Good morning and happy Monday everyone!
Sorry I’m late getting this to you, I had the brilliant idea of going somewhere else to do my Monday work and the first two places I went didn’t have wifi! who doesn’t have wifi anymore?! anyway, different subject, to get on with what I’ll be having you think about today….
As many of you know I am beginning my fitness model program this month with the first main day being today. I was doing a pre-phase to help ease myself off sugar. (which I failed miserably at by the way) I decided there was no way I could do this beast on my own so I set out and found a coach. She has been in the industry for nine years and as soon as I met her I knew she was going to be my coach. I received my first instructions yesterday and oh man, she has me counting ounces and gave me my exact grocery list. Not only that but she gave me my workouts for the next month.
Now, I have been an athlete all my life and a trainer for over four years…I’ve never had this big of a disciplined nutrition and fitness program before. Ever. So when I say this is going to be a tough beast, as I’m eating broccoli with a TBSP of coconut oil this morning and two whole eggs, I’ve already thought about caving. Hence the reason I have a coach.
My coach is having me check-in every night via email and weekly check-ins via phone. If I didn’t have Sharon as a coach, I’d be doing the pre phase the whole time and still eating sugar on the weekends. Coaches are ESSENTIAL in life. Notice I said LIFE and not fitness modeling. Coaches and mentors help you with the hard stuff, the staying on track stuff. If you have a goal or a dream it is crucial to success you get someone to guide you; someone who has already done what you want to do. They have an inside intellect in what you need to do and as they say “Iron sharpens iron.”
Coaches and mentors ask you the questions to make you think outside the box. They don’t tell you what to think, they just ask the right questions to get you thinking. I currently have four mentors/coaches for different aspects of my life and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t have them to lean on, having them push me and my barriers.
So I ask you today: Who are your mentors and coaches in life? Do you have any? If you don’t, I would highly suggest finding one, or two, or five. Heck, they don’t even have to know they’re your mentor! I consider Robin Sharma my inspiration mentor and I’ve never met the guy! I read all his books and get his weekly emails. Those alone help inspire me to think outside the box. You see, getting a mentor is simply allowing someone you look up to to feed your mind with the good stuff and get you thinking, then push you to act on your life goals.