The Shortcut to Success is a Long Journey…

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I have spent my entire life studying success. I began my journey starry-eyed and hopeful. I dreamed of ways to “get-rich” some of which were tainted with the need for it to happen quickly.

Hear me now… THERE IS NO SHORTCUT to success… Whether you pave your own way or you take the road before you – shortcuts are a myth. We can do things that help us along the journey but these techniques do not necessarily move us forward at lightning pace.

Success is a “steady as she goes” journey. There are no “fast lanes” to wealth, prosperity or power. What I have learned is that Success requires a day-in and day-out commitment to the end goal.

The interesting thing about goals are that they are ever expanding. We might set out on the journey toward our great idea or passion only to discover that it is a thread that ties us to other options and opportunities along the way.

At the time of this writing, I am nearly 49 years old. It has taken me 30 years to unpack one truth. Success begins in the mind… prospers in the mind… and is manifested into the physical through sheer determination and laser focus. I have learned one other truth. The Journey to Success feels lonely but it shouldn’t be lonely. I have learned along the way that I need friends who understand me. Like-minded entrepreneurs that believe in me even on the darkest days. Because success begins and lives in the mind long before it is real… I need coaches, mentors and friends that will help me stay focused.

It is the reason I became a coach. It is the reason my passion is to help other people. Because the journey to Success does not need to be a lonely one.

The Success Coach
Dr. Foster
http://www.maximumchange.com

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What Keeps You from Success?

As you can imagine, I hear a lot of people’s wants and desires. Many of them want to achieve some kind of success in their life. So many people want more than what they have and where they are. So many often ask in wonder what it is that is keeping them from what they desire. I like to keep things simple and the answer to this is very simple….

FEAR… Fear is what keeps us from our greatest hopes, dreams and desires.

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I have studied books and articles on success as well as successful people and have come to this one conclusion: The barrier to most success is within YOU. What I mean is it really is (mostly) in your head.

Think of it this way… have you ever known a child to be afraid of the dark? Maybe a dark room or even the basement? And yet, an adult can walk into that same room or basement without turning on the lights and pass through it without fear. Why? Why is it that one person might experience fear and yet the other doesn’t?

Simple: We are conditioned to be afraid…

We become afraid because we encounter things and situations that we don’t understand, can’t control, and/or will cause us harm. Most fear comes from our conditioning. We become conditioned by negative experiences and become fearful that something similar might happen. You can also be conditioned to fear by things you are told are negative.

The purpose of fear was originally to keep us safe in the world. Imagine our ancestors using fear to protect themselves while hunting. It heightened their senses to the dangers in the wild and help protect them and their young from predators and their enemies. The absolute purpose of fear is to protect yourself from dangerous situations. Truthfully, most fear is irrational because our brains tricks us into believing that a similar circumstance will lead to the same frightening outcome.

Fear is an emotional response to the world around us. Because we, unlike our ancestors, are not hunting beasts of prey for dinner, our minds have to compensate for the modern world. We have replaced fear of death by beast with fear of failure, fear of what people think, and fear of a host of other forms. We fear what is happening to us and around us to the point that it cripples us from action.

I am generally not afraid of the dark… I walk into the basement often without turning on a single light. My youngest son also will walk into the dark basement with little trouble. He has never been conditioned to fear a dark basement. However, he has been afraid of going upstairs at night alone. Somewhere in his mind there is some fear of what might happen when he goes upstairs in the dark. Maybe once in his life something scared him in the night and he holds that locked deep inside his head. My job is to condition him out of that fear. I tell him often that there is nothing to be afraid of and help him to see how safe the dark upstairs of our home really is.

Overcoming the barrier of fear to success is very similar. The truth about success… it truly is a battle in the mind before it becomes a battle in the physical realm. When you change your mind you truly do change your life. The pathway to success is still difficult, but the journey becomes far less stressful when you disarm the irrational fears you onced harbored in your head.

Change takes time – it takes purposeful focus and consistent action. It takes constant reminders that those things we fear are not as real or even as dangerous as we thought they would be. In fact, 99% of the things we fear (worry about) never ever come true.

Let me help you deactivate those fears and help you step into the life you’ve always wanted.

Dr. Foster – The Success Coach

http://www.maximumchange.com

Are you the 4%?

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Yesterday, I mentioned that 80% of the people never take action. That means that 80% of those who see this email will delete it immediately. Of the 20% remaining on 4% will actually make a decision to actively work for their dreams and goals. In the end – are you the 4% of those who will choose Success?

If you are still reading this – You ARE the 4% of those I know I can help. You are motivated… you are hungry… you are ready! You can and will achieve your goals up to 100% faster than the remaining 96%. If you have a passion to achieve greatness – if you are still reading this email… then you need to act… Click the link below and book your free Breakthrough Session today.

Are you going to be part of the 4% or are you going to live out your life in obscurity as part of the remaining 96%? You get to choose… Believe that you are the winner I already know you are. So, What are you ready to accomplish in 2018? Are you ready to accept the challenge? Are you ready to receive the help only the Success Coach can offer? Contact me today to set up your Free Breakthrough Session.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Foster – The Success Coach
http://www.maximumchange.com/book-appt

Welcome to Success in 2018

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I just wanted to let you know how cool I think it is
that you’re reading this blog! 🙂

2018 is the year to do BIG THINGS.
It is your year for BREAKTHROUGH

It’s time for us to leave
the mediocre masses far, far behind us.

I really hope that one day, they too will see the light.

But the reality teaches us that 80% of the people never take action.

They never bet on themselves.

They won’t read a single book in an entire year.

They never make a decision to moved toward success.

It makes me sad, but I’ve also accepted it.

If they want, they can join.

But they probably never will because of social conditioning and fear.

SO, AGAIN….

It’s so cool that you’re here with us.

Because you are one of the few people who really
loves working on themselves.

This is extremely rare in today’s society.

When you look around, what do you see?

People looking at their phones. Not living in the moment.

Trying to escape reality through TV and Facebook.

But, let’s talk about awesome things right now.

Our mission here.

To help you become even more successful:

Many people connect success to external factors.

Like having a lot of money, having a beautiful girlfriend/boyfriend,
being in good shape, buying nice house,
driving a nice car, etc.

But although those things can make you happy
short-term, they won’t bring
you true happiness long-term.

Let me explain.

Humans are great at adaptation,
but this also has a downside.

When we do or have things, over time,
they become “normal,” and we forget
how great they really are.

You drive a new car, it’s incredibly awesome,
for a while, but then it loses its freshness
and it becomes normal or even boring..

So…

What can we do to become even more
successful in life?

Multiple things:

Determine your success based on your own actions
and decisions.

You know that you did everything you could do and
this brings internal fulfillment, no matter what
the circumstances are or going to be.

Next thing?

Inspire others to greatness.

How?

By taking action and more action and more action,
adding value to the world.

​​​​​​​It sounds so simple and it really is simple.

But most people don’t do it because they are
afraid.

Afraid of being judged.

They live in reaction to others, because they think
that’s the way to go.

Do you know what I say to that?

I think you do…

FORGET THAT!

We have to step out of our own BS little story
and step into our legend.

Change perspective from a
low level consciousness to a high level
consciousness by asking the right questions.

“How do I actually ADD VALUE to the
world on a day-to-day basis?”

It could be everything.

I say start small.

Start by giving people the gift of a smile on their face.

It’s something you can do anytime,
anywhere without resources
and yet, it can make a huge difference in someone’s life.

AND IN YOUR LIFE!

So, What are you ready to accomplish in 2018?
Are you ready to accept the challenge? Are you ready to receive
the help only the Success Coach can offer? Contact me today to
set up your Free Breakthrough Session.

I hope to hear from you soon.
Dr. Foster – The Success Coach

http://www.maximumchange.com/book-appt/

The Year of Breakthrough

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Resolution time and time for the gym to be packed with well meaning resolutionites on their way to a new and improve body and mind. I too plan to hit the gym with more gusto than in the previous year. If you, like me, have been around a gym for the first month of a new year you begin to see a pattern. Day one – people are stacked into the gym like cord wood. But by the end of week 4 you can hardly find as many people in the room as before. More on this in a moment..

The New Year brings us all a fresh start – a clean slate – a new chapter of our life waiting to be lived out. A new year holds great promise for everyone. This is finally the new year that we receive a breakthrough… this is the year that we accomplish our goals… this is our year. This sounds awesome – so what’s the problem? There is nothing wrong with an earnest investment in oneself. The problem however lies in the fact that we leak. Like the earnest gym goers, we lose momentum. We run out of motivation. This doesn’t always happen immediately. Some momentum takes a few days or even a few weeks to run aground.

Even the most motivated people have days in which staying focused takes a great deal of time and energy. What we know to be true is that the most successful people surround themselves with those who help them stay on target – even on those slump days. Most all successful people have another thing in common – they have a coach or mentor to help them stay laser focused on their dreams and goals.

The New Year – this New Year – 2018, brings with it new questions to be asked, embraced and loved. It has answers to be discovered and lived out in this year of transformation, self-discovery and breakthrough. 2018 is wide open before you. You get to write the story of how it is lived and how next New Year’s Eve will look to you. Will you make a list of proud accomplishments or will you be one of the millions that just looks forward to a new chance in the new year? Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and believing that there will be a different outcome. 2018 doesn’t have to be the same old same old. 2018 is your year for breakthrough!

This is your year. Invest in yourself because you deserve the very best. This is the year that all of your dream will come true. This year, with the help of a coach, you will end the year stronger, smarter, and wealthier than when you started. This is your year… the only thing standing between you and your Breakthrough is a decision to embrace what is yours.

Maybe today, you will decide to step into your breakthrough. Today you will take me up on the offer for a free consultation. Today – today is your day to take back your life – to own your dreams and establish your powerful winning goals for this New Year.

I look forward to celebrating your breakthrough all along the way.

Sincerely
The Success Coach – Dr. Philip Foster
http://www.maximumchange.com

#TheSuccessCoach #MaximumChange

Change for 2018

Like any great Coach, I’ve been thinking a lot about my clients and the new year. Not because I am a fan of New Years resolutions – but because I am always thinking about the future. I actually don’t encourage the use of resolutions because most people will quickly forget about them in a few shorts weeks. You see resolutions don’t create change. It is far more complicated than writing down a flimsy wish list of things you might ought to accomplish. I don’t want to sound jaded in any way. I am simply approaching this from the reality of over 24 years in business.

So when do you think change actually starts? I think that change begins with an earnest and committed decision to do something new, different or incredible. Change begins with a belief in yourself and a positive outlook toward accomplishing those things you so deeply desire.

The reality is that change begins WITH you and WITHIN you. Change begins when you move from the thought of I should change to I can and will change. Once you have decided that you will change you begin to enter into the phase of actually changing. You are the change you seek.

It’s time you broke loose of the place you are stuck in. Take action and keep moving forward. This is not easy but it is possible. Action-takers are the ones that move toward and enter into Success.

So this, I’ve concluded: those who want change bad enough will change. You can’t wait for change – you have to do something for yourself now and for the rest of your life.

If you are ready… contact me and I will be happy to set up a free consultation to discussion the steps necessary to step into your very own awesomeness.

Dr. Foster – The Success Coach

www.maximumchange.com

#maximumchange #TheSuccessCoach