Leverage for Growth Podcast

Episode 58: Staying on Track When Life Throws You Curveballs

Episode Date:Apr 1, 2023

Jesse P Gilmore reflects on the importance of having a long-term growth plan to stay on track when life throws curveballs. Having a plan makes it easier to navigate unexpected challenges and achieve goals. If you are a 6- or 7-figure agency owner listening to this episode and you do not have a long-term growth plan to take your agency to the next level, Jesse would love to help you create one. Find the best time to chat at: www.nicheincontrol.com/discovery 

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Episode Transcript

You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody this is Jesse P. Gilmore founder of Niche in Control and creator of the Leverage for Growth, welcome to the daily leverage edition. 

Today’s topic is this “Staying on Track When Life Throws You Curveballs”. Sit back, relax and welcome to today’s daily leverage.


So this morning, I was doing my morning routine of stacking and reflecting on this week’s realignment to our long term growth plan  


This week, Jeremy, our operations manager, is on vacation and I have taken on both of our roles to cover in his absence  


During this time, I have realized and appreciated the work that Jeremy does for Niche in Control as well as found many areas for improvement


As you know, we have released the agency leverage episodes and have a new process for the pre-production, production and post-production process and we released the new process right before he left for vacation


I had plans for what I wanted to focus on this week but with the change in our routines, I have had to adjust the plans to focus on the operations role and getting set up for scale with these agency leverage episodes so they aren’t draining our time and resources to get them out into the world


Our goal is to release more than one agency episode a day to meet the demand for our podcast interviews  


This means we have to become very efficient at the process before, during and after the podcast interview 


Making it a smooth experience for our guests  


So yesterday I started work earlier than I usually do so that I could focus on our Leverage for Growth building scalable systems process


Using the same tools, processes and workflows that we teach our clients but towards our own business


Through the time spent documenting the process, I found multiple ways of making the process better, faster, and stronger


Easier to delegate


Easier to communicate


Easier to manage at volume


Just like we teach our clients to do


With every new process or offering, we have to integrate it back into our business operating system


The agency leverage episodes are new and can be streamlined


High production value and quantity


High podcast guest experience


What I found was that this week started off feeling like I was behind, that I was going off track


But now I feel that this is all part of our long term growth plan


If you see what we are doing, you will realize the benefits of having this process in place  


However, without a long term growth plan, we would constantly feel behind, thrown off course, and not be able to course correct


The key to staying on track when life throws you curveballs is simply to have a long term growth plan


Having a growth plan that you can fall back on


Having a plan for success that you can realign back to


Having a process for assessing where you are and where you need to be


Having a review and planning process to bridge the gap


This is what we do for our clients and what I do in my free consultations


Provide a path for you to stay on track 


Regardless of what happens in the market


Regardless of when life throws you curveballs


Before I forget,

If you are a 6- or 7-figure agency owner listening to this episode and you do not have a long-term growth plan to take your agency to the next level


Find time for us at www.nicheincontrol.com/discovery 


Within 15-30 minutes, I will be able to let you know where your bottleneck is and what you need to do to be successful


I am on a mission to serve millions of business owners over the next 5 years


I would be honored to help you with some clarity if you are a 6- or 7-figure agency owner


Back to the topic


Why is this important?


Many times as entrepreneurs, we may make plans for the month, week or quarter 


We have high hopes that this is going to be our time to succeed


We get started on the plan and life throws us a curveball that we weren’t expecting


We deal with the issue and then feel like we are off track


The time that it takes for us to adjust and get back on track matters


The time that we are focused on the “how” of getting back on track is wasted unless we have a long term growth plan in place that we can fall back on


Before working together, many of our agency clients did not have a strategic path towards going from 6 to 7 figures


Or building their agency to be sellable


Or creating the agency to run without them working IN it


There is nothing more challenging than having a dream and a goal but not have a path


Fix this today by getting a long term growth plan for you and your agency


With a plan, it is much easier to stay on track when life throws you curveballs


Now it is time for daily leverage.


Where in your world whether in your life or business, have you been a lacking a long term growth plan? Or had a plan and then when life threw you a curveball and it has been difficult to get back on track?


Is it in your life with your health or body? 


Is it in your life with your spirituality or self-direction? 


Is it in your relationships with your spouse, partner or kids?


Is it in your business or finances or team?


Once you have located where you have been thrown off track and you know what you need to change. 


My question to you is this…


What are you willing and able to do about it today?


That is the end of our daily leverage. This is Jesse P. Gilmore and you have been listening to the Leverage for Growth podcast. 


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