What if there was a way to skyrocket the growth of your company. Would you be interested? If you are ready to see explosive financial growth in your company like never before, then we invite you to listen to this episode.
We are give you some tips for:
How to find new people to work with
When to outsource work and when to hire an employee
Understanding why you are resistant to delegating and how to break out of the “doing it myself cycle that is stopping your company growth
Knowing what things are important for you to do and what tasks you should let go
AND SO MUCH MORE
Host Steve Kidd is joined by his special guest Temple Cartmill. Temple is an expert at helping people build teams and create explosive growth in their company.
As entrepreneurs we need to become experts at finding and maximizing the talents in others. We need to learn that how to find what wakes a person up in the morning passionate about what they do. We need to see that they are excited at the prospect of doing the very tasks we dread or avoid. If we create a team of people within our company that are living their best life, our business will be unstoppable.
If you are ready for your company to grow. If you are willing to let go and see the possibilities and potential in others. Then this show is for you
Hi this is Steve welcome to another exciting episode of Thriving Entrepreneur. Let me ask you a question. Do you know how to delegate assignments? Or do you struggle with letting go? If I were to talk to you about building a team of people that are working within your company would you be excited or would you be scared? Often as entrepreneurs we find ourselves working ridiculously long hours not because of our well-developed work ethic which we do have but because we are literally the only person in our business. Well today I got some great news for you don’t have to go it alone. I want to set you free today to know that there are people who can help and the best news of it is that there are people that wake up in the morning excited about the possibility of doing the very thing in your business that you dread or even the stuff you hate. Can you believe that there are actually people out there that get excited about some of those things that just we don’t even want to talk about do I?
So today we are going to set you free by teaching you how and talking to you about growing your company by surrounding yourself with talented and invested people. I’m so happy to be joined by a new good friend of both Kathy and I’s, an expert in creating teams, inspiring teams. Her name is Temple Cartmiller and she’s going to help you skyrocket the financial success of your company by helping you create a team.
Steve: Hey Temple Good Morning
Temple: Hi, Good Morning Steve, thank you for having me.
Steve: it’s great to have you here today. So to get us started tell us a little bit about you and your business and your background.
Temple: Well I do have actually a very large background in Team Building, I have 15 years of retail management in my toolbox so if anybody has worked retail you know that without that team you can’t do it and I started that early on that was right out of almost out of high school by the time I was 18, 19 years old I was running my own little store like a shoe store and things like that where there might be 2 or 3 people in a team and when I got into my twenties I worked for a company called Fashion Bug; which is a woman’s clothing store and several other things and I was exposed to larger teens like 12 and 15 team members and Fashion Bug raised me and taught me how to be an excellent team leader. So that was the beginning of my life and if anybody out there remembers Fashion Bug, I’m sure you do, there was 1200 of them on the nation and everywhere I go there is a woman wearing a Fashion Bug shirt; they closed out about 6 years ago. It was tragic and we were all devastated including me not only did I not have my wardrobe that I had a discount on all the time, I had to figure out what do what I was going to do with my career and what do I do now when that’s the only thing I’ve ever done? It’s what I’ve always known I wasn’t ready to just jump back into another retail company. It’s kind of like you’re married for 15 years the one person, you’re not ready to tie the knot again you know what I mean? So I took some time off and went back to school and increased my educational is a bit and began looking into Internet marketing and my husband and I, he was my boyfriend at the time he found out that it was a very lucrative career and we can do it from home. So that was an exciting way to work and completely out of my element because I’m a public person. I work in public every day shook hands with people and smiled at them. This is a whole new concept but we went for it and it didn’t be very successful. So we opened up a marketing company a few years ago and we’ve been learning how to build teams from or living room, from our couch and it’s an entirely new dynamic but the concept is still the same and it’s about people connecting people and you have to build relationships. So currently I branched off as an extension of my husband’s company, he taught me so much I felt so confident that I wanted to step forward and have my own identity and I partnered up with Leslie Aiken and started a company called “1-2-3 Launch Me” and it’s a simple transparent branding process, marketing process where we brand you, we build your website the blast your SEO; so it’s brand, build, blast is the concept and that’s my part of it so that’s what I’m doing now Steve.
Steve: That’s exciting. I heard it from my wife so you know it’s true, that you have a reputation for working for people in joint ventures and different kind of things and helping them just have skyrocketing success with their businesses. Do you attribute a lot of that fear years managing, hiring and helping people in Fashion Bug?
Temple: Absolutely, I attribute anything to my time with Fashion Bug. They literally raise me up from a young woman to be a woman in business and how to be a leader in business from the age 20 and to well into my thirties and this was a company that was 95% woman and they were everywhere from VP down to part-time 10 hour week girl. So surrounded by hundreds and thousands of women in my company that were grooming me and inspiring me and sharpening me and encouraging me all along the way. So when the left I was left with all this education and experience to take with me anywhere, it was really priceless. It was better than college it was better than any other education that I found online, they taught me how to run a business from the ground up and I didn’t have to pay the rent you know. They wanted us to feel like owners, to take ownership you know you probably heard that in the corporate world you know take ownership and that’s really how it was. So my store was my store we all called them our stores and I ran as if and I ran it as if I paid the light bill and I paid everything and if we lost money it came out of my pocket and I think that concept developed me into an entrepreneurial thinking. So I was able to work for a corporation but yet it was very independent and it sharpened me to think about how my business can grow and I took that away when I came out of fashion bug that well if I can make them $1,000,000 a year what can I do for myself? You know they gave me a huge product to sell and they provided everything but really money doesn’t know that, the energy of money doesn’t know the difference. It’s our money blueprint of what we can attract doesn’t have any rules so if I’m able to attract $1,000,000 to me whether it came to my company or in my bank account it doesn’t matter. When I had to clear away some of my own limiting beliefs around that and still am obviously but I’m not a millionaire yet Steve but I’m on my way and that ownership again helped me realize that that is all about connecting and I always look at the energy in the people and them as a whole too.
Steve: Yeah I think that’s great advice, all too often and I too have spent a lot of time back in my sales career doing a lot of hiring and managing people and you know sometimes even having people part ways with the company and it’s so important what you said they are about take ownership of the company who are really truly invested in the company you know I mean too often it seems like when I’m helping people think about building a team what they think of is the downside to it, the difficulty with people and did those kind of things and I know from my experience what I found was is the people who have excuses to not work you quickly get to the place where you almost really don’t even hear it, you know, somebody calls in to work and says “I can’t come to work today because I’m” you know and you just kind of tune out, you know what I mean?
Steve: You’re like okay yeah, whatever and yet you find out that of that people who are really truly invested in the success of the company and that’s where the real magic happens. Do you know what I mean by that?
Temple: oh absolutely, absolutely I probably had a different concept and let me preface this by saying that I was one of the top rated managers in the nation several times and I believe it was because I looked at it as an ownership and more than that I looked at it as my relationship so if my relationships were failing my business was failing so I had to look at it as how am I building the relationship with the coworkers and then their relationships to the client which are our customers. So I really felt more like a Cheerleader and a Counselor you know than a sales driven person because the sales come naturally when you have an environment that is symbiotic and people are working well together. If you have the right type of personalities the sales and the money will just come naturally, right?
Steve: Yea, I think that’s an important part. So we’re talking about how to build an effective team, how to surround yourself with talented and invested people and where going to dig a little bit deeper into that after the commercial break you know what does that really mean and how can you how, as Temple just said how can you really get to that place where you’re essentially as the boss really just as a company cheerleader and motivating and inspiring your people to success. So that’s what we’re going to talk about when we come back in just a couple of minutes.
Steve: Just before the break we were talking about as the manager, as the boss of the company owner really the best way we can do things is to look at yourself as the cheerleader for your people, for your team. If you can inspire people to greatness, then you’ll find them doing your best. you’ve got to remember we all have our unique brilliances and while at the one point you have things that you’re great at there are the people in your team that also have stuff that they’re fabulous at and if we can discover how to be able to really release them and empower them to live their best life too they’ll be delighted. I worked with a great lady her name was Lilly and so I’ve got to tell you a little bit about her. She was such an amazing boss, I was blessed to be the second-in-command in her sales company and I used to just watch her with people and you know people get disgruntled about stuff; it happens in business and she had this amazing way of just totally disarming them immediately. she would literally start off the conversation by saying okay I’m the owner of the company and the fish stinks from the head down so let’s just say that everything is my fault, I’ll take the blame with it. Let’s move this whole blame concept off of the table and now let’s actually talk about what we can do to make things work and to make stuff so that it works for and you and I was just amazed because it just said people who off guard as well as so at ease. Then she would be able to help them through what ever had caused the case you to begin with. So I’d like to talk in more detail with you about that whole concept of motivating your people and being there cheerleader. Can you share with us some tips, things that you found that really help to empower the people that worked with you?
Temple: Absolutely, I’m glad you brought that up about your Supervisor because that’s exactly what I want to speak on also I was blessed in the same Steve that I had a phenomenal supervisor when I worked with Fashion Bugs, that was directly over me. My District Manager took such good care of me she would always go to bat if I needed something, if I needed more hours, if I needed more labor. She always went to bat for me or would just be and ear for me to vent. If I was having a meltdown day and didn’t want to take it out on my team she would answer the phone and let me go on for half an hour and never criticize me about it. So I think that it’s not just who is working under you is even more important who is over you, you know who is holding the high ground for you because if you don’t have that support on the other end somebody that knows what you’re doing or knows what it takes for you to run your business, know what you type of support you need then you’re kind of working in a vacuum. You’re trying to move all this energy on your own and you feel like this big balloon ted to one little string but when you have people over you that are mentors and supervisors and if you’re an entrepreneur you still need to have those people. For me my Dad is a huge influence I know I can talk to him because he’s had years and years of management behind him. When I start talking about client relations issues or I’m not sure how to go to the next step he will take the time and help me break down rationally, well what’s really blocking you? Why can’t you go to the next step? What is it? Is it physical? Is it emotional? Is it spiritual? What exactly is it? And you need those people that are on your team that will help you break down when you hit the wall and love you through it rather than many of us were not blessed that way.
I’ve seen lots of people that have been in corporate positions where they said you know their boss was constantly criticizing them and barading them and the expectations were so high and unachievable and yet they stayed for years and years and years. Have you ever met people like that? That blows my mind why anybody would want to stay in a position where they didn’t feel empowered and supported to be the best performer that they could be. So because I was spoiled and you were spoiled Steve was somebody that really genuinely cared, they cared not only about the business but they cared. My boss Tammy Courtweigh we’ll give her a plug, she cared about me as a person so she was there through the wedding and the divorces and the kids and you know illnesses and all those things that happen through life and kept bringing me back to the truth that I was confident, i was capable and encouraged me to always keep going and to be a solution-based manager and to not micromanage me but rather find out what I needed and put it back in my hands. So I think that’s a good segue into how you can begin to let go as you were saying especially when you work for yourself it seems impossible to let go of everything and the key to success is duplication and if you can’t duplicate what you’re doing then you’re going to top out on how much you can produce.
So for now if I had this nice team of 5 or 10 people there’s only so many hours in a day that Temple can manage and if I like that income that I’m having at that rate then fine but if I want to grow two things to have to happen, either I change my product you know considerably raise the price of my product or I’ll have to expand my team. So if you want to expand your team you’ll have to be able to duplicate the things that worked and usually the leadership are the things that have to be duplicated.
Steve: yea that makes a lot of sense. I mean it’s so important to identify not only what you’re good at but also to be honest enough, and it’s so hard especially when you start off a new business and you have done 100% of the things to really give yourself the reality check and go you know really honestly I’m just not good at this area and having that honesty of both bowing your own horn about what you’re good at but then also saying hey I just really am not good at this or I really don’t enjoy this particular aspect of my thing and then finding the person who really does. It just amazes me how some of the things that in my own personal life I find to be not so interesting. There are people out there doing that kind of thing and at the end of that day be more excited that they were punching numbers 23:54 houses or you know what have you as I am when I’m talking and motivating and inspiring people and that I think is just the biggest key is what should I let go and what should I hold on to? Do you have any secrets for really helping identifying what’s maybe some of the things you should be letting go of?
Temple: Absolutely, that’s so true, like accounting you said crunching numbers. I could never make a career out of accounting even though I was a straight A student in math I would be capable of doing it; I would hate spending my day that way, and yet I’ve met several women in these networking groups that do accounting all day and love it. So I’m thrilled, I’m thrilled that there’s somebody who is willing to do something that would be agony for me to make myself do and that at the end of the year I can hand somebody my bank statement and they will handle it. Rather than me trying to handle that piece of myself even just thinking about getting my taxes together gives me such anxiety that it could wreck me for weeks. so if it’s not productive it’s probably not for you to do. If you can’t get yourself to do it and flow with it then find somebody that does the flow for.
Steve: That is such great advice, that’s worth repeating “if it isn’t productive, if it isn’t something that flows with you then find somebody else that that does for them. Whether that be your accounting; and don’t get me wrong I’m sure there are people listening that are Accountants that are like “wait a minute how, accountants to get a bad break?” I know a lot of people, I in fact I’m the weirdo at my house that likes Excel Spreadsheets and numbers and stuff and my kids are all like “oh I have to do math again” I’m like you get to do math, it’s fun you know do some math.
Temple: That’s exactly right do the fun part you know the fun part of numbers for me are my sales sheets I love to see how much money we made at the end of the month and to add that all and take out the expenses that’s fun. But to have to go through receipts and to divide up where everything is going and you know see I can barely talk it completely stumps me up. So what are the things that staying in your own lane you know I have a wide variety of tools and what happens I think with a lot of entrepreneurs is that they are multi-taskers by nature so they think that they can do everything well; and you can if you put your mind to it you can do everything well but why do it? If it’s slowing the process it’s all about energy to me I look at everything as energy or everything is spirit, however you want to think of it but if i don’t have the heart to do something and I’m forcing myself to go through it for the sake of just needing to be in control or maybe I want to save a buck. Am I really going to save a dollar? If I’d wasted 2 or 3 days of my time agonizing over it when somebody else could have had it done in an hour I haven’t gained you know I’ve actually lost money.
Steve: I was going to say I think that a great place to end this segment and to really bring home to people is there are things that you are great at, that you flow with you know we’re always talking to people that you have a unique brilliance that the world needs and I think that everybody needs to grab all of that vision and really have themselves out there fulfilling the purpose that they were created for but the other side of that coin is you aren’t everybody else and so Aggie you need to give yourself you need to give yourself permission to be okay being yourself but also you need to give others permission to really shine in the areas that they are good at. So we’re going to take a break and when we come back for going to dig into some of the really practical nitty gritty aspects of you know finding some good people and not just falling into the trap of believing that you can’t find good people out there. We’ll take a break and will be right back.
Steve: This is Steve and we’re back. Temple and I have been discussing your key, your employees, the people you surround yourself with to grow and expand the reach and potential of your company and we were talking about learning how to be able to let go, to shine your unique brilliance and let others shine theirs as well. So let’s dig into it now Temple. There are some great people out there and some people to avoid what are some things that we can do practically that helps us be able to find good team members? Where do we find them? How do we do it?
Temple: Well let me first say that I have another business which is called the conscious woman, it’s a woman’s group where we get together once a month and we talk about the energy of everything. It’s the principle that we take full accountability for our lives by asking questions. The question is “How am I affecting the world and how is the world affecting me?” So we ask that question when it comes to our marriage, or parenting or our money or our health and it’s a mindset that gets you putting your energy in instead of pointing out and saying well that thing is making me do this. Now we say well I’m feeling affected and in turn I’m affecting. So Steve I kind of see that in business that’s the way I think about everything is how I affecting my business and how is my business affecting me? How am I affecting my teammate Anna how is my teammate affecting me? And then it that can be the icebreaker on how to break down what’s working and what’s not working and when you find that you have personality clashes the patterns will show themselves, you know what I mean? So then you can start to identify what kind of team members you want to bring in for certain tasks.
My husband is a very visionary guy. I mean things big, goes big, likes to jump into things quick and I love that because he pulls that out of me where I’m more conservative even though I love to dream big I will write out the 20 steps it takes to get to that dream where he doesn’t even see those steps. So he compliments mean business because I pull him back down to that grounding part that says look we still live on a earthly planet, we’ve got to do this one step at a time and how we’re going to get there where he’s staying, already staying look at this, look at this giant vision over there that’s what’s possible and I might have stopped at step 5 and gotten tired. So find people that are going to compliment you and your personality type. So if you are a very meticulous person you probably need to draw in some more creative people you know some visionary people. If you’re shy you need bold personalities, if you’re a bold personality you probably need people that aren’t like that, that aren’t going to be jumping in your face every second so does that make sense Steve?
Steve: Absolutely, yeah we were talking a couple of weeks ago with Jessica but who is a therapist and she actually was explaining to us personality types and how much they show up in our lives so much so that Kathy and I have actually gotten to a place where we give potential team members, employees, we actually give them a personality test not to try you know to try to pigeonholed them but to try to learn how to be able to help them work in an environment that is conducive for them you know we learned that extroverts are essentially just people who get their energy by interacting with people whereas for an introvert that’s the most draining thing they can do. They get their energy from quiet reflection or you know what we like to call “going down the rabbit hole” you know I mean I have that same kind of I have that same kind of marriage to you know my wife is an amazing researcher and if I can give her a research project I could go weeks without seeing her you know I have to remind her to eat. So that’s the kind of team members you really want is somebody who you give them a project, you empower them to be able to do it and then just watch how excited they get just fulfilling the purpose of that task.
Temple: absolutely, when I worked in Fashion Bug it’s a sales based business so I was always looking for bold personalities and I made a lot of mistakes on building assistant managers and team leaders and I found out what I was doing was I was trying to duplicate myself so much so that I had a room full of temples right and that wasn’t working it was overwhelming. So I had a whole room full of these bold personalities but nobody wanted to do the paperwork and nobody wanted to scrub the toilet you know so I realized that I needed to form a better puzzle well there where the people that maybe they weren’t so bold to go up and sell the first to blouse but she could get a whole visual done in a day while I was the one selling.. So she was holding down one area of the business while I could hold down the other end of the business and then I would schedule people, I would schedule the personality types would be scheduled together that would complement each other so yeah exactly like what you are saying. If I had 2 or 3 people that were on my outgoing girls I knew that when I came in the next day a lot of the projects were probably not going to be done, but she made a bunch of money that day. So there you go you really have to look at people’s strengths and don’t get me wrong I think that people should be stretched; those introverts I’m married to one to but you have to stretch yourself in any area if you want to go to the next level in your life whether it’s your marriage or your business or your health you know you have to do something that’s uncomfortable for you to expand so if I’m pigeonholing someone and saying great you’re my freight girl and you clean up the back room good but I don’t get her to come out and shake somebody’s hand and try to sell a blouse, then I’m doing myself a disservice you know, and for me as well. I need to stretch myself to grow as a whole and maybe sit down with my accountant and watch her. It might not be for me but I know I’m expanding my education and I’m more understanding and empathetic of what she goes through, you know.
Steve: Oh yeah I mean I think it’s important to know that each person has their job but each person is part of the team and part of being a team is picking up the slack of other people it could be wonderful if we could live in a world where 100% of the time always be on, never have down days but to the truth of the matter is there’s nobody like that you know we all have bad days when we need somebody else to come up and pick up the slack for us and if we haven’t trained with the people how to be able to fill those gaps when we need them then we really can run into problems and I wanted to also see along with that that the best way to actually find the person that fills that need that your business have often can come from a lot of these networking groups like what you’ve talked about throughout the course of the show.
It’s so fun to be in a group and say what I’m really looking for today is X and watch somebody’s eyes light up you know. You said I’m really struggling in my business with keeping my office organized and for you it’s something that you want to pull your hair out and across the table from you is some person who’s like “I love organizing things, I would, here have my business card I’d love to help you with that project” That’s really what you’re looking for is define what you need, don’t just come and say “well, I need another person in my company” to do what?
Steve: But then secondly, keep your eyes open and look for those people who will not say I need help with this; it’s really truly lights them up not because their resume says they have 20 years of experience in a field but because it’s really resonates and excites them. So it’s break time again these the segments go by so quick sometimes I wish the show was like about 5 hours because then maybe we could really begin to scratch the surface on some topics but when we come back we’re going to expand on what we were talking about here with finding good team members and give you a couple of tips on how you can set up a dynamic and effective team for your company.
Temple you said the name of your company was 123 Launch Me, which I think is an awesome name by the way. Tell us a little bit about what you do and how people that would be interested can work with you.
Temple: 123launchme.com you can find us there and on the services page it explains exactly what is going to happen and what I found in marketing when I was out there in networking, by the way I did mention networking a couple times and I want to make sure to tell the people out there that networking is key. If you are an entrepreneur and you want to expand networking is the best place to go and especially if you can get yourself involved with a group long-term. I’m with Chicks Connect and also with E Women Network and because of those groups I have a safety and security that I’ll have anything I need. If I need an accountant, if I need an attorney, if I need another web builder it’s there for me, all I have to do is ask.
So it’s very important that you align yourself up with confident groups of people and like you said they want to help that’s the wonderful thing about women, is we just love to help. So you ask and it will come, that’s one of my huge tips let me tell you. It has been beneficial. It’s kind of replaced retail because in retail you’re out there people will just walk in the door and hand you their application. But that doesn’t happen when you are working out of your office in your home, in your pajamas, you know nobody is walking up and handing you a resume. Relationships are really important and you really can’t get everything from people’s LinkedIn profiles and their Facebook profiles. Until you are able to shake somebody’s hand and hear them and see them and face them, they shouldn’t be your team member until you know them on that level, you know what I mean?
So with 123 Launch Me, my business partner Lesley Aiken she’s a Graphic Designer and truly the best let me profess that she’s the best Graphic Designer in the Northwest and I was fortunate enough to snatch her up because she was going to support me in my other business; my husband’s marketing business that we had before and it just never happened we weren’t thinking up and then for some reason when I decided to branch out on my own I said I have to call Lesley. I mean she’s the best and I want the best and we matched energetically, we matched with our goals, we matched with our dreams and as soon as we synced up together it literally was like a rocket. We started getting clients immediately. I can barely even keep up with it. I haven’t even started to sell yet and we’re loading up with clients.
So that’s when you know you’ve got the right team is when that chemistry happens and sales starts happening or production starts happening right away where it just kind of takes on a life of its own. So when you are out there network have to trust your gut both ways, if you get a resounding yes or if you get a resounding no and that’s my big tip is that listen, really listen to your intuition whether you’re hiring somebody part time or you’re even getting interns out of the college or you’re having family members help you. However you’re expanding wait until you get a definite answer in your gut; that’s how I’ve made a lot of mistakes by trying to just jump ahead and making something work when I didn’t really feel it in my gut, you know what I mean? So I listen for the bells to go off or I listen for that buzzer to go off.
Sometimes I have very confident people in front of me that I telling me what they can do and how they can help me and everything looks good on paper but a buzzer goes off in my head and says no and I have no evidence as to why I should say no. But then I move forward and try to do business with that person and sure enough down the road it didn’t work out. They weren’t the right personality type or they didn’t follow through with what they said so your intuition will tell you, whether you know it logically or not and when you can get to that place where you absolutely trust that voice then you can just knock it out. It’s a yes, it’s a no, it’s a yes, it’s a no. That’s my tip. I didn’t even really talk about 123 Launch Me but the breakdown of it is I’ll tell you in a nutshell very quickly.
We brand your business, branding is a huge buzz word. Everybody needs a brand and what I found out was a lot of people were doing their marketing first meaning they were putting themselves on Social Media and trying to throw their websites out there that they kind of put together themselves without a strong visual image that connected them to their company and it felt short. So we’re trying to market them and they might be getting strong Google rankings but they weren’t getting business, you know good returns because they didn’t have a strong professional presence.
So I thought I told my husband I don’t feel like it is working, like this formula is not working. We need to back up and start with the person. Start with the person that is the business and give them their identity and make sure its strong and professional and presentable and a good match for them and then once they have that then that translates perfectly into their websites, into social media and now they have the confidence and they have a business that is beautiful and presentable and wasn’t at a Vista Print or didn’t come out of their printer that I’m a professional you know, I charge $3, 000 for my services, here is a card that looks like it. And then when they have that then you do your marketing and it’s a perfect formula it knocks it out of the park every time. You brand them, you build their website then you blast their social media and their SEO and off they go, 1-2-3 blast off.
Steve: 1-2-3 Launch Me I like that, well and just as a personal plug for those of you who have seen our amazing business cards they actually came together literally in a conversation that you and Leslie and Kathy were having that weren’t about our business cards and I don’t even know other than that Kathy is a Graphic Designer too and you guys were talking about it and next thing I know Kathy is coming home and she’s like” Oh yeah, we got the business cards done too. They just kind of jotted down some things and the next thing I knew I came back from a bathroom break and there was the whole layout for the business card”. So I can tell you from personal experience that they do great work and that goes back to the tip you are making too. You just know that you know when things are right. Trust your gut, that is such a great tip.
I think too often we get that check and it’s like no, don’t do that and then we do it anyway because we’re too pigheaded, and then later on we’re like “oh yeah, I knew that wasnt gonna work”. That’s a really good piece of advice. I’ve often said there’s never been a time when I’ve gone with my gut on something that I’ve ended up going ” oh well I wish I hadn’t listened to my instincts on that because that was just stupid”.
Temple: Right, right you get to say ‘I knew I was right about that and it felt really good and we love Kathy by the way Lesley and I just love your wife and she did sit in our office were going to bounce ideas off each other on how we can help each other expand our businesses and she says she’s waiting to do her card. Like you said, something that she knows how to do and can do it on her own but it was causing a block so she didn’t want to put her energy into it, and then she sat in front of a professional that loves to do it, does it all day long; it took her 5 minutes. So smart people need to hire smart people to do the things that are holding you back. The end there’s my big plug.
Steve: That is a great place to end it too. “Smart people need to hire smart people to do the things that are holding you back”. It’s so much better to spend 5 minutes or an hour on whatever that might cost to have somebody who just thrives in the middle of doing a project than to beat your head against the wall and try to do it yourself and fail and not really, totally like the way it came out, or even succeed. But you know you spent a year doing it I’m not sure whether I would call that success really either you know what I mean? So we end this show today, first of all Temple, let me tell you thank you so much, I appreciate your insights. I do hope people will go to 123launchme.com and check you out. I really appreciated having you on here today and I encourage everybody to live their thriving lifestyle as you become as you become a thriving Entrepreneur. Have a great day!
Temple: Thank you Steve.
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