3 Business Lessons from a Taekwondo Black Belt Endurance Test

Aug 01, 2020

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...
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Stretch Your Mind Daily | Coach Jeremy Williams

Jul 28, 2020

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...

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Haters Gonna Hate | Coach Jeremy Williams

Jul 08, 2020

Jeremy Williams

I've been a Jim Rohn kick this week, and I figured I would finish out this week sharing from Excerpts from The Treasury of Quotes by Jim Rohn.
 
Jim shared, "The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch". Early in my career, I never really understood the term "haters", and reflecting back it was because I reigned in both my thoughts and actions to appease others. In a personal growth journey of my own over more recent years, the term "haters" has gained more of my attention.
 
As I've put myself out there, partly to make myself more vulnerable so that I can open myself up to learn more, and because I truly am passionate about helping others, the "haters" have cropped up. I don't share this with many because "haters" are low energy; they can suck the life right out of you if you allow it to happen.
 
What causes people to hate on your accomplishments and growth? I believe Jim Rohn addresses this in his quote, "The few who do are...
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Interview with Dr. Tyler Hamel Owner of Pinnacle Health and Wellness | Kingwood Back Pain Relief Chiropractic

Jun 11, 2020


Jeremy Williams, Head Coach and Owner of Red Hawk Coaching interviews Dr. Tyler Hamel, Chiropractor and Owner of Pinnacle Health and Wellness (Kingwood Back Pain Chiropractic). While the topic focused on The Importance of Health as a Small Business Owner, the information discussed can apply to anyone. Dr. Hamel shared information about the industry, how he provides an alternative for maintaining peak health, mindset, and much more. Learn more about the services offered by Dr. Tyler Hamel. You can schedule an appointment by calling 281-360-8387.

Here are the questions we covered in the interview.

  1. Dr. Hamel, what made you pursue the chiropractic field?
  2. Dr. Hamel, you’ve been established in the Kingwood community for several years. Tell me about your practice and the services you offer. With the government shutdown as a result of the COVID pandemic, share with me some of the strategies you implemented to keep moving forward....
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Is a Storm Brewing in Your Business?

May 15, 2020

Jeremy Williams

Is a storm brewing in your business? That is a question I ponder often for those inside and outside my coaching program. In a world that is currently filled with a great deal of uncertainty, what I've noticed in large part is the number of business people that have taken their foot off the pedal.

Sure, band-aids have been provided through low interest and PPP loans (and that is if your business actually got them), and slogans like "flatten the curve", "not all heroes wear masks", and "we're all in this together" give a sense of everything is going to be okay. What is the reality? Is it really okay? Has your mindset and focus shifted from those things which are important that drive your business? If these questions are circulating in your thoughts, there just might be a storm brewing in your business?

Just like it takes time for a hurricane to develop and make landfall on the Gulf Coast of Texas, a storm brewing in your business might not show up immediately....

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Are You Struggling with Feelings of Defeat? Today's a New Day

Feb 07, 2020

February 6th, 2020
Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

Are you experiencing defeat? Have you had that feeling that the dice just aren’t rolling your way? I know I’ve had this feeling many times over my professional career. The desire to hit it out of the park, crush the goals, and experience that satisfaction of having success can immediately be trampled upon by the world.

Here is the reality. You’re not alone. If you have this feeling, you’re human. One of the greatest challenges I believe in our current time is social media. Everyone only post the things that make them feel or look good. It is fake. Behind those photos and posts are broken people. I know it, and experience it daily in conversations.

You may be thinking...hey, Jeremy, stop being a jerk, you’re raining on my day. No, I don’t want to do that, and I want you to be aware that even those at the top of their game have issues. So how do you get your mindset right around this. How do you...

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Somebody Had to be Great, Why Not Me? | Deshaun Watson Houston Texans

Jan 12, 2020

January 12th, 2020
Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

In light of the Houston Texans win against the Buffalo Bills, and the big game today against Kansas City Chiefs, this quote jumped out to me last week in his post game interview.

"Somebody has to be great, why not me?" - Deshaun Watson (The Houston Houdini)

Over the years, I've seen so many point to others when they don't perform to their capabilities. You've probably too heard the following (hopefully not living this...):

"It's their fault for me not living out my potential."

"It's a bad market, and everyone else is not doing so hot."

"This would have been successful on my account, and this person screwed it up."

I could list out more, and I know you get the idea. Lord knows, I've had periods in my life where that was my attitude. Here in lies what is so refreshing about Deshaun's comment. He chose to take it upon himself, as the leader of the team, despite the circumstances, to lead his team to victory. He chose to be great...

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Hearing "No" Sucks Now Change Your Mindset | Coach Jeremy Williams

Jan 10, 2020

January 10th, 2020
Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

Working in the sales industry takes a special person. It takes guts. It takes fortitude. Those that say sales is cake, seek advice from someone else. Run. Sales takes work.

One of the toughest hurdles to cross when it comes to mindset is the word "No". There is a finalization to the meaning of the word "No" that can leave you dazed because you thought everything was going well. (You might even look like a deer in the headlights.) "No" is ingrained in our being starting from being a toddler. "No" to this..."No" to that..."No" has the capability of derailing you in the pursuit of your goals.

Here is something today that will encourage you. In the world of sales, "No" can either mean not right now, or it could be there is an uncovered objection you've yet to address. Don't give up when you get a "No", find out if it might means "Maybe Later", or if you can, discover and resolve the objection.

Having this mindset, and also not being...

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Attitude is Everything

Dec 29, 2019

Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams Owner of Red Hawk Coaching

"When you approach a task - especially an important one you don't relish - fix your mind on the facts, no on your feelings. Focus on the possibilities, not the problems. That will put your attitude on the right track. And if it starts on the right track, it's more likely to end up at the right destination." - John Maxwell's Today Matters

Attitude is everything. This does not mean everything that happens in life is going to be rainbows and roses, yet we can choose our attitude when it comes to dealing with a challenge. Dealing in facts and possibilities helps to avoid the mess of what comes from emotions and seeing everything as a problem.

When do you get to choose your attitude? I believe this happens as your feet hit the floor when getting out of bed each day. In that moment you can either have the attitude that it is going to be a great day, or that the world is out to get you. Which is more productive? While...

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Stop Thinking You've Arrived | Small Business Coach Jeremy Williams

Oct 29, 2019

Stop thinking you've arrived!

I hear often from individuals that they have achieved everything, crushed their goals, and that they are content. As a business owner, this mind set now places you into the danger zone. Think Goose getting cooked in Top Gun. When you get to a place where you are comfortable, growth ends. 

Think of a tree. A tree is either growing or decaying. There is no in-between state. Our businesses are similar in the fact that they are either in growth mode or dying. What are some strategies to stay in growth mode in your business?

  1. Hire a coach to hold you accountable to your goals?
  2. Read a book a month on either leadership or growth?
  3. Ask yourself everyday what did you do well, what did you do not so well, and what can you improve on? Then write an action plan/improvement plan, and more importantly, implement.
  4. Teach/Train. I learn more about myself and the subject matter simply by teaching it to others. 
  5. Be in a tribe of others that have the same growth...
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