I went to a great marketing and business workshop this month in Atlanta.
I met with business owners from all over the nation who are successfully earning a living doing what they love.
I got to meet two of my personal coaches in person and met a few more men and women who are helping to launch my dreams into the success atmosphere.
I was listening to one of my newest coaches on a podcast this morning and she was talking about her personal experience at the workshop and that the greatest gift she took away from her time was getting her butt kicked.
That because people she knew and trusted were calling her out on her crap, she was going to be a better business owner.
That’s the benefit of coaching. A coach is only going to let you go so far without calling you out on what is keeping you from what you say you want.
You can talk the talk, but if you have a coach you can only talk for so long before you need to walk the walk.
What element of life do you want to change? What would you accomplish if you had the know how, a road map and support? Who could you be if you only took the risk?
There are three phases to making yourself into a success in any area of life. You begin with the dream and the intoxication of the dream propels you forward. It encourages you, compels you to take the next steps.
Taking action comes next. You take purposeful steps to get what you want into your life. You
make changes, get education, take literal action towards your goal.
The final phase is the reporting back. This is when you have accomplished what you set out to do and can report back what you have completed.
Many people get stuck in the dreaming forward and taking action phases. I know I sure did. The reasons can be as varied as the set backs themselves.
For me, it was usually money or knowledge about minute elements of my business that kept me from reporting back success. I had to make the choice to make the finances and the need to understand a priority. What is your limiting belief?
The fact is that I have learned that you can start whatever you desire and make adjustments as you go. You can list all the reasons why it can’t or won’t work, you can tell yourself that you shouldn’t, couldn’t or had better not make the changes, but that is just fear talking.
Do it afraid. Take the steps into the unknown. It is like stepping into a hot tub, at first the temperature feels too hot, not for you and is uncomfortable.
In just a few moments, you realize that you have adjusted to the temperature and it feels quite nice.
Moving towards your success feels just like this.
The changes feel hard, uncomfortable.
The tasks you need to complete are foreign and daunting.
You may not know all that you need to know to make progress and it feels scary. What you know now feels safe and familiar.
Get a coach and let them kick you in the butt.
Ask a friend to hold you accountable. Ask a clergy member, a mentor, a sibling or your parent.
Involve someone in your life that will be glad to give you the boot when you stall on your progress. Get yourself to the reporting back phase of your dreams.
Keep the result in mind.
How it feels. What you gain by your accomplishment. Weight loss, a better relationship, a degree, a new business, a new job.
All are within your reach and possible if you just get yourself kicked in the butt.