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Top 10 ways to coach
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Tons of books have been written about success. Perhaps the most
sought after and sold subject and making many millionaires in the process,
success still is the most elusive commodity on the planet.
Inspite of the fact that there are few successes in the multitude and
being the least crowded space, it is a moot point why more number of
people are not moving in to fill the success space?
Perhaps the answer lies in not doing the very simple things which can
easily double our success rate. This week we feature Dr. Philip E
Humbert, a well known success writer and speaker. He has some very
simple answers to the success puzzle. Please read all about it in
the lead article ' Top 10 ways to coach yourself to Success'.
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Powerful Quotes To Motivate
"Chase your passion, not your pension"
"The biggest career challenge you face today is not the competition,
The important thing in olympic games is not to win but
to take part. The important thing in life is not the triumph but the
struggle. The essential thing is not that we have conquered but that
we have fought well.
-Baron De Coubertin
"Knowing others leads to wisdom; knowing the self leads to
Enlightenment. Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self
calls for inner strength."
Excellence can be
attained if you:
-Care more than
others think is wise
-Risk more than
others think is safe
-Dream more than
others think is practical
-Expect more than
others think is possibble
"When people get in the habit of working on personal goals, they will
automatically work on company goals."
"You teach best that which you need most to learn ."
Top 10 Ways to Coach Yourself
By Dr. Philip E. Humbert
Coaching is about being your best. Its about performance, about staying the
course and, in the end, about creating and living the life you really want.
Many people use coaches to make more money, win the gold prize or do something
dramatic. Thats fun, and when its right, its wonderful!
most importantly, coaching is about living up to your own standards. It is, in
Henry Thoreaus famous words, about marching to the beat of your own drum, no
matter how faint or far away. So, do I recommend you have a personal coach?
if you cant afford one, or arent ready for one, why not be your own coach?
Here are a few suggestions:
1. Write down your
goals. Review and re-write them once a week. This is old advice, but
there is power and magic in writing your goals on paper! Write them down, then
review them, think about them and up-date them every week. It may only take 20
minutes, but it will double your rate of success, I guarantee it!
2. Show up!
Many of lifes most important achievements simply require that we show up, pay
attention, tell the truth, work hard, go the extra mile, and do our best!
Superior performance is not about the future, or the past. Its about doing a
superior job right now, on the work that lies right in front of you.
Distractions. Keep your eye on the ball. Life is full of frustrations and
distractions. Successful people do NOT tolerate the things that drive most of
crazy they take the time to stop, solve the problem and eliminate the
distraction once and for all. Stay focused!
4. Manage your
environment. Top performers know that space management is more important
than time management, and they have neat offices, clean cars, orderly
appointment books, and they keep an extra suit at the office, just in case.
Make your office (and your home) a space where you can do your very best work.
5. Read every day.
Read something useful, challenging or fun every day. If you only spend 20
minutes with a book that motivates, excites and educates you, it will make a
world of difference. I promise! Aim to read at least one book every month!
6. Attend a
University on Wheels. Listen to educational, motivational and fun tapes
while you drive. At least listen to soothing, appropriate music, rather than
the terror of the day on talk radio! Fill your mind with the BEST
information you can find!
7. Use a Master-Mind
group. The term refers to a group of people who are committed to helping
you be successful. Often, they meet once a week. Think of them as your
Advisory Committee. Bounce ideas off them, ask them for advice, let them
8. Focus on values.
Take time every week to review your values, the things that cost you nothing,
but make life worth living. Write them down, share them with a friend, and
remind yourself of whats most important to you. Remembering your values will
get you back on course!
9. Play more!
Play a game of tennis, wrestle with the dog, shoot hoops with the kid next
door. Laugh, get sweaty, have fun. It doesnt cost; it pays!
Gratitude! Periodically, ask yourself how many good days youve had
this week. Notice what made the good ones good, and do more of the good stuff!
And, be grateful. "I was angry that I had no shoes, until I met a man who had
Even the most sophisticated modern cruise ships must constantly monitor their
course. On our last cruise, Mary and I took a tour of the bridge, and were
told the ship had no less than 5 automatic navigation computers, and that at
least 2 officers were on duty at all times. Why the redundancy? Because having
a cruise ship get lost, even briefly, is a very bad thing!
many navigation systems do you use to guide your path? Having a handful of
books, journals, friends and daily routines to coach you is not expensive,
its the best investment youll ever make! Set up routines and use the best
resources you can find to stay on course. Coach yourself to the top!
Heres to your
Phil, Mary, and the Staff at
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Fighting Spirit (Are You Average?)
what the failures claim to be when their family and friends ask them why they
are not successful.
"Average" is the top of the bottom, the best of the worst, the bottom of
the top, the worst of the best. Which of these are you?
"Average" means being run-of-the-mill, mediocre, insignificant, a
Being "average" is the lazy person's cop out; it's lacking the guts to
stand in life; it's living by default.
Being "average" is to take up space for purpose, to take the trip through
life, but to never pay the fare, to return no interest for God's investment in
Being "average" is to pass one' s life away with time, rather than top ass
one's time away with life. It's to kill time, rather than work it to death.
To be "average" is to be forgotten once you pass this life. The successful
are remembered for their contributions, the failures are remembered because
they tried, but the "average," the silent majority, are just forgotten.
To be "average" is to commit the greatest crime one can against one's self,
humanity, and one's God. The saddest epitaph is this: "Here lies Mr. and Mrs.
Average- here lies the remains of what might have been, except for their
belief that they were only 'average'."
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