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QI-011: When Does Depositing A Batch of Checks Become Boring? | Interview with Joe Calloway, Performance Coach

How bored would you be if you had to make the same boring drive to your boring bank every single week to deposit yet another batch of checks that came in?  These are checks that keep coming because you are executing so well on turning your great idea into reality.  I’ve made that weekly bank run to deposit newly received checks.  I promise you, it never gets boring!  But how do you do it?  Is there something that raises the potential that you too get to make this wonderful drive?

To help you get into that same drive-to-the-bank routine yourself today, I continue the discussion I started in Episode #10 with Verne Harnish on what I like to call the basic, the boring, but the oh-so-critical building blocks of success.  To help me with this theme, on today’s show I am joined by author and speaker, Joe Calloway, as we explore all of this as well as his new book, "Be the Best at What Matters Most" (affiliate link).

As Joe likes to say, excellence is most frequently found by doing a basic set of functions well and consistently over time.  I totally agree with this and much of Joe’s perspective on what it really takes to succeed with turning your great idea into reality.  That’s why I invited Joe to come on the QI podcast.  I know from experience it’s this kind of thinking that goes far in setting you up for that weekly “boring” drive to deposits checks at the bank.

I freely admit that the sort of thinking I'm putting forth today is not trendy.  It's also not some fad pimped by a self-serving pseudo expert – Ugh, do I hate that stuff!.  All I can say is this is the most basic of common sense. That's why so many people, those second-tier wannabes, find it easy to ignore. Good, I say, let them ignore it.  You and I don't have time for them.

Bottom line:  I know from experience this building block stuff works.  Like I said above, I have made those weekly bank runs to deposit checks as a result.  Boy is that fun!!! 

Listen to today’s podcast and you will hear about some of the most simple, yet incredibly powerful ways you need to think and plan as you execute on your vision. 

Today you will learn about:

  • Why it’s important to keep things simple.
  • How markets are won by those companies that outperform on the fundamentals.
  • Why market leaders don’t try to do everything — They do the most important things.
  • What matters most in the early days of trying to turn your great idea into reality.
  • How simplicity and clarity of purpose can become your force multipliers.
  • How becoming cutting edge on the basics – the boring basics – creates raving fans and wins customer loyalty.
  • Why entrepreneurs MUST work in the business as well as on it in the early days.
  • What do you need to STOP doing?”

Joe Calloway’s Books

Be the Best at What Matters Most: The Only Strategy You will Ever Need
Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison
Never by Chance: Aligning People and Strategy Through Intentional Leadership
Indispensable: How To Become The Company That Your Customers Can't Live Without
Work Like You`re Showing Off: The Joy, Jazz, and Kick of Being Better Tomorrow Than You Were Today

Additional Book Mentioned by Joe Today:

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

Reminder:  All the above are Amazon affiliate links on which I will earn a small commission if you use them to make a purchase.  I am most grateful if you choose to support the show this way.  Thank you.

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