Last year I put an opportunity out there to work with me in a small group mentorship utilising the whole network of people I work with on a business level.
This required an annual financial investment with an annual return of 566.6% (if you have no idea about investments that’s enormous!!!) The interesting thing was that the investment was only made after the return was received. No small print, just a simple promise and my guarantee and confidence in what I could do for them. In Laymans terms if you didn’t make the money you didn’t pay for the mentoring.
Over 300 people said they were interested. Of those people I was seeking those with a good work ethic and those that are prepared to work HARD for what they want.
Less than 10% who enquired about the opportunity where willing to submit the pre-requisite of a written piece and video as to why it should be them.
FIRST thing I do with all my clients is ask them to do something for me (usually a food log) as this tells me if they are simply all talk and no action.
Kind of sums up the industry. We have a lottery mentality. People buying tickets hoping they cut a break or success just lands on their lap.
I saw an interesting meme today that one of my other companies strangely enough shared which was very apt.
‘“I start early, and I stay late, day after day after day, year after year. It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success.”
– Lionel Messi
NO one has entitlement! This is a hard working industry and the commonality between those that are successful is HARD work!
To which I will end by telling you to read the quote I put above. Thousands of coaches riddle their instagram, twitter and other social media feeds with motivational quotes…….maybe this is ones you should take in and listen too.
Amazing what you can appear to be like on social media yet never action the majority of what you state.
Don’t APPEAR to be successful or anything you want to be. BE IT but go out there and get it!
To which end instead of dealing with that ‘handful ‘ of people I decided to launch the Advanced Coaching Academy.
It made it slightly less personal but this meant more people could benefit it would make it hugely more accessible yet in the same breath give the same amount of applicable content.
They say success leaves clues. A trail of hard work and history are an integral part of those clues.
I have over a thousand coaches on the ACA I can see putting in the work. Leaving a trail and starting to leave very clear clues.
Proud of you all, keep doing what you’re doing!