Mar9WedMarch 9, 2016
The answer lies in FREEDOM.
My observation in 30 years of practice and 15 years of coaching is that if a person is free to be who God designed them to be and they are operating in their calling they will end up being outrageously successful.
In Warrior we are doing the coach changeover this month and I get the privilege of coaching a crop of people that I haven't coached for at least a year.
I posed this challenge to them. Focus on freedom. The freer you become, the bigger impact you will have and the faster you will grow.
Thankfully, Warrior Coaching clients already have an idea who they really are because they had the question 'Who am I?' answered at CAMP1.
However, knowing who you are and what you are supposed to achieve in your life does not mean that you will do it.
Actually most people won't get a fraction done of what they are supposed to achieve.
That is very sad but it is a reality.
Lots of great people with great potential settle for mediocrity because they are not free to be who they are.
Assuming you know who you were designed to be, here are the two stumbling blocks to living free.
1. You try to be someone you are not and therefore are not authentic and people cannot get past that.
2. You try to be yourself but are too afraid to step into the journey because it is full of uncertainty and requires a tremendous amount of risk.
That's it. It is that simple. Conquer these two points and you will be free to grow.
In chiropractic circles there is a lore that says you have to be a little (or a lot) crazy to build a big practice.
It goes back to our developer BJ Palmer. Most would have seen him as a bit of a crack pot.
In more recent history we hear stories of eccentric chiropractors seeing hundreds of people a day doing crazy things.
There was a story of an old timer in the Ottawa area that used to yell at his patients. If a patient missed visits or got off schedule he would go off on them, yelling at them to try to straighten them out.
I get the image of a fearful new grad observing this seasoned doctor and this doctor stepping into every moment of truth with every patient because lives were on the line.
This new grad cannot believe that this guy is talking to his patients like that because he doesn't have the same beliefs and he doesn't have the ability to tell the truth.
The new grad would be too afraid of confronting his patients for fear of losing them, yet not telling them what they need to hear will drive them out anyway.
That is exactly what you do need to do. You need to be a little crazy. You need to risk losing someone in order for them to know the truth.
If you do that the opposite of your fears will happen. You may lose a few who are not ready to hear but you will grow an army of followers who will respect you because you stepped in the Gap for them.
Time to be yourself, embrace uncertainty, take risks and be a little crazy.