I am, first and foremost, a family navigator and crisis coach. If I can get just one person to call, just one person to start the road to recovery, it’s enough for me to feel fulfilled. However, I was looking for another way to help addicts and the loved ones of addicts.
That’s when I decided to write my book, The Opioid Epidemic. As I mentioned in my April 14th podcast, there is sure to be one chapter, maybe more, that will speak to you. Even if you can’t bring yourself to pick up the phone and connect with me directly, I hope you’ll pick up my book and find something there that helps you.
Business coach Jon Dwoskin works with successful executives to help them get “unstuck” if they struggle with focus or a lack of proper tools to make their professional vision a reality. Thanks to his own experience as the co-founder of a successful internet company and, later, a commercial real estate mogul, he is the king of action plans.
Jon’s excited to be the head of his own business and get back to his entrepreneurial roots.
Jon’s value lies in the fact that, as he puts it, “I know about business because I’ve been in business.” He offers multiple perspectives and believes in growing people rather than simply growing a business. He also customizes his coaching plans to suit the needs of each individual—much as I do when I am coaching someone through a crisis.
He was kind enough to share a few entrepreneurial lessons during my podcast on how he helps successful executives and their teams achieve their business goals:
- Be Self-aware
First, businesspeople must be willing to recognize and admit they need help. As with addicts, you can’t help someone who isn’t ready to receive it. Key areas in which those in the business world often get themselves stuck include:
- forgetting to train people who have no managerial experience
- communicating effectively
Well-run companies have a clear message, strong leadership, effective managers, and they provide a lot of training.
- Have a Plan
This ties into effective communication. If you don’t have a business plan, then you don’t know what goals to convey to your people. Employees with no clear direction will get distracted. There is no accountability, and the company culture is lost. Have at least a 3-year plan and then reverse engineer that down to each quarter.
- Think Big
And don’t just think in terms of money! Running a successful business is a journey, not a destination. Jon says that thinking big means “doing small things every day that compound to get to your ‘big’.”
- Lead from the Heart
The term “authentic” may be overused, but that doesn’t make it unimportant. Company leaders must be authentic. Show empathy, forgiveness, and fairness. Make your vision clear, and be sure the company values align with your personal values.
Jon’s favorite quote is “Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure” by Tony Robbins. It’s how he lives his life and how he helps others live theirs.
You can read Jon’s ebook, The Think Big Movement, for free by visiting his website.
My Appearance on Jon’s Podcast
Listen to Jon Dwoskin’s five-part interview series with me about The Opioid Epidemic: What You Don’t Know Will Destroy Your Family and Your Life.
I go in-depth on the opioid epidemic, how it is affecting us, and most importantly, what we can do about it
The segments include:
- What to Look (and Listen) For
- Engaging in the Conversation
- Approaching the Subject in the Workplace
- The Community’s Responsibility
- When to Ask for Help
Listen to the entire series here. Jon Dwoskin’s popular “Coffee with Jon” podcast highlights information and insights from this highly influential business coach, mentor, executive coach, author, and speaker.
(c) 2021 Scott H Silverman. All Rights Reserved.
About Scott H. Silverman: Scott has been fighting against addiction for over 20 years, one person, speech, and book at a time. Contact Scott by calling (619) 993-2738 or visit Your Crisis Coach to learn more about Scott’s work and public appearances. You can buy a copy of his latest book “The Opioid Epidemic” here. Scott is the Founder and CEO of Confidential Recovery, an outpatient addiction treatment program in San Diego.