Mojo & Coaching

“Mojo – that positive spirit toward what we are doing now that starts from the inside and radiates to the outside.”

Marshall Goldsmith defines and breaks down what Mojo is. It is what distinguishes the truly successful people from the rest. You know when you’re operating in it… you just feel it. You’re good, and you know you’re good. Those activities, circumstances or environments where you know you are operating at peak performance and doing your very best…. that’s Mojo. Then it radiates outward for others to see and enjoy. It’s fun to watch someone operate in their Mojo. They’re just doing what they were put on this planet to do.

As a coach it’s important to know that helping another person to find (or re-find) their Mojo is critical to their success. However, there is only so much we can do. One must find their own Mojo. One thing Goldsmith says in his book (that I totally agree with) is “nobody ever gets better because of me.” In other words, the coach’s job is to point the way toward improvement… not do it for them. This has to come from inside of them. Our job is to shine a light on their path, encourage them along the way, and then get out of the way.


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