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How to take a scientific approach to becoming world-class

I’m a scientist by training. I have a joint degree in Biology and Economics. And that background in biology meant that I spent hours and hours of the early part of my life studying, researching and experimenting in a laboratory. The Latin origin of the word “laboratory” literally means to work – “labor.” The word…

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The second step

A client said to me, “Rich, I feel like I’m on the edge of risking everything…” She was frozen and unable to take action towards her dreams.  So I told her a story… In 1974, a 24 year old Frenchman named Philippe Petit, walked a high-wire illegally rigged between the Twin Towers of New York’s…

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How you do anything is how you do everything

My client was furious, “That’s the second time you’ve forgotten to call on me, today, Rich.” I looked back at him and said, “That’s interesting. How did you do that?” It’s called a pattern interrupt. I didn’t buy into his story. I didn’t apologize. I didn’t posture (“I was about to call on you…”) or…

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Make this 1 change to your coaching and you’ll 10X your clients’ results

It doesn’t matter how smart you are, you can never get the right answer to the wrong question…    An average coach will answer their client’s questions. A great coach will challenge their client’s questions. An extraordinary coach will constantly ask their clients more powerful questions.  Eat This, Not That is a book and web series…

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The 5 things you must avoid to be truly successful

How would you coach a billionaire? Actually, why would a billionaire need a coach?  I’ve coached millionaires and centimillionaires. I’ve coached the adult children of billionaires. And I’ve mentored coaches with billionaire clients.  Each of them has wanted coaching because they had the self awareness that they couldn’t see what they couldn’t see. But that’s…

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7 ways to out create your competition

The single biggest mistake that coaches make is to call themselves a coach…  Coaching is a tool, not a title.  When you’re a “coach” your clients compare you with thousands of other coaches. When you’re a “coach” you don’t stand out in a noisy online world. And, when you’re a “coach” you need to clamor…

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The inversion thinking tool

One of the gifts of being a high performer is that you’re future focused. When you’re at A and your goal is to get to B it’s obvious… Do whatever you can to head in the direction of that goal.      “Faster, bigger, better…” is the message pumped at us every time we go online and…

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What are you proud of?

Have you ever driven a high-performance car on a freeway, motorway or German autobahn? In a luxury car it feels like you are hardly moving. The experience is quiet, refined and calm. High-performance cars are so well engineered that the perception of very high speed is barely noticeable. The challenge comes when you reach the…

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I can help you see the invisible…

The Andean condor is the largest flying creature in the world.  Andean condors have a maximum wingspan of 10 ft 10 in (3.3 m). And they have the heaviest average weight for any living flying bird.  They look like birds of prey but they’re actually vultures and they feed on the bodies of dead animals. …

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