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Greg Clowminzer is a pioneering business and leadership coach with over 10,000 hours of real time coaching experience. Greg coaches and consults with CEOs, small business owners and professionals, helping them clarify their vision, create unique strategies for success and developing the necessary skills to be a leader and effectively exercise leadership as their natural self-expression.

It Matters Where To Look For Success And Well Being

Have you ever heard the sage advice of look within and there you will find the answer to all of your problems.

But, what the heck does that actually mean.

Having been on my own path for years I would get this kind of advice, either directly from my teachers or the types of books that I had immersed myself in.

First of all the times that I was most prone to look within was when I was in a low mood and in a disturbed state of mind.

Any guesses what I saw when I looked within. You got it, it was a shit show.

So when I meditated I would be bombarded with negative and insecure thoughts raging though the system.

When I journaled it was more like vomiting my poor is me and victim consciousness unto countless pages within my journals. I dreaded the thought of anyone seeing the depressing content of my mind that made it’s way to the pages of my journals.

When I looked within I just kept bumping into my ego, my strengths and weaknesses. As a result I would strategize how to compensate for my short comings and highlight my virtues but I never saw that I was simply reacting my personal thinking.

You see in those early years of looking within all I could see were my personal thoughts. Getting tripped up on my personal thinking was a trap and it  wasn’t what my teachers where pointing to when they said look within.

But, I was committed to being a good student and wanted to feel better.

Hindsight is 20/20 and now I can see clearly where I went wrong. And, I would like to save you time and money in understanding what it really means to look within.

Okay, I going invite you to take a giant leap with me.

You have thoughts but you are not your thoughts.

You have a body but you are not your body.

So, looking within is to look deeper then your personal thoughts and physical body.

Imagine peeling an onion, layer after layer. What is at the center of that onion?

When you look within you are doing the same thing as peeling back the layers of an onion.

What you will find is an invisible power that lives within you that has an intelligence designed for your success and wellbeing.

Every human being has the ability to recognize this invisible power. The key is that your true power comes via insight and not your intellect.

When people have even the smallest insight into their true nature it has tremendous implications in every aspect of life.

People’s relationships improve, professionals find their mojo, employee engagement improves, people who suffer from stress and anxiety find peace of mind. The list goes on and on.

Listen to a recent podcast with Chris Robinson and myself as we share our insights from looking in the right direction and how it applies in business and beyond.

If you would like my help understanding where to look to find the solutions to any problem you have, consider joining me at my next 3 Day State of Mind Coaching Immersion where I teach people how their minds work and what is means to look within.

Are Unproductive Thoughts Running You?

I wanted to talk a bit about two types of thought that when exposed is helpful for people.

If you want to be more productive then you will need more productive thought period.

One of the quickest ways to increasing productive thought is to be able to discern productive thought from unproductive thought.

So, what is unproductive thought? Well, I will speak for myself, for me unproductive thought is worrying, ruminating about the past, comparing myself with others, and overthinking. I could go on and on but I won’t bore you.

Now, you might be wondering what productive thought is. It is actually the absence of unproductive thought.

Some call it clarity of mind.

When a person’s mind is free of unproductive thought they feel inspired to take action.

In my mind inspired action is the most productive work a person could be engaged with.

Think about it, how productive is uninspired work?

Uninspired work can produce short term gains but it is not sustainable and comes with heavy personal costs.

Learning to access productive thought and taking inspired action to forward your goals is easier than you think.

The first step is to wake up to how your mind really works.

When people are able to see their unproductive thoughts are running and often ruining their lives it is a complete game changer.

Remember that people can never outperform their state of mind.

Are you ready to unleash the power of productive thought?

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Put Relationship First, Results Second

Coach Greg Clowminzer here and in this short video I want to talk about building strong customer client relationships or professional relationships. Watch Now!

People often hire professionals based on referral, reputation, affordability and availability but they stick around because of both the value you provide and the strength of the relationship you create.

Focus on strengthening relationships first, then ask for the business.

If you want your business to grow quicker, put relationships ahead of results.

One of the biggest mistakes professionals make is getting attached or fixated on the results. Thinking about the sale, thinking about billable hours, thinking about the fairness of the exchange of service for the amount they’re getting compensated for. Too often professionals are over focused on the results.

One of the ways that shows up is that when people meet with the business owners, sales rep, professional service providers will come in with a strong pitch and very poor listening.

Many professionals spend an enormous amount of time thinking they are building rapport, when really all they are actually doing is hanging out their comfort zone. It’s often because of a lack of confidence that people hang out but then never ask for the business.

The other place people get into a big trouble is advocating and just talking about their services, how great they are, how great, how much value they have, all the benefits they have. And they’re really not assessing the client situations.

They’re not doing proper intake or gathering enough information to see if they can actually be of service or help someone.

So in this video, I just want to remind you to put relationships first and results.

I worked with a CPA who is seasoned veteran in his business. I’ll never forget when he had this epiphany, the moment when he realized looking back on his career, he was so hell bent on billable hours, growing the business but his approach was very transactional.

When he had a moment of truth, his moment of understanding where he saw the fact that he had it all wrong. That strengthening and developing relationships was the key to client longevity and client retention. So we worked together on the skills and mindset necessary to create long and lasting relationships with clients.

All right, thanks for watching. If you would like help to build your business by learning how to strengthen professional relationships within your office, relationships within your vendors, your clients, then please feel free to reach out to me at www.gregclowminzer.com and schedule a free consultation or discovery call and see if I can help.

Thanks for watching.

Greg Clowminzer
San Diego Business Coach

The 3 Unrecognized Gifts

Watch now and discover The Three Unrecognized Gifts.

Business and life coach Greg Clowminzer shares three unrecognized gifts that all human beings have.

Greg points to the fact the each one of us has the ability or the power to realize these gifts.

And it’s only the lack of a realization or lack of respect for the these three gifts that people suffer and struggle unnecessarily.

Attend Greg’s next 3 Day Coaching Immersion where he helps you realize and unpack these gifts for yourself.

Register now! https://gregclowminzer.com/events/

PS Although many of the people who are attracted to my trainings are drawn to them to help resolve business related issues, the program has far-reaching benefits and is attracting a wider and wider audience.

As I have opened up the training to people who were struggling with relationship issue or dealing with health related problems, this training is having a remarkable impact in peoples lives.

I hope you will join me.

Register now! https://gregclowminzer.com/events/

A New Way To Think About Purpose

I attended an event this past weekend where there were 16 passionate speakers, many of them were TEDx speakers.

A majority of the speakers were pointing to the fact that if people don’t have a purpose they’re prone to loneliness, depression and a lack of meaning in their lives.

As I engaged with fellow participants, there was a  both a palatable anxiousness and/or excitement in people’s desire to find their purpose.

Like purpose is somehow the missing link to a high quality life experience.

You see the presenters made a logical and compelling presentation with regards to human suffering, and finding your purpose was offered as a prescription to living a better life than the one they are currently living.

Time to Reflect

So my question is,

Is it true people need to find and live their purpose in order to have a high quality life?

I would like to encourage you to explore purpose for yourself.

1. What does purpose look like to you?

2. What are your ideas about purpose?

3. What do all human being share in common when it comes to purpose?

And The Most Miserable People Are…

In my own personal experience along with my experience of working with hundreds and hundreds of people over the last 25 years.

What I’ve discovered is people in search of purpose or in the pursuit of happiness are some of the most miserable and anxious people I’ve ever met.

So here’s the problem as I see it, people have innocently made  purpose a thing.

Purpose is not a thing, it’s actually a feeling.

And it is this feeling that has the power to guide people through life, helping them navigate the up’s and down’s.

Here’s the real problem, human suffer and struggle and have a wide range of human experiences. This is true.

The problem is human beings don’t know the source of their experience.

And if they did they would stop looking outside of themselves for prescriptions to live a better life that alone would improve their quality of life.

Most people are looking at purpose as a prescription for living a better life.

Once they find their purpose, align with their purpose and live their purpose their life will be more rewarding and fulfilling is their logic.

The problem is that’s not how purpose and meaning actually works.

Looking for your purpose creates the same amount of anxiety as a lost set of car keys, it makes people really anxious and stressed out.

It also bums people out for the fact that they don’t know something or have lost something.

When people get bummed out they typically start to blame themselves or make themselves wrong for the fact that they’ve lost their car keys and in this case they have lost their purpose or their purposes has some how eluded them.

Finding, aligning, in living your purpose is not the solution to a low quality of life.

Looking In New Direction

What is necessary is understanding the human experience.

What matters most is to understand where your experience is actually coming from.

When people stop anxiously searching for their purpose but instead spend more time understanding the nature of life and the nature of the human experience what people often find is that their purpose finds them.

Natures Clue

I often share the following analogy with people about purpose.

Honey bees wake up every morning thinking that their purpose in life is to harvest nectar and make honey.

When in truth a honey bee’s greater purpose is at a 90 degree angle of their honey making intention.

You could say that the honey bees real purpose is to cross pollinate.

Human beings are like money bees. Waking up each day chasing the nectar of life to make money.

And if human beings would simply, stop, reflect and look in a new direction, they too would see that they are already part of a much greater purpose.

You already have a purpose but you just looking in the wrong direction.

I am on a mission to help people stop searching for things outside of themselves and commit to looking within as their primary goal in life.

Much love,

Greg Clowminzer
San Diego Business Coach
Helping business owners and professionals find the clarity, direction and motivation they’ve been looking for so they can enjoy a rewarding and profitable business.

PS Here are few ways I can help you.

1. Let’s jump on a Skype/Zoom, FaceTime or phone call and have a heart to heart about what’s possible for you and your business. Book a call here.

2. Join my FaceBook Page where I host Live Trainings and Q&A events where you can ask me anythings.

3. Attend my next 3 Day Coaching Immersion Programs where I teach the single most important thing you need to know  to achieve the highest levels of performance and well-being.

Clarity Is The Answer To Anxiety

People think they know what they want and they think they know what they’re trying to accomplish, but often they don’t.

As a coach, one of my jobs is to help people get clear about what they want and what they are trying to accomplish.

You’d think that my job was pretty easy, straight forward and simple, right?

Here’s the problem, people THINK they know what they want. People THINK they know what they are trying to accomplish.

But, I gotta tell you people don’t know either and it becomes painfully obvious to witness people struggling to answer two simple questions.

  1. What do you really want?
  2. What are you trying to accomplish? 

So, when I ask these two questions of both prospective clients and existing clients, it amazes me how difficult this is for people. People are like deers looking into head lights.

A big part of what makes coaching powerful is asking people reflective questions. Reflective questions are what help people wake up to what they really want.

Reflection is the key to clarity and often requires the help of another.

Here’s what I’ve discovered when asking people what they really want, people are often like deer looking into headlights with many of them responding with “I really don’t know”.

Okay, that’s a problem.

Now, I had an insight recently that there actually needs to be a question before the first two questions.

It’s what I call question zero.

0. Do you know what you want?

Okay, now you’re either going to say yes or no, and if you say yes, I’m going to say, great, tell me what you want.

I want people to see the fact that they think they know what they want, they think they know what they’re trying to accomplish, but they don’t.

Lack of clarity is a huge problem for people but critical when running a business.

Here is a simple reflective practice that will help you gain the clarity you’ve been looking for.

The Clarity Process

Ask yourself these two questions over and over again for a minimum of 15 minutes.

  1. What am I trying to accomplish?

2. What is standing in the way of me accomplishing that?

3. Repeat 1 and 2 Continue for minimum of 15 minutes.

You can do this in a journal but it’s a 100 times more powerful to do it with a friend or your coach.

This reflective practices will help you cut through the noise and start focusing on what really matters, waking you up to clarity, direction and motivation.

Clearly your,

Greg (Clarity Coach) Clowminzer
San Diego Business Coach

PS Here are few ways I can help you.

1. Let’s jump on a Skype/Zoom, FaceTime or phone call and have a heart to heart about what’s possible for you and your business. Book a discovery call here.

2. Join my FaceBook Page where I host Live Trainings and Q&A events where you can ask me anythings.

3. Attend my next 3 Day Coaching Immersion Programs where I teach the single most important thing you need to know to achieve the highest levels of performance and well-being.

Tame Your Inner Critic Before It Ruins Your Business

If you gave your inner genius as much credence as your inner critic,
you would be light years ahead of where you now stand. — Alan Cohen

Reflect. Change. Grow.

I have been on a deep dive with understanding the nature of thought and it’s implication for all people but mostly professionals since that’s who I work with the most.

I was talking with a friend about some earlier training and work I had done with Voice Dialogue and the Psychology of Selves.

In the psychology of selves understanding we all have these different personas or identities that get born within our psyche and can often interfere with what we’re trying to get done in life.

Meet The Inner Critic

There is one particular known as the Inner Critic.

As I have been sitting with my new understanding of how the mind works what I am seeing is fascinating.

Our personas or identities are no more than a cluster of habitual thought patterns that have clotted together making people highly susceptible to a stroke of misfortune.

So, I wanted to take a moment and expose this villain that is responsible for eroding peoples self-worth and self-esteem.

I’ll be brief.

The inner critic is simply a sub-personality and gets born within all of us.

In order for the critic to remain alive within us there must be thought.

Sub-personalities are no more than a cluster of habitual thoughts that have become fixated, creating an illusionary persona of being something real and formidable to deal with.

The Inner Critic is a voice within each of us that criticizes us mercilessly. It is relentless in it’s ability to spot all of our short comings faster than the speed of light.

The Inner Critic is what feeds our insecure thoughts.

The Inner Critic takes it upon itself a 24/7 job of examining and policing our every thought, feeling, and attitude.

It is also keeping a close eye on how well we are doing, while also keeping  a close eye on what everyone else is doing so that it can let you know in no uncertain terms how well you’re doing.

The Inner critic is the source of many of my coaching clients difficulties when it come to both growing their business and even working with a coach.

The Critic will have you second guessing in your ability to learn, grow and change and will also attack you for even considering wanting to reach out for help.

You must learn how to tame your inner critic or it will rob you of the life you where born to live.

Key Points

Here are few things to keep in mind.

    1. The inner critic is not real
    2. As you wake up to the nature of your inner critic you will stop entertaining it.
    3. The more you wake up to the fact the you are living in a world of thought the more freedom and joy you will experience.
    4. Remember you don’t have to be afraid of thought.

For my clients who have woken up to the nature of thought they are beginning  to notice their ability to relax and enjoy life way more than they ever imaged was possible.

The Promise

People with just the slightest understanding of how your mind works and where your experience is coming from, allows people start to experience more clarity, direction and peace of mind.

Mastering the inner game of life and business is both rewarding and practical but easy to overlook.

The happiness, freedom, success and joy you are looking for is much more attainable then you might think.

Don’t let you inner critic get the best of you.

Kindly,

Greg (Inner Dragon Slayer) Clowminzer
San Diego Business Coach

State of Mind: The Hidden Variable to High Performance

In this episode of  Unlocking Human Potential  my guest is Mads Qwist an expert in his understanding of State of Mind and it’s relationship to high performance and leadership. Mads has a rich background in psychology, leadership and performance and has studied with some of the worlds leading experts. Mads and I discuss the importance of State of Mind and the fact that it is hidden and easy to overlook when it comes high performance. We hope you enjoy!

You can also listen to the Podcast Episode 18 on iTunes click here

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