Dec 20, 2018
Do you know how to turn obstacles into opportunities? My friend, mentor, and coach, Pat Rigsby excels in turning disadvantages into advantages. Pat joins us for our first interview on this episode of The Transformation Show. Pat has never shied away from a challenge. He came from a hard-working entrepreneurial family and began his career as the youngest college baseball coach in the country. He hadn’t intended on being an entrepreneur but discovered that there were many elements he learned from his coaching career that applied to entrepreneurship. Discover how Pat has learned how to turn obstacles into opportunities on this episode of The Transformation Show.
From the beginning of his career, Pat realized that he would have to either be better than everyone else or learn how to solve problems differently. As the youngest college baseball coach in the league, he knew he wasn’t going to be the best coach, so he would have to take a new approach to solve problems. Pat discovered that he was a natural at solving problems creatively. He took the obstacles that he faced and turned them into opportunities. How can you turn your disadvantages into advantages? Find out by listening to this episode of The Transformation Show.
After Pat’s coaching career ended unexpectedly he got a job in the fitness industry. Once again he was faced with problems and learned how to solve them creatively. Since Pat had never had any experience in sales he was faced with a disadvantage. But he turned his disadvantage into an advantage by doing things differently than everyone else. Selling and marketing turned into his strengths along with developing teams. As Pat’s success grew he was offered many different kinds of opportunities. He turned success into more success. Have you found that your success begets more success?
Oftentimes when we are undergoing a transformation we feel that true happiness is just around the corner. We feel that when we reach our goal we will be truly happy. Pat has discovered that with all his success, that the goals we reach are just small milestones. Goals are a great way to get started on transformation, but the true joy is in the journey. If the journey is not making you happy, then perhaps you are on the wrong journey. Make the journey one that you enjoy, because although reaching the goal is fun, it is short-lived. Is there joy in your transformation journey?
Even though Pat was working for himself he realized that he wasn’t happy. He was working all the time and didn’t have a chance to enjoy his family. He realized that he needed to choose his own happiness over his business. He knew he had to do things differently. Pat believed in himself and was able to draw confidence from his prior successes, but he was unsure of the next step. How could he create a business that he could enjoy? Pat didn’t want to teach his children that professional happiness and personal happiness were mutually exclusive. Listen to this episode to hear about Pat Rigsby’s transformation and how he continually turned obstacles into opportunities.