Hello, and welcome to the Leadership Done Right Podcast, Episode 37: Meaningful and Deep Relationships Lead to Success with Patrick Green.
Get to Know Patrick
Our guest today is a self described “regular guy” who grew up in a broken home, and bounced back and forth between parents who both had financial difficulties. At the age of eleven his father, with whom he was living at the time, filed for bankruptcy, and the home in which they lived was lost to foreclosure. His experiences led to him writing the book “The Millionaire Journey: A Guide for Anyone to Reach Financial Freedom”.
Educational and Professional Background
Our guest went on to earn a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Georgia State University. Since that time, he has held a variety of positions in management and administration in health care systems. Some of those positions have included Director of Business Operations, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Heart and Vascular, and a Board Member. On the side he also provides medical consulting for MPACT Consulting.
He is passionate about helping people in leadership to be successful and runs the site, “3 R’s of Success”.
I connected with our guest several years ago and have been learning from him ever since. I am honored to have him on the show today. Our guest today is Patrick Green. Patrick, welcome to the show!
Meaningful and Deep Relationships Lead to Success
After 25 years as a leader in the healthcare industry, Patrick had a defining moment. He had to decide what to do for the rest of his career. Did he want to continue in healthcare, go into ministry leadership, or do something within a different industry altogether?
He started writing and blogging which helped clarify his own thoughts. He came to the conclusion that leadership is not rocket science. “In the first book I wrote called ‘The 3 R’s of Success In Healthcare Administration’ the three R’s were very simple. It was relationships, referrals, and reimbursements in the healthcare community. And, really it all came down to relationships. If you do that one right, then the rest will follow.”
“Honestly, I think that “R” [relationships] can be carried forward to success in just about any endeavor in life. If you concentrate and you are having meaningful deep relationships, you’re going to succeed.” No matter what industry or position you hold, relationships go further than any other aspect of life.
Patrick and I discussed one of his biggest challenges he had implementing a new patient care system. He changed the care setup from helping during standard business hours to being a 24/7 operation. He met significant resistance from someone he thought would be his biggest ally. That led to many challenges and the person eventually had to be let go. Patrick explained lessons he learned and other takeaways from this experience.
The Speed Round
- Who is the one leader you look up to most and why? Dave Ramsey, because he helps people avoid the mistakes that lead to financial struggles. He didn’t stop there though. Instead, he has gone on to foster and grow leadership and entrepreneurship to help the upcoming generation. Dave Ramsey wrote a book on this called The Legacy Journey.
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? If you stay at work until you get it all done, you’ll never go home. Focus on the work-life balance by looking at your priorities and what you’re doing. Then determine if what you’re doing will really make a difference and is worth it.
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? The 1st and 10. The very first thing I do each morning is think about and express my gratitude for 10 things. This helps me have an attitude of gratitude and really frames my day.
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? The Millionaire Journey by Patrick Green This book really imparts hope and a plan to develop financial freedom.
- On a light-hearted note, what is your favorite hobby? Fishing from the shore or on a boat.
Connect With Patrick Green
What’s the best way to connect with Patrick?
- Website: www.3RsOfSuccess.com The 3 R’s of Success Leadership Blog
- Book Website: www.TheMillionaireJourneyBook.com
One Final Question
If you could go back in time and give yourself advice when you first started your leadership journey, what would it be and why? Don’t get ahead of yourself. Know that life is a journey. You do progress through it at the pace that’s right for you if you are putting first things first in your life. Prioritize the things that are most important. Don’t get discouraged if things aren’t happening fast enough for you.
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