Podcast Episode 037 – Interview with Preston True


In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: 
Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore interviews business coach Preston True ⁠https://www.gettpafit.com/⁠ 

About Preston:  After 25 years of managing and owning entrepreneurial businesses, Preston has lived through some of the brightest days and darkest nights. He’s learned owning and operating a business requires a new level of fitness well beyond the day you started it. The stamina required to scale rocky peaks, navigate dark valleys and reach your pinnacle is not achieved without the right people, purpose, playbook and performance.

0:00 Intro
4:13 Movie reference – Peanut Butter Falcon ⁠https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4364194/⁠ 
5:39 Podcast reference – The Real Ones, Jon Burnthal  ⁠https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast…
6:19 Shoutout to Jeremy Radabaugh  ⁠https://agents.allstate.com/jeremy-d-…
Preston’s Desert Island Movies…

  1. Spanish Prisoner with Steve Martin https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120176/
  2. The Smartest Guys in the Room https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1016268/plotsummary/
  3. The Terminal List TV series and book by Jack Carr https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11743610/

11:46 Mark’s Desert Island Movies…

  1. Saving Private Ryan https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/
  2. The Last Samurai https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325710/
  3. Gladiator https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0172495/
  4. Gran Torino https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1205489/

19:14 Shoutout to Greg Cleary https://gregorycleary.com/
Music Reference – Terry’s Song by Bruce Springsteen
22:02 Shoutout to Pinnacle ⁠https://pinnaclebusinessguides.com
23:01 Why are you a business coach
24:53 “Light is one of the most powerful antiseptics”
27:02 Podcast reference: Lex Fridman Podcast https://youtu.be/8EguLJgkc54 ⁠ Empathy vs. Sympathy
29:09 Shoutout to Tip Quilter https://tipquilter.com/ 
29:55 Breaking down the Hero’s Journey model by Joseph Campbell
34:02 The difference between coaching, teaching, advising, consulting, implementor, mentor, guide, etc…
38:49 Role as a mentor
40:32 “I am going to help you delete chaos, earn more, and fall back in love with your business.”
49:31 Pathway to mastery…
51:21 What are you resigned or attached about?
57:50 Patrick Lencioni reference
59:22 Helping clients out of the weeds…
1:01:32 Sometimes getting in the weeds is recreating the past…
1:03:01 What can create as opposed to what we can predict…
1:04:27 J. F. Kennedy, putting a man on the moon…
1:05:46 Let’s paint a picture of what we’ll look like in the future
DTO – Define The Opposite
1:11:11 Dan Sullivan quote… ”Always make your future bigger than your past”
1:14:50 A coach is your inside voice that has empathy and invites challenge…
1:24:57 Dealing with head trash
1:28:26  20 mile march, Jim Collins Great by Choice book: https://www.jimcollins.com/concepts/twenty-mile-march.html
1:31:47 Father Mark Livingston…
1:32:47 The Dazzling Dud
1:34:00 Preston’s own Planner/Journal
1:38:07 Shoutout to Brandon Kenney https://ttx-inc.com/
Stewardship… “The conducting, supervising, or managing of something. Especially : the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care”
1:45:51 As parents we are cultural activators
1:50:36 “Become the leader your people deserve.”
1:51:36 Work/Life balance…
1:56:54 What’s the game I’m actually playing?
1:59:32 Mark’s speech… *

* Credits ** Music – Theme from Sanford and Son, by Quincy Jones

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Mark Whitmore is the Head Coach and founder of Lodestone True North, a dynamic firm of experienced business coaches who help entrepreneurs and managers get to their Land of Awesome.

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