Everyone knows the adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” And, as overly-simplistic as it may be, there is a lot of truth to that for a lot of different reasons.
Today, I am joined by Ken Coleman, author of the Proximity Principle to talk about how true that statement is and to break it down for us even further We talk about finding the right people and being in the right places, overcoming the limiting beliefs fueled by pride and fear, building an expansive web of the right connections, and how to utilize the “Proximity Principle” to get ahead.
“There will be times when passion is out of balance. As you continue to pursue significance and purpose, the percentages change but it takes time.” Tweet That— Ken Coleman
My guest today is Ken Coleman. Now, I’ll admit, I hadn’t been familiar with his work until Ramsey Solutions reached out to me about his new book, Proximity Principle, but after doing some research and learning more about him, I truly understand how well this guy knows his stuff and how powerful a resource he can be for any man who is trying to get ahead in his career and build something meaningful and significant in his life.
Ken is an author, a career expert, and a member of Ramsey Solutions where he frequently co-hosts the Dave Ramsey Show.
I really enjoyed this conversation and I have no doubt you will too. And, more importantly, I know you’ll get a ton out of it.
“Look for someone who has the heart of a teacher, the ability to teach and the desire to teach you.” Tweet That— Ken Coleman
- Our intrinsic need to provide
- Passion versus provision
- The emotional journey
- Bone-crushing doubt
- Weathering the storms of life
- The Discovery Process
- Applying the Proximity Effect
- Stepping into objectivity
- Silencing fear
- Finding the right people
- The value of humility
- The first bold step
“Compare yourself only to you of yesterday. Any other comparison is cancer to your soul.” Tweet That— Ken Coleman
Gents, let me talk with you about the “Wild Man” for a minute. The Wild Man is the man inside that we’ve either silenced or allowed society to silence for far too long.
And, it’s the part of us that we need to learn to let out of the cage more often. He is our competitive, aggressive, dominant, and wild nature and, in the right circumstances and context can be used as a powerful force for growth and expansion in our lives. But, most of us have allowed ourselves to be domesticated for too long and have shut down the very elements that give us a competitive advantage.
That’s why we’re talking about the Wild Man inside our exclusive brotherhood, the Iron Council this month. We’re discovering how to acknowledge, explore, and unlock him within ourselves and tap back into the masculine roots we’ve bound and chained at the systematic conditioning of society.
And, on top of the discussions, we’re challenging ourselves (500 men) to push harder and further than we have for years with the goal of accomplishing huge things in our lives.
If you want to join the discussion and the challenge, band with us at www.orderofman.com/ironcouncil.
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