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

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

Are You Reflective on Your Day | A Simple and Powerful Strategy for Growth-Minded Business Owners

Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

As the sun sets on your day. What did you do well? What did you do not so well? How can you improve on tomorrow? Reflection on your day can be powerful.

For the growth-minded business owner, reflection can help guide you to bigger and better things both in life and business.

You Will Be Tested | How Are You Preparing?

Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

Many of you may have seen some of the videos and pictures I shared of my son completing and earning his Black Belt last Friday. It’s interesting how experiences in life teach business lessons, and this case was no different. 

The testing alone for Black Belt is challenging, and I would say the physical fitness portion of the testing is brutal. I know I personally felt for him during that portion of the test, yet he battled through it. 

Running a small business is no different in the fact you’re often tested. While it might not be a physical test, it definitely can test your mental capacities. How are you training for this? What are you reading? Who is your coach? What people do you hang around (those that lift you up, or those that tear you down)? 

You’ve got to prepare. Walking into the battle of the small business world unprepared will lead to a loss. While one loss might not impact you, losses strung together will destroy a business. 

Don’t be afraid of the tests you face daily. They are simply a test. The results you can measure, which can allow you to adjust and keep moving forward. Stay focused on your goals, and remain diligent to your craft. 

Enjoy this video of my son smashing some boards. A special thanks to Master Ahn and Master Anthony of K – Taekwondo for the training over the years with our son.

Mindset Revealed By Your Eyes and Body Language

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Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

Can you get an idea of someone’s mindset when you look into their eyes? In past roles when I interviewed and consulted in person, looking into someone’s eyes you could get an idea of their mindset.

If you were watching the Super Bowl last night where Tampa Bay destroyed Kansas City, the cameras would often zoom in on Brady’s face, and what stood out to me was the intensity and focus in his eyes. You could sense that his mind was prepared, and that he had no doubt of a victory. On the other side of the ball, Mahomes, especially deeper into the game, looked lost, shaken, and at times frustrated.

Can you reveal your mindset through your eyes, and I will add, body language? The answer is yes. Last night was a great example. What mindset is your eyes and body language telling others? What are they telling your personal relationships? What are they telling your customers and clients? Some of the most powerful messages shared are not of words rather actions taken based on feelings derived by the way you think (mindset).

Brady gave a lesson on mindset last night. His mindset was so intentional that it showed in his eyes. What is your mindset today?

Disclaimer: I’m not a Brady fan. Yes, he is the G.O.A.T. Will he win another Super Bowl? Probably with the mindset that drives him to only accept winning.

The Honey Badger – What did his mindset cost KC? It would be interesting to hear your thoughts. See Less

Meet Failure with a Plan

Red Hawk Coaching Mindset Monday Meet Failure with a Plan

Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

One of my favorite business books is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. In his book, Napoleon mentions if your first plan fails – try another. If you own a small business and graphed success on a piece of paper, it is never going to be a straight line. You will run into road blocks and challenges. Do you have a plan for this? 

“If the first plan that you adopt does not work successfully, replace it with a new plan; if this new plan fails to work, replace it in turn with still another, and so on, until you find a plan that does work. Right here is the point at which the majority of men meet with failure, because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those that failed.” – Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich 

Today, avoid being the majority that meet failure and does not have another plan in place. Be persistent in your pursuit of greatness.

Make a Decision

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Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

Everything is a choice?

You can choose to workout? You can choose not to work out? You decide.

You can choose to eat that piece of cake. You can choose not to eat the cake. You decide.

You can choose to lead generate for new business. You can choose to fill your time with non-dollar business activities to avoid having to lead generate. You decide.

What’s amazing to me is the opportunities squelched by those choosing the actions that lead them away from their desired results. If your desired results are “x”, stop choosing “y”. Choose “x”.

As Peloton Coach Denis Morton says, “I make suggestions. You make decisions.” In other words, he is saying as a coach that he will point towards actions that net a desired result, yet I still have to make the decision whether or not I want it.

Make a decision for yourself today. Own it. If it doesn’t work out, make another decision that rights the way towards your goal.

How You Think Matters

Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

When you wake up in the morning, how do you choose to think?

Today is going to suck!

or….

Great opportunities are in front of me if I so choose to pursue them, and I am Blessed beyond measure.

Two different ways of thinking with two completely different outcomes. Which one of the scenarios above is going to net you better results? Obviously the second, and don’t underestimate the power of “I am” statements. They will change your thinking in a split second.

The way you think will lead to the feelings you have about something, and those feelings will get you into action. Those actions will lead to results. How do you change your results? Start by looking at the first thought that enters your mind upon waking up.

Make today a great day! Do it by changing your way of thinking.