Top 5 Traits Of Our Most Successful Clients

This may seem like a strange thing to admit but…

Not every single client that joins our coaching facility will get amazing results.

I’ve been doing this a long time and of course we strive for 100% success rate but that’s just not reality.  There are far too many things out of our control.  

Over the years, I’ve identified the exact characteristics that our most successful clients have in common.

Here they are:

  1. They embrace the long game.

I talk about the long game constantly but there’s a big difference between nodding along and agreeing and actually embodying that mindset / perspective.

Our most successful clients know that the problem wasn’t created overnight. So the results won’t happen overnight either. They are open and honest about what it is going to take and don’t shy away from it. They are the exception which is why they have exceptional results.

They treat the process as a forever pursuit.  They know they are improving their health, longevity, and outcomes each and every week.  

  1. They communicate proactively instead of reactively.

Proactive communication is when they anticipate a potential roadblock and ask their coach for advice and guidance on navigating the situation.  In fact I just had this happen in the past week.  I had a pair of ladies in our semi private Level Method classes wanting to improve their technique and work on some weaknesses.  They came to me telling me they wanted to add on personal coaching for a while in prep for their next assessment so they didn’t continue to struggle with the same things.

Reactive communication is saying nothing about it to the coach but asking anyone and everyone for their opinion on the matter except the professional.  This helps no one and usually ends up hurting a few along the way.

  1. They use failure as feedback and are open to doing things differently. (another nod to the point above)

This may sound obvious but some people are dead set on doing the same things they’ve always done and expect a different outcome.  To be blunt, this is insanity.

The most successful clients view failure as an opportunity to learn and grow and are open to new solutions to common problems. In terms of health and fitness our bodies ARE NOT staying the same. What worked for you 5 years ago is going to be different in the present.

  1. They view their dream outcome as a checkpoint, not a finish line

Some of the most unfortunate stories are when we have a client who “makes it” and reaches their ultimate goal.. only to view it as an end point.

Then they default back to previous behaviors and unfortunately end up where they originally started or worse.  

Successful clients view the dream outcome as a direction, not a destination or a finish line.

They want this for life. Not for a fleeting moment.  We are horrible at serving people who want a quick fix.  It isn’t what our business is built for.  It isn’t what our coaches enjoy doing. It isn’t what we showcase for success. We are helping create health, longevity, and fitness that can be passed on for generations. It just happens that we do that with one person at a time.

  1. They lean in to the boring, simple, day-to-day difference makers.

We recently had a client who mentioned to her coach that the daily habits that create results were “too boring.”

I’m talking about walking, stress management, proper sleep hygiene, food quality, and resistance training.

Everyone wants to search for the magic bullet. We all love to make things more complicated than they need to be.

It’s easy to blame hormones or genetics or age or metabolism…

It’s easy to search for the pill or the supplement or the missing piece that will make it rain results…

But the reality is… the “boring” daily habits will create 99% of the results you desire.

The best clients actually love that they don’t need to overcomplicate things and they find ways to extract joy in that process.

I could keep going with more characteristics of successful clients but these are the top 5 that make the biggest difference.

If you’re considering working with a coach, you’re smart for doing so.

However, it’s not a guarantee that you’ll get to where you want to be.

If you can be honest with yourself and embrace those 5 characteristics above, you’ll transform your body (and life). You will more than likely be the catalyst for others around you too.

If you can’t, then I would stay on the sidelines until you can.