At his famous Stanford graduation talk Steve Jobs said, "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool that I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything-all external expectations all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure-these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."
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YOU WANT TO COACH OR DO THIS?
Coaches who could change the world with their excellent work give up too easily and go into other professions, like Steve Martin's CREEPY GUY pictured above.
I am devoting myself to helping coaches not end up like Steve, looking for work with a plastic hammer.
MY LAST DAYS ON THIS PLANET
I am devoting my final days to a single mission.
I am delivering a year-long school for coaches to empower them to get clients and build their practices to strong levels of prosperity.
I've been doing versions of this school for years now, with remarkable results. Students who have attended my six-month version have learned to sell their services at levels they never thought possible. My school has been the only coaching school that does not teach you how to coach. It's the only school that focuses all its time and energy on one thing: acquiring your next client.
This is the only school that does this.
My own life was completely turned around by coaching, and like a mad scientist who has found a cure for cancer, I want to give that turnaround back. My last days will do that and only that: teach coaches to sell and prosper.
Because a coach without a client is not a very effective coach. I know. I have been there. And how did that sorry state get cured? By my own coach, the ultimate coach, Steve Hardison (www.theultimatecoach.net) Now I want to give coaches everywhere what he gave me. It's not enough that coaches are good coaches. If you are a coach in my school I want to make you as good a salesperson as you are a coach. For your client's sake and for the sake of humanity itself. Coaching can only save civilization if there are clients.
No one alive has my history of being coached.
No one on this planet has what I have to give a coach. No one. And if that sounds arrogant or self-inflated, please know that I'm not stating this FACT just to be boastful...I am stating this fact as a promise to each coach who works with me: no one has been coached as I have, and all I have is now yours. My dying days are on a platter for you.
I was coached in the military, inside Psychological Warfare, on how communication can delete negative belief systems in a human mind. I was coached by my sponsor in a12-step recovery program on how to live drug and alcohol free. The result of that coaching is my proud, precious 31 years clean and sober one miracle day at a time.
My first official "coach" was Tom Rompel who was an associate of Werner Erhard's in Transformational Technologies. I was a client of the great psychologist Nathaniel Branden for years. I have taken courses at Landmark Education, attended schools and seminars with Byron Katie, and been coached and taught and trained by the best of the best. This has been an extremely intense personal rebirth and reinvention and it has lasted 31 years. I've never met anyone who has worked through even a fraction of that work, and I'm only mentioning a portion of it. I have written dozens of books, coached scores of individuals, trained over 30 Fortune 500 companies and all of that now is being given back...it is focused on two individuals: you the coach and your next client.
I want coaches to rise up and create prosperous, powerful practices so that coaching reaches its rightful place in the world as the most influential and respected profession there is. Everyone knows it is headed there anyway. Almost everyone who cares about greatness has a coach these days. Yet that's a small per cent compared to where it could and should be.
I started my coaching prosperity schools four years ago because there was one thing missing. And it was the most important thing of all: a coach's ability to sell. A coach's mastery of the client-acquisition process. It was missing.
Coaches were all gung-ho about learning to be a great coach. They went to schools, read books, listened to powerful audios, got certifications, even got coaches who taught them to coach even better. But the big missing was still missing. How do I get a client? How do I sell without being afraid?
Sales fear. Call reluctance. Money fear. Confusion of service with personal worthiness. All diseases inside the coaching profession. Many times these diseases were fatal. Coaches gave up. One brilliant coach I know gave up and started selling cars. The centers for disease control
(various victim centers known as coaching associations) put out bleak and troubling statistics about how the average coach was making less than minimum wage. A stunning thing.
Meanwhile the coaches in my school were reporting weekly billings of $3,000. $5,000 and often more than $10,000. A coach in the current school reported a $50,000 week recently. And one of my school graduates routinely earns seven figures a year coaching now, although when he came to me four years ago he could not make himself sell.
When I wrote a book called Fearless, I wanted all kinds of people in all walks of life to learn to be fearless. And I knew, because of what happened for me through coaching, that it was possible and doable (I was once the greatest coward I ever knew). Then I started an internet membership club called Fearless for the same reason.
But now all of that is behind us, and I enter my last and most exciting days. It's coaches only, now. And it's all about creating clients for those coaches. Clients! That's how coaching will change the world. Because you cannot help a client you do not have. And that was always the big missing. Effortlessly acquiring clients was the big missing in coaching. Memo to the universe: IT'S NO LONGER MISSING.
George Bernard Shaw says in his famous quote, "I want to be thoroughly used up when I die." I read that quote in its entirety (posted below) every morning as I focus on the next coach I will transform. I am dying now to everything else I ever did and living just for this one school and all the clients it will create for coaches. Being reborn to this feels inspired.
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can."
"I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."
~George Bernard Shaw
Coaching Prosperity School
Begins July 29 and 30 LIVE in Phoenix
Duration of membership: One Year
Two more LIVE events Oct. 28, 29
and March 23, 24, 2012
Monthly webinars on Client Acquisition with Steve Chandler and occasional guest coaches who will share their practice-building secrets. All webinars are recorded for your future listening.
Daily sales and practice-building tips delivered to you via email Monday through Thursday.
Weekly phone coaching calls with other school members on the subject of client acquisition.
Various unscheduled audio bonuses, eBook bonuses, books and articles all designed to boost your prosperity and build the strength of your practice.
The fee for a full year in the school is $3,000. You may choose to attend, one, two or all three of the LIVE events, all you need to do is reserve your place.
EMAIL me to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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LETTING GO IS THE GAME
JOHN LENNON once said, “I’d spent five hours that morning trying to write a song that was meaningful and good. I was just sitting, trying to think, and I thought of myself sitting there doing nothing and going nowhere. Once I’d thought of that, it was easy; it all came out. No, I remember now, I’d actually stopped trying to think of something. Nothing would come. I was cheesed off and went for a lie down, having given up. Then I thought of myself as nowhere man, sitting in this nowhere land. ‘Nowhere Man’ came, words and music, the whole damn thing. The same with ‘In My Life.’ I’d struggled for days and hours, trying to write clever lyrics. Then I gave up, and ‘In My Life’ came to me. Letting it go is the whole game.”
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A clock for a true TIME WARRIOR: