“It’s time to plug in the amp and crank it up to 11.” That’s a phrase from an old movie and it serves us well this week. People ask me all the time, “What is it you do?” I use the name “life coach” but really I help people build a RockStar dream out of their lives. Last year I posted a blog called “RockStar Reality” and in it I provided a definition of the word RockStar as I use it. I talked about how I feel we should use the idea in business when I wrote the following about who RockStars are:
I think of RockStars as people who define their world, sometimes working through immense pain, or working through abuse that someone has given them. They rise above it and shine at a level that some never have in the field they work in.
When someone tells you they want to be a RockStar in music that would mean they want to create Number One hits. If they wanted to be a RockStar in sales they would be the person who stands out and who was always the top in sales each month at their company.
So this week’s posts are going to be about the RockStar Dream. Now, what would you consider a RockStar dream? Well, if you are going to dream a RockStar dream, you must dream big. I help people move from starting over to RockStar status in whatever area they’re focused on. For example, take where you are at now and think of the most “out there” goal you can. We work to get you to that point.
Think of the movie Jerry Maguire and how he took the one client he had, Rod Tidwell, and turned him into a key player in football. At the end of the movie they show Rod getting the contract he wanted and being able to finish his football playing career all in one place – his RockStar dream. At one point in the movie Jerry says to Rod, “When you are on the field, you play with your head but in your life and family it’s all heart. If you want to be that star player dream, you have to play with heart.
When I named this business, many people at first thought of me as the Rocker Coach, but I always remind them it is Rocker Life Coach. It’s about a life you’re going to live. Not just a RockStar career, but a RockStar life. Like Rod from the movie, it’s about living and working with heart.
In my coaching process, I help many people who are in the place of starting over. I begin by helping them get from where they are just to the next level for a start, but always with the idea of going beyond to their RockStar dream. I have three main areas I work on with my clients and I want to briefly explain them to you today.
1. Clean up. This is where all coaching starts. We have to get rid of those things that are not working to make room for the RockStar to come. Think of how many RockStars or those stars who made it big time left the home they grew up in to make it. They left home with a small bag and the guitar on their back and travelled where they needed to hit it big – Los Angeles, Nashville, wherever. Well if you want to become the RockStar, you must remove all those things that will weigh you down so you can get to where you need to go to make it big.
2. Find what you love. This is usually the tough thing, believe it or not. So many people have spent years using talents they had to just make as much money as they could, or they’ve gone all out doing what they thought they were supposed to do because it was expected of them and for no other reason. All that has left them not knowing who they really are, what they really like to do. I had many things that I was good at but I hated to do them. That is why when I work with you, I find what you really love to do. I often ask this: if you could, you would do it without being paid.
3. Build the RockStar dream. It doesn’t matter what it might be, from building and writing a blog that matters, to starting your own dress shop. Your dreams matter to you. Some people waited their entire lives to find out they really want to build a charity. I meet and work with many who build an income to support the charity they want to spend their time with. One of the greatest doctors I know of is Patch Adams. He has worked other jobs for years to support his dream. When you find a dream like he did, you will give up everything to make it come true.
So get ready for some more RockStar dream posts this week as we work to show you that you can live a RockStar dream. I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Build your life into a RockStar dream today.