LIFE COACH STEVE MITTEN MCC
IN THIS ISSUE
1) PERSONAL GROWTH - What's your stake?
2) MARKETING TIP - Recipe for a marketing breakthrough.
3) COACHING TIP - What to do when the coaching goes dead.
4) SOS MARKETING TELECLASS - The next of this popular "build-your-practice-on-a-budget" program beginning in January.
5) $100 donation to the World Wildlife Fund announced - thanks for forwarding this newsletter on to so many people.
1) WHAT'S YOUR STAKE? (What would you defend at all cost?)
In the days of the wild west when warriors of the Crow Indian Nation were threatened, they would tether their left leg to a wooden stake that had been pounded into the ground; so as to say, "To defend this ground I give my life." Such a clear and passionate message was a powerful deterrent for most interlopers.
Few of us encounter the type of extraordinary situations where we might give our life for our family, friends, freedom, world peace, or other causes or principles important to us.
But what about the less dramatic? What do we give our life to everyday? Think about it. Today, what did you consciously or unconsciously give your time and energy (your life) to? How did what you spent your time on match what is truly important to you?
If you are like most of us, there is a big gap between what we hold to be important, and what we spend our time on.
As this current year draws to a close, I invite you to consider what your stake is, and whether the choices you make on a day-to-day basis reflect those priorities. If they do, congratulations. If they don't, what do you intend to do about it?
AS FOR ME
As the New Year approaches, here is my stake..... what I am committed to for 2005:
"If you don't stand for something, you may fall for anything."
2) RECIPE FOR A MARKETING BREAKTHROUGH.
I was helping my youngest daughter Jill make the annual batch of gingerbread last weekend, and I got to thinking about the recipe. I loved the idea that someone had taken the time to figure out all the right ingredients to make fantastic gingerbread, and then chose to share it with us. All Jill and I had to do was follow the instructions and presto......delicious gingerbread.
I wish it was that easy to help people market their businesses. Unfortunately, no one formula works for everyone; because each individual is a big ingredient in the recipe, and everyone is cooking up a different dish.
However, having worked with hundreds and hundreds of independent professionals over the years, I would like to submit an meta-formula for making a marketing breakthrough.
There are 3 ingredient categories; The Being, The Knowing, and The Doing.
Marketing Breakthrough Recipe.
Enjoy the rewards.
"The breakthroughs you want, are always found just outside your current comfort zone."
3) COACHING TIP - WHEN THE COACHING GOES DEAD.
Many coaches reach a point with a client where they notice that the coaching feels "dead". In other words, there is a lack of energy, commitment or progress.
Ebbs and flows of energy are a natural part of a long-term coaching relationship (as clients prepare for, execute and recover from changes). However if the lack of energy persists, here are a few places to look - and as always, start with yourself:
Assuming you are doing powerful coaching, where else might you look?
If the client is healthy, and you can honestly say that you are coaching powerfully and holding your client to be creative and resourceful, and yet nothing is happening, then it may be time to have a little chat. You may want to check in with them and see how they think the coaching is going. Share your concerns, that you sense you could be of more use to them and see what they say. (Sometimes you are being of more use than you imagine.)
If you have tried everything and there is still no response, it may be time to risk getting fired. Tell your client the polite yet direct equivalent of, "I really care about your success, and if you don't show up with more energy or commitment to coaching, I don't think I can work with you anymore. I don't want to be party to you playing life small or wasting more of your precious time."
"Struggle is growth waiting to happen."
4) NEXT SOS (Sick Of Struggling) MARKETING TELECLASS - STARTS JANUARY.
"This was EXACTLY what I was needing to hear and learn."
"I want to let you know how much Iím enjoying the SOS course and how much VALUABLE INFORMATION Iím getting from it."
Thank you SOS members for the joy of working with you this last year. I appreciate your kind words, but my best reward is seeing you move ahead with your coaching businesses.
I will be starting a new SOS program in January. As usual this will be the marketing-your-practice-on-a-budget program in which I share everything I have learned from my years in coaching. I love delivering the program and I am delighted that so many past participants have put to use so much from it. (You can see the recent testimonials at http://www.acoach4u.com/marketingprogram.htm ).
program comes with a satisfaction guarantee and is designed with the intent that you will find it the
single most valuable business building exercise you've ever been
part of. (Many
participants realize over a 500% return on investment within the
first few sessions, and it still costs less than $25 per session
BEFORE your discounts.)
If you are interested in joining us, you will need to act quickly. Go to http://www.acoach4u.com/marketingprogram.htm . Check out the program. I am thinking that either Tuesday the 11 or Wednesday the 12 of January look like good dates. (Typically, to have this work for people around the world, the best time of day is 2 PM EST (11 AM Pacific). If you are interested, please send me an email to let me know if you are in. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
direct anybody else you think might benefit from the course
to the same link so they can reserve a spot and earn
you both a
discount. (Remember this is a win-win proposition, they get 10%
off for being referred by you, and you get 10% off for each
referral that signs up. (The
sooner you start referring, the more discounts you can
there is always a 100% money back guarantee you can access anytime
in the first month.)
I would love to have you join us, and help make 2005 a great year for you.
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