4 Thoughts From My Coach

As you know, I place a great deal of importance on having an exceptional team of advisers around me.  In order to be a great business person (or a great person) you need great advisers.  This could be an accountant, lawyer or coach.  It could also be parent or pastor.  You have to choose your advisors carefully and listen to their advice with both your head and your heart.  Doing the right thing is often hard.  It takes courage to overcome your fears.  Your advisers can help you do what is necessary.

A while back I attended a seminar put on by Ford and Barb Kyes (Action Coach) and their team.  What a powerful day.  There were too many great points to recap everything in this brief format.  It was definitely a day that ‘gets you thinking out of the box’.  Here are four points you may want to consider.

  • Life by Design or Life by Luck – It is completely your choice.  We all have friends who like to play the role of victim.  ‘I never get a break’, ‘Nobody told me’ or ‘It was too hard’.  Luck is not given, it is earned.  Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.  Design your plan and make it happen.
  • We need to stop saying ‘I did not have time to do it.’  We all have the same amount of time each day.  We do what we think is most important and don’t do the things that we deem less important. Are you spending your day on the truly important things?  Let’s start saying, ‘I chose to spend my time on other priorities.’  That is the honest answer.
  • You get what you focus on.  Focus on success and your likelihood of success goes up.  Focus on failure and you will, most likely, fail.  How you choose to focus your energy is critically connected to your potential for success.
  • Parkinson’s Law – Work Expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

Last month I read ‘Educated’ by Tara Westover.  What an amazingly well written book.  Tara’s incredible story shows that nothing is impossible if you work hard enough and believe in yourself.  I highly recommend ‘Educated‘.