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Daily Dose Episode 48 (Family Edition)

 

Happiness by Rick White, President 180BIZ

 This is my family edition today and I've got something interesting I want to talk about. In fact, I spent part of the morning this morning sitting down and talking with Brenda about this book I'm reading. I highly recommend it. It's called He Who Thinks He Can by Orison Swett Marden. This book was written in 1909. I have had a problem putting it down. It amazes me how 111 years later everything he has written resonates with me.

The chapter that I read today on happiness. Orison Swett Marden said that most of us live a life in anticipation, not reality. Think about that for a second. We live in anticipation, expectation, not reality. In other words, happiness for so many people is event oriented. What do I mean by that? Write down the phrase “I'll be happy when” and complete the sentence.  This is an exercise I do with each of my clients.

I believe that our founding fathers got this wrong. They said in the Declaration...

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Daily Dose Episode 41 (Family Edition)

 

Asking for Help is Mandatory by Rick White, President 180BIZ

Today, I want to talk about something that I think that's important.  I was brought up to believe it's better to give than to receive, that it's better to be on the giving end and the receiving end. There is a beauty to giving. It feels good. It makes me feel important and I really do want to help other people. It feels amazing when I can give and help and serve, but it can be isolating at the same time. Please understand that this is something I struggle with as well. It isolates you when all you do is give. It isolates you because it becomes a part of your identity. It becomes who you are. Being a giver is fantastic, but you must be able to ask for help. It's okay to ask for help.

In fact, I'm going to tell you that asking for help is mandatory. Let me explain why I think it's mandatory. It makes you authentic when you ask for help; it humanizes you. Sometimes people look at us like we're up on a pedestal. But I put...

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Daily Dose Episode 34 (Family Edition)

 

Neighbors by Rick White, President 180BIZ

I want to talk to you today, as part of my Family Edition, about your neighbors and the divided nature of our country.  I want to talk to you about how we're becoming polarized as to right and wrong, dumb and smart, etc.

Depending upon who you listen to, there's about 11 million bits of data coming into our brain every second. And we're able to consciously be aware of only 500,000 bits. Think about that for a second. There's 11 million bits of data coming into our brains and we are only capable of consciously processing 500,000.

What doesn't change is the disparity. If our minds were completely conscious of everything that was around us, we would go insane. So, we have this device in our brain called the Reticular Activating system or RA for short. The RA filters data. It filters data out based on what's important to us. For example, when I bought my Dodge truck, I saw Dodge trucks everywhere. I just didn't pay attention to them before....

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Daily Dose Episode 27 (Family Edition)

 

Friends by Rick White, President 180BIZ

This is just unbelievable. Tomorrow is going to be four weeks of doing this. And I am committed to staying here and being with you every single day just to give you a little shot in the arm to help you guard your mind, your most precious object You must keep your guard up for what's going into your head. Whatever comes in through your eyes and your ears tends to come out through your mouth and our feet, through your words and actions.

So today is the family edition and I want to talk about friends. If we're social distancing as we should be, it's easy to feel isolated, but there are some things you can do to fix that. My wife and I have done some different things with our grandkids. We either use FaceTime or Duo, which is a Google app, on our phones.  I also use Skype sometimes with my grandkids so that I can see them and talk to them. We read stories and play games with them using an app called House Party. You can get a whole bunch of...

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Daily Dose Episode 20 (Family Edition)

 

Family Time by Rick White, President 180BIZ

I’d like to continue my talk from last week about our significant others. Think about the times when your spouse or our significant other was upset.

  1. The first thing you do is personalize it.  We tend to personalize everything and make it about us. We ask, “Why is she mad at me?” That's just what we do. But what happens is we think she is mad at us when she could be mad about something else. We don't even know what it is yet. We just naturally assume that it's because to us, we are the center of our worlds. But I must tell you something. Most of the people we think are watching us are too busy worrying about their world. So, stop personalizing. When you personalize it, you are going to get defensive. But the better reaction is to understand and be there for your significant other.
    The first tip is Don't Personalize when something's going South.

  2. Expect the best. We need to expect the best from each other. You both...
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Daily Dose Episode 13 (Family Edition)

 

Significant Others by Rick White, President 180BIZ

In this episode, I’ll step back and look at the different relationships in our lives and give you some thoughts that can help you, not only improve your business, but improve the rest of your life, as well. Let’s talk about significant others. Now I want to be clear, I am not a psychologist. I am not a therapist, nor do I play one on television. All I'm going to do is share with you what I have learned over my 57 years so far, and what has worked for me. I’ll share observations and things that I'm still working on.  I'm going to be talking from a husband's perspective to a wife.

I love women; they are amazing. They are so much stronger and smarter and more resourceful than men. I'm sorry guys. It's a fact. They spit babies out and we cry when we get a splinter. So, I’ll just leave it at that.

The first thing I want to talk about is taking people for granted. When we first meet the love of our lives, we...

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