Commitment is Key with Coach Jeremy Williams - EP0045 - Episode Drop Date: January 13th, 2023
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Welcome back. This is your host Jeremy, and welcome to Season 2 of the Survive Scale Soar podcast. Thank you for tuning in and I trust the content being shared is showing up to you the listener in a way that is helping you to soar in both business and life. Today is going to be an important show on the topic of commitment, and before we dive in a quick reminder about the show.
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Today is a REAL Talk on the topic of commitment. It’s that time of year where many will make resolutions. You might hear somebody say “New Year, New Me”. Many delayed plans and goals are set into motion because of a calendar date that signifies fresh beginnings. The reality is that most have already failed or justified stopping the pursuit of their New Year resolution or goal, and we’re only a couple weeks into the year.
Now, I know that some are listening right now where this is not the case. Congratulations, you are a member of the select few, you are a member of the committed.
Now personally, and as someone that coaches highly driven individuals in both business and life, I am not big on the “New Year, New Me” concept though I understand for some it is important to anchor a decision to a date of significance. If you are someone that needs to tie a resolution or goal to a date of significance, great, and I will challenge you if you’re serious about making any change, simply make a decision right now and stay committed.
This week I had the honor to provide sales coaching for the Nicole Freer Group in Katy, Texas led by Nicole and Doug Freer, and for a JLA Realty office in Atascocita, Texas led by Kim and Mike Buish. I get excited walking into events and seeing the room full of business owners prepared to soak in the presentation. Simply by showing up, it was a demonstration of their commitment to getting better…getting to that next level in both business and life. Commitment starts simply with showing up.
Take for example, you’ve got a goal to improve your fitness level. Showing up to the gym is a level of commitment. Now it’s not going to improve your fitness simply by showing up. You now have to put in the work, yet the likelihood of you putting in the work significantly increases simply by showing up.
Where are you not showing up in your business?
Where are you not showing up in relationships?
Where are you not showing up in your finances?
Where are you not showing up in your health?
If you’re not showing up, you’re not committed. There is no sugar coating this. It is a conscious decision to either avoid the stated or to not assign importance to the commitment.
One of the definitions of commitment is an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action. Write this down if you’re taking notes. A commitment is an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.
Let’s apply this definition to lead generation. If you’re in sales, you’re in the business of lead generation. If you are a business owner, you are still in the business of lead generation. No leads, no business. To have a successful business, you must be committed to lead generation. By stating you’re committed to lead generation, you are saying that the engagement with lead generation, or the obligation to lead generate in your business will cause a restriction of freedom to take any other action.
Being committed to lead generation is saying no to other things that might not serve your business in the best way. It’s saying no to the distractions or squirrels as I shared in the last episode, Episode 44.
Changing the definition slightly you will see what I deem as extreme commitment. What if commitment was defined as an engagement or obligation that instead of restricts freedom of action, it prevents freedom of action. Are there areas in your business or life that require extreme commitment? This is only a question you can answer for yourself. Observing and coaching successful people since 2010, it is easy to see that the greater success achieved, the higher level of commitment made.
What is found most often to be the root of our failures? The lack of commitment. The head knowledge may exist, you may have the perfect business plan, and you may even have a beautiful color coded calendar laying out the week ahead, yet without commitment everything mentioned means nothing.
Commitment like anything is a skillset. You and I are not born with the ability to commit. It is learned. It is tested. Being put through the fire refines our skillset to be committed.
If you are wanting to dive deeper on the topic of commitment, I encourage you to pick up David Goggin’s book, Can’t Hurt Me. His entire personal story can be summed up with one word…commitment. I would categorize David as one of those guys that are extremely committed in whatever he takes on.
Today, if you want to get different…if you want to elevate in both life and/or business, you are going to need to commit to that which will change your current situation. Until you commit, I promise you that nothing will change.
Our conversation today comes to a simple decision, and that is the decision to commit.
If I can ever help you with your business and journey in life, visit my website at www.RedHawkCoaching.com. There at the top of the page, you will find a button that says Schedule a Complimentary Strategy Call. Click the button and select a time slot that suits you, and we can have a deeper conversation about commitment and what coaching would look like in your world.
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Until next time, be committed and onward and upward…