Scaling a business isn't just about scaling.

My corporate coaching company had this client CEO who wanted to know how to scale her business. She was anxious and stressed because the company recently landed a huge investor and was going through a massive transition. She needed to scale! Hiring. Systems. HR, etc. It was chaos. 

And as we sat their and listened we soon realized there was something deeper then her problem of scaling. Something much more fundamental.

It was HER.

She was the reason they weren't scaling. 

Impostor syndrome. Anger. Fear. Resentment. She wanted to take back control of the parts she relinquished to her business partners. She was tired of being "nice" and trying to placate the moods of her employees. 

She was CEO and she wanted people to listen, collaborate, and figure out how to solve their problems without her having to handhold everyone. She was tired of the bullshit. 

And there it was. Tired of the bullshit. Tired of the games. Tired of her own exhausting thoughts. And tired of her employees not stepping up. 

So what did we do? Did we suggest ultra-badass solutions on how to scale? Did we teach her the latest meditative technique from an app? Did we suggest she take micro-naps with CBD oil infusers while fasting on her keto diet? 

No. 

We just listened. 

We gave her space. We let her have this moment of outpouring. No filter. No self-editing. No bullshit. 

And after she was done, we began bringing it back to her. Peeling back the reactions. Seeing what was true and what was not true. Finding the essence of this problem.

Again, what was bullshit and what wasn't. 

Only after all of that did we start to create a plan. A plan for her. Individualized, using her strengths, her zone of genius, her integrity. We took her words and used them as a map for the future. We created solutions to her hypothetical points of success and failure. We set goals and timelines for her own version of stepping up. We created accountability. It was beautiful. Now she could scale.

In the end, when helping anyone, space is needed. Tools are not. Silence is golden. Talking is trash. Creating the container is rare these days. When you find yourself in a situation like this, cultivate listening, open, and become a person worthy of their trust. If we can all do that, I sure as hell guarantee you our workplaces will be infinitely more powerful. 

Side note, my business partner and I are writing a ONCE a week newsletter called "Big Fucking Mondays." It is designed to launch you into Monday with guns a blazin' and fists a pumping. Mondays are too crucial to go in any other way. Sign up here

Love,

Bryce

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Silencing the noise

The noise. Oh the noise. The noise in the head. The heart. The world. The phone. 

The noise. It's pollution to us human beings. 

And underneath that noise? Silence. 

And in that silence? Presence. 

The presence of us. Our essence. Our truest form. 

Depth. Certitude. Non-reactiveness. Love. 

When the world gets too loud or WE get too loud, start looking for ways to quiet the noise. 

It is in that quiet that you can find peace. You can find you. 

Love,

Bryce

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Big Fucking Monday

Monday. The start of the week. It comes like a coal shovel to the face. 

Why? 

Because a lot of us have been LIVING during the weekend. Doing what we want. A sense of freedom. Liberation. 

And then Monday. A screeching halt. Cruel. Forever. 

It doesn't have to be. It is your time. It is time. Monday can either be a kick to head or a proactive way to begin the week. 

It begins with intention. It begins with help. 

Which is why my corporate coaching business partner and I are beginning a new newsletter. 

It's called: Big Fucking Monday. 

It is ONCE a week. It is to get your Monday launched in a powerful way. Join us and learn tools, tips, and fight songs for charging forward into the new week. 

Sign up for Big Fucking Monday here. Send to your friends that hate Mondays and are ready to reclaim it. 

And by damned, let's reclaim it. 

Love,

Bryce

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How to stop setbacks

How to stop setbacks. 

One of the biggest reasons we get setback is due to segmented time. Segmented time is a portion of blocked out time during our day in pursuit of the thing that we are attempting to change. 

For example: diets, working out, therapy, IST, meditation, gratitude, daily routines, etc. 

All of these things have a time and place. These segmented times are necessary to allow the space to have that practice. I meditate in the morning for at least 1 hr. Some people workout for 45 minutes. Other people go to therapy after work once a week. Each activity has its time. 

But, what do we do with the rest of the time during the day? Are we still actively pursuing the goal? For me, a meditative state. Others a healthy lifestyle. Gratitude in every moment.

Or are we simply checking the box in that segmented moment and continuing onto the next thing? 

This is why we get setback. If the goal is important enough, every moment should have some awareness of the outcome we are trying to achieve. 

Are my thoughts quiet? Am I eating carbs when I shouldn't be? Am I being passive aggressive when I told my therapist I would work on it?

Every moment counts. Not just the moments during the segmented times. 

Love,

Bryce

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How to think more clearly

Waiting. 

Letting it come to you. Taking a moment. Clearing the mind. 

Often we react and try to strategize within the drama of the mind. The mechanism that created it. 

The best way to solve a problem is to remove yourself from the thing itself. 

Separation. 

Next time the frenzied brain is trying to solve, wait. Separate. And see another alternative that lies outside of the chaos. 

Truth.


Love,

Bryce

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