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Have You Achieved Everything You Dreamed of Yet Feel Unfulfilled, Agitated, and Empty?

You are not alone. High achievers are selling their companies and pros are leaving high-paying gigs. And those are the "lucky ones" because there's a multitude of people with all the signs of success that are  trapped, day dreaming about escaping their business or career and finding something new that fills them up rather than sucking up their time and emptying their soul.

     There's a slow boil rolling underneath Executive Suites and Owners' Chairs all over the world.

     Last September, author and marketing expert Perry Marshall invited me to speak at a meeting of 20 business owners and professionals. These meetings tend to take on a life of their own, and this particular meeting went in a direction I never expected.

     The theme of the meeting quickly turned into "transition" and "change". Whether this was a post-pandemic response or not wasn't clear at the time, but I became super impressed at the courage of many people who let their guard down and admitted to each other that their business was no longer "fun", "stimulating", "fulfilling" or "edifying". 

     With their shields and armor dropped, some in this room of achievers were brave enough to admit that their business was literally killing them from the inside - despite the fact that they were generating 6, 7, even 8 figures. They were being pulled towards something new and more exciting, but couldn't begin to express what it was.

     Many expressed regret that they had no time for things that mattered to them - family, art, romance. Some were tired of dealing with apathetic employees, never-satisfied customers and "dancing on airplane wings" to make everything run smoothly.

     I was sitting there during that meeting and two words came to my consciousness.

     "FIT AROUND"

     I wrote this down and thought about it during lunch.

     Post-lunch, Perry turned the floor over to me and instead of working through my prepared material, I picked up the marker and opened up the giant pad of paper and drew this:

     I flushed out FIT AROUND with them in real time and challenged the room to start fitting their lives around who they were and who they wanted to be. 

     I had no clue how they would react - it was a new topic I never spoke about - and I was proposing something quite radical, but instead of apathy, I got confirmation.

     It was like I brought them the sweetest dessert or the finest wine. It went down easy. At the end of the day, this was the thing they found most impactful.

"You are one of a very, very small number of people that I bring into my roundtable meetings as an outside advisor to help the other clients in the room answer questions and deal with problems."

Perry Marshall

Marketing Expert and Author

"You've been instrumental in helping me grow into the individual that I am today. You have a way of connecting people that need to know each other. You also have a way of connecting me to myself."

Shanyn Stewart

Financial Expert and CPA

     Months prior, I sat in a similar meeting and heard "Collin’s" story.  

     Collin had it all. He built a company from the ground up, starting with just his pickup truck. After years of hard work, he scaled it to eight figures and sold it for a windfall. He left the company on a Friday, turned in his keys, and sailed into what he thought would be the sweet days of freedom.

     But within a month, something felt wrong. Needing a purpose, he frequented the local coffee shop, where the most exciting part of his day was logging into his bank account to see his balance and the return on his investments. A deep sense of longing and drudgery settled in, and within a few more months, he found himself considering ending it all—a true and permanent exit.

     Collin had achieved what most owners dream of—a big payday, no responsibilities, and the time to do whatever he wanted. However, he soon realized he had wrapped his entire identity in the company he no longer owned and hadn't considered what he had given up. His entire reason for living felt gone.


What Happens When You Do Nothing?

     In 2009 I ended up in the hospital. What I thought was a heart attack turned out to be a panic attack. Extreme anxiety settled into my body. Within about 2 months, my 7 figure marketing agency dwindled to near zero. The economy crashed and I was unprepared. I had to lay off my entire staff and take several months to mentally and physically recover. It took nearly 5 years for me to regain my footing.

     I would not consciously wish this experience on myself, but I realize now after 15+ years that I called this forth in my life so that I could gain perspective and understand all the positive things in my life and someday share them with the world.

     Here's what happened over a five-year period of healing for me:

  • My core relationships deepened
  • I had much more time for my daughters and wife
  • My health became a priority
  • I went through a spiritual awakening
  • The stage was set for several new businesses

     What I've come to discover is that the Universe doesn't do things TO me, it does things FOR me. Our goal as humans is to evolve and grow. I believe we call forth challenges into our life to spur us on to growth.

     I was in an unsustainable cycle. Working long hours, hustling to bring in clients, making payroll and hitting the road attending conferences and masterminds. I was running towards the light at the end of the tunnel and unfortunately, it was a train. When I crashed - I crashed hard.

Ready To Find True Fulfillment Beyond Your Achievements?

Next Steps:

  • Initial Chat: Schedule a one-on-one call with Bob to discuss your current situation
  • Intake Session: Engage in a deep-dive session to identify your objectives and what fulfillment might look like for you
  • Ongoing Coaching: Private, personalized 1-on-1 coaching

How Will I Know Coaching Is Working?

  • You will have a noticeable decrease in anxiety and negative self-talk
  • You will sleep better
  • You will find yourself spending more time thinking
  • You will spend more time with people and projects that matter to you
  • You will change in a way that others will notice and comment
  • You will spend less time in low-energy emotions and more time in high-energy emotions
  • You will engage in more work that fills you up than drains you
  • You will prioritize and fit life around you instead of fitting in and allowing others to fill your agenda
  • You begin to notice that you are seeking out questions than looking for answers

About Bob...

  • Owned and operated 4 companies since 1999

  • Coached and mentored hundreds of people for over 26 years

  • Been a basketball coach for over 38 years

  • Written 5 books and spoken on hundreds of physical and virtual stages

  • Interviewed thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners on my Chicago-based radio show and podcasts over the past 12 years

  • My coaching ability exceeds my golfing ability, but I sincerely love both :)

Even though I have been coaching people for over 26 years, I am working toward my CCA Elite Influencer Coaching Accreditation™ which is an (European Mentoring and Coaching Centre) accredited training program/qualification.

I take this title of Coach so seriously that I will never sit on my experience alone. I will be pursuing mastery in this field as long as I have breath.


My circle of colleagues around the globe are the top in their industry and I choose to work with them several hours per work on mastering this discipline.


Brandon Fong

Podcast Host and Experience Expert

"Bob is seriously one of the most kind, centered, loving, empathetic, spiritual and just incredibly passionate people that knows about raising consciousness and inspiring others to become the best version of themselves."

"He is also one of the best listeners that I know. He can hear. He cares about you so much that he can hear things about you - he kind of taps into his intuition to share things that you really need to hear at your core. And that's what I think makes him such a powerful coach because he just loves and cares about everyone that is in front of him and he can ask those questions to get you to really think and access your subconscious or challenge you in ways that he knows that you're not really living up to your full potential and he can really leverage his questions and curiosity and love and care to really get you to evolve."

People I've loved helping on their journey...

You are one of a very, very small number of people that I bring into my roundtable meetings as an outside advisor to help the other clients in the room answer questions and deal with problems

"You connect the dots. You see not only what's going on right in front of us, but you're also connecting the higher level narrative, which is so often missed. That's just one of the things that you can do, and it's why I hang out with you. It's why I call you up and want to have breakfast, every few months and just discuss things, and it's why I put you in front of clients. I know that I can trust you to serve the client's best interest rather than just pushing your own agenda. In fact, you're much more a giver than a taker, and you will go out of your way to make sure that the other person in the transaction gets everything that was promised and more. This is why you are one of a very, very small number of people that I bring into my roundtable meetings as an outside advisor to help the other clients in the room answer questions and deal with problems."


Perry Marshall

Marketing Expert and Author

You have a way of connecting me to myself

"You've been instrumental in helping me grow into the individual that I am today. You have a way of connecting people that need to know each other. You also have a way of connecting me to myself. I think about how empathetic you are in understanding and how your ancient wisdom comes through in your guidance, and I also understand and appreciate your ability to communicate with humility when there is something that needs to be course corrected. I think of you as one of the most trustworthy and confidential people I know. I know that if I have a issue or if I have a question, I can go to you in confidence and that I can receive sound advice and guidance, and I appreciate that."


Shanyn Stewart

Financial Expert and CPA

You can see and hear things and share perspectives that others cannot

You are one of the most incredible humans that I know. You are someone that I can call on at any hour and you would be there for me. You're one of the biggest givers that I know and you're one of the most intuitive listeners that I know. You have a kind, loving presence that is like a energetic hug. You are so present and so,intuitively tapped in that you can see and hear things and share perspectives that others cannot. In every relationship that you show up to, you play full out and you really care about the person in front of you. You are also somebody that is very spiritually tapped in. You are connected with yourself, which I think is the prerequisite for being able to go deep with other people. You have done the work on yourself and have transformed yourself in many ways.


Brandon Fong

Podcast Host and Experience Expert

The way that I perceive my life and my purpose right now is much different than it was 6 months ago

I was having lunch with Bob about 6 months ago, and he asked me a question that I didn't understand at the time, "Do you ever feel like you're destined to do something greater?" I thought that I was doing what I'm supposed to do, but yet, there's something inside of me that's going, "NO!" I do feel there is something bigger and better for me in my life. The way that I perceive my life and my purpose right now is much different than it was 6 months ago. It has been an absolutely eye opening experience. A huge part of this thinking is coming from Bob. He is one of the most important people in my life, and he's been in my life for the better part of 27 years. He is my sensei, my Obi-Wan, my coach.


Nick Vera

DJ and Entrepreneur

You saw beyond my own frustration

"You saw beyond my own frustration. You saw beyond what I thought could be possible, and I just didn't want a Hail Mary. You are the most genuine people that I know. You say things because you mean them. You don't say them for any other reason. And you're also an amazing family guy. I remember watching your kids growing up. You're a wonderful dad, father and husband. And, I, I've learned a lot from you over the years."


Shannon McCaffery

Marketing Expert and Entrepreneur

I left that call and that conversation with Bob feeling reenergized and having a renewed sense of love for my business

"Recalling a conversation we had a while back, I remember feeling very, very alone, very isolated, very defeated, cheated, and just angry, angry at the world, felt lost and just sort of displaced. I remember feeling at the time too, like, kinda had gotten to this level and just wasn't really sure where to go from here. One of the things that I did thankfully ,was call Bob. The main thing that I got from Bob during that call was feeling very just loved and heard and understood and empathized. Part of what I was feeling when I was going through that was just very alone, and he helped feel understood and I didn't feel so alone, and he helped me really realize that that whole experience was going to turn out to be a gift for me. I left that call and that conversation with Bob feeling reenergized and having a renewed sense of love for my business."


Noah Kronfly

Operations Expert and Entrepreneur

Your superpower is being able to continue to ask questions and reframe it and really get to the crux of the challenge

"One of your superpowers is more than listening. You have a really unique talent for unpacking or pulling out the actual problem. You always do such a great job of asking clarifying questions, because I know most of the times in my head, I've just got stuff swirling around, and I'm not exactly sure where everything lands or where everything sits. Bouncing stuff off of you has always been absolutely invaluable just because you're such a great listener and again, your superpower is being able to continue to ask questions and reframe it and really get to the crux of the challenge or get to the crux of whatever my hurdle is that was preventing me from processing. The other thing that you do that I really appreciate is you always challenge me to think deeper and think differently as opposed to 'Here's the answer'. You always do a really good job of reframing it and repositioning it so that I can navigate the problem myself."


Scott Schang

Consultant and AI Expert

I felt like I could really take on this new life and new purpose that I had

"I remember I wanted to go to Bob for guidance on what I should really do and what I should look for when it came to what I wanted to do with my life. Before the conversation I had with him, I was pretty nervous, anxious. I didn't know what to really expect, and I didn't know what would be the best route for me. During that conversation, he really helped with that. He made it very apparent on the things that I was passionate about, the things that made me smile, the things that made me light up. And he was really able to get to the heart at what I loved and how I can combine that and leverage my skills to really create the life and the career that I want, which was very powerful. And leaving that conversation, I felt a lot more confident. I felt encouraged, and I felt like I could really take on this new life and new purpose that I had. And not that I didn't have a purpose before, but realigning myself to where I can see myself going for the foreseeable future."


Nick Jelderks

Marketing Professional

I walked away from the conversation feeling really excited and energized to to make my idea happen

"A few months ago, I had an idea for something that I really wanted to do and move forward. I was excited, but kind of misguided and misaligned in thinking how do I do this? How do I take the next step and also, is this even a good idea? I jumped on the phone with Bob, told him all about what I was thinking and he was excited for me and he gave me really good structured feedback that was not restricting, but also gave me a really clear idea of what I wanted to do and that reassured me that what I was thinking was a good idea. I walked away from the conversation feeling really excited and energized to to make my idea happen. Bob is like a North Star. I just feel like I've known Bob forever, and I really haven't known him for that long and he's just had this huge impact on my life. I don't even think he really knows that, but we just have a wonderful connection. As soon as you meet him, you just feel an incredible amount of love and support that he genuinely cares about you, which he does. There are very few people like that in the world.


Ellie Shewring

Marketing Professional

I laughed at myself, I was working so hard, but Bob just got it. He understood, and that's what he does

"One time when I was trying to convey an idea to Bob, I wanted to make sure I was covering all the different aspects of my idea, really looking at it from multi dimensions and really talking about all the nuance and details of it. I had been talking for about 10 minutes trying to convey this idea and at the end of it, Bob laughed said to me, 'Okay, let me see if I got this straight'  and he got it. Bob just got it. I just had to laugh at myself thinking, oh my gosh, here I am trying to explain this and really dig into it. The fact that he was able to digest it and reflect it back to me in his own language in 3 or 4 four lines, that was it. That really made me understand who Bob was on so many levels in his communication and his understanding. Bob is a kind of person that will meet you wherever you are at. When he meets you there, he doesn't just meet you there from a place where he's trying to understand, but he's he's really trying to meet you at all the levels; through his mind and his incredible intelligence, but also on an emotional level. In that moment, I laughed at myself, I was working so hard, but Bob just got it. He understood, and that's what he does."


Suara Lee

Intuitive Coach and Mentor

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