At any given point in their lives, most people are working toward something. Some may be working toward getting a promotion or starting their own business. Those who are already business owners are likely looking for ways to grow and improve productivity. For others, their goal may not be work-related at all, but rather linked to self-improvement such as reaching a physical performance milestone such as finishing a marathon. The point is that everyone has hopes and dreams that they one day want to achieve, but just thinking about them isn’t going to make them a reality. Performance coaching is the key that can take you from wishing and wanting to doing and achieving.
At Blair Wellness Group, we specialize in life, business, and performance coaching utilizing a personalized approach to help our clients achieve their full potential. No matter what success looks like to you, or how out of reach it may seem at the present time, Dr. Blair can help you achieve things that you never thought were possible. Keep reading to learn more or schedule an appointment at our Beverly Hills office.
Common Barriers to Success
It’s natural for people to want to better themselves and their present situation. Working hard to accomplish a goal not only makes you feel good, but it usually comes with some additional rewards. Getting a promotion provides validation for your efforts and confirms that your employer recognizes your value. Although financial gain isn’t the ideal motivator, getting a raise as part of a promotion can certainly help to fuel your motivation.
Unfortunately, many people who have the knowledge or know how to do something still struggle with achieving their personal or professional goals. There are several reasons why this is, but the following are some of the most common.
Lack of Clarity Around Goals
Setting goals allows you to strategically define what you will do in order to achieve them. Unfortunately, if your goal is vague or too general, you could be setting yourself up for failure right from the start. Goals need to be clear, concise, and action-oriented. You also have to have a clear understanding of “why” you want to accomplish a particular goal. It may sound like common sense, but if you don’t know how a particular goal will contribute to your wellbeing or quality of life, it may be difficult to stay committed to your purpose.
Accomplishing big goals and achieving great things don’t just happen — they require hard work and dedication. Although many people want certain things for their life, when it comes to doing the things that are necessary to make them a reality, it becomes easier to just remain content with the status quo. To achieve those things that are most important to you, it will be necessary to reach deep within yourself to find what will keep you going when the road to success becomes difficult.
One of the biggest impediments to achieving a goal is often in your own mind. These mental barriers arise when you tell yourself (consciously or subconsciously) that you’re not good enough, that something is impossible based on your history, or that many others are far better than or more qualified than you. These negative self-perceptions can hold you back and prevent you from taking action that will allow you to reach your goals.
How Performance Coaching Can Help
Performance coaching is a term that was originally coined to describe the principles used to help someone enhance their physical performance in sports. Commonly used by athletes as a way to break through plateaus and achieve greater results, performance coaching is something that can be applied in several areas of life, far beyond just sports and athleticism.
Do you love going to work each day? Are you in a career that is rewarding and fulfilling? If not, why not? Many people get stuck in the day-to-day chaos of their work life without realizing that there are other options. There are also those who have been working in the same position for years and have given up on realizing their true potential. Whether you want to be more productive and more effective at your current job, get a promotion, or completely change your career, a performance coach can help you identify your specific goals so that you can create a realistic roadmap for achieving them.
If you own a business, or if you’re in a leadership role, there are many ways that a performance coach can help you become a more effective leader. It can help you solve problems within your organization, enhance your communication skills, and learn how to cope with and overcome setbacks. A primary function of a business leader’s job is to also coach, inspire, and motivate other employees. Unfortunately, many managers don’t have any formal mentoring or training in this area. Performance coaching can provide you with the tools and confidence necessary to become an effective leader within your business and beyond.
Physical or Health Goals
Setting a personal goal related to your physical performance, health, or athletic ability is another area in which performance coaching can help. Those who have done it know that completing a marathon, achieving a faster time, or even losing a significant amount of weight isn’t easy — it requires preparation, planning, and commitment. If you have a physical or athletic goal that you would like to reach, a performance coach can help you create a plan for success that includes identifying things that could hold you back and even acting as a positive motivator that will help to keep you going when you feel like giving up.
Take the First Step Toward Achieving Your True Potential
It’s easy to keep talking about what you wish would happen or what you hope to accomplish, but dreams rarely become a reality without taking action. At Blair Wellness Group we can help you clarify your goals, overcome limiting thoughts, and build upon your strengths. We can do this more efficiently and effectively than most because Dr. Blair offers a unique value proposition that is beyond what most other coaches can offer. Not only is she highly trained and experienced in goal setting and performance improvement, but she is also a licensed clinical psychologist. If you want to do more, be better, and live a fuller, richer life, contact Blair Wellness Group at 310-999-4996 to schedule an appointment.