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Top 3 Things You Should Look for in a Coach

A good coach will take a sincere personal interest in your goals and success.

“A good coach is concerned not with your short- term success but helping you create your best life now and for years to come.”

 Top 3 Things You Should Look for in a Coach

Engaged in Your Success

A good coach will take a sincere personal interest in your goals and success. Their true desire will not be to put you through some type of “one size fits all” standardized program. Their aim will be to offer specific, personalized coaching based on your unique set of needs and circumstances.

They will go into a deep dive on the reasons why you want to improve your life and help you analyze all of the obstacles that may have held you back and what you can do to clear them away and move forward.

It’s important that you be brutally honest with your coach and open up as much as possible. This type of vulnerability is part of the process and will help your coach be fully engaged in your success. 

Quick and Regular Wins

Some goals and achievements take longer than others. It’s important for your coach to assist you with quick and regular wins. Seeing and experiencing success right from the start will build confidence and help create momentum to push through the natural cycle of ups and downs to follow.

A good coach will build into your personalized program a system where success can be measured at least weekly if not daily. Real and measurable results are the key. They affect your physical, emotional and mental engagement and generate a feeling of “I can do this!” right from the start.

Long Term Planning and Moving Targets

Why do most New Year’s Resolutions fail by the end of January?

Most of the time it’s because the main goal was set too far in the future and a system for total success was never really thought through. While focusing on Quick and Regular wins is important, it’s equally vital to set long-term plans and targets to pull you forward.

Long term planning takes skill and creativity. The ability to see the challenges and obstacles ahead and create a system of how to overcome or minimize them when they show up.

Equally important is what to do after you’ve achieved your initial goal. Is it then time to set a new challenge? Go into maintenance mode? Or work on another area of your life? A good coach is concerned not with your short- term success but helping you create your best life now and for years to come. 

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