5 Benefits of High Performance Coaching

high performanceThis weekend, I am heading to Santa Clara, California for my annual re-certification as a High Performance Coach. I’m looking forward to 5 intensive days of training and learning with other coaches from around the world who are dedicated to helping people excel and succeed above standard norms consistently over the long term.

Having worked through the high performance program several times myself, as well as coaching others through it, I’ve realized at least 5 key benefits to learning how to create a sustainable level of high performance:

  1. Greater Clarity. According to Buckminster Fuller, “clarity is power” and I couldn’t agree more. When you have clarity about who you are, what you want and where you are headed, the path becomes easier to follow and the distractions are easier to ignore. And the likelihood that you will achieve the outcome you really want increases as well.
  2. Increased Energy The most consistent complaint I hear from people is “not enough time” to do everything expected or desired. Learning to manage your energy—and how to increase it—provides a better return than trying to manage your time.
  3. More Courage. The ability to make the tough choices that life requires of us all and to move forward despite the fears and doubts we all face from time to time is a real game-changer. After all, we are not born with courage, but we can learn how to generate it when we need it.
  4. Greater Productivity.  This includes the ability to identify and focus on what’s important and allows you attend to the 20% of effort that creates 80% of the result.
  5. Higher level of Influence.  Leading your own life with more intention and having the ability to impact the lives of others, including team members, coworkers, customers—even family and friends—will ultimately make you more effective at anything you want to accomplish.

Having more clarity, energy, courage, productivity and influence becomes a game-changer for anyone who wants to excel in their career, business or life itself.  For me, the opportunity to reconnect with my fellow coaches and refocus on my own personal growth is an opportunity I’m very grateful for.

I am looking forward to my training. My colleagues operate at a high level of energy and with a high level of commitment to performing at their very best. Upon my return, I will be starting up my next high performance group coaching program.

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What’s Your Choice?

ChoiceEverything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Viktor Frankl

I have used this quote many times to illustrate the power we have to make choices. Having read the book Man’s Search for Meaning as a college student for my Psychology class, I recently listened to the audio version. I appreciated it so much more this time and I became quite emotional as I heard those words I’d often repeated. In context, they are even more powerful.

Frankl, a Holocaust survivor, writes with incredible eloquence about how he and others rose above despair, enduring daily atrocities and indignities. He experienced first hand just how much can be taken away from a human. That is, all but his power to choose.

Sometimes we take choice for granted and often, we narrowly define the elements where choice is available to us.

Or, we convince ourselves “I have no choice.” There is always a choice.

You can choose your attitude, your behavior, your emotions, your beliefs and your response to a particular set of circumstances. You can choose where to focus your attention and your energy. And, you can even choose your thoughts!

Think about it: before you actually do anything, it all starts with a thought or an idea. Your thoughts turn into action. So whenever it makes sense to do things differently, it also means you need to think differently. This is why, for me, any workshop or seminar or leadership retreat I facilitate, always starts with mindset. Once you know how to think about something, the doing becomes much easier.

The power of your thoughts to control your destiny is profound. To me, this is so important, I wrote a book about it. Becoming Deliberate: Changing The Game of Leadership From the Inside Out is available now from your favorite online retailer and soon in bookstores nationwide.

As you go about your life in the next week, think about this: In what area of your life right now do you need to be more deliberate about your choices?

I’d love to hear your thoughts.