After a seminar recently, an attendee came up to me and asked about hiring me as a coach.  We talked for a few minutes about his company and his situation and at the end of the conversation.  He asked me that if I was his coach, was I going to make him do visualizations and things like that.

I decided to ask him a question.  I asked, “If doing visualizations was what it takes for you to be successful, would you do it?”  He put his hand on his chin and said, “I’d have to think about that.”  I told him to think fast because I was about to leave.  And he said, “You know what, I don’t think I would, because I don’t believe in any of that.”  I said to him, “That’s good to know because that means that you’re probably not ready for my level of coaching.”  And we parted ways.

Now, I don’t know if this client would need visualization training or not.  But what I do know is that successful people are willing to do whatever it takes to be successful.  And if that includes visualizations, then that’s what they’ll do.  And that’s what I look for in my clients and the people that I partner with – a willingness to do whatever it takes to get it done.

Think about the goals you have in life and ask yourself…are you willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish it?

John Ryan

Host of Key Conversations for Leaders Podcast, Executive Coach, Consultant, and Trainer

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