Discover how easy life and business can be from a place of clarity, inspiration, and focus....
Today's guest, Greg Clowminzer, has 18,000 hours of coaching experience with CEOs, business owners and professionals. Helping them clarify their vision, create strategies for success, and develop the skills to win the game of business and succeed in life.
The heart of Greg's work is "helping clients awaken to a greater purpose and meaning in their personal and professional lives". He uses a blend of Eastern and Western principles to introduce people to the untapped potential of the human mind and spirit.
In today's episode, Greg unpacks the topic "Clarity is King to Your Success and Well-Being"
Check out these episode highlights:
04:30– Greg’s ideal client: “My ideal client are successful men dealing with the hustle and bustle of business…”
03:09 – His client's biggest challenge: “They typically come to me because of their own lack of mental health and well being quite frankly...”
05:20– Greg’s #1 insight to help you: "I'd say you'd want to be able to distinguish symptoms from the source of your challenges. And symptoms are way far down the river and you'd want to look up river for the source of your challenges..."
07:08– What concept, book, program, or talk impacted you the most: "The Three Principles, by Sidney Banks. This understanding of "The Principles" not only helped me as a business coach, it helped me have the relationship I have with my son and my ex wife and her remarried husband..."
10:03– Greg’s valuable free resource: "I'd encourage them to check out the website, 3pgc.org. It stands for three principles global community. They have wonderful webinars and videos to help people really deal with almost anything in business, relationship, whatever..."
(Note, this was transcribed using a transcription software and may not reflect the exact words used in the podcast)
Andrew Hryniewicz 0:06 So hello everyone and a very warm welcome to another edition of the Destiny Awakening Interviews.
I'm Andrew Wayfinder Hryniewicz and I'm joined today by Greg Clowminzer. transformational business and life coach.
A very warm welcome to you, Greg. And where are you hanging out today?
Greg Clowminzer 0:23 Oh, thank you. Well, I'm here in beautiful Southern California and Carlsbad.
Andrew Hryniewicz 0:28 Okay, and that's you said what... close to San Diego and San...
Greg Clowminzer 0:31 About 30 miles north of San Diego airport. Yeah.
Andrew Hryniewicz 0:35 Okay. Do you happen to be a surfer?
Greg Clowminzer 0:39 I grew up surfing. That's true. Yes. I can't really call myself a surfer anymore, because I haven't taken my board out in about four years. But I keep threatening to paddle out.
Andrew Hryniewicz 0:51 Well, yeah, not much surfing here in London.
So under the work that you do, so Greg Clowminzer has over 18,000 hours of real time coaching experience with CEOs, small business owners and professionals.
Helping them clarify their vision, create unique strategies for success, and develop the necessary skills to win at the game of business and succeed in the game of life.
The heart of Greg's work is "helping his clients awaken to a greater purpose and meaning in their personal and professional lives".
And he uses a blend of Eastern and Western views and principles as a means of introducing people to the untapped potential of the human mind and spirit, where exercising leadership becomes a part of their natural self-expression.
So thank you, Greg, for your time today. And the topic we're looking at is "Clarity is King to Your Success and Well-Being". And you'll have six questions to unpack that idea.
Greg Clowminzer 1:57 Oh, great.
You know that the first thing that comes to me and in with regards to that topic of "Clarity is King" is I think most people would agree that "A busy mind is the demon to productivity, to success, and well being".
So that's really kind of a big idea here is that, people know that a busy mind is not really good for them... but they... they're at their wit's end, they're at the effect of a "busy mind".
Such to the effect that they're dealing with stress, anxiety, overwhelm, the breaking down of relationships, the disagreement with business partners, the outburst of behaviours. All those things are symptoms of a lack of clarity, okay?
And what happens is we live in a symptom based culture that looks to reduce or to placate symptoms, rather than really going to the source of things. Okay.
So the transformation I do is help people get to the source of what is showing up symptomatically in leadership and business and lack of productivity, lack of motivation, things of that nature.
Andrew Hryniewicz 3:37 Okay, so when people come through your door, what is... who would you say your ideal client is? And what's the challenge they're facing? It sounds like it's that busy mind is at the heart of it.
Greg Clowminzer 3:50 Well, my ideal client are the ones I have, because I love my clients. But most of my clients these days, quite frankly, they're successful men, who I primarily work with these days.
And most of them, many of them are in commercial real estate. So they're high income earners. You know, kind of dealing with the hustle and bustle of business. And they've innocently thought that success was... stress was the price you had to pay for success.
And so they've either come to me because a client has referred them or they found me online somewhere. But they're typically coming to me because of their own lack of mental health and well being quite frankly.
And now they wouldn't may... they might not say that, but that's really what it is. It is because of they're disturbed, they have a disturbed mind. And to think... if they had clarity of mind, they wouldn't be calling me.
Andrew Hryniewicz 5:09 Yeah. Okay, So question number three, then what's the number one insight you would share with them? With our audience.
Greg Clowminzer 5:21 Yeah, I'd say you'd want to be able to distinguish symptoms from the source of your challenges. And symptoms are way far down the river, okay, and you'd want to look up river for the source of your challenges.
And, you know, I'll let people know that the source of all of their challenges is within them. Okay. And it looks like it's circumstances. It looks like it's people. It looks like it's situations, or events that are occurring.
But it's not that. And so my recommendation would be, you got to understand what's underneath the human dimension. And you have to be able to explain the source of all human experience.
And if you can't, you'll unfortunately, unnecessarily suffer, chasing your tail like a dog.
Andrew Hryniewicz 6:27 Okay, so question number four, in your own development. What concept book, programme, talk, experience, what had the greatest impact?
Greg Clowminzer 6:40 Yeah, I'm happy to share that.
And I would encourage other people to explore it as well. But I've been coaching for close to 30 years, about 28 - 29 years.
And I was trained traditionally, through Coach University. And, of course, I have a lot of other extracurricular activities and interests, learning about what makes humans tick.
But it wasn't until I stumbled across "The Three Principles", that was discovered by Sidney Banks, I believe in 1974. And started to share it with psychologists and it kind of took on a wildfire.
And is now... I think there's a new book that's principle based coming out almost weekly, it seems these days. But it was being introduced, and then beginning the conversation of what these three principles are, that have really, really changed my life.
And my client's life. Now, one of the biggest changes for me is, right before the principles, I went through a divorce and had a young son.
And this understanding of the principles not only helped me as a business coach, but I would not have the relationship I have with my son and my ex wife and her remarried husband.
I wouldn't have the incredible relationship I have without this understanding, because I would have been, like most of my clients "very reactive". See, a busy mind is a reactive mind, All right.
And so people make poor choices and poor decisions, when they're in a reactive state of mind. So a busy mind is really the most fertile ground to be reactive. And that's what I help my clients with is help them see that.
So I mean, even yesterday... I had a client come in. He was working on a startup deal with another business partner, they weren't seeing eye to eye. He couldn't, he was overwhelmed with thought, and how things weren't lining up.
And he got into very stressed or contained... I used to call it extraneous or contaminated thought. And he was ready to throw in the towel. And, we had a nice conversation and he settled down. He found some clarity within himself.
I didn't give him any advice or any strategies. And I got a text later that day from him, that they had a meeting of the minds and what he was looking for in the compensation package was suitable to him.
So that's just the fact of "A busy mind is very reactive", and "clarity of mind, really, magic can happen".
Andrew Hryniewicz 9:42 Okay, great.
So question five. Is there a free resource you'd like to share with the audience to help them out?
Greg Clowminzer 9:49 Yeah, well, if anybody is intrigued and really wants to understand what's underneath the human dimension, I would encourage them to check out the website, 3pgc.org. It stands for three principles global community.
And there's wonderful webinars on there and videos to help people really deal with almost anything in business, relationship, whatever. I think I'm on there as well for a podcast, I was on there for podcast 20. It's called "Where the Magic Is".
And, just to give you a real quick little teaser, the magic is in not knowing. And that's what I go into talking about on the podcast, you can find my podcasts on 3PGC.
Andrew Hryniewicz 10:38 Okay, great. We'll put that in the show notes. And then the last question, Greg, what should I have asked you that I didn't ask you?
Greg Clowminzer 10:47 Well, that was a funny question. I'll just tell you what came up. You should ask me. What is it I don't like about the coaching industry?
Andrew Hryniewicz 10:55 Okay. Yeah, there's, there's, there's a very rich question. Coaching industry?
Greg Clowminzer 11:01 Oh, gosh, I don't like that the barrier of entry is so low. And there's some people who are fantastic marketers, but just don't come through. And I think it kind of confuses the consumer. And it's hard to weather the noise, really for great coaches like you and I.
Andrew Hryniewicz 11:23 I agree. You know, I mean, I there are times I'm actually reluctant to use the term because it may or may not mean anything, you know. Is it somebody who, you know, did a weekend training?
Or is it somebody who's been doing work? You know, based on not only a tremendous amount of training and practice, but maybe also, you know, real world expertise in other unrelated fields?
Greg Clowminzer 11:52 Yeah. We can have a whole conversation on that one. That's a loaded question. Yeah. That's what came up.
Andrew Hryniewicz 11:58 Yeah. Okay. Well, actually, your earlier comment reminded me of one of my favourite things people on the podcast have heard me say this one before.
But, you know, the Buddhist saying that, you know, "The conditioned mind attacks and defends, And the unconditioned mind gets curious.
Greg Clowminzer 12:17 Could you say that again, I broke up here.
Andrew Hryniewicz 12:19 The conditioned mind attacks and defends, and the unconditioned mind gets curious.
Andrew Hryniewicz 12:30 So that's something I like as well. Okay. Well, that was perfect. Right. Thank you so much for your time today.
Greg Clowminzer 12:37 Great, great. Thank you for having me, Andrew.
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