Are you looking for that one special nugget of information that will completely turn around your life and business? Excuse the clickbait title. There really isn’t just ONE secret. It’s a whole lot of what you already know, but you’ve lost sight of the simplicity in all the chaos of your daily grind.
Time and time again, success has been recreated. Yet, success has never completely reinvented. Many of the same strategies used by one person to be successful are universal. Especially strategies involving the mind.
For example, Tony Robbins calls himself a “Peak Performance Strategist”. He can use a title so broad because he knows exactly what it takes to elevate anyone to the next level of success.
Sometimes I talk to someone who is in such a sticky place in their business, they’re hoping I can share some “silver bullet” with them that they don’t already know. The secret weapon of high achievers is simple, but it isn’t that easy.
These people are totally certain that they would be successful if only they could just find the right strategy, the right book, or the right video that would change the game completely. I’ve been in this place before. It’s a quick way to lose steam and enthusiasm for your business.
High achievers – in both the online world and in the corporate world – share many similarities.
- Structured routines for every task keep their lives and their businesses a well-oiled machine.
- These people have written every job they expect to be done. Tasks that make the most impact and money sit at the top.
- They know when to outsource because they know they can’t do it all.
- People committed to creating great change have made peace with taking responsibility for their self-imposed obstacles.
Last, but definitely not least… When they’re at a standstill, they’re also willing to admit that they need a second pair of eyes on their situation. They’re not afraid to bring in coaches to help them see through their blind spots, and overcome the obstacles keeping them from leveling up.
You know how it is. Sometimes you want to ask your husband or your best friend, “Does this outfit make me look fat?”
However, there’s always a bit of doubt in your mind as to whether or not they’re viewing you objectively and honestly. The same problem exists when you try to consult yourself about a personal struggle.
When you’re too close to it, it’s too easy to justify all of your “reasons” for not leveling up sooner. Or, to even be so frightened by the idea of changing anything that even you start to believe you’re already doing everything you have to.
Even corporate CEOs will hire executive coaches to help them through a variety of obstacles. They need that second opinion to give them the confidence they need to take the next step.
You need that BFF who has your back, yet can be brutally honest with you to show you where you most need to step up your game.
How to Hire a Coach
If you know you want to hire a coach to help you become a high achiever, it’s time for an interview process. It’s important to do your due diligence. Anybody can call themselves a “coach” and it’s not a strictly regulated field.
First, consult your business network or mastermind groups to ask for recommendations. While these recommendations come in, create your own list of traits you want in your perfect coach.
How do you want them to treat you? Do you want a full-of-energy coach or one who is more laid back? How quickly do you want to work toward your goals? Does your chosen coach move at the same pace? Do you want someone local so you can work face to face or is a virtual coach alright?
After you receive your recommendations and do your own research, it’s time to interview. Don’t just hire the first person who has an opening. Just like you would hire an employee, put the same care and consideration into hiring a coach.
You need someone who is interested in your goals. Someone who has the time and desire to work with you, and has a vested interest in seeing you succeed.