How to View Failure

David says one of your greatest assets is failure. There are many factors wrapped up in failure, two of which are action and growth.

Let’s dive a bit deeper into that.

So many of us are afraid not of failure, but of the humiliation we think we’ll face.

A big part of this is our society’s focus on perfection and only seeing the highlight reels of others.

Athletes hoisting trophies.

Celebs on the red carpet.

Friends and family members getting those big promotions.

We see it all and today’s world only amplifies it. We’re also quick to post every single win on social media and talk about it.

But what many people seem to realize is this. Even those athletes, celebs, and our friends and family have suffered and endured through countless failures to reach those few pinnacle moments that shine so bright. You’re no different, you just might not force yourself to go through the failure in order to reach.

We’re here to show you that failing is not only NOT a bad thing, but it’s an essential thing. It will force you to learn, to grow and to act outside your current knowledge, skills, and comfort zone.

Question one: What is there to learn? If you know everything, what is there to learn? If you know everything, how on earth are you going to develop any new skill? The only way you learn something new is by being wrong or bad at it a few times. The good news? It won’t always stay like this if you keep pushing through! It sounds crazy but the only way to achieve pleasure is to go through some pain.

Tough times don’t last…Tough People Do!

Get comfortable being uncomfortable and watch the roots get planted and your tree blossoms with new and better fruit.

Question two: How can you “act” better? Action is the key driver to all great achievement! You can practice, or read a book, or go over a sales pitch again and again in your head. However, if you never take action you’ll never get anywhere. You can read how to drive countless times but if you never do the act of putting your foot on the gas your car will never go anywhere and you’ll never reach any great destinations.

Life can hurt! We’re aware of that. But we are here to flip your script on what’s possible for you as an individual. We’ve seen countless people feel absolutely powerless and enough is enough. Be courageous enough to fail and you’ll earn the victories your heart desires!

Depending on who you listen to and where you look, you’ll hear a thousand different opinions on balance.

No, we don’t mean the balance that all of Alisa’s gymnasts need either!

We’re talking about work-life balance and if such a thing exists at all.

The short answer, at least in our point of view, is yes.

When discussing balance, you may have heard it’s all about hustle, or there’s absolutely no such thing as balance.

Life itself is about finding balance and what works for you.

That’s why we focus so much on breaking things down and Reverse Engineering.

You see, the error most people make in trying to find balance, is they do so with their current resources in their current mindset in their current situation. If they were able to find balance with this, eventually everyone would stumble into balance.

Wrong, wrong, wrong!

The point of balance is knowing what your outcome is and then doing the small, repeatable actions to grow into someone who can find balance in this future self…

And that takes work.

More work than most are willing to do or know how to do on their own.

With the Ultimate Achievement System, we help people think bigger and find those things that are most important to them. These exercises get everything out into the open and down on paper so a person can fully see all the stuff they need and want to balance.

Once we build a foundation and clear away the unnecessary things that’ll knock a person off balance, the growth can begin and the path to balance is a whole lot clearer.

Balance is about choices. Knowing what to say yes to and what’s not worth your time and energy. So many of us are off balance because they can be knocked off course by the simplest things that don’t bring them any closer to their goals!

If you’re sick of being thrown out of whack by seemingly simple things, let us know! We love meeting people where they’re at, uncovering their core values, tweaking habits, actions, and schedules, and calendar blocking these things for ultimate success and achievement!

Getting anything back takes discipline, focus, the right attitude and the appropriate plan, and team supporting you.

After a huge shake up at Black Hills Gymnastics a few years ago, our Get-It-Back Queen Alisa knew there was a long road ahead to get the gym back to its “Days of Dominance”

After the results of this years gymnastics season, we think it’s safe to say: BHG is Back, Baby!

A Clean Sweep of all 3 Levels at Sectionals and sending many athletes on to the State Competition means we’re seriously back in business!

The journey back to the top was an interesting one filled with leadership development, rigorous planning and training, and and an overall vision of what true success looked like for the gym as a whole.

“We knew exactly what we wanted and really made an effort to get there. When dealing with an organization of this size, with so many coaches, staff, and of course young kids, it took a lot of introspection and course correction from me as the owner and coach to make sure we stayed on track.”

Challenge 1 – Getting the right people in place

Matching coaches with teams for achievement is always a great puzzle. By investing in our coaches with workshops, continuous training, and retreats really helped us grow closer as a team. Gaining better skills and a deeper understanding of how the overall team works together was a huge step towards ongoing success.

A Live Look In at the TeamBHG Leadership Year in Review and New Year set up.

Challenge 2 – Mindset

Mindset is the number one thing that can make or break a team. You can have all the talent in the world, but if your eyes aren’t confidently on the prize, you’ll never make it to the top. Showing athletes and coaches how to prime their minds for success was a big pillar of strength for Black Hills Gymnastics.

Challenge 3 – Continuous Planning and Training for Success

Just getting everyone to buy in is difficult enough. It’s quite another task to keep this momentum going. This is where Calendar Blocking is truly magical. It works just as well for teams as it does for business owners. Plus, the communication between staff members at the gym is top notch, allowing seamless and constant growth of the athletes!

At the end, to see what Alisa and her team has accomplished after the heartbreak of losing a large part of what built Black Hills Gymnastics is nothing short of incredible!

We look forward to many trophies, accolades, and accomplishments “Getting Back” to Black Hills Gymnastics for years to come but more over the next ripples that will come from this next run of Teaching Life Skills Through the Sport of Gymnastics.

How’s that business coming along?

Do you have a well-oiled machine?

Or are you just trying to get enough clients to make it through to the end of the month?

What do you need to truly find happiness, success, and fulfillment in your business?

We all know by now David is a true visionary.

He takes BIG ideas, breaks them down into manageable parts, and carefully constructs them back into winning businesses!

In order to do that, he follows some pretty simple, yet highly effective strategies on how to create and grow businesses.

All you entrepreneurs and business owners, this one’s for you!

The Revenue Model

How will you bring in the bucks? Are your sales going to be one-offs, or are you going to have clients return for more of your product and service? Is there a way you can provide more value more often?

It’s much easier to sell to those you’ve already sold to, but only if they truly need more from you. Find ways to increase volume of diversify your range of products to entice repeat customers.

Look at what Adobe did with their Creative Suite. Instead of selling one piece of software once, spending years reworking that software into a new version and selling it again, Adobe now has a monthly subscription pricing model. This ensures they’ll always have new revenue coming in and actually makes them more money in the long run than selling big software bundles!

Sharing the load intelligently and responsibly  

How you manage your team and the tasks they perform (and get paid for) is also something to pay attention to. David prefers paying people by the tasks they complete or on commission rather than an hourly wage or salary.


One word: Incentive

When people are paid hourly, they’re incentivized to make more money by taking longer amounts of time to complete projects. If you can, shoot for tasks that can be assigned a dollar amount. That way, people will know exactly what needs to be done and what they’ll get for completing work. Don’t worry, you can always adjust what tasks are worth if you see one takes more or less work than anticipated.

The People

A pretty obvious one here, but you’ve really got to focus on your people. Make them happy and they’ll produce better work for you. Treat them like your servants and you’ll constantly be searching for new people and replacing those who are worn out.

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, which controls such companies as Virgin Airlines and more (over 400!) said it best when it comes to managing and developing your team: “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”

The Overall Vision (The Why of your Company)

This is at the center of your being as a company! If you don’t have an overall destination, how are you going to know how to get there???

Make your vision BIG, serve an important role in your community and the world, and give your team a beacon to look to when things get tough.

Business is a crazy world, but knowing why you exist, who you serve, and how you do it is a sure-fire way to survive it!

Paying it Forward

This is just a tried a true tradition of the Universe! If your company is dedicated to serving some sort of higher purpose by giving to others, you can’t lose!

Try finding a nonprofit you can donate funds or time to, you won’t be disappointed. ;)

There you have it, 5 ways to build your business strategy for success! Take them and make them yours and build something truly special.

One of The Mullers’ greatest joys is helping younger entrepreneurs and great people become even better versions of themselves. They’ve been lucky enough to be working with Sean Ramalho and Sami Ganske for over a year now, and it’s been magical to watch them grow through life.

David and Alisa first met Sean and Sami through their publicist, Gatlin Johnson. He was working with them and couldn’t stop talking about two of his best friends who they just HAD to meet! He told The Mullers they were kind-hearted entrepreneurs who were seeking MORE.

They sought mentorship after seeing early success in owning their own mattress store, but they felt kinda stuck…

“We had initial success and were loving it! The mattress store was giving us the daily and weekly freedom to spend time like we wanted, but weren’t getting a ton further. We wanted to seek advice and learn something from entrepreneurs who’d had multiple streams of income funding their interests and desired lifestyle.”

Once David and Alisa found out what Sean and Sami truly desired, they were able to help them put together action and research plans that would help them discover the building blocks to their long sought after dream life.

“We’re always trying to figure out what the next best move is. When you’re in that stage, there’s a lot of shiny objects that can distract you. In the past, we’ve spent a lot of time chasing those things, instead of remaining clear and focused on what will provide the biggest impact. That’s one of the biggest ways David and Alisa have helped us, by keeping us on track with getting priorities done rather than so-called “urgent”, invaluable tasks,” says Sean with a laugh.

“For me, the goal storming sessions with The Mullers always put me back on track and force me to think bigger and in more definite terms. Before meeting them, I had vague goals like wanting to lose weight or wanting to make more money. With their help, I’ve been able to define my dreams more clearly and gain more progress on them than ever before!” reports Sami.

Happy people make a happy world!

When all seems dark…

In 2018, Sean and Sami had an extremely disheartening business venture. They invested a lot of capital on a program they were sure was going to fulfill them both financially and spiritually. They’d be helping other entrepreneurs get the monetary resources they needed to grow their business.

“It seemed like a win-win and an awesome program, but we soon found out we weren’t getting the needed support from those higher up in the company. We were really bummed and didn’t see too many options at that point. David and Alisa coached us through this rough patch, always giving us words of encouragement and small tasks that proved very powerful in getting our groove back,” explains Sami.

“I definitely understand why they call their weekly coaching a GPS (Goal Progression Session) They’ve been instrumental to keeping us on the right path and toward even greater potential! We’ve never been more excited for what the future holds!” says Sean

The Mullers been so honored to help Sean and Sami grow. They’re incredibly gifted entrepreneurs with big hearts and open minds! We can’t wait to see how your gifts change the world as they continue their journey!