Why Dave Decided to talk About Kicking Against the Pricks:
Do you know what really grinds Dave’s Gears? Though normally it’s people whose websites don’t let their customers buy their products, today it’s people who in an effort to get their own way risk their reputation or relationships. Listen in to hear Dave’s perspective on the matter and see if you can’t apply these snippets of wisdom to your own networking efforts.
Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:
(1:04) It Is Hard For One to Kick Against the Pricks
(4:06) There Are People Who Will Just Point Out What is Wrong
(3:22) “At the same time there are hundreds, if not thousands, of people who are having success because they’re not only taking that coaching, taking that advice. And, instead of kicking against it, even though it might hurt, they take the advice. They get going and they do what’s needed.”
(5:09) “Realize that in life, in business, and in everything that you do; it is sometimes going to be painful to get what you want long-term.”
Every year, Dave considers who he wants to hire this year as a coach and what he wants to improve.
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Speaker 1: 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's your host, Dave Woodward
Speaker 2: 00:17 [inaudible]. Everybody. Welcome back to the new year. Welcome back to black radio. And this is gonna be somewhat of a ramp. So, um, this actually comes from a Greek proverb and it also is found in the new testament and as I was doing some study recently, and this is one of those things where I'm kind of amazed at what happens in business and the frustration that happens when people don't get their way. Um, so without disclosing names or anything else, I just want to kind of talk through the concept and the principle that takes place when there are so many people I run across these days who get frustrated. Things aren't working the way they want them to work and they take no responsibility for things in their own life and basically point the finger and tear down everybody else around them. So the story basically a or this proverb comes to greet property and it says it's hard for you to kick against the pricks, um, and I want to give some clarification as far as what the term means and how all this has done.
Speaker 2: 01:16 So, uh, basically in New Testament period of time and old agricultural times. And osgood was a stick and had a pointed piece of iron on it and it was used to prod the oxen along when they were plowing. Now the farmer would pick the animal or the steer basically to kind of get them going in the right directions, but sometimes the animal would rebel and would literally kick out against the prick. And in doing that, what happens, what is actually would result in that prick being driven even further into its flush. In essence, the more the ox rebelled, the more that it's suffered. So when Jesus was on the road to Damascus and came across Saul, so all those guys out there who is frustrated with the whole Christian movement and was fighting against them and tearing them down, and basically what it ends up saying, you're the second in the King James Version Bible.
Speaker 2: 02:08 It says, so the Apostle Paul that known as saul was on his way to Damascus to persecute the Christians when he had a blinding encounter with Jesus. Luke records the event says, and when we were all falling to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me and saying, in the Hebrew tongue, saul, saul, why persecute us down me? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. Um, understand these pricks are referred to as gods. And it's one of the things we find happens quite a bit these days when people will get frustrated, they don't get their way and instead of coming up with a solution, they kick against what actually is helping them. And I find it a somewhat fascinating these days that when a person is being directed and given coaching advice and given, um, correction, as far as where to go, they actually fight against it and say, obviously you don't know what.
Speaker 2: 02:57 Don't know what you're saying, not right. It can't be that way. That's too hard. And so what I find is those people who are actually reaching out for help sometimes instead of taking the advice, taking the coaching that is needed, they go totally against that, rebel against it, blast all over facebook. This is a live scan, whatever it might be. And at the same time, there are literally hundreds of people, if not thousands of people who are having success because they're taking that coaching. They're taking that advice and instead of kicking against it, even though it might be painful, it might hurt, they actually take the advice. They go forward. They do what's needed. Am I doing what's needed? They get the results they want. Now understand anytime a person is trying to get results in their life, they never. Again, speaking for myself, it never comes as fast as I want because you know, I've been trying to get in shape physically here and oh my gosh, it is painful and I would have, I have the option if I want to kick against my, my trainer and say it doesn't work, it's not right.
Speaker 2: 03:57 Or I can basically take his advice, I can take it, take his coaching and suffer through the pain to get the results that I want. We see the same thing happen in business. I see the same thing happen in other parts of life to just understand frequently there are those people who will point out the problems, never providing a solution but just point out the problem and then try to get as many other people behind them as possible to basically try to derail or take down those people who are doing everything they possibly can to make things right. Um, I just hope as you take a look at this new year, you take a look at some of the directions that you're going and where you're wanting to go. That as you take a look at it, you say, all right, who am I going to hire as my coach?
Speaker 2: 04:38 Who am I going to hire as the person who's going to get me to the goal that I want? And then am I willing to actually take that advice? Am I willing to, to take the correction in my life even though it may not be what I want, but I know that longterm, that's the direction I want to go. Otherwise, what you find is you start kicking against the pricks or those gods and the pain becomes greater. You don't get what you want, and then you basically start pointing the finger of blame and the finger of scorn and everybody else saying it's their fault that I'm not having success. It doesn't work because of this. Realize that in life and in business and in everything that you do, it is sometimes going to be painful to get what it is longterm that you want out of life.
Speaker 2: 05:21 Um, it probably may not happen as fast as you want it to happen. It may not come in the way that you were hoping that it would, it may be someone else who actually gets introduced to you later in your life and they're the person who ends up getting into where you want. The whole idea here is I, is I take a look at my own life and at the beginning of this new year, I'm always trying to find out who do I want to hire as a coach this year and what is the advice and what is the pain that I'm maybe willing to go through to get the results that I'm wanting. So, um, for me, I think a lot of you guys know I've been working with jerrick robbins in the past as I've loved everything with him and I'm looking at working with a couple of other business coaches during this next year.
Speaker 2: 06:01 Uh, again, looking at continuing along the lines as far as a physical standpoint. One thing that I hate is cardio and yet I know I have to do it. So I'm actually working with Erica, the guy I've been training with. Your tell me on the cardio aspect, holding me accountable to doing my cardio because I hate it and I literally kick against it all the time and the only thing that happens is I get more winded. I don't have the strength that I want and realizing if I would just go out and do the work and stop the complaining, stop the Mooning, but just do the work. As painful as it may be actually will get the reward I want. It may not come tomorrow. I may not be running a sub six minute mile here by tomorrow, but by putting forth the effort, I actually will be able to get a greater result in and get to the level I want.
Speaker 2: 06:48 So my only reason I'm mentioning this is to kind of find out for yourself as you do your own inventory at the end of the year and you start looking forward and find out, am I the type of person who kicks against the pricks or am I the type of person who says, you know what? Even though that may be painful, I'm going to take the advice. I'm going to go forward and implement instead of complaining and pointing the finger of scorn and blaming everybody else, take responsibility for my own life, take responsibility and actually make the changes that I want this year. So again, it's kind of a different podcast and I normally give as just a, it's been one of those things on my mind quite a bit as I've talked to some people who are frustrated and complaining. They didn't get the results. They want it in 2018 and it's everybody else's fault, but their own.
Speaker 2: 07:26 I'm typically not the case. Uh, I've why I love reading the Scriptures tends to kind of bring you back to home and realizing, you know, what, there's a greater control and greater power involved in my life and if I stop fighting against the hand that is trying to mold me in craft me and to get me to the point where I know I need to be, things magically happen. It just takes a little long that typically want it. So have an amazing year. I get hopefully a. If this podcast is a value to you, please share it. If it's not a value, I don't know what you want to do with it. Anyways, just know that. Again, I'm excited for 2019. We've got such amazing fun, exciting things happening here at click funnels. I can't wait to tell you all about it. I'm looking forward to bring it out. A bunch of fun new guests this year and I want to say thank you. Just reach out and say thanks so much for those of you guys who listen, I appreciate your time and your effort, uh, those of you guys to reach out and provide me feedback. I greatly appreciate it. I read all the comments, all the reviews, so please go rate and review it on itunes and let me know what you thinking. Have an amazing year and just remember you're just one funnel away. Truly are just one funnel away.
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