3 keys you need to go for gold in your business - Nicole van Hattem

3 keys you need to go for gold in your business

Olympic gold medals are surprisingly heavy. This is Australia’s 1st Winter Olympics Gold Medal, given to Steven Bradbury for speed skating.

I had the pleasure of meeting Steven Bradbury, holding the gold and hearing his inspiring story of winning Olympic gold and how it relates to the game of business.
I was particularly taken by his struggles with his sense of self worth and questioning whether or not he deserved the gold, because he was the last man standing after everyone else fell out of the race.
His message was strong – he didn’t deserve the Gold for the 90 seconds of the race, he deserved it for the 14 years of blood, sweat and hard work leading up to that moment. Here are the 3 keys I took from his story and that translate well into your business life.1. Mindset – stay focused on the big goal, while taking consistent daily steps and making daily choices that keep you in the game long enough to win. Celebrate the small wins every day as it builds resilience for the tough times that are part of the process.

2. Work – do the work where the work needs to be done behind the scenes. It’s not the brief moment on the ice at the Olympics or the seconds on the podium receiving the medal, it’s the years of day in and day out commitment to doing the training, failing, falling, learning, getting injured and getting back up and trying again with small improvements along the way that make you a winner.

3. Surround yourself with people who will push you, pull you, pick you up and celebrate you. Often times the only one who can do this for you is you. Choose your team wisely – coach, team members, role models and friends and family. Yes choose them. If you want be worthy of the gold, you need to be selective of who you allow into your inner circle and be courageous to walk away from those that will not or cannot contribute what you need to be the best you can be.

Resilience, hardwork and determination to stay in the game prepared Steven to be in the right place at the right time to win gold. He won because he did the work, and when the rest faltered he was ready to take their place and cross the finish line.

Are you putting enough effort in, day in and day out, consistently at a high level and for the years it takes to successfully position yourself to be in the right place at the right time?
Through my Holistic Coaching 
program, I coach you through the steps you need to position yourself for sustainable success in your business and life. Book a complimentary Holistic Coaching call with me today.Don’t be distracted by the shiny objects. Stay focused on the work that needs to be done each day to move forward. Take time to acknowledge your day to day wins and celebrate every step along the way. Spend time with those who will help you stay motivated to stay in the game for the long run, and prepare yourself to keep moving forward when others stop. 

Nicole xo

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