Planning

Back to Basics

Two weeks ago I got to check off an item on my Bucket List, which was to train new Coaches and Franchisees how to be great coaches.  In the process of preparing to train, I spent several hours going through the training materials, and quickly realized that I was going to learn as much, if not more, than the trainees would!

After 15 years of coaching, I realized that I’ve probably forgotten more than I remember! The hours spent preparing and the 3 days spent training were a less than subtle reminder to get back to the basics of how we become successful.

The Power of Having a Plan and Someone to "Run" With

I don’t know about you, but I can honestly say I never thought I’d call myself a runner. Thirteen months ago my personal trainer asked a group of us if we wanted to participate in a local Thanksgiving Day race, and with a lot of trepidation in my mind I agreed to register. I had never run a race over 5 kilometers before and the race I’d just agreed to run was twice that distance. After giving me a few minutes to process the decision I’d made, my trainer laid out the training plan to make sure all of us would complete the goal of running the race. The process she outlined for us was simple and effective and consisted of the following steps: