I got connected with Pete Kohlasch through my good friend Mike Shelah. Pete is an entrepreneur, certified high performance coach, life strategist, and one heck of a guy. You’re going to love his insights as much as I do.
We met at The Ginger Man, a cozy restaurant in Greenwich, Connecticut. Our conversation was epic and insightful.
Live By Design, Not By Default
This section is the theme of the blog post. Why save the best for last? Let’s dive into some enlightening insights right away.
“You can’t have relationships by default,” Pete said. “Most people automatically associate with their neighbors, people they work with, and family friends. If you want to achieve great things you have to be deliberate with your choices and relationships.”
“That really resonates with me,” I said to Pete. “Some people are going to help you, but there are a lot of people out there who will hinder you and hold you back.”
“Absolutely,” Pete said. “If you want to make a million dollars, surround yourself with millionaires. If you want to go and work in the third-world as a volunteer, then surround yourself with third-world volunteers and workers.”
“Love it,” I said. “Things picked up for me in my speaking career once I got away from the naysayers and around other coaches, authors, speakers, business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, philanthropists, and humanitarians.”
“Yes,” Pete said. “The thing to understand is that some will hold you back unconsciously, without even knowing it. For example, parents may have good intentions and love you, but not know what is best for you.”
Key Insight: It’s not like people are consciously trying to hold you back or hurt you. Yes, there is the occasional critic, but most of the time people stop you unconsciously based on their own limiting beliefs and thought patterns. Make it a point to surround yourself with successful people. Reach out to a couple big players in your industry each month. The possibilities are infinite.
Consciously Become a Better Version of Yourself
“It’s all about becoming a better version of yourself,” Pete said. “I love helping people win by showing them how to create a personal infrastructure. Once people know why they are where they are and where they want to go, I help them create the plan to move them forward. This will skyrocket their productivity. After that I focus on helping my clients with their physiology, psychology, and sense of connection.” Here is Pete’s formula from a high-level overview perspective:
- Strategic Activity (bridging the gap from where you are to where you want to be and skyrocketing your productivity)
“I love The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod,” Pete continued. “My version of the miracle morning is taking a good five and a half hours to reflect and prepare myself for the day ahead. I also take time to engage in ideation, where I think of different ideas I can implement in my business to better serve others.”
“That’s excellent,” I said to Pete with a smile. “Your habits are awesome. You also have a really easygoing and peaceful way about you that I admire.”
“Thank you,” Pete said. “I’m always looking to improve myself so that I can continue to help others. Here’s my definition of the winning mindset:
Identifying a purposeful pursuit; building the confidence and courage to pursue; consciously working into your best; facing and embracing the adversity that is inevitable in pursuit of your best; demonstrating the resilience to overcome; and producing a result you’re proud to put your name to.
“You’re brilliant Pete. I mean that sincerely,” I said. “You’re very creative, love how you think of all this stuff.”
“Thank you,” Pete said with a smile. “This all came from years of study. I spent a good six years reading and studying everything I possibly could. Then I spent a good 13 months creating my own material, via masterminds, webinars, coaching programs, and stuff like that. Then I went and did one of Brendon Burchard’s fantastic programs to become officially certified.”
“It was a genius move to create your own program first,” I said to Pete. “You really worked hard to create your own life.”
“Exactly,” Pete said to me. “Burchard’s program supported what I already created. Too many entrepreneurs jump to become certified in someone else’s program, but if you create your own program first you’ll be ahead of the game.”
Provide as Much Value to The Marketplace as You Possibly Can
“I’m loving everything you’re saying here,” I said to Pete. “To play Devil’s advocate for a moment, I know of all different kinds of entrepreneurs and business owners. Some of them make a strong impact, but their cash flow isn’t as strong. Why do you think that is?”
“One of my favorite quotes of all-time is by Jim Rohn,” Pete said, “and he said you get paid by bringing value to the marketplace.“
I nodded, jotting down Pete’s words.
“If someone isn’t creating the wealth they desire and deserve,” Pete explained, “one of two things is happening. One, they have an inflated sense of their own value. Or two, their business development process is off. Or both could be true, or some kind of mixture of the two.”
“That makes sense,” I said. “A lot of times people bring the value, it’s just a matter of tweaking and improving their business development process. Or it might mean having to study up to become more of an expert in your field. Do you mind me asking some of your major sources of income?”
“Sure,” Pete said. “I do masterminds by helping people create a winning mindset; I have a Personal Accelerator Blueprint course designed to provide people the strategic plan and prowess to achieve what they want out of life; I do one on one coaching; and I also do team training built around establishing a winning culture.”
The Secret to Success
“Want the secret to success?” Pete said enthusiastically. “Commit to engage in thorough preparation. From there, build, sustain, and maintain the courage to continuously perform. Assess your progress along the way through reflection and feedback, and commit to lifelong improvement. If you do that, you’ll be well on your way to having a personal infrastructure, something most people go their whole lives without.”
“That’s Mountaintop-level advice, my friend,” I said. “Can’t wait to share this with others. Pete, it’s been an honor to talk with you today, thanks for your time.”
“My pleasure,” Pete said. “I look forward to getting together again.”
To learn more about Pete Kohlasch or to consider booking him as as your coach, please visit yourperspektive.com.
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