Sarah Victory of The Victory Company is an exceptional speaker, author of several books, coach, and consultant. She works with companies that want to double their business in 1 year or less. If you are a leader – at any level – looking to double your impact, you’re in the right place.
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Sarah Victory is the author of numerous best-selling books and audio programs including Double Your Business in One Year or Less!, Do Something Brave Every Day, and How To Be Powerful. She has addressed over 2000 distinguished audiences in Europe, the US and South America.
A trusted coach and business consultant, Sarah has worked with over 500 influential individual clients such as Fortune 100 CEOs, New York Times Best Selling Authors, Celebrities, Sports Stars, Top International; Coached and Consultants, and Speakers Hall of Famers in the last 25 years. Her clients include Avon, Ford, Redken, Farmers, Mary Kay, Oxford, Usana, OPI, Arbonne, and IBM just to name a few! You have seen her influential consulting clients make dozens of appearances on Oprah, the Today Show, the Tonight Show, and CNN.
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Amy L. Riley is an internationally renowned speaker, author and consultant. She has over 2 decades of experience developing leaders at all levels. Her clients include Cisco Systems, Deloitte and Barclays.
As a trusted leadership coach and consultant, Amy has worked with hundreds of leaders one-on-one, and thousands more as part of a group, to fully step into their leadership, create amazing teams and achieve extraordinary results.
Amy’s most popular keynote speeches are:
The Courage of a Leader: The Power of a Leadership Legacy
The Courage of a Leader: Create a Competitive Advantage with Sustainable, Results-Producing Cross-System Collaboration
The Courage of a Leader: Accelerate Trust with Your Team, Customers and Community
The Courage of a Leader: How to Build a Happy and Successful Hybrid Team
Her new book is a #1 international best-seller and is entitled, The Courage of a Leader: How to Inspire, Engage and Get Extraordinary Results.
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Sarah Victory of the victory company is an exceptional speaker, author of several books coach and consultant. She works with companies that want to double their business in one year or less. If you are a leader at any level, looking to double your impact, you are in the right place. Let's hear from Sarah Victory.Amy Riley:
Welcome to the Courage of a Leader podcast. This is where you hear real life stories of top leaders achieving extraordinary results. And you get practical advice and techniques, you can immediately apply for your own success. This is where you will get inspired. And take bold, courageous action. I am so glad you can join us. I'm your host, Amy Riley. Now, are you ready to step into the full power of your leadership and achieve the results you care about most? Let's ignite the courage of a leader.Sarah Victory:
I work with companies that want to double their business and less in a one year or one year or less. So it doesn't matter if I'm working with solopreneurs speakers, authors, coaches, consultants, people who have medium sized businesses going in and speaking incorporations to, you know, 10,000 salespeople, like in South America with Stephen Covey, but who's bragging? You know, it's always the same thing I get paid to I work with companies that want to double their business in less than a year. And that's, that's my that's what I'm famous for doing. So my famous. Yeah. And so and I do that just to have a variety of really interesting and unique ways of getting people able to do that. Yeah, like writing Excellent. We're doing podcasts or creating membership sites. Like I mean, you know, I have to have one clients that made more than $4 million last year, because I told them to do a membership site, they got him a team to do it. So.Amy Riley:
Okay, okay. Yeah. So yeah,Sarah Victory:
so I just, I just have really interesting ways of, of looking at a company and figuring out who can do what, and then helping them double that entire business. Which is, which is what got me here, because we I took this company from 75 million to 156 million. And then she said, I want to, you know, want to double again, and now I'm helping her go from 156 to 300 million, dear Lord, and, and it's going really well, I was very nervous about this one. And it's going really well.Amy Riley:
Oh, can you can you tell us about how that's happening?Sarah Victory:
How that's happening. A lot of what I did to get them from 75,000,250 6 million. I don't know if I've already told you this story. But the way that I did that was was is kind of funny. She's She's, I was speaking at this conference. And there's about 1000 entrepreneurs and they're all Well, under a million, many of them. You're lucky to be 100,000. And this woman walks up and she says, I'd love to have coffee with you. Are you are you free after this and just get I signed her book. And she was just lovely, statuesque, beautiful woman. British accent just gorgeous. And she said, and she said, I really want to talk to you. I said, Oh, great, great. What are we gonna talk about us and she just had great energy. I just want to know this person, I want to be her friend. So we sit down and have a cup of tea and GSD. We talked about how we're the only people there that drink tea. She says, she says, I really want to double my business. And I think you're the one to help me. And I said, Great. Now how big is your business? And I'm thinking 100,000 500,000, maybe 1,000,002. And she says 75 million and I go, Okay, I just wasn't, I just wasn't expecting that number to come out of her face. And I said, Okay, I'll be a good consultant over here. And I said, Well, I bet you know, where you're leaving money on the table, don't you? And she said, I think you're probably right. I do. And I said, Well, what would you have to do? To be able to double if I didn't exist, and you had to do it yourself? And she said, Oh, well, we'd have to get into Coke, Pepsi and Quaker. And I said, Well, why don't you just do that? You just saved yourself consulting fee. Tada. She's, she's, she said, No, no, no, you don't understand. You know, it's a waiting for her to velcro her wrist or her forehead. No.Amy Riley:
I said, it's so complicated. It's so hard. Yeah. So hard. YouSarah Victory:
understand? Everybody, every industry every every person in our industry is different. It's much more difficult than others. I know. I know. So difficult. She I make jokes about it to her now and she she has a good good self said self deprecating sense of humor. And she said,Amy Riley:
Well, we're human beings. We've heard it in ourselves at some point. My laugh is my laugh is the laugh of familiarity, right?Sarah Victory:
I do the same thing. I mean, I we all do. And we realize we hear ourselves saying that says those things, and then we think they don't even make any sense. So I said, All right, so So what Tell me about that? Because no, no, it's impossible. We've been trying for 15 years. It'll never happen. lalalalalala they don't want us little small companies. I'm like, oh, okay, are we done yet? Anything else you want to share? I'm just wondering, no, no, no, that's it. And I said, what do you what have you done so far? And it mainly entailed things like, tell them how great we are? Have a campaign to tell them how great we are. I said, How's that working for you? And she said, wow. And I said, Oh, okay, so why don't we reverse all that and figure out what they actually want? Find a way to get you connected in there and see what you know, if we could open the door and then the salespeople could get in? What what could happen? Hmm. So I worked with all the salespeople, I work with her work with other VPS even worked with all the technical people. And then in about eight months, we got into Coke. Yeah, I say I say we start a company, but still we at about Go Team. And then about a year, right around a year and a half, we get into Quaker know with Coke and Pepsi. And then it was about two and a quarter years, we get into the Quaker and I had said to her when we had this conversation, hey, I always say double your business in one year or less. But what you want to do is more difficult. I don't know if we can do it a year, we'll be lucky to do it in five. And she said if we do in five, I'll be thrilled. But we did it in two, about two and a quarter. And she was over the moon. Ecstatic. So as I party, absolutely fabulous. And we'll get into all three. So I think my work here is done. I will just cook go on to the next adventure byAmy Riley:
Yeah. expectation for five, we did it in under two and a half, two andSarah Victory:
a half, which I was I'm feeling very cool about my Well, bye. And then and then I get a call and she says okay, we have to go to lunch, we have to go, we go what's wrong? What's What are we going to lunch? And then we had to sit down at lunch and over our lobster salad. She said, I want to do it again. She was okay. I want to double and I said great. Okay, well, what do you think it's going to take to do that? She's, I don't know, that's why we're having this conversation. And so we had this great conversation about what would be possible and a lot of it came down to making her really a celebrity in the industry, because they are a small company. And it's unusual to have a woman in a manufacturing space. So how do we make her really famous in that pond in that space. And so we found some great ways for her to be doing summits and be on other people's podcasts and podcasts and, and, you know, things that related to the industry. And now she's speaking at all the industry events and then having and then now she's got a podcast specifically for the industry. And she's writing a book which gives her license to interview people that are you know, slightly larger companies that she would like to be working with and would like to let her salespeople wander in and chat. And so all of that together it means that you know, we're we're really progressing progressing towards the 300 million mark and, and then she said, I need to, you know, I need to buy factories, I need to look I need to do I need you to come and help train my people work with me. And the next thing I knew I was doing things that I had no idea I would ever be asked to do. And found out that it just makes a big big difference. Having having a team in place and then we really worked hard to get her her dream team at the top at the top level. She had some great people she needed some more obviously to grow. And we've gotten her some just exceptional, exceptional people. So yes, and we're well on our way to 300 million and I get to be here in England and then I was in Mexico and here in England are going to be in Ireland, Canada and other parts of Europe. So yeah, we're justAmy Riley:
an amazing story there and highlights what you do so well. I mean you just have a wisdom about what is going to play in the marketplace and lifting people up and into their power. And of course you use the word we because you get invested right and you care and you are on the journey with your client successSarah Victory:
obsessed; somebody asked me somebody asked me why only take 12 clients a year as it is because I up at three o'clock in the morning thinking up ideas for every single one of them and any more than that and I never ever sleep my husband. My favorite thing that's been said about me is My husband always says, which is do not tell Sarah what you want? Because she will not sleep and neither will you until you get it?Amy Riley:
Yeah, yes, yeah.Sarah Victory:
Well, once I can see it in my head, I have to find out it's a puzzle, I have to find a way to make it happen. And I obsessively go after making that happen for people that I fall in love with, as I as I work with them, and it's, it's it's like the greatest privilege in the world to work with people that I adore, and that do extraordinary things. Like you.Amy Riley:
Yeah, yeah. It's, it's amazing when you can carve out the work that you love the most. I want to come back to this idea of celebrity that you brought up, you know, that one of the courage of a leader pillars is the courage to be authentically you. Really, I think, one of the pieces of your work that is so critical and foundational, and enables your clients to double their business and do what they want to do. Is having them lessSarah Victory:
than a year preferably. Yeah, oh,Amy Riley:
let me not forget that part in less than a year. Preferably, you help them authentically step into their style, their strengths, their gifts, while also having your eye on how does this person be a celebrity? Right? Like, what's going to play in the marketplace? What's going to attract clients in? How do you help your clients do that work and balance that?Sarah Victory:
Well, I think there's two things that make the magic happen for people. One is what you talk about in your courage of a leader book, which you know, I adore. And that is that is that finding that authentic authenticity, which is often used, but I think many people don't really understand what that means. I mean, it's finding the parts of yourself that are the most extraordinary, where is your zone of genius that you may not even realize, is incredibly powerful. So what I look for is, what is it in this person that is exceptional? Extraordinary? What is it in this company that I'm I'm connected to, that is extraordinary, and exceptional and interesting. And rather than saying, Oh, these things don't work, and those things don't work, I try to figure out what really is working, exploit the heck out of that, and then shore up those other things later, because sometimes they just fall away as they become more and more exceptional in that in that one lane that they have. So I feel like this talent scout looking for who this individual that needs to be a celebrity in order for their company to really, really take off at a whole new level. What is it about them, that could be exploited so that the entire company behind them could walk through doors that they open? And then once you know what's really exceptional about that person, that other people would be attracted to? Then you have to say, Who is it that really wants wants that desperately? And I don't mean would be like, it'd be nice, or that'd be okay. I mean, they get up every day saying, I need whatever this company does. And how do I reframe what this company does, so that the people in their market, get up every day and say, I need this and start to hear there's somebody or some company or some product, that I mainly work with people that sell services typically, that you know, there's some there are some some group of people who can make that dream a reality? What is it that they stand for? What is it they can deliver, that is exceptional? And how can we put a frame around that that makes it extremely obvious to the people in that in that arena, that that thing they wake up every day desperate for is in that frame over here. And so once this is what they're passionate about, this is what these people desperately want. You put those things together and then right in the middle, that's the magic. That's when their business starts to expand so extraordinarily fast, that we have to make sure we put systems and processes and things that you know, and leadership skills and things that you're really good at behind it. So that they so they can they can grow and not crash because that yeah, just that they're ready to go as Linda McCabe always says, there's two problems in business, not enough business and too much business. So I now realize I have to be careful once I solve the one problem of let's double your business and less than in one year or less. It's also make sure that as you're doing that the infrastructure continues on. So I have partners that come in and make sure that the whole system is working for more profitability, and sustainability and sanity and joy so that it's a great place to work and it's a culture beyond measure.Amy Riley:
Nice. I love The phrase zone of genius. And we'd love to underscore that every leader out there listening, you have a zone of genius. Sometimes it's not obvious to us again, right? Because it comes naturally, it's innate, we just feel like everybody thinks and operates in that way. And we don't realize that it is a distinctive gift.Sarah Victory:
Absolutely, absolutely. And I think we've been trained, especially in school to think that things that, that that should they think should matter don't actually matter. You know, we were trained to think that, you know, being good at managing your time, or being good at remembering details or things that that we now have, you know, a phone can can Google, whatever it is. Now, a lot of those things that we were all trained coming up in school, and I know things I hope things are changing, but that those things are super important. And what you discover is that accomplishment is so important, and character is so important. And leadership is so important. And charisma sometimes is important, or just caring can be really important. And so it's it's funny that we get it in our heads that the things that we just do naturally and easily and effortlessly. That could make us a star, a celebrity, a thought leader, the things that we have inside of us that everybody has everybody has access to, but they just don't see because fish don't see water, we've got all this wet stuff around, we just don't see it. And we need somebody from the outside, you may see it into your team members, you may see it in other people, but you can't see it for yourself, you need somebody like you or like me to be able to come in and see what those extraordinary gifts are, what that zone of genius is for you, and for every member of your team, so that you can exploit those things to the max for a group of people that you truly, truly would like to serve. Yeah, that's, that's where it starts to really get exciting.Amy Riley:
Yeah, I think it's so powerful how you help your clients. define and clarify who desperately needs this zone of genius that you have? And how can you speak their language? Yeah, because we speak our language. Yes.Sarah Victory:
We all we all love to talk about, you know, the process of how we do something or make something or how it makes something happen, and how fascinating it is. And we are the only ones who think that the rest of the world is all driven by what is the biggest benefit in it for me. And again, do I wake up every morning saying keys, I would walk across glass in the snow in the middle of a Chicago winter, to be able to get x. And if you can provide if you can provide X You're doing great. And what some people say as well, you know, I'm not giving out million dollar dollar bills. But you may be giving out something that is equally important to a market or to multiple markets that you're not really thinking about. Without putting if you put more effort into it, you can find where you're that's where that sweet spot where is where that magic moment is of your zone of genius, your company's zone of genius, and a market that really desperately wants it and needs it. But you can't just say, you know, survey a few of your clients and say, Hey, what do you want, because they're not going to necessarily tell you the first time out, you have to put so much effort into continuing to have a human connection to the people that you serve and finding out what they need right now. Yeah. And so if COVID taught us nothing, it has taught us that people need different things at different times, you know, who would have thought that you know, toilet paper and hand sanitizer would be the most sexy, exciting items you could possibly have in your store. So yeah,Amy Riley:
it's how do you see glass everywhere? Yeah.Sarah Victory:
How do you make sure that you are you're incredibly relevant to what people want and need right now? Because, you know, we really buy what we want. We don't really buy what we need. If we bought what we need. We would all be you know, my friends would be stuck with nothing but broccoli. Right? Why? Well, we want Yes. So what do people want the most not what do they need? Do you have to push a rock uphill to convince them? They really should want this? What do they actually want? And then how do you get that information? Now I had a I have one of my one of my favorite clients is a former CEO and a former CEO of two Fortune 500 companies. And he said that at one of them he was a started in in pretty high level marketing with them. And they were trying to figure out why people In New York City by Landrovers, I believe it was the behemoth fancy fancy cars, very expensive fancy cars. And he said, so they surveyed all the people, right. So that you sent in a survey, do you think this will work? I'm going to find out what they want. I'll just survey them. It's quicker. It's more efficient. It's easier, right? Sure. So they send out this survey and they say, Why did you buy the land rover? Yeah. And what they came back with was for Milan, New York City, mind you.Amy Riley:
All those expansive roads in Manhattan?Sarah Victory:
Exactly. big fancy buildings, or do you know expensive roads whatsoever? Yeah. off roading? off roading? Yeah, right. Yeah, right in the middle of Manhattan because as one does go off roading. I don't know. Why would you go to Central Park to go off with there's no place you could possibly go off on it? Yeah. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. They are consciously or unconsciously lying to you? No, they wouldn't do that. Yes. Why did they really buy this thing? Not because they wanted to go off roading. They gave the answer that they thought thought sounded cool. The truth was they wanted to look cool. They wanted something fancy and impressive. So what he discovered from that was that and it's in his forthcoming book, which is called the true Titans coming out next year that I'm helping him work on and write Excellent. But he discovered something really important, which is he says customers lie. We all lie consciously or unconsciously, maybe we're not. It just isn't even always necessarily not malicious. Yeah, well, no, not at all. Not at all. And and you know, to save face, or to preserve our dignity or to feel cool. And who doesn't want all those things? Nothing wrong with that. However, what that means is they had to, they had to actually talk to people and survey, what would you know, what was the impetus? What made you want to buy it? What would Why would you make such an investment, they had to actually talk to real human beings, not just send out a survey, and you know, have them click on, you know, three or four, four options. They haven't had to dig deeper to find out what people want, what they really, truly want the most and would pay for? Yeah, the kiss of death is always want to get people who say, Everybody tells me that what you know, the book I'm writing is really important. Or the speech I'm going to do is really, or the TED talk I want to do is really important. And I say, That's lovely. Has any single one of them said, and I would love to hire you as a consultant to help me do that important thing. Then they say, No, no, you know, it's somebody else. If it's important, and something somebody else should pay you, you're in trouble. I mean, the truth, the Absolute Truth is that we should I mean, we value things, especially in the United States, and here in England, as well, as you know, on this project, we value things in ways that are sometimes crazy. And we should value teachers, the way that we value top football stars here, or as they call football here or American football. In the in the US. Or movie stars, we should pay teachers that way. Do we know? Yeah. So you can't make people value things they don't actually value. You just can't. I wish we could. Yeah, you know, I just not. That's not how it works. So my job is to figure out what people actually want. And I have a weird sense for such things. And then also figure out what does this company or this leader or this potential thought leader or this actual thought leader, what do they have? That would be extraordinarily valuable to a particular market?Amy Riley:
So Sarah, as I'm listening to you talk about the importance of the human connection and finding out what do our customers potential customers actually want the phrase slow down to speed up is popping into my head, right? Because I mean, you're talking about doubling your business in a year. So that sounds like get into action, you know, make make transactions sell stuff tomorrow, but I'm hearing, there's some slow down to this, there's have that human connection, spend the time with the people you most want to serve, find out what really makes them tick, what really is going on. So you can deliver and provide what they really want. So a bit of a slow down, find out what this winning formula really is. Then go and make it happen.Sarah Victory:
And I think it's absolutely accurate. Absolutely dead accurate. It's extremely, it's almost like when you take a spring a coil and you squish it down and squish it down and squish it down and that seems like counterintuitive. Why am I pushing something down to make it go higher? But when you do that, all of a sudden you have this compacted power powerhouse of a thing that can go so high so fast. And most people never slow down long enough, as you just pointed out to be able to make that happen. And then they just feel like a hamster on a wheel. metaphor is a little bit. And it's it, you also have to believe it's feasible. I have a company that I'm working right with right now there. I want to say about 8 million right now almost 10. And they want them they want to double in the next year. Thus, I have a job, right? And so I was working with a guy yesterday. And and he said, Well, you know, he's writing, he's writing this fantastic book, really interesting, interesting, high tech, cutting edge stuff really, really fascinating. And he said, Well, I want to make sure that I tell people in this book that you know, they're doing this wrong, and they're doing that wrong. And they really should. And like I said, Who Who do you work? What clients are you I said, we have a fundamental issue here, you you, you don't believe that the people who are going to read this book are going to listen to what you say and do what you say, what's wrong with the clients that you have? That you're starting to have that belief in your head, and I could see it was like, Oh, my gosh, wait a minute. And I think we all do that, you know, we get one or two, done, you know, they have these huge clients, we get one or two done clients, and then we do a decent job for them, they give us a few more with the same awful personality, who gives us a few more with the same awful personality. And suddenly you have a whole clan of people that you're not you're not you and your team are maybe not excited to run out and and get more of because you haven't stopped, as you pointed out, slow down to speed up? What a great way of putting it, you haven't done that pushing the coil down enough to find out? Who are you really going after? Who do you really want 300 million people, you know, ish, just in the US alone, you can't tell me you can't find you know, 50 or 100 or 500, that aren't going to be so excited to work with you and your company, that you don't have to spend all your time convincing them and watching them do not do what you tell them to do. And, you know, don't ya don't work with jerks. But you want to make sure that you are cloning your favorite clients, not your least favorite clients, and they're out there. But what happens is you just ride the horse the way it's going rather than guiding in any particular direction. That might be getting you what you really want, which is a vibrant, exciting client that gives you a you know, that gets your team thrilled to be working with them. And if you're talking to enough people, then you can pick and choose the cream that come Dilek home, you know the cream of the crop. Yeah, and you're not having to settle for a client. That's, that's basically let's face it a dud.Amy Riley:
I am so glad that you brought up belief that we need to believe it's possible, right? And that and that you can help a client see that you know, this individual you're talking about, you know, all the evidence is showing that the clients I get to work with operate in these ways. But stepping in negative, yeah, stepping into that believes that my ideal client is out there. I think that leadership, powerful leadership has so much more to do with our belief work than it does with our behavior work. Peter Drucker has that famous saying that culture eats strategy for breakfast. I want to make famous and so feel free to quote me everyone believe feeds behavior for breakfast. And you help your clients belief. Yeah, I believe what's possible believe the new way. Everyone we have been talking with Sarah victory today. She is an amazing person. That's what you need to know about her first and foremost. Sara victory is also the author of numerous best selling books and audio programs, including double your business in one year. Oh, sorry, double your business in one year or less. Oh yeah, do something brave every day, and how to be powerful. Sarah has addressed over 2000 distinguished audiences in Europe in the US and in South America. Her clients include Avon, Ford, red, Ken farmers, Arbonne and IBM just to name a few. And you have seen her influential clients make dozens of appearances on Oprah, the Today Show The Tonight Show and C N N. So glad that you are with us today Sarah I'mSarah Victory:
not I'm honored to be with you, Amy, you're one of my favorite human beings on the entire planet. And you're doing such great work in changing the world in very profound ways. And I don't say that lightly. So it's an honor to be with you,Amy Riley:
ah, ditto, I feel the same. So we've been talking about how to how to how leaders how businesses, double their business, their impact in one year or less, we've been talking about the importance of connecting slowing down and connecting with clients and the people that you want to serve. We've also been talking about once the business starts growing, you need to have that infrastructure in place. So there's so much that you leader a business going for it could be focusing on? How do you help them prioritize, decide what's next? Keep keep their focus in the most effective places.Sarah Victory:
I think that is one of the toughest things for most leaders is to say, there are a million things I could do, there are a million things that my team could be doing. What is it that we really focus in on and that is very, very challenging? And I find the easiest way to do that is to say, where do you want to go? And then let's backtrack to that is really, really simple. So it you know, again, if it's, let's say, if we could do magic and sprinkle fairy dust over your head, where would this company be? Where would you be? What impact would you have? What would be the absolute ideal client from, from a demographic standpoint, and from a psychographic standpoint, that the you know, what is the emotional state? Or what, you know, what kind of people do you want to do business with? You know, and it's not, it's it? Yeah, it's got to be something where you think, Oh, my gosh, we have the greatest clients in the world, I can't wait to serve them, I want to go on vacation with every single one of them. So once you have all of that established, and you say, Okay, five years from now, we want maybe 100, more of these, let's say a consulting firm might want to have 100, or 1000, or 10,000, doesn't really matter, but you pick a number, and this is what they're going to be like, you know, for me, a lot of our values of the company are kindness and appreciation, which sound very, you know, warm and fuzzy. And yet, I really find that the more The kinder you are to other people, the more you appreciate other people, the more they are dying to give you referrals and more business. And it's, it's not all, you know, they're not so likely to pick the cheapest one they can have people that they really enjoy spending time with. Kind of reminds me if we had to pick a driver, who's going to drive us across the UK, because Steve and I both are trying to avoid driving on the wrong side of the road. And to the right, two different guys applied to be to drive us all this way. Five hours across the country. And, and one of them has was very transactional. You know, it was like, we could do this, we could do this, we could do this. And he obviously didn't have a lot of time, Bum Bum Bum Bum bum. And the other guy took time to find out about me happens to like dogs, we have a little white fluffy dog who travels with us. And you know, the one guy was like, Yeah, dog, whatever. And he wanted, what kind is she would you rescue her from? How long have you had her? I mean, took the guy five whole extra minutes. But he seemed like the kind of person that I thought I would love to spend time with this guy. And he was so appreciative of the fact that we took an interest in wanting to choose his company, what else could he do to help us? And was there anything else we were looking for while we were in the area? And could he take us various places? Well, now he's, he's driving us, you know, from here to there down to London up and over and across. AndAmy Riley:
it sounds like he's read sounds like he's read one or more of your books.Sarah Victory:
This guy can write one or more of my books and probably do a better job. He's fantastic. So what it occurred to me was, I wanted to spend more time with this guy, because he seemed to actually he was kind he seemed to care about me. So ultimately, he's much more expensive, much more much more expensive. I am more than happy to pay a premium to get the really great guy. But most people do not take the time to figure out what is their North Star for their company. What it what do they stand for what is their North Star for themselves? And then what will they What do what are they aiming for in terms of the perfect clients not just any clients so that if you because you then bypass the no one is out there who could possibly buy from me it's just not worth trying. And, and you're not trying to squeeze the same five annoying people into buying from you, and convince and convince and convince, you know, when it's a great love match, what happens is they can't wait to help you, you know, get more business and they want to work with you and you can't wait to work with them and do everything in your power to be able to help them get to whatever their best destiny is whatever it is that they want.Amy Riley:
So exactly. Yeah, once you once you know what that is, then you don't have to appear to care you actually coming from your zone of genius and passion. Right? And you've you've, you've found your love match?Sarah Victory:
Absolutely. One of my clients said to me the other day, we were talking about this, and he said, you know, what I really am passionate about is I love to reduce friction, I want to see zero friction and accompany the consultant, fabulous firm. He said, I want all of our he said I'm obsessed with everybody on his team is the same way. And they want to take a company and they want they want to have tech, you know, technology ways to have zero friction. People ways to have zero. It's all he said, I that's what I'm passionate. So well. Why don't Why don't you get you? Why don't we have you guys doing way more of that? That sounds really Oh, well, I think that had been dreaming, right? That's the dream. And they said, Well, what happens when you do that? Because that's a process, which is which is nice. And he said, he said, Well, I take companies, you know, from a $200 million company to a billion dollar company when I do that. And I went, and why aren't we selling that? Yeah, that sounds really valuable. And that's going in the subtitle of his of his book. So yeah, of course it is. Yeah. But he never stopped to think, what is it that I'm doing that, again, would have great value that he's passionate about, that they're passionate about? That would have great value to somebody who is sitting around saying, Wow, I'd really like to take this $200 million company to a billion dollar company. I wonder what tech solutions there are to do that. I wonder what people's solutions. I wonder how we can get how can we have a zero friction company? That also goes to to a billion. Oh, who doesn't? That sounds fantastic, right?Amy Riley:
Yeah, Sarah, I enjoyed spending the time with you today. Thank you for your for your time. I love that. You help your clients get clear on how they can impact the world. And then the create those those love matches, you brought so many important concepts. To us today. The zone of genius. I love that phrase. We all have one. Find your love match. I love that phrase. We can talk about love in business, right? You find that an ideal match between your zone of genius and those who desperately want what you need. Slow down to have that human connection with those people that you want to work with. And believe it's possible. Absolutely. Great insights. Yeah.Sarah Victory:
I love what you've added to what I said. Thank you. Yeah.Amy Riley:
Yeah. Thank you.Sarah Victory:
I think Ireally believe what we say at our company, which is do you need to double your business? Do you need to double your impact? And you need to at least aim for changing the world? Yeah, Double Your Business W impact change the world?Amy Riley:
And we all can't, because we've got we all canSarah Victory:
everyone has a capacity. Yeah. And go in your zone of genius to get there.Amy Riley:
I love it. Thank you, Sarah.Sarah Victory:
Thank you so much, Amy. Always a delight to see. Honor. Thank you.