Are you fully prepared for the success coming your way?
I don’t know how many of you follow football, but recently the new sports talk buzzword is character. They are talking about great athletes, blessed with their abilities on their chosen field of play, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that they are sabotaging their own success.
This is nothing new to the sports world. Ray Rice is currently banned from the NFL for life for assaulting his then-fiancée in an elevator. The video was seen and heard around the world. Who can forget the O.J. Simpson trial; verdict and subsequent incarceration, we all know the story.
Last year the big story was around college phenom Jameis Winston, quarterback for Florida State being investigated for assault of a female student. Not to be outdone, less than 12 hours from a game winning performance two weeks ago, University of Florida quarterback, Treon Harris was being investigated too for assault on a female student. There are probably hundreds of other incidents in both professional and college level athletics that we never hear about. The common perspective would be to question their upbringing or the sports mentality. Let’s look at it from another angle, shall we?
Every one of these players knows their game. They know the ins and outs of running a slant across the middle or taking the ball on a quarterback sneak to get the first down. These guys were taught from a very young age how to read a defense, but did anyone teach them how to live in the spotlight? Did anyone take the time to coach them on how to live in the success and fame they are experiencing? Coaching goes beyond the field. This lack of life coaching leads to this self-sabotaging behavior.
You may play in a flag football league on the weekends or even a company softball team, but let’s be honest, who among us has professional scouts knocking down our door? What does this have to do with you? As you become more successful in your life and business, you too may not be equipped with the tools handle the success that you are experiencing. This is what I call, accidental leadership. It is simply when your successes have outpaced your level of leadership and character.
Just like these athletes, the chances of you self-sabotaging your success are greater than you may think. I realize you may be saying “no, I know exactly what I am doing, it’s ok”, just as these guys know what is going on during the game, it’s after the game that we are focusing on here.
I want to help you do two things. First, I want to help you develop the tools to continue to grow your level of leadership and character so you can avoid the pitfalls of self-sabotage. Secondly, I want to give you the tools to help you grow your business beyond what you had imagined it to be. These two things can help you lead the life that you have only dreamed of. Click reply to this email to book your free 30 minute one on one coaching session with me. Times are limited, so book quickly to reserve your spot.