Where’s your pot of gold? Where do you think it just might be?
This one is a classic, but oh so relevant. In fact, I talk about it in this week’s podcast. Have you listened to it yet? I encourage you to get the book Acres of Diamonds and learn where your real pot of gold is.
Is it maybe that new product that someone else has that you can develop for them? Or maybe a new service that that you could incorporate into your business?
I’m Dr. Ty with port Bell SEO and welcome to episode 52! I had to think about that for a minute. We’re at episode 52! That’s a year, 52 weeks the Easy SEO and More podcast has been up and running!
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I want to give you a quote today: “Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas, they’re in your own back yard if you but dig for them.”
And obviously that quote is very old. It’s by Russell Conwell, the author of Acres of Diamonds (click the link to find it on Amazon). If you’ve never read that book, I highly recommend it.
There’s another famous person that I want to talk to you about and his name is Jacob Schick. Jacob Schick is the inventor of the electric razor. But he didn’t go about trying to invent the electric razor; he was a military person. And one of the places that they sent him was Alaska of all places.
Since he was in Alaska, he decided to do some gold prospecting while he was there. Alaska, as you can guess for those of you that don’t live there, is a little bit cool. In fact, I think there are parts of Alaska where the snow never melts. It sounds like a great place to visit, but I don’t know if I’d want to live there.
Anyway, he was in Alaska, and he liked to be clean shaven, but he couldn’t get warm water, which is why he invented the electric razor. Think about that. He’s a military man and the military was kind of his career. He had been in the military for several years before he invented this. And even after he invented it, he went back into active duty in World War One and fought in the war.
His invention took quite a while to come to fruition, but he never stopped, because he realized that his real pot of gold was inside his head with his invention.
Think about it, your pot of gold is not out there. It isn’t, or maybe it is, but it’s going to start right inside your own head.
I know this is going to sound weird, but you need to get out of your head so that you can get into your head and start mapping where that pot of gold is. And the best way you can do that, that I’ve learned, is to get a coach.
As you as you may (or may not) know, I am a business coach. And I actually have a doctorate in coaching, so I know a little bit about coaching.
And I highly recommend that if something is stopping you, something is limiting you. Maybe you can’t seem to break out of a certain area; get a business coach.
Click here to find out more about our coaching services, or find another business coach. It doesn’t have to be me, I just recommend that you get a business coach and start working on that.
A business coach isn’t someone that you have forever, more like someone you got to for a few months or a year at a time.
But you need to be careful about who you hire as a business coach because most business coaches are not coaches: They’re consultants. A consultant is someone you go to with a specific business issue. They’re an expert in their field, they give you advice and you fix the issue.
Now, business consultants are calling them coaches these days because that’s the buzzword, isn’t it? Everybody wants a coach; no one wants a consultant anymore.
So I highly recommend you get with a business coach.
I’d be happy to give you a free session so that we can find out if we’re a good fit, or to even get you an idea of what business coaching is about. And I do only have limited spots available, so there’s only a few people that I can do the free sessions for each month, but I’m happy to.
But again, I’m not the only business coach out there. Just make sure that the person that you go with is a real business coach.
Make 2022 your best year ever by unlocking the pot of gold that’s in your own head.
Hey, what did you think of the podcast blast that I did on January 3? Have you listened to it yet? I did 10 episodes with five quick marketing tips of each episode. So if you haven’t downloaded those yet, do that and rate the one you like the most. I want to know which one you like the most is going to help guide me through 2022 to find out where I can help you the best.
Take care everybody and I’ll talk to you next time.
Dr. Ty Belknap, CEO, Port Bell SEO
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