If you want to know what it takes to Be A Champion, you ask a champion. Gary Brackett is not only a champion in football, he is a champion in business and life. You may remember him from his time in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts as number 58 and captain of the team. He was a part of their latest Super Bowl Championship team.
In this conversation, we talk about his transition from sports to business. He tells us about how running a business is the ultimate team sport. We discuss the importance of systems and processes, along with the other basic tenets of business. Gary also tells us about the business he founded.
The Stacked Pickle is a franchise restaurant concept. They focus on the quality of the food and the experience. We learn about the things they hold dear every day. Some of the things we discuss are:
We covered so much in this episode that only the highlights are listed here. This is a must listen to episode as we cover so much ground for the business owner. Enjoy!
"Being brilliant in the basics is what makes any team move from being o.k. to being elite" - Gerald W Jones II
Brilliant in the Basics
Listen to what Gerald says in this episode about being brilliant in the basics. He is exactly right in that many business owners are missing this simple but key concept. The stuff that makes an elite business different than an o.k. business is being brilliant in the basics. How do they do that? It is all about focus and intention.
Let's talk about the D.O.P.E. business plan that Gerald outlined for us. First you must Define your strategic objectives. If you do not know where your are going you may get somewhere unintended. You and your team has to know WHERE you are going!
You must also Organize your business model so that it fits your lifestyle. If your business is...
The Coin Drop
It takes getting in the game. It takes is the first step, because without that step, nothing else will happen. For Matt Miller, it started with one machine. When he heard the coins drop that first time, he was hooked. He went on to build a large and growing franchise business through that experience. He is adding value to the world everyday because he took the first step. What is your coin drop?
I can tell you my coin drop. It was the first coaching client I had in 2010. The look on his face when I helped provide him clarity and results hooked me for life. It was the one thing that pushed me to build a business around helping small business owners. It is what calls me everyday to add more value. And just like Matt hearing the coin drop over and over again, I still experience the same clarity moments in my coaching everyday.
What is your coin drop? What is your one thing?
Get In the Game
Ironically, many of us with great and noble ideas flounder. We...