenges. Pain reveals and exposes things that may have been festering in the blind spots of both business and life. Pain is a warning signal. Pain is what can initiate pivoting. Pain is powerful if embraced. Don’t run from it.¬†¬†

Lesson #2 – Break Things Down to Smaller Goals

¬†60 burpees with 2 snap kicks between each burpee is daunting. When I heard that was the next challenge on his list, I thought this would break him. I knew I could not let him see that I was thinking this so I reframed the challenge. At first we focused on 5 at a time before taking a short break to recover. I would say, “Come on Logan, just give me 5.” Once he hit the 30 mark, I reframed his thinking again. “Come on Logan, halfway there. 30…29…28…27.”¬†¬†

Take your business goals and get them to their smallest increments. I’m not saying don’t have a BIG goal, and I am saying that your ability to achieve that BIG goal will increase when you can get your mindset around the smallest increment on the path to the BIG goal. For instance, you want to make $200,000 next year. That is a great goal, and it might be a large goal if you only made $50,000 in your business last year. Take that $200,000, and break it down into monthly goals. So you only need to make $16,666 (I don’t like that number) a month. Now break it down to a weekly goal, which is $4,166 dollars a week. Now break it down to a daily goal working 5 days a week, which would be $833 a day.¬†

Now that you have the smaller goal of $833 a day. You can engage your brain with questions like: 

What activities need to happen today to make $833? This problem is a lot easier to solve than…How do I make $200,000 in a year?¬†¬†

Break your goals down, and figure out what you need to get done today to achieve the bigger things in business and life. When you figure out the activities that drive you towards those daily goals, stay consistent and persistent. 

Lesson #3 Don’t Give Up

¬†Logan could have tapped out. He had to take his inhaler a couple of times because he does have exercise induced asthma. His stomach was hurting because the test was that intense, and it probably didn’t help that he had¬†Whataburger¬†for lunch (bad parenting move on my part). Giving up would mean he would have to face the test again if he wants to advance to Black Belt. Giving up could also lead to him giving up on¬†Taekwondo¬†completely. I knew Logan would not give up. It’s not his mindset, and he would finish at all cost. Most don’t have that mindset.¬†

In business, many give up too soon. I’ve seen it over the years when someone taps out just before having a breakthrough. They are wanting results to show up immediately, and they don’t realize all the seed planting and cultivating that must happen before being able to experience the harvest. Now there are times to quit, and that is a different post for a different¬†day. Push yourself. If the thoughts of quitting are in your mind, ask yourself, “Am I really doing everything I can to turn my current situation around?” I bet you 99% of the time, you’re not.¬†

Having these thoughts are often a sign that something needs to change. Growth only happens in our willingness to be able to change. This is where coaching can be very powerful because a coach will look at your situation with no emotion or attachment. The coach will help you through asking powerful questions that can help you shift your mindset, potentially and likely your activities, and challenge you where you’re letting yourself “off the hook”.¬†

Don’t give up. Get a coach.¬†

Logan finished the test. Today he is super sore, and you can see it in his walk. A well deserved rest day for him. Embrace the pain. Break the big goals into smaller ones. Don’t give up. This applies to business and life.¬†

Now go out and live out a great life today. You are worthy of living a great life, and you absolutely deserve it. 

Onward and Upward,
Coach Jeremy Williams
Red Hawk Coaching
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Ready to elevate your health and well being, learn more about the classes for youth and adults at K-Taekwondo by connecting with either Master Ahn or Master Anthony at 832-644-1483 or email ktaekwondo2013@gmail.com.

I Am Today Not Yesterday Nor Tomorrow

Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

I am today not yesterday nor tomorrow. 

What I mean by this is that while I’ve been Blessed to have several experiences both in my personal and professional life, I also live each day as new, not allowing the past to define me. While all experiences are part of my journey, and for each I am grateful, I also don’t allow it to define who I am today, and who I am meant to be tomorrow God willing.¬†

“I am today.”¬†

Today, I am a powerful coach and owner of¬†Red Hawk Coaching. Today, I am on a mission to help people soar in both business and life. Today, I am making a difference. Yesterday is in the books and can’t be rewritten, tomorrow may not be given. “I am today.”¬†

I see so many that live in their past, and it holds them back from being the “I am today”. I also see many that live in the future without doing the activities today that will get them there. Release both. Know you can start anything anew right this moment. Live “I am today”.¬†

Do the Work

Written By: Jeremy Williams

The perfect Labor Day post is a post about work.

Proverbs 21:5 says, “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” In other words, good things take time, and if you rush it, prepare for it to all fall apart.

Stop rushing for success. Success is incremental, and it is definitely not a straight line. You are going to need to put in the work. Just do the work. I can’t believe how simple the concept, yet few will choose to do the work.

Your caveat moving forward in the week. If anyone is telling you that you can shortcut something, run. It’s going to require work. This applies not only to work. It applies to digging yourself out of debt, writing a book, losing weight, investing, and I can go on and on.

Create your plan, and work the plan. Work hard. Working hard often is confused with sacrificing time with family and friends. That is a lie. Work hard in the hours allotted. This does not mean work 24-7. Create a schedule and follow the schedule. For those that have taken a training or coached with me, I share the acronym of L.I.F.E.

On this Labor Day, if you have chosen to work, kudos to you. For those that have chosen to refresh, right on! Just remember as you go about the days ahead, “good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.” (Proverbs 21:5)

If I can help you in your business, I do have a couple slots available. Let’s have a conversation to see if coaching is right for you and your business. It costs you nothing to have that conversation, and who knows where it might lead on your journey to success. You can call me at 281-387-7689 (that’s me…no assistant…no appointment setter) or email jeremy@redhawkcoaching.com.

Onward and Upward,
Coach Jeremy
Red Hawk Coaching

We Cannot Become What We Need by Remaining What We Are

Written By: Jeremy Williams

What a great reminder today. For those that know me well, my health has been a challenge over the years, and what made it a challenge is knowing where I wanted to be in regards to health, yet remaining in the same habits that got me there to begin with.

“We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are.” – John Maxwell

If 6 months ago you asked me if I would buy a Peloton, I would have laughed at you. Then I bought one on encouragement from my coach. If 30 days ago you asked me if I would complete 50 rides in 30 days, I would have laughed at you. In less than 30 days, I hit 50 rides.

What I realized is that to get what I wanted, I had to be the person necessary to achieve it. In this case, I needed to be the person that worked out consistently and maintained a better overall diet. Better days are coming, and big goals will be crushed. It’s one day at a time, and I’m not laughing about it anymore.

May this be an encouragement to you today. Cheers to going after your goals in business and life.

Onward and Upward,
Coach Jeremy Williams
Red Hawk Coaching

The Hard Work Puts You Where the Good Luck Can Find You

Written By: Jeremy Williams

Never been a fan of someone telling me that “I’m lucky” when it comes to success. Most don’t see the work behind the scenes. The hours of prospecting, conversations, marketing, relationship building, etc. on top of what I do as my profession. It’s the hard work that aligns with the opportunities…or the luck.¬†

Don’t let someone take away what you’ve accomplished by telling you that you’re just lucky. If only I had what you had. Know that your success is built on the hard work that often goes unseen and uncelebrated.¬†

Cheers to my behind the scenes people working hard today. Your results are what you’ve earned putting in the work. It’s not easy, and it is necessary.¬†

Onward and Upward,
Coach Jeremy Williams
Red Hawk Coaching