In our latest personal coaching article International Speaker, Peak Performance Trainer and Business Mentor Arnon Barnes offers tips to be one of the winners.
A few weeks ago, I was interviewed and asked my opinion on what is, from my experience, the difference between the business owners that win and the ones that struggle, feel depressed, sad and not in their power. There’s no easy, clear-cut answer to this question, so I decided to split it up into 3 things.
Firstly: The big ‘C’… Yes! Commitment. I believe that the results in any area of our lives, whether it be business, relationships or health for example, are a direct reflection of our commitment in that space. When commitment is high we tend to approach things with a ‘can do’ attitude. We will have a willingness to do ‘whatever it takes’ for us to get to our goals. On the flip side when commitment is low, our results will match that level of commitment and turn out insufficient. So, when you find yourself not getting the results you desire, ask yourself first: “What truly is my level of commitment?” When your results are a reflection of your level of commitment, then what does it take from you to get better results?
The answer, as simple as it might sound, is to increase your accountability in that space. In other words, you want to have a better, healthier business that makes more money, maybe even work less and have more fun? The answer: Hire a business coach. You want to improve your health and overall fitness, hire an expert health coach. Why? Because it’s proven that accountability equals results. And when you are truly committed 100% to reaching your goals, but not getting your desired results yet, then you should absolutely increase your accountability. It will only happen if you are ‘all in’ – fully committed.
The second thing I spoke about in the interview was – Hunger. If you have no hunger to step into your power, play a bigger game and get better results then, from my years of experience coaching business leaders, it will be like trying to pull a dead horse. You have to make your own, in some shape or form the energy and the mindset of having the ‘eye of the tiger’. Accepting that ‘good enough’ just isn’t enough for you. That simply making just enough for ‘paying the monthly bills’ won’t do it for you. And that settling for less than great sucks. So many people get their hunger kicked out of them by parents that impose their ideas and programming onto their child, urging them to ‘be careful’ and ‘play it safe’, or perhaps a small thinking teacher that is constantly playing the ‘you can’t do that’ tune or simply a dysfunctional team in the business.
All these external influences can hurt our hunger for more success, happiness or simply living with more love and joy. When people give up, their hunger dies. Remember, we have all been hurt, let down or felt alone, but it’s never a reason to quit on your dreams and goals.
And lastly, I spoke about a secret ingredient called – Pain. Pain is such a fantastic motivator. Most people, understandably, hide and run from pain. However, pain is often the secret weapon that drives average entrepreneurs to do great things. Pain, in my humble experience, can be the jet fuel you need, if perceived from the right perspective. I tend to use people’s pain in a strategic way when I coach my clients. Helping them step into their power, play a bigger game and have more fun in their business. The transformation from caterpillar to butterfly includes, to some degree, an element of pain. You see, everyone wants to succeed, make more money and live a happier healthier life, but very few are willing to put in the work, staying hungry and plough through the pain.
So, next time you have pain, in business or even in life, ask yourself how you can use this pain as jet fuel to change your perspective so that you can change and improve your life. Awareness is where greatness starts.
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