Leaving Nothing To Chance | Steve Leapley | Ghostwriter

 

We all contain multitudes of wisdom within us. Our life experiences are our best source material for the story we tell others. However, not many of us are born writers, so how do we share our message with the world? Steven Leapley can help with that. Steve is an Executive Ghostwriter and Editor at his own company, Leapley Enterprises, where he helps veterans write their signature books. In this episode, he shares his colorful life experiences building businesses that bring out the best in people—from a family farm to being an executive for a Fortune 500 company to personal development and life coaching to ghostwriting. What is more, Steve shares his eBook, 21 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Ghostwriter, where he stresses the importance of hiring not just any ghostwriter but the right ghostwriter for you. Tune in now!

 

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21 Questions With Steven Leapley (Ghostwriter)

I got a very interesting guest, Mr. Steven Leapley, all the way from California.

Yes, thanks, John, for having me on.

I know you spent ten-plus years in the Navy as a corpsman. Thank you for your service to our country. Certainly, sixteen years as a paramedic and working in the medical community. What did that teach you?     

It taught me how to read people. The one thing I brought out of that was as a paramedic working in the medical field, you roll up on an accident scene or somebody comes into the emergency room, whatever, you have a very short time to make a judgment call on their character. When you roll out of the ambulance, “Is the scene safe?” “Is the guy on drugs?” All these variables can happen. You have to make a quick judgment call, “Is the person telling the truth?” “What’s going on?” Throughout my career in the medical field, the one thing that I walked away with was the ability to read people pretty well about 97% of the time.

You’re also a dad to eight kids. That explains the gray in the beard, by the way. I got it in my hair from 4, so I can’t imagine 8.

Do you know the difference between 4 and 8? There is none.

I talked to a guy in Utah and he told me he’s 80 years old and he’s still working in the insurance field. We’re just talking and he says, “I’m still working. I had 8 kids, 18 grandkids, and 49 great-grandkids.” What a legacy. Unbelievable.

That’s what I’m hoping for. I had to talk with God some years back and I’m going to live to be 120, so I can see five generations. That’s my goal.

That’s a great goal. I share a similar one. I’m going strong and not planning on slowing down anytime in the near future. You’ve been a full-time RV living minimalist since 2017. Tell us about that.    

In 2015 and 2016, we moved 3 times, and the last 3 homes that we lived in all flooded or something. The last two flooded and the one before that I can’t remember exactly what it was, but it was just this never-ending cycle it seemed to be challenged with homes. We weren’t in a place financially, especially Southern California, to buy, so my wife came to me one night and said, “Can we just buy an RV and go live full-time and travel? You’re working for yourself now. You have the flexibility. Can we do that?”

I said, “No, we’re not going to do that,” and yet then we ended up doing it. It took a little coercing and compromise, but we bought a 36-foot travel trailer with 4 slide-outs and put all the kids into one bedroom and modified a bunkhouse. We had five at that time. When we started, we had six with us. The oldest was gone and out of the house, so we had six with us, and they all lived in the same bedroom when we were in the house.

They would share bedrooms and all ended up in the same room and they never went into their bedroom except to sleep. Logistically, it made sense. It wasn’t like a huge jump for any of the kids to do that. We did that and we did a cross-country trip with it. A couple of other regional trips. We just fell in love with that process. It helped us. For me, with my older three kids, I was working 50 or 60 hours a week and hardly ever home.

That was another thing about having the six with us; at that time, the oldest was just getting ready to graduate high school. He wanted to move out and the one behind him was just getting ready to move out. It created this bond with our family to be closer. It forced me, as the dad, to be more present. I was there. It wasn’t like I was gone, gone, but when I was home, I was never home. I’m always thinking about work. That forced me to put away my work hat, be more present with my kids, and work on what kind of legacy I want to leave for my family.

It’s the best decision we’ve ever made. We’re still in one now. We live on private land right now, and it’s nice, which is how we can have a farm. It was one of those things where, when you strip away everything, it helps define what your needs are. It helps me learn how to live within my means and determine what I want in life, why, and how I will get there. It’s directed a lot of my paths.

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You have built a family farm, with the current economy and everything else makes a lot of sense to feed your own family. I know you do a little bit of selling to the general public there where you live, but tell us about the family farm a little bit. How did that develop? What role does everybody have daily, and how do you delegate, etc.?

We’re still learning that process. We had 75 chickens, 50 meat chickens, and 25 egg-laying hens when we started. We just wanted to start to see what we could do and we ended up with our first butchering. They call it culling. It makes it sound better. We’re going to cull the chickens instead of butchering them, but you’re just butchering them, which is what we’re doing. In that first group, out of the 50, we ended up butchering 19. The rest of them had either gotten eaten or swiped up by a couple of the dogs, left for the day, and never came back.

That whole process was cool to walk through and to learn how to raise meat chickens. It’s a lot different than egg-laying chickens because you raise them, you feed them, they give you eggs and it’s beautiful. Everybody has their job. There are chores. We have four currently at home. Those are the four who are gardening, farming, and ranching with us. It was their job to go out and water the garden, collect the eggs, and feed all the animals twice a day. It was a collective effort for all of us to get out there. Sometimes, I was able to get out there. Sometimes, my work schedule had me not, but it was something that we learned how to do.

We moved to a new farm pad, which has twenty acres, which is amazing. We have 2 cows, 5 goats, 3 turkeys, 17 egg-laying chickens, 25 meat birds that we’re raising, and 4 dogs. Then we have a lemon grove and we’re clearing a bush to put in an orchard. Our one cow is a milking cow so we get milk from our dairy cows. The kids go out there and they milk in the morning and they milk in the evening. We help them now. My older two are boys. They do all the bigger chores. I helped take around the food and the straw and build all the buildings that we had.

I don’t go to Home Depot and spend $10,000 on building materials. I go to the local industrial factories, get all the pallets, and we build everything out of pallets. It’s been cool because there’s a value in teaching our kids hard work that’s been missed. I work from behind a computer most of the day and I love what I do, but it’s always really good to get out there and get your hands dirty and put in some hard, physical equity for the day, too, not just in a gym, but I feel like I’m giving back.

Leaving Nothing To Chance | Steve Leapley | Ghostwriter

Ghostwriter: There’s a value in teaching our kids hard work that’s been missed.

 

We have decided to have nothing on the farm that doesn’t give back to the farm in some way. Everything has a reason and a purpose. Teaching that to the kids has been a cool process because they’re like, “All I want to do is play Minecraft.” They know they can’t, but they know that if they work hard, they can. They’re learning the value of putting your work in; you work hard, and you can play hard.

I guess that you, too. Growing up on a farm, you’re seeing the seasons of life with the animals. The animals for meat production and the animals for egg production see a whole lot of stuff that mimics human beings as well as animals.

Yes, we do. My son killed his first gopher. He was all proud and brought it to me on the shovel, “I got it, Dad.” It was amazing. We do have that. We’ve witnessed births. The dogs that we have, our female mom gave birth to thirteen puppies. The kids got to see that and then we went through the process of finding really good homes for them.

They’re Great Pyrenees. They’re ranch dogs. It wasn’t like they would just go anywhere. They had to go to people who really either had land or knew exactly what they were going to do with the Great Pyrenees. We’ve had chickens that have died. Possums that got in and swiped them. Waking up to animals that had passed away and then in the butchering process was cool because all of our kids butchered their chickens.

Even our three-year-old, I had enough and we did it together, but it was cool. We decided we were going to do that first group of birds by hand. The kids had to learn how to pluck feathers out of a chicken. You can get a machine that you can turn on in a dozen in five seconds, or you can do it by hand, which takes anywhere up to about five minutes. It was a cool process. They learned how to respect where their food comes from and learn how to raise and be grateful for the process of food.

Being a minimalist, is that something that you decided, your wife decided or you decided together? How do you throw out all the other junk?

It’s it’s funny. We don’t feel like minimalists very much because whenever you get stable somewhere, you start accumulating things. Luckily, my shed is a 10 by 10. It can only hold so much.

Sometimes, it’s good to have limits but Steve, let’s talk business now. Let’s talk about some of the other business things because you’ve been involved in several businesses. You’ve been an executive for a Fortune 500 company in the HR world. Was that back in Chicago?

That was still here in San Diego. The Navy brought me to California and I never left after that. That was the Huntington Beach, Orange County area out here. I did that in the early to mid-2000s, right before the economy crashed. That was great because it was transitioning out of the medical field into traditional corporate world business.

You asked me earlier about one of my biggest takeaways from the medical field. When I was sitting down at my interview, the lady who was interviewing me, who became my boss, asked me a question. She said, “Why are you changing careers?” I thought about that for a minute and I said, “I’m not changing careers. I’m changing venues.” She replied, “Explain.”

I had no idea where that came from, but I had to explain it. The first thing that came was, “In the medical field, we’d show up on an accident scene and I’ve got about 30 seconds to decide on what’s going on. It’s the same thing when a customer walks into the building. They walk up to the front desk and we have about 30 seconds to figure out if they’re mad, sad, happy or in a hurry. Are they mad at us? Are they happy with us? We have to act accordingly and respond accordingly.” Especially in the HR field, I was in trading and development.

Teaching employees customer service skills. It was a natural transition for me. That helped position me well inside the corporate field because I felt like I had this little insight to teach others how to read others as they walk in. At that time, the company had a Yes We Can attitude no matter what the question was or what the demand was from the customer, the answer was, “Yes, we can.” That was an interesting dynamic because people were, “We can’t do this in the amount of time.” It was like you have to answer, “Yes, we can,” and we have to figure out how.

That’s corporate business right there. The customer is not always right but the customer should always be treated rightly. I think an actual better understanding of businesses is listening to what the customer wants in our clients or our customers, what they want and what they need, and we say, “Yes, we can do that. Here’s what it looks like. Here’s what it needs to look like. Here’s how it can look.”

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I think that the beauty of business is we can learn and grow. Every customer and every client that we encounter is a new opportunity for us to grow. It’s a new opportunity to teach something. It’s a new opportunity to learn something. The one thing I love about business is that there’s always something new to be had.

You’ve started four different businesses that you have going. The first one, of course, is the family farm, I assume, and we’ve talked about that a little bit, but let’s talk about your ghostwriting business and also the ability of our people to get your eBook.

My third business was a copywriting business that I started and that morphed into ghostwriting. I’ve been primarily ghostwriting. My focus on that has been writing books and blogs or articles for people. In the space that I’ve been in, people say you should niche down into something versus staying broad. If you try to serve everyone, they say you serve no one. That’s the old saying in business. There is a lot of truth to that. That had always been the hardest part because I had my hands in so many different areas. It was, “I love this and this.” I could see how everything was intertwined. For me, ghostwriting became that thread.

My focus is on veterans, entrepreneurs, and people in the medical field. Those are my primary niches, but they all go together, which is cool. It’s because there’s a lot of veteran entrepreneurs out there. A lot of them are in the sales space, and a lot of them come out of the military, and they’ll go to work for someone, and they realize that’s not really what I want.

I want that autonomy and entrepreneurship is perfect for that autonomy. Sometimes, a lot of network marketing are opportunites to own your piece of the business. That is what I love to focus on. I have a saying that every veteran and every medical professional should write their own story.

Not to sound too trite about serving everybody. I honestly think everybody has a story to tell. It just depends on who you are, where you’ve been, and what story you want to tell. I have clients who have a cool story and use that inside their business, especially if they’re coaches or consultants, “Here’s my message. Here’s how I can help you avoid the same pitfalls.”

I have clients who write that, which is cool. I have other clients who just want to write their memoirs and tell their sea stories from the military. I have one and this was cool for me. I have one guy who wants to write his book and tell his story as a memoir. He wants to make 10 copies of it and he wants to give those copies to his 10 grandkids. That’s all he wants to do just so they have his story as he’s in his 70s.

To me, in that talking process, “I want my story to be shared and I don’t want it to be lost.” He understood the value of we all have something to learn. I grew up in that thought process of there’s always something to learn from your elders. I loved going to my grandparents’ house and listening to my grandpa’s and grandma’s stories.

I wish that I was a writer back then because I would have written them all down because we lost a lot. I didn’t get into writing until both of them had passed away. We all have such richness in us. Whether business-related or person-related, there’s always something we can pass on to someone else. Whether it’s 1 person or it’s 1,000 people, we’re uniquely qualified in life. You can have 2 salesmen in the same company, and they’re going to have 2 separate stories. You get 10 salesmen together and you can write a Chicken Soup For The Soul book on how to do sales. In the entrepreneurial world, there are all these collaboration projects with books.

I always have that angle and that thought in my head that you should always consider writing a book. It’s cathartic, especially if it’s super personal and heartwarming and touching. It’s even cathartic in business to just walk through the process of how you’ve grown in your business, especially when you get somebody who’s done sales for 50 years.

I’m sure there are some amazing stories that people have in business, especially when it comes to direct sales and marketing, and you’re always going to meet a unique or potential customer. There’s always going to be one that’s going to throw you off. You have this dichotomy of good days and bad days. The threat is how you walk through both of those.

There’s the other side of not everybody knows how to tell the story. They have the story that they’re like, “I want to tell my story. I just don’t know how to.” That’s where I come in. I almost feel like I’m more of a coach than anything else when I work with my clients. I write the story, but I’m writing their story.

Someone called me the Jim Carrey of ghostwriting because I get inside the brain and the personality and I like to write from that angle. I feel like that’s the right way to do it. When I started, I thought ghostwriting was, “John, do you want to write a story on horses? Here’s your book on horses. You put your name on it and you go.” That’s what I thought ghostwriting was.

Some do that, but mostly, for me, it’s a collaboration of you have a story to tell. You just may not know how to put it together or how to make it flow and connect the dots from story A to story B to story G. That is where my genius comes in. That’s where I love to sit with people and walk through. I got an advanced degree in Psychology. I was going to be a counselor at one point.

I realized helping people write books is the best counseling you can give them because I’m not asking you, “How do you feel today? How do you feel about losing your business?” It’s like, “You want to tell a story about losing your business. What happened?” It completely shifts our brain, and it allows us to tell our story in a way that’s not forced. Typically, it can come from a place of greater authenticity and greater vulnerability. That’s an appropriate vulnerability and appropriate authenticity to deliver to whoever the audience might be.

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Ghostwriter: Helping people write books is the best counseling you can give them.

 

What you’re saying there is amazing because there are two points to that. One, I have a friend I’ve done some Bible studies with, and he says that two generations after we’re dead, nobody knows who we are, unless you were president of the United States or something. I think back to two generations in my family. My grandparents were all dead before I was born, with one exception. My grandmother was quite elderly. I don’t know their stories. I know a little bit, here and there, from my parents or aunts and uncles, who are now all dead also.

You think about that, two generations. A book that is written now, even if it’s a memoir like that one gentleman did of just, “I want 10 copies for my grandkids so they know who I was,” what a gift. You’re going to give to that future generation of who were you and where did I come from, more importantly, because I’m related to you. Who were you?

What a great gift that you’re giving people and allowing other people who maybe don’t have the writing skills or communication skills that you have to give to their families. It’s a beautiful thing, frankly. My second point is that when I wrote my first book, which was in 2005, a long time ago, I wrote it because of Barack Obama, believe it or not.

The reason for that was I heard him reference the fact that his mother had died young. I forgot his father’s story. He never knew his father, if I’m not mistaken. I can’t remember, but he made a great point. He wrote his books. He wrote it for his daughters. I married late. I married in my 40s. I had my kids in my 40s. What if something happened to me? They’ll have no idea who I was in terms of business, sports, or education.

They might know some formal facts from a relative, but they don’t know who you are. What a great gift you’re giving to help people and communicate that message to the next generation or generations in their family or, for that matter, not their family. We can learn a lot from other people’s stories, and that is so great. That’s the second business is ghostwriting. The third business is a personal development business. Tell us a little bit about that.

When I was still in the medical field, I started a consulting business doing organizational professional development where I was taking soft skills and creating courses around soft skills, conflict management, anger management, and time management. Also, a little bit more of the harder skills, like, resume building and interviewing techniques and going out and just helping people level up their skill sets to make them better in business.

Being in business at the time, I saw all of the lack of soft skills. It’s one of those things, especially in the corporate world. There’s an expectation that you know how to handle yourself professionally. If you don’t know how to handle yourself professionally, then you should probably go out and learn it, but we, the company, aren’t going to take the time to do that.

Leaving Nothing To Chance | Steve Leapley | Ghostwriter

Ghostwriter: If you don’t know how to handle yourself professionally, then you should probably go out and learn it.

 

I noticed that in a lot of organizations where they had an HR department, they had some of those skills, or if they did, they were one-off classes that they would teach every quarter, and they were optional classes to go to. At that time, I was just bound and determined. My niche was more in the medical field, going into hospitals, clinics, and ambulance companies to teach their staff how to have better customer service, essentially.

If I could wrap it up into one, it’s customer service. It’s all those soft skills that we bring that are important. You get angry in the morning, you show up at a sales call, and sometimes that energy and that emotion is still with you. Learning how to peel that away and let that fall away so that you can focus on what’s in front of you. I love teaching conflict resolution because we all deal with it.

There’s probably not a week that goes by that there’s not some conflict with something in our lives. Whether it’s minute or ongoing, there’s always something that’s going to create conflict. How we walk through and think about that really helps set us up for how we do life and how we show up in anything because of our emotions.

For me, I believe that my emotions just thread through everything I do. As a guy, I can compartmentalize things. If I’m having a fight with my wife, I can go to work and shut that door and work. If I’m having a bad day at work, I can come home, keep that work door there, and just hang out with my kids but sometimes, we can’t. I learned and taught people how to navigate those skills. I did that for about seven years, part-time, and had a blast doing it. Honestly, it was a fun gig.

What about life coaching? I know you’ve had a life coaching business as well.

In my last big corporate job, I was actually a professional Boy Scouter. I worked with the Boy Scouts before all this stuff started to come out with them. I got my advanced degree in Counseling and then went and got a life coaching. At that time, what I was seeing again was another part-time thing to do on the side.

Life coaching has changed over the years for sure because now it feels like anybody who could rent a Lamborghini and a backdrop can become a life coach. A buddy of mine had come to me and said, “I’m turning 25. I just got my life coaching certificate. I’m going to be a life coach. Can you send people my way?” I’m like, “I don’t trust you because I know you have no experience.”

One of the chapters that we’re editing right now is the difference between coaching and mentoring for one of the guys I’m writing a leadership book for. Mentoring is more about showing up and being available to pass on your skills and experiences to somebody, whereas life coaching is more of you getting paid to speak into somebody’s life.

I’ve always tried to bring more of the mentoring capacity into life coaching, which is one of the main reasons I did it part-time. I’ve been through so many different experiences in life, different life experiences, jobs, job settings, traumas. I was listening to other people who would say, “I’ve been through this situation. I don’t know what to do.” I’ve been there. I’ve walked that path.

Life coaching was something I felt I was called into. There was a season after the economy crashed in 2008 when I decided to return to school and utilize my GI bill. I couldn’t find a job, so I might as well go back to school.” My wife went back to school with me. We went through and did our Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, and Master’s degrees for a few years.

I went to seminary, got my Bible degree and got ordained as a chaplain. As I was coming out, it was like, “This is the perfect segue into coaching for me.” I had a handful of clients that I worked with over a few years. For me, it felt like a ministry because it was just something to give back as a way to say, “You can navigate life’s challenges. There are ways through it.”

I’ve been at the end of my rope a couple of times in my life, or feel like I don’t want to go on. I guess it feels so overwhelming. I’m a guy. I have no one to talk to. Even if I share my struggle with my HR department, now they’re going to think I can’t do my job. There’s so much pressure, especially on entrepreneurs, especially if you’re self-employed and have the autonomy to do it. Even so, if you’re a true red-blooded employee for somebody else, there are times when we need to feel there’s somebody else who can understand what we’re doing.

For me, that was why I got into life coaching. I’ve woken up many times and was like, “God, why do I feel like I’m Job? Why does my life feel like I’m Job?” I don’t like it, but then there’s that part of me that is able to step outside and go, “I see what you’re doing here and I see how you work there.” I want to make myself available and help others who’ve experienced something or are experiencing something that they feel is almost overwhelming. I want to be that person who can stand in the gap and say, “This isn’t it. You feel like today is the end day, but today is not your end day.”

You’re making another great point because, as men, anthropologically, we use about 2,000 words a day, whereas a woman uses 7,000. They’re just more expressive than we are. That’s a rule. There are exceptions to the rule, but because of that, I think women always have that outlet, even if they’re at the store and they talk to somebody they know they run into and ask, “How it’s going,” they’ll tell them how’s it going. With a guy, “Everything’s great.”

When you drill down in recovery, which we’ve been part of a recovery community here. We had a daughter who got herself in trouble with drugs several years ago and we joined the recovery community that we stayed in after our daughter was cleaned up. Thank the good Lord. She’s been clean for now for several years and everything.

We stayed in that community because we found so many people who needed that outlet like we did then. We don’t necessarily need it now. We do it from time to time, but not to the degree that we did when it was going on. You don’t have to be an alcoholic or a drug addict to have problems. Sometimes it’s work problems, it’s life problems, it’s health problems. That’s a big thing, especially as we get older.

To that point, I find when we go off with our men’s group, it’s a different conversation than when it’s the group with men and women. The men, we always want to be macho. We’re tough, and nothing bothers us. Not really. Let’s cut all the nonsense and talk. All of a sudden, the stuff comes out of people. I know what you’re saying, but Steve, this has been great. Now, let’s talk a little bit. A couple of things come to mind here. Some of the people who read our show may want to write a book or a memoir, like you say. How did they get in touch with you?

The easiest way is through my LinkedIn. I’m super active on LinkedIn. I’m also on Facebook and Instagram. For anybody reading this, if they go on any one of the platforms, shoot me a DM, and you can put it there: “Nothing.” If you put in nothing, I’ll send them over my eBook. It’s called 21 Questions You Should Ask a Ghostwriter Before You Hire Them.

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21 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Ghostwriter

I have another questionnaire that I use called 21 Questions. Those are 21 questions I ask people when I sit down and meet with them about writing their book. It’s a 30,000-foot view, and it helps them frame out what they want to write about, why they want to write about it, and what they want to do with it. It’s really good and helps you realize, “I guess I don’t want to write a memoir. I want to write a business book,” or, “I don’t want to write a business book. I want to write a memoir.”

If they just shoot me a DM, and say, “Nothing” on it, I’ll give them both of those PDFs. The cool caveat with the ghostwriter is that I always say if you can write your own book, write your own book. If you have the time, you have the ability and the skill set to write, so write your own book because it’s an amazing process.

If you don’t have the time, if you don’t have the writing skillset, but you want to write a book, hire a ghostwriter. In that one ebook, the 21 Questions to Ask a Ghostwriter, I framed out those questions, and then I ended each of those questions with my answers so they’ll know where I stand with it. It’s always good to vet anybody before you hire them. That’s just my gift to say, “Thanks for reading, and here are some helpful nuggets for you if you’re interested in writing your book.

In closing, Steve, what would you say is the number one message? Keep in mind, most of the people who read this blog are self-employed on a part-time or full-time. Most of them are in the Network Marketing business. Some of them are already Insurance businesses. I’m sure I’ve got people in about fifteen countries, so I have no idea who’s reading. Maybe they’re in some other thing, and they just like to do it for whatever reason.

If so, by the way, thank you people. You’ve had a full life. Medic, you’ve seen people get hurt, maybe even pass away. You’ve seen the worst in life. You’ve seen the best in life. You’re in the agriculture fields. You’re seeing animals give birth, animals die. You’ve raised eight children and are still raising a couple of young ones.

You’ve had a very full life. You’ve written for people. What would your number one thing be that people can do to advance themselves in their life and their business? The business is the micro, their life is the macro. What’s the number one thing, in your opinion, that they could do to advance themselves to the next level in their development as a human being?

I would say, tell yourself the truth. I think one of our biggest challenges is lying to ourselves. We think better than we are because we know that we’re not, or we think we’re less than we are because we’re trying to be humble, or we’re trying to be something or be somebody that we’re not, or be further ahead.

Being present with ourselves, I think that starts with being truthful to ourselves. If we tell ourselves the truth about ourselves, it puts us in a place where we can be authentic. When we’re authentic, we act authentically. Our actions propel us and move us forward, and we’re still going to stumble, we’re still going to fall but when we recognize, “I’m stumbling and I’m falling,” then you can go, “I can get back up and I can start walking.”

If I’m falling down the hill and I’m like, “No, I’m not falling. I’m just flying with style,” or something like that. We’re lying to ourselves and when we do that, we can’t see the truth. Other people can sometimes, but I think the more ruthlessly honest we are with ourselves, the quicker and better forward motion we move and take. We can become better versions of ourselves. We can earn more money. We can have a better life. We can feel more successful and fulfilled in our relationships. Be truthful to yourself.

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Steve, thank you so much. This has been a privilege, my friend. I appreciate you getting on.

Thanks, John. I appreciate it.

 

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