Special Guest Expert - John English

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Announcer:
Welcome to The MIND BODY BUSINESS Show. The three keys to your success is just moments away. Here's your host, Brian Kelly.

Brian Kelly:
Hello, everyone, and welcome, welcome, welcome to The MIND BODY BUSINESS Show. This is going to be a phenomenal show because of our guest expert, Jon English, who is coming on in just a moment. I was just talking to him just before we went live. This is an amazing, amazing gentleman. And I cannot wait to pick his brain for you, so that you can learn what it takes to achieve a high level of success, not only to do that, but to maintain it and improve upon it. Month after month, year after year. And this gentleman is the key to your success. So, I can't wait to introduce him to you in just a moment. Before we do that, The MIND BODY BUSINESS Show. What is that all about? If you're not familiar. Real quickly. It's all about the three pillars of success. And what I found by studying only successful people over the past decade or so is that patterns developed that I noticed, that pattern started showing themselves as I'm studying individuals that have achieved success. I'm talking personal mentors and coaches. I'm talking about friends that are wildly successful financially, those that are successful in life and also talking about authors and people that I meet at network seminar, speakers from stage. And those three pillars of success, those three patterns that kept coming up, as you can imagine, are the name of the show Mind being mindset. They each had a very powerful, flexible mindset. Body, they each to a person took care of themselves. They watched what they eat and drink and they exercise on a regular basis. And then business. That's the one where everyone wants to go directly to. But really, the foundation is built with mind and body. And I like to say the mind and body are a team. And even more importantly, the mind and body are your team. And if either a member or any member of a team is not operating at a peak level of performance, well, then the team as a whole is suffering, isn't it? And so get that foundation set first. That's what these successful people had done and then master all the skill sets necessary for business. And business is multi, multifaceted. There are so many wonderful aspects of business there sales, marketing, team building, leadership, scaling, systematizing. The list goes on and on. And the real cool thing I notice is that successful people are also masters at delegating because to master every skill set that's necessary to succeed in business could take one person a full lifetime, if not more to do that. And so, It's very vital that you have incredible leadership skills. And that is why I am so excited about tonight and Mr. John English. This is where this man excels. I'm sure there are many other areas. We're gonna dive deep into that tonight. And speaking of successful people, another trait that I found going through all of these wonderful, amazing, successful people and studying them was to a person they were very voracious readers, readers of books that really had would give them an impact. You know, would have an impact on them both in business and in personal life. And so, with that real brief, I would like to segway into a segment I affectionately call bookmarks.

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Brian Kelly:
Yes, bookmarks. ReachYourPeakLibrary.com. And real quickly before we continue everyone watching and any of you that are listening after the fact on, say, a podcast is do yourself a favor and take out a good old fashioned piece of paper and the other thing that you may have forgotten, what it looks like, it's a writing instrument, a pen or a pencil and take notes. And the reason I say to do it that way is because that will help keep you from the temptation of actually running to another web browser tab and opening up the resources that both John and I will be giving you up throughout this evening. And so, here's the thing, I've spoken from stage for several years and one of the things we like to let people know in the audience is that the magic it happens in the room. And by that, what we mean is stay in the room, stay focused, stay attentive, stay concentrated on the topic at hand. Because I would hate for you to miss out one golden nugget that John has for you tonight. And if your sidetracked and if you're off doing something else and you're multitasking, the odds of you not getting that vital information, a deep level are great. And so, I want you to get the most out of this. It's just a recommendation. I personally write notes during the show. I'm hosting the show. I'm not asking you to do anything. You know that I don't do. And so, Just a recommendation going forward. Right back to ReachYourPeakLibrary.com. Write that down on a piece of paper. We can start right now by practicing that. And what this is, is a web site I personally developed with. No kidding you in mind you the business owner or the entrepreneur or the person looking to achieve greater success than they have today, no matter what level you're at right now. And what I did was I began reading voraciously and admittedly only about 15 years ago, not long ago, I finally started reading voraciously. And what I did was I started compiling a list of all the books that I was reading or had read that actually had a positive and profound impact on me, my business or my personal life or even both. So, every book in here is something I personally have read and felt that it met the grade, so to speak, to list on this elite list of incredible reads. And so, it's here for you. If you find a book in here and you go to this Web site after the show's over, you find a book that you haven't read yet. Just click on the buy here, then go straight to Amazon, by the way. This is not a money-making website by any means. It is here for you as a collective set of books that cover mind, body and business throughout. And so that is really, in a sense, my gift to you for coming on and watching the show. And now you're aware of this amazing resource. And I highly recommend you go grab it and go there after the show and grab the first book that pops out at you that you that you see that you like and just go for it and then go get another one after you're done with that one. All right. Enough of my blabbing. Let's bring on. The person that you came to see, you didn't come to watch me. You came to watch Mr. John English. And I know that for a fact, because this guy is absolutely amazing, amazing young man. So, let's bring him on right now, shall we? Yeah, let's do it.

Announcer:
It's time for the guest expert, spotlight; savvy, skillful, professional, adept, trained, big-league, qualified.

Brian Kelly:
And there he is, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, it is. They one, the only John English. How are you doing tonight, my friend?

John English:
Hey, Brian, I'm really happy to be with you. Thanks for having me on the show. And just a pleasure to be with all of your listeners, too, and all those words that you use to describe your guests as you introduce me.

Brian Kelly:
Yes, you included fantastic. Yeah, absolutely, inclusive of you yourself, for sure. For those watching, we have entrepreneurs from all over the world that come on to the show. And tonight, my buddy, John, is just down south of where I am, and he's in Long Beach, California. That's my old stomping grounds. I'm a Oma Moder, went to college there, love Long Beach, and I see the sun shining through his window. And I just look at and go. I miss that place. It's a wonderful place. So, real quick, before we dive in and really formally introduce this amazing gentleman to my left. Let's. I wanted to let you know that for those you that stand live to the end of the show, you will then be given a way to win a 5-night vacation, stay at a 5-star resort. Now I get it. I know what the Times are saying right now. But guess what? What's the first thing you're gonna want to do once all of this list is get out of dodge, right? And you can use this prize when you are ready. And so, stay on the end. Be that person that has a vacation, stay in their hand, ready to go and have a great, great time. And by the way, it is a legitimate vacation stay. You are not going to be whisked away into a side room and have a pitch given to about a timeshare or anything like that. It is 100% a vacation stay for you. You're treated no different than a real guest. And the reason I know that is because the amazing people at powertexting.com you see him up on the upper right corner of your screen, sponsor this. And they have gone on this very trip not once but three times themselves and reported back how wonderful it was. So, stick on to the end. Now let's bring on officially. John is an award-winning author, coach and successful entrepreneur who has founded four different businesses one in manufacturing, one an engineering, one in publishing and education and another in coaching and development. Now talk about diverse. That is amazing. He teaches leadership and employs a mindfulness practice to eliminate stress. Don't we all need that? He also teaches work relationship and communication strategies. His unique approach creates teams and work environments where people thrive and are engaged because they use the power of the human spirit to honor and respect one another at work. The results from his unique approach have produced big results for leaders and the workforce. With that now officially and formally, I want to introduce you all to John English. Yes, the man and John, that you know, that's very impressive to me. 4 businesses in quite different arenas.

John English:
Yes.

Brian Kelly:
In its own right. So that tells me you have a depth and breadth more than most people in as far as experience in different kinds of working environments, business cultures and the list goes on. And you know, the dynamics I know you know this all too well of the employee base with each is always different and always varying and interesting. And I can't wait to dig in deeper about exactly what you do. And before we do that, though, what I like to do is speaking of digging deeper is you're not you're a successful businessman. You're a successful entrepreneur. The purpose of the show is to help others to learn how to become successful like Jon English. And to do that as I mentioned at the opening of the show, the mind and body are the foundation. Really, it starts with the mind more than the body. And so, I like to get into that big, beautiful brain of yours, John, and find out what makes you tick so that others can model.

John English:
Let's hope that won't be a scary thing, Brian.

Brian Kelly:
I highly doubt that I highly doubt that. It's going to be a glorious, beautiful trip through John English's brain. No, we're not gonna go that deep. We're just going to - I'm just going to ask you certain questions like like, for instance, when you get up in the morning, you know, I don't know if you're like me, but when I get up, I'm a little groggy. It takes me five to 10 minutes to really come all the way to my senses. Some others get up and bolt and they're ready. But when you get to that moment where you're awake and ready, then that that drive that we all know about kicks in. You know that excitement for the day ahead. What is it for you personally, John, that motivates you? Because let's face it, entrepreneurship is not easy. It's not for everyone. What motivates you to tackle the nonstop barrage of issues that keep coming our way every single day and keep going forward? What is it for you?

John English:
Well, my passion is to help other people and to help them succeed at whatever it is that they want to do. And I was fortunate enough to be mentored by other people who were really powerful and I'd say grounded and centered. And they taught me how to live differently than most people. So, for example, living without stress and anxiety and stress that most people have come to accept as a way of life. So, I want to get to share that with other people's. That's what really motivates me. It's all about people. The team is all about the about the players. So, you know, I just really love to work with people. So that's what really motivates me.

Brian Kelly:
That is so interesting. You bring it up because just earlier today, I was actually a guest on another podcast. I was on the other side of the fence and that very topic came up and it really came. Everything was always focused about the people. And that's what I found in doing the show and in conducting these interviews is every single person I've interviewed their focus and their drive and their motivation is who is really when you when the rubber hits the road, it's helping people.

John English:
Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
You know, rarely do I hear em say, well, it's about making money and money, money, money. So, I can get that yacht and that car, in that house and impress people, I never hear that, ever, on the show. Ever.

John English:
Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
It's phenomenal. I love that. And that's what I love about you. And I'm so blessed that I have such high-quality entrepreneurs coming on the show like you, John. So, I appreciate your time, because everyone's time is so, so valuable. Even even today when we're kind of on a lockdown, it's still very valuable. And I truly respect it. The thing with mind body business, the second term there was body and as we were talking before the show, obviously you're a very active individual. And I did ask for you how important is that, though? I mean, yeah, it's fun and it's nice to get out and do things that are physical in nature, but from a business and a personal standpoint. Exactly how important is that to you and how does it impact your life?

John English:
Well, it's a pillar of peak performance. Keeping your your body in in good shape and taking care of your body. I grew up as an athlete, and so I've always been into physical fitness and exercise and things like that. And there are times in my life where I wasn't as into it as a as I had been in the past. And I'll tell you that my performance did did suffer as a result. So, I actually begin my day, one of the ways I begin my day is I get up in the morning and I I love coffee. So, I brew my coffee and then I have a stretching routine that I use first thing in the morning. And I develop that stretching routine as a result of I got the rhythm in a mountain town for a while and so I skipped over 50 times a year. So, I developed that that's that stretching routine while I was living there. And I would stretch out in the morning so that I'd be ready to go skiing after I worked for a couple of hours. So, I've just kind of kept that up. So, I actually begin my day with with something that is about taking care of my body.

Brian Kelly:
That is phenomenal. And I'm so glad you you bring all that up because it's so important for people to understand and recognize that it truly is that important for for your life. And it doesn't, it's not just about business and about business and making money. It's about how are you showing up with your loved ones and when you're working out or exercising on a regular basis. You know, you want to talk about relieving stress. Probably to get the best stress reliever on the planet is some form of exercise. And it's instant. And there's no horrible side effects other than if you hit it a little too hard, you might get sore. But, you know, if you're an avid, if you exercise on a normal basis that goes away and doesn't come back unless you take a break again and get back at it. But you know what? It's far worth the the benefits to be sore for a little bit. I couldn't agree more. And. Yeah. Did you say 50 times you skied?

John English:
Yeah, I skied 1 year, I skied skeet over 50 times.

Brian Kelly:
Wow.

John English:
Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
Wow.

John English:
I picked a really good winner and I was in a mountain town, so.

Brian Kelly:
We're talking like traditional skiing, right? Not snowboarding?

John English:
Yeah. Downhill skiing.

Brian Kelly:
This guy you were telling me before the show here, you're a black diamond skier so this is one of those fearless, you know, daredevil kind of guys that drops off a vertical cliff that also has these monster mountains in it called moguls. (laughing) and it's not easy. I've been up to Cornice one time this is we're talking about a local ski resort here in California at Mammoth. And boy, did it I almost needed diapers to get all the way down, I'm telling you, it was really a it was frightening so that's.

John English:
You don't want to spend a lot of time looking over the top. You just want to center yourself and go. Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
Then I went and I I went almost completely horizontal to the look of the bread. Now I've got to turn, oh my god, what happens if I get the ski up, down, I'm going all the way down. It's quite an experience and I would recommend not starting a black diamond. But anyone who hasn't skied before, snow skied, that's a great way to take you out of your comfort zone in multiple ways. And you can help yourself bring somebody who knows what they're doing, like a John English or something that can give you some advice on each of the individual elements as you go through it. Takes a lot of takes, takes some practice in the beginning, and there's a lot of failure involved. It's almost like a business metaphor, isn't it, John?

Brian Kelly:
It really is. And it's very challenging. I love to challenge myself. That's one of the reasons that I've had four different businesses is because I thrive on challenge. So, I really, you know, some of the businesses I was in just got eliminated due to circumstances that changed in our world. And I really enjoy thriving on challenge, which is which is one of the things that I really love about being a coach because people are coming to me with their challenges all the time so I get to help them work through their different challenges and it's it's a way to kind of continue that to thrive that way.

Brian Kelly:
Fantastic. And you have some super fans out there, Brenda Miller from Detroit, hello from Melo, Detroit. This is on LinkedIn.

John English:
Hi, Brenda.

Brian Kelly:
Yeah. And then Pearl Sullivan. Hello from Fond, New York, F-O-N-D. All on LinkedIn. Fantastic. Thanks for joining the show. Love when you guys interact. All of you watching live. Interact. Give comments. Ask questions. John, we'll have an answer for any question you have, no matter if its.

John English:
(Laughing)

Brian Kelly:
This is just be courteous and have some respect as we do it. But yeah, definitely. Interact with us. We love interaction. Totally, totally love that. So, I kind of mentioned it a little bit, hinted at it that entrepreneurship is not that easy. And. For those who are looking to get into it or have first started, you're going to quickly see that it's not a joy or it's not something that you just glide through. Let me put it that way, because I was gonna say it's not a joy ride. But for me, it is. And I know it is for you too, John. That's what I love about it. And you're the same way. It's like, the challenges, the changes, the constant ebb and flow that keep, it just feels like it keeps me alive and just it's the next the next challenge to overcome. And it doesn't ever seem daunting. It's just. OK. Bring it on. Let's see what we can do with this one, you know? And so, when it comes to being a successful entrepreneur, I can tell one of the strengths you have is you've developed the mindset that you need with always putting yourself out there and getting out of that comfort zone that's so key. We could spend a good 30 minutes on that one topic alone, I don't want to here. If you were to pick three skills. Just three the top skills and just use your present day as a reference. What are the top three skills needed to to be a successful entrepreneur such as yourself, that others could then model and aspire to be like you?

John English:
I would have to say flexibility. A commitment to growth because the the person, the entrepreneur you are today is not the entrepreneur that you need to be to be even five days from now, let alone five months or five years from now. So, a commitment to personal growth. And then I'd have if I had to pick three, I would say the third one would be leadership. So much about being an entrepreneur and in being in business is about leadership. So, that those are their three skills that I'd have to say that would be the top three for me.

Brian Kelly:
All right, you open the door. I'm going to step through. This is going to be phenomenal. I can't wait. So let's find out about leadership at a deeper level, because you might know a thing or two about that. Just kind of guessing. No. I want to learn at a deeper level. What it is you do, what your business is, your current business model is like, who who's your who's your avatar, who's your your customer, your your perfect customer? Who do you cater to? And then what do you do for them?

John English:
Ok. Yeah. Well, thanks. My ideal client or or customers, so to speak, would be an entrepreneur or as an executive who really cares deeply for the people that work for them and cares deeply for the organization and for the for what it is that they're that they're doing in this world. And what I do is I get in and I coach the leadership and then also key employees. And I provide onsite training, employee development in the area of leadership, communication. Really, and in the area of mindfulness, how to how to be mindful at work and how to have an incredible, awesome company culture. Because I'm sure you have Brian and and all the listeners out there have worked at organizations, at companies where they really didn't like being there, where they didn't feel like they were thriving, where they didn't jump out of bed to go to work in the morning. And so what I would really like every working person to have is is that type of job and that and that culture is really important with that. So, that's typically there my ideal client that I like to work with. And you'll really get in and and dig in and and be hands on at every level in the organization. That's that's what I love to do.

Brian Kelly:
There we go. I should have my microphone before I talk.

John English:
I thought I lost you for a sec.

Brian Kelly:
That is fantastic. And one of the words that caught my ear was the word culture that I noticed just in most of my conversation with other entrepreneurs rarely comes up. And I don't know why that is. But the interesting thing is it's probably one of, if not the most important thing to really impart upon your team. Then all the rest. It's kind of like mindset being the foundation of being a successful person, entrepreneur and personal relationship culture to me is kind of like having a successful team. It's that important. What what do you think about that? Is that resonate?

John English:
I as we discussed before we get on the program, I have a saying that culture happens. So, culture happens in a workplace, whether you intentionally created or not. So, what I love to do is get everybody involved. All of leadership, obviously and then also key employees within organization. And let's intentionally, mindfully, consciously create the culture. What is the type of workplace that you want to work at? And get everybody involved and then create actually consciously create that culture. It's especially it's important that at every level it especially gets important, as is companies grow. They get over, you know, over 10, 15, 20 employees. It's really important to consciously define the culture. This is this is how we're going to treat one another. This is how we're going to communicate. This is what we do in this situation. This is how we act in that situation. This is how we create the type of workplace that everybody wants to work at. So, yeah, as you can tell, I get pretty excited about it.

Brian Kelly:
And that's beautiful. I love the passion part of it. And that's something just in this last podcast. I was heartened earlier today. It's like, what are you listening to that? Because you're hitting all the same things. It's the importance of being passionate and loving what you do like John. And like myself is so important. You'll hear two sides of that story. Having experienced it on both sides and trying to make it go, something I wasn't as passionate about, that was an uphill climb. And then I found my passion. And now it's taking off like I've never seen before. Just from personal experience, I can tell you from my own personal experience that passion is very important. I'm sure John would say the same thing. And you can see the passion and he was getting excited. They're getting up in his chair. And the other thing I wanted to bring up is for people are listening. You cater to corporations and teams. How about small business owners? Do you also help them out as well as that part of your...?

John English:
Oh, yes. Yeah, definitely. I have clients that go from being a solopreneur up to corporate.

John English:
So, pretty much the whole, yeah.

Brian Kelly:
And it's an important question right now, it's also a good question even after we are let out of our "cages" and that is your business model. If, if I recall, is remote, meaning virtual, you can do this from anywhere in the world and you do not have to meet physically with the people you work with. Is that true?

John English:
That is true. Almost all of my work is done over the Internet or over the phone unless it's onsite training.

Brian Kelly:
Ok.

John English:
Yeah. Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
So, And I'm asking these questions on purpose because I want the listeners to understand that this is a successful model and it works. And all you have to do again, I'll say it again, is model success. And that's just a fancy word for what? Copy. And, you know, growing up as kids, at least, I don't know, maybe John, and I are off or from a similar generation where that was really frowned upon was copying in school.

John English:
Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
But then again, it's really called cheating. And then when you grow up to it as an adult and then there's any semblance of that word model, copy, we still tend to resist it because deep in our brain, we're saying that's not a good thing to do. Here's the thing. When you're when you're a kid going through school, it's not a good thing to do. In most cases, when you're an adult and you're going through business, it's THE thing to do. You must do.

John English:
Yeah it is, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Brian Kelly:
It's your life blood.

John English:
So much, yeah, yeah. I'm sorry. There's so much stuff for you to figure out as an entrepreneur, as a leader in a business, that believe, you know, take the help that is given to you. Model what has been successful and make it your own. Yes.

Brian Kelly:
Yeah. And right down that path is, you know, get help. And that's the other part, right, John? Is to get rid of your ego as fast as you possibly can. And for some, including yours, truly, that can be a difficult thing to overcome. I have. And sometimes it'll it'll show its rear, its ugly head, so to speak, on occasion. The key is just being aware of when it happens and then adjust accordingly when it when you do notice that. And one great way to get out of your own way is to get help, seek help, and then enable allow that help to happen. Let that person take you down a path you never thought possible or you never, you know, you don't think it's right even. If if you find the right coach or mentor, does it matter what you think the right path is? In fact, you're fighting a coach or mentor because you have not found the right path. So, take that advice and run with it and just see how far it goes. I've found so much more help from people. Not only coaches and mentors, but on my team, John, where we go around and get suggestions. And I have implemented I was telling you before the show started about one such such suggestion from a temporary, from an apprentice that has helped my company to easily display and convey our company's culture without any additional effort on my part. And that was all because I was willing to listen. I'm not putting myself on the back here. I'm telling everyone to do what you can to let go of your ego because you're it. Did you say a statement about ego earlier? Was it you that?

John English:
Yeah. I believe we discussed it a little bit but what comes to mind now is that there's a top of the hill and the top of the hill is the success that you want. Whatever that is, you determine that. And it's important that everybody does determine that for themselves. Well, if you want to make it to the top of that hill, the first thing you need to do is slay the ego. Cause you won't make it if you don't.

Brian Kelly:
Yeah. And I'd venture to say it might not make it halfway up.

John English:
Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
But you know what? If you have a big ego, you'll probably look really good getting that far right. (laughing) Couldn't resist that one. Yeah. I'm deeply intrigued about your business and everything you do. What would you? OK. I want to ask this. I love. There was another keyword that you mentioned that I'm curious about, and that was the C-word communication. What has been your personal experience? Working with companies? Has communication, like, actual one on one communication. Has it increased? Has it not fluctuated? Has it decreased? You know, actually literally talking to another human being and and is it even important?

John English:
But it's it's huge. It's very important. And my what I find very fascinating is that many leadership, you know, many articles on leaderships talk about how important communication is, how important communication is is in employee development programs. And at the same time, it's such an issue for so many organizations. So, what I've done is I've actually systemized communication. What if we're going to go from point A to point B? And we have a plan we're implementing a plan to get there. How do we communicate with one another to get from point A to point B? So, what has to take place in a con in an actual conversation? So, I also work with mindful communication, which is how to stay centered and present in the moment so that you actually absorb what it is that someone else is speaking, what it is that they're communicating to you. So, you know, communication is really huge. And I think, you know, our online world is amazing. It is, it is brought so much into our lives. At the same time, I feel that the soft skill of communication has has has actually went downhill during that time. So, I just think it's important that we that we work on it. And one of the things that I that I work with and people were with people in organizations and individually, is that when you communicate, the onus is on you to make sure that the other person understands you. It's not on the person that is listening. So, when you communicate with someone, you have to know what how to how to put whatever it is that you're communicating within their view of the world so that they can receive it. That's one example of the teachings that I that I use with communication. So, yeah, we could spend the rest of the time on this one topic, but I'm sure that's not what you want to do.

Brian Kelly:
I want to. I really do. It's that important. And, you know, I've went through advanced training. It's Neuro Linguistic Programing.

John English:
Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
And part out training was, you know, if you like, you just said if you're if you're having a discussion with somebody, one or one, and they don't understand what you just told them, it's not their problem. It's yours. And that's just a mindset to then integrate and keep and go for it. It's called being at cause, taking responsibility. You know that the question would be asked when two people are talking, whose responsibility is it to, you know, be clear in their communication? You know, is that the person talking or the person listening? Everyone will always say it's 50/50. Well, no, let's make that 100/100. And and each is if each person has that cause for what they're doing, then your results will go. And the thing is you can't control the other person's doing so. Just make sure you personally are the one at least the one at 100% cause and realize well, OK, I need the message just differently. What is it that you're confused about exactly? Can I help in that? Are, you know, just keep doing it. Keep asking questions. You said you said a goldmine was the stuff there, John. You talked about how you systemized it, the whole process. And that just brought to mind. It's something I train my team on of when they come on board. And it's basically by Michael Gerber, The E-Myth Revisited, wrote this and he said, and this is important for everyone. Listening and watching is if you have no systems in your business, then you have no business. And at the time I read that I didn't have systems and that hit me right here, right between the eyes. I mean, like a ton of bricks and I thought, wow, it is time. And really what it comes down to is and correct me if I'm wrong with this description of systemizing but one thing that comes to my mind is documenting everything you do so it can be replicated and delegating and having a team that can take that documentation, whatever form it be like training and execute it with really without your onsite tutelage, you're one on one tutelage. What would you define systemized as?

John English:
Well, a system is just really any process that one does. And you just turn it into a system for a continuing to do that process and duplicate it over and over and over again. Like think of Starbucks.

Brian Kelly:
Yes.

John English:
Everything. I was watching them set up at Starbucks once for the Christmas holiday. And the gentleman had cue cards on how everything had to be set up within the store. I mean, that's a system. So, any process that you in communication is really just a process. Any process that you engage in in business and needs it to that process is going to be done over and over and over again. Needs to be turned into a system.

Brian Kelly:
There you go.

John English:
So that other people can do it. And the system then needs to be simple enough to understand so that it can be easily taught from one person to another.

Brian Kelly:
Much more eloquently stated and more concise and to the point, I tried. Good. That was fantastic. Yeah, and I mean concur 100 percent. And that's all it is. It's actually not difficult to do. And something if you find yourself and this is to everyone else that's list watching, listening. If you find yourself doing a task that's somewhat repetitive and let's say it's on the computer and everything you're doing is on the computer, it's opening software, it's updating the books, it's doing marketing, whatever it is, updating the website is simply turn on a screen, capture software like Camtasia. There's free ones online, browser-based ones, and then narrate into a microphone what you're doing as you're doing it. It's a you're not you're not taking any additional time to get the job done. And at the same time, you're creating your system by creating a video that can be used for training purposes by the next person. And that's how I started my whole system. And then later I had my team as they refined and improved that process to then, them record how they did it. And now my system is create my systems. It's amazing. It's such a godsend. And so, it's huge. Go ahead. I see you have something burning, John, I want to hear it.

John English:
I was just, that's a great tip, Brian, thanks for to all the listeners out there that was that was pure gold. Turn on the screen, capture and just narrate into it. While you're while you're doing it, then anybody can follow. Yeah, that was awesome. That's why I was nodding my head. That's what I was burning about.

Brian Kelly:
Ah Latoya Jean from LinkedIn. Thanks for coming on. She said I jumped on at the right moment. You said something profound. "No systems, no business". That's true.

John English:
Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
Yes. Thank you. Come keep coming. I love this. When we get some on Facebook and YouTube, the comments come in. We'll display you on the screen and give you a shout out so there's little incentive there. And don't forget to answer the end for that wonderful prize. 5-night stay at a 5-star luxury resort. And yes, it will. There will come a time when you can actually do that. And it won't be if too long.

John English:
We're going to be doing that again, yeah.

Brian Kelly:
That's right. (laughing) But Yes. Systems and then yeah, screen recording. I wear that tool out, I have Camtasia and it's it's paid for itself so many times over. If you have a support issue on this is another example. I mean, if you have a support issue through software as a service, like a web-based service, anything that you use online and you have an issue and you need to contact support or I don't ever type in what's wrong or the issue anymore. I record a video and describe it because it's hard to type in. It's like, well, when I clicked on the icon on the left, you know, a little purple one with a little red dot in the middle. And then I went to the next page and then it showed me like, my god, it takes forever to type it. I'm just gonna record a quick snippet. Given the link to the video and I'll tell you how many times they've said thank you for saving them the time of trying to figure out what the heck's going on and save me time. And it's just it's phenomenal. Anyway, I digress a little bit, but that's kind of a systems issue. It's fantastic. All right. We have solidify. Yes, we can see you. We can see your text. How are you doing? Thanks for coming on. I love that. That avatar there on YouTube. Thanks for joining us tonight. Appreciate it. Good job. Love that avatar. That's really cool. Um, my gosh. And the gold, the gold is all yours, my friend. You're the gold provider here tonight. So many notes I'm going over right now. Yes. Like I said, I'm taking notes. There's hand scribbles all over this. Um, OK. I started out with saying that in my experience, I found a pattern to success. And here's the thing. This is my belief that it doesn't have to be the same pattern for everyone. There are many patterns or another word for it are recipes for success. And that's my opinion. What about you, John? Do you feel that there is some sort of pattern or formula or recipe for becoming a successful entrepreneur? And if you found one, is it something you can share or is it a combination of things that you've learned?

John English:
Yeah, it the the pattern of success that works for me is vision, passion, and energy. So, I get a vision for what it is that I want to create. And as soon as a shortly thereafter, I get passion for it and then I become very energized by whatever it is that I want to do. So that is the pattern that I've used as an entrepreneur. And we can actually some of my clients and I, we call it catching a thread. We need to catch a thread and we need to catch a thread that we have. The vision of it is what it is that we want to create. We get very passionate about it and then energized to take action because you need energy to to take that action, to follow through that action and weave through whatever it is that you have to go through to get to the finished product, whatever it is. So that's the pattern that I've used. And I use that not just for business, but for anything that I want to create or manifest in my life. Vision, passion and energy.

Brian Kelly:
And I love that. And how many people have you run into in your personal life or your personal experience, John, that really had the vision and the passion, but never seemed to actually go to that last step and put it into energy and that it's a sad thing. And this is what I liken to a lot of seminars I've been to. This is I'm talking from personal experience. I've done it too where I go to network a seminar, an entrepreneur-based workshop where you have three to five hundred people. I buy a product because this is going to change my life. I bring it home. I open the box. I go, my God, this looks like a bunch of work I put on the shelf. I'm going to get to it tomorrow. Well, that now that self-help box became shelf help. I learned about it. I learned the concepts about from stage. And I could I didn't even open it up to to digest the information, let alone then take action and implement what I'm learning. And that's one thing I notice a lot of people fall short on. It's like it's a lot of work, ladies and gentlemen, to go through and learn any new skill set. And the key is having the certainty, knowing that is it worth my time? And that's when you hook up with somebody like John and you see the results there, you know, they're tangible, the right in front of you. This guy helps people. There are there are many people who will tell you that he's helped them. And so, you have a level of certainty investing, knowing that if you invest your time and your money with John, the results are darn near guaranteed because he's not his first rodeo, ladies and gentlemen. And so, this goes for everything in your life when you want to learn something be sure to vet the person that you're learning it from and ensure that they truly did everything they're teaching on, because unfortunately, there are those out there that don't. They just say, I think it's, I think you should. I never done it, but I think you should do it. I've had that literally. I've had that conversation with one. So just vet the person. And then once you have that certainty, I'd like to say grab on to that person virtually with with your hands on both ankles and don't let go and find out. You know, just analyze and model them and work with them. Offer some help, be respectful. Make connection with them. There's so many things we get could, we could go on for all night here, John. You are opening up so much great stuff in my head, I've got to stop talking. I want you to talk more. (laughing) So. OK. Entrepreneurship. This will be a multiple choice, easy or difficult.

John English:
Oh, difficult (laughing).

Brian Kelly:
Entrepreneurship overwhelming or joyous?

John English:
Joyous.

Brian Kelly:
Can it be overwhelming at times?

John English:
It can be overwhelmed. Overwhelm is a state of mind. So, we're back to mindsets on that issue. So, overwhelm is, you know, very common, but easily avoided once one knows how to avoid it. So, yeah.

Brian Kelly:
Sweet, getting some odd comments on YouTube, I was just checking those out. And yeah, absolutely. It's so I didn't want people to think it's it's a walk in the park just because you answered joyous.

John English:
Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
But yeah. It is a state of mind and it's really about how we react to the circumstances, our attitude. You know, it's it's not it's not letting the circumstances control our attitude. It's the other way around. Its circumstances are going to occur no matter what we do. Its all about how we react to them. Go ahead.

John English:
I've read a really great article the day before yesterday written by a Navy SEAL, and he was talking about how people are, you know, really stressed out at this time because of the epidemic pandemic. And he he said what you have to do is focus on what you have control over. And the analogy that he used is you have a bull's eye on Archer's bullseye or Archer's target, excuse me. And the bull's eye is all you have control over. Everything outside of the bull's eye. You have no control over. And it's the same way and avoiding overwhelm. As an entrepreneur and indeed, for those of you who aren't entrepreneurs who are in business or whatever for anything you want to create in your life, you need to focus on the bull's eye and what it is that you have control over and use your personal power to hit the bull's eye that to have impact there. And then everything else will kind of fall into place.

Brian Kelly:
I love that analogy. Love it. And then Latoya Jeans chiming in on this very topic, she says, "entrepreneurship can be overwhelming, but it all takes into consideration the fact that as an entrepreneur, we are risk takers. So, we do what is necessary to live life on our terms." That's powerful right there. Yes, definitely. You know, it is about living life on our own terms. That's that's one way to describe being an entrepreneur. And that doesn't mean are on our own terms are always glorious and, you know, free of strife or setbacks. There's another books, Setback is a Setup for a Comeback by Willie Jolley. It's a phenomenal book. And it's about reframing and, you know, mindset. You just said it, John. It's how we react to things. What we make of it is going to make it a reality. So, why not make it something that's going to serve us rather than take us farther down that.

John English:
I like to say, Brian, that anything I think about, I can think about differently.

Brian Kelly:
Well, that's awesome. I don't think I've heard that one before. That's is that your own phrase or did you hear that?

John English:
That's that's my own.

Brian Kelly:
Nice.

John English:
Anything I think about, I can think about differently.

Brian Kelly:
Think it's time to trademark that right there. That was let's vanilla. I love that. All right. So, for some people that are out there watching, listening, maybe if they're anything like me, they're deeply curious. I'm always curious about successful people more than just what made them successful. I kind of want to understand and get in their homes, so to speak, to find out what is it like, in like John's world. What does John do on what does a typical day in the life of Jon look like as an entrepreneur? When you get up and what you go through that the highlights of your day until you go to bed?

John English:
Well, a typical day for me is I as I mentioned earlier, I love coffee. So, the first I get it while I get up at 4:30. So I get up at 4:30, 5:00 at the latest in the morning and I start the coffee and I have a stretching routine that I do. I do my stretching routine. And then I go and I sit with my first cup of coffee and just look out the window. I don't get on my phone or open my computer or do anything. And I have anywhere from 5 minutes, at the very least to 20 minutes maybe on the outside, a half an hour where I'm just completely quiet and I just fully enjoy my first cup of coffee. And I focus internally inside myself so that I can feel my essence sort of for lack of a better way of putting it. And then I begin my day. Usually I am I'm also a trader and investor. So, at that point I check the stock futures and see what's going on. And then I usually spend about 20-25 minutes writing. As I mentioned before the broadcast, I had a ski accident. So, I haven't been able to exercise, but usually what I would do after my quiet time is go for a 20 to 30-minute brisk walk and then I'm by 6 by 6 o'clock, 6:30 at the latest, I'm ready to start my day. Some of my clients actually the calls will begin. I have one client that begins at 6:00 a.m., not every day, but once a week. And then I do my calls through sporadically on and off throughout the morning and early afternoon. And then in the afternoon I I also will exercise. I'll probably take another walk or I'll I'll lift weights. I also do all my own food. So, you know, I'm I'm eating at some point in there and I like to eat for peak performance and also for foods that are good for my brain. And I spent a lot of time reading and I, you know, successes is you determine what success is in your life. So, success for me is to get as much time as possible to spend with the people that I really care about and that I really would like to have an impact in their life. So that's my clients and my fiancée and my children and my my grandchildren, actually. So, that's a typical day for me. I go to bed very early. As we mentioned, I spent a lot of time reading, so I I go to bed and I'm probably in bed by 9:00 at night. So, I try to get a really good night's sleep. I have a Fitbit so I track my I don't track my food on there. I don't get that crazy. But I do keep track of how much I walk, my sleeping, my heart rate, all of those things, all to all for peak performance so.

Brian Kelly:
I love how you keep going back to peak performance as such a cool term. It's phenomenal.

John English:
It's true.

Brian Kelly:
And here's one thing I've noticed another emerging pattern of very successful people, and that is many of them, not every single one of us. But I would say definitely the greater amount of them or well, or 50% have a routine and they stick to it. Like John, you know, he gets up and he he stretches, he has coffee, spent some time alone with himself in his own thoughts. And that's, you know, some would call or could go into meditation or do other mindset at work at that point. And, you know, then he starts kind of getting into it. Checking his stocks and then and then doing some writing and then getting on the horn with his clients. And, my gosh, 6:00 a.m. starting today, I hope they're on the East Coast or they're early risers. Like, you know. I'm like, wow. And then 9:00 a.m. or 9:00 p.m. goes to bed. So, yeah, it's like, what is it worth to every individual out there? So, John's routine may not be your routine, and that's OK. But let's say you don't have a routine. Why not model what John does and just go for it? See what happens and do it for a while. I mean, how long would you say would it take for someone to establish that habit and make it part of their life so that they can actually see results? Is there any kind of timeframe that can be put to that?

John English:
Um I think if you well, if you if you incorporate the eating, then it's just gonna be a couple of weeks and you will feel so much better if as far as the stretching and going to bed early and everything like that, I think a month to be, you know, if you do it a month, 6 weeks, it would be it would be a routine.

Brian Kelly:
So, you go 30 days to 6 weeks to your success and everything you was saying with he mixes and exercise and healthy eating mind body business. It's all there. Every bit of it. This is the this is a full picture. You're looking at him right here. He abides by all the three what I call principles are pillars for success in in a great way, cause it's a habit for him. And what what better habit or habits to form than exercise? And I love how you break it up into two segments of exercise. One in the morning, one the afternoon. That's important to get up out of that chair. Oh, my goodness. In fact, I I'll tell you a secret, John. I worked out right before our show. I mean. I was racing to put on my dress shirt and get ready and jump on the camera with you, because I liked that just the endorphins that just gets me energized. And I want to be so present for you and for the people watching and listening. And that's you know, that drives me. I want the highest quality show possible. And it's that important to me. So that really that woke my butt up, it always does. And it just puts you in this great state of mind, doesn't it? You just. You just feel the world.

John English:
Yeah. And it really does. Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
And that's a great productivity tip for everyone is, you know, if you're not feeling if you want to be more productive and you're not exercising on a regular basis. That's a simple solution right there, isn't it? It's just move. Doesn't mean go out and try to like for guys it doesn't mean to go lift 300 pounds, bench press and then look like Arnold Schwarzenegger did back in his heyday. No, not at all. It means move on a regular basis. Get the money. The blood pumpin. Resistance training is very, very valuable. Even John says he lifts weights on occasion. So, include that in your regimen. Use resistance bands if you don't have weights are very inexpensive and very effective. I did that for seven years straight without lifting a weight and I had great results. So, it does have to be difficult and it can be very easy to do. You can do it in your own home with those bands or get us a small set of weights, whatever it takes, you know. What is your priority in your life? You know, health is number one. And then once you are hap, you have that health, the productivity and being on top of your game, operating at peak performance, as John says, is right behind it when you continue these practices and these habits that John's talking about. Model success, they point to him on this. Oh, my gosh, John, it's almost the end of the show. This is crazy. I can't believe it. I can't believe it. I don't want to.

John English:
It went by fast.

Brian Kelly:
So, there is one final question. Like I ask every guest. You kind of touched on it already. I want to give you another opportunity to go deeper with it, if that's OK. I'm not going to tell you what it is just yet. And you, you like addressed it almost head on. And I just want to see what that answer becomes this time around because, yeah, just give it a little thought and maybe go a little deeper with it, you'll know when you hear the question. It will be very, very obvious. But real quick. I promised everyone who stayed on live to the end that they will get a chance to win. Did you forget that 5-nights stay at a 5-star resort and that is in Mexico and there are other choices that you can choose from Mexico and other destinations? You'll know when you win. And how do you win? Glad you asked. Here it is. You now have John and my permission to take your gaze away from your laptop, computer or tablet. If that's what you're watching on, grab your cell phone and maybe you're watching on that. Pull up your messaging app. And I will say this verbally in case you're on your phone so you can follow along for who you're going to send the message to. You only just type in a phone number and that number is 6 6 1-5 3 5-1 6 2 4. And then in the area where you typed a message to say, hey, how's it going? You want to type in the word peak, P-E-A-K and then tap that little icon to send it off. So again, the number to send us text to is 6 6 1-5 3 5-1 6 2 4. And then in the message area type the word peak P-E-A-K and send it off and you will automatically be entered to win a 5 night vacation, stay at a 5 star luxury resort in Mexico or place of your choosing and you will see all the wonderful available options at that time. So, go do that now, because.

John English:
I did it while were, while you're doing it.

Brian Kelly:
You would be surprised. Maybe you would have done just that. I can see what you're doing, even though.

John English:
I just own it.

Brian Kelly:
I saw you did not and I'm okay with it. I'm absolutely fine. No randomly-selected. And you deserve it. You definitely deserve it. And much more so but it's a random drawing. And the other thing is, I want before we go to this last question is stick on after the question, because John has something to provide all of you. He's got a gift that I can't wait to share with you. So, stay on. We're going to ask this one deep diving question that's going to really cause John to think hard, I'm kidding. So, here's the thing, John. I'd like to say this to every guest. This is the question I ask every guest on the show. There is no such thing as a wrong answer. It doesn't exist and it's just the opposite. The only correct answer is yours, because the answer I have found over almost two years of doing a show is actually a personal answer. It's amazed me. And so, with that, feel free to take a moment to digest if you need it. And are you ready?

John English:
I'm ready. I'm intrigued.

Brian Kelly:
All right. Here we go. John English, how do you define success.

John English:
I define success by the amount of time that I spend in our joyful state. So, for me success is about following what I'm passionate about and living my life, doing the things that I love to do. That's how I define success.

Brian Kelly:
And there's that that uncomfortable pause. Just kidding. All right. That was fantastic. (laughing) Yes. Here's the thing I've noticed and it's true till this day, no two people on this show in the history of the show have answered it in the same identical way. And you just kept that that string going. That's how personal it is. It's amazing.

John English:
Yeah.

Brian Kelly:
How and the other thing I love about it is there is not a single person that their answer was money centric. You know, those that are just starting out are in more of a scarcity mode. And I was there. I'm sure you were there. You know, it's about making money and it's about making money right now to pay the bills. And this whole abundance thing that's gonna come later because I need to pay the bill, right? And that's OK. The cool thing is I have nothing but successful entrepreneurs on the show who have already gotten past that. And this is where you really shine is so the faster you can get into the servant attitude of helping others, the faster you will see your success grow in exponential ways. It's unbelievable. So, yes, there are times we need to get we need to get through those scarcity times and most of us need to go through that absolutely. Yes, and so, John, you had something to offer the wonderful people that are watching. Thank you, Latoya. She is remarking again. She says, "I love John's answer, personal happiness and joy within oneself. Success is all about our mental, physical and emotional state of being." Yes. So, agree. So, agree. So, John, what I want to do is I'm going to pull up a nice, beautiful shot of your website while you describe to the wonderful people how they can get this wonderful gift that you're about to explain to them. So, go ahead, take it away.

John English:
Thank you, Brian. As a thank you. Excuse me. As a thank you to all the listeners out there. What you can do is Brian's going to tell you where to send us an e-mail and we're going to gift you with our Instant Mindfulness Method, which is a member access to a membership area where we I will train you over video how to use and focus in your body that I actually learned from ancient wisdom keepers. And you will learn how to instantly stop your internal narrative. You'll learn gain control over the stress response and really be able to center and become present in any situation. It's called my Instant Mindfulness Method. So, you send an email there to kailee@john englishcoaching.com, and she will get you set up with a membership and we'll take it from that.

Brian Kelly:
Fantastic. So again, that's Kaylie, K-A-I-L-E-E this is for you listening on the podcast afterword @johnenglishcoaching.com. So that's where you want to send that e-mail to maybe mention that you heard about this on the MIND BODY BUSINESS Show then they will know instantly what you are referring to maybe put on a subject line.

John English:
Very good point. Brian, thank you. MIND BODY BUSINESS Show.

Brian Kelly:
Yeah and say you would like access to Instant Mindfulness Method. The Instant Mindfulness Mindfulness method. I can, I can be trained, I can see it. I really can I promise. And so, I'll drop that in the comments real quick as well. So, you know, just to put that in your email as a comment or a subject line. Just be sure to put that in there so that Kaylie and his staff know what to do with that email, because boy, do I know how that can cause issues if you don't know what the purpose of that email is. So fantastic. Thank you for that. That is an amazing, amazing gift. Appreciate that you are offering that to our guests and our listeners. Oh, that's phenomenal. Let's see. Let's get it back to the way we had it. Well, that's it's a wrap ladies and gentlemen, that's been an amazing show. John has provided amazing value. I don't have any room left on my paper. I have every blank spot filled of just notes after notes and some of our chicken scratches it's difficult to read. I've got massive words called systemized and things that really rung true. Culture. I mean, John didn't leave any stone unturned. So if you're looking to grow your business, if you have a team, maybe if you're solopreneur and you want to start building a team and maybe you just want to learn from somebody who's got the experience, I can help you get to that next level. He's owned 4 businesses in all disparate industries. If if he doesn't know how to help you. I don't know many who would. And so, reach out to John. John. What is the best way for folks to get in touch with you? Is it Facebook or email?

John English:
Yeah. The best way for folks to get in touch with me is over email. So, I email the same email requesting it get in touch with me. That's the easiest way. Kailee@johnenglishcoaching.com.

Brian Kelly:
There you go. Kailee so it's K-A-I-L-E-E @johenglishcoaching.com. I put it up on the screen one more time for those of you watching either live or recorded. And for that one, put a different subject line and say, Hey, I'm just reaching out. I want to connect with the man, the myth, the legend. John English himself put that in there. They'll know where it came from. That's pretty cool, huh? So, John, I just want to say, on behalf of everyone watching and listening. Thank you. You've been amazing, as I expected you would be. I'm so, so blessed to be able to get to know you better and to share your brilliance with everyone who watched and listened and those who will listen in the future can't thank you enough. So, appreciate you for being here, spending your time with us.

John English:
Thank you, Brian. It was my pleasure.

Brian Kelly:
Fantastic. All right. Well, that's it. On behalf of the incredible the amazing Mr. John English. This is Brian Kelly, the host of The MIND BODY BUSINESS Show. We will see you again next time. Until then. Be blessed. Everyone, so long for now.

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John English

John is an award-winning author, coach, and successful entrepreneur who has founded four different businesses. One in manufacturing, one in engineering, one in publishing/education, and another in coaching and development. He teaches leadership and employees a mindfulness practice to eliminate stress. He also teaches work relationships and communication strategies. His unique approach creates teams and work environments where people thrive and are engaged because they use the power of the human spirit to honor and respect one another at work. The results from this unique approach have produced big results for leaders and the workforce.

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