After Funnel Hacking LIVE 2018 Dave took his family to Moab, UT for Spring Break and the Annual Jeep Safari. Rock Crawling, Hell’s Revenge and Hell’s Gate taught him 7 different Business lessons that he shares the details with you here and how they can help you build your business.
Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:
-The power of who you know and the power of your network (3:55)
-Understanding the importance of communication (8:35)
-The importance of confidence (15:09)
-The importance of teamwork (17:25)
“You have to stay committed.”
“If you go with people who can see what you can’t see, your success will be a million times greater.”
Sometimes disconnecting yourself from your day to day life and getting out in nature helps to reground you. It is a great trick to bring motivation and new ideas into your personal life and your work life.
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 hey everybody welcome back I am so excited there’s so much crazy cool fun exciting things happening here at our home office just got just got back from a week from spending time with family week before that was our funnel I can live in event so it’s just been a crazy crazy time but there’s so much exciting stuff happening and I just want to make sure that I share as much as I possibly can here so what ended up happening on the last week of March was I ended up coming back from funnel hacking’ live literally came back on Sunday I flew in late Sunday and by Monday we were packed up and heading down to Moab for a to participate in the spring break and the week before Easter down in Moab is the annual Jeep Safari and this is a fun crazy crazy event where literally thousands and thousands of Jeep owners come in from around the country everything from bringing you know having three and four jeeps being towed in driving their own jeeps in all of what the intent of just kind of coming together as a community and experiencing nature and all the fun exciting things about that so what was while I was there I had the opportunity spending time with my two younger sons Christian and Jackson and my wife and the four of us were just there it was really it was a ton of exciting times for me primarily because my boys love love being out and found the wilderness and especially anything at all associated with jeeps my wife loves being outside and and just participated in nature and so it was just really it was just a fun time to connect with my family especially after having worked like crazy during funnel hacking live and almost the entire first three months of this year so we ended the three months really with this massive opportunity of kind of celebration and excitement and while I was there I had the opportunity talking with with my both my boys and my wife actually about his business ideas that were coming to me we were actually on this Jeep Safari so what have you kind of just us but just a few minutes are talking about some of the things I learned I’ve experienced while I was there and hopefully this will help you in your own business there’s really no order specifically as far as importance on the things I wanted to kind of share here as much as I wanted to really let you guys know just kind of how it all unfolded so this isn’t in any specific order it was more just as far as how the events kind of came about so we were down there first day we spent time just out mountain biking having just a ton of fun out there and then we ended up coming into town and what have happened was usually we end up taking my son’s Jeep down to Moab we did that last year and had a lot of fun doing it this year was a little different because he wanted to have lockers put on his Jeep and so for spring break in for his birthday we basically treat him to having we’re having some lockers put on his Jeep and the company that haven’t do it here in Boise is the same company that I worked with to create Russell’s funnel hacker Jeep so we dropped it off at company’s name is bucks 4×4 so we drop it off at at his place and when I dropped it off the the guys basic said hey you know what Jeff the owner is gonna be down in Moab too I said oh great you know what sounds there’s a thousands of people down our debt will run into them but if we do it’ll be a lot of fun well we get there and they had called ahead and told Jeff that we were gonna be down there so Jeff reaches out to me and says hey Dave is there any chance you guys are gonna be available on Wednesday and if so let me know so I said yeah you know what I’m sure we could we’ll figure something out so the first thing I want to talk to you about here is the power of who you know and your network so we went down there with the intent really of just renting razors for a couple days and having fun out there and then also just do some a lot of mountain biking but my son Christian’s favorite thing in the world to do is to drive a jeep and to be out there really experiencing that and so I want to kind of the first topic here again is understanding the power of your network and for me I’ve had the opportunity of working with Jeff quite a bit on a whole bunch of things related offices to Russell’s Jeep as well as to my son Christian’s Jeep but more important that I’d had the opportunity of talking to him about what Curtis does and some of the things that might be of value to him in his business so again I didn’t do it for any intent of you know trying to to get something out of it it was just more he was asking marketing ideas and suggestions and tips and things it’s always just kind of giving those to him so the reason I mentioned this is while we’re there he ends up reaching out saying hey David would you mind coming out and going on a photo shoot with us and then you can take one of our jeeps and you and your family can just go out and and have some fun with us doing some crazy fun exciting things well Christian was just like oh my gosh yes absolutely well cancel everything I want to go want to go want to go and so sure enough we spent the time and contacted Jeff and it just worked out that we will do that the place we were supposed to go for the photo shoot the photo shoot the guys didn’t show up and so he said you know what forget it let’s just all we’ll go out we’ll just go four-wheeling well you have to understand now this is Jeff’s passion it’s his life it’s been his livelihood for literally most of his life and so the guys were going out with our each one of them owns their own modification company or they own a company that has a product or service totally focused on the Jeep industry so these guys were highly extreme guys who when we talked about going four-wheel and this isn’t just your typical four-wheeling you know dirt and sand and all that kind of stuff this was more rock crawling type of thing this is where we would literally were going down things that were first of all going up things that I really didn’t think a Jeep was gonna be able to get up and yet at the same time going down things where I’m again I mean someone else’s Jeep and so I’m super super cautious going oh my gosh what I just don’t want do anything wrong to this thing it was a brand new Jeep had 2,000 miles on if they had just built this Jeep and so it’s cool that they trusted us with this for me and my family to go out and do this so first thing is understand the power of your network is your net worth and this has been said a million times but I really encourage you guys start doing things that provide value to other people and as you do that you’ll find that it increases your network a ton the second thing is while we were out there one of the guys had a rock crawling machine he’d created where it little has 60 inch tires and this machine was built from nothing else besides just crawling through a ton of rocks just huge huge rocks and we were following him I was like oh my gosh so we’ve got five jeeps all in this road you know falling through this rock crawling experience and the one thing that Jeff as well as Ron this other guy that both said is Dave the most important thing I can tell you is you have to stay committed and I thought man it was funny because Christian my son goes dad that’s like a awesome experience just for life it’s a great thing to experience in life is the importance of that lesson as far as staying committed and what we were talking about is you have to pick a line so if you’re climbing up rocks and everything else you’ve got to pick a line and you’ve got to stick to it you have to stay committed says the problem where people get hurt when they’re rock crawling and doing this extreme type of four-wheeling is they start changing their mind of where they’re gonna go and they they make stupid turns or they they let up on the gas and instead of just continuing staying committed and going through it he said these jeeps and these machines are built to go through this says we’re not gonna put you in any situation that’s gonna that’s gonna get you hurt but whatever line we pick you have to stay committed to it even if you don’t personally believe you can do it he says if you’ll stay committed it the machine will get you through it and if you’ve listened to us and follow our line and follow what we’re talking about you’ll make it and I really have a terrible this terrible Eagle thing of I just rarely ever say no to a challenge and so I’m like oh I’m all-in totally I will stay committed no matter what you guys put me through I’m going through this thing and it was just a great experience to see my boys understand the importance of staying committed so in business once you pick the line and you’re gonna go for it keep going it’s so easy to quit or to think oh I just don’t think I can do it and you give up when you give up is when you find yourself getting hurt the most so staying committed was the second lesson that we learned the third one was the importance of communication communication is key especially in stressful environments and I think this is one of the things that a lot of people they don’t spend the time and the energy that they need on understanding the importance of communication of learning how to communicate effectively with people so you realize when you crawling through these rocks it’s not that we were going superfast but the problem was a wrong turn to the right or to the left literally would break an axle it would the Jeep could roll I mean this this was one of those crazy rock climbing any type of experiences in a Jeep that you literally had to do everything right and so it was fascinating to me that it wasn’t turn your wheels to the right or turn your wheels to the left they changed that to where the communication was passenger or driver and so every turn was you know what hard right was never ever used it was hard passenger passenger passenger a little more of a passenger a little more the passenger because everyone knows when you’re driving or I mean it was really easy in a Jeep you know which side the passenger and the driver’s side is but people always mix up their right in their left and so I found it fascinating that the importance of communication and language and so while we were out there we have this great experience of learning the importance of really staying committed and then understand when you’re communicating with people to use language that takes away all ambiguity and so as a driver it was really easy to understand which side was my driver’s side and which side was a passenger and so they would say passenger passenger passenger or three more inches driver driver three more interest driver it was just fascinating to me to see how that was all doing the next thing then was the importance of a mentor and I can’t again I’ve heard me talk about this a million times but the power of a mentor is one of the things I have always believed throughout my entire life you will get so much further in life by following someone who has already been there before you or who can see what you can’t see and this is one of the things that was really quite fascinating to me because here we had Ryan who basically had this rock climbing machine 60 inch wheels that literally could go over everything and anything well we started going down this one area that literally there was no way in the world the other machines we’re gonna make it they just didn’t have they weren’t built for this so here’s a guy who’s got tons of experience and you’d think he’d be able to do it all himself and the very first thing he said is listen I need someone to guide me through this and so what ends up happening is we got another person who’s got a ton of experience as well stands in front of him and is able to see what he can’t see just because of how how high the rocks were and just the awkwardness of where it was and it was one of those things where it wasn’t always continuing going forward sometimes it was stop you’ve got to go back you’ve got to get realigned for this before it you got to get a different line you can’t take that line and so the idea here and really what we learned was the importance of understanding if you go with people who can see what you can’t see your success will be a million times greater the fascinating thing to me though actually was the roles became reversed in about 15 minutes where Ron now be kid Ron now became the guide for the guy who has been Ron’s guide so here you would think well the person who was guiding wrong the first time as he was going through it would know exactly where to go but again even though he’d had the experience of guiding Ron when he’s driving it it’s a totally different experience he couldn’t see and so because of that he had that get occurred see where he was going so in your life right now whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish realize there’s people who have gone before you who you can either hire and who can guide you through that or there’s other people who may have experiences that you don’t have and they will see things that you can’t see so be humble enough to be willing to take that kind of advice and more importantly seek it out find people who have gone before you and basically give you that type of advice and making sure things work well that was one experience this next experience was a crazy crazy crazy experience where one of the right one of the experiences down there in Moab is this ride called Hell’s Revenge here now instead of Jeeps we were in razors and we were racing all over this place and with a razor you can go a lot of places the Jeep can’t go just because of the suspension everything else but the flipside is also true just due to the size of the tires and the suspension everything else there’s certain things you just there’s no way in the world a razors gonna attempt well as we were going through hell’s revenge there’s one place where they said listen you cannot go down Hell’s Gate Hell’s Gate is one of the places you just cannot do in a razor and no problem so we get to Hell’s Gate and Hells is about a hundred and fifty two hundred foot climb and it’s all with I mean the vertical is just crazy because it’s you literally are using your tires on the sides of the walls to climb up these huge crazy rocks up to the top of you’re going through Hell’s Gate to get up to the top well we came around this corner and for some reason we decided we just go take a look to see if anyone was coming up well as we go over there we looked down this 150 200 foot drop and there’s a guy who is literally had flipped his Jeep and he’s on its side and he’s now just starting to walk up and like oh my gosh are you okay just totally freaking out me this is a again a huge Jeep with probably probably close to 60 inch tires as well but because he took the wrong line and everything else he had flipped and he’s it’s on its side and he was able to get out but the way it’s positioned there’s no way in the world this Jeep is getting out by itself and so he came up he’s in complete shock has no idea what’s going on and he just he’s asking for help because I’m okay but I I don’t know how I’m gonna get out of here so I then took off on a razor went to go get another another Jeep or something to help and it was fascinating to me just keep this real quick here we ended up getting one Jeep that was way too small but by having that one Jeep sitting there it kind of became an alarm to all the other jeeps that were driving by well all of a sudden we now have probably about 10 or 15 other jeeps who are all sitting there and now crowds are gathering on both sides up and down the cliffs dying to see what’s going to happen here the amazing thing to me was the importance of confidence and it’s really the lesson I want to bring up here as far as the business if I had learned here and that was all of a sudden this one guy who walks up and says hey anybody don’t worry we’ll get you out of here and it was the confidence and the way this guy said it where it literally it put everyone else’s mind at ease it was the most bizarre weird experience it was he had such confidence he knew exactly what was going to happen and literally within just a matter of minutes he brought three other jeeps into position all of a sudden we’ve got three winches went down this cliff tying into this guy’s Jeep and it wasn’t just tying into it was it had to be in certain places and he literally was guiding each one of the winches and where it had to connect to and making sure that it wasn’t on an axle that was on a B column and making sure that everything was done safely this is a guy who had such massive confidence in what he was doing to help this other guy get out that the instant leadership everyone else just basically sat back because this guy knew exactly what he’s doing my only reason mentioning that is to understand there are certain things in your life where you’re gonna find that confidence even if this guy didn’t know exactly what to do because of the how confident he what he was it put everyone else’s mind at ease and when you’re a leader and you’re or as an entrepreneur and you’re guiding your company realize that there are times when it may look like that Jeep is gonna roll and it’s gonna go down a hundred feet to the bottom and just be smashed into oblivion where you literally have your everyone else is looking to you and you’ve got to have the confidence to help them to feel a little comfortable if nothing else that you know what listen I know this looks like the Jeep is gonna fall I know it looks like we’re gonna this product’s not gonna launch I know all everything is stacked against us but trust me I know what we’re doing here and we’re gonna make it through and it was just fascinating for me to see because of how confident he was everyone else’s mind was so put of these and the intensity of the emotions where everyone’s hearts were just palpitating oh my gosh this thing’s gonna some people could die I mean it was a crazy crazy situation everyone’s mind was put at ease the next thing I learned was the importance of teamwork and it was fascinating to me we’re Lily this guy who had all this confidence brought in three jeeps and you had each one of them he basically told them exactly where to go to make sure that the line from their wench down to his his Jeep was set up properly and he everyone basically listened to this guy and they all worked together as a team to her literally these three jeeps pulled this other Jeep up a hundred feet up this crazy rock cliff and without destroying the Jeep it was fascinating to me I was like oh my gosh it was crazy and so my own reason mentioned that is to understand the value of a team we started off with just one Jeep and I think as an entrepreneur sometimes you start off as just a solopreneur and when you’re that solopreneur you literally as much as you want to do it sometimes you just can’t do it by yourself and all of a sudden when the one Jeep was pulled away and we brought three other jeeps in those three jeeps together had it wasn’t just the power of one it was the power of all three of them became more like a power of 10 or 15 or 20 people pulling this Jeep up and I think it’s important as an entrepreneur and in business don’t be afraid to work as a team and whether that’s when you’re first starting off it and you’re outsourcing different things you don’t have to do it all don’t try to be that solopreneur the next thing we learned was the importance of culture and I have we joke a ton about and ClickFunnels™ here about the idea as far as culture and really kind of building that cult but if when you’re sitting there in Moab and all you are seeing are thousands and thousands of jeeps all you see are Jeeps it’s I’m sure it would be very similar to going to a Harley Davidson convention or go to Sturgis and anybody doesn’t have a Harley it’s kind of feeling like they’re just out of place it was the same situation here if you didn’t have a jeep you totally felt out of place if you have a I saw some you know Land Cruisers and I saw some some trucks where they literally just didn’t fit in and it was just fascinating to me to see how important the culture the whole jeep culture was you got thousands of jeeps and everyone wants to belong to this whole Jeep culture yet the irony to it was as much as everyone wants to belong to that culture everybody also wants to be somewhat unique and every Jeep had its own modifications every Jeep had its own things that were unique they so they all started off as a Jeep but everything even though they were part of the same culture they all had done unique things to help themselves stand out and I think that’s what makes ClickFunnels™ in our communities so much fun is everyone works together as a as a culture but at the same time everyone has their own products their own services and own things that are unique to them so those were seven of the business tips that I learned from the Jeep Safari one bonus I’m gonna toss in here and that is just the power of getting out in nature there’s my wife loves studying yoga and chakras and all that kind of stuff and I’m sure there’s she knows a ton more than I do on this kind of deal as far as chakras and the importance of being grounded and all that kind of stuff I can just tell you that when you’re out in nature it just clears your head you receive inspiration I came back so overly excited to get back into work but also just motivate with a ton of new ideas and suggestions and things that we can do that’s gonna help us build ClickFunnels™ even that much faster so I would highly recommend that you guys especially I mean I’ve spent a lot of time in big cities and I love love the excitement of a big city but there’s just something powerful about getting out in nature and I even right now I’m barefoot here in the office I love walking around barefoot I love having my feet touch the ground I love just getting dirty and having fun being out in nature and experiencing that kind of stuff I just believe there’s so much health and vitality I mean this planet was created for us to enjoy and to get to know it better and I think the the importance of us personally spending time out in nature at times these days kind of gets everything is all about virtual reality and everything else there’s nothing more important to me than actually experiencing real reality of getting your feet in the dirt and the sand and and just having fun and I’d encourage you guys to take some time get involved in nature take a break from what you’re doing and just enjoy it again I think you guys so so very much for all all that you guys do to support us at ClickFunnels™ but me personally I can’t express enough gratitude as I was at funnel hackin live and had so many people come up to me and comment that they had listened to this podcast it really touched me a ton I’ll do a different podcast more about that but for those of you who listen I do want you to know how much I appreciate it I hope you have the best of luck and all that you’re doing with your work and your business and your dreams and your everything that you’re going for know that you do matter to us here at ClickFunnels™ but most importantly you matter to the people that you serve and you have a mission and I just would hope that as you’re out there that you’re you’re going forward you’re doing everything you possibly can to serve those people who you’ve got god-given talents to do have a great day and we’ll talk to you soon you know one of the things that means a ton to me is the personal reviews that you guys leave on iTunes you wouldn’t mind going out great this show let me know how I’m doing just go to iTunes click on the episode and rate it leave a comment I read all the comments I’ve appreciate all the stars and everything given already left for me again I really appreciate it and it’s my way of finding out how I’m doing so if you don’t mind I’d really appreciate it and I again thank you so much for all that you guys do have a great day
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Business Tips From A Jeep Safari – Dave Woodward – FHR #213
Business Tips From A Jeep Safari – Dave Woodward – FHR #213