Learn key strategies for networking and forming relationships that are mutually beneficial. Discover how to live an enriched life by creating consistency and accountability. Learn the importance of having a coach, from former Basketball star, Ricky Bennet.
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Chad: Today. I have the privilege and the honor of interviewing Ricky Bennett. He’s an expert at connecting people and an expert of bringing people from all walks of life together to, uh, under, under a common vision to then create something amazing that can lift this world to the next level. And so in today’s episode, we’re gonna learn a lot about how to connect better with people, how to form beneficial relationships. Uh, he’s going to share some secrets on how to have consistency when working towards longer term goals and also we’re going to discuss the importance of self talk and how the dialogue in our head is affecting our relationships and ultimately our success in our career. And so Ricky Bennett, he’s an all American in college basketball player who went on to a professional basketball career, but it was cut short due to an injury. And right around the same time was the 2008 market crash.
Chad: And so he will set back financially. It set that physically. He was set back in a lot of ways, but he talked himself out of that challenge and into entrepreneurship. And he found a lot of success building up several multimillion dollar businesses. And now he has his new venture called the Richway and I’m excited to learn from him on what he has to share with us on how to talk ourselves into the success that we want and how to connect our way to the goals that we have. So welcome to the show Ricky Bennett. I’m glad. Definitely glad to be hit yet. I’m glad to have you. Yeah. Ricky, Ricky Bennett. He’s a, he. He’s accomplished a lot of different things in his life because of his ability to connect with people and pull people together. And so we’re going to get. Well. I’m excited to learn today about what he has to share with us about how to create strong connections. And first I want to ask you what, how has your relationships influence your ability to achieve your goals and, and how, what do you do to connect your way to the goals that you have?
Ricky: Well, first of all, I think that I’m, the greatest success is based on your connection with people, you know, I don’t think it’s anything is very few things you can do to have success without having either people in the process of helping you get it done or being a customer or whatever it is that you have. So you really need people to be successful. So I’m, I’m really big on building relationships. Have been that way my whole entire life. I think it started off through athletics, you know, being a leader, being a point guard, you know, on a basketball team at such a young age. And My responsibility was to take the information from the coach and be able to get a group of people, young men to come together and be on one accord. So I think my, uh, my people skills started very early through athletics.
Chad: Awesome. Very cool. So tell us a little bit about your story and how, what, why you are doing what you’re doing today and kind of were a little bit about your journey thus far.
Ricky: I will say that my whole entire life starting off in the early part of my life was really good run athletics, you know, that was pretty much what I’ve done. I was able to go to college on a basketball scholarship. I was all American in college, played professional basketball, but the turning point in my life came in when I was 27 years old. I received the phone call that I was going to be a um, um, uh, getting invited to MDA camp, you know, and at that particular time was very confident in my abilities and what I can do. So it’s safe to say that, uh, that I was wanting to be sign on my first NBA contract before entire 14. And Eva at that time. And uh, and so two weeks before it was time for me to report to camp. I’m training, I’m getting great shape injury.
Ricky: And uh, it was Korean beauty injury, you know, the person who had two different ankle surgery. So, you know, our plan a will, a sports. My Plan B was education but haven’t had six years of higher education. My assumption was that if it didn’t work out, I’ll be able to get a good job, support my family and go from there. That actually didn’t work out for me. They based on time, you know, it was 2007. The economy was, was really, really bad that time. And in my field it was extremely hard at most companies were closing down and downsize and during that time. So I went through a loss of about 18 months with high income. I had to, uh, to, to, to, to work support my family. So this is the first time. So this was tough for me. And, uh, it just went to the point where I kept fighting.
Ricky: I kept on saying no, I got to find a job, you know, even though I fought to, to, uh, to, uh, to, to, uh, to get that employment. And uh, when, uh, I ended up losing my home, losing, losing, losing my car was losing everything I was, I was pretty much homeless, no money and uh, and it was like, you know, what, do I, I have no other options. And, uh, that’s when I met a mentor who, uh, who sort of, uh, share with me entreprenuership of the industry he was involved in. And then from there, uh, I just, I went all in. No, I didn’t have a lot of options, you know, uh, and uh, I went out and, and within 18 months I was retired from corporate America, 29. And in my early 30 [inaudible] I made my first million dollars to entrepreneur. And from there they just evolved.
Chad: That’s amazing. You, you, it sounds like you had, you faced a lot of challenges in your life and with the economy and, and you got out of it, um, how did, how did, how you were, how did you talk yourself out of those challenges? Because obviously sometimes, you know, we get hit with these unfortunate circumstances that sometimes are out of our control and we can and we can really let it beat down on us and we can look at it and be like, wow, how am I ever going to get out of this? And then we just keep almost talking to herself further and further into the problem. How did you convince yourself that you could, you know, leave corporate America and create your own path and the way that you did?
Ricky: You know, it was two things. Number one, I didn’t really have options. Like I say, you know, there’s a, there’s a story and they can grow rich talks about a burning, burning, burning the ships, you know, and uh, and how uh, and how these buoys group of men, you know, I think it was a number and that leader, uh, you know, told him I looked back and uh, they had just crossed over and he looked back and the shift for burn and he said, hey, listen, we’re either going to win or we’re going to die. And a lot of times in life we just have too many options, you know, that’s just the bottom line. I had no option. This is my only way that I had to be self sufficient. And to me that was the, that was number one. The second thing is, is that I’m in my mind I was going to win.
Ricky: You know, I knew that I was putting this out to do some special and that’s one of the things that, that I, uh, you said something key, Chad, is that you’re talking to yourself, you know, when you close your mouth, you can still speak to yourself. You can still hear yourself past who you really are and uh, and that’s the greatness inside of you. And so you don’t ever want to work with that work against you because it’s so much power in that person, that inner beauty. So much power in it. It’s so important to say the right thing. So I think that I’ve always been very confident I was going to be successful at all times. That’s why I fought so hard in corporate America. I’m not giving up. I’ll go on interviews, I’ll do resumes all day long. I go from store to store, from business to business nonstop from sunup to sundown. That was my mentality. And so, uh, I think those two, not having any other options and knowing deep down inside that I was putting her up to do some special. Those two or the probably the reasons why I was able to make that step and create success for myself.
Chad: Couple of things you said that I really resonated with and loved is that sometimes we have too many options and especially in our hyper connected world where we have phones and our computers and the Internet and we’re getting so much input and we have all these options and all this noise that some sometimes interferes with our ability, our ability to make confident decisions. And uh, and, and, and what you did was you, you figured out how to narrow it down. You’re like, okay, I have two options, either win or die and you’re like, this is what I have to do when you, you figured out how to narrow down your options. So it made it very simple and sometimes we overcomplicate our problems because we allow ourselves to have too many options, but it’s up to us to limit those options and simplify so that we can make a confident decision and move forward.
Chad: I love as well how, uh, you said that, how we talk to ourselves on the inside, that’s who we really are and it’s true because people can’t see the way we’re talking to ourselves, at least the details of it, you know, they can see it coming out in our body language, they can hear in our voice when we’re trying to relate to them, but who we really are is what’s happening inside of here. And those conversations dictate our whole reality. Those conversations taking place inside dictate our communication. It dictates our reality. And, and it sounds like you’ve been able to get a grip from an early age on that inner communication, on that self talk. And because of it you’ve been able to talk yourself out of problems, talk yourself into new opportunities, talk yourself into better relationships. How else has your self talk affected your communication and your ability to create good relationships
Ricky: is everything. And in fact, it affects everyone is, it’s actually a power that we have, you know, and uh, you don’t want it to work against, you don’t want to work against. You asked about positive affirmation is very important. I was the only child, in fact, I was the only grandchild on both sides of the family for 12 years. So I didn’t. I stuck a lot of ton about myself and I realized that, but I wasn’t speaking. I think I understood that, that, uh, that, that inner voice and I understood how important it was. So I would always talk to myself a seven or eight years old I was talking about though, until myself certain things and, and it would happen, you know, and that’s, we all do it. The question is what are we telling ourselves, you know, and, uh, that’s, that’s the biggest key
Chad: all growing up and into my early twenties, I had a lot of inner dialogue going on and sometimes it would come out and I’d be like mumbling to myself or whatever, just kind of trying to process something, but a lot of it was negative and a lot of it was me, uh, talking myself out of five of achieving my goals and almost convincing myself that I, that I wasn’t worth it. But it was very subtly negative. It wasn’t even like I was obviously beating up myself. A lot of it was just, it was weird. It’s like in a very kind of subtle, deceitful way. I kept talking myself out of things without being obviously mean to myself. Um, and it wasn’t until I fixed my internal dialogue and I started changing the way I was talking to myself that I finally started to gain traction in my career and I realized just how big it was, how much it was really affecting my relationships too because I was always somebody who would avoid connect to.
Chad: I hoped that I could get career success without having to connect with people. I was always more shy and I hoped that I could just kind of quietly find my way and it didn’t work out very well. Trying to quietly find my way because achieving anything is never a solo journey where it’s always everything is cocreated. We’re all working with each other to create something. And once I finally accepted and wanted and, and said, you know what, I’m going to start telling myself that I love connecting with people even though I didn’t. And, and, and over time, as I kept telling myself that I loved connecting with people, I actually started to love connecting with people and I started to love developing new relationships and I became a lot more interested in people and it made my communication so much easier because for a while I, uh, I had a hard time talking because I was constantly thinking about what to say next and that actually made it harder for me to talk because I wasn’t really listening when I just started listening and getting really interested in people I just knew what to say next.
Chad: I didn’t have to overthink it. And so it really made a big impact.
Ricky: Yeah. You said something key, interested, uh, and to people is important instead of being interesting, you know, in a lot of times you have one level where like you said, someone may be shy, whatever. Once they figure it out, they’re trying to be interesting. They’re trying to, hey, it’s me. What I do know they’re trying, but really it’s the exact opposite of what be interested in people. And that’s really key to connection. So you touched her right now.
Chad: Definitely. Definitely. Why? Why is our connection with people so important? What are some other reasons why it’s so important in our life?
Ricky: I mean, think about it. There’s nothing that’s happening without people, period. There’s nothing, you know what I mean? This is, this is, you know, it’s, it’s uh, it, it’s, it’s really, uh, uh, uh, right there in front of us, you know, everything that’s going on, everything we’re looking to accomplish, we need people to do something, you know, lead people, connect with people, learn from people. These are very important. That’s why my goal now is about connecting the world together. And I think that in life we do need people, but we also need to make sure that we understand our surroundings has to change for us to change. You know, some of you, some people want to earn a lot of income and I tell people all the time, you take the five people, you’re around the most. You add up their income to buy a times five, it’s usually yours.
Ricky: So there’s is a process of growth of people getting limited access and also being open to accept and meet new people. And so that’s so important to evolve because you’re going to be a product of your environment a lot, you know, we talk about the inner being, but would you do have, you’re in a share which is your body, which is this eyesight. So now you’re seeing things that are all your limitations. You’re hearing things as you’re a limitation. You’re saying thing that’s your limitation. So you know, your inner being speaks, then things happen, you know. And so, uh, and so, uh, and so that’s the biggest key.
Chad: Wow. Yeah. I love when you said Kinda, you know, when our inner being being speaks, then you know, it, it happens. You know, like when we say something on the inside and we declare this is what I want sooner than later, it becomes a reality. And as you connect with people and as you start making that a possibility, it’s from those connections that you together create that thing into a reality. What are some other, what are some other key tips that you have for how to gain rapport with people? How to build trust with new relationships and how to really create a mutually beneficial strong relationships. What are some things that you do that really make a difference in that?
Ricky: Oh, common ground. Finding a common ground is key and again it goes back to what you said about being interested. You have to be open to listening so you can find a common ground. I do an exercise with one of our seminar where we explained we were all connected so you can basically, you know, say something about yourself in someone can say the exact same thing whether you want to stay. They have a certain amount of children. There are certain high audit went to a certain college or whatever it is. They like a certain sport that you know, they like a certain food, you know, whatever it is. So the first thing you want to do is find common ground. The moment you find common ground, it’s almost like joining a network of people. You are now looking to see, well what do you do now? You’re looking to connect with them and other things as well. So the biggest key to connecting to finding common ground, that’s the first key.
Chad: Gotcha. And what are. What’s something that you do to a kind of establish that common ground if maybe maybe you and the other person have slightly different goals, how do you end up almost combining into one vision? How are you able to bring to people that have very different experiences and bring them together under a common goal if maybe, you know, they do have other things they’re trying to do as well.
Ricky: Yeah. In most cases, you know there’s always something that two people both want to do. We used to use a process called form, you know what I mean? When you talk about family occupation, recreation, and then there’s a message behind what you like to collaborate and do you ask a question about a person’s occupation and what they do and you ask questions about a person recreation, the things you love to do when they’re not working or not with family. And typically that’s where you sort of find common ground.
Chad: That’s really helpful. Yeah. I, uh, I’ve had some experiences, Reno, I would, uh, you know, to do various kind of a, you know, small talk questions, but it seems like, like what you’re saying is that you have these questions that helped to start things like, hey, tell me about your family, about your job, but you’re not seeing that as the end goal. You’re not just going to end. They’re talking about your job and taught or talking about your family. Then it stops. It’s like you’re, it seems like you’re constantly looking for what’s that next level and how can I keep, how can we keep this conversation leading towards eventually this place where all of a sudden there’s this connection and Bam, now we like see something similarly and now we have this shared goal. We have this shared vision, but it kind of takes a couple of questions out front to kind of get things going and in and going from there. Um, what, what are some keys to building, to building trust or what are some keys to holding trust in a relationship? What, what causes us to trust somebody?
Ricky: Yeah. The message and the message is if you have something to share with someone, you may say, Hey, you know what? I think that you and I need to connect what you have going on and what happened. What I have going on I think will be a great connection. How about we connect some time and really talk about how we can collaborate and moving forward. So, you know, that’s the form. Take a knee, but like you said, that message,
Chad: what you just said about, okay, how, let’s, let’s connect to this future dates so that we can see where we’re at and what we have going. Um, that’s really key because I think sometimes we have a conversation we ended, but we don’t set, set up another conversation. We are, we don’t set up a, uh, an opportunity to have a followup conversation and then sometimes that relationship just ends and um, so that’s really helpful to me because I’ve had times where I’ve had conversations and then just kind of ended, but I didn’t say, Hey, when can we talk again about this? Or when can we talk more about this? Because then that keeps the relationship going because their relationship is simply just if you’re having continuous conversations with somebody, the relationship is active, you know, once you stop talking with somebody, that relationship is basically now on hold and it’s no longer active.
Chad: But as conversations continue, the relationship continues. And so that’s really helpful advice that we always need to be that as we end the conversation that we need to set up an opportunity for a future conversation and then we need to keep doing that so that the other person is looking forward to it. Um, so that we, so that, you know, they’re expecting that this relationship is going to continue. Um, one thing I wanted to ask you about is how do you a cause? Something that a lot of people struggle with is creating consistency, especially when we’re doing, when we’re doing small things every day that will add up to dramatic results over time. Sometimes it’s hard to remain consistent when we don’t get immediate results. And so I’m curious to know if you’ve ever had any experiences or if you have any advice on how to be consistent and persistent with something that may not be bringing immediate results, but if you just stick with it, eventually the fruits will come.
Ricky: There’s a couple things that’s important here. Number, you have
Speaker 4: to be able to set a longterm goal or what you want to accomplish. The reason why is because it’s a, it’s a, it’s your vision, and without vision, you showed a parish from the process. So without that longterm vision. So you know, the best example of if you don’t have a longterm goal is it will be driving down the highway and uh, and uh, and you’re driving for a long time and you realize, wait a minute, I don’t know where I’m going at that particular point. You don’t have the will to go, keep going. You just don’t, you’re trying to find a safe spot to stop or turn around because you just lost track of exactly where you were going. So, so number one is setting the big vision. Well, you have some times people said the big vision, but um, um, they never really get there.
Speaker 4: Well, why is that? They don’t have what you call a short term goal and short term goals. There’s levels to it, but the number one short term go to ever have is a daigo because the key now is winning the day. So once you have figured out, okay, I have to go a hundred miles, then you now know that hey, if I do one mile a day, it’s going to take me 100 days. If I do two miles a day, it’s going to take me 50 days. You know, if I do four miles a day, it’s going to take me 20 days. You know, if I do 10 miles a day, it’s going to take me 10 days. That is the key to success. Most people just don’t understand how to put those things together because once you do it, maybe it may take a little longer to have your goal.
Speaker 4: Maybe it may take a little longer, but progression is the key and as long as you’re getting closer and closer to your goal, so we’ll is there. Excitement is there. When you add the vision, then you had no choice but to be successful because now your inner being this thinking about that task and you always become what you think about, what most people do is because I don’t have those little things in place, they’re going to allow doubt to creep in. Now you have to become what you think about. You are a doubter, you are a non believer. You are a person who are emotional over things that are not good instead of things that are good. And the key to success is your emotions. You know, when you made it in life, when you cry over your future success more you krave or past failures. So if your crown over your future, your future success then meaning emotionally, you’re so locked in visually, you have no choice but to have habit. But most people do the exact opposite.
Chad: That’s perfect. That’s spot on. I never, I never made that link before between making these smaller go. I always knew it was good to like make smaller goals along the way because it helps you get momentum. But I never really made that strong link between that inconsistency. But that really is key that what you’re saying, how we, uh, we need to have these bigger vision goals that we might accomplish in a year, two years, three years down the road. Um, but then we need these smaller goals that are kind of related to. And a part of leading us to that bigger goal, but that by having those smaller goals, you’re going to be accomplishing things along the way because it, I’ve experienced this for like, I have a bigger goal that I want to happen as soon as possible, but it might be a couple of years and I only see that goal as the only success.
Chad: So when month after month goes by and I haven’t accomplished the bigger goal yet, then I feel like a failure and I feel like I haven’t made any progress. But if I just create smaller goals that are almost milestones and checkpoints along the way, then I can continue to feel successful throughout the whole journey towards that bigger goal rather than just seeing the bigger goals, the only success. And, and that, that helps us to remain consistent because every time we get to claim that smaller success, um, it helps to boost our energy. It helps to boost our confidence. And it helps us to feel that we are being successful. That we are accomplishing goals. That if we do that, if we skip that process of creating smaller goals, the toe accomplish along the way, then we burn out and we do have a hard time being consistent because we’re not claiming small successes along the way so that that’s really important. Thanks for sharing that. That’s. That’s absolutely key in being able to feel that we’re progressing
Speaker 4: our highway systems. They understand that our highway systems that sign that you’re x amount of miles when your destination is not directions is to keep you going. Because if you don’t see you’re getting closer, you’re going to get confused, you’re going to stop. You’re not going to be continue to roll. You’re not going to be confident. You’re not going to continue to to move forward and the level of you’re moving forward because you’re looking for a sign. The sign says, you know, there’s 100 miles to New York. If you drive for 30 minutes, you’re looking for that sign that says something about, you know, something like, you know, you know, you know, shorter. You know, looking for that, that sign that I’m getting closer and closer and closer. So your goals have to be the same way. You cannot be a situation where you’re driving down a road, you’re driving down a highway and you’re driving for hours and hours and hours and hours to a destination and you have no idea if you’re getting closer not to. You’re not going to continue to drive. You’re going to find a way to get off the highway because it’s uncomfortable.
Chad: That is a fantastic analogy. Wow. Yeah. That, that makes a lot of sense. Like I never, I never even thought about that before, that. That’s why we have these signs because they know that if we don’t have these signs, hey, you’re a 100 miles away, now you’re 50 miles, now you’re 20 miles. It does. When I think about it, when I’m making a longer trip, it, it does, it almost resets my energy whenever I crossed that checkpoint where it says, Hey, you’ve made it. You’re at 30 miles or 30 miles away now. Um, so that’s, that’s really cool that we can see these smaller goals along way as almost signs on our own highway as we’re progressing towards the success that we want in our life, that as we’re progressing towards these desks, these different destinations, because at the end of the day, whenever we’re going to hit a destination and then just stop there, we’re constantly making new, we achieve one goal and then we set another and we’re constantly on this highway throughout our whole life going to new and greater destinations, but without those signs, without those checkpoints along the way, we burn out, we give up, we take the exit, we exit out, we check out, we check out of, of trying to accomplish goals.
Chad: We check out of trying to make our life better as we’re, as we’re progressing towards a bigger goal. Accountability is also key in creating consistency. What do you have to say about that? How does, how does accountability, which also brings back the whole importance of having different relationships. How does that accountability help us remain consistent?
Ricky: That’s everything. It goes back to the environment. You know, it’s very, very important and that’s one of the things that I realized is that a lot of people think it’s a of the hio how tos or even the information I’m giving you right now, it’s not easy to do it in an environment that, uh, that, uh, that you don’t have other people who are thinking the exact same way. Also, certain individuals can help you because they, they, they’ve, they’ve done it before, you know, a certain experience. You have chat that there’s people who want to, even though you have goal, you have things you want to accomplish. There’s so many people who want to get to where you are right now and the process of you helping them get to where you are. It’s amazing how it works. It helps you get close to where you’re going.
Ricky: You know, so, so yeah, we need each other for accountability each other for knowledge. We need each other for wisdom. I really think that if you take enough people and put them together, it creates a perfect person. I really believe that. I already believe it. He creates a perfect person. If you have enough people together with enough different skillsets, you basically have a perfect person and uh, and I think what Napoleon hill calls it, his mastermind and that’s what it is, is a mash demise, a mind that can never be created with one person, but it can be created with a collective group of individuals with certain types of skill sets coming together. Create a mastermind. And with that mastermind you can accomplish things you could have never accomplished by yourself.
Chad: That’s powerful. Yeah. That, that master mind is what we’re trying to create here. Our own brain is built up of a network of neuropathways and we have to see that as, oh, so outside of our brain and our real life, we need to build a network of people to create this brain of skillsets that allow us to then create bigger and bigger things. So I think a lot of times this internet network that we have and also reflects our outer network and if we get a grip on our internet work by how we talk to ourselves and we changed the way we talk to ourselves and we changed the network in our brain that’s going to help us to create bigger, bigger and stronger networks on the outside of our brain with people so we can create that master mind, that master brain that then can accomplish such greater things.
Chad: Just like you said, that there’s so much more that can be accomplished when we’re unified in that way. I want it to just kind of close up by asking you, um, how, how have you found your voice in your career and what does that really mean to you? Um, kind of how have you. How have you found your purpose with your career, your mission? Um, I like to kind of talk about finding your voice is basically finding your place. Finding like, this is where I belong in this world, this is what I need to do in my career. How did you find your way to that?
Ricky: You know, when it comes to your purpose, finding your voice is really right there in front of me. It’s right there in front of you. You know what I mean? Obstacles are right there in front of you. Some of the obstacles you have right now in front of you. It’s about overcoming those obstacles and overcoming those obstacles. You have to grow. I’ll give you a great example. I actually was in a situation going back to my story where I really need to own a certain amount of income. I really had to, but because the industry I was involved in was so based on personal growth, I actually started to personal get into personal growth, not because I want a personal growth, not because I say I want to be able to say, hey, I got personal growth and no, I, I, um, I got into personal growth so I can have the ability to impact and lead people in.
Ricky: By me being able to lead people, I was able to build something very massive build businesses, build companies because I had that ability to lead people because of my personal growth, so that forced me into my purpose of gave me my voice, so to speak, because I used to tackle the task in front of me. What it really was is, is being able to make enough income, self efficient myself to be able to take care of my family and myself, and by doing that, that’s how I found that boys. I said, hey, what’s in front of me? I’m going to get it done. What options do I have? Here’s my options, here’s what I’m going to get done. So a lot of that is just really panicky to your surroundings and panties to which you’re really good at and paying attention to what your challenges are. And those are the way, the ways we really find that purpose of their voice.
Chad: That’s really great. Thank you so much. That, uh, I want to kind of conclude this, this episode by you just discussing with us what, what is the importance of having a coach? You have a sports background. So I’m curious to know what the importance is and having a coach and what that has to do with kind of your current ventures.
Ricky: Yeah. Um, it’s uh, it’s amazing how my life evolved, you know, uh, being coached my whole life. You know, I’m around athletes, great athletes, some of the best in the world. Uh, and uh, we all have coaches, you know, we all, we all get taught by our coach. We all go practice. We, we have, uh, we have sessions before the game when the game starts, we bring our coach with us and the average person in life, when the game starts, they bring a coach with them. They just sort of, you know, get taught by someone and they try to go out and do it and they say things like, oh, I don’t even know I failed or I know it’s tough or it’s hard. I’m gonna try something different. And it never dawns on them that, wait a minute, how about I find someone who’s done what I’m trying to do and allow them to coach me is worth it, you know?
Ricky: And that’s what I did in my life. Uh, when I got into the real world and entrepreneurship as well, I’ll say, wait a minute, I’m not doing this by myself. I’m going to find someone who has the things that I want at the success that I want in the industry that I’m currently in. And I’m going to go to them and say, listen, you gave me the game plan. That was it. I don’t, I don’t have because I don’t want you to remember something. Ladies and gentlemen, your current thinking has you in a situation that your current thinking can get you out. If I’m going to get over here, oh, up here, my way of thinking has to change. My current thinking can never get me there. So I’ll have to adopt some type of way to give some type of coaching and learning from someone else to learn something new.
Ricky: So that my, my mindset changes because my mindset has to change to get different results and I just really thought about, man, I really wanted to be in a position where I can help to very important people are number one, a person who really needs life coaching, but it’s very affordable. So if we keep the affordability solo wants people who will stick their foot in and give it a try, they understand, wait a minute, getting coached through something allows me to accomplish my goals so much faster and a lot of people will go their whole entire life and never put 10,000 hours into their passion because they don’t have time, they don’t have the money and so the rich way program is designed to create that and for people to be able to do that as well. So not only a milky people highest being changed, but a thousand people across the world that’s going to be able to travel, t’s, facilitate a train, do what they love to do and that’s my mission in life.
Chad: That’s wonderful. Where can people find out more about the rich way,
Ricky: but we have a website ww dot [inaudible] that light and we connect you to one of our facilitators. Each end of any individual who looked to the our program are connected to one of our facilitators and we have a long ways to go, but, uh, we will accomplish our goals. Thanks to a lot of great people like yourself and many others across the world.
Chad: Well, ricky, you are an expert at connecting people you’re approving and everyday and what you’re building now with your new program, the rich way, and I just wanted to kind of close this episode by restating something he said that was a huge golden nugget for today, which is our current thinking cannot get us somewhere new. We have to upgrade our because our current thinking is only creating our current reality. So we have to upgrade our thinking and I want to add to that that a part of that is upgrading the inner communication that goes on because that is our thinking. The way that we talk to ourselves. We have to upgrade that inner communication. You have to upgrade our outer communication so we can upgrade relationships so we
Chad: can upgrade our reality. Thank you so much Ricky Bennett for sharing all these wonderful things with us today about how to connect our way to our goals. And I thank you for being on our show.
Ricky: It was my, it was my pleasure. Thanks a lot for having me. And uh, and, and I just look forward to seeing all the success that you’re having and just putting yourself in a position to, uh, to make life easier for, for a lot of people. And uh, and I just think that, um, you know, being able to have success is one thing, but to connect with someone like you where you can put that success into the masses, you know, visually all over the world, uh, millions of people lives can be, can be impacted because of the ability to connect with you and what you do with your skill set. So I want to thank you for what you’re doing. Um, you know, it was my pleasure and I look forward to doing again one day week.
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