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Facing Entrepreneurial Fears with Christy Wright – Episode 188 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

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Christy Wright, both entertaining and inspiring, presents messages that educate and give hope to audiences nationwide. As the creator of Business Boutique and through her podcast and sellout live events, Wright has equipped thousands of women to successfully run and grow a business so they can make money doing what they love. Wright is a Certified Business Coach and Ramsey Personality. Since joining Ramsey Solutions in 2009, she has spoken to audiences across the country at women’s conferences, national business conferences and Fortune 500 companies. Her new book, Business Boutique, releases April 2017.

Show Highlights: 

  • When people know what selling really is, they can sell with confidence. @ChristyBWright
  • When you’re meeting people’s needs and solving their problems, the sale is natural. @ChristyBWright
  • Many people don’t have sales simply because they aren’t asking. @ChristyBWright
  • It’s easy for us to look in the rearview mirror of our life instead of through the windshield. @ChristyBWright
  • The best way to shift guilt is to focus on wherever you are at the moment. @ChristyBWright
  • My mom didn’t teach me persistence, she lived it. @ChristyBWright
  • More is taught than caught. @DaveRamsey
  • You’re not harming your kids by working hard, you’re helping them. @ChristyBWright
  • The number one thing that will hold you back is fear. @ChristyBWright
  • Fear isn’t a sign you’re doing something bad, it’s a sign you’re doing something bold. @ChristyBWright
  • The antidote to fear is action. @ChristyBWright
  • You always take the next affordable step. @TheSharkDaymond

Let Christy know you were listing by tweeting her at: @ChristyBWright.

Connect with her online at christywright.com or facebook.com/OfficialChristyWright.

The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

How to Create a Culture of Discipline – Lesson 2

2. Create a clear vision and game plan for each person and how they’ll advance

We can hope, wish, and assume that people are motivated by helping others…but generally they are not.

People primarily are concerned with their own self-interest. Which as a leader is a good thing because as long as you can get out side of your own self-interest and think “what are my people most interested in” you will have a good guiding light towards success.

But if you want to create a culture of discipline then the work you need to do is to make sure that every single person (yes every single one – every one that is important anyways) has a clear, distinct, detailed plan for how their own self-interest and self-actualization will be achieved by serving your organization.

Is our company a sparkling example of this???

Nope. I wouldn’t say so.

Although I’m embarrassed to admit it, unfortunately this is a weakness of ours that we are working on but it is something that we see in successful clients.

Everyone is in business for themselves; even if they are an employee. Create a detailed plan for how they can achieve their own life goals by working for your company and you will create a culture of discipline.

Fail to do so, and you’ll have a team of people who arrive late, leave early, and do the least amount of work possible without getting fired in between.

If you want to get the most out of them you have to follow the advice of the great philosopher, Cuba Gooding Jr and “show me (them) the money!”

Different Than You Think

You know what you should do…

But you do not do it.

That’s the mark of a fool.

Today’s April 1st…

If you’re not doing what you know you should do then that means today is your day: April Fools’ Day.

Rather than letting today be the day of the fool let it be the day that you overcome the life of fools. Today is the day you take action. Today is the day you start doing what you know you should do. Today is not April’s fools day for you.