I’ve been coaching for 11 years now.
It’s not the easiest business to build. You are selling the invisible and in truth, people are really buying themselves, not the coach.
I’ve enjoyed success in this field for 8 years or so now. When I think of the reason why this is so, I believe it’s largely due to the simple reason that I have been committed to succeeding. I spent my time, energy, and money on learning to be a great coach. I joined coaching schools, hired coaches, went to workshops, invested many, many hours and thousands of dollars in training and technologies. I didn’t half-ass it. In my mind, I was (and am) committed to being great at what I do.
I’d estimate that of all the coaches out there, 85% of them are not as successful as they want to be? The reason? They have not committed to being great at what they do and committed to living a great life.
More than ever before I feel my desire to live a truly great life building within me. Maybe it has something to do with getting married and that change in life. I really don’t know where it’s coming from, but I feel it.
For example, I’ve always kept myself in good shape. I do some exercise every day, even if it’s dropping to the floor and knocking out some push-ups. While I am in good shape, it’s been a while since I’ve been in GREAT shape. I want to see what my body can do and so today I purchased an intense fitness program that I’ve been researching for a while.
The program is for 90 days, and by all accounts not for beginners or wussies. I like that. I like the challenge. I like the idea of pushing myself. I like the idea of seeing how my life and my body will change when I give it consistent (and intense) attention. I am excited about the idea of having to COMMIT.
The program arrives in a week or so. For the record, the program is called P90X.
And for the record, this is what I am creating in my Very Cool Life Network. This is a year long commitment to being GREAT. To being CONSCIOUS. To WORKING on your soft spots. To seeing WHAT YOU ARE REALLY CAPABLE OF CREATING.
A LOT OF CAPS, I KNOW!
But I am fired up. And I want the company of others who share my passion.GRRRRREAT!
After all, this ain’t no party. This ain’t no disco. This ain’t no foolin’ around!
(Okay, maybe some foolin’).
Perhaps I’ll post some before and after pix. Perhaps.
Time for some push ups…
UPDATE: I just finished this little post a few minutes ago. Duh! You think getting married may have raised your awareness of commitment? Just a wee bit, Drew? Funny how I really did not see that fully. Anyway…