Focusing On People's Professional Lives - Michael Neuendorff

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Howdy, howdy everyone, Tad Stephens on the Micro Success Secrets podcast where we focus on business psychology and marketing and how you can use that in your business daily and long term. Today I'm talking with Michael Neuendorff, who is a professional coach, consultant, and trainer. He works with businesses and individuals across the country and focuses his energy on raising sales for business owners and sales people, you find him on YouTube by searching for his name.

We're gonna pretend like that if you could go back into it in a time machine go back in time, and you had one business or life decision that you could change and you you've wanted to or you thought about it? Do you have one of those? And if you could go back, would you change it? And if you would change it, what would you change it to?

- That's an interesting question because I've thought about that many times, actually. And the one decision that I might make differently, is when I started in business, because I've been doing coaching now, for almost 13 years. I started in 2008. And I left my good corporate job right in the beginning of the mother of all recessions. So if I could change it and keep my cushy corporate job for a few more years with the benefits and the opportunities, I might do that. But I've also read that sometimes the best businesses are started in the most difficult of times. So that's why maybe even if I had the chance, I wouldn't. 

So if you could go back in the Time Machine again, and you could look at one decision that turned out just super positive. I mean, you can divide your memory for you know, you remember everything is it was before that and everything it was after that, do you have one of those that you chair?

- I do that one actually is pretty simple. And I goes back a little bit earlier, there was a time when I thought I wanted to get an MBA. I did not want to take the test. To qualify for an MBA program, and I wanted to find an easier way to get into an MBA program. So I discovered that if you enroll in an MBA program permit overseas University, you do not have to take the GMAT. So I actually enrolled in a distance learning program with Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, and I started taking MBA courses correspondence through the mail. 

And this next question kind of relates to our could relate to that it does sometimes, is if you could go back again and you could look at one decision that was the scariest. What do we what do you think that would be?

Well, it actually relates to my first answer. That's why I said it is sometimes it does. So when I was looking at leaving my corporate job and going into business for myself, my wife and I decided that we would pursue a franchise, because we felt that a franchise might be a little safer. Step into the world of business ownership versus just hanging out your shingle. 

So being entrepreneurs, we come across decisions like that all the time. And when when you come up to a decision like that, like the MBA versus the communications, the franchise versus or jumping, full time or not jumping full time, when you come across, those are even smaller decisions. Do you have a way that you analyze and you go about making those decisions to either get unstuck or keep from getting stuck that you could share?

- Well, first, you need to know a little bit about me and how I make big decisions. And that is I take my time, there is a book written by David Epstein called Range. And there was another book written by the former publisher or editor of Forbes Rich Carl Guard, and it was called Late Bloomers. Late bloomers described who I am in terms of making decisions, later than other people make them and taking more time.

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