For years, I bought into the saying, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.”
Don’t get me wrong – I still believe it.
But you can be growing personally or professionally and still be complacent.
Trust me, this was me for YEARS. I thought I was making progress and growing, only to find out I was thinking too small.
The bar I set for myself was too low…
So, of course, every book I finished or meditation I completed felt like I won the dang Super Bowl. But in reality, I wasn’t even scratching the surface of the dream God had for me or the progress he prepared for me to make.
On today’s episode of the Coming Up Clutch with J.R.™ show, I sit down with financial expert and founder of the Lion’s Eye Mastermind, Joe Blackburn.
Joe has made a career helping the world’s most successful people 3-7x their growth…in many cases, helping them go beyond anything they originally thought they could do.
In this latest episode, Joe and I talk about…
- The big lesson that came out of Joe’s family navigating Joe’s wife’s battle with breast cancer
- What helped Joe lead a team of over 200 financial advisors that earned $117 million in revenue and managed over $17 billion in assets.
- How to bridge the gap from standard growth to expansive success
…and so much more.
If you want to grow and experience success at the pace and level that you’re capable of, then lock in to today’s episode.
[00:01 – 08:20] Introducing Joe to the show
- Joe’s most embarrassing moment
- Joe’s background, story, and professional journey
[08:21 – 17:46] Big lesson that came out of Joe’s family navigating Joe’s wife’s battle with breast cancer
- There’s so much unknown in the world and so much out of our control, so FAITH must be front and center
- Regarding leading his family, the mentality became, “I can’t be the victim when it’s not happening to me.”
- The law of necessity kicked in – I couldn’t fold in the middle of this adversity. My family needed me.
- Adversity isn’t easy, but it’s worse to sit around and worry about it.
[17:47 – 30:20] What helped Joe lead a team of over 200 financial advisors that earned $117 million in revenue and managed over $17 billion in assets.
- People don’t allow themselves to feel differently and struggle
- Origin of Joe’s self confidence: at a young age, he would do little things that would pull him out of a comfort zone (e.g. pay a bill, open the door for a stranger, etc.)
- If you want self-confidence, you have to have an awareness of other people, but not worry about what they think
- Just DO something that’s a little out of the norm, then keep doing it
[30:21 – 44:12] How to bridge the gap from standard growth to expansive success
- Have to know where you want to go, where you’re at today, and map out what it’s going to take to bridge the gap (i.e. have a vision)
- Big keys: delegate and develop (i.e. who are you developing to do things that you shouldn’t?)
- RE: building wealth, there’s a basic hygiene to it (e.g. saving in 401k, have an emergency fund, etc. – these are equivalent to taking a shower everyday)
- We have to think about the possibilities of more success before we act
- Big thing that gets in the way of success: distractions and lack of focus (everything sounds good)
- Joe’s advice: build your “gusher” first (i.e. get laser focused on the ONE thing that brings you passion)
- Decide what to do with your excess capital
[44:13 – 51:16] What you can’t miss when it comes to experiencing more wealth and less stress in today’s uncertain world
- Get great at your craft / maximize what you’re great at first
- Find a way to get excess capital doing things that compliment your craft, then make good decisions with it (i.e. decisions that allow you to live the life you want to live)
[51:17 – 56:12] Wrapping Up
- Joe’s BIG domino
- How to connect with Joe
“Adversity isn’t easy, but it’s worse to sit around and worry about it.” – Joe Blackburn
“If you want self-confidence, you have to have an awareness of other people, but not worry about what they think.” – Joe Blackburn
“Just DO something that’s a little out of the norm, then keep doing it.” – Joe Blackburn
“If you don’t tell people the truth, you’re robbing them.” – Joe Blackburn
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