Being an amazing teacher can make a difference in the lives of the people that the teacher has touched. Becoming an amazing teacher can be taught, but some people just have an innate ability to share knowledge in a way that deeply resonates. Today’s guest is one such person. In fact, his wife who is trained as a teacher even thinks that his teaching abilities are exceptional.
James Wedmore is the Founder of Business By Design. He is a true leader and a true teacher who has helped me tremendously. James has always had a passion to teach. When he learns something he cares about, he pours that passion into his teaching. He began with an online bartending school, and moved on to his true passion which is teaching You Tube and video marketing. James is a teacher that really cares, and he tries to break complicated topics down into an understandable level while still keeping the information actionable enough the students will actually be able to use it.
In this episode, we talk about his love for teaching and his business, but we also learn how he discovered how important mindset is for entrepreneurs to be successful. Today, we talk about limiting beliefs, doubt, self-sabotage, and all of the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects that need to be in alignment to succeed. Along with creating products and building a business around those products and more.
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[04:53] When James was in school if he learned something he was passionate about, he immediately wanted to share it with others.
[05:47] James first online business was an online bartending school. He would learn something and then teach it.
[06:24] James is most known for teaching You Tube and video marketing.
[06:50] He also went to film school, so this powerful medium was a great subject.
[07:29] He has created over 15 products about everything video related.
[08:06] Now he focuses on how to build a business teaching on Business By Design.
[08:37] The two sides to business include the technical how-tos and the mindset.
[12:22] How our conscious awareness is like a flashlight and we see a limited view.
[12:55] As we go through life, we tend to stop moving the flashlight around. This leads to filtering outside information.
[13:37] Looking for confirmation of what we already know or being willing to broaden our information.
[14:24] The shadow side to mastery.
[17:32] How awareness is the most important part of being coachable.
[19:43] The importance of intuition when making decisions.
[21:15] Coachability is about trying stuff on and then deciding to buy it.
[22:38] Having attachment for your own advice as a teacher.
[28:05] Challenging someone to be coachable is a great motivator for action.
[28:45] Distinctions between a coach and a teacher. A teacher is a teacher and coach is both.
[30:19] Blindspots are the things we don't know even exists. A coach can help identify the blind spots and suggest minor adjustments.
[32:37] How the transformation is in the transaction.
[36:35] How it is not bad to feel pressure to create an amazing product that adds value and more.
[41:14] Teaching is the transference of knowledge, but a coaching enables you to put that knowledge into practice through experience and action.
[43:49] People can be transformed through a launch without buying.
[45:41] Leaving an impact either way.
[47:07] How discoveries and breakthroughs come through action and experience.
[47:39] Having an absolute commitment and supporting a breakthrough year.
[49:18] Seeing each client as perfect. Nothing is wrong or broken.
[50:16] Speak to the higher part that is flawless and not mired in self-doubt.
[51:21] Detaching from yourself and your role. Don't say things to sound smart of look good. It's OK to say you don't know.
[52:32] As a coach, never rob your students of a lesson.
[53:27] Our answers have way less impact than if the student comes up with it themselves. Ask better questions.
[55:55] Entrepreneurs do not need permission unless you give it to yourself in the form of validation.
[01:02:16] Being a coach is about getting things more clear than they were before. Clarity, action, results.
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