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How To Get Unstuck In Your Business - With Jon Dwoskin

May 31, 2021

Tom Bailey, founder of Succeed Through Speaking, interviews Jon Dwoskin.

Jon is a Business coach, author, speaker and podcaster. He is the author of the Think Big Movement, and he works with successful business who are stuck and want to get and stay unstuck!

Why you've got to check out Jon's episode:

- Learn how Jon works with solopreneurs, Fortune 500 companies and everything in between – C-Level execs, team leaders, managers, owners and sales people - to set vision, business planning, leadership skills, effective communication and everything they need to lead all aspects of their business, culture and people.

- Discover why most managers are accidental managers and how they are typically not the best people managers and are not trained to manage people.

- Find out what the biggest challenge is and why these people typically get stuck in their business and need to learn how to get unstuck. Jon helps them accelerate their growth in a fast way.

- Why getting stuck causes a decrease in productivity, and how this lack of growth means they lose clients, supporters and ambassadors.

- Learn the importance of asking for help and being consistent in accepting and executing that help.

- Get access to a free copy of Jon's book and his 100 page free PDF workbook 'How To Think Big' and also get access to over 1000 podcast episodes on his website (link below).

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Tom Bailey: Hello and welcome to the Flow And Grow Expert Interviews. The place for experts and entrepreneurs who want high value ideas to boost results.

Hello, I'm Tom Bailey and I'm very honored to be joined by Jon Dwoskin. Who's a business coach, author, speaker, and podcaster. So, John, hello, and a very warm welcome to today's session.

Jon Dwoskin: Thank you. Thanks for having me appreciate being here, Tom.

Tom Bailey: And whereabouts are you in the world right now?

Jon Dwoskin: Detroit, Michigan.

Tom Bailey: Fantastic. Thank you. So, I'm going to share a little bit more about Jon before we do get started. So, Jon is the author of the Think Big Movement and he helps successful business owners who are stuck and want to get and stay unstuck. The title for today's episode is there for How To Get Unstuck In Your Business.

And Jon's going to show us how to do that in just seven minutes. So, question of one today is who are your ideal clients?

Jon Dwoskin: My ideal clients are I work with solopreneurs to fortune 100 companies and everything in between. C-level execs, leadership teams, owners, managers, and salespeople. And I work with them all. C-level execs and leadership teams and owners of companies. Business planning, setting visions, clear messaging reverse engineering, everything, effective communication, leadership skills, and all of the things that they need to really grow the business, the culture and their people.

Managers, most managers do not know how to manage people. They are they got their job because they were good at their job, but get good and they got promoted to the manager. They, they don't typically how to manage people and they aren't trained to. And so, I train a lot of managers and then send those people to work with them on the growth of their business every single week for consistency purposes.

Tom Bailey: So huge, huge spectrum of people that you help here. But is there one thing that's typically the biggest challenge that all of these people face?

Jon Dwoskin: You know, they're, they're stuck and they need to get unstuck and the same level of consciousness that got them to where they are. They realize cannot get them to where they want to be gone. They need somebody like me who comes from I have a big business background. I've started inner companies, restructured companies, built companies. I've worn all of the hats. And so, I can come in and really help accelerate their growth at a very fast rate.

Tom Bailey: Right. If they do stay stuck, they don't get unstuck. What impact does that normally have on either them or their business?

Jon Dwoskin: If they stay stuck? They become complacent. They miss opportunities. They increase their probability of you know, they get stuck. And so, what happens is their productivity goes down, it goes backwards. They don't, they don't grow.

They start losing clients because and alliances and ambassadors, because they're not doing the little things everyday that compound over time.

Tom Bailey: Got it. Okay. Perfect. So, what is the one piece of valued advice that you might give to somebody who is currently stuck in that business?

Jon Dwoskin: Ask for help. Yeah, for every, we all need mentors and coaches get a mentor, get a coach, get an accountability partner, ask for help and be consistent and accepting and executing the help.

Tom Bailey: Yeah, of course. Fantastic. And I'm sure with all of your years of experience, you've got some great resources and content and videos you can share. Is there one specific resource that you'd share with our audience today to help them?

Jon Dwoskin: So, I have you can download my book, the think big movement for free, or my hundred page, 10 chapter PDF workbook. How to think big at my website, both for free Ended up packed with just tons. I also have close to a thousand depending on when you air this, maybe over a thousand podcast episodes that are filled and as well as hundreds of tips and tons of more articles and blogs.

Tom Bailey: Yeah. Fantastic. So, head on over to that website, then I'll put the link in the show notes below here. So, people can click on that and they can jump right in and download some of those resources.

Okay. So, moving on to a slightly different topic. Now, the next question is what would you say is your greatest failure that you've ever made either in life for business? And what did you learn from it?

Jon Dwoskin: You know, I would say the biggest failures when I was young. I didn't, I didn't understand the power of my voice. So, as I was, you know, started, I started an inner company right out of college. You know, I didn't realize that, you know, if you say something the wrong way or it's sarcastic, or, you know, you, the way you throw out a joke or this and the other, it really has the potential of being very perceived as very negative.

And I didn't realize that I had to kind of, I rationally knew it, but I just thought, you know, I didn't. I wasn't paying attention to it until it got brought to my attention. And then you realize, you know, the power of your presence and your word and everything that you do and say is under a microscope. And it really matters in the way people hear things and perceive things maybe, much different than how you say or what the intent is behind it. And so what I did was once I got to that realization in my early twenties you know, I got it. A business coach and a communications coach. And I started reading and studying and working on how to evolve myself.

Tom Bailey: Great. Amazing, and that one, that one thing that you say in the, in the wrong way, always taken the wrong way can have a lasting impression on somebody else as well on it.

Jon Dwoskin:  Right. It can really linger and, and, and when you have really no ill, you know, ill  intent, Yeah, and, but, but somebody hears it the wrong way, it throws out a trigger. It can, it can linger for a lifetime for other people. And that's, that's still bothers me you know, today. Yeah.

Tom Bailey: Amazing love that. Love that bit of advice. And the last question from me today is what is the one question that I should have asked you that will also give some great value to our audience today?

Jon Dwoskin: What's one thing I've learned in my 49 years, and that would be slow down. Right. Yep. Know when to unplug. Know when to reboot. Know when to get recentered. Know when to really just take a walk in nature and just put the work away. Cause you gotta be able to just enjoy the moments without being tied to your work.

Tom Bailey: Got it. Yeah. And that's, that's quite challenging for a lot of entrepreneurs I'm sure. But great advice to stick to. So, Jon, thank you so much again for your time and for sharing such great value with our audience today.

Jon Dwoskin: Thank you so much for having me on the show. I appreciate it. Anybody can get a hold of me at