Written by: Felix Tih, Executive Contributor
Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise
You can’t be the coach you are meant to be if you don’t do the work and face your fears. You want an extraordinary business and extraordinary clients? Work on yourself until you’re an extraordinary coach. You want consistent, high-income months in your coaching practice? Work on yourself until you can generate and sustain that level of income. Do you want to have a greater impact on the world? Work on yourself until you can do what it takes to create a greater impact. Work hard to overcome your fears. – The book of coaching for extraordinary coaches.
You are the force that drives it all - your business, your team, your clients, your life.
Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself. Your inward growth and development is very important. Discipline, hard work, drive, grit, hunger, consistency, fearlessness, self-control, persistence, resilience and happiness, among others is what you need to succeed. There are myriad factors within yourself you need to develop in preparation for success in life.
If you relentlessly work on these aspects within yourself, you can be sure that you will soar in great heights. Some people think that others can give them success without having to work on themselves. What they don't know is that the decision to be in their highest possible standards entirely lies on them.
Here are tips for developing your inner self and achieving the best in whatever you do.
Visualize your success
Visualization principles have been proved to be effective in every field, from career development to business and beyond. Those on top of their profession can attest that this principle has helped them a lot. The more you create imagery doing something, the likely you will adopt the new skill.
Visualizing yourself living the life you have always envisioned is the genesis of being successful. That doesn't mean you should spend all your time picturing a good life in your mind. You should take action and work for what you want as you hold your vision firmly in your mind.
Commit to your goals
Commit yourself to work until something happens. Commitment means that you have dedicated all your time and other resources to a specific goal. Be persistent in one domain so that you can learn what it takes to succeed in that particular area. It may take you years, but with commitment, you will eventually achieve your goals. For example, if you want to be a prominent footballer, you must practice even when you feel like everything is working against you.
Nurture a growth mindset
According to psychologists, there are two types of mindsets; the growth mindset and the fixed mindset. Your mindset has a significant influence on how you think about yourself. People who possess a fixed mindset are rigid and believe that things are unchangeable. They believe that intelligence is static, and success is a result of inborn talent.
Such kind of people gives up quickly because they believe courage to face challenges is an innate talent. They believe that if you were not born with the skill, you can't excel in that particular field.
On the other hand, people with a growth mindset believe that they can learn, grow, and change things through effort. Be it in business or sports, people with a growth mindset are more likely to succeed. Such people are not distracted by challenges in life as they believe every situation is an opportunity to improve their skills.
Enhance your emotional intelligence
Intelligence is one of the leading factors that contribute to success in different areas of life. Experts have it that emotional intelligence is more critical when it comes to attaining goals. Emotional intelligence is the ability to utilize, comprehend, and reason with emotions. It helps people to views situations with an impartial eye. Emotional intelligence will help you deal with your feeling appropriately rather than repress your feelings. For example, if you are a businessperson, be resilient to anger. Don't react fiercely to your customers no matter how they treat you. Look for a sober way to solve the problem at hand.
There is no single approach to success. All you need is to implement a combination of healthy habits and strategies in your daily life.
Felix Tih, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine
Felix is the author of Personal Branding: Master Your Digital Presence. Personal branding is not onlу for entrepreneurs, companies, or public figures. It is the secret sauce that can make you stand out. Felix is a journalist and Life Coach who helps individuals and organizations to create positive changes, see new possibilities, and define the steps to be taken to achieve both their short term and long-term goals. As a journalist and conference host, Felix works with News Agencies and International organizations such as Anadolu Agency, Renux Media, The African Center for Advocacy, and The Cowry Network. He uses his knowledge as a life coach and communications expert to help individuals and entrepreneurs be more strategic and creative in building a successful business and life and live the life that they want. Felix loves trekking, bodybuilding and working my way through every recipe of cookbooks, and indulging his love for seeing new places. Educational background in Public Law and Journalism.