This is what leads great people to greatness. You know when you have periods in your life when you’re doing something or seeing something repeatedly and a lesson becomes blatantly obvious and clear? I’m reading Hamilton and the Power of Habit right now and other great books literally every day and have for over two decades. I meet with great people every day and get to observe significant transformation. I’ve noticed (for years) a common denominator, something that is almost always present, something that adds rocket fuel to their results. Think of sports or band or choir or debate or chess or music or performance or theatre of any kind that you have participated in. You probably had a tutor, a teacher, an instructor, a mentor or a coach. You had somebody there watching you and giving you feedback, guiding you, pushing you, correcting you. I think it’s safe to say there’s no way you can reach certain levels of success and competence without the coach to help you level up. We get it with all those things. We know we need a coach. But for some reason, many people still have not really embraced the idea of a life coach. Now think of the things that are holding you back, perhaps things that have been holding you back for a long time. Baggage from your past, mental or emotional difficulties or trauma, relationship struggles, insecurities, poor habits, relationships with food or money, poor money management, skills or the lack of skills, etc. What if you had a coach to help you overcome the thing that is overcoming you, to conquer the thing that’s conquering you, to stop the problem that’s stopping your progress. To break free from the thing that is imprisoning you. “Excellence is an art won by training in habituation.” Will Durrant From Olympic athletes to top executives, they have coaches to help them get results! Many huge corporations and private equity groups, who hire lots of big-shot executives require their executives and often all upper-level management teams to have personal coaches. Even the Founding Fathers; so many of them had ‘sponsors’ and mentors early in life and throughout their lives. from Luke skywalker to Bilbo Baggins Yoda: * "Do or do not. There is no try." ... * "You must unlearn what you have learned." ... * "Named must be your fear before banish it you can." ... * "Fear is the path to the dark side. ... * "That is why you fail." ... * "The greatest teacher, failure is." ... * "Pass on what you have learned." Gandalf: “It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.” “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” Coaches provide: Hard questions. Accountability. Calling you out. Insights. What I’ve seen as I’ve coached: Transformed marriages Start or grow business Successfully Overcome huge personal challenges It will cost you. It has to! I know of a mastermind that costs $100k to join and only meets occasionally throughout the year. Warning: There are many coaches out there who have no idea what they’re talking about and don’t have their own life optimized. Holistic optimization: holistic: characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole. Optimize: make the best or most effective use of Books that teach this principle very well: Linchpin So good they can’t ignore you Talent is overrated --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gregory-denning/message
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