Chip Baker, host of The Success Chronicles, teaches us how to find and define success. You get what you give.
What You’ll Learn:
What are things that tend to hold people back from getting what they want.
The psychology of deserving something.
The importance of recognizing the seasons in our life.
How to tune out the noise in order to reset your focus.
How to enjoy the process working towards a goal rather than just enjoying achieving them. What do we tie our happiness to?
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Chad: Welcome back to the show. In this episode, you’re going to learn how to really enjoy the creation process, the process between when you set a goal and when you achieve it. What happens in between and how do you enjoy that process, because when you don’t, you don’t enjoy life because that’s where life is, that’s where you really live. And so we’re also going to talk about how to find true success and what it means to really serve people. Chip Baker joins us today and he’s going to talk about how to go get it by giving it first. We’re going to discuss ways to tune out the noise because life is all about the seasons and it’s, there’s times to work hard, there’s times to rest, there’s times for planning. And we need to know how to balance all those seasons in our life so that we remain focused so that we have clarity so that we really do achieve our goals and, and find the happiness that we’re really looking for in all of it.
Chad: Uh, we’re also going to enjoy the importance of course, a relationships in and how that connects to enjoying the process. So coach, chip Baker, who is a coach, attended west Texas a and m university where he played football and graduated with a bachelor’s of science in sports and exercise science and special education and he has a master’s degree from Sam Houston State University in educational leadership and so he’s been teaching and coaching for the last 19 years and what he’s learned as a coach and as a teacher, translates into how he lives his life and how he goes and gets anything that he wants and that he really does show up 100 percent every day and, and, and, and serves people at a high level. So throughout his career he’s received teacher of the year on this campus twice. He’s published several articles. He published a book a few months ago and he has another one up soon and he’s been the head football coach slash athletic director for a while.
Chad: He also has a youtube channel called chip Baker, the success chronicles, where he interviews people and discusses their paths to success. So definitely check out that channel that’s going to be in the show notes. He’s been blessed to be around so many great people throughout his life that he’s learned from, that he’s been able to help and we should all follow his model, which is live, learn, serve, inspire, and go get it. But of course, if you see the order of that living learning and serving as first and then you go and get it because the way that you give to others is what you receive in return. And so with that said, I welcome chip Baker to our shell
Chip: Hello hello.
Chad: So chip, you have a, uh, an interesting story. Um, and you’ve, you’ve, you’ve been a coach and you’ve helped a lot of people and your motto has always been to really serve people and a lot of different ways. And so I want to ask you a little bit about what your story is, what brought you to where you are now in your career and, and why are you, uh, currently running a youtube channel called the success chronicles? Give us a little bit of background.
Chip: Well first I want to say thanks so much for taking the time to have me on your, on your podcast, a considered on the privilege that somebody would want to talk to me about my life. So first off, I just want to say that, but, uh, where I started, I’m a fourth generation educator. I’m 20 years in the profession myself, but I saw the impact that my family had on others. You know, growing up, we would go places and kids would see my mother and they would smile or families and they would just smile before she even acknowledged him, you know. And so just the, the giving service, I was raised in the church as well. And so that’s what I know is in the blood. And so, um, fast forward, uh, you know, throughout my life have been around some great people to learn from, you know, growing up as well as in my career. And so I wanted to give back to those people and show appreciation to them because I thought they had amazing stories that, you know, maybe nobody had heard and they were inspiring to me. And that’s kind of why I started the success chronicles basically what it is. I interviewed people from all walks of life, um, and, you know, share their stories for inspiration and motivation.
Chad: That’s really great. Tell us a little bit about your, what have you learned being a coach that is helping you teach people about success?
Chip: I’ll go even beyond that. Uh, I think, uh, as an athlete, you know, right, played sports as a kid. I’m playing four sports, uh, for four in high school, play college football and then now went into the coaching profession. So along all of those ways I’ve been a teammate know I’ve been a part of teams, you know. And so I think, you know, you have to be a great teammate. You have to be a great person first. You have to also be a great teammate. I think when you put those things together and you learn so much, uh, you know, what you learned through sports, you know, president, it’s hard work, a determination, being a great teammate, you know, all of those things. Grit being on time. Uh, you know, so list, it’s a great big list of things that you learn by doing that and I think, um, those principles carry over to life, you know, you realize as you get older that hey, that’s not just sports specific, that’s life specific. If you can learn to do those things in sports and when, you know, it teaches you to win in sports, but really if you can do those thing that carries over to your life and it helps you win in life and help you be successful.
Chad: Definitely. I totally agree with that. There’s a lot of things that we can apply from all different practices and industries in order to figure out how to find success in other areas that it’s a, we can, if we’re taking the time to think about the lessons we’re learning in our current, uh, pursued, whether it’s sports, whether it’s, you know, teaching business, we can carry that into every aspect of our life and it really just trickled down in that way. Um, with that, what, what does success mean to you? How do you define that
Chip: success? I think to me, I think when you can, first of all, it’s not rooted in finances, you know, I think, I think it’s rooted in fulfillment. I think um, my tagline is live, learn, serve, inspire, go get it on the success chronicles. I think it’s when success to me is when you can live a life like completely live, you know, like don’t be like, like make mistakes and go through things, you know, live a life where you can live and learn a serve, you know, give service and, and you know, when you do those things, it’s inspiring and then attacking it with a go get it mentality. I think that is success to me.
Chad: Definitely. Um, what is it? Go get it mentality. How do you, how do you see that? Because that’s, it’s, it’s, it’s a very short and powerful phrase that it’s almost like, you know, don’t make any excuses, just you want something, go get it. So how do you go and get stuff?
Chip: I think I think have a thing really when you, when you look at things, I think first you have to start with two. When I think if you want to be successful at something, you have to truly know yourself, know who you are, know your strengths, know your weaknesses. Uh, continue to be thankful for your strengths but, but also work on those witnesses and, and know that it’s okay to have weaknesses. We all, nobody’s perfect, but I think, um, we are the only, you’re the only person that holds yourself back, you know, if you limit yourself, you limit yourself. And I think to me that’s the go get it mentality in a nutshell. Like, like whatever it is I can imagine or dream to achieve is just as a matter of going to get it, you know, like, like, hey, like, hey, you can do that. Let’s go. It’s that simple.
Chad: Yeah, definitely. Sometimes we get stuck over analyzing things where we, uh, we, we, we, we get in this place of talking yourself out of stuff where we decide what we want on. Rather than just cutting to the chase and saying, I’m going to go get it. We started thinking of reasons why we can’t have it, why we shouldn’t have it, why I’m not good enough to have it, um, why I may have maybe don’t have the skills to have it. Or then we start comparing ourselves to other people. Like what are some things that you found even maybe in your own life or people that you’ve known that, uh, tend to be the things that hold them back from just going and getting it. Like what interferes
Chip: a fear, a number of things, a negative mindset environment. Okay. Um, different perspectives. But to me, Chad, all of that’s just excuses, you know? And so, um, I think once you get over the fact of, Hey, no excuses, you know, put on your positive perspective glasses, you know, so you see things in the right way and every experience you go through, you’re going to learn something. You know, the saying of no shoot for the moon, you’ll land amongst the stars. I don’t know, you know, you know, to call the saying, we’re really, when you’re striving to achieve great things, you’re going to learn something and be successful at something. And, you know, I think that’s the, the beauty of it. I think you have to have a growth mindset. So our mindset holds us back, you know, the way we think holds us back and you have to, like I said, look within yourself to continue to push yourself to be better. And I think when you do that, you will learn so much about yourself, you know, and you will also be proud of what you’ve accomplished because, you know, you’ve been like, wow, you know, talking to you.
Chad: Yeah, definitely. When I’ve had goals, um, I, I, you know, I, I definitely have experienced the fear. I’ve experienced the, uh, I’m trying to come up with excuses to not do something. And for myself, a lot of what, uh, would hold me back is a thinking that I don’t deserve it. You know, I’d have that thought of like, well, okay, I haven’t put in the time yet to earn this thing either in my career, in my business or in my life. And, um, and uh, found that when I go back on all the different experiences I’ve had where I haven’t pursued something or I didn’t achieve it, it really was because I didn’t feel like I had deserved it yet. Then my definition of what it meant to deserve that thing, um, was, was off. And all I needed to do was change that. Like for example, you know, I, I used to have the belief that I needed to uh, work hard for, you know, 30 years just getting, just getting by.
Chad: I’m just enough to pay the bills and then eventually I’ll deserve to then have a lot more money and success and then have a good retirement, but I need to kind of suffer for 30 years. You know, it was just kind of the generational thing that, you know, in, in, in my parents and grandparents in the way that they would approach things. Um, I had it in my head, had a specific timeline that I didn’t deserve career success for a certain amount of time. And so I kept sabotaging myself whenever I had opportunities, I’d almost opt out or I’d miss the opportunities because I still hadn’t put in that time yet because I’m still fairly young, so like you’re looking at and you know, another, another 20 years before my original timeline was when I could deserve to have career stability to have, uh, just the, the success that I wanted in my career and I had to change that story and I had to write a new one and literally just get out a notebook and write a new story and be like, okay, this is my new story. What does it mean to me to earn something? And I think, like you said, it, uh, if you just choose to go get it, like you deserve it, like you deserve because you’re a human being and you are designed to deserve anything that you want, you know? Do you have anything else to kind of comment on that?
Chip: Yeah. There’s two things that kind of stuck out to me that I wanted to kind of elaborate on as, as human beings. I think one of the hardest things for us to do is to put ourselves in a situation to where we’re vulnerable, you know, and, and, and you know, get through, oh I’m gonna make a mistake or, or I’m not quite this. I haven’t quite, you know what I’m saying, but, but we have to push ourselves and I guess I get that from an athletic mentality. Like I know like for example, like lifting weights for example, the first time, you know, you go, you do bench, you know, you’re working at as a young guy, you know, you see a plate on the bar and be like, holy crap, that’s a lot of weight. You know, like you’re looking at the weight and this man is a lot of weight, but then you get under that light, okay, oh that’s easy. I can do that. You know, and then you work and you improve and then you see, holy crap is two plates on the bar, you know, on these as 2:25, that’s a lot of weight. And then you know, you’ve worked,
Chip: you know, you work to achieve and then you liked it. Oh whoa, yeah, I can do that, you know, and that cycle continues, you know, depending on who you are, you may see three or four plates depending on who you are, but uh, no life is like that. The things that we go through is exactly the same way, you know, and you get to a point to where, um, you know, after you get, you do the two to two plates, 2:25, well yeah, I’m shooting for three plates. You know, your mindset gets to the point to where hey, I don’t care what it is, put it on there, I’m going to try it, you know, and so, you know, based on your experiences and things that you’d go through in your life, you get on a snowball effect to, for improvement. And it could go the other way too if your mind isn’t the right way. But I think you have to have that mindset of growth mindset. And then the next thing is everything happens in seasons. You know, just like the weather are certain things that happened in the fall. The certain thing that happened in summer, winter, you know, this, there are certain things that, you know, for sure going to happen in that time. And I think if we can in our lives,
Chip: no, no, that there’s a season for everything. There’s a, there’s a grind season. You have to put your head down and just garage, just like you said, like work for this amount of time. There’s A. Everybody has to do that in something, you know, but within that it teaches you lessons and um, and you’re able to learn from that grind season and then you have those. I can go back moments. You’re like, yeah, I’ve been through, I’m not going back to that, I’m not doing that again. You know. And so now that’s the, you know, the harvest season, now you reap those benefits. And so I think if you can put no change, that mindset, go attack it, go get it. Um, you know, put things and seasons. Okay, well because the season for everything, I think if you can do those things, I mean, you’re, you’re on your way to achieve some amazing stuff.
Chad: That’s a great way to look at it with the different seasons because, um, as much as we can just go and get something, the process of getting it or creating it, uh, there’s still a process involved. There’s still work involved, there’s still time involved. If you believe in yourself and you have the right mindset, you can get there faster, but you’re still only a certain amount of compression. You can really do that. Whatever it is you’re building, whatever a when, whether it’s in a career, whether it’s in building your own physical strength and, and, and gaining new skills, it still takes time. And you do, you do have those seasons of, of grinding and working hard. And then you have those seasons of reflection of what are some lessons I’ve been learning so far? We have to, uh, we have to go through all of that.
Chad: We have to take the times to be still and to reflect. And then we have to take the time to get out there and do the work. And then we also have to take the time to actually do planning and projecting and stuff like that. And if we take ourselves through those seasons, then we remained balanced in that way, but if we stay in one of those areas too long, then we ended up getting stuck. Like if we just stay in the grind constantly and were never taken the time to step back and be still, that can mess us up. Like, have you, have you experienced that?
Chip: Yes, I agree. I try to not. I so agree that I try to not give you the sound effects. Ooh. Had to wait to, you had done like, Ooh, that’s good. But yeah, I totally agree. I think that’s why it’s so important that you’re focusing on enjoying the process.
Chip: You know, I think within your process, no, yes, we know of what we’re trying to get to. Um, and, and you, you have to know you’re in destination for that. But I think you have to enjoy the, the steps each day. You know, if you don’t take the proper steps every day
Chip: to get to go toward where you’re going and you never, you never may never reach it to that journey. No. That, that destination. Because you’ve known of course you might have maybe some detours, you know, but when you take the detours, there are some things that you hadn’t seen before, like, oh, hey, I didn’t know this park was over here, you know, oh wait, there’s a swimming pool in this neighborhood, you know, like someone else, you know, wow, look at that stadium, you know, on your detail. You get to see some really cool things and uh, so it’s okay to take detours, but you still need to make sure that you’re taking steps everyday. Just enjoy the process every day so she’d get to where you want to be. And I think you said something to hit me as far as, uh, being still that I’m, I’m
Chip: as a, I’m an introvert guy, kinda guide this extrovert, introverted extrovert. I don’t know, I’m a little bit of both. I think it’s important that, you know, a few years back they made a. well no, the original, like the headphones are like this, you know, regular headphones, you know, a few years back they made these headphones that you, they’re like bigger and you like, you’re like putting them over your ears. Lots of the noise cancellation. Oh, head phones. That’s what I’m explaining. And it cancels out all the other noise and you can hear good with, with the smaller pods. No, it’s good. But when you put on the noise cancellation ones, it cancels out everything. It’s clear. Like I’m a music person too. Like you can hear like the beat some drops in the words. It’s clear. I think you have to. We all have to make sure that we have processes that we do on a daily basis, habits, routines if you will, that help the helpless, you know, cancel out the noise and focus in on here. We need to focus in on so that we can go about our path in an efficient way.
Chad: Definitely. Because, and I’m glad you brought up the noise cancellation headphones as an example because it’s, it’s completely true that if we don’t take that time to put the headphones on and tune out the noise, all, all the hard work we’re doing, if we don’t have direction and focus and clarity as we’re doing all the grinding work than all that work won’t bring us anywhere. We’re just going to be going in circles like a hamster real, you know, it’s going to be this like were, were, were, were working hard, but the work is not amounting to the results that we want because we’re, we don’t have direction or we are. We don’t have the focus we need. So being able to balance those activities out and being able to cancel out that noise really does really does help. Like something that I do that helps me is I love when I feel like I’ve been.
Chad: I’m starting to lose focus and I feel like I’m just going in circles and I’m, I’m losing that clarity. I realized that I’ve been grinding for too long and a and a no and a work at home. And I have my technology and my computer and I do a lot through the computer and um, and so I’ll just go out into nature, you know, and I’m, I’m over in Utah so I’ll go onto the mountains and uh, and that’s one of the best ways that I’ve found that I can disconnect from the noise of a normal life, is to be able to get out in nature and just listen to the sounds, you know, and be able to just focus on those sounds. And then when I come back I’m like, I’m, I’m, I’m recharged, I have focus, I have clarity, I have some inspiration starting to pour in. Um, what, what is, what are some things that you do to Kinda put on those headphones? And maybe you literally put on headphones.
Chip: Actually that is one thing I do. I literally,
Chad: that’s good.
Chip: No exercise and working out, but I haven’t process the do to maximize to maximize my potential. I love to share that with you. And not only do I do this, but this is something that I encourage my, like any athlete that I know in the last few years since I started doing, um, I, I say this to them, hey, this is what I require of you everyday. Like, I don’t, I don’t have much now require you. Oh, but this is what I require of you every day. And I explained it to them. So I call it the sh and g principles. Okay? And so the s for me is show up, you know, whatever it is that you’ve committed to, you know, like, yes, you know, I’m committed to that. I’ve signed this contract, I have this job. So I have to make sure I show up everyday relationships, whatever it is you’re involved in, show up, you know, regardless of how you feel, uh, know overfilling, you know, those kinds of things.
Chip: The principles are we going to work out, but I was going to show up. You don’t do things right. And you know, all of those things. You believe in core common principles, values show up everyday and do those things. Uh, and then the age is have a great attitude and we know, you know, that’s one of the things that we can control is your attitude. And so I think if you have a willing open hearted, open minded attitude and you’re going to continue to grow every day, you know, and then the last Jean is give your all. And so if you can, uh, you know, with some, some days I may not be 100 percent, some days it may just be 75, but give me that you have that, you know, get everything you’d have to get every day. So I think if you can show up, have a great attitude and give your all, if you can do that on and focus on doing that everyday, then you’ll get where you want, where you want to be, you know, you’ll achieve the things that you want to see, uh, you want to achieve.
Chip: You know, we, like I said earlier, you know the end destination, we set long term goals, you know, all of those things. But if you don’t, if you don’t show up, have a great attitude and give you all. It’s gonna. Slow down your process. And I think when you do those things, oh man, it’s amazing the growth you have on a daily basis. You know, you, you sleep well because first year you’re exhausted and you know, given everything you’ve got, you know, intentionally on purpose and with a passion and I think it puts you in alignment with your assignment.
Chad: I love that. Show up. Have a great attitude to give it your all. I wanted to comment a little bit on give it your all because I like how you mentioned some days it changes that our 100 percent can change day to day and and so you might, you might just be having an off day or you didn’t sleep well or whatever other things are going on in your life. You give your 100 percent, which may be different from somebody else’s 100 percent, which is why we can’t judge and we can’t compare, but also your 100 percent on Tuesday might be different from your hundred percent on, on Monday. And so if you’re just remaining aware that you are giving your all, whatever it is that day than a makes a big difference. I’m glad you mentioned that, that it can vary. And I want to talk a little bit more about how to enjoy the process because that’s been a theme of mine over 2018 and on.
Chad: My goal for 2019 is to really figure out how to enjoy the process even more as I’ve been building a business. Um, it’s, I have goals in mind and it’s very difficult sometimes to enjoy the process, right? And, and, and be so fixated on the goal that once I achieved that goal, then I’ll feel good or I’ll be happy right when I achieve it. But like you said, if we can’t enjoy the process, then we’re really not enjoying life because that is life. That’s where life is, that’s where you live achieving the goal. It’s like five seconds of your life, right? And so if you’re tying your happiness to the actually getting to the goal and not enjoying the process along the way, then it really messes things up. So do you want to give us a little bit of a training on how we can and how I can enjoy the process more like the, of working towards a goal and, and like what does that look like in your own life to enjoy, enjoy the process rather than being so fixated on just achieving the goal kind of a thing.
Chip: Oh man, there’s like four or five things that stuck out with me and she said, but I’m gonna try to put it all together. I think. Let me, I’m going to go back and in my, in my story growing up, my parents separated when I was five and I’m, you know, there were some things that we went through it and I want to make sure that this is clear. Like my father was in my life, you know, so it wasn’t like a, you know, my father wasn’t just in a different city but he wasn’t there every day, you know, in the household. So, you know, there were some times that we went through things and where we struggled. No struggled to, you know, and the pain of going through some of those things. You don’t go into detail about any of that stuff, but um, you know, that that stays with you your whole life, you know, when we go through pain and go through hertz.
Chip: And so, um, fast forward I get to work with kids that have those pains to, you know, I get around people, be around people everyday to have different pains in their life that they’re working through as well. And so for one, that’s one thing that helps me enjoy the process because I know that what I’m doing is making a difference and alive. Yeah. Like I’m fortunate enough to wake up everyday and go make a difference in the life of somebody like, come on man, like I got to Sag, you know what I’m saying? Like I got to show up. Like it’s no, there’s no bad day. Like I can’t have bad days. No, I have to do what I’m supposed to do because like, like I’ve been blessed with opportunity to go make a difference, you know? And so I think, you know, operating from your pain helps, I think, um, you know, having the mindset of, hey, it could be better, but guess what, it could be way worse, you know, and be thankful for what you have.
Chip: I’m thankful for the blessings of, of what you have all while continuing to work to be better. No. And I have the same to, you know, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m, I’m humble. I’m a very humble guy, you know, but don’t get it twisted. I’m hungry man. Like I’m like. And so I think we have to be humble and hungry, you know, and continue to do that every day in the. And I’ve said this book on the interview, but when we can get to a place to where we are, uh, looking at ourselves daily to be the best that we can be, then I think that allows us to enjoy that process because like, it’s like, what can I be getting better on today? You know? And there’s, there’s three things that I like. I’m a and you will see like I’m a, I’m a simple guy, process steps, you know, I’m that Kinda Guy, you know, and there’s three things that I focus on as well as like the whole part a thing.
Chip: If I can do these things that are helping me be whole, I think the spiritual, the, the mental and the physical and I can do something each day to be better, to push myself to be better at all of those. Then, you know, within that, that allows me to enjoy that journey. And during that process, you know, because I’m focusing in on my focus is hey, what are, what are they doing? Like what are the, these people are mistreated. I’m not focusing on any of that noise and like I’m like, I’m truly, I truly have the blinders on and I don’t know what they’re doing because I’m super focused on what I’m doing, you know, and I’ve lived a life like that and I can say that, um, it only makes you want to do it more well as you do it. Like what can I find to be better at? Like what am I? And then you get around people that are the same way. No, because it’s the law of attraction, you know? And, and from there, oh man, like, like in my life, oh, I’m so blessed to be around people like, well just today I’ve communicated with four or five other people. Hey, this is the book I’m reading over the Christmas break, you know, we traded that, you know, uh, yeah, this is the one I’m reading, you know, so different things that you can use to be better.
Chad: That’s great because really a true joy comes from that progression that as we’re constantly working on ourselves and doing the best we can each day, that’s what produces joy within us. It’s when we’re, we’re improving. And uh, so thanks for talking about that because that, that helps me as well as I kind of go forth trying to upgrade my ability to enjoy the process because we never arrive anywhere. Sometimes people talk about like, oh, so what’s it like to have finally arrived? Because they’re seeing you as like I’ve arrived at a certain goal that they now have, but there is no arrival that it just keeps going. The life just keeps going. So we, you’ve got to enjoy it just because you achieve a goal, so it doesn’t mean you have arrived anywhere. Now you can check that off. You can move on to the next thing.
Chad: But being able to enjoy that process of progression throughout the whole in between part is uh, yeah, that’s, that’s where it’s all ads. So yes, something that I found as well that helps me to enjoy the process that you actually alluded to with the people that you’ve been connecting to is, is our connection to people that as we prioritize relationships above everything else that really produces happiness. I mean people around the world that prioritize relationships, those communities live longer. I’m going to literally just, it’s so important. Like tell me a little bit about your. How have relationships influenced your life and how do you approach connection with people and how do you integrate that into your life? What has it done for you? Let’s, let’s talk a bit about that.
Chip: Well Mate, you want a quote first mom, my former Pastor, oh, pastor Danny Green and in college station Texas, he had a quote that he would always say that our life moves at the speed of our relationships. Hm. You know, and if, if you think about it, the most successful people, they have amazing relationships, you know, they have a, a great three tier deal to where, um, you know, they have a mentor, you know, or mentors or people that they look up to, they learned from great people, then it’s them and then they have have mentees. People at there returning what they learned. No through their experiences to them as well. That’s another thing as far as, you know, the steps, like I said, I’m going to simple step guide processes. Oh, that’s what I do in my life. I have great people like, and, and I think growing up, you know, it, you know, you see those people, man, highly educated, know great experiences.
Chip: Um, but the cool thing is that they’re willing to share that, you know, and like when, you know, when you see this person that is great and they make a mistake and then they say, oh, Hey, I blew that my bad, you know, like, oh, these human still great. You know. So those are the things that I’ve always tried to emulate in my life. A Heck I’ve had people in my life. My mom did a great job of making sure we were raised in church. Um, you know, making sure that there was quality people around being involved in activities. Um, know I can remember, uh, you know, having like toy drives and you know, thanksgiving, we hardly don’t have anything in our house to eat, but we’re at church running my mother, you know, running a program and when people come and donate and then we go out and give to them, you know, but we don’t have either, but she’s working hard to give back, give to other people.
Chip: You know, I mean, that’s what I’ve seen in my life. And I think it’s important when you can get to a place in your life to where you see and realize that, you know, I’ve had some experiences not thinking truly help people and people will come and he’s like, Hey, you know, asking you questions, that’s when it all turns, you know, you’re like, okay, so now I’m in that role. So it’s been really good for me. I think relationships are key. I think we have to just like anything, you have to put the work in to make sure that they’re successful and they have to be mutualistic, you know, you can’t just take, take, take and not give anything. And so you have to work on having that balance of, you know, am I adding value to our relationship? Um, you know, in, in your marriage or whatever it is, friendship and your friendship at work, you know, you want, we don’t want to have a group, a team of guys and you know, have 10 guys and only three guys are doing all the work. Like, that ain’t cool. You know, what I’m saying is know you want to make sure that you’re doing your part and make sure that this mutual list,
Chad: definitely one of my favorite movies that I like to watch during the holidays. Uh, it’s a wonderful life. Have you seen that one where, uh, it’s, uh, he has an abundance of relationships in the end. That’s what saves him and his family from a huge financial mistake where he lost money in his business and he could have lost everything, but because he served in his community and he was constantly serving his neighbors, um, he, he was able to, in the end, they all came together to help fundraise money that he needed to save something, save his business, save his family. And yeah, an abundant life really is an abundance of relationships and we have the abundance of relationships were successful and uh, and it really is a wonderful life. And that’s something that I’ve only in the last couple of years have reprioritized because, and I’ve always been a, uh, an introvert and that just like you, like I, I taught I, I, I labeled myself as an introvert and an extrovert.
Chad: I’m both, I mean, it’s not like it’s a depending on what I need that day. Um, but it’s, it’s, uh, I definitely avoided people for a long time in my life and when I realized it was causing things to go downhill and I wasn’t able to take care of my family and just felt depressed overall, I realized I’m like, I got to get out there and connect. And you know, this podcast is one thing, one reason why I started this podcast is so I could have another way by which I can connect to new people and it would hold me accountable to that being able to just connect with you today. And it really has helped me to just love people and, and get, make connection a core part of my life.
Chip: So, you know, as you, as you said that I was thinking about my experience with the success chronicles, you know, I’m just a no average guy, you know, uh, you know, just to see some supernatural thing, you know, you know, above average things. And so, you know, my biggest supporters have been people that I’ve invested and, you know, it’s coming back to me so much, you know, some of my former athletes, students that I coached, um, you know, that are students that I taught, um, coworkers that I work with. Um, no, of course my family, you know, people that I grew up with, you know, and those things don’t happen if you haven’t organically put in the time to add value in trying to make a difference in those people’s lives. And they don’t, they don’t go above and beyond to support you if you haven’t done those things.
Chip: And I say that in an envoy way because man, I’m so blown away at the support that I’ve had a with the success chronicles and I dropped my first book a growing through your gut through in August, just to support and the love of people that book signings. Um, no, it’s, it’s amazing. And so, you know, at the end of the day you get what you give, you know, when you can, when you can, you know, from a good place, from a good heart at place, just serve and give and understand that. And I know this is not grammatically correct chat or understanding, it ain’t about you. You know, you know, when you can understand that, I’ll say it, it’s not about you. When you can understand that and truly live that way in your life that make sacrifices for others, you get it back. And so, so many ways.
Chad: Well, uh, I think that’s the perfect place to kind of close this conversation because I want to take it full circle now to your motto once again and uh, in order to live learning and serving and how you talk about. Go get it, um, because what you really said there is go give it, right, go give it and you’ll get it. If you go give it, you’ll get it and you’ll get it all back based on what you give and how you serve and that’s why you, you close your motto is serve, Lave, learn and serve and um, and that’s what it’s all about. And so it shipped. Thank you so much for sharing so much valuable wisdom with us today. I know that those listening have a lot to chew on and the process and to go implement so that their life can improve. And where, where can we learn more about you? Connect with you. How can we find your youtube channel? Where do we go?
Chip: So my youtube channel is Chip Baker, the success chronicles, so you can go in there and search that. Facebook is a chip baker a TSC and linkedin is chip Baker, the success chronicles as well, and twitter, instagram chip Baker, Tsc as in the success chronicles. So just go there and check it out. The book is. My first book is on Amazon. I’m growing through your go through, about to drop my second book here, uh, here shortly. I actually just put that out today on my social media, but yeah, please go out and show some love and just like you said, man, I liked the way you put that. Yes, go get it. But go give it and, and you know, you’ll get that in return. You’ll get what you want in return. And so I’m so again, I’m thankful for you to have me on your podcast. I truly appreciate the opportunity.
Chad: Thanks so much. And those links will definitely be in the show notes so you can connect with him pretty easily at [inaudible] dot TV and then go to the podcast section and you’ll be able to find those. Also, make sure to subscribe to the Youtube Channel. Subscribe to Chip Baker’s youtube channel and that link will be in the show notes as well. And chip, just thanks so much for coming on our show today.