One of my coaching slogans is ‘Knowledge Is The Key To Success’.
I believe the more one knows about what they are doing and need to do to achieve their goal, the greater the chance they will achieve it and more.
As a health coach, I notice that my clients who take on board what they learn from my coaching and then apply it, achieve better results than my clients who do what they primarily do because I told them to do it.
Now, I am not saying that doing what I say won’t get you to achieve great results. I wouldn’t have survived as a coach over the years if what I recommended to clients didn’t work, but the clients who go beyond what I say and learn more about what they need to do in order to achieve better health, end up with more sustainable results then clients who don’t.
I am also aware that I myself can be the reason some clients don’t go further to learn more about being healthier and fitter. Clients pay me their hard earned money for me to provide them with the recommendations, support and help to achieve their goals. So why shouldn’t they just go with what I tell them and have faith in that being enough. Why pay me, if they then have to go and find out more.
In his book ‘The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People’ Stephen Covey talks about the power of Synergistic Thinking. Synergistic thinking is when the whole of something is greater than the sum of its parts.