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Gary Harper suffered from a near-death experience and almost lost it all. He made a promise to God that if he made it through, he would dedicate the rest of his life to service and helping others. God granted him that wish and today Gary consults with clients on how they can live their mission and vision and all the while, optimize their business process.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Gary travels the country to help businesses with their processes.
  • Gary was an executive for almost 15 years and also got into real estate about 20 years ago, but he lost it all and had to file for bankruptcy.
  • Gary also nearly died from Lyme disease in 2011. During that time, he made a promise to God.
  • How can you create your own vision plan?
  • Gary had to start with his ‘Why’. He highly recommends Simon Sinek’s work. Gary’s ‘Why’ is to honor God.
  • Gary explains his company’s ‘Why’ and showcases how it’s different from his personal ‘Why.’
  • What really matters with you?
  • When Gary was on his deathbed, he asked himself what did he do with all of his time. Where did it all go?
  • Do you want to miss your child's birthday because you were too busy trying to make money?
  • How can people better visualize their life 10-15-20 years down the road?
  • Gary breaks down his MVP (Mission, Vision, and Process) framework.
  • Where we stumble and fail is when we try to do too much.
  • The biggest thing is to FOCUS!
  • It doesn’t really matter if you have a vision if you don’t have a gameplan on how to get it done.
  • Document your process. If you’re in real estate, you’re wearing about 44 hats.
  • Sometimes we work so hard that we lose focus on who it’s for, and why it’s for, and then your most important relationships fail.
  • There are two types of entrepreneurs out there. There are leaders and there are dictators.
  • Why do entrepreneurs fail to scale their businesses?

Mentioned in This Episode:

Connect with  Gary here: Sharperprocess.com

Stay focused all year long: Fullfocusplanner.com

Book Recommendation:

Start with Why, by Simon Sinek

Focus, by Al Ries

 

Tweetables:

“If you don’t first and foremost work on you and make sure you’re healthy and you’re ready to go to that level, then you’ll fall flat on your face.”

“MVP stands for Mission, Vision, and Process. How can you be an MVP in 2019? It first starts with that mission.”

“Sometimes we work, work, work, and it’s for money, and we lose sight of who it’s for, and why it’s for.”

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