Today’s guest is Rob Dube, the co-founder, owner, and Board Chair of imageOne and the Visionary/CEO of The 10 Disciplines for Managing and Maximizing Your Energy. Rob started his first business in high school selling Blow Pops out of his locker. In 1991, he founded imageOne with his best friend, Joel Pearlman.
Rob helped guide the company with a focus on its purpose: to deliver genuine care that consistently drives extraordinary energy, actions, and experiences to every one, every day, every time. A unique approach to business that has driven the company to success in its industry.
Rob is also the Visionary/CEO of The 10 Disciplines for Managing and Maximizing Your Energy, a video-based journey that teaches people 10 fast, simple, powerful, and fully customizable disciplines to manage and maximize their energy and live an optimal life.
Rob challenges business leaders and entrepreneurs to look inward with mindfulness and meditation by sharing his own mindful leadership journey. Listen in for some great takeaways about Rob’s entrepreneurial journey and how he’s using his experiences to empower and energize others to lead their best lives.
You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…
- Learn how Rob became the “Visionary” of The 10 Disciplines [3:44]
- Rob shares a ten-thousand-foot view of what EOS is [5:10]
- The purpose of The “10 Disciplines for Managing and Maximizing Your Energy” [7:44]
- Do you need to be familiar with EOS to implement the 10 Disciplines? [11:20]
- The 10 Disciplines for Managing and Maximizing Your Energy [12:10]
- How the 10 Disciplines tie into EOS and living The EOS Life [25:12]
- Are all the disciplines equally important or do some carry more weight? [28:29]
- The best way to adopt these disciplines into your business and lives [29:59
- Three takeaways entrepreneurs should expect to walk away with [31:29]
- How the 10 Disciplines and EOS have impacted Rob personally [32:45]
- What Rob did today that put him in the right mindset for success
The purpose of The “10 Disciplines for Managing and Maximizing Your Energy”
Have you implemented EOS or something similar and begun to see success in your business but still feel out of control? The 10 disciplines help you build a foundation to create space in your life to focus on creating more freedom, more creativity, and more impact.
Many people at this stage in their entrepreneurial career have mastered their “outside self” but still feel empty. They’ve realized success with a great company. They’re getting recognition. They might have everything they dreamed about obtaining. But they still feel empty and don’t know why.
The 10 Disciplines for Managing and Maximizing Your Energy
These are the 10 disciplines and a brief synopsis of each 10 disciplines:
- 10-year-thinking: Shift your mindset from short-term thinking to thinking in 10-year timeframes. It can be as simple as “I want rich relationships 10 years from now.” Focusing on your outcomes makes you more mindful of your actions.
- Take time off: They challenge people to take 130 days off per year and not think about work for the entire day. Work on a hobby or spend time with your family to re-energize yourself.
- Know thyself: Be yourself 100% of the time. People can be proud that they’re chameleons—but that’s not you. Be authentic because people can pick it up when you aren’t.
- Be still: Sit in silence for 30 minutes every day. It can be prayer, meditation, gratitude journaling, etc. Find what works best for you. When you sit in silence, your mind becomes busy.
- Know your 100%: Decide on the perfect number of hours per week and weeks per year you’ll deliver value to the world. It’s about sending boundaries. You need to be fully energized in every single thing you do in that allocated time. Moving beyond that leads to burnout. Are you delivering your highest impact in the world?
- Say “no” often: Say no to everything that doesn’t fit into the first five disciplines. It isn’t easy. You can connect people with someone else or let them know you can’t say yes to their request now.
- Don’t do $25-an-hour work (professionally OR personally): Never do anything you could pay someone $25 an hour or less to do. This is important work. Many people need it. But you’re working at a different level that’s driving impact. Pay attention to your daily activities. Delegate anything you can.
- Prepare every night: Before your head hits the pillow, create a plan for the next day. It’s simple and powerful. Clarity will help you sleep. Secondly, your subconscious will start doing some work for you. You’ll wake up and hit the ground running.
- Put everything in one place: Don’t take notes on phones, laptops, journals, post-it notes, etc. but pick one thing where you’ll capture every idea, action item, and commitment throughout your day. You’re letting people down when you miss something.
- Be humble: View yourself as an equal to every person on this planet. Imagine a continuum. Where do you land on that continuum? Are there times when you feel more important? With that awareness, you’ll shift your mindset toward humility. People are attracted to humble people.
How the 10 Disciplines tie into EOS and living The EOS Life
You build your business and get it to a point where you don’t feel you have the control or clarity you need. Let’s say you found EOS and implemented it in your business. 140,000 are running an EOS type of platform. Once things are removing in the right direction, you start to notice your life is richer when you’re working with people you love to be around.
The 10 disciplines come in once this part of your foundation is built. The 10 disciplines help give you the space you need to build your personal foundation for success. It’s about finding inner fulfillment. If you are ready to implement both practices at the same time, by all means, Rob says to do it.
Are all the disciplines equally important or do some carry more weight? How do you begin to implement them in your lives? Learn how to incorporate these 10 disciplines into your life in this episode of the Mitlin Money Mindset™!
Resources & People Mentioned
- Download the 10 Disciplines eBook and assessment for FREE
- Business Harmony with EOS with Mitchell York, Episode #35
- Abundance Mindset with Justin Breen, Episode #11
Connect with Rob Dube
From Blow Pops to Forbes Best Small Companies! Rob started his first business in high school selling Blow Pops out of his locker. In 1991, he founded imageOne with his best friend, Joel Pearlman.
Rob helped guide the company with a focus on their purpose: to deliver genuine care that consistently drives extraordinary energy, actions and experiences to every one, every day, every time. A unique approach to business that has driven the company to success in its industry. imageOne is simply the best at helping clients with technology solutions to optimize and manage print, automate business process, secure documents, and help ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
imageOne has been recognized as a Top 25 Small Businesses in America on the list of Forbes Small Giants, an Inc. Magazine Best Places to Work, as the number one Top Workplace in Michigan, a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For, one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, a Positive Workplace by the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and Crain’s Detroit Cool Places to Work.
Rob is the Visionary/CEO of The 10 Disciplines for Managing and Maximizing Your Energy, a video-based journey that teaches people 10 fast, simple, powerful, and fully customizable disciplines to manage and maximize their energy and live an optimal life. He is the author of the best-selling book, donothing,™ the most rewarding leadership challenge you will ever take and the host of the Leading with Genuine Care retreat and podcast. Rob challenges business leaders and entrepreneurs to look inward with mindfulness and meditation by sharing his own mindful leadership journey.
Rob is a past Member of the Board of Directors for the Small Giants Community, the Boys and Girls Club, former Chairman of the Boys and Girls Club Walk for the Future, and past President of the Detroit Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Rob was honored to receive the RARE Everyday Hero award for his work in the community.
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