Best laid plans go awry, with Christopher McCluskey.

Episode 301

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Chris McCluskey is frequently cited as the “Father of Christian Coaching.” A visionary thought leader, he transitioned out of ownership of the largest Christian psychotherapy practice in Tampa Bay in 1998 and founded what is now the largest distinctly Christian coach training school in the world, the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. A popular keynote speaker, best-selling author, and top-rated podcast host, he lives with his family of nine on their ranch near St. Louis, Missouri.


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Secret – timesaving technique

Chris spends time each morning by reading scripture and meditating — today is a gift — treat it that way. ONWARD!

Daily habit that contributes to success

Leaders are readers — Chris reads a lot — but not until he does his morning scripture is completely finished.

Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience

Chris got bitten by a Lyme-infested tick before Lyme disease was a well-known disease — and Chris tells the whole story here.

Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful

“You must have a mindset of adaptability.”

Most influential lesson learned from a mentor

“Work on your business — not in your business.”


Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”


What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?

I would have systematized my blogging and social media.

What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?

  1. Contract out what you need done
  2. Delegate roles to your contractors
  3. Coach and mentor your contractors

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