21 of My Best Confidence Coaching Keys Posted on Facebook in 2013 to Empower You to Be More Successful in 2014 You may repost, blog, or us in a publication by giving the following reference….Keith Johnson, America’s #1 Confidence Coach, http://KeithJohnson.tv Confidence Coaching Key 1 – Live Abundantly! Jesus said, “…I came to give you life, and life more abundantly.” Most people have a “life” but not an abundant one. I want to live my life on the right side of the comma…The ABUNDANT LIFE. Suggestions: Don’t miss anything. Don’t miss great seats at your favorite concert. Don’t miss the game. Don’t pass up an opportunity to advance. Don’t wait for things to come to you. Don’t miss the performance, don’t miss the movie, don’t miss the show, don’t miss the dance. Don’t miss a morning to tell your spouse you love them. Don’t miss a vacation or a great seminar. Gain as many friends as you can. Go see everything, do everything, and experience all you possibly can. Life is sort. Don’t just Live…Go for an ABUNDANT LIFE! Confidence Coaching Key 2 – Darkness is a great time to dream. In your darkest times, the light of your dream has a chance to glow even clearer and brighter. It’s time to dream again. Dreams do “come” true, but dreams must be “made” true. Yes! Thank God for the dark so the sun of a new day can rise to your new possibilities. Confidence Coaching Key 3 – See with the eyes of grace. Don’t judge others when they experience a sunset on their journey and they have to face a season of darkness…you will eventually experience your own sunsets in the future and you will need their encouragement and friendship too. If you see somebody in a dark place today, encourage them to “turn back on” the light of their dreams in their darkest days. Confidence Coaching Key 4 – Crisis…the gift that doesn’t come in a pretty package. What you call a crisis, God calls a classroom. Confidence Coaching Key 5 – Failure isn’t a person. Nobody’s actually a failure. Failure is simply an EVENT or a negative OUTCOME you face on your way to achieving your dreams. The Hebrews knew that failure was a part of maturing in God. The Greeks used failure as a reason for disqualification. Your negative events don’t disqualify you from running God’s race to fulfill your life assignment. GET BACK UP! THE RACE IS NOT OVER! RUN TO WIN! Confidence Coaching Key 6 – Help More = Have More The more people you help, the “richer” you become, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and definitely financially. How can you expand your influence so you can help more people and grow “richer”? Confidence Coaching Key 7 – Your best friend or foe? My best friend isn’t the person who accepts me just like I am. My best friend is the person who challenges me to become the BEST me I can be. I need wisdom because the person who challenges me to grow may not make me feel good about them all the time. I have coached several leaders who have said, “I didn’t like you for a while, but at the end I realized you helped me to get better.” Who challenges you to get better? Sometimes our “good friends” can be our worst enemy to helping us unleash our true potential. Reach for elephant friends instead of rabbit friends this year. Confidence Coaching Key 8 – Knock and the door will be open. Some say, “I am waiting on God to open doors for me or the door shut so God must not want me to go through it.” My thoughts…If a door is shut maybe: 1) You may need to have a “unique” knock to get the door open. Don’t be like everybody else. Sameness gets ignored. 2) You may need to kick the door down. 3) You may need to make friends with the butler to get the door open. 4) You may need to learn how to overcome rejection and keep knocking…to be persistent. Be the squeaky wheel that eventually gets the grease. You have to go through HUNDREDS of “No’s” to get to ONE “Yes!” Work the law of percentages, and it will work for you. Confidence Coaching Key 9 – Know who you are. Your identity is your destiny. If you don’t know who you are…you will never know what you can do. Therefore, you will not have what you are suppose to have…and then you cannot help the people you are assigned to help. Many people want to “help” the world but they are 3 steps ahead of the game. First “BE!” The Change Agents Process: Be > Do > Have > Help > Made a Difference Confidence Coaching Key 10 – The Message of identity is transformational. Saw this quote and loved it…“Preach on sin- change a man’s behavior for a short while (as long as he feels shameful and guilty). Preach on identity- change a man’s behavior for a lifetime.” The first thing the enemy wants to steal (John 10:10) is your identity. If you don’t know who you are…you will never be able to do. Confidence Coaching Key 11 – Discipline produces miracles. Motivation gets you going. Discipline keeps you growing. It’s not the inspiration you get on Sunday morning…it’s what you do Monday through Saturday that brings about the most significant change and miracles in your life. Read Joshua 1:8. Confidence Coaching Key 12 – Focus Danielson! Keep focused. The person who chases two rabbits catches none. Confidence Coaching Key 13 – Success moving faster then ever. You must stay hungry and keep changing because success is a moving target. Confidence Coaching Key 14 – Hunger is the key to success/transformation The starting point of all achievement and success is desire or staying hungry. Keep this in mind. Weak desires bring weak results. Low hunger produces anorexia outcomes. A small fire produces a small amount of heat. Turn up the heat on the inside so you can increase the heat of results on the outside. Catch on fire and people will want come watch you burn. Confidence Coaching Key 15 – Dare to be different Don’t be afraid to swim against the grain. Zig when others are zagging. Beige is boring. Be colorful. Confident people value their uniqueness. Your uniqueness makes you expensive Confidence Coaching Key 16 – Poor? In America? What? Why? Why are so many American’s broke in one of the most prosperous countries in the world? Maybe because of this: 80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year. My thoughts – A formal education makes you a living…self-education will make you a fortune. Double your income by quadrupling your reading! Confidence Coaching Key 17 – Will you pay the entry fee? The greatest temptation to man is his unwillingness to pay the price for his potential. Success is not something you pursue, it something you attract by the person you become. Confidence Coaching Key 18 – Guard your mind. Why don’t people get outraged over the evil videos our kids are spending hours playing, instead of trying to stop our constitutional right to own a gun? Thoughts preceded actions. Fill the mind with violence and violent acts will follow. Confidence Coaching Key 19 – Skinny dogs usually have skinny owners. If your dog or cat is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise. If you really value yourself, you will take better care of your body. Low self-esteem is the root cause of obesity according to Dr. OZ. Confidence Coaching Key 20 – Increase your circle of love. I am continuing to learn that relationships will always be tested with struggles, misunderstandings, and disagreements and we must fight to keep them alive…try to keep as many people as you can in your circle of love! Confidence Coaching Key 21 – Dream big and take small steps now. Success in life happens when your DREAMS get BIGGER than all your LITTLE excuses. Cut your excuses in half and DOUBLE your actions!