Excuse me, but the experts are wrong!
By Andrew Barber-Starkey
At first glance, the ProCoach Success System appears to be a simple, rather innocuous set of workbooks, training classes and support systems - certainly not anything special. Nothing could be further from the truth!
Although it is simple and extremely easy to use, the ProCoach Success System is arguably the most advanced and powerful achievement system on the market today. The sophistication of the underlying design is remarkable. Every element of the program integrates and reinforces my core success principles. Because these principles are designed into the program, our members frequently experience outstanding results without understanding what they did to get them.
My success principles are simple, extremely logical, and they have been proven to work. Strangely, they contradict most of the "keys to success" put forward by other speakers, authors, coaches and success experts. Here are some of my more controversial philosophies.
You do not need to know where you are going in order to get there
We've all heard that the reason people don't get what they want is that they don't know what they want. Wrong! Not knowing what you want does not stop you from being successful. What will slow your progress dramatically is:
1) Criticizing yourself because you think you should know where you are going when, no matter how hard you work at it, you can not get clear.
2) Spending excessive time and energy trying to get clear about where you are going instead of taking the steps that are right in front of you.
Imagine that you are setting out to climb a mountain. If the top is covered in clouds, does that mean you can't climb it? No! Because as long as you have an idea of the general direction you are going (up), you can keep climbing. It is always comforting to be able to see the top, but the clouds do not prevent you from reaching a higher altitude.
The same is true of your journey to success. As long as you have an idea of the general direction you want to go in your life, you have enough information to decide on a logical next step. And that is all you need. If you just keep taking one step at a time, you will ultimately get where you want to go - even if you can't see it from where you are today. No matter how confused you are, just ask yourself, "What is one step I can take right now that will advance me towards my ultimate objective?" Then, take that step. Your path to success may not be a straight line, but you will get there far faster than if you wait until you are clear before you take action.
The ProCoach Success System supports you to consistently identify and take your next step. This keeps you moving forward at all times. When you join our program, your momentum, confidence and success will increase dramatically, even if you do not know exactly where you are going!
Goal setting is NOT the key to success
Most success experts put far too much emphasis on goal setting and not nearly enough on goal achieving. Over and over they tell you to write down your goals. They lead you to believe that once you have written your goals down, you are halfway there.
This is simply not true. In fact, this false doctrine is one reason that most people who constantly set and visualize their goals feel so frustrated and discouraged about their lack of progress. After painstakingly following the goal-setting formula, they expect to succeed. When the promised results fail to materialize, they reach the conclusion that the problem must lie with them. The resulting self-critical attitude undermines their confidence and further diminishes their chance of success.
Here is the brutal truth. Dreaming about what you want is easy. The hard part is to follow through and take action. Achieving your goals requires discipline, hard work and patience. The ProCoach Success System supports you to gently and consistently move forward. If a breakthrough occurs, and it often does, wonderful! If not, our system guarantees that you will still get where you are going.
It is better to focus on ACTIONS than on RESULTS
Another challenge created by the traditional goal-setting model is that it keeps your attention on what you want (the result), but does not emphasize the things you need to do to get there (actions). Instead of focusing on what you want, we have found that it is far more effective to state your short-term (quarterly, weekly and daily) goals, in terms of actions. When you take the right actions, the outcome you want will occur naturally. For example, stating that you want to lose 15 pounds in the next 90 days is a "result" goal. Saying you will exercise for 30 minutes 5 times a week and cut out second helpings is an "action" goal. The desired outcome is the same, but the focus of your attention is very different.
As a member of the ProCoach Success System, you will learn to distinguish between results goals and action goals. You will find this makes a huge difference to your momentum and your results.
You don't need a plan
The idea that you need to develop a detailed plan of your journey to success is also incorrect. That is because planning assumes that you can see the steps you will need to take in the future from where you are today. In order to be successful, all you need is a general idea of where you are going, and a commitment to take the next step. Here's the problem. After you take your next step, you will be in a different place. From that new place you will have a new view, and the appropriate next step might appear completely different from what you imagine it is now. If you try to plan today for steps you need to take 6 months or a year from now, the chances are that you will be way off the mark. Most people who try to follow a detailed plan end up either losing their spontaneity or beating themselves up for getting off track. Neither of these bodes well for their success!
The ProCoach Success System keeps you on track. First, it helps you get a sense of where you are going in the long-term. After that, the entire focus of our program is on supporting you to identify and take your next steps.
There is no such thing as "overnight success"
Fifteen years ago, I purchased Anthony Robbins "Unlimited Power" tape set which promised that in 30 days I could become successful. Today, Tony offers a new tape set called "Get The Edge." How long is the program? Seven days. Our society has become obsessed with overnight success - not because it happens, but because it sells.
Imagine a car traveling 60 mph on an icy road. If the driver turns the wheels to the left, will the car immediately follow? No. Initially it will continue in its original direction, carried forward by its weight and momentum. Eventually the front wheels will start to take hold, and slowly the car will change direction. The same is true of you. Every cell in your body is aligned with the direction you are going now. If you change your mindset and start to do things that will make you more successful, it will take time for the rest of your body to integrate the change. And until your entire body is aligned with your new level of success, your results are not assured.
At ProCoach we recognize that real transformation takes time. Our system subtly and repeatedly reinforces evidence of your successes in order to raise your self-concept. This accelerates the integration process and leads to a full body experience of being successful.
It's not about how much you get, it is about who you become along the way
People are attracted to my work because they want to be more successful. When asked what that looks like, they usually talk primarily about income, financial freedom and lifestyle. All of these things are external - outside the self. Take a moment to connect with your heart, and ask yourself, "What do I REALLY want?" Do you want money, power and lifestyle? Or do you want to FEEL successful? Success is an internal, not an external experience. Most people are seeking feelings of security, freedom, abundance, worthiness and being loved. Our society has convinced us that if we just "get" enough externally, all of these things will come to us. Not true. Many rich people are workaholics, alcoholics and drug addicts. Countless famous people, who seem to have it all, lead tortured lives. If you are seeking success through external means, or if you are compromising your personal values and integrity in an attempt to become successful, you are on the wrong track!
At ProCoach we want you to HAVE IT ALL. We totally support your quest to grow your business, be financially free, and play big in the world. But as you seek these goals, we want you to feel confidence, pride and lasting satisfaction. You can have it all, but not if you allow yourself to be motivated by fear, greed and desperation. Our program is carefully designed to ensure that while you pursue your external goals, you also develop the qualities that will bring you a rich, rewarding and satisfying inner experience.
If these success principles make sense to you, the ProCoach Success System is right for you. If you are still not sure, look at the results being achieved by those who are using the system. Read their testimonials!. Many of these people struggled with the traditional model of achievement for many years. Now the momentum, success and fun they are experiencing is breathtaking!
Find Out More About The ProCoach Success System
To find out more about the ProCoach Success System, call the ProCoach Office today at 604-983-8041 or email us. We will answer your questions and can also arrange for you to have a free consultation with one of our business coaches.