Give something to get something….
Coaching, exercise and sport has so many parallels the valuable things in life.
As an S&C coach I know that when my athletes have reached a certain level of training I need to give up something in order to get something.
If I want to develop more speed I might need to give up some time for max strength.
If I want to develop max strength I need to place less emphasis on building work capacity.
Give something up to get something else.
Vern made a great comment in his latest workshop with us in Leeds.
“Mixed training leads to mixed results”
If you focus on lots of things at once you get nothing.
Thats why I work on the rule of three.
Three main focusses in the programme at any one time.
Any more and you’ll get very little or even nothing back.
But the question for today is how much are you giving to get in your career, business, relationships?
And can you apply the rule of three to help you stay focussed?
You absolutely MUST be prepared to give up some time and resources to learn before you get anything back.
I think we’d agree on that.
You certainly will need to educate people (give your knowledge away) before you get something back.
We need to invest some of our passion in others to build relationships in our personal and business life. The question is do you have enough to go round? Do you have enough left for YOU?
You may well need to reinvest your resources to keep getting better. Spending time with people who’ve walked the path so you can keep learning. Then we can reinvest this in others.
The cycle continues.
Are you prepared for this?
How about the rule of three?
Can you identify the three areas that you’re putting most time into in your life at the moment?
Business, coaching, personal relationships?
Take a moment to think and maybe write these down. Put them in order of priority for you RIGHT NOW. Not what you want the order to be, but what the order actually is. You need honesty here.
You might have 4, 5 or 10 on your list.
Does this marry with what you’re actually looking to achieve from your efforts?
What we need to accept is that the ones at the bottom of the list need to be emphasised sometime soon or we might just lose them completely. Think principle of reversibility.
So why is coaching, sport and life so interlinked?
Because we’re working with people.
Building relationships is what we do.
Through experience we’ve built systems.
But the best systems have in built flexibility.
The investment of ourselves in those relationships is what brings results.
When you’re not getting the things you want or things aren’t going your way stop expecting and start thinking what can you offer.
How can you add value.
What can you give today.
Thanks for reading,