Often when I tell someone that I am a high performance coach the reaction is something like, "Huh, what's that? You mean, you make people work really hard and smart and teach them how to manage their time...?"
Well, it's somewhat akin to that.
It's more like becoming a super strong mind athlete and it involves the same rules of success that a physical athlete follows:
- Define your passionately desired mission
- Come up with a high value training plan
- Choose your support pieces around your plan
- Create best practices
- Get really strong physically and mentally
- Focus and work your plan
- Include strategic planning and rejuvenation
Define Your Passionately Desired Mission:
Notice I didn't just say, desired outcome. There's got to be a lot more meaning, passion, energy, commitment and focus behind your mission so that are not just willing, but excited to work it hard to get what you want. Sure, we are going to figure out what your best practices are and how you can work it smart, but to create an extraordinary outcome that is really meaningful to you, you are going to have to work hard. Working hard got a bad rap. But be prepared to be working IT hard.
The line between business and life blurs here. When you are passionately excited by what you are doing, that line does not matter (at least for a reasonable amount of time) Remember Marc Anthony? "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." There are many ways of making sure that you love what you do already or making sure that you love what you are creating.
The key to all this is that it has to be meaningful. Sometimes the catch is that we expect something to just BE meaningful when it is really time to GENERATE meaning. Especially if you have been doing something for a long time, if you want to keep doing it, you have to consistently go back to the drawing board and bring in new pieces and/or see things differently.
Meaning is the key to everything, including your high value training plan-- up next time!