He was a fire fighter. Several fire departments had asked me for a workshop on how to achieve goals. He sat in the front row.
Afterward he contacted me and said,
“I don't want to be a fire fighter anymore. I want to succeed in business. I'd like your help.”
He took on an opportunity to become a sales rep for a financial investment company. Before becoming a fire fighter, he had been a cop. He knew nothing about sales.
I worked with him on the exact communication skills he needed to be successful and he rapidly became their top sales rep.
So, they made him a sales manager. He called me and said,
“I'm in over my head, I don't know anything about managing people and they're making me crazy.”
We worked on the communication skills he needed as a manager. The sales department became extremely productive and they made him a Vice President.
“I had no idea there was this much to deal with as a VP, sales was way easier.”
I coached him on the precise communication skills needed at a senior level. They made him an Executive VP, and then the Board made him CEO.
Being CEO had a whole new set of people and leadership challenges. He transformed each of them with out-of-this-world communication.
The company succeeded and expanded to the point where he purchased land and built an enormous new building to house all the additional employees.
At the stage where the company reached just about $1 billion and 22,000 accounts, Wells Fargo purchased it. For a lot of money.
He met all his financial goals and started spending a lot more time flying his plane, riding his motorcycle, SCUBA diving, skiing, and generally being outdoors.
Today he works with private clients and spends most of his time volunteering to give back to his community. People listen to him with great respect. He leaves them inspired.
He’s a leader wherever he goes.
He succeeded because he did the work (and it IS work) to master the skill of communicating causatively in every situation he faced. He mastered a powerful, non-manipulative, authentic way to communicate, a way that removes every obstacle, a way that leaves everyone better off, everyone wins.
He could have decided to be anything. He still can. He has the communication skills to make it happen.
Everything you want is on the other side of this skill.
Communicate causatively! Create the reality you want.