Why Dave Decided to Talk About the Never Ending Horizon:
Dave was struggling heading back into work to hit a necessary deadline for FunnelHacking Live just a few nights ago when he decided to hit that record button. He wants to talk to you about how the seemingly elusive horizon some of us chase is only meant to be admired from afar or while looking back. Now what does that really mean you might ask? Well listen in and jump back in time a little here with Dave and find out. Listen in to his vulnerable story and do some of your own self-reflection on if you need to take a look back more or if you need the simple motivation to keep moving forward.
Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:
(1:32) The First Time Dave’s Son Heard His Dad Say He Didn’t Want to Go Back to Work
(3:00) Turn Your Chair Around Funnel Hackers
(4:41) When the Bills Come Due, the Dream Isn’t Fulfilled, and the Bank Accounts Aren’t Full Either
(8:48) If You’re A Parent, You Can Relate to This Part
(9:39) The Light At the End
(2:24) “There are times in my business career, and I know I’ve made some serious mistakes with my family on this, where as soon as I accomplish something I run to the next. And, I never sit back and enjoy THAT moment.”
(4:16) “I wouldn’t change what I’m doing, I chose this and I’m excited for what I’ve become.”
(4:43) “I remember there were times when I was wondering if I was going to lose the house…”
[00:00] Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here is your host, Dave Woodward
[00:17] funnel hackers. Welcome back. I'm so excited. I need to give you a little bit of context. Um, so right now it's about 8:00 the store, let's say the 25th of January and I am here at the office just getting started around two tonight. Memories and mentioned this to you is there's. So next week we actually are a week from today. Next Thursday we're flying out to 10 x, uh, to be there with grant cardone and there's a ton of things to get done between now and then. I'm Super, super appreciative for my family. I've got the most supportive wife in the world and I could not do it without her. I've learned, uh, one of the things for me is the importance of letting her know in advance what I'm going to have a late night. And so I kind of planned this on Sundays and Thursdays is going to be a late night for me.
[01:07] Uh, so I probably, I'm sure nothing beyond before I get home. My only reason I mentioned it is there are times in life like right now where I feel like we're going a million miles an hour and staring at this horizon and ice is the sudden way, way out there and it's never ever ending. And the harder and the faster we run, I still can't get there and there's still a million things I want to accomplish and I'm so excited and passionate about what we're doing, the impact we're having. But there are times when it's just, it's hard. It's late. Um, I was out doing some driving with my son Jackson. He's getting ready to take his driver's test shortly here and told me I had to go back and I said, Jack, I'm tired. I said, I love what I do, but I'm tired. I just don't want to go back to the office.
[01:54] He goes, you know, dad, I think it's the first time I've heard you say he didn't want to go back. I said, I love what I do, but I would just love to be home right now, home with my family and just cuddle up and enjoying a fire and cold night and everything else, but there's things that have to be done and I'm not a huge believer in equal opportunity balance. I just don't believe it exists and so tonight's. Tonight's gonna be a late night, but I want to kind of talk to about this whole idea as far as it is never ending horizon because there are times in my business career and I know that I've made some serious mistakes. My family on this where as soon as they accomplish something and we're onto the next and I never sit back and enjoy that moment.
[02:38] The other thing is there's times where you keep pressing so hard and it's almost painful. You feel like you just keep going and going and going. You're like, am I ever gonna? Make it my African of feel. I call it cow. I've actually doing okay on this thing and I've realized that the way you do that is by stopping in, physically turn it around, and for those of you, I'm literally sitting in my chair. I literally just turned my chair around to look back and look back on all the crazy things that you've learned and how far you've come. I think at times, the journey as far as how far out it seems like you're never going to get to where you want to go and there's good and bad. I mean, we've had an amazing time. We've got a ton of financial success. We've had a ton of business success.
[03:23] I mean, everything's going awesome and so I don't mean to be the guy who's like, oh my gosh, life is hard and it's not going well. No, it is. It's going great, but even because it's going great and because there's still that carrot, there's still that desire. There's still that passion that's out there. I'm like, I want so bad to touch the lives of more people. I want so bad to do more than we're doing and you feel at times like I'm on this treadmill and the incline is getting steeper and the speed is getting faster. My holy smokes. Honestly, I'm looking at this right now. I'm thinking all right. All my plans right now are in March because from here we get back from Tedx. We go right into funnel hacking, live in funnel hacking live, go straight to TNC. I'm looking at my calendar.
[04:09] I am literally home for six days in February, but again, I wouldn't change what I'm doing. I chose this and I'm excited about what I've done and I think I just want to make sure and I can kind of convey to you the feeling of you need to turn around every once in a while and see how far you've come. I mean, I look back over my entrepreneurial journey of life and there are days where I literally have to pinch myself and just sheer gratitude for the blessings of the Lord has given me in my life. There have been hard, hard times. I remember times where we were basically to lose the house and trying to explain with my wife and going, holy smokes, how do you, what do you do when you're trying to deal with bill collectors and credit cards maxed out and feeling like, man, I'm doing everything I'm supposed to be doing and it's just not working.
[05:02] I remember those days at times. I remember like yesterday. Um, but I also look back and I look at the friendships and the relationships and the people I know and how deep and meaningful those relationships are to me in my life and my friendships and I am the people I associate with now were my dream people. Years ago I thought they were untouchable and yet now I'm on the phone with them. I'm texting them on boxer and then and there now. Great, great friends. And I looked back at the journey as far as, as all of the years of study, of attending seminar after seminar. I went to so many Dan Kennedy, Bill Glazer Info summits and attended masterminds and spent tens of thousands of dollars at the time. I didn't really have. And trying to make it all. And I remember there was a time where I was sitting there with my mom and just again I was, this is probably about just over 10, almost 12 years ago, and was just late thirties sitting there going, mom is this, I am so tired.
[06:17] I'm so, so tired. And, and I remember her just saying, you know what Dave, at times to come and you're look back and you're gonna, you're gonna. Enjoy this moment. And right now is that time. And it's been that time for years now. But I remember going through the pain and the suffering and the agony and thinking when is it my turn? And at time comes, it just does. It's, it's one of those things when you just don't give up and you keep fighting and you keep pushing forward and you keep going for that brass ring. And now, I mean I again, I, I'm grateful for the life I have. I'm grateful for my family and I'm grateful for the opportunity to be involved in clickfunnels. But I'm tired right now. I'm tired because I got another four or five, six hours in front of me here and I haven't done a very good job of documenting the hard parts.
[07:10] I always am really loud and out there. As far as everything. This is what's going on. I thought, you know what? I want to be more transparent this year and really share. Even though things are good, man, it's. There are times where it's still hard. There's times where it's just late nights and it's, it's the grind, but I'm always remembered the importance of turning around and looking back and realizing, oh my gosh, I have come so far, so far from where I was 20 years ago as an entrepreneur. Just trying to figure things out to figure out how to sell belly to belly across the table from people and to learn marketing and to learn direct sales and to learn social media and to learn funnels and and business development and negotiations and all those things. And they've came. They've come over time and it's funny.
[07:54] I was sitting there talking with my boys. Got I got just amazing kids. So my son, Christian and, and, and Chandler right now are, they're getting up early, going to the gym, working out, and they're both working together on a project, uh, as far as the one funnel away challenged and they're doing that and to seeing you, my 17 year old son, Christian who was just so, so excited and yet I see, I see all the things he's got to learn in front of them and I'm kind of making the point of making sure I don't tell them that it's still hard, but it's going to be hard, but it's so, so worth it. Uh, just got a vox for my son. Parker is a Byu. And, and going through the struggles of trying to time management of, Gosh Dad, I'm trying to start my business here while going to school and I'm dating this girl and I'm dealing with school.
[08:42] And Life seems so busy. And I'm like, those are good times. And I think it's, it's important to realize as much as there are times as a parent, I want to take away the pain or the heartache. I know that's where they learn and they grow and I'm so grateful that no one took that away from me. There have been times when I would have loved to have someone help a little more, but I'm glad no one took it away because I look back now and the gratitude I have my father in heaven for blessing me with the experiences I've had over the last 20 years are just insane and I again, I just, I pinched myself today thinking of out grateful I am for the opportunities I have, how much I look forward to seeing people at funnel hacking live and to see the lives that are changed just because of a software and the lives that they're changing and to realize no matter how far away that horizon is and the goals and the dreams and as high as they may be
[09:41] as you're going through it at the time and that moment, there's nothing better than just every once in a while just turn around and just reflecting on how far you've come and no man, I'm making it. I'm doing it and sometimes that turned around as little. I just want to see what I did yesterday. Um, and I get it. I don't know why I'm sharing this right now. I, I, I just wanted to, I want to spend some time just kind of capturing the moment where I'm at right now. This is going to be one of the busiest, craziest years we've ever had. Um, and January started off just like that and it's been a rocket ship and we start off with the two comma club x cruise and we were home for two weeks just trying to get everything ready to head out next Thursday a to 10 x to pull off a miracle.
[10:29] But it'll all come together. It always does. But again, I just, I don't know why I'm sharing that. I just wanted to kind of pour my heart out to you and say for those of you guys are listening, the journey and the heartache and the pain, it as hard as it is. And I have been there so many times, it actually, that's where the muscle grows. That's where you build and that's where you get the fortitude to not only deal with your own stuff, but more importantly to reach down and help others and to pull them up, but also realize that there is a light at the end and it is there. And I've, I've had that light and sometimes I thought it was a train coming at me and sometimes it was, but I can tell you the lights even brighter when it actually hits. And I just, uh, I just want you to never give up. It's the fight. It's the battle as you keep going forward. Um,
[11:23] it just is. I just spent some time going through some of our facebook posts and seeing, seeing the journey of those people who hit two comma club and those people who are in coaching program struggling in the pain and the agony. It's not working. And we keep saying you're one funnel away. And I'm like, well, how many more funnels is it? And it's that learning process. Um, I remember, uh, I'll keep this short. I just want you to know, man, if nothing else. These are the times where, uh, it brings you closer to dad and it brings you closer to the people who matter most in your life. Don't forget about them. Be grateful for what you have and just know that the Lord on your side and this thing actually does work and just keep up the good fight. It, it, it, it pays off. It truly does have an amazing night. If you're going to be at funnel hacking live, please take a few minutes to come up and say hi. I'd love to put a name to a face. And again, thanks so much for all the Jews to support us at click funnels. More importantly, help you know how much you mean to us and the impact we're trying to have on your life so that you can bless the lives of those people. You're here to serve. I have a great night. We'll talk to you soon.
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