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In this episode, you’ll discover…

  • Every Fortune 500 CEO has this skill in common (3:10)
  • Why hiring a coach when your business is booming prevents it from crashing and burning (even if it seems like it will never go belly up) (9:14)
  • The “jack-of-all-trades mindset” that poisons both your home life and your business’s success (13:13)
  • How one bad hire can unravel 10 years of hard work in 18 months or less (28:57)
  • The “Restored Rule” that powers you through your most humiliating failures (without tossing and turning every night because of your mistakes) (30:01)
  • Why crossfit recalibrates your psyche and helps you win at home and in business (31:02)
  • How moving to a new city gets you out of a funk you didn’t even realize you were in (34:46)

Whether you need help moving to Austin or just would like business advice from someone you can trust, check out Wade’s website at https://squarecowmovers.com/, send him an email at wlombard@squarecowmovers.com, or find his LinkedIn profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wade-lombard-5309b142/

Are you crushing it at work but struggling at home? If you want to learn how to win at home, then go to https://CoryMCarlson.com and download your free copy of “10 Ways To Win At Home.”

If you're looking for a resource to help you with these times when your work is now in your home, check out my book Win At Home First on Amazon. Forbes Magazine rated it one of 7 books everyone on your team should read.

If you're stuck in a rut, find working from home difficult, or your priorities have changed and you’re questioning your purpose, I want you to know you’re not alone. And I put together a webinar for you called The Power of Priorities and Purpose here: https://www.corymcarlson.com/is-this-for-you/.

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Hello, this is Corey. Hey, before we get into today's episode, I want to share something with you. I've been very fortunate and blessed to see an uptick in my coaching business over these last few months, and it's because leaders need help. So if you're one of those leaders that has found yourself, kind of in a rut, the working from home is difficult, your priorities have been changed and even questioning your purpose and kind of what are you going after. You are not alone. I put together a webinar called the power of priorities and purpose. You can find it at my website, Corey M carlson.com. And there, there will be a tab on the left. Is this for you? Click on that, watch the webinar. It's about 20 minutes long. You'll learn the five capitals framework, which will help you with prioritization. You'll also learn a process to put together and think through a vision for your life. And so I wanted you to check that out as a kind of a blessing and a go forward to see if it helps get you moving. And if you want further information, then we can talk about a coaching program, but you will find absolute value in this webinar. So I encourage you to go check it out. Thank you very much and onto today's episode.

Welcome to the win at home first podcast. I'm your host, Corey Carlson. This podcast is where we talk about how successful business leaders win, not only at work, but also at home. On this podcast, we will go behind the scenes with great leaders to hear stories of how they win. Thank you for listening and on to today's episode.

(01:33): Hello, it’s Cory. Today, you're going to hear from Wade Lombard. Wait is one of the owners of square count movers, a moving company headquartered in Austin, Texas, and they currently have seven locations, but at one time they had 17 locations. So we talk about the ups and downs of growing a business still while winning at home. And in his personal life, we talked about what the word wealth means and freedom, as well as the word restored, just a great discussion. And I hope you enjoyed as much as I did. Thank you very much. Although the score of Carlson, you're listening to win at home first podcast. I'm excited to have Wade Lombard on the show today. I met him. I've never coached him work with him, but he's been a part of the five capitals team for awhile as a client. He is a owner of square com movers. They started in 2008 now have seven locations. And so a successful business. He also is winning at home with three kids and a successful marriage, and so excited to have him on so way. Thanks for being here today and look forward to talking with you. Hey, Corey.

(02:36): As we were talking before we started, you know, we, we seem to hear all about each other. We seem to cross paths digitally, but this is really our first time to have a real conversation. So thanks for me.

(02:46): Wait, as we jump right in, what is a key leadership trait that you see leaders need to have in order to win both at home and at work?

(02:55): I think my answer would have been different 10 years ago. I can't say that that was probably great of a leader to 10 years ago. And I'd probably question it today as well, but I think one of the things that, that I've most acutely become focused on, and that's the idea of self-awareness, you know, read something here recently, it was talking about they were interviewing or asking or polling the, you know, fortune 500 CEOs and saying, what is the key to your success? And the most common answer was self-awareness and self-awareness, I think being not just fully aware of the things that you're, you're pretty good at, but being very, very aware of the things that you're just not good at. And then your ability to kind of navigate those things and putting yourself in a position to do the things that, that you've been gifted to do. And then hopefully if you have a team with you delegate things that you know, you weren't made to put on this earth to do so

(03:50): Good. How are you growing in self-awareness

(03:53): Self-Awareness is one of those things it's, it's it's, it's, it's a muscle that you, that you work, right? And it's like so many things in life that aren't that fun, like working out that it hurts to do it. And so self-awareness in order to become more, self-aware my opinion. There takes a level of humility, probably not something, you know, my Enneagram number is naturally, you know, attuned to, but it is necessary to be humble in order to be self-aware. And so I think that, you know, not to, not to certainly, you know, toot your horn necessarily, but I think coaching has been a tremendous piece of that. I think the guys that, that have been working with our team for the last few years, here's kind of my thought as it relates to that, I have put my coach in authority over me.

(04:46): So what are you talking about? So what I'm talking about is I think it's poison to not have any authority over you. And so if I am the CEO of a company, you have to have in a lot of intentionality about placing someone in authority over you. And I have done that with my pastor. So if he says, Hey, I want you to go on this mission trips to Serbia. Honestly, I do not really love missions, but I say, you got it. Let's go. And if our business coach says, Hey, I want you guys to read this book. I'm going to read the book because I've placed them in authority over me. And I think it's poison not to have anybody in authority over yourself. And so I think self-awareness is so often your willingness to put somebody in authority over you that can speak into you. And they're not just going to let it go in one of your, not the other way. You're actually going to absorb it and put it into action even when you don't want to.

(05:36): Yeah. That's good. You mentioned having a coach, you guys have been in business since 2008. How long have you had a coach during that time?

(05:45): You know, I think we've been working with five capitals for probably so it's 2020. I would say we started with Bob capital's maybe six years ago, 2014 2013, somewhere in that six to seven year. Mark is when we, when we started working. So the, the guy who started five capitals his brother is one of my closest friends. I had breakfast with him this morning. And and so it was very happenstance where, you know, Brandon was in town and I'm with Matt. Matt's like, let's get together. And it took off from there immediately felt drawn to what Brandon was doing in his coaching career. And we've been with five capitals almost literally, ever since the first day I met with, I met Brandon.

(06:28): Yeah. So what was happening in your life, in your business in 2014, 2013 when you started, so that's about five, six years into the business there, something must have happened that you were like, Oh, we need help. We can't do this on our own anymore. Was it a toxic culture? Were you looking to scale work-life balance out of whack way? Why did you at that time say I need help.

(06:52): So we had spent the first, so we started in 2008, the worst year, since the great depression to start a business, especially one tied to housing. So that's when we launched into this business. I remember when we were moving to Austin from the deep South to start it, my wife pushing back and saying, you know, why are we moving? What is the plan? How are we going to figure this out? And I remember saying, look, we're going to put every dime we have into a business that we've never done, and we have no experience. And in a city we've never been to like, what's your problem? You know, why are we not on board? And so we spent the first three years, literally on a truck every single day, my business partner and I, we did the moves and I lost 45 pounds. My first summer moving furniture.

(07:35): There was nothing fun about the whole time. And, you know, I remember thinking, cause we had two trucks for the first couple of years. I remember if we can just get to, you know, four trucks, five trucks, you know, we were going, gonna just be so much better off. And it's such the mentality of in coach building your business to a place where you think the next step is going to be all you need. Anyway. So by the time we got to coaching in 2013, 2014, it was this thing where we had kind of probably hit a level of velocity that we were like, okay, the phone's ringing. And we're not sure where that phone call came from. Up until that point, we could track every call back to meeting that person at a networking event. Or I talked to that neighbor when we were doing a move and she happened to be moving as well.

(08:21): And the phone started ringing the flower wheel started going and we would call, we would answer the phone and say, how, how did this person hear about us? Like, you know, and they didn't even know they were like, we're not even, we don't want to be sure I'm probably saw your truck. And so the flower was really rolling. The phone was ringing. Revenue was really starting to ramp up. And we started realizing very quickly that we had no infrastructure. We had a lot of Goodwill. We had great intentions. We love serving clients. We love filling a niche inside of an industry, not known for service and really having a heart of service. But all of those things are really swell. But if you don't have infrastructure and organization and an idea of the culture, you're wanting to build your it's not going to last. And so the idea was, Hey, now that we have the flower, we'll go and we really need some help with the infrastructure, bringing some processes protocols into the business. Yeah.

(09:15): Well like how you explain that is it actually was going well when you hired a coach, there's some people say, Hey, I'm going to get a coach because the crap hit the fan. And, but for you guys, it was actually, no, it was a season of growth and opportunity. And you guys want to seize the moment and you knew that on your own, you probably couldn't do it. So I liked that in the fact that not every time to someone come to a coach is like just a train wreck instead for some it's. We want to figure out how to optimize this season. So that's cool. So you have grown a business from obviously starting 2008, all the way up to now seven locations, which is pretty incredible. How have you managed to win at home during the process and still have been engaged in with your three kids and being intentional with your

(10:03): It's a great question. And I think it's really, really challenging for those that if they're businesses in an infancy. So I was talking to another friend of mine and his team a few weeks ago, and I was talking about this idea of wealth and how we were so quickly associate wealth with money. And it's obviously typically a part of the idea, but I think the older I get and the more that I have a clearer picture of what I think success looks like, I think wealth is actually freedom. And I think the more that I grew my business with alongside my business partners and our team here, the more I experienced freedom. So freedom is financial freedom is fantastic and you can't, it's so difficult to achieve it, but I think the freedom of time is really honestly the, the biggest advantage that a business owner or business leader has, how much can you get done in a handful of hours?

(11:00): So you can escape the office and leave it to your team, to, to take care of so you can win at home. And so, so much of the work I feel like we've done over the last 13 years has been to get to this place where we say, Hey, you know, we built this team and we built this business so we can experience freedom. And so we can be at the games, the recitals, we can be there to help coach and, you know, do schoolwork and go on dates with our wives. And, and so I think achieving wealth, as it relates to time has been probably the biggest key because I have not been in very many years. I have not been forced to lose that time with my family. Now, for those that are listening, that may not be there yet. I want to let you know, in the early years of our business, the most there's, I have two kind of acute that are, that kind of saddened me the most.

(11:56): There were two years in a row where my wife and my kids made a big birthday dinner for me on my birthday. And they were so excited when daddy gets home. You know, we made the cake and everybody was in bed. By the time I got home, I mean, it was just, it was I was on a truck, you know, I mean, it was, it was Oh nine I could, or at least I could, I didn't feel like I could, there was no, there was a cavalry there to wait to come help me. So I could go home. Our first year in business, we took a job on Christmas Eve. And so we were still unloading a truck at six 30 at night on Christmas Eve. Again, these were some mistakes and things that I would probably redo differently today, but it's so much of that felt like I had to do it then in order to achieve wealth later, the wealth of time. And so I would hate for someone to listen and think that, you know, I'm not there yet, you know, there's years that we weren't there yet either, but it was all in an effort to get there. And now that our kids are at an age where they're busier than ever, we really do have a lot of fun.

(12:55): Yeah. Thanks for sharing that. As you were talking, you know, you're familiar with five capitals themselves, but just to reiterate, I mean, none for the listeners is, you know, the idea of a spiritual, then it's relational, it's physical, then it's intellectual. And then it's financial in that right order. If we do that, then we're living life to the fullest. Jesus says in John 10, 10. But I think part of what you're talking about too, that your wisdom has came from his understanding that you can leverage a capital for another capital, meaning you may have to forego some wealth as in money financial, to pay someone to do something, whether it's hire an administrative assistant, whether it's paid someone to mow your yard, whether it's pay a nanny to you know, help with the kids at some point or what, or clean the house or whatever it may be. But it's, at some point we got to decide, Hey, I'm going to forego some financial wealth in order to get time, to spend time with those kids. And so, as you were talking, I was hearing a little bit about that thinking as I've gotten older and hopefully wiser, I'm trying to do the same amount online because there's a parvo. I can go do this. I know I can do this myself. I can fix my own website. I can, but it's like, man, that's time taken away from other things.

(14:06): Yeah, no, I totally agree with you. And I think one of the issues that I think we ha I have, and everybody else has, is our image for success is so often unbalanced. And so when I think about my favorite coach, cause I'm an Alabama fan, I think of Nick Saban. And I think about the success he's had. And he didn't, in my opinion, is the goat greatest of all time in terms of college coaching, I would love to achieve that level of success in my own life and my own business. But I know for a fact, because I've listened to enough of his speeches and seen enough of his content to know the guy works ungodly hours. So I'm like, okay, well, while I would love his level of success at work, what I want to be a dad like him and nothing against him or what's going on or that dynamic when it would have the husband like him and the same you read about Steve jobs, the number of hours these guys work and the obsessive nature and the focus that they put in and the achieved greatness in this one area.

(15:01): And I start thinking to myself, if I isolated this area of my life and just business, is that enough for me? And it's not,

(15:09): You focused on business. It says seven locations. It could have been 17 if it was all about business business. So at some point you've chosen different boundaries at whether it's hours per day, I'm going to be done at six or I'm going to be done five or whatever it may be. What are boundaries that you've put in place to kind of not only check yourself mentally, but also literally physically to say, I'm done. I can't keep working today or this weekend. What are the boundaries that you've put in place to help you make sure you're winning in all areas of life as opposed to just all business?

(15:37): Yeah. It's a great question for me. It has to do with this idea of focusing on what I'm doing and when I'm at work, I want to focus on work and I want to want, I want to get through as much as I can as as possible. So if you're going to stop in my office because you have a question, come on, let's do it. You have emails to send. I've got my to-do list. I've got marketing to approve. I've got all these things that I'm trying to get done. And I want to do that when I'm at work, but I'll be honest with you when I'm at home. I do not like to be interrupted from home. I do not work a lot at home. I don't take a lot of calls at home. I really try to be home. And that could be from, I'm not saying that I'm there with an apron on baking or outside all the time, throw a football.

(16:29): My son, what I'm saying is, is whatever's going on at home. That's really what I want to be focused on in the same way that I want to give work, that level of focus. And so I think through constant gentle pressure, I've let my team know that, Hey, if it's, if I'm not here or if I'm not, you know, at another branch doing a site visit or whatever, if you need me, you can get me, but it really needs to fall under the short list because if I'm not here it means I'm doing something else. And I really want to be focused on that is that takes time. That takes a lot of massaging the culture of your company. So they understand because all leaders are different. Some want to be interrupted all the time. That's just not the way I'm wired. My business partner is that way he can get a call no matter where he's at and it could be some issue or something going on and he could hang up and kind of go back to what he was doing.

(17:25): If I get that call, I'll be, I'll be focused on that for hours. I mentally, it's very difficult for me to be pulled away and to just drop back into what I was doing. And so learning that about myself and knowing that I try to protect that level of focus, no matter what I'm doing in the same way with my family, I tell my wife and kids. I'm like, look, if I'm at work, you need something I'm available, but I'm here to work. So trying to create some of those boundaries, I think has been really crucial for me.

(17:50): It goes back to the self-awareness. As you mentioned, knowing what will allow you to get the most done during the Workday. So I, as I've gotten better at blocking out time for the day, so, Hey, this is going to be one hour from nine to 10, it is writing. I'm going to be writing. And then, you know, maybe it's from two to three it's business development, but blocking out time because I used to try to multitask and just do it a little bit all throughout the day. And I remember reading an article, it says multitasking is like working if you're stoned where you are. So like just not in there that the study showed that the person multitasking was getting as much done as a person stone. So I'm always kind of thought about that article, trying to figure out, Hey, I need to work a little more efficient today, but the more efficient we are during the day, then we can cut out at the end and be present where we are present.

(18:38): I also recognize that as threes, it comes naturally to us being efficient is a natural kind of outcome of the way I'm wired. And so it can be, I, I will say it can be a curse for me because I'll judge others in their inefficiency constantly and be, you know, I will be quick with conversations that I should linger in. I should, I can blow past people who need something for me, cause I'm so focused on what I have to get done. And so I really do have to be self-aware and I really have to watch myself because my efficiency can get in the way of the softer side of being a leader as well, which is, you know, a big part of it. So that's something I definitely have to watch for.

(19:22): Thank you very much for listening to today's episode. I hope you are joining so far before we go back to the rest of this episode. I want to share with you my book when at home first, some of you have read it. So thank you very much for others of you. You have not. And I encourage if you're looking for a resource to help you with these times of your work is now in your home and your home is now in your work and what this looks like. This book is being helpful to many leaders like you whores magazine said it was one of seven books. Everyone on your team should read in the book is broken up into four different sections to help you versus about you. Understand who you are. The second is marriage in ideas and tips to help with your marriage.

(20:07): Third is parenting and the last is work. So these four different sections to help you recalibrate during this time and to help move forward. So if you are needing additional resource, I encourage you to check out my book went home first. It is available on Amazon, as well as audible and so on to the rest of the episode. Thank you very much. You've been working with five capitals for the last six years. You said what has been one of your biggest takeaways? The biggest thing, whether it's the content, it's the coaching. What has helped you the most as a leader?

(20:41): You know, I think so much of it is comes back to this intuitive nature that everybody I've worked with at five capitals has. So this is kind of a roundabout answer to what, to your question. So often when we've been coached, we think we know what our issue is. This goes back to the arrogance of every business owner. We are so sure and confident that we have this problem right here. And it's through coaching that we realize that this may be a symptom, but it's not the problem and the intuitive nature of a coach and an outside perspective and the fresh eyes. And there the ability of the five capital specifically to listen to what's going on in our business and then kind of intuitively lead us to the, to the path of, Hey guys, no doubt. That's something you need to focus on, but really over here is at the core of the issue and us start attacking this thing.

(21:41): The right thing has been tremendous. I asked myself the question, would we have ever gotten there, but B we definitely would have taken longer to get there. And so having someone who is intuitive and I use that word repeatedly, because it's so important, it's so impressed with Brandon and Tim and their ability to listen and then really, really guide us. But he's in kind of a Socratic method by asking questions towards this thing that we weren't expecting. And we walk out and we're like, Hey, we even knew that's where we were going. And it being really the right direction for us.

(22:15): Yeah. Well, that's good. On the outside perspective, I hired a, a coach myself just to continue to learn. And I, it was in April when I hired him. Part of the process was reach out to your clients and ask them these questions just to get to understand why they want to work with you. So I did that Wade and I was like, well, is it because we incorporate faith? Oh, that's kind of nice. I mean, I've grown closer to God, is it? Cause it's kind of when home first idea, you know, I'll talk about home as well. Yeah. That's kind of nice and little more intentional home, you know, is it the content? Yeah, that's nice. It's the outside perspective. I was like, well, that's what everyone said. It was all the outside perspective. And it's because leadership is lonely at the top. And it's just having this idea of someone to bounce ideas with and maybe share some of your, your, your fears or I don't know if I want to do it this way or, and just bouncing off of that. And I think that's it. So for anyone listening, it's not a plug for five gambles, but do you have outside perspective in your life because the devil will take the lone Wolf out and we can get in our own head of either fear or our own head of egotistical success. And without that outside perspective, whether it's a coach, a board of directors, a strong mentor, then yeah, definitely can go the wrong direction. So that's good. It's interesting that you said the exact same thing.

(23:34): Well, and I think it's, you know, at first, the first of the first, maybe two years of, of being coached, we would, all right, you know, what do you have for us? We get to our coaching session and he totally drove all the information and content and direction. And here we are six, seven years in and I will email our coach a few days before and say, Hey, we need to talk about these few things. This is in you. The knee jerk reaction is, Hey, we got to take this to our coach. This is big enough to take to the coach. And we start helping them know what's going on instead of them driving the train and really that when you get that knee jerk reaction of bringing them into every situation that kind of rises to that level, it really, it just makes it that much more successful

(24:21): In Instagram. Number three, we talk about image or joke about that. We talk about achieving, obviously your growth from 2008 to now it's from the outside. It's awesome. Seven locations, but I know it has not been smooth. They're a bit Upserve and downs. There have been days you're ready to pull your hair out and just like, what the heck am I doing? So as a leader of your family, as a leader of the company, how have you navigated those valleys?

(24:46): It's the most, it's the most difficult part. We hired a manager recently that to run our Denver location. And he has 16 years of experience in our industry. And we brought him down to Austin and we're talking to them about our culture. We're taking them through what we call Cal culture and kind of what we're about. And we taught, we're talking to him about planning for the Cal Ferenc in February, where, you know, we're just really just, just loading this guy up with AR AR VR. And we're asking about, so kind of what happened with your last job. And he was, and he was let go during COVID and he's also a three. We do an Enneagram phone, everybody that we hire that's a manager level and he starts talking about spending 16 years with this company and then being, let go in, and here's this guy's in his late forties.

(25:32): He's, you know, wife and children and, you know, and he starts choking up. Like he starts getting like, like crying. It was all uncomfortable. We known the guy for about two hours, you know, in what hit me was he's a three failure for a three is, and this is something I've tried to explain to people, you know, failure for three is so visceral. It's so personal. And as I watched this guy break down, I realized this, isn't just, you know, this is a three talking about failure. And I felt the same thing. I was let go from a position in where, you know, where I grew up in 2007 and it devastated me, like I should have been in counseling because it was so it was hurt so deeply. So when you ask a three about the valleys over the last 13 years of being in business, like it's like when you hear a song from when you were in high school and the emotions that you have when that song came out, started kind of flowing over you.

(26:28): That's so similar to how I feel when you say, Hey, what was that? Like, I can feel like how I felt in my soul during those valleys. And so when you ask about it, I'm so acutely aware of what was going on and all the different pieces. And so I will say this though, when it comes to self-awareness, I will say that I'll when I, I struggle most when things are going really well. When I say I struggled, I detach, I become disinterested in crisis though. Not, I am not somebody who loves drama or chaos, so do not ask for it, but when it comes to I'm at my best. And so I deeply re-engage and I start casting vision in a more clear manner and more consistent. And so I think about the first three years of our business and how difficult it is, was being on a truck, answering the calls, lean Christmases.

(27:24): We didn't have two nickels to rub together. I remember, you know, my son had, you know, acid reflux as an infant. We could not afford to go to the doctor. I mean, you know, just that kind of very deep, you know, Valley of trying to get your business to a place where the gears of the business grind together and start working where it pays for itself and it pays you. And then I think about, you know, fast forwarding to a time when we're trying, we're so busy, busy that, you know, we're starting moves. I'm personally just going to start a someone's move at eight o'clock at night. Yeah. So we go from, we can, can afford to pay ourselves too. We're so incredibly busy and we don't have enough people, but you remember for what the famine was like. And so everybody that calls you to say, yes, we'll be there.

(28:11): Yes, we'll be. Yeah. And you can't do it physically. And so, well, I remember the hardship and the Valley of that. And working through this idea of, I have to be a better leader. I have to be better at hiring. We have to be better at building a team and a culture all the way down to the deepest, this Valley, which was in 2017, 2018, 10 years, Corey of just grinding and working 16 hour days and feeling like we couldn't do any more, we were tired. And so we hired who we thought somebody we could trust to come in and the VP and really lead the charge. And we knew this guy, even though he was a 10 out of 10 in every area, we knew that he struggled with character just a little bit. He tells us what we wanted to hear, but we thought under our umbrella of integrity, under our moral code, he'll stay in line.

(29:01): And in 18 months he unraveled 10 years of work and we look up one day after disengaging too much, we gave him all the rope and you don't recognize your company. And we went from 14 branches across four States. And then over for two years, we retracted to seven over two States. Talk about a deep, hurtful period of time in our lives, where our careers, where we were working through just how challenging a business can be. It's hard to get it off the ground. It's really hard to go get it off the ground, be successful and pick it back up off the ground. And so that's a lot of what we worked through in 2017, 2018, thankfully with God's help, we have watched the company be restored back to where we were before. And I keep this on my desk. I'm going to show you in the camera here.

(29:58): It's my 2020 word is the word restored. And it's in the past tense for a reason. Corey, it's not restoration. It's not restore. It's restored in this idea of that. Even though we have not fully restored back to our margins of 2015 or some of the metrics that we really look at, we believe that the work has already been done and we've just not seen the results. And so it's still, our focus is still what we're working on. We're still climbing that mountain, but we really are believing with faith that our company has been restored. And so that's what we're experiencing and God's been good even during COVID, we've had a very strong,

(30:38): Yeah, well, thanks for sharing all of those pieces. And even some of those dark days that I have to relive it. So sorry to make you relive it. And, and what a great word of restored. So from a day-to-day standpoint as a leader, wait, what's that look like for you and those days you wake up and you're just not ready to go after it. I mean, how do you recalibrate to get in that right. Kind of mindset to, to lead the family lead the team?

(31:01): Yeah. So a big part of my day is exercise and it always hasn't been. And so I was at, I was CrossFit this morning at 5:30 AM. And so, you know, I know a lot of people have different views on exercise, but when it comes to starting my day and trying to get my head right, that's where I start. However, I don't think the key to exercise is actually the exercise itself for me. The key is community. I think we're built for community. And I think, you know, I love working out with my wife. She and I both go my sister is a coach at this CrossFit. I love hanging out with my sister and my brother-in-law Jeremy who, you know, also works out there. And so I've built a community. So getting up at 5:00 AM is no bueno, except for the fact that I get to go hang out with people.

(31:54): I really enjoy being around at five 30. And so I think the key to exercise is really community more than the exercise itself. And if I looked in the mirror, I would be depressed at how much I exercise and it doesn't, but it is my, my recalibration. And so I really do. I enjoy, I enjoy that piece. And, you know, you don't find very many, you know, books or leadership guru that don't talk about a successful routine. So, I mean, it's exercise, it's reading God's word and it's a cup of coffee. And that's how I start my day. Those, those three things every single day, almost six days a week for exercise. So anyway, so that's really what gets me, gets me going. And then again, back to routine, cause I'm a huge routine guy, almost everything points to a meeting on Monday when we meet with our whole team.

(32:46): And so at one o'clock every Monday, we do not miss. And almost throughout the week, I'm taking notes about casting vision for Monday. What, what are we talking about right now? What needs to be our emphasis and whatever that is. It can't be too far from what our core emphasis is and try and really not to have too many of those. And so really those routines are, what's really important to me. It's focusing on trying to be as committed and consistent as I can because I, I personally feel like it's a huge part of any success I've had. I've had, has gone back to routines.

(33:20): Yeah, no, that's good. And then when you get off routine, that's one of the first steps to get back in the group and say, all right, I gotta get back across. So I missed it for a week. For whatever reason I got, I had a head cold or whatever it could be. And so it's just knowing what each of us need that back to self-awareness but knowing what each of us need to get back in the right state of mind to move forward. Right. That's very cool. Part of my story is God saying hand over your story for a greater story. I love asking just guests and friends, that question too, just to hear kind of in their own life, wherever they had been, kind of open-handed to say, all right, here you go, God, I want to be part of a greater story. Wait, what's that look like in your life where you just had to hand over the weight show for God's greater story for you?

(34:03): Yeah. So this, this is so funny. We, so the reason that we ended up in Austin is cause my older sister's husband was planting a church here. We'd never been to Austin before, and we had no intentions of being here. So he had this event in late 2017 or mid 2017 as a ramp up to him starting his church. And so he invited people from all over to fly into Austin. So he could kind of cast vision for people to, you know, contribute to the start of this church. And at the end, I mean he rented a big bus and we toured Austin and he showed us the sites. And at the end of this tour, two or three days, he did his pitch for people to literally move to Austin. And I remember my wife looking at me and mouthing to me like we are not moving there.

(34:56): We are not, you know, and this idea of, you know, and, and I was in agreement with her. We're not, we have no intentions of moving here. We want to support my sister and her family of course. And that's so, so often what happens is, is we think we know, and then we're put in a position shortly thereafter where you are handing the reins over to God. And I think about the idea of what, if we would have stayed in the deep South. What if we would've stayed in Birmingham, how differently our, our lives would have looked and how much more I'm working within my gifts here than I was there, how miserable I was there because I wasn't working with them, I guess, and growing a family and Austin, a place where, you know, we love this community. We love this city. And so we couldn't necessarily say that before. And so God had this plan for us, but it does, it takes this very, very challenging time in your life, this season where you just say, okay, God, you know what, I choose obedience over my plan. And so that would be my best example.

(36:03): Yeah. That's a great example. And it's just being open-ended for what God asked for it. So it's 2017. So three years ago.

(36:10): Oh, sorry. 2007, 2007.

(36:13): Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Got it. Yeah. Well, that's a, that is so cool. I could keep talking way. This is fun, but I know we've got to you've got to go. You probably got it. You know, help lead the team, get, get some people moving. What is the best way for listeners to get a hold of you? Whether to learn more from you or Hey, get a, a moving truck to their house?

(36:32): Yeah. So the easiest way, honestly, is just to jump on our website. It's square, calm movers.com. So that's the shape of the animal in two O's and movers, and you can put one out, it'll still get to us. And that's the easiest way. My email is w lombard@squarecommovers.com. You can find me on LinkedIn and all the social media, and same with our end with our company. We, we want to serve as many people as we can, and we want to do it at the highest possible level. You know, one of the things that when we got started with our business, somebody helped us get started. We didn't know anything about this particular industry. And we said, Hey, let us pay you a consulting fee. And he said, no. And since then we have had, we've been very specifically called felt called to help others with their small business. And so beyond just if you need to move, you know, if anybody ever needs help, they

(37:25): Question, we specifically feel called to help with. And so we would love the opportunity to help answer that question or anything they may need.

(37:33): That's awesome. Well, thank you. Well, thank you so much and I appreciate the conversation.

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