Hope you’re doing great.
I actually wrote this yesterday and finished it this morning. So this was my Sunday…
I’m at a coffee shop in downtown Seattle by Pike Place writing this and having the rays of sunshine beating down on me. Not bad at all.
I’ve had a busy day with coaching warrior training in the morning, followed by some coaching calls and a photo shoot for a big local project I’m going to be adding to change lives.
After I got done with the shoot I talked to my camera guy and created a strategy that will make his service completely unique, differentiate him, and add tens of thousands of dollars to the bottom line. I love doing that stuff! He has to check in with me next week with everything written out and the first action step done. I even committed to be the first client for this unique offering.
After that it was time for me to get coached.
May not be the type of coaching you think.
I’m talking about what some may say “life coaching,” but I don’t like that term because I ask myself what that really means.
I just look at coaching being something that helps people WIN. That may mean coaching in training, in business, lifestyle, clothing, eating, relationships, etc.
Whatever it is that is holding you back.
I have been developing the skills to really unlock the restrictions in people’s lives (or should I say in their heads too) so that I can have a greater effect in both fitness and business coaching and also help people just straight up change.
Remember, the best coaches also have to know how to be coached themselves.
I’m also pretty crazy and deal with things that hold me back.
I mean, I’m CRAZY! Capital letters, you feel me?!
With that said I decided that I wanted to be coached as well. This is not your typical psychiatrist session but rather a conversation, an interview. There are a lot of questions, no judging, no guiding by the coach to where they instill “their thoughts.”
What this does is create a ton of clarity.
I just got done with the session and wanted to write this because it made me realize what I do for others. It opened my eyes to some things that are holding me back in my personal life and happiness.
The call literally improved my personal well being, gave me clarity and made me aware of what I’m doing along with action steps that will work on changing it.
It gave me steps to improve my happiness.
Think about it. The goal of life is to be happy. So many times we do all this bullshit thinking that is going to make us happy and we never really dig to see what does make us happy.
Why not just draw a straight line and travel that path from point A to point B vs. driving this windy road with a broken GPS.
You have to know where you are to know where you’re going though. And coaches can make you realize that. I mean like REALLY know where you are. That is the “magic.”
“I want to be leaner.”
“So that I feel more confident about myself.”
Why is that?
“Because I really like this girl and I will believe in myself more to be able to ask her out.”
What will that do for you?
“I won’t be lonely and will have someone that loves me for me.”
How will you feel then?
“I will be happy!”
You see, everything ends with that.
If you say you want to make more money…at the end somewhere lies the answer “because I want to be happy.”
So where are you really? What is your point A?
What will truly make you happy? In your business, relationship, your body, etc.?
Don’t run around in circles and “search” for happiness. You won’t find it.
You can create it.
But you have to have clarity first.
What I did today was extremely uncomfortable but it was just what I needed. I have another call next week where I’ll be coaching them.
In the meantime I’m going to do more of what makes me happy. Right now that means going out in the sunshine, looking at the beautiful Puget Sound, and drawing as well as writing some lyrics and other ideas (creative time with me, myself, and I).
Life can be so much better, you can be so much happier. Stop making it hard on yourself, be honest, and get help if you need it.
If you want help with your business (and unlocking your mind, potential, life too) then reply to this email and let’s take the next step.
ONLY if you’re serious and committed to change and you want to be happier.
My purpose is helping people change. I’m not a “fitness coach” or a “business coach”…I’m a create happiness facilitator (that sounds gangsta, quote me on it!).
P.S. The question really is do you want to be happier? Do you? We’re here to help, like really help and commit to your change. If you’re serious, reply to this e-mail.
If not, then it’s all good. Maybe sometime later, and that gap will be filled with frustration. That is not for me to decide. Whoever is ready can do it now.