26. Building cash flow and investing in your future with James Dentley

Introducing Co-host ERock Christopher

This week we’re pleased to announce that our podcast has a new co-host, ERock Christopher!

Eric Christopher, also known as ERock, is a successful marketing strategist and business consultant. He is the founder and CEO of Biz Famous Media Group, which is a business advisory group designed to promote large brands and enterprises. Erock is an accomplished writer, business strategist, inventor, and award-winning speaker. He’s a featured contributor on Entrepreneur.com, Business.com, Thrive Global, and Huffington Post among other major media outlets. He’s been a successful entrepreneur for over two decades and has mentored thousands of entrepreneurs on how to run successful businesses. 

About this week’s guest: James Bentley

James Dentley is a professional speaker, trainer, author, entrepreneur, and business strategist to many notable business celebrities. He’s been a successful entrepreneur for over 30 years helping over 400,000 people throughout the world learn what it takes to become high performers in their businesses and their personal lives. He has personally helped create over 80 millionaires using proven success strategies. Furthermore, James has also consulted many companies in the areas of trading profitability, communication, and leadership development. Author of “The 5 Frequencies of High Performance”, James is a motivational speaker inspiring thousands of people to live and lead better. James believes in the power of effective communication and founded the #1 communication training platform Inspired2Speak. 

Overcoming challenges

James Dentley overcame several personal challenges throughout his life. He rose from poverty in childhood through hard work and perseverance. Later on, after having achieved tremendous business success, he felt dissatisfied with life. Through losing his father and wife to cancer, he got a new perspective on life and committed to greater personal growth, and shared his wisdom with others. After being diagnosed with cancer he found a deeper connection with his family and realized that when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change for you. 

Key ingredients in the recipe for success

James Dentley believes the key ingredients for success include:

  • Having a vision
  • Clarity about what you want
  • Persistence
  • Being prepared for challenges
  • Perseverance

Advice for Business Owners 

  • Communication 
  • Being adaptable to a shifting culture
  • Believing in yourself
  • Endurance and understanding that adversity comes to serve you
  • Focusing on where you want to get instead of worrying about where you are.
  • Spending time with people who uplift you and reading books to inspire you.
  • Never giving up and continuing to grow gives other people permission to grow too.
  • Staying prepared and sharpening your axe
  • Never stop and think you’ve got it all.

Tips for entrepreneurs to communicate their vision

Never let what you want to say get in the way of what they need to hear.” –James Dentley

  1. Be clear and concise: “Don’t give a person a drink of water with a firehose.”
  2. Identify your core values, which will determine the energy that you create for your business.
  3. Ask the right questions. Don’t try to figure everything by yourself. Find resources and people who can help.

The favorite mistake that you learned the most from?

James’s experience with depression taught him valuable life lessons. He says his greatest mistake was beating himself up and not taking care of himself. He believes that becoming an alcoholic and giving up everything that he had achieved actually helped him get back up again and find a greater appreciation for life. It helped him build programs to help other people overcome self-defeating behaviors and breakthrough challenges. His experience taught him humility and love for himself and other people. 

Find out more about James Dentley here

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