Why Having a Coach Or Mentor is a ‘Painful’ Experience

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This morning I decided to take the lovely Mishka (my hubby’s husky) with me on my morning run.

As always when running with Mishka, it was a ‘painful’ yet extremely rewarding experience.

Painful, because having Mishka on the run means the following:

  • I don’t get to just be comfortable (as she darts to and fro, especially at the start, with excitement of what’s to come)
  • I develop a stitch less than half-way into the run (and normally I don’t even have a stitch at all)
  • My lungs are burning – like on fire – as I become out of breath like never before.

But it is also rewarding, as I get home and realise…

  • I just ran the exact same route as per normal, but I did it 10 minutes faster than usual (who knew THAT could be done)
  • My face is actually red all over, which is a physical sign of having stepped thing up
  • I just elevated my vibe, my mood, my energy and hence my productivity and outcomes for the day x100.

WHY the pain?
WHY the reward…?

Because that is what having a coach and or a mentor is all about.

They CHALLENGE you to step up. 
They SUPPORT you in stepping up.
They CELEBRATE with you when you’ve stepped up.

But is it NOT easy – if it were, everyone would be engaging in high level premium coaching / mentoring programs – it is definitely not for the faint hearted.

You need to be willing to….

– feel the pain
– do things differently AKA get out of your comfort zone
– invest your emotional energy into doing what is hard
– invest your time into doing what is important rather than just urgent

Basically, you need to be willing to have skin in the game. Without it, nothing will change. You will just stay in your comfortable zone. Cruising. Which is perfectly fine if that is what you want.

But if what you want is:

* growth
* expansion
* choice
* freedom
* and purposeful living

…then cruising is not going to cut it.

Pick up the leash.
Attach it to your coach / mentor of choice….

….and enjoy the ride 🙂

It is going to take your breath away!

Yours in Private Practice Success,

Gerda Muller Logo

PS: If you know that I am the Coach and Mentor for you, then NOW is the time to JUMP-IN as I launch the very exciting 90 Day Sprint Mentoring Program.

The 90 Day Sprint is designed to achieve full Private Practice Success immersion, as I keep you on track to achieving your goals over the next 90 days to ensure you have the momentum going into 2019.
Purpose of this program?

Getting in-gear now will set the basis for sky-rocketing your competitive advantage, as we will be….

– getting CLEAR on your priorities
– getting FOCUSED on your plan
– getting stuck into IMPLEMENTING the stuff that REALLY matters
– getting any challenges that arrive SORTED once and for all

How do we do this?

* The program will be delivered in a Closed Facebook Group
* You will have UNLIMITED ACCESS to me via Voxer, which is the Messaging App I use with all my private clients
* We will have an initial Phone Consult to get clear on your Goals for the 90 Day Sprint
* You will have another Phone Consult in Month 2 and Month 3
* I will run a fortnightly Live Learning Piece in the Group from themes that emerge and which would be helpful to everyone

Email me at gerda@private-practice-success.com to secure your place. ♥

Yours in Private Practice Success,



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Gerda Muller is a Clinical Psychologist, Published Author, the founder of Private Practice Success Australia, The Psych Professionals and Source Heath and co-founder of Halo Practice Management.

It is Gerda’s belief that each and every person has the right to access quality psychological services and she has made it her life’s mission to make that happen.

First, through The Psych Professionals; second, via Source Health; and third, by empowering as many practice owners as she can with her hard-earned knowledge and experience to ensure it happens now, rather than decades from now, via Private Practice Succuess Australia.

Gerda knows that the more practice owners she can help to build their ULTIMATE PRIVATE PRACTICE, the more she is achieving her life’s mission – now, ain’t that cool!