Years ago I learned one of the biggest lessons as a coach ever
You see for me, people liking me was oober important
And this led me to always being satisfied with people…
(even if it wasn’t satisfactory)
‘High fives’ all around!
So why am I sharing this trip down memory lane with you?
Well a famous coach once said
‘There’s a difference between what you sometimes want to do, and what you need to do’
Maybe a training session has got tough after a few weeks for you?
You want to just do something less taxing, easier?
Now while you want to do this, chances are…
It’s not what you need to do, to have the fitness and physical performance you want
God some of the challenging sessions I’ve coached and also done
But those I coached did them cos’, they knew it allow them to achieve
They returned and went on to achieve remarkable things
(the guy who wrecked his shoulder, then went on the Lions Tour)
So what does this mean for you?
Be persistent with doing the very things YOU NEED to do
In-consistency comes when you start just doing what you want
Sure you wanna enjoy and get a kick out of your training, defo!
(this is a massive thing which the Coalition Performance Facility will embrace fully)
You can still do this
But in a way which ticks the boxes of doing what you need to
This is the difference between your typical, majority trainers
They just let you do what you want and say what you want to hear
‘Nice!, Cool!, WOOOO!’
But they don’t get paid by their clients to appease them
They get paid by them to achieve, get the results
Now I’m no hitler…
My coaching style is highly personable, enthusiastic, genuine
But its also honest, empathetic, understanding
But sometimes if you need to do something you’re not doing…
Then I’m honest
Cos’ if you failed
(which you wouldn’t!)
You wouldn’t be thanking me for being all false and appeasing you, like the majority
Ultimately this honesty is what will allow you to achieve
And good people realise this…
They trust this
So can you
Keep consistent doing what you need to do