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Storms To Sunny Skies

by Jory Butler on October 6, 2010

This week I want to share with you the storms of a career search.  Many times we don’t get what we want when we want it.  There are many career changers out there that go through storms before there are sunny skies.  It’s worth it to do the work in order to move towards work you love.

If you feel that you know someone who needs help have them contact me at the Lukas Coaching Team.


What Keeps You up at Night?

by Derek Sisterhen on September 28, 2010

raccoon$90,000 in debt looming over my head used to keep me up at night.  Then I created a plan to crush it all.  Pay it back and owe nothing but a house payment.

My family used to keep me up at night.  I was an airline pilot, basically living in New York City where I was based, while my family was home in North Carolina.  I created a plan to take back my schedule by starting my own business.  Now I’m in charge and 100% in control.

Now I can’t sleep because I’m excited to go to work nearly every day.  We all have things that keep us up at night.  Jerrid is coming to my office for coachU and wrote to tell me this:

“Going to NC is the first step for me in starting a business where I can execute my passions and help people.  I enjoy my current career, but have always felt something missing.  Having a business where I’m in control of my destiny, have an open-ended income, act upon my passions, and help people…this keeps me up at night.

My wife and I became debt-free in December of 2007.  The life we’ve been able to live since then is so foreign to today’s norm.   Recently, we bought our first home and put 40% down after just 2 1/2 years of saving and hope to have it completely paid off in 4 to 6 years.

I’ve had many opportunities to chat with co-workers, neighbors, friends, and family about paying off debt and budgeting…I find myself being way more passionate about these topics than my current job.  To me, going to NC, getting coached myself on the nuts-and-bots of starting a coaching business is not only a no-brainer, it’s something I HAVE to do.”

CoachU is a event where  you’ll go behind the scenes in my business to learn what worked and how you can replicate the same success we’ve had at Lukas Coaching.  If you want to spend time with my team and only four other coaches to build the business of your dreams, you’ll want to join us.

At the time of this writing only three spots remain.  Visit the registration page to see if space is still available.

(Photo credit tambako)


What Makes Me Mad – The Best Question to Ask

by Derek Sisterhen on August 17, 2010

I asked this question when I started my business. Then I decided to do something about it. It’s what keeps me going every day.

If you don’t have this same passion in your business, you’re going to run out of topics for your blog, and you’ll never be as profitable as you want to be.

So, what makes you mad? Comment and let’s talk about it.

Original video of What Makes me Mad if you can’t see it here.

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Be Wild at Heart

by Justin Lukasavige on June 11, 2010

I just finished reading the updated version of Wild at Heart. The publisher, Thomas Nelson, was kind enough to send me a free copy.

I read Wild at Heart for the first time about five years ago. John Eldredge is the author and has updated and expanded on the first edition.

What I like about the book is the message for men to get back to their roots and to live how they were created to live. Without fear and with a sense of wildness. I think this is good advice in business too.

John quotes Howard Thurman in the book and it’s one of my favorites:

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Isn’t that the truth? We don’t need another person to start a fast food restaurant just to make money. What we need is someone to find their passion and excitement in life and do that every day. Be careful guys, reading this book could change your life.

The photo is Kevin Miller’s son Caleb. We walked near Pike’s Peak, CO a few weeks ago together.


There’s no way You can Make Money Doing This

by Justin Lukasavige on January 3, 2010

If you’ve listened to Coach Radio or followed my writing for any length of time you know I’m fond of saying “if you’re passionate enough about something you can always make money doing it.”  I love giving real-world examples so lets talk about bare feet.

That’s right, say you’re passionate about being barefoot like Ted McDonald is.  How in the world do you make money doing this you ask?  Simple, but a lot of work.

As many as six out of 10 runners are injured each year and it could be due to the shoes they wear.  So Ted has taught running classes on campuses such as Google and Microsoft.  He also has products for sale on his website.  He coaches, leads group runs, introduces people to the correct method of running barefoot and does consulting over the phone.  If you have questions about running barefoot, “Barefoot Ted” can help.

The question isn’t can you make money with your passion, but rather, how.  Before you get there of course, you must be very clear on your what.  Most of us get hung up on the how before we’ve given much thought to what the idea really looks like.  Add an economic model to that and you’re in business.

Of course, building a community of over 1,200 friends on twitter and facebook as Ted has done, could be a key part of growing a sustainable business.  The mistake is in thinking you can be passionate and then have an instant market for your product or service.  I’m sure Barefoot Ted will be the first to tell you a lot of hard work has gotten him where he is now.


You’ll Never Guess who Invented Windows

by Justin Lukasavige on November 10, 2009

It wasn’t Windows or even Apple.

It was actually Xerox working out of a research center in California. While they were at it they also invested the mouse.

What’s your passion? Are you doing something about it?


Bill Gates didn’t have Computer Access

November 5, 2009

At 13 years old Bill Gates snuck out of the house nearly every night for the only computer access he could find at the time.  The year was 1968 and he would set his alarm so he could arrive to the lab at 3 am.  He’d do his thing until 6am and then sneak back [...]

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