"Hey Jasen! How's California?"
I've been getting that question a lot lately and the answer is FANTASTIC! I love living in California!
I found a charming house that is in a quiet part of downtown, near the historic Mission, and 5 minutes from the beach. The food from the farmer's market is incredible and I've found renewed inspiration for my career that I doubt I'd have found if I stayed in Austin.
But truth be told, the last four years haven't been easy. When I walked into Mission Park with Chug earlier this week, I saw something I didn't expect and felt inspired to record a video about some of the challenges I've faced.
I almost didn't send it because, well, who doesn't have challenges?! But then there was the voice of the renewed inspiration saying, "the world needs fewer coaches acting like a celebrity while pretending they've got...
It's been several years since I traveled to multiple cities each week to speak to salespeople and one thing I'm really looking forward to is getting back on the road in 2020.
I won't be going to a different city every day but thanks to a book recommendation by Bill Gates, I now know why in the past, my Thursday sessions were nuts.
In fact, what I learned this week, when added to last week, stacks up to some powerful ammunition for the self-employed person to gain positive control of their health, career and start living their best life. That's what 2020 is about, right? Okay then...click play!
Almost immediately when I began work as a sales coach, I learned that working with self-employed business owners required me to be prepared to discuss much more than sales.
That's because on a daily basis being self-employed and selling your services exposes you to rejection and brings to the surface fears that are typically shielded by an employer.
So I had to plunge deep into growth mode and stay there if I intended to serve as a coach on a high level. I learned it was a requirement of my profession to constantly seek out new things to learn on a broad range of topics and work to connect the dots in fresh ways. And long before life coaching was a common thing, I was doing exactly that.
That's why I'm shifting the focus of these Sunday videos. We're going to transform together and go WAY BEYOND sales.
Watch the video and I'll explain...