Scale Up Your Business Podcast
Rock Thomas: Interview With The World’s #1 Whole-Life-Success Expert
‘You have to have this guy on your show he’s a badass’
In this very special 25th episode Nick is in conversation with Rock Thomas, successful entrepreneur, self-made millionaire, influencer and public speaker for personal development and growth who now dedicates his time, passion, focus and energy to helping others achieve success and fulfilment.
He has a huge social media following and in this in-depth interview discusses systems, the mindset and the models he has developed that have brought him success and fulfilment across multiple streams of income. Listen in to this exciting episode and find out how being ‘a badass’ is about understanding, learning and teaching others.
What is your mission and what do you do?
I learn to be able to teach and then I try and teach the things that are valuable in today’s world when it comes to getting results.
I’m a passionately curious person with a good work ethic if you combine those two things where ever you put your energy and intention you are going to get results.
When you go the extra mile, you get extra attention and better opportunities
It’s about bringing your best self to the challenge you are facing and the one after that.
How do you scale up?
Using the Me, We, They system
Me - first you become great
We – bring someone alongside you who watches your expertise and then develops through your feedback as they work
They - when they have reached the standard required you move away.
Most people know what to do but they don’t do what they know.
The people who are hugely successful have a rage for mastery and an absolute inferno inside about wanting to get better and hating to lose.
We want to be in the arena with a worthy opponent, but we need the tools to be able to battle it.
How important is having a clear identity in achieving business success?
How do you find one when you don’t know what yours is?
‘3 Ms Model’ involving finding a Mentor Model until you achieve Mastery.
It's not completing the ultimate race, it’s who you have to become to compete in the race.
Life brings all sorts of challenges and obstacles it's all about how you respond.
How you describe and define yourself determines how you respond when faced with any situation. You dictate your role by how you approach a task
You need to change your perspective and complete the analysis and effective preparation before a task to ensure you can respond positively.
How important is your mindset in business?
You have to work your mindset consistently; rituals and routines can keep you in a better place more often and help you get back to a better place more quickly when you face challenges.
Your mindset dictates how you do the next thing and it comes down to practise.
If you are not where you want to be, where would you start?
The 8 areas of your life are all interconnected and the place to begin is to be passionately curious about everything.
Audit your days – what worked, what didn’t work, how can I do it better, what did I learn, what did I love, how did I contribute?
Work on your health, energy and resilience continually.
Work 4% outside your comfort zone on a regular basis, you’ll learn from it and be willing to do it.
What can you do If you feel you are stuck?
Find the one thing that lights you up, and do it 5-10% of the week.
Start it, master it, delegate it, move on to something else.
I’m a starter, some are maintainers, and some are finishers, As a visionary, I can see it, but I don’t want to be in it, it's vital to know who you are.
Start saying ‘yes’ to the small things and you will find it easier to ask for other things
Nothing has meaning but the meaning you give it and when you become a meaning master you change your life.
‘It’s about being resourceful; you have the ability to do it so do it more often’
‘I’ve created a strategy for myself that allows me to fill in my biggest fear – ‘that I’m not enough’
‘Until you become conscious of the people ecosystem that exists around you, it is not possible to change your environment’
‘The inner narrative never stops so you may as well be intentional’
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The Power of Your Identity book by Rock Thomas
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds book by David Goggins
ABOUT THE GUEST
Rock's M1 Programme:
"M1 is a 52-week whole life leadership development community with proven results in your net worth, passive income, health, relationships, and lifestyle. We teach the lessons from street smart whole-life millionaires and ingrain these lessons into your day to day life. We succeed where personal development seminars and masterminds lose steam. Instead of a motivational shot in the arm, this creates a permanent shift in the way you think, feel, and take action".
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ABOUT THE HOST
My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor.
My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.
Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.
I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.
My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.