If I had a gift to give Executives, Managers, and Business Owners, it would be the Gift of TIME.
Hi, I’m Pat Mixon and I’m the founder of Executive Training Camp, the world’s premier place for 21st Century training, strategies, and systems that allow Manager, Executives, and Business Owners to take their game to the next level. So, I wanted to PERSONALLY WELCOME you to Camp.
I’m in the business of giving people BACK THEIR TIME. That’s because I have a secret weapon. It’s a process I developed and perfected working in Corporate America and as a Business Consultant helping high growth companies not only with Operations & Finance but Efficiency and Effectiveness.
I’ve taken this knowledge and now I help individuals learn new systems and strategies around Time Management, Delegation, Email Management, To Do Lists, Meeting Management, Making Decisions, and Managing/Working Remotely and more. And, this isn’t the Stephen Covey or Dale Carnegie day planning programs of the 20th Century. My systems and strategies are designed for today’s 21st Century, rapid-fire, world we live in.
I’m known as an Authority on Time and for the past 10 years I’ve been able to serve my clients WORKING REMOTELY and LESS than 25 hours a week.
But I didn’t get here overnight. It took decisions, choices and, most importantly, new approaches to work and time. Also, I want to immediately put to rest any perceptions that you might have about a Consultant having more skills so they can work less and make more. Entirely not true, in fact most Consultants, because they are self-employed, work longer hours that most employees.
Look, I’m just like you. I spent years struggling to climb the corporate ladder, manage my tasks and people, worked 60+ hours a week, and felt like I never could get it all done nor please my bosses.
But in my studies of the best time managers, I discovered that it’s all about using new strategies & systems along with approaching everything you do differently that can easily and effortlessly achieve more results. That’s because everything I know and do is repeatable, straightforward, and WILL NOT take MORE OF YOUR TIME.
Now, these simple and proven systems are used by executives, managers and business owners worldwide to allow them to do their work more efficiently and effectively so they can create more TIME in their lives.
The impact has been massive as my clients and students have applied these strategies to change their lives, using the same principles I’ve used for nearly 20 years working for, managing and consulting high-growth companies.
I will literally show you step by step how to COMPRESS TIME in your work life. And, that will translate into your entire life.
To Gain Back Time in Your Life, we offer the Pro Playbook Series. These simple and proven systems are used by thousands of executives, managers and business owners worldwide to allow them to do their work more efficiently and effectively so they can create more time in their lives. The impact has been massive as my clients and students have applied these strategies to change their lives, using the same principles I’ve used for nearly 20 years working for, managing, and consulting high-growth companies.
And, the ability to do this is not complex. It’s actually super simple, straightforward and easy but requires you to completely change the way you approach time management, and delegation. It’s about a new mindset as much as it is about new skills, tactics and tools.
Unfortunately, Time Management & Organizational Skills aren’t taught in schools. It’s a practice that is developed. But when you master it, you’ll have a newfound sense of your Personal power and a greater sense of Freedom & Wellbeing.
I will literally show you step by step how to COMPRESS TIME in your work life. And, that will translate into your entire life.
To me, there is nothing more fulfilling than the amazing feeling I get in helping others achieve their goals and dreams and gain back their most precious asset and the one none of us get more of: Time.
So, I’m on a Mission. I call it the “Gain Back Your Time Campaign.” The gift I can give the world is more time. That’s bigger than money. It’s right up there with health and love. And, I’m doing it one person, one company at a time. Join us and you too can have more time to do more of the things you love.
I’m on a quest. As I’ve helped more and more people improve not just their business life but their entire lives, I realized I have a higher calling now. Work does NOT have to be that hard and it’s my goal to show as many people that as possible.
So, I’m on a Mission. I call it the “Gain Back Your Time Campaign.” The gift I can give the world is more TIME. That’s bigger than money. It’s right up there with health and love.
The ONE Thing that every human doesn’t get more of, that is scarce, and equal for all of us is Time.
It doesn’t matter who you are, where you work, how much money you make, nothing. Nobody gets more of it than anyone else. Time really is the Great Equalizer.
So, wouldn’t you want to learn the secrets to Gain Back more of Your Time? Have more time to realize your goals and dreams, whether in business, relationships, family, hobbies or fun?
And, haven’t you always wondered how certain people, like Warren Buffett, Richard Branson and others accomplish more in their workday than others? We all have the same 24 hours. It all comes down to HOW we use that Time.
I get no greater joy than to see an Executive, Manager or Business Owner learn and USE my simple systems (Playbooks I call them) to change the entire way they approach their work life. I take a Holistic approach to my work that uses a simple formula as its foundation:
Better Work Life = Better Personal Life = Better Overall Life= BALANCE
(Secret: I’ve learned when you make one of the above better, it makes all of them better.)
It’s like one of those teeter-totters in the playground for kids. That formula, when the proper systems are deployed, will ALWAYS achieve Balance.
So my new Mission, The Gain Back Your Time Campaign, is now my current focus. I achieve this in helping both my corporate companies that I work with as well as my executive coaching programs that help individuals. They all achieve the same benefit: More Time. This happens through better systems, strategies, and tactics.
While not everyone resonates with everyone, if any of the above clicked with you in any way or if any of my story sounded familiar or you’ve been asking how to achieve more Balance in your work or personal life, then maybe, just maybe, you can be a part of this new movement to “Gain Back Time.”
I promise, anything you learn from me will be easy, straightforward and simple. But don’t take my word for it. Test it for yourself and see. That’s what life is really about.
Remember, experience isn’t learned, it’s earned!!
I wanted to share my background with you.
For the Past 10 Years I’ve worked as Business Consultant. But I Didn’t get here overnight It Took decisions, choices and most importantly, new approaches to work.
Look, I was just like you. I began my career following the “normal” path that was laid out for kids like me: go to college, get a great job and work your way up the ladder. I call this “The Path.”
And, I was really good at The Path.
I began my career working for an international accounting and consulting firm, KPMG. At first, I was like all my co-workers burning the midnight oil. But over time, I observed that while everyone was talented and worked hard, not everyone worked efficiently.
I realized there had to be better ways. So, I studied and sought out new ways to work and manage my time. Finally, I began to approach HOW I worked work differently, with different strategies.
It started to show immediately on jobs where everything was based on prior year’s hours.
I’d have a task that took 6 hours last year. I finished it in 2.
It was at KPMG that I learned I could operate at a different speed, another gear, compared to my peers.
After gaining massive experience, becoming a CPA, and adding significant skills to my consulting toolbox, I left that public finance world and began working for private companies.
I ran Global Operations for a software company that went public.
Then, I was CFO & VP Operations at a global license footwear company that had shoe brands Diesel and XOXO, to name a few. I started with that company with $0 revenue and had a “clean slate” to build the infrastructure I wanted, which I did. That foundation allowed us to grow to over $100 million in 3 years.
But I found this corporate path empty.
Sure, I was rising fast and making excellent money. But, I was expected to work long hours, most of which were more about appearance and being required to be present in the office rather than performance.
And, I watched My Peers who were constantly overwhelmed and stressed out, working 60-plus hours a week, I refused to let the same thing happen to me.
So, I Experimented MORE with time management, delegation, work day structures,
and efficiency techniques so I could have a life outside my career—and in doing so,
I mastered the ability to manage my staff (in the office & remotely), achieve more, and handle larger projects in less than 40 hours a week.
I was leaving work at or before 5pm while my colleagues were only getting started
for their second shift.
And, I was able to get more done with less stress, less chaos, and almost zero overwhelm.
But after 9 years in the corporate world, I knew I needed to find something more rewarding and personally fulfilling. I couldn’t see doing this for another 20 or 30 years. There had to be a different way.
And, that lead to the next step on my journey.
So, the LAST full-time job I worked was as CFO & VP Ops at Diesel Footwear.
Since then, I’ve ONLY worked part-time as a Business Consultant at my own Corporate Consulting firm as a Strategic Business Advisor.
After leaving Diesel, I ran a $20 million dollar Skateboard & Snowboard company as COO
for three years working 25 hours a week, taking the company from $15 to $20 million in revenue.
I’ve helped another footwear company go mass-market as the company’s Consulting CFO.
I’ve assisted an IT Technology company in San Francisco triple their size and dominate their market, after putting systems and processes in place for them.
The list goes on of companies and businesses I’ve helped.
And, I’ve done all of this with a “lifestyle balance”, which I’ll go into shortly.
Additionally, I’ve been able to manage groups of people not just in the US but teams located all over the world. I only go on site when required, typically only for board or shareholder meetings. And, I’ve done it all in under 30 hours a week for all my clients.
The ability to do this is not complex. It is simple and straightforward but requires you to completely change the way you approach your time management, and delegation skills.
Think you can do that?
My core strengths, the root of who I am, not just in business but in life, are that of a strategist, an arranger and a maximizer. These are my superpowers.
A strategists sees the Forest and the Trees. The Arranger “puts things together” in systems and patterns. And, the Maximizer takes things that are already good and makes them superb. On top of these strengths is my underlying ability to be efficient and effective. I’ve done this since I was a little kid. I always wanted to finish anything, whether it was homework or chores, in the quickest and best way possible. I was relentless. I even had a motto since about 8 years old: “Do it well, get it done, get it out of the way and then go play.”
The other huge aspect of me is sports. I’ve played and followed them all my life, especially basketball. The NBA in particular but I’m also a die-hard NFL fan. So, anything I do, say or think, all comes back to sports, especially teamwork. That’s why I call my work Training Camp. And, most of my stories or analogies or metaphors are typically sports related. So, if you don’t know or like sports, then we might not be the best fit. But for the majority of people, especially coming from the business world, sports and business go hand in hand.
Remember, I like to say: Business is a Sport and the BEST trained player Wins.
I wanted to talk about how my strategies and systems of time management have changed my life.
As I mentioned, my ability to be efficient and effective in the business world has not just benefited large, hundred million dollar companies or rising smaller ones. It has ultimately benefited me.
Because of the systems and strategies I deploy to approach work, I’m able to work part-time and work remotely. This affords my wife and I not only an excellent lifestyle but location freedom. For the past 10 years, we’ve been going back and forth between California and North Carolina. It started at first visiting North Carolina for week vacations in summer and ended up splitting time half the year in both places. I still work with my clients and deliver the same value, I just have come to learn and prove that I don’t have to be physically in their offices to do so.
I’m an average guy from average background but with an extraordinary ability to deploy strategies that create more TIME.
With more TIME, I’m able to enjoy sports, travel, enjoy family and friends and participate in favorite activities, whether playing basketball, attending workshops, learning to surf in Hawaii,
or just hanging out with my wife, family and friends.
Because of HOW I work, my life is truly different. Yours can be too.
The original “Why” for what I was doing in work life was like everyone else: build my career and support my family. Essentially, meet my main need for security and money. I wanted to provide and have that base level of certainty in my life and I did.
But as my career continued, I progressed up the ladder and money issues became less at the top of my worry list. Sure, I still had to plan and save if I wanted bigger possessions like houses and more stuff, but I no longer had to really pay attention to every little minor expense.
Then, I shifted out of the “normal” of Corporate America and into working more on my terms as a Business Consultant. That was fun and lucrative but it was really only “one offs.” What I mean was I was only helping one company at a time. While that was satisfying on many levels, something was missing.
At the same time, I realized how much my friends and acquaintances wanted to know “how I created my lifestyle.” Many always said “wouldn’t it be nice” or “you’re lucky.” But for anyone that would listen, I began to tell them my Secrets to Efficiency and Effectiveness. My “ah ha” moment came when I realized that not everyone thinks like me nor approaches time efficiency like I do. I could really teach others how to do this. I found myself repeatedly showing my friends and acquaintances “How I did it”. I always explained to them that my lifestyle was achieved consciously by me as a result of 3 simple things:
I’m now a “Lifestyle Leader” and one of my main passions in life is to help others create, design and implement the Lifestyle they desire. Nothing fills me up more than to see someone use my training to step into the life they’ve always wanted. This all starts and stops with approaching Time entirely differently than you have in the past. I ‘ll show you. It’s my passion.