Important Relationships That Support Your Success

Let me state the obvious.  Success isn’t a solo act.
Surrounding yourself with good people and mutual supporters is essential for success. We need the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual support of others.

The point is simple. The quality of your life will be in direct proportion to the types of relationships you choose to build.
Here are 4 that lead to success.

1.  You need models that inspire you. Models in life help you know where you are going. When we create and build, we are better off if we use a model—whether it’s physical or financial. It’s easier, saves time, shortens the process, and reduces the number of mistakes.

This is also true with “life” models. They help us learn better and at a faster pace than if we were to take the lonely trail called originality. Find someone who is already where you want to be — financially, spiritually, emotionally, vocationally, relationally — and find out how they did it. Sometimes it makes sense to take the road well- traveled.

Models cause us to break through barriers that we thought were impassable. When Roger Banister did the “scientifically” impossible—running the mile under four minutes—within a year, over a dozen others accomplished the same thing. So look at the people who are headed where you are headed and learn from them. Models aren’t perfect, but they are inspirational.

2.  You need coaches that propel you. A coach doesn’t do things for you. They bring out the best in you. The best advice comes from inside you. A coach helps you get rid of the anchors in your life that are dragging bottom so you can go faster, further, with less fatigue. Where do you want to be at the end of the year? Another year gone by, or the best year of your life? They will help you flesh out your intentions, which in turn becomes the rudder that guides you through the year. They help keep you growing and on track. They are committed to your goals. They don’t do the work for you (nobody can), but they help guide your energy.

No matter how successful you become, you will always need coaching. Albert Pujol is a very successful baseball player (now an Angel). Do you think he has a coach? Josh Groban can sing circles around the rest of us. Do you think he has a coach? Come to think of it, all pros have coaches! That’s why they ARE pros! Successful people who are sharpening their skills seek out coaches. It’s about who I am and what I want. A coach keeps me on track with what I value.

3.  You need partners that assist you. You need helpers, coworkers, teammates, and a support group of people who form your network. They are people who share your commitment to a life mission. You were not meant to go through life fulfilling your goals and objectives by yourself.

Benjamin Franklin formed a support group long before it was ever popular. He called it, my most ingenious friends group (I didn’t make that up). They met every Friday night for 40 years. In his 80’s and 90’s he was still accomplishing things, with his greatest inventions coming after the age of 70.

Thomas Edison had a group he called, my mastermind alliance. Within a six year period that group came up with over 300 patented inventions. They were averaging one minor invention every six weeks and one major invention every six months.

You get the point. You might not invent the iPhone, but you will shock yourself with what you can accomplish.

4.  You need friends that support you. Yes, they DO provide emotional support! True friends walk in when others walk out. They don’t abandon you. They stick with you in a crisis. And they also provide intellectual stimulation. Do your closest friends make you think or do they put you to sleep?

“A true friend is one who makes us do what we can do.” Emerson
They stretch us, press us, envelop us, and put the pressure on us to grow. My point is that you will never rise above the level of your closest friends.

“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” 
-Jim Rohn

If those 5 people average a 6 on a scale of 1-10, you will probably not rise above a 6. Who are the empowering people in your life?  Spend more time with them.

Who are the models inspiring you? Can you identify the coaches that are propelling you? Who are the partners assisting you? Are your closest friends causing you to grow or regress?

The quality of your life will be in direct proportion to the types of relationships you choose to build. So choose well.

How do your relationships impact you? Your comments are valued.
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Why Would You Need A Business Coach?

Business coaching is for professionals who want to attain more control over their work and personal lives. Individuals who use a business coach benefit from another point of view, honest feedback, and real support in a confidential setting. This results in both personal growth and professional benefits. Good coaches help clients achieve breakthrough awareness levels and measurable results.

In the typical business coaching relationship, client and coach work together to identify a goal or a particular business roadblock. Together they explore possible root causes and develop strategies for taking the client's performance to a new level. The coaching process combines brainstorming, goal setting, action planning and progress reporting. Coaches hold clients accountable to their own objectives in a supportive, non-judgmental manner.

Benefits of Coaching are Professional and Personal

Individuals who use a business coach are often surprised by the gains made in their personal lives while they pursue professional goals. Who you are is closely intertwined with how you work and how you relate to others. When improvements are made in one area they can't help but positively affect other aspects of your life.

Who Uses A Business Coach?

A wide variety of individuals use a business coach for an even wider variety of reasons. For example, business owners often use business coaching to increase revenue in their businesses and create more balance in their lives. They also use business coaching to motivate employees, decrease employee turnover, and provide themselves with increased accountability.

CEO's, executives and even mid-level managers often rely on their coach's ability to provide honest feedback because, as is often the case, very powerful executives don't have anyone who will be totally honest with them. The resulting opportunity for personal growth and professional improvement are lost. A good business coach will help an executive identify areas needing improvement, enabling that executive to reach new heights of success.

While mid-level managers often receive feedback from both superiors and subordinates, they, too, use coaching to advance their careers. A business coach can help managers learn how to create a motivated staff as well as how to interact with staff and superiors more effectively. Confident and productive management combined with a receptive and communicative work force is an undeniable recipe for success that is well within the scope of any business - including yours!

Sales professionals, entrepreneurs and individuals seeking a career change can also leverage the business coaching relationship to their benefit. It is not uncommon for a sales professional to use coaching as a springboard to increase sales, which generally translates to an income upgrade. Individuals wanting an occupation upgrade can use business coaching to identify a more enjoyable career path and develop subsequent strategies to follow it. 

Entrepreneurs who are starting up a new business often use coaches to help provide the structure and resources needed to implement an accelerated path.

Whether you're looking to improve, redefine or change your work life altogether, the first step is contacting a coach to discuss your objectives. A prospective coach will provide a free consultation over the phone to explore your professional needs.

A good business coach can help you get back on track, so that you can enjoy your work, and more importantly, your life more fully.

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If you could do it all over again what would you do?

Imagine you are just getting ready to pass on and leave this earth forever. Right before your last breath you are given a beautiful gift. You are given the ability to go back several decades and talk to the person you are today. What would the old “you” say to the younger “you” about what you could do to have a better impact and lead a better life? The wise, older you would have some insights on what matters and what doesn’t.
  • Answer that question in your own mind.
  • Write it down.
  • Now do that.
What your older self would tell your younger self become your priorities. Life is about living with our priorities in mind. Those rare saints who spend their days tending to the needs of the dying remind us of the regrets they hear, with some common themes surfacing.

Here are a few.
1. I wish I would have had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. If you have a dream – go for it. This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. If you don’t do it when you are 45, you probably won’t when you are 55, or 75. Make moments. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. 

Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard. This came from males far more than females, but the females are catching up. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. When you get on that bed to leave this place, none of your coworkers will be there waving goodbye.

3. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends and family. We choose the first and inherit the second. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. Everyone misses their family and friends when they are dying. 

4. I wish that I had let myself be happier. This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to themselves, that they were content. 

Don’t get so wrapped up chasing what you don’t have that you can’t see what you do have.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, and choose honestly. Choose happiness. If you are lucky enough to be living where you are and having what you have—you are lucky enough.

Take some time — alone, to allow your old self to come back and give your present self some advice. Listen and write it down. What will you do differently? I would love to read your comments below.

As this day comes to an end……Take a minute to make a moment!

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