Master Your Schedule To Grow Your Business And Relationships With Greg Todd

TCLHP 169 | Master Your Schedule

 

All PTs are going to resonate with this. This time, Aaron LeBauer tackles something that you may have asked yourself before: how do you master your schedule so that you can have more time for your family, for yourself, and for growing your PT business as opposed to just managing it? There is probably no one that’s more qualified to talk about this than Greg Todd, one of the world’s top healthcare business coaches. In this conversation, Greg allows us to take a peek at his time management system that has allowed him to focus on doing the things that drive the most value to his business, all while still being able to go on fishing trips and long breakfasts with his family. He also talks about the four levels of value and which you should be focusing on as a business owner. By the way, Greg is also the creator of The GT Planner, which you should definitely check out if you haven’t already.

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Master Your Schedule To Grow Your Business And Relationships With Greg Todd

My special guest is Greg Todd. He is one of my closest friends. Every time I talk to him, I feel like I’m extracting more value than I’m giving even though all I’m trying to do is help the man. He clearly doesn’t need always my help, but I know from having a conversation with him recording his podcast, he gets a lot out of this too. We’re success partners. We’re friends. We got each other’s backs. I found out, Greg, when you called me and messaged me, I knew Greg’s doing this for me. I know he’s always got my back. I wanted to bring Greg on the show to talk about what’s going on, what he’s doing, what he’s been doing differently in 2020, and what he’s doing differently going forward. I know, from listening to Greg’s show, he’s doing different things now than he was several years ago. Greg, I appreciate you. I don’t have all the words to tell you how much I appreciate you. Thanks for being here.

I know you do and I appreciate you as well. You’re about as loyal as they come. I appreciate you and your family. You’re a good man.

You’ve impacted me in many ways, I could never repay you for it. I appreciate it.

I don’t want any money. I’m good.

Reaching out to me several years ago, I was trying to get some help getting the talk approved to PPS. You reached out to me and was like, “Let me help you out. I got this done.” Your help and Jerry Durham’s help and even the person who was on the prior year’s board of approvals didn’t help. They haven’t accepted the last five things that I’ve offered them.

At the end of the day, you know this as a daddy of two girls, it’s so fun to give, help people out, and see people get their problems solved. That’s the main thing. I love to help people but I believe that you have to help people in a way that you’re not going to be like, “This sucks.” You’ve got to help people on your terms, but you got to help people.

Is that what’s it’s all about?

That’s what it’s all about. You have to be willing to help people. You got to be able to help as many people as possible. You have to be able to help people with the biggest problems you can solve for them, but you have to do it on your terms. You have to do it in a way that honors you, your family, or whatever things are important to you.

That’s what you did. You pulled a Dave Chappelle and said, “Peace out.” What was going on? What happened? What triggered it, and then the second question is what allowed you to do that?

The big thing is this. As entrepreneurs, we have this desire and goal to help many people. We have an addiction to seeing people get results, whether it’s in the clinic, seeing a patient walk well, raise their arm, not have pain in their back or whatever case maybe. For me as an entrepreneur of multiple companies, to see people get results from the services that my company provides. I’m addicted to that as well. When I decided to move my services of consulting online, I truly realize the power of doing consistent behaviors and what that would create.

In five years, I went from helping my first person online to having over 2,500 clients online. Not only that but it also created two additional businesses to the already existing businesses that I had. Now I had three businesses. Between all my businesses, we’re serving anywhere between 5,000 to 10,000 people a month. The way that I had done things was intimate with people, meaning that I like to meet with people. It’s one thing to do it for 10, 20 or 30 people, but when you’re getting hundreds of messages and thousands of emails on a weekly basis or monthly basis or whatnot, it got to the point where it was too much to be able to handle.

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I knew that the way that I was doing it wasn’t serving my family anymore. I knew I need to do a reset on how I was serving people in a way that everyone in my household was happy with. I decided to take off three and a half months. I made this decision before COVID. I knew that I had a coaching program. I had to fulfill that coaching program until the end of May 2020 and then after that, I was going to take off that time. I decided that in February 2020 and then COVID happened, and it confirmed my decision even more, but then I took off time. During that time, my family was able to talk to me, address concerns they had with me, let me know that they’re thankful for everything that I’ve done for them. They know the position that I’m in financially and all that other stuff. They said they wanted more of me and they didn’t want to feel they were having to split me between gazillions of students, clients, and therapists.

It was the first time in my entrepreneurial career where I have the choice to walk away, but I knew that I didn’t want to walk away. I knew that I had to do things differently, and I decided to come back in a different way. That’s what happened. You know what’s funny? As entrepreneurs, we say that we want to build these amazing businesses and we want to do it for our families. We then go through the process of building it. Somehow some way throughout that time, we start to lose our purpose of the thing that we were doing and the reason why we were building it. I had to take a step back and say, “How do I do this? How do I do this where it serves them?”

I do it for my family and then that becomes the excuse to keep working longer and harder some days. We had the similar things. I got to spend more time with my kids in 2020 than I have in a long time and work on my relationships. It’s a constant struggle. How do I give what I need to give and want to give to my business so that I can then have the time to give to my family? What are some of the ways that you’ve figured out how to do that?

The biggest thing is you have to have strong boundaries in play. As healthcare professionals, which I’m assuming is mostly what’s in the group, we’ve been trained that our value to people increases, the more time that we spend with those people. You build more CPT codes if you’re in the insurance game and you have more value. You spend more time with your client if you’re in a cash game, and that justifies you to charge them more. Everything has been always based off of time. I realized that having five businesses and doing it the way that I was doing it was ridding me of my time and the time to spend with my family.

The first thing that I did is I created massive boundaries. For instance, when do I start my workday? When am I taking my last meeting? When am I going to stop looking at messages? What times are family only, there’s no computer at all? Where do I have my computer? What are my limits for different applications? What’s my limit for Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or being on Google Chrome? All those things. Who has access to me? Who doesn’t have access to me? Those are a lot of things that I had to decide, “I’m going to put this into play.” What happens is as you put these new limits into play, you force yourself to become better.

It’s like this. I don’t know how much football you watch but isn’t it amazing how you’ll watch a game and you’ll have a team that’s struggling in the first quarter to get down to fields. It might take them eight minutes to get down to field and then they kick a field goal. When there’s only one minute left in the half, they go into a new type of offense. It’s called the hurry up offense. When they’re in a hurry up offense, a lot of times they get the same results that it took them when they were methodically going down to field. I’ve figured out that I need to operate my businesses in a hurry up offense mode. What’s the least amount of time that I can still get the same or even better results? I’ve been able to do that, not get rid of any businesses, and get myself to the point where I’m working 8 to 10 hours a week.

You’ve been doing this for a long time, delegating responsibilities to other people. Have you seen at a certain point in time that, “It’s okay for me to give up how it’s done as long as it gets done versus the way I would do it,” which is what a micromanager would do? It’s like, “It’s better for me to do it, not just do it.” Is that part of what’s happened in 2020? Is that something that happened years ago?

That’s something that I came to terms with several years ago that if I can teach someone to do it at 80% to 90% of the level that I’m doing it at, then I’m okay with that. That’s the only way I was able to even grow to having multiple businesses and not drive myself crazy. What I have had to become more comfortable with is how much am I investing in all the top-level people in whatever businesses that I have? I felt this need that I had to constantly always be around those people, especially the top people, whether it’s coaches I have in my coaching program or it’s people that I have at my clinics or for my virtual staffing agency, the CEO. How much do I need to invest in those people?

I still never got rid of that more is better or the more intimate you can do it or you can see them in person is always better. The reality is that if I know that I only have an hour for this person a month or I only have two hours for this person in a quarter, knowing that I make the most out of it. We have many distractions around us. We have many things that are going on that we tend not to make the best use of our time when we’re with those people. That’s what I’m doing different now. It’s less time, but the time that I am spending with people is very impactful.

Over your three month gap year, that time with your family, what were you able to do different? Is it more time with them or was it more experiences? What were some of the things that you were able to do that you weren’t doing before?

TCLHP 169 | Master Your Schedule

Master Your Schedule: We’ve been trained that our value increases the more time we spend with people. Getting caught up in that mentality is what gets us stuck.

 

The biggest thing is not just more time with them, but more time for myself. One of the biggest things is that we always put ourselves last. I’ll take care of my wife and my four kids, but there was little time for me. Anytime that I had time for myself, what I was doing prior is let’s say if I’ve got to go to breakfast, “Let me see if there’s a student locally that can meet me because I know they have to ask me questions.” If I’m going to go on a fishing trip, “Let me see if some of my students want to go with me.” If I was going to go out on my boat, “Let me see if my business partner is going.” I had very little time for myself.

What was happening is that whenever I’m in CEO mode or mentor mode, there’s a certain amount of energy that I have to bring to that place, that event. The things that were supposed to be my personal time, I ended up feeling even more drained from it. It’s not that I don’t love the things that I do, I love the things that I do. What I did over that 3, 4-month break, that sabbatical, is I spent a lot of time with myself. I was able to create hobbies for myself and things that I can do that I love to do by myself. Here’s what that did for me. It helped me create identities outside of entrepreneurship. A lot of people have their main identity in entrepreneurship, which is a reason why it makes it hard for them to ever change and adapt because if they change and people don’t like it then they lose part of their identity.

I watched this episode of Cobra Kai, which is the best show now on Netflix. The Cobra Kai members were put into this cement truck and there was cement in it, and they had to crawl the wall because if they stop moving, the cement will keep them stuck. As an entrepreneur in 2021, things are constantly changing so much with restrictions, COVID, unrest, all these different things. If you’re not constantly changing, you’re going to get taken out of the game. The problem is, are you comfortable with changing? Most people aren’t. They’re not comfortable with changing because if they change the way that they do something whether that’s going from seeing patients from 1 hour to 50 minutes, that changes their identity. I’m going to bring in someone to see some of the patients that I have, that’s going to change my identity because I get my work from seeing patients only. If you stay in these things, you will then eventually get stuck.

People hate change because change is hard. It’s uncomfortable.

We have to ask ourself, why do we hate it so much?

It’s not easy. It’s not normal. It’s not default.

What’s the consequences of it? One of the consequences of change is that it alters our identity.

In order to grow, you have to kill something off.

You usually do. Why do people stay in toxic relationships? People stay in the relationship because that person that’s in a relationship with them is part of their identity.

It’s their whole identity. The same thing like people in chronic pain have a hard time doing the things to get out because it’s a part of their identity that enables their relationships with the people around them, the way that they built it over 10, 20 years.

If I know that there’s someone that they know me as being this person that needs help, that’s in pain, that needs comforting, “What if I empower myself?” That relationship with that person might change. My identity might change and how that person views me. This is the same reason why people that are working for a traditional 9:00 to 5:00 job, even though they know they don’t want to do it, they can’t make the move because it might change their identity. When I started in 2004 or 2005, I know that I got a lot of flak for trying to start my own physical therapy practice. Greg, you didn’t go to school to be a businessperson. You went to school to be a physical therapist. What are we going to tell people now?

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In 2010, when I want to be a consultant now, “No, you have these practices. You’re known as a Physical Therapy Clinic Director for your clinics that you own. You’re going to be this consultant, that’s going to change your identity.” We’re not comfortable with that. When I decided to move up to consulting and helping people online, “No, we can’t do that because you do this type of consulting.” That doesn’t serve me anymore because I don’t want to travel every single weekend. Me being this mentor, this Smart Success Healthcare guy, “I’m going to help helping people manage their business and time.” “That’s going to change your identity. What will people think?” That’s why people are stuck. It’s because every single thing that they do is tied up into their business, their calling or their job. Changing the way that they do things will alter that identity. It makes them too damn uncomfortable to change.

What was the new piece of your identity that you got to feed?

It’s understanding that time is my most valuable asset. I can’t buy any more of it. I can’t invest it. I can only use the time. For me, on my wall, I have 168. Every single week, I put onto whiteboard, “I’ve got 168 hours. Let’s see how we’re going to use it this week.” I know that I need to block my time up into three major categories. I have to have time for myself. I have to have time to be able to work on moving my businesses forward. I know that I also have time to be able to mess around. I have managed those three areas a lot better than what I used to. I did this with a few people that I coach, I told them, “Do me a favor. Go into this area of your iPhone under the settings and go to screen time. I want you to go into apps. This is called the messing around time. Your time on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok. How much time are we spending? The average American is spending three hours and five minutes a day.”

I’m not judging anybody. I’m just saying that if you are saying that I’m overwhelmed, I don’t have time, I don’t have this, I don’t have that. I’m asking for you to manage it. I manage that time to where I only have a certain amount of time that I’m allowed to spend on particular apps. That puts me in a two-minute drill. That means that for the limited time that I have on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, I have to decide, am I going to consume or am I going to contribute? Do I want to consume? Sure, but I need to contribute more than consume. Every single day that I contribute more than I consume during that limited amount of time that I have, I put a W in that column. Every single day that I consume more than I contribute on that platform, I put an O. It’s allowed me to become ten times more efficient on every single platform that is used for good but can also be used for bad. That’s the first thing. That’s my messing around time.

My second thing is my me time. I understand that I need energy because I know that if I can manage my energy and I can bring great energy, I’m going to be much better with sales, helping people, getting people to act, and leading people. I need to do things every single day that’s going to elevate my energy. That’s eating right, nutrition, exercise, and addressing all the things that might’ve pissed me off the day before like a bad email. I have to settle it right then and there.

How do you change your state right away? Is there something that you do? You’re like, “I’m feeling like shit. I got this thing.” Is there something that Greg Todd does that you can change your state from run down. There’s nothing I can do that’s going to change this to, “Greg, I’ve got a meeting in 30 seconds for a minute or I got to be with my family. Here’s how I get ready for that or get pumped for that.”

The first thing is that every single morning, I start the day with gratitude. Usually, I’m already moving in a positive direction by looking in the mirror while I’m getting into my workout clothes saying, “These are three things that I am grateful for today.” I can’t wait for the environment to make me feel good. I have to tell the environment, “I’m more in control of my situation than you are of me.” That’s one thing that I know that I can do. The next thing is after I do my workout, it’s about three minutes of reflection. I’m thinking of anything that I’m still stewing over from the day before if there’s anything at all. If there is, then I’m trying to make sense out of it. What can I learn from that? A loss on employee, what can I learn from that?

You said when something difficult happens, you reflect and go, “What can I learn from it?” What do most people do? They go, “This doesn’t work. I’m a failure with whatever I tried.” You said, “What can I learn from it?” Can you explain why it’s important?

One of the biggest things is that most people have their first word as why instead of how. Most people think life has happening to them because it is. They don’t look at life happening for them. That’s a total reframing that I believe you have to do that will benefit you. If every single thing that you see going on, you see unrest, COVID, that storming at the Capitol, if your first word is, “Why is this happening?” That means that you’re saying that these things around you are happening to you. I have reframed it to say, “These things right now, how are they happening for me?” Instead of saying why, I say, “How is this happening for me? What is the lesson that I can learn from what happened yesterday? How can I take the events of yesterday and use that to be able to benefit and help people solve their problems?” It’s two different things. In the first one, the why, you are a victim. You don’t have any control. When you don’t have any control, that’s what builds up worry. That’s what builds up anxiety. What does anxiety do? Anxiety makes us stop. It makes us freeze. Conversely, if I’m like, “That happened.” It might be perceived as bad but I’m going to figure out, “How is that going to work for good. What’s the lesson that I can learn from that?” Now I’m in power. That’s it.

If you’re constantly looking at situations like that, then everything is good. It’s just a matter of time before you figure out if it’s good. For the readers, I want you to think of a girlfriend or a boyfriend back in high school that you broke up with. I want you to think, if you can go back to that time, the day of or the day after, you’re probably playing some, “I will remember you.” You’re crying and you’re going crazy, but several years later, you’re probably like, “That’s the best thing that ever happened to me.” The problem is that a lot of times, it takes people 5, 10, 15 years to be able to finally move on from that. I made the decision to be able to say nothing is going to last more than 24 to 48 hours before I address it and say, “This is how it’s working for me. Let’s move on.”

TCLHP 169 | Master Your Schedule

Master Your Schedule: If you have your main identity in entrepreneurship, it makes it hard to change and adapt because doing so would make you lose part of that identity.

 

The crux of a lot of problems is we don’t address things head on, we’re not honest with ourselves and the people around us about how we feel about something. It stews and then we’re like, “I can’t do X, Y and Z. I have no control over this,” but we do. We just never spoke up. That drives a lot of behaviors and a lot of problems. Me focusing on myself, my family, and my relationship brought me a lot of clarity around those areas in my life.

It’s important that we have awareness of things that are truly bothering us, that are messing with our head, that we aren’t addressing because whether you address it or not especially if you don’t address it, it keeps you stuck. It’s not just about entrepreneurship, but it keeps you stuck in many different areas of your life. You’ve got to address it. Going back to your original question, that’s what I do. I set my intentions in the beginning of the day by being in a state of gratitude. I’ve realized that I don’t feel the emotions of worry and anxiety and be grateful at the same time. It’s never happened for me. It’s either I’m grateful or I’m in a state of worry and panic. I’m a man of faith and that’s how I set my intentions for the day but it doesn’t mean that things don’t bother me. I address them and I’m able to move on in 24 to 48 hours instead of it taking 24 to 48 months.

What are some of the ways that you found this practice of gratitude or journaling impacted your life and your business in the last few years since you’ve been doing it?

I’ve been doing gratitude for the last several years. Most people know me for my energy because I’m always in a grateful state. Even with everything that happened in 2020, it’s constantly in a state of gratitude. What I can say that I haven’t always done is to let things go fast and able to process it. It’s one thing to say, “Let it go.” No, we have to process it first. What happened? What can I take from that? That’s something that a lot of people don’t do. I know that when you don’t do that, you tend to waste energy. You waste time on thinking about it and festering about it, “What if, what this, what that.” I know that’s taken a lot of people out in 2020.

How has it affected my business? It’s allowed me to move. At the end of the day, if you’re struggling in business, the main reason why you are and you’re not getting the results that you want to get is you have no momentum. Momentum in business comes from positive actions. If you are showing up, let’s say you’re doing whether it’s a podcast, live videos or concept, eventually if you do this thing consistently enough, and you’re talking to your audience, and you’re resonating with them. Number one, you’re going to get better because you’re doing it more. Number two is that people are going to see that consistent behavior in you, and they’re going to trust you by default even if you suck.

That creates momentum. That is the number one key to business, it’s just momentum. Aaron will tell you, the same efforts that he put out in his business, the same energy that he put out several years ago did not reap the same benefits that he’s getting now. Why? Because he has momentum that he didn’t have several years ago. When you’re able to deal with the things that are potentially holding you back and you’re able to move forward in a positive direction, you’re going to create momentum and that is what creates amazing results in business. You can also move forward and not address those things, but it will take away lots of energy and eventually you’ll conk out.

That’s important. I want to shift a little bit to what are you doing and how are you doing gratitude and time-blocking. You’ve created the GT Planner. I remember when you were announcing, I was like, “I got to have one of the first ones.” I don’t know if this is number one but I don’t think it is, but I got my GT Planner. It’s dope, it’s big, it’s awesome. I’ve been journaling in the last few years using different planners. How do you use a planner? What was it that you needed that wasn’t in the ones that you were using that you’ve decided to put in the one that you created?

Time has always been a huge thing for me. In my coaching programs, I’ve always given people planners. The one that I was giving people prior to me creating my own was from Brendon Burchard. It’s called the High Performance Planner. That was one that I use but it wasn’t me. There was some good stuff in it, but I felt like every single day I was taking the SAT. It was like, “I don’t know.” I looked at, what have I done for myself? What is my routine? What have I done to get to the point to where I’m at in my life and in my career? I created the GT Planner before I even took off the sabbatical.

The truth of the matter is that how I set my day every single day is doing something to edify my body, making sure that I am dealing with the things that are bothering and troubling me with regards to reflecting, and rebuilding myself. Understanding that for the first 23, 24 years of my life, I’ve been trained to be able to be a worker bee. I’ve been trained to be able to work for somebody else. I need to learn the ways of the new economy, especially the economy that shifted in 2020. I have an area for rebuilding my mind. I have an area for saying a message to myself on what I need to focus my energy on. I understand this. It’s not about doing more. It’s about doing the most important things.

If I’m going to be spending any time working on my business, I have in the actual planner for every single day, different things that we are going to work on in that day. It’s got four different time blocks or time codes for what you’re working on in your day. That is the value ladder. That’s the four levels of value. Aaron and I were talking about his journey being a solopreneur to a serial entrepreneur. If we look at what Aaron was doing when he started his CashPT practice several years ago, he was treating patients. He was doing implementation, which is the first level of value. That’s for anyone that is doing the actual thing, a waiter, a waitress, people that clean your house, painters. There’s an electrician at my house putting in a new breaker. Those people are doing the thing.

You’re a licensed physical therapist. You’re a licensed occupational therapist. You’re doing the thing when you are treating patients. Every single one of those people, their job is important. It’s just in the marketplace, it’s the lowest level of value when it comes to compensation. Whether you’re working at In-N-Out Burger making $10 an hour or you’re working as a cardiologist that pays $60, $70, $80 an hour. It’s still the lowest level of value. It’s implementation. I have an area of when I’m doing implementation activities. If I’m working on building out something online or I’m responding to somebody, that’s implementation.

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Conversely, when I am meeting with my team, I am doing meetings, I am helping to instruct people that are around me, that’s called unification. I remember when I had my first job as a physical therapist back in 2001, after my first year, I got a 1.5% increase in pay. I wasn’t expecting that. I was expecting a 4% increase in pay. I said to my boss, “How can I have gotten a 4% increase of pay? Did I not do a good enough job as a PT?” She goes, “No, you did a great job, but in order for you to get paid more, you need to be a clinic director.” What she didn’t tell me at that time is that unifiers, which are the people that oversee the implementers, get paid at a higher level. The person that manages at In-N-Out Burger makes more than most physical therapists that work as just a PT. It’s because it’s at a higher level of value. Not that the job is more important or it’s more honorable, it’s the value that it is in the marketplace.

I’ve had an area for whatever I do my meetings, anything that I’m doing that’s unifying my team. I have a certain time for that. The two higher levels of value are communication and visionary. Aaron, you would say that most of your time that you’re spending is on those levels, which is the reason why you make a lot more money than you did when you started several years ago. Communication is what we’re doing. That’s when you’re speaking to the masses. If you’re doing an Instagram story, you’re doing a Facebook live, you’re writing copy for emails to your patients or to your audience, you are speaking on stage, you’re writing a book, those are all communication. That’s speaking to the masses.

Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, George Clooney, and Will Smith are great communicators. Those are people that are able to communicate so well in their craft that they’re able to evoke emotion out of many people. That’s called communication. The highest level is visionary. That’s when you’re working on your business, instead of in the business. Making one move or making one decision on your business is a difference between you are making $25,000 more a month and you are making $5,000 more a month. Making one move is a reason why I went from $1 million to $4 million in a business. If you think about the people that we respect the most when it comes to entrepreneurship, let’s think about Tesla, who comes to mind, Aaron?

Elon Musk, the guy that invented the SpaceX, rockets, and this and that.

How about Apple?

That’s Steve Jobs.

The funny thing is that no one ever says Steve Wozniak, who’s the person who built the first Apple computer. We always say the person that is the visionary behind it. The people that are able to make the most impact are not just visionaries because there are visionaries for Ford, GM and Chrysler, but the richest man in the world now is Elon Musk because he’s not only a visionary but he’s also a great communicator. He communicates to his audience on Twitter. He communicates to his audience by doing multiple interviews on YouTube. Because of that, his audience feels connected with him and is selling his cars for him.

He’s got a three-year wait list.

He’s never done one marketing ad for Tesla. People are selling his Teslas for him because he’s a visionary and he’s a communicator. With that said, we’re like, “I’m never going to be an Elon Musk.” Me neither, but the deal is if I’m going to work anywhere between 8 to 10 hours a week, I spent 70% to 80% of my time doing visionary and communication work. That’s the reason why I’m able to work 1/4 or 1/10 of the time that I used to work and make ten times more than I used to make.

One of the big things I want to pull out of there, Greg, is that part of the communication work is communicating and delegating your vision to your team so they can implement it.

TCLHP 169 | Master Your Schedule

Master Your Schedule: It’s important to have awareness of the things that are bothering your head because if left unaddressed, those things will keep you stuck.

 

Let’s start from the top. You have to be able to have the vision for what you’re trying to do, and then be able to communicate it, which is the next level down, to your team, which is the unification. They then can implement it and they can fulfill out the mission that you all have collectively made together.

I want to make sure that people know where to get the GT Planner. What’s the best way to get your hands on one of these awesome feeling planners?

It’s a great feeling planner and it feels awesome and the packaging is great, but it’s much better inside when you start using it. You can get it at TheGTPlanner.com. I had these planners and started the process of creating them in October of 2019. I had done a big event for about 100 of my coaching clients. I ordered over 100 of Brendon Burchard’s planners. I’m like, “I don’t even like this planner.” I decided after that day, instead making my environment do things for me, I’m just going to create my own. I started from that process of building this thing out. We ordered our first wave of them and we sold out but we also thought that we were going to have this massive event that I usually have called SSPT Live.

I decided that I had an order in the queue for another 5,000 of the planners. The event got canceled and they said, “Do you want to cancel the order?” I was, “No, I still want them.” What I decided to do is that I don’t know when I’m going to have my event, if it’s going to be June, if some virtual, this and that. We decided, “Let’s go ahead and get these bad boys out to people.” We are giving the planners out for free, just shipping. They can go to TheGTPlanner.com. They can pick up as many planners as they want until we finish those 5,000. We’re halfway done with them already. Go pick them up and you can get your hands on one. Anything in life that’s important, you’ll measure it. If you want to lose weight, get on a scale. If you care about being able to feed your family, you check your bank account every once in a while. It’s crazy that time is the most valuable asset but we do nothing to measure and manage it.

I bought a couple dozen of these for my Platinum Mastermind event to ship it out to them. The fact that you are doing giving them away on your website. You go check it out. It’s TheGTPlanner.com. This is great. I’m stoked. This is awesome. Greg, I always enjoy chatting with you and I feel we can talk forever. If someone wants to learn more about you or connect with you, what’s the best place for them to do that?

I’m pretty much everywhere @GregToddPT, whether it’s on Instagram, YouTube, @GregToddPT as well. My website is GregToddTV.com. I’m all over, but I’m not always working.

People will say to me, “Aaron, you’re everywhere.” I’m like, “I have a team of people doing this.”

I know you’ve gotten this compliment before, one of the greatest compliments someone can give you is they say, “You’re omnipresent.” I’m like, “I want to be it. I just don’t want to be everywhere.”

Greg, is there anything else that we didn’t cover or any other insight you think people reading need to know or need to think about?

This has nothing to do with the things that we talked about. We live in a time that is one of the most interesting, crazy, and defeating times that I’ve ever experienced. This is a time that we’re in that you have to guard your mind. The things that are constantly around us whether it’s media, it’s social media, it’s the news, if you allow that to infiltrate your mind, it will affect your actions. Please guard your mind and protect your mind, and make sure that you are being indoctrinated with things that are going to serve you and not limit you. That’s what I would tell you for 2021.

Greg, thank you so much for being here. I appreciate you. This has been awesome and insightful for me. There’s some stuff we haven’t chatted about as well. I appreciate you being here. If you got any insight out of this, we’d love it if you go share it on Instagram, shared this in your Instagram story, tag us both, we’ll re-share it or I will because Greg will be on the beach because he lives down in Florida. I appreciate you spending time with us. Take some time to plan your time, to grow your business, and improve your relationships in time. We’ll see you on the next one. Peace.

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About Greg Todd

TCLHP 169 | Master Your ScheduleGreg Todd is a top entrepreneur and coach for business professionals.

Over the last 20 years, he has been on a journey to figuring out how he can be a better manager by using his time wisely in the most important areas of his life.

His programs have helped thousands escape the time for money trap and he’s helped other entrepreneurs start and grow their business while focusing on other important aspects of their life.

About The Author

Aaron LeBauer

Aaron LeBauer PT, DPT, LMBT started a 100% cash based physical therapy practice right after graduation. He's on a mission to save 100 million people from unnecessary surgery & enjoys helping passionate therapists build successful businesses without relying on insurance.

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