This episode was inspired by my friend and upcoming guest on the Smart Cleaning School. Vincent Pugliese is a coach, speaker, author, and mastermind leader. I was at his Total Life Freedom Retreat in St. Augustine in February as I've mentioned in a few recent episodes. It was so helpful and inspiring to be around 20 other entrepreneurs from around the country with ranging backgrounds and experiences. Together, we brainstormed and helped each other solve many of our current challenges. I'll be diving into one major takeaway I got in an upcoming episode called, "Yeah, That's Fear". Stay tuned. I want to share a breakout session that Vincent lead that really stretched me.
It's called Putting Someone Over. Vincent recounted the many people that have lent their reputation and credibility to him over the years to give him an advantage or opportunity that he wouldn't have received on his own. It's a phrase that comes from the WWF, where Vincent used to be involved as a press pass photographer. Vincent asked every one of us in the room after he gave credit to the amazing people that have put him over. "Who has put you over? " This is important. Our lives can get easily wrapped up in ourselves and our own goals. But what about those that helped you massively to get there? Have you thanked them?
I want to take the rest of this podcast to personally thank the people in my life that have put me over.
Nancy Marcinko - You encouraged a shy high school boy to pursue his creativity in art. You put me over in my confidence.
Jim Claeys - You took on a young, naive Edison Engineer and showed me how to get things done. You put me over in project management.
Joe Schirripa - You drove me all over the east coast to help us with our business and you mentored a young, immature man into a relationship with Jesus. You put me over in faith, family, and business mindset.
Brett Hart - You offered us a cleaning opportunity and referred us to Coldwell Banker. You put me over in starting our cleaning career.
Jil Denn - You mentored a new cleaning business owner to be an effective vendor for Coldwell Banker's 500 realtors. You put me over in cleaning business acumen.
Vincent Pugliese - You have lent your credibility to introduce me to countless new friends at events and have helped me through difficult business decisions. You put me over in my Wealth of Connection.
Dave Hallenbeck - You taught me everything I know in effective team leadership in the Royal Rangers. You put me over in servant leadership.
Debbie Sardone - You encouraged me to go beyond my own cleaning business to help others that are struggling. You put me over as a cleaning coach.
There are so many others I could thank. But that's not what this is about. We all have dozens of people that have helped us along the way. The 8 people that I just mentioned were integral at various points of my life in using their platform and reputation to lift me up to them. It's a special gift that these people have given me and I wanted to thank them publically.
Who has put you over in your life and career? Have you thanked them? If not, why? You can stop this podcast now and let them know. Go for it! Thank them!
The Smart Cleaning School Podcast helps cleaning business owners from start-up to the struggling solo to the striving seven-figure get SMARTER in their businesses, reshape their mindset, increase productivity, clear the overwhelm, and get clarity through SMART goal-setting & personal accountability. Ken Carfagno is a lifetime learner and teacher. His mission is to help visionaries make the impact they were meant to make.