What Can We All DO to Heal the Racial Divide in America

Andrew Alexander is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York and has spent his fair share of time in some of the finest kitchens in the country. Along the way, he fell in love with blacksmithing. He now has a famous blacksmithing shop and museum in Dallas, Texas, and is well-known in the metalworking world. Tune in to hear about Ron and Alexander’s unique friendship and how he transforms one man’s junk into a true treasure.

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Ron:

Welcome to the show, my friend, the results guy, Tony Jeary. Hey, Tony, you know, you are busier than a one legged cowboy in a butt kicking contest. And I’m blessed that you finally carved out a few minutes to talk to me. So I’m excited to have you on the show today.

 

Tony:

You know what, it is a blessing to be busy in today’s world. People want to have good business and we have good business. And Ron, I’m happy to be here with you, man.

 

Ron:

Hey, listen, you know, recently when Beth and I visited the phenomenal results center. I wanted the listeners to know who have not heard about the results center, I want you just to right now paint a picture of this really unbelievable brand new, multi million dollar headquarters. And I know I heard someone referred to it as the new standard for think tanks. Paint us a picture of the results center.

 

Tony:

You bet Ron. I have been blessed to work out of my home, I had an estate into a team for 20 years. And I worked out of a studio in my backyard. And my dream was to raise my kids. And when they became successful young adults that I would expand out back and I did my kids are now successful young adults. And so I teamed up with my long term friend, Jack. And he and I built a building Ron, that is a special building a think tank would be part of it. He keeps his family office on one side and I keep my strategy or my studio on the other. And we built the building Ron, it’s just it’s seven or eight minutes from the DFW Airport that people can fly in from around the world, which they do. And we help them really get more clear and think and that we built that where it has all the bells and whistles. And you remember going to the top right.

 

Ron:

I do remember going to the top.

 

Tony:

So we built a results land on top. And we’re going to have networking parties there; you’ve been to several networking parties. And the intention is to have that happen. My partner calls it the Bellini lounge. How about that? One day, we’re gonna serve some ladies out there. And what we like to do is we like to encourage people and we built this building that houses my best practices library for 30 years, Ron, I’ve been working, I’ve worked with over 1000 clients from around the world. And I’ve been saving and storing and organizing the very best things that I’ve done. And the stupid things I’ve done to show people what not to do.

 

Ron:

Wait, wait, wait, I didn’t know anything about the stupid things. Because I mean, I have seen some of the most extraordinary results and read your books. And so I’m not aware of the stupid things.

 

Tony:

We all do stupid things. And a lot of you don’t want to admit it, but I admit it. And I think one of the value propositions I bring to the table here, the results center is showing people, you know, some of the things that they might want to avoid, you know, risk mitigation. And then the most mostly though, people come here and they want force multipliers. They want things that have worked, that they can apply to their life and their business, or their organization, if they happen to be a nonprofit. For the most part, though, we work for profit organizations. And we help people get more what they want, you know, using this environment.

 

Ron:

I know, you definitely have a gift goes that’s obvious to anybody that’s ever been around you. But what is your secret that causes people to fly in from all over the world to spend time with you?

 

Tony:

Well, you know, I think Ron in 1993, I stepped back and I said, I do believe that I have some some gifts from God to help people win. And I said, How do I get that out there? And I said there are two ways one would be to have a television and or radio program and the other would be to write books. And as I started analyzing it, I thought having a TV program or show would be the best way so I did that and I realized that that really wasn’t for me. So I thought well writing books would be something because books go where you can’t go with a stay longer than you can stay. So one of the reasons that people come here, Ron to your question is I’ve written a lot of books as you had mentioned, I’ve written now 61 books. And they come here oftentimes because they read my books. And so they understand that I have taken the time to refine distinctions that could help people think. And when you think better, you get better results, you change your thinking you change your results. So bottom line answer to your question is people come here oftentimes, for me to push their thinking, and that includes uncovering blind spots. That’s things they haven’t seen, which again, going back to our previous subject, they’re including dumb stuff, like what are you going to? What are you not going to see that you shouldn’t do? If I can help you see it… you don’t do it… and then you win more.

 

Ron:

Was there an aha moment? I guess maybe in your life or early in your life, when you knew that you were destined to become the results guy, Tony Jeary?

 

Tony:

Well, that’s an interesting question. I’ll try to make it short. And make it interesting for our listeners. When I was 22 years old, a guy called me up one day, Ron he says, I’ll give you five grand, if I can come see you for four hours. And I’m 22. I’m making it and I was like, 5 grand. So the money wasn’t that big. But my ego, I thought, golly, when he says, Well, you know how to make money. If I could just come in, and you show me how to make money for four hours, that’d be great. And today he’s a top CEO here in Dallas. So I thought Ron, I said, Man, if I could make money, just talking, that’s cool. Five years later, I go broke, I step back, I pray, I say, What does God want me to do? What do I want to do? And I thought, Man, if I could just be a person that talks and shares wisdom, you know, that read out reads anybody that studies anybody that puts things together, where you can impact people, that that’s really the vocation I’d like to have not just a job, not just a career vocation. And today, I live in that God given space, Ron, where people come here and that experience that one experience when I was 22 changed my life.

Tune in to the episode to hear the rest of my inspiring interview with Tony Jeary!