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How to Know What You Want to Be When You Grow Up – Featuring Dave Roberts!

Have you arrived or all you still trying to figure out “what you want to be when you grow up?”  Has your book been written or does your story have more chapters?  As an aspiring leader we often get trapped in our day-to-day, our license to operate and find ourselves wanting break out!
 
In the 2017 Vision Challenge on Day 2 we ask the question “if anything were possible what kind of future could you imagine?” Unfortunately, this is NOT an easy question to answer even when you break it down so this provocative training will give attendees some simple steps to discovering (or rediscovering) “What You Want to Be When you Grow Up!”
 
Dave Roberts has been the driving force behind the growth and transformation of numerous organizations throughout his career.  As Founder and CEO of Roberts High Performance, LLC he leads the development of a multi-faceted business development, consulting, and marketing company focused on business development by “connecting the dots” and delivering high performance and strategic transformation to organizations across all industries of all sizes (Fortune 50, to Churches, schools, small businesses and individuals).

Dave Roberts is also co-founder with of the Business Growth Networka non-profit network of aspiring leaders seeking Business Growth Through Networking, Vision and Planning!

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Climb to Success: 3 Superpowers that Ensure your Results

By Jena Apgar / a couple of years ago

What is your Climb to Success? What hurdles and mountains stand in your way?

Several years ago, Certified Coach JoAnne Marceau challenged her own inner obstacles to summit 14,410 ft. Mount Rainier. Having proven she was stronger than the negative thoughts within her, JoAnne used what she learned during the climb to face challenges in her life, including leaving a 20-year marriage, becoming a professional speaker and leaving a 30-year corporate career to start her successful coaching business.

In “Climbing to Success” JoAnne teaches insights she gained on her climb, including:

  • The ‘code’ to clarifying and fulfilling your personal and business goals
  • How to overcome the long-held beliefs that stifle growth and fulfillment.
  • When you change your thinking, you change your results both personally and professionally

 

JoAnne Marceau, award-winning change agent and author, has been guiding people to success in life and in business for over 25 years.

As a transformational expert, JoAnne has a proven track record of supporting clients in producing extraordinary results; taking them from stalled to unstoppable, by replacing distraction and doubt with clarity, focus and action.

She is a master at uncovering and shattering the un-examined mindsets that block the path to success.

Where was this “Climb to Success” Training held originally?

This Facebook Live training was done at the Richardson/Plano Networkers Friday Meeting on November 4th, 2016. What is that? A fun group of integrity minded business people who are looking to network, build relationships and share leads/referrals and introductions… and to be each other’s eyes and ears out there in the marketplace!

If you are in the Greater Dallas Area, Please RSVP for the next Friday lunch! We would love to meet you! David and I are often there. If you have any questions, please contact one of the organizers.

If not…

We want you in our online business success group!

We want you to have the tools and the vision to get to where YOU want to be. Get the regular training you need to get your business off the ground and growing successfully. Bad news is you have to do the work to make it happen. Great news is that you get to check the training and the membership for only $2. Get started here: https://businessgrowthnetwork.org/bgninsiders

What is your Mountain you need to Climb to Success? Let us know in the comments below!

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What is the Vision Challenge?

By Jena Apgar / a couple of years ago

Why did we create the Vision Challenge? Simple, It should come as no surprise to anyone after the massive changes in 2016 that businesses large or small are facing exponential change as they begin 2017. Massive shifts in technology, market demographics, genomics, and geopolitics will generate unprecedented opportunity or catastrophic failures in businesses across the globe.

As a leader it’s your choice. Choosing to embrace your vision and take action will yield opportunities you’ve yet to imagine. Paralysis of resting comfortably in your history of success or failure will ensure the failure you fear.

In this fast-paced interactive session you will learn the 10 components of the 2017 Vision Challenge and how to choose to embrace your vision and take action! You can sign up to go through the Vision Challenge today at BusinessGrowthNetwork.org/vc

Dave Roberts has been the driving force behind the growth and transformation of numerous organizations throughout his career. As Founder and CEO of Roberts High Performance, LLC he leads the development of a multi-faceted business development, consulting, and marketing company focused on business development by “connecting the dots” and delivering high performance and strategic transformation to organizations across all industries of all sizes (Fortune 50, to Churches, schools, small businesses and individuals).

Jena Apgar is a Social Media & Digital Marketing Maven. She is the Founder of Brand Dot Blog – a Veteran owned, Profit Driven Social Media & Digital Marketing Agency for small to mid-sized firms. Brand Dot Blog is focused on bringing in qualified leads and sales that drive the bottom line. As a Social Media Strategist & Thought Leader, Jena works with entrepreneurs to build marketing plans, consult on strategy and train and setup their company to handle the marketing essential to their on-going success.

Where was this “What is the Vision Challenge?” Training held originally?

This Facebook Live training was done at the Richardson/Plano Networkers Friday Meeting on January 8th, 2017. What is that? A fun group of integrity minded business people who are looking to network, build relationships and share leads/referrals and introductions… and to be each other’s eyes and ears out there in the marketplace!

If you are in the Greater Dallas Area, Please RSVP for the next Friday lunch! We would love to meet you! David and I are often there. If you have any questions, please contact one of the organizers.

If not…

We want you in our online business success group!

We want you to have the tools and the vision to get to where YOU want to be. Get the regular training you need to get your business off the ground and growing successfully. There is a training just for the Vision Challenge complete with examples, templates and video explanations. Bad news is you have to do the work to make it happen. Great news is that you get to check the training and the membership for only $2. Get started here: https://businessgrowthnetwork.org/bgninsiders

Have you completed the Vision Challenge? Let us know how it went in the comments below!

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What if Your Start (or Restart) Could Guarantee Your Business Success? Answer: It Can!

By Jena Apgar / a couple of years ago

Do you have a desire to start and achieve business success? Are you aspiring to take your company to the next level? Chances are you are struggling with where to begin. Are you asking yourself “what is the first thing I need to do?” How do you avoid missteps and wasted time and money?

If you seek advice, most highly paid consultants and traditional experts will advise you to assess your past performance identifying your strengths and weaknesses. Then they would recommend that you look at your present situation and define opportunities and threats that will reveal a course of action that will enable you to move forward successfully and confidently.

Have you gotten that advice?

If you’ve ever sought to develop a business plan or transform your current business chances are you have either:

  1. Spent a lot of time and money executing that advice only to realize that you are still chasing an elusive answer or
  2. You have become paralyzed with the massive list of next steps, expected time and money required to move forward.

The reason you’re not achieving your vision is because you’re starting incorrectly!

Starting or transforming a business without having a complete and clear vision of your future is like getting into the car to go out to dinner without even knowing what your desired experience would look like.  You’ll most likely end up settling for a venue that you’ve enjoyed in the pass and although it may be even better than you remembered it most certainly will fall short of your dream night out!

So, if you were expecting to have the best and most transforming meal of your life, it is highly unlikely that you will have that experience. In fact, I would submit that it’s ridiculous to even have that expectation with only your past experience and a navigation system to guide you. But, let’s assume that you imagined the kind of food, drink, service and atmosphere that would create that perfect night out and proceeded to get your dining partner’s alignment with your vision. The chances of success increase exponentially.

How much more ridiculous is it to assume you could start a new business or embark on a journey of transforming your business with just your past experience and an idea of current opportunities?  Without clearly and completely envisioning or re-envisioning your desired future you are again doomed to disappointment and frustration.  Yet that is precisely what I find many (if not most) aspirational leaders doing.

So what if your business vision was as clear and real as if you were standing in it? What if you could actually see how you dealt with millennials, mobility, cloud computing, genomics, big data, cyber security, geopolitics, global connectivity, the internet of things, and mass market movements? All of the significant and exponential changes making our past experience obsolete and clouding our view of the future.

What if you could see how you overcame barriers to your vision of a transformational future and exponential success? Barriers like your history, your failures, your competition, even your historical success, and your current perception of your value? What if this collection of confusing and seemingly disconnected collection of dots, the seemingly impossible to envision future along with the bridge back to today were visible and clearly defined?

That complete and clear picture of your desired future IS the start that can ensure your success. So, what are the components that define the picture? Well as you may have guessed, it’s NOT your historical strengths and weaknesses combined with current opportunities and threats informed by current/historical best practices!

That complete and clear picture is NOT a mechanical, intellectual exercise of planning a course forward into an exponentially changing future. Instead, that picture begins with the heart… your passion… that yet unimagined dream of what might be if anything were possible.

We call this The Vision Challenge and the intent this challenge is to move us to a place where we can truly answer the question, “if anything were possible, what kind of future could I imagine?” So where do we begin?

The next session begins January 2nd, 2017 and you can sign up below:

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Obviously YOU are the beginning and the end of your story. Everything else becomes part of your vision – that complete and clear picture. The pieces of that picture will include your desired beliefs, ideas, and knowledge. Your physical body, health, personality, talents, emotions, and strengths will also be in the picture. Your connection to a higher source, love and yourself must be envisioned along with your relationships with family, friends, close colleagues.

You are the beginning and the end of your story by David Roberts

Clearly understanding and including your community, strategic partners and customers in the picture as well as your home, office, technology and finally your geography and environmental surrounding will enable you to complete the business success picture.

In future posts we will discuss other aspects to business success: vision alignment, the transformational journey and how to intentionally design your business and create the future of your dreams.

But first, let’s get you into the Vision Challenge today! A simple, but highly effective, 10 Day email challenge designed to push your goals, hopes and dreams onto paper creating a vision, a definable goal for your business. From determining the heart of what moves you, your ideal client to your personal story and transformations, you will have a clear vision moving forward for the next 12 months.

You might be asking yourself why this is not an ongoing event? Simple, because we want to be able to be there for you through the process. We want everyone working together as a team in one place. The Facebook Group was specifically designated exclusively for Vision Challengers to help and support one another in a cohesive network. Because we are greater as a team. Because networks of people can accomplish what may otherwise seem impossible.

We want you in our business success group!

We want you to have the tools and the vision to get to where YOU want to be.

Typically, this business success process has been made available only to large corporations who could afford to bring in $100,000 Global Transformation Consulting teams. We have formatted and simplified the process down to 10 emails across 10 business days – no weekends.  Save your seat for the very first round made to the public today. Lets get you in…

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