"Where do I begin? To truly see the man I am now, you would have to have known me before I started meeting with Clay. Working with Clay has been one of the most important things I’ve done in my life. I had no clue I would be saying that back when I started. I was incredibly skeptical of any counseling or coaching. I was a control freak and lived by the mantra “if you want it done right do it yourself”. That mantra worked for a bit but it started failing me as I couldn't do anymore then I was already doing. I was stuck.
My business was growing, and I had lost control of not only it, but my life. I was very successful and very unhappy at the same time. I think I would have eventually lost it all had I continued on the path I was on or in the very least… would have continued on being miserable. Coaching with Clay has been life changing for me, and I am forever grateful to Clay for the time he spends with me.
Since meeting with Clay I am a completely new person, those that know me have made comments about the noticeable change. I can tell you that everyday I am equipped and ready to not only manage what I need to do but I do it with joy. That’s the most important part, I am having fun again. Everything is fun again. My marriage is better, my kids enjoy me again.
Before working with Clay I was constantly distracted when I was home and work issues were running in my mind 24/7. I lived in a proverbial dark storm cloud full of all the perceived problems and issues that needed handled at work. That is all gone. I am learning how to lead my team; how to grow them and inspire them. I’ve learned that my work does not have to define me. I run my business how I want it to be, not it running me.
If you work with Clay, he will give you concrete solutions and advice on how to deal with clients, employees, problems that arise, etc. They are real tools that work. It’s not always easy, but it always works. Clay will open your mind to let you be free to reach your greatest potential. Something most of us hold ourselves back from. I believe most people can’t tap into that on their own, you need some help, some guidance and some push back. You need accountability to be your best. It’s a game changer.
Clay helped me save my company and restore hope in living a fun, meaningful life the way I want to live it. I have less stress, almost none actually. I am making more money. I have more free time. My mind is clear and free to enjoy spare time or pursue other activities. It’s incredible.
If you are self employed and come home at night with work on your mind. If you wake up in the morning and don’t want to go to work. If you aren’t excited anymore about what you are doing. Or if your husband or wife and kids wonder what happened to the old you. If you can't say you are having fun, consider getting some help through coaching. Don’t listen to your negative self that will tell you, “I’m fine. I don’t need coaching. That’s for weak people.” If any of that is going on, why not fix it? Your peace and happiness is worth more than any amount of money you can make.
If you don’t have peace and happiness and you are running a successful business… you need coaching. Oh and by the way, I am making more money now then I was before all while having fun. It honestly feels like I’m not even working. Go figure.
Clay, Thank you. I will forever be indebted to you."
Matt Schuyler, ST Custom Homes