If you’re the most interesting person in the room... you’re in the wrong room.
1 Insight is a podcast for the lonely leaders out there. You know who you are.
I have coached some of the most successful and talented people on the planet – from billion dollar business owners to former Navy Seals. I wrote a book for coaches that has sold over 50,000 copies, by word of mouth. And I'm the founder of a community of extraordinary top performers, called 4PC. Ultra-successful people are the ones who call me. My clients include Olympic athletes, Presidential candidates, Hollywood film directors, Special Forces operatives and serial entrepreneurs.
I see what most people cannot see – and I dare to say what most people would not say. And each week on this podcast, I will be challenging the thinking of high performers – from leaders in the corporate world, to successful entrepreneurs, to military veterans to high level coaches.
1 INSIGHT... because a single insight can change everything
Episode 5: Provocative Questions for High Performers: "Holy [bleep], Rich!"
I’m mixing things up a bit, today.
Technically, this isn't a question, but it is a powerful and provocative tool to add to your arsenal.
In today’s video, you’ll learn how to help a client powerfully envision their future and bring it into the present.
I'll also tell you a story about how I help my clients create (and achieve) Impossible Goals.
Language is powerful. And generative language has the power to change your life.
Episode 4: Provocative Questions for High Performers: "What are you afraid of?"
The job of an extraordinary coach is to provoke their clients.
The word "provoke" or "provocative" often has a negative connotation. It means "to annoy" and "to irritate." But, if you trace the word back to its Latin derivation, to provoke means "to draw forth."
And that's the job of an extraordinary coach. To draw forth their clients. To draw out their genius.
In this episode in this series, I’ll share two more of my favorite questions. And these two relate to fear.
Episode 3: Provocative Questions for High Performers: "What do you want?"
Extraordinary coaches don’t answer the questions their clients come with — they help them live into more powerful questions.
In this episode in this series, I’ll share my favorite pair of very simple questions.
Episode 2: Provocative Questions for High Performers: "What are you tolerating?"
Most coaches think their job is to answer the questions that their clients come to them with.
But, an extraordinary coach knows that’s not their job.
The job of an extraordinary coach is to challenge the questions their clients ask. The job of an extraordinary coach is to help their clients live into better questions.
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ve got a new series of provocative questions to challenge your thinking (and your client’s!).
Episode 1: Provocative Questions for High Performers
A client of mine runs a multi-million-dollar business.
She’s respected by everyone in her field, yet she once said to me, “I could do this with my eyes closed.
I want something more.”
And then she went on, “I’m not lonely, but I’m very alone.
There’s no one else I dare share this with but you.”
One challenge of being a high performer is that you can be surrounded by people whose only mission is to say “yes” to you, who want to make you feel good, or say what they think you need to hear.
As a coach, one of the gifts you can give extraordinary high performers is to create the safety for them to really speak their truth.
In return, to have the kind of coach who is willing to hide nothing and hold nothing back, is a very unique experience for extraordinarily high performers.
The team at WBECS invited me to give a presentation about coaching high performers.
Well, I don't 'teach' and I don't do 'presentations', I told them.
But I do coach.
We're in. They said.
So that's what I did.
And I drew out some powerful distinctions from an extraordinary high-performing woman.
Here we are...