I also knew I couldn’t do it alone. And that’s OK to admit. Find yourself a good coach.
What is a good coach/mentor to you?
To me, a good coach makes time to listen and communicate. I know I can expect a response in a reasonable time. (No waiting anxiously for weeks for a reply. A good coach is one who won’t allow you failure. It’s THEIR opinion you come to respect. As much as you want it for you, you want it for them,and if you drop the ball, you feel like you let two people down. Their excitement is your excitement. Their motivation is your motivation. Every day, I want to not only make myself proud, but also make my coach proud. I push harder knowing she is there,pushing me. And I know as bad as I want it,she may be the only other person that wants it more for me than I do….
The quote below is a long-time favorite:
“Life’s best coaches are those who believe in you and your potential, sometimes even before you do.”
Remember this when you look for someone who is going to be in charge of changing your lifestyle.
Disclaimer: There are as many good coaches as there are bad ones, so make sure you DO YOUR RESEARCH on the best fit for you. My perfect fit is Team Bombshell with Mama Bombshell, Shannon Dey, and my personal coach, Gennifer Strobo. You have to do what’s right for you, and sometimes that requires trial and error. Do not be afraid to say what you want. You pay an expert to help you so before you go and spend hard-earned money makesure you are willing to also invest your energy and time, and sweat. (Lots of sweat.) At the end of the day, YOU are still the one that must follow instructions. No one can make you get out of bed, food prep, or go to the gym. But a good coach sure can make you feel accountable! No matter how you do it – self-motivation or hiring help, DO IT FOR YOU!