Copyright (c) 2008 Weston Lyon
To become successful, you MUST have momentum behind you. While there are many strategies to build momentum, here is another MUST-KNOW strategy to move you forward toward your own success:
Find a Coach
Finding a coach is essential to your success…at least, if you want a high level of success.
Hey, Michael Jordan had a coach. Tiger Woods has a coach. And you need a coach. But not just any coach…a coach that fits your needs.
So, here are a few things to look for in a coach to fit your need:
a. A coach who’s achieved what you want
Coaches are a dime a dozen. We’ve been over-populated with coaches in the past few years in every area of life.
Now, that’s now a bad thing, but coaches aren’t all the same. When you choose your coach, make sure they have achieved what you’re looking to accomplish.
So, if you’re looking to lose weight find a coach who looks how you want to look.
If you’re looking to get a big project done (like write a book) find a coach who’s written a book.
It sounds simple, but it’s overlooked way too often.
b. A coach who cares about you as a person.
I don’t mean a coach who cares just about your progress with them. I mean someone who cares about YOU.
Listen, while results are the reason you came to your coach at first, them caring about you as a person is more important.
Why? Because people make mistakes. People procrastinate…even with a coach. You want someone who cares about you and what’s going on with you (personally).
If you find a coach like that, keep ‘em. You’ll eventually get the results you crave. It just so happens there may be something holding you back that a “progress-only” coach can’t see. But a “person-caring” coach can.
NOTE: This is a two way street. Make sure you’re giving back good energy and listening. If you don’t, your coach may be too drained to help you.
c. A coach who coaches
I know this sounds redundant, but hear me out.
A coach who spits information at you is NOT a coach. They’re a teacher or a trainer.
A real coach is someone who listens to where you are – mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually – and gives you sounds advice on how to get to where you want to go (while maneuvering you through your self-inflicted barriers).
So choose, but choose wisely. For the right coach will get you to your goal, while the wrong coach will take your money (without caring about you) and waste your energy.
As you can see, building momentum isn’t hard, but it does take work. Take this strategy, as well as the other four strategies, and create the momentum you need to excel in life.
You know what you want. You’ve created space to succeed. You’re taking action toward your dreams. Don’t stop now…keep the momentum going!