Relentless Growth

EP 7: Live Coaching Session with Elon (Are you thinking too small?)

August 13, 2020 Chris Goodman Episode 7
Relentless Growth
EP 7: Live Coaching Session with Elon (Are you thinking too small?)
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EP 7: Live Coaching Session with Elon (Are you thinking too small?)
Aug 13, 2020 Episode 7
Chris Goodman

It’s safe to say that this is one of the strangest years in history, and for college graduates entering the job market, things are certainly very challenging. Today's guest, Elon Kline, is one of these recent grads, and in the wake of the COVID-19 economy, he lost his job before even starting! He then did something he never thought he would have to do — He moved back home with his parents. After wading his way through infinite job applications with student loan debt looming, Elon decided to take a stab at professional speaking, a dream he always harbored. It paid off when he landed his first speaking gig, and he knows he is just getting started. In this episode, Elon gets vulnerable and sits down for a live coaching session with Chris. We first get to know Elon, where his positive attitude and determination stand out. After this, he and Chris get stuck in, and they explore Elon’s goal of paying off his student loans. Through the session, Elon establishes a yearly income that would allow him to pay off his debt, the roadblocks that stand in the way of him reaching this goal, and, most importantly, how he would overcome these difficulties. During the engagement, we hear a noticeable difference in Elon’s confidence levels because he realizes that by getting out of his own way, he can live up to his potential. For such a young man, Elon displays incredible self-reflexivity and introspection and his commitment to relentless growth is sure to propel him to great heights. Be sure to tune in today!


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Get to know Elon, where he’s from, and some of the influential books in his life.
  • Hear about what led Elon to launch his speaking business, and landing his first client.
  • Chris’s story of working in real estate and how he learned experience is overrated.
  • How Elon’s positive attitude and persistence has reaped rewards recently.
  • The result that Elon really wants but he hasn’t achieved yet — Paying off his student loans.
  • How having a coach is so important to help you push past your perceived limits.
  • Advice that Elon got from Chris when he reached out to him two years ago.
  • Obstacles that would stand in Elon’s way of making $112,000 a year by August 2021.
  • Elon’s level of commitment to earn an income that would help him clear his debt.
  • Staying comfortable does not serve you; pushing yourself does.
  • Why the hustle culture does not appeal to Elon and the importance of enjoyment in his life.
  • How Elon would come up with money if he faced a medical emergency.
  • What's the one thing Elon could do to easily make $10,000 a month?
  • Three people in Elon’s life who will hold him accountable.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Elon Kline on LinkedIn

This is Why You Are a Perfectionist TED Talk

The Alchemist

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Tony Robbins

Les Brown

1000 True Fans

The ONE Thing

Zig Ziglar

Goodman Coaching

Chris Goodman on LinkedIn

Chris Goodman on Instagram

Show Notes

It’s safe to say that this is one of the strangest years in history, and for college graduates entering the job market, things are certainly very challenging. Today's guest, Elon Kline, is one of these recent grads, and in the wake of the COVID-19 economy, he lost his job before even starting! He then did something he never thought he would have to do — He moved back home with his parents. After wading his way through infinite job applications with student loan debt looming, Elon decided to take a stab at professional speaking, a dream he always harbored. It paid off when he landed his first speaking gig, and he knows he is just getting started. In this episode, Elon gets vulnerable and sits down for a live coaching session with Chris. We first get to know Elon, where his positive attitude and determination stand out. After this, he and Chris get stuck in, and they explore Elon’s goal of paying off his student loans. Through the session, Elon establishes a yearly income that would allow him to pay off his debt, the roadblocks that stand in the way of him reaching this goal, and, most importantly, how he would overcome these difficulties. During the engagement, we hear a noticeable difference in Elon’s confidence levels because he realizes that by getting out of his own way, he can live up to his potential. For such a young man, Elon displays incredible self-reflexivity and introspection and his commitment to relentless growth is sure to propel him to great heights. Be sure to tune in today!


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Get to know Elon, where he’s from, and some of the influential books in his life.
  • Hear about what led Elon to launch his speaking business, and landing his first client.
  • Chris’s story of working in real estate and how he learned experience is overrated.
  • How Elon’s positive attitude and persistence has reaped rewards recently.
  • The result that Elon really wants but he hasn’t achieved yet — Paying off his student loans.
  • How having a coach is so important to help you push past your perceived limits.
  • Advice that Elon got from Chris when he reached out to him two years ago.
  • Obstacles that would stand in Elon’s way of making $112,000 a year by August 2021.
  • Elon’s level of commitment to earn an income that would help him clear his debt.
  • Staying comfortable does not serve you; pushing yourself does.
  • Why the hustle culture does not appeal to Elon and the importance of enjoyment in his life.
  • How Elon would come up with money if he faced a medical emergency.
  • What's the one thing Elon could do to easily make $10,000 a month?
  • Three people in Elon’s life who will hold him accountable.


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Elon Kline on LinkedIn

This is Why You Are a Perfectionist TED Talk

The Alchemist

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Tony Robbins

Les Brown

1000 True Fans

The ONE Thing

Zig Ziglar

Goodman Coaching

Chris Goodman on LinkedIn

Chris Goodman on Instagram