Craig Haworth is passionate youth sports coach, a husband, a father of three, and a believer that coaches can change the self-esteem and future of the young people we coach. He believes in his passion so much that he started Winning Youth Coaching in 2014 to share coaching successes and lessons with other parent coaches who share this passion of the impact, responsibility, and fun of positive coaching. He is also the host of a successful podcast where he interviews great coaches from around the country, writes a blog, and shares expert resources. Craig has also co-founded a mastermind of like-minded entrepreneurs in the youth sports space, called the Sportepreneurs.
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Secret – timesaving technique
Craig is deliberate about scheduling out when he checks email and social media — get the “time vampires” off your bus. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Make sure you’re learning as much as possible — Craig listens to audio books and podcasts.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
Craig launched to crickets — and Craig tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“Define who your customer is and understand their needs.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“Have a clear vision of where you’re going.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have reset my mindset — I would have chosen to be confident.
What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?
Sell a product before you build it.
How to exceed expectations and add the most value?
An individual would realize my vision — and it’s up to me to communicate that vision effectively.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- You have to have the passion
- Be ready to not make money for two years
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