Are you in charge of your own bus? Or is someone else in the driver’s seat and you are more comfortable as a passenger? It’s an interesting thought isn’t it? When you become a life coach one of the keys to success is your ability to be totally in charge and responsible for your results each and every time and therefore drive your own bus down the road that you choose.
Is there a secret formula to this do you think? In simple terms no…There’s not. I want to stick to the bus driver metaphor for a moment to emphasise a point. I can look back now and be amused at how many times I looked for a better fuel to boost the performance of my own bus when in fact it was my ability as a driver that made the difference to the performance of my bus, not the fuel. When I stopped looking for the magic pill I knew that it was all up to me to drive myself and my goals towards success, no one else was going to do that for me. And finally I stopped looking and started doing.
And I want to take a moment to remind each of you that this information is freely shared with you, in fact it’s in abundance, through The Coaching Institute. You definitely don’t need to look for it, just follow the success formula!
Seeing as this is the last article of the year I wanted to share some things that I regularly keep focussed on and revisit to make sure I’m still on the right road to my success. Taking care of my core goals is important before I go skipping off to look at any other bright shiny things that can so easily otherwise distract. (Sound familiar?).
One thing is having persistence and continuous action towards the attainment of my goals in life. Keeping focussed is incredibly important to success and so I regularly check in and ask myself the question of whether what I’m doing is getting me towards my goals or not.
Every day I deliberately think about the characteristics of the person I am being in order to achieve the goals I want to in life. Who am I being at any given moment and is this person the one that will achieve? I’ve heard a great way to have a reminder of this is to pretend you have a film crew following you around and so you are on stage for all to see. Every conversation you have, thought you have, behaviour you demonstrate, is on view for the world to see. Wow, it’s an interesting thought isn’t it? Being on show and open to scrutiny by others as if you are on television? For me that’s still a work in progress and I think it’s a great one to remember.
You have to have self confidence. Pure and simple. If you don’t then how can anyone have the confidence in you? So, each day demand this of yourself and back yourself. Don’t rely on anyone else, do this yourself. Be in the driver’s seat.
Be clear, really clear, on what you want out of your life. What is your vision and how emotionally connected to it are you? I talk to people every day that find this challenging, finding their WHY. What do you want out of your business, out of your life? You have to connect with this to make it real for you. In those moments of challenge this is when you will remain focused and determined so work it out.
And finally, another most important reminder for me each day is to know that unless what I am doing is built on a foundation of integrity and compassion I know it is a hollow goal to seek. When you become a life coach through The Coaching Institute you know we use the term paying it forward often. Make sure this has meaning for you, not just an empty mantra. It is so essential in our lives to have love for all humanity, to have generosity of spirit and to believe that what we are doing is for the greater good, even if it is a challenge for us. It means we are serving from a generous place.
So as we close off for this year and head towards an empowered 2012 take the time out to join in celebrations with family and friends, fire up your bus of certainty and confidence, hop into the driver’s seat and get going, and hold on for the ride! I know it’s going to be a truly amazing one and I’d love you to be part of it.
Look after your health, share love and community connection over this festive season and we’d love to continue to hear from you on Facebook. Just a reminder our office is closed from Wednesday 21st December 2011 and we re-open again to a fresh new year on Tuesday 3rd January 2012, when we once again look forward to supporting you for success! Kate Welk
“Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” Ghandi