According to the media, we’re living in the worst possible time to be alive.
Turn on CNN (or go old school and pick up a newspaper, if that’s your thing) and you’d swear that the world is on the brink of disaster.
This view isn’t limited to the media either.
Take a quick glance at your social media and you see a bunch of Chicken Littles running around screaming that the sky is falling.
A tweet that I read recently (from @HumanProgress.org) reminds us that things aren’t that bad. Actually, they’re pretty good:
“A century ago, no matter how rich you were, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy air conditioning, TV, smart phones, Internet, timely transportation, contact lenses, international food, antibiotics, effective dental care, or a high likelihood of surviving infancy”
Before I get hit with a bunch of replies about the problems in the world today, I’m not suggesting that things are perfect.
There will always be room for improvement, but statistics (ie: about worldwide disease and violence) show that we’re on the right track.
A lot of people just like to complain, and wouldn’t know what to do if they didn’t have anything to rail against.
The same type of pessimism extends out to the coaching world …
I see coaches who gripe about the amount of competition in the marketplace, or the saleability of coaching packages.
I believe we’re only at the tip of the iceberg for coaching. It’s becoming more common to see people hiring coaches, but there’s still a large segment of the population that’s never heard of it (but will soon).
About the saleability of coaching packages, people love to spend money – and often on silly things. They spend thousands of dollars to fly somewhere warm to bomb their livers by a pool for a week. Or on clothes that sit in their closets, never to be worn once.
I even heard of a black and white photo of a potato that sold for a million bucks … if someone is willing to spend that much on a picture of a potato, coaching shouldn’t be a hard sell!
I make an effort to only work with positive clients, and if that sounds like you I’ve just opened up eight spots in my laser coaching program.
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I’m shutting it down this Sunday at midnight EST, or once the spots are filled. Details here: