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My Son had a run-in with the COPS again!

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My Son had a run-in with the COPS again!
Can you join me and my friends, Jim and Lucas, tonight? I SPENT ALL WEEKEND working on putting all this together to get out to you JUST so that you wouldn’t miss this! And now I’m ready to scream!

I still haven’t figured out how to AUTOMATE this piece yet!  (and am waiting on COMCAST to come because my INTERNET, TV and PHONE all died Friday afternoon right in the middle of working with a client!  Aghhhh!

(I tweeted them… NO Response… their internet must be down too!)When I talked to my good friends, Jim Hohl and Lucas Garvin, the other day and they agreed to a PART of my Expert Teaching team for my 6 week signature program “Get Your IPA On!”, I was jumping up and down at Bloomingdales!  (that’s where I was when I talked to him as I tried to squeeze in some birthday shopping for one of my coaches, after a Boca Chamber Luncheon.)

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You HAVE TO MEET THESE GUYS!  Not only are they 2 amazing,  genuine guys but they are Co-Founders of Visify LLC, and they DO the part that I AM MISSING!  (I certainly know how to pick my friends:-)  (JOIN ME TONIGHT!)

They are the KEY I’ve been looking for in my program for Module 4 – Systems & Organization – to bring to my clients since as “automation” has saved my life, but there is still a missing link I NEED IN MY BUSINESS as well!

I could go on and on about what makes them DIFFERENT (which you will discover for yourself tonight) but FIRST THING I immediately notices when I first met them last year was that one of the 2 of them was a sweet, unassuming TEEN 18-year-old entrepreneur, and they had just had their first SIX FIGURE MONTH! – yes, that was NOT A TYPO!

Jim, who you will LOVE, agreed to join me tonight for a FREE TRAINING WEBINAR, and give us all an appetizer on

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BTW, I already have a personal appointment with Jim this week because once I can get all of my MARKETING ON AUTOPILOT, I’m GOING TO PARIS, dammit!  

But in the meantime, I can spend more time with the two guys I love the most, Caleb and Dan! (and spend less time cursing Comcast!)

Oh, which reminds me!  I almost forgot to tell you about Caleb, my 19-year “entrepreneur” son, HAD A RUN IN WITH THE COPS AGAIN!  He’s in Dallas working for the summer and this time, it was different!

I wrote about it in my blog… so here ya go…hot off the press…  Have a great rest of the weekend!

To you SUCCESS!
Shelley
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My son “teen entrepreneur/ author/ speaker”
had a run-in with the COPS, again!”
By Shelley Mitchell

I’m pissed! The summer is here after surviving my baby being gone away to college for his freshman year.  He was supposed to come home, so this is NOT what I was expecting!

“Baby” equals 6 ft. 2 in., 19 yr-old love of my life who decided to take a crazy door-to-door sales job in Dallas for the summer!  Are you kidding me?  He said to me “But I’m 18 now ma’ and I can do what I want…”.  I couldn’t believe my ears or my heart!

Reading this, you may or may know not know our story.   Many of my friends and clients know all the details as I’m an open book but…

My son, Caleb Sessions, published 3 books, had a TV show and spoke on stages at events, conferences and more from the ages of 16 to 18. He also has spent the last year away at college the at the University of South Florida in Saint Pete and also working for the Speaking Empire.

No big deal, right?! There are tons of brilliant teenagers out there.  Many of them graduating with 5.0 GPAs, now studying pre-law or pre-med with plans to save the world.

To me, as a mom who has gone to hell and back with this kid, it’s a big deal.

At 12, his dad died. All went downhill after that. By the time he was 16, he was failing school, was overweight, had untreated ADHD, had few friends and had been arrested.  I was a single mom who had lost my house after being laid off from a high-level Vice President position in corporate and had taken a job where I had settled, just to make ends meet. The ends weren’t meeting very well either.At the time, I thought he was lazy. Everyone did.  But after he was diagnosed with ADHD, I was totally baffled. He was never a problem, and he never got into anything. He never really did anything. He never took action; he didn’t implement.

He never put effort into anything at all. Totally opposite of his mother who takes action so quickly that I have been compared to “Tigger” or the “Tasmanian devil”, or a rocket that takes off even before looking both ways to cross the street.Neither of these personality traits is very good for you. Believe it or not, they are both traits of someone with ADHD.

Many people who have recently come into our lives the last two years, who didn’t know where we came from, may argue that he’s “lucky” to have a mom who is a “business coach” and that’s why he’s had success with speaking and becoming an author publishing 3 books.

Our close friends know the truth, LOL, I couldn’t even get him to take the trash out!

You could also argue that maybe it’s why he has sold over 1,000 books, one at a time while he was still in high school.

Or maybe that’s what got him into college? (Hmm, he still hasn’t passed the WRITING part of his SAT’s! or Math class, the first time around anyway.)

Maybe that’s what got him his social media director position at the Speaking Empire? Maybe that’s what made him want to go take a door-to-door sales job for the summer in Dallas to make extra money for school?

Not! He knew damn well when he told me he wasn’t coming home for the summer that I would be an emotional mess.

All year long, I looked forward to him coming home for the summer. (My friends have me on a peanut-butter-M&M-Watch ever since he left for Dallas)

This last year was one of the hardest years of my life being away from him.   While I was really proud of him, I’ve been so worried about him as well.

But once I realized I couldn’t manipulate or “guilt” him into staying, I knew I needed to be supportive and to be a “COACH” and not the crazy-ass mom that I can be (& who has even written about in school).

So before he left, I did a “Business Breakthrough Strategy Session” with him, just like I do with new and potential clients.   I took off my crazy–ass-mom hat and put on action-oriented, find-your-focus, Business and Adhd Coach hat.

Just as I did two years ago with him when he started this journey, I went through the same process I do with my potential clients and current clients.   As hard as it was to want even to be supportive because I wanted him home with me, I helped him determine what he really really wanted to accomplish from taking the summer job.

His GOALS really shook me up!We created a direction, a GPS per se, for where he wanted to go. It’s not just about the money even though he did set money goals; we got very specific on many of the things that he wanted to accomplish.

Here’s the Step-By-Step process of what we did: (and that will work for ANYONE if you follow it)

  • First, knowing this was a 3 1/2 months stint, we had to be very clear, very specific and have an action list of exactly what to do to reach these goals
  • Second, we determined what hidden challenges have continued to get in his way in the past and what could get in the way of what we had just said we wanted.
  • Third, we created a REAL PLAN that would work for his unique brain-style, his life, and what he knew would work for him; not some cookie-cutter bullshit plan that most people/coaches/programs give you that doesn’t take into account the times when shit happens, not “if” it happens.
  • Fourth, we determined what resources and education he needed but we also determined what education and resources he did not need.

This way he could stay focused on what was important, so bright and shiny objects weren’t constantly distracting him.

 

The problem with most entrepreneurs is that bright and shiny objects are constantly distracting them.

 

They don’t know what to say yes to and what to say no to, so they’re either saying yes and no to the wrong things, or they say yes to everything or no to everything. None of those is going to work out well.

  • And finally I use the step of mastering your psychology. Sometimes this happens daily and sometimes it’s just weekly but he has made sure that he has the resources and support in place for when his mindset tries to take a hold of the best of him.
The first month he was in Dallas, he actually got to know some of the police officers on a first name basis!  He has been STOPPED by the COPS every week since he has been there!People, in general, seem live in FEAR, warranted or not, but NOT KNOWING who my son is, some of them had freaked out when he knocked on their door.  He wasn’t doing anything wrong.   He was just doing his job (is wearing an ORANGE vest and has a permit to be there) but other people had fears and issues with someone knocking on their door.

FEAR causes us to MISS OUT on something good when it’s staring us right in the face.
Oh, what I wouldn’t give right now to see my son standing on my door step!There was actually a murder in the neighborhood where he was a couple of weeks ago!  I was a mess and wanted him HOME.  With all the nervousness going on around him, he actually made a couple of sales.   That is not what I would say is an “optimal selling environment” though.

He has been cursed at and yelled at, and today he was walking around in 105-degree heat, wondering DAILY if he made the right decision. 

The long-distance away has even contributed to his break-up with his girlfriend, and he had been stuck out in the middle of multiple thunderstorms with his rain jacket I had bought for him before he left.
(this is the meme I texted him when he wanted to QUIT)But he has done his very best to keep his head screwed on straight knowing it’s only 3 1/2 months.

 
He’s there for very specific goals and a purpose so even though his own fears, doubts, and anxieties kick in, HE HAS A PLAN.   So what’s the moral of the story?

Well, it’s two-fold. Maybe three-fold.

The first month and a half, he wanted to quit every single day. It was ugly. He probably made $400 the first 45 days. Sound familiar?But now, he is often earning $2,000.00 a week!  (yes, as a 19-year-old)

So how does a kid, who was told by others (including statistics) he would never amount to anything, pull this one off?

Here’s why, so we can do it too!

  1. First, he’s CONSISTENT. (even when he’s tired, hot and just saw the cops again, he knocks on ONE MORE door)
  2. He keeps his MINDSET in check.  He has somebody with him every day who stays positive and supports him (a team leader is by his side and he calls me when necessary).
  3. Most importantly, he IMPLEMENTS.

He takes action because he prioritizes his business as if he only has 3 1/2 months to reach his goal.

 

He doesn’t pack up at the end of the day and mope about it and then waste time the next day trying to re-group.

 

He gets back OUT THERE immediately after having a setback.

 

 

 

 

If we prioritized our businesses as if we only had 3 1/2 months to accomplish our goals, we would…

  • truly STOP WHINING about what we aren’t accomplishing.
  • stop “researching” everything before taking action.
  • stop waiting for “perfect”.
  • stop complaining that our family members or friends aren’t supporting us.
  • stop complaining that we don’t have enough time, don’t have enough money, and don’t have enough blah blah.
  • just get this shit done and move on.

Top-notch college kids were recruited all over the country for this summer job, but I’m finding out that almost 50% have already been sent home or left on their own because they couldn’t handle it.

So what makes a kid who has never passed a math class the first time around, who has ADHD, whose dad died, was raised by a single too-busy-for-him, crazy ass mom, leave to Texas with only a plane ticket, 1 suitcase, and $20 in his pocket HAVE SUCCESS yet again?

Note… in an environment where mom isn’t around to help, and no one is really there to pick up the pieces.

It’s Simple. The ANSWER is knowing what your vision is, having a plan, and implementation.

Yes, we talk every day and sometimes, I have to be a coach and sometimes, I have to be a mom.  And while I’m freaked out most days as a mom, I’m so incredibly proud of him for staying true to his values and for following his passion and purpose. (even when others tell him he will fail)

So if the answer is simple, then why do business owners, and entrepreneurs keep STRUGGLING so much?

  • If you are floundering, one of these three (vision, real plan, or implementation) are missing, I can guarantee it.
  • If you aren’t making the money you deserve, one of the three is missing.
  • If your business sucks, one of the three are missing!
  • If you have a lackluster life in other areas, one of the three is missing.
  • If you are working a full-time job and that’s not working out so well, one of these three are missing, and most likely much of this is not in line with what your true values are.

It’s TIME to IMPLEMENT and the time is NOW!

 

You may be ready to RENEW YOUR VOWS to a business you once fell in love with – OR –

You are ready to rock and roll and want to CATAPULT your business and start sharing your message with the world, with your ideal clients, with the people who will happily pay you for the BENEFIT they get from working with you.

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