I’ve been asked many times what actually is a performance coach. I’ve been amazed at what some actually think it is but in some instances I’ve understood why they don’t understand. Some think it’s related purely to sport or something to do with an energy drink!
One lady even thought it was something to do with insurance. Though I’m not sure why.
So I thought it would be easier to write a short piece on why I call it performance coaching.
We all strive to attain certain standards. Well most of us I’m sure. But why don’t we actually reach those standards or targets we set and maintain them?
As T.Harv Ecker says ‘How you do anything is how you do everything’.
Your performance will to a huge extent dictate your results. Of course there will sometimes be other factors involved that have a bearing but being responsible for your own results is crucial if you are to really see an improvement.
Take a stunt man or woman who works on major films. They are highly trained individuals who hone their skills over many years to make sure they get the results they want. If not it can have dire consequences.
The same goes for many other professions: fighter pilots, military servicemen and women, fire fighters and sports people. Not to forget the medical profession. How a surgeon performs during an operation can literally mean the difference between life and death.
So performance is critical in certain circumstances but it is also important in our everyday lives. How you perform under pressure in a trading environment, or at work when end of month deadlines are looming or multi-tasking and being expected to deliver high quality services when things seem to be going against you, will ultimately determine your results.
Many factors affect our performance and not always the ones you first think of. Relationships, health, lifestyle, ego, what we eat and environment all have a bearing on how we perform. But the biggest one I have found that affects us more than any other is how we think.
Our thoughts are far more powerful than we can really imagine. Thoughts become things if channelled correctly. If we do don’t learn to control our minds quite simply, our minds control us.
So ask yourself this. Are you happy with your results?
If not, is your thinking hindering your performance and your results?
Have a think about any areas you would like to have had a better result than you did and notice what thoughts come up. Were there any ways you could have improved your results by changing the way you thought about things before you started say a project, an interview, a new work routine or a new health regime. Or even a personal relationship.
You’ll be surprised what you can change or achieve when you become aware of the way you are thinking.
Let me know if you have any questions are want to know more on how you can improve your performance and results by changing the way you think. Contact me on email@example.com
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