Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You!

Have you ever been ghosted? You know…ignored!? Today we’re talking about the one guaranteed way to prevent being ignored! Stay tuned!

“Be so good they can’t ignore you!” -Steve Martin

I love this quote from Steve Martin! So simple and yet so true! And it may be tipping you off to today’s topic.

The single best way to ensure you are not ignored is to be great at what you do. Be so great that they can’t ignore you (as Steve says). I’ve been saying for years that, “Results trump everything else,” and it’s true, well, mostly true. I mean, you can’t burn the building down or anything…but short of something like that, results matter!

But Thom, you don’t understand…I have a (mean boss, ridiculous quota, disliked product line, etc, etc…) to which I will reply… “Yeah, and?” Look, everybody has tough circumstances sometimes. Everybody has to deal with crap assignments, bad bosses…deal with it! Over-deliver anyway!

Tell me what you think. Drop a comment below and let me know if you’ve every experienced what can happen when you over-deliver!

The Right People Will Come

Have you ever thrown a party and worried that nobody would show up? Maybe it’s not a party but a grand opening or new product launch…you put everything you have into getting people to come out and being prepared….

Sometimes just the anxiety over whether anyone will show or not can be crushing! Especially if you REALLY need this to go well! What does it say about your business or you as a person if nobody shows? Well, here’s a thought…

I really do believe this sentiment with all my heart. Every time I host and event or promote a product, I get anxious about how many, if any, will show up. And then I remember this quote from Will and I’m reminded not to pay attention to the people that don’t show. Instead, I choose to see it as thinning out the crowd to only those that needed to be there…and I give them the very best I’ve got!

What about you? Do you find yourself worrying about results? Watching that LIKE count? Comparing follower counts with the other businesses and people serving your market?

Let me suggest that, just for today, you ignore all that. Just ignore it. You can go back to it tomorrow if you feel like you really need to. But for today, you’re just going to ignore it and put the very best you’ve got out into the world. Let’s try that today and see what happens!

PS – Leave a comment below or tag me on all the greatness you produce today. We’d love to see it!

A Life Worthwhile

What makes a life worthwhile? Well, if you believe Albert, it has something to do with living (working?) for others. Me? I think he was on to something. Read on and join in the conversation below.

I’ve shared my baseline belief statement many times, but, on the off chance that this is your first visit…welcome…and here it is again…

I believe we are each uniquely gifted, talented, and placed to do work that matters.

– Thom Rigsby

When I share that with people a common question I get is, “What do you mean by ‘work that matters?'” Wow! You were thinking that too? Huh…well, okay, let’s take a look at what makes work matter! I use a three part test for determining if your work matters.

First, does the work energize you?

Second, does the work challenge you?

Third, does the work align with your goals and values?

And finally, does it create opportunity and/or value for you and other people? And THIS is why we’re here today. We tend to be pretty good at seeking and creating value for ourself, buy how are you when it comes to creating value for other people? This is the crux of Albert’s statement, that a worthwhile life is on spent helping and creating value for others. When you focus and do that well, you will find joy and fulfillment beyond measure!

Take a minute right now and consider these questions about the work you do every day… about the work you are getting ready to do THIS day. Does it energize and challenge you? Does it align with your goals and values? Does it create value for you and others?

If you answered no to any of these questions, it’s time to reconsider the work you’re doing and begin pursuing better alignment with your purpose in life. At the time it was one of the toughest realizations I’d made in my life…and an equally difficult decision to take back the reins of my life. If you haven’t read my story, I’d encourage you to do so, here’s the link that answers the question Who Is Thom Rigsby.

What It Takes to Succeed In Business

I love this quote from Sir Richard but it always leaves me with a question.

How do you balance what the customer wants with what you want to give the customer?

Most small business owner get into the business because they possess some skill or ability they would like to monetize…without regard many times to the size or population of the market! When I speak with these people in my coaching practice, I see great frustration in their eyes as they are determined to “help” their market with their product.

People don’t by your ___ because they don’t want it!

This is a really hard truth to hear for many owners but a necessary one. As soon as they can recognize that the customer is the one that gets to determine what’s valuable, we go to work trying to figure out WHY the customer doesn’t want what they are offering.

So, how do you do it? How to you balance what the customer wants against what you or you business want to give them? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Thom

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Agree or Disagree #2

Thom Rigsby Work-Life Balance

Well, here we go, installment number two in the Agree or Disagree series. Today’s topic should be a doosie!

Agree or Disagree #2
Work-Life Balance is a myth.

For all the time and effort that has gone into finding work-life balance, you’d think someone would have found it by now! Kind of like Bigfoot, right?! Well, here’s the thing…lots of people HAVE found it, they just call it something different…LIFE.

Yep, that’s right…it’s just life. Now don’t get me wrong…work will be a big part of your life, but that’s what it is, a PART of your LIFE. There’s family, friends, hobbies, sports…all the other things that make us well-rounded, happy, and healthy folks.

So rather than trying to find a way to keep them separate and balanced, I say we should find ways to make them work to mutually benefit one another, you know, like finding a job on the beach (or better yet, starting a business on the beach)…something that combines your work and your life to create the lifestyle of your dreams!

Do you believe work-life balance is possible or is it just a myth?

Agree or Disagree #1

If we’ve ever had the opportunity to talk about such things, you may have heard me say that one of our greatest losses in my lifetime has been our ability to disagree with one another. Get three people together and you’re guaranteed to find SOMETHING that someone disagrees with…and at some point it’s going to come up!

We have no hope of reaching our fullest potential as a society and as individuals unless we re-learn how to express our ideas and beliefs with one another, talking about our differences, and committing ourselves to growth!

So, with that as an objective, I’m starting an irregular series of posts called Agree or Disagree. In these posts I intend to publish thoughtful dichotomies that we can explore critically and, hopefully, grow as we discuss.

So, without further ado…here goes number one…

Agree or Disagree #1:
What you THINK doesn’t matter, what you DO matters.

As the old saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. In my coaching practice, I frequently talk to business owners or high-level employees who have been thinking about doing something and now they find themselves stuck. In all these cases, what you think has no impact on the outcome, what you do creates results. Do you agree or disagree?

New Things For A New Year

Well, I suppose since we’re a third of the way through February, it’s right on the cusp of camping it a new year. That point not withstanding, new things are on the way!

Maybe you’ve noticed changes to the website, maybe you’ve heard different themes if you’ve heard me in person, but the biggest changes are coming to the radio and podcasts!

I know it’s mean to tease but that’s really all I can share so far. Just wanted to let the faithful know I’m still here!

Thom

It’s Christmas Eve!


Enjoy! Thom, THE Unashamed Non-Conformist PS: Here’s the link to the Patreon page where you can become a supporter of the show! Find out more at http://www.Patreon.com/ThomRigsby =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Thom Rigsby is a lifestyle & business strategy expert. Drawing on his experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur launching almost a dozen startups and more than 25 years of business experience, Thom brings his creativity and “Non-Conformist” approach to entrepreneurship and getting results for you and your small business! So, whether you are looking for answers to your small business questions, time management tips, need a comprehensive business strategy or just craving some work-life balance, following Thom’s exclusive personal development plan you can letting life happen to you and begin to create the life you crave with your very own small business. Be sure to connect with Thom… …on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thomrigsbycoaching …on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/thomrigsby …and on Instagram http://www.Instagram.com/thomrigsby Become a part of the Work That Matters Facebook group at http://fb.com/groups/workthatmatters Thom is available for one-on-one coaching and as a motivational speaker on topics including peak performance, how to plan, personal development, success, and work-life balance to the mindset of wealth and success. Contact Thom at www.ThomRigsby.com for more details.
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You Can’t Make Me!


Enjoy! Thom, THE Unashamed Non-Conformist PS: Here’s the link to the Patreon page where you can become a supporter of the show! Find out more at http://www.Patreon.com/ThomRigsby =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Thom Rigsby is a lifestyle & business strategy expert. Drawing on his experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur launching almost a dozen startups and more than 25 years of business experience, Thom brings his creativity and “Non-Conformist” approach to entrepreneurship and getting results for you and your small business! So, whether you are looking for answers to your small business questions, time management tips, need a comprehensive business strategy or just craving some work-life balance, following Thom’s exclusive personal development plan you can letting life happen to you and begin to create the life you crave with your very own small business. Be sure to connect with Thom… …on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thomrigsbycoaching …on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/thomrigsby …and on Instagram http://www.Instagram.com/thomrigsby Become a part of the Work That Matters Facebook group at http://fb.com/groups/workthatmatters Thom is available for one-on-one coaching and as a motivational speaker on topics including peak performance, how to plan, personal development, success, and work-life balance to the mindset of wealth and success. Contact Thom at www.ThomRigsby.com for more details.
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Take Credit for Your Wins, But…!


“You cannot take credit for your successes unless you also take credit for your losses!” –Thom Rigsby Enjoy! Thom, THE Unashamed Non-Conformist PS: Here’s the link to the Patreon page where you can become a supporter of the show! Find out more at http://www.Patreon.com/ThomRigsby =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Thom Rigsby is a lifestyle & business strategy expert. Drawing on his experience as a small business owner and entrepreneur launching almost a dozen startups and more than 25 years of business experience, Thom brings his creativity and “Non-Conformist” approach to entrepreneurship and getting results for you and your small business! So, whether you are looking for answers to your small business questions, time management tips, need a comprehensive business strategy or just craving some work-life balance, following Thom’s exclusive personal development plan you can letting life happen to you and begin to create the life you crave with your very own small business. Be sure to connect with Thom… …on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thomrigsbycoaching …on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/thomrigsby …and on Instagram http://www.Instagram.com/thomrigsby Become a part of the Work That Matters Facebook group at http://fb.com/groups/workthatmatters Thom is available for one-on-one coaching and as a motivational speaker on topics including peak performance, how to plan, personal development, success, and work-life balance to the mindset of wealth and success. Contact Thom at www.ThomRigsby.com for more details.
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