Coaching Tips from Men’s Health

Coaching Tips for Body and Business

I’m pretty sure most people know that the business/personal coaching industry is based upon the sports coaching model. For years, professional athletes have used personal coaches to help them reach new heights of performance and success. So, it was not a big surprise to me when I walked into a local coffee shop (Roast & Toast) the other day and, seeking something to read, picked up a couple of copies of Men’s Health Magazine only to discover the success tips below.

Before I go any further, let me just say – these are the only two issues of Men’s Health I have ever looked at! But, I may get a subscription now that I see they are full of coaching tips… just kidding, too much other stuff for me to wade through.

personal business coachingHire Someone to Yell at You – This was the first item to catch my eye:

Ever wonder if a trainer is worth the money? According to new UCLA research, a personal trainer can help make you much stronger than exercising on your own. Guys who worked with a fitness coach gained more muscle and 10 percent more endurance than men who chose and followed their own program, says researcher Thomas Storer. The key was using an expert-guided path, he says. Working with your own instructor can also help you stick to a workout and do it right.

This is exactly the same type of results people get when working with a personal or business coach. Using an expert-guided path is the bedrock of success in coaching programs.

sanbag success tipsThe next thing that caught my eye was: Hey Dumbell, Try a Sandbag.

Sometimes you need to get dirty to get big. Sandbags provide a more effective workout than dumbbells do, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. The theory is that the sand shifting in the bag makes your body and core work harder to stabilize the load.

Am I the only one that sees how this can apply to success coaching? As I help people in their personal, business or corporate life along their unique success path, I engage them with exercises and tasks that require them to ‘shift the load.’

The last Men’s Health article that seemed relevant for this commentary was: Four Steps to Six Figures.

  1. Work with purpose
  2. Think big, act small
  3. Establish a system
  4. Identify what works
  5. Sharpen your pitch

The first one wasn’t part of the list, but was part of the article and should be on the list – so, 5 Steps to Six Figures or maybe, 7 figures?