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Motivation through Faith
By: Daniel Zimmerman, CPC
How do you get from point A to point B in your life? I hope that it is not by sitting there waiting
for life to hand your next action step to you on a golden platter. What you need to do is take
action and that action works of a little ideal called “faith”. In order for coaches as well as clients
to move in the direction they want in their life, movement forward is needed. This can be an all
in jump off a cliff, or baby steps but in order to accomplish anything in life, progressing to the
next level has to happen. There is every excuse under the sun out there as to the reason why not
to take the first step. These excuses might be:
As coaches, it is our responsibility to take our clients hand and walk them down that path of the unknown to help them take that first step in faith. We can consider ourselves the “bungee cord” for our clients. If they fall and don’t make it, we can bounce them right back to see what went wrong and assess the situation. Just always let your clients know that failure is not a bad thing. In fact, failure is a great thing if it is learned from. This is where I see a lot of clients get frustrated. I’ve seen coaches that don’t know how to handle failure for themselves or their clients and then they end up losing those clients. It seems like a simple discipline but the meat and potatoes of this discipline are very difficult to master.
Action plans to help your clients stay motivated and have the confidence to take that first step forward in faith.
Daniel Zimmerman is a graduate of FWI, an author of “The Seven Anchors’- The Common Sense, Beginners Guide for Success” and freelance contributor to many ezines and publications across the country. He is the founder of RPM Coaching and Research Group, www.rpmcoachinggroup.com.