The Unseen Costs of Leadership: How Much is it Costing You?

Ben Killoy, Veteran & Motivational Speaker
Northeastern Emergency Power Conference – Tuesday’s Keynote Speaker

Alex Hormzi is often quoted as saying that the cost of not knowing how to make a million dollars is your one million minus your current net worth, which he refers to as the “uninformed tax.” Every day we go without this knowledge, we are paying that tax, and that is the true cost of not investing in yourself to get better.

In business and leadership, the cost of not knowing what you don’t know can be even higher. The effects can ripple through multiple areas of our lives—our bank accounts, our marriages, and our relationships with our children.

Here’s the reality: if we knew what we needed to know in our business, we could finally break through the barriers to the next revenue goal, the next hiring goal, and ultimately achieve the reason you probably started the business in the first place—to have the time and freedom to be with family and live your life.

This begs the question: what do you need to get better? What part of the problem is you? How do you work through this cost in your business and stop the hemorrhaging of cash, time, and memories with family?

Do you believe in the power of a single hello to change your reality?

There’s a good chance you are chasing the dream you have because at some point you said hello to someone who had something you wanted for yourself. A life that you previously didn’t know you could build, nor how to. But here you are, building it, living out the dream. Yet, somewhere along the way, you probably stopped saying hello to new people, new business partners, and people who were ahead of you on the journey.

It’s crucial to remember that success leaves clues, but we first have to be open to receiving those clues. This can’t happen with our heads buried in the business; our heads need to be working on the business.

One of the fantastic aspects of conferences is that you have a group of people with similar, but different dreams, all at different stages in their journey. You are always one hello away from a completely different perspective on life and business. By saying no to attending the upcoming NorthEastern Emergency Power Conference, you are essentially agreeing to pay the cost of not knowing how to get to the next level for another year.

We all know with inflation, the cost of things is always going up, and the cost of whatever you are trying to solve is as cheap as it will ever be.

Never forget that NASA engineers spent 10 years traveling all the way to the moon and back, and throughout that entire time, not one of them ever considered putting wheels on a suitcase.

I look forward to seeing you in the front row at this year’s conference with an open mind and your hellos ready to level up what you’re growing through.

About Ben Killoy

Ben grew up on a farm in Southern Wisconsin, isolated from the world. He grew up in a place where he didn’t have a lot of friends. His Grandma lived nearby and became his first best friend.

Ben joined the United States Marine Corps right after high school, served four years, and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He transitioned out in 2007, which marked the beginning of his next hardest battle in life: trying to find his place.

He married his wife in 2010, became a dad in 2012, and now they have three kids. Through his journey to become a better dad and find purpose, Ben discovered a passion for coaching others and fell in love with the process.

Ben has spent the last 20 years of my life learning exactly what not to do in life and learning from the ground up what is joy and where it comes from.  His experience and insights are drawn from his life and the communities he has grown with on this journey.

Learn more about Ben on his website.

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