How does it apply to you?

Ask yourself: ‘Where am I pursuing excellence in my life? My career? My relationship? My health? My finances?’

‘Where am I NOT going for excellence and accepting mediocre results?’

“Excellence in training comes down to excellence in the trainer’

It’s excellence in our own lives that counts.

Who are you?

Who are you as a person – which someone would want to work with you?

That they would want a ‘piece’ of your energy? That someone would say, “That’s the type of person I would like to become.” “I want a life like that.”

Are you:

  • Loving your life? Can you find gratitude; are you attractive to be around, and do things keep getting better?
  • Responsible for your life? Instead of complaining about what happened, do you say, “What did I do to create this, and why?” You forgo excuses and blame.
  • Feeling all your feelings honestly? Without letting them rule you, or on the other hand suppressing them?
  • Going for everything you want? Or at least being honest where you’re not?
  • Risking in your life? Saying the things you’re scared to say, even at risk of losing a relationship? Doing the things you fear? Thinking bigger? Letting go of your safe nest for what is next?
  • Taking care of yourself? Are you giving you what you need? Do you exercise and eat well? Do you rest when you need to?
  • Keeping your own standards of integrity? Paying ALL the tax you know you should? Do you pay for software and CD music? Are you on time? Do you let go of the clients you know you’re not helping? Set your own standards and stick to them.

“Excellence in training comes down to excellence in the trainer.”

Excellent, not perfect.

A trainer’s life doesn’t have to be perfect. Boy – you should see some of the stuff that happens in my life! But what’s your attitude around it? Is it: ‘What a powerful ride! What’s next?’ Or ‘Why does this always happen to me?’

Do you learn from your experiences? It’s the growing and expanding that leads to understanding for ourselves and for those we train.

I just had a session today where my courage in coming through a difficult time was fuel and inspiration for my client. It wasn’t so much my ‘technique’ in training her; it was her being able to see someone who had been there and faced the tough decisions and come through it with a smile (eventually!). It’s wonderful how our clients call us to live greater lives than we might on our own.

Even in our imperfect lives, are you excited about your life? Do you wake up feeling that something wonderful will happen today? This passion brings enthusiasm to your clients as well. You can create light, when you are lit up yourself.

Pursue excellence, for you and your clients

“Excellence in training comes down to excellence in the trainer.”

If you pursue excellence in your own life, you will expect it for your clients.

If you’re willing to pick up the phone and call someone you’re terrified to talk to, you’ll then be a stand for your client to do the same. When you are honest in all your relationships, you’ll expect your client to tell the truth. If you’re looking after yourself, you’ll be firmer with a client who is letting their body go.

When you are out of integrity or living way below your vision of yourself, your self-assurance drops. Conversely, living a life of excellence will give you confidence as a trainer, and potential clients will feel it. Every time you make choices that bring you closer to who you want to be, you gain confidence. And confident trainers will ask more of their clients.

Work on yourself as much as you work on your business

Don’t just take business classes or training seminars, take personal growth seminars, read as much as you can, listen to motivational tapes, grow in your relationships, challenge yourself. Know yourself and know your issues, so you continue to grow. Track down your ‘gurus’ and learn from them.

“Excellence in training comes down to excellence in the trainer.”

If as trainers we pursue excellence in our own lives, we will expect it from our clients. And people will see and feel excellence in the profession!