As art is only as magical as the artist & music as the musician, a coach is only as Extraordinary as their client.

My coaching is high flame where you are the artist, creator, visionary & your life becomes the masterpiece.

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  • Peak Performance & Reaching Your Potential

  • Developing a world class mindset

  • Time Management, Productivity & Work Life Balance

  • Accountability

  • Happiness & Fulfilment

  • Executive Coaching

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  • Maximising Motivation & Overcoming procrastination

  • Personal & Business Relationships

Around this time of the year I love taking a moment to do one of my favourite rituals which is…..mapping out the new year. 

Sitting down with a nice & very hot cup of coffee while setting my goals for the year, ambitions, the new year vision, key areas of focus & the contribution I want to make in the world. 

This is a process I do with all my clients at the beginning of every new year as it’s so key to put the foundations in for all the successes and changes you want to accomplish. 

However, in addition to this,  I was recently inspired by my wonderful other half Effie and a ritual she does which is to identify your main lessons and insights from the year that has just been.

It really is such an amazing process and after doing this for myself, I wanted to share my key learnings with you in hope that they can touch, serve & inspire you to create the results you want in your life & business.

 

Here are my key learnings from 2018

1.  Live from Hell Yes or Hell No

This is a great lesson I learnt from an incredible human being, Rich Litvin, who taught me about making decisions from Hell Yes or Hell No space. 

Far too often when we make decisions, we do so from indecisiveness but I always ask myself can I be or feel completely on board about doing something whether it’s a business decision or eating an ice cream and if I can’t, then it is a Hell No for me. 

Either going all in or not at all, there is no space in between. 

For me last year, the best decisions I made were from Hell Yes or Hell No. As Warren Buffet is famous for saying, it is about knowing what the 1% of opportunities are to say yes to and rejecting the other 99% of things that come your way. 

The Lesson: Trust your gut & go all IN when you do something

2. Commit to Mastery 

Similar to point 1, committing to mastery for me means going deeper in to the key practices that generate the most effective results in all areas of my life from business, health, well being to relationships. 

The lesson: When things get tough, challenging & difficult, stay on course instead of changing direction. There are times when it’s worth testing another approach but set yourself a time frame/point where you could explore this by. 

3. Everyone has an opinion- Follow yours & not theirs

This is a key point I am sure you will resonate and connect with. It’s so easy to let what other people think to cloud your judgement or take bias over your decisions, but the truth is that everybody has an opinion. 

An opinion over how you should live your life, base your decisions, what you should say or shouldn’t. 

When you let go of who you think you need to be for others and the world around you, you’ll then discover who you actually are.

The lesson: Let go of pleasing others and what the world thinks of you, and begin following your own voice, intuition and guidance.

4. Feed your mind- Daily! 

One of my favourite rituals and practices is to read, learn & study something daily for at least 30 minutes that contributes to my overall vision and mission…but also strengthens my mindset too. 

Living such a fast paced life with so much uncertainty around us, working on your mindset and core character is one of the most incredible building blocks to your success. 

It’s also about becoming more as a person in order to achieve more. As Jim Rohn says “ Success is something you attract by the person you become”

The Lesson: Work Harder on yourself & allow it to speak through every action, decision and way you show up in the world

5. Take time to give 

As Tony Robbins Says “The secret to living is giving”. One of the most amazing practices that feeds your heart, soul, spirit & being is contributing to causes and the people around us most in need. 

Taking time to give & serve through numerous activities in the year grounds me, centres me, provides me with perspective that we live in the top 10% of wealth in the world and our problems are not really ever problems & also reminds me of WHY I do what I do as a coach. 

I invite you to find your favourite causes, charities and acts of service and then this year, set a goal or vision of the impact you want to make in these areas.

I guarantee you, you will feel a deep sense of fulfilment from doing this.

The Lesson: Take time out to give, contribute & enjoy the many rewards it brings. 


6. Spend time with inspiring people & in inspired places 

As it says on the tin, spend time with people and in the places that bring out your best and inspire your thinking. 

The more you place your self in uplifting environments, the more extraordinary your thinking and creativity becomes. It’s a huge gift I will give myself more so. 

The Lesson: You become who you spend time with and in environments where you spend the most time. Chose your team carefully. 


7. Take a leap, even if you fear the failure

Are there things you haven’t done because of the fear of what may go wrong? A new business venture, a relationship or a new sport? 

If so, I’m humbled to tell you that everybody alive today experiences the very same thing. The truth is, you only live once and we regret and miss the very decision and shots we don’t take as Michael Jordan says. 

The second truth is that, failure is actually the very gifts that we grow from. Every failure has laid the foundations upon which you have built many of your proud achievements to date.

Failure is a gift, a blessing and an opportunity in disguise. 

The Lesson: Feel the fear & take a leap…..you will be inspired by the very result. 


8. Think bigger, think Impossible 

A great distinction I once came across is that “We set goals from what we think we can have and not what we actually can achieve” 
It’s amazing how our thinking and ego get’s in the way of us tuning in to our potential. 

A question I love asking my clients is what would you do if you couldn’t fail?

I love asking this question and then really seeing the possibility that comes as a result of this. To then notice the patterns of where we have played small & to seek out the glimpses of excellence in what could be?

So what would you do if you couldn’t fail? 

The Lesson: Think bigger, think beyond your limitations and set yourself the impossible goals which you will prove to yourself are possible with your creativity, resourcefulness and intellect

9. Be Coachable

As a coach, I love having my own coach, mentors that can look in to my world and show me where the gaps are in my performance and what’s holding me back from succeeding. 

Through the work I do, I always believe that you can only impact, serve & lead others as powerfully as you have done the same for yourself. 

There are leaders that try to lead…and then there are leaders who actually lead. 

The Lesson: Be Coachable. In order to be a great leader in or at anything, be lead-able. 

Do the work on yourself first, make sure you are fine tweaking your own skills to excellence so that every way you lead others comes across with much more conviction from you having done this for yourself. 

10.  Prioritise your Health

Here is a saying I know you have heard plenty of times, so one more time won’t hurt. Health is wealth! 

Truly in so many ways. At times over the last year whenever I have neglected my health from what I eat through to how much I move my body, this always comes back to bite me negatively from lower energy, tiredness and even procrastinating more. 

Put your health first, fuel your body, your mind and you will feel and perform so much better. 

The Lesson: You have this body for life, don’t abuse or disrespect it. Feed and nourish it, and it will look after you. 

I hope my key lessons take aways and insights have provided massive value to you and can serve you in growing your business, maximising your potential in your career or making 2019 your best year yet. 

As a gift for coming across and reading my article, if you’d like to have a coaching conversation with me on how we can make 2019 your best year yet and ensure you achieve your business/life vision & goals, reach out to me at Raghav@raghavparkash.com or through my website www.raghavparkash.com

Here is to you reader and I hope you make this year the best year so far and one to remember. 

Live Empowered, 

Your Friend and Coach, 
Raghav 

“Don’t be Vanilla”

This was a lesson repeated to me by one of my first mentors when I became a coach many years ago.

Don’t be Vanilla my mentor said

You see, in the world we live in, its very easy to drown the power of your own voice and personality…

and at the same time, live by the ego/need to fit in, be liked, be loved, be popular, be respected, acknowledged etc…

It’s funny, in the past I used to say i’m a recovering people pleaser but now i’m proud to say i’m Raghav Parkash (except when I go to Starbucks and then i’m Tom but thats a different story)

So, coming back to Don’t be Vanilla,

Speaking your truth may be scary…living from your truth may push you…initially, BEING YOU might be something new to you…

but what would it cost you not to? Really think about this.

There are so many if not too many including me in the past that tried to FIT IN and be the flavour everyone would be at the worst OK with…

but thats the very problem…. being Vanilla is an ok flavour but not an extraordinary flavour

(In case you hadn’t realised, this is not actually about the flavour but more the metaphor if you’re thinking….but wait…I love Vanilla)

Supressing your voice & persona might help you fit in…but it’s just ok

Ok friendships, ok relationships, ok impact, Ok standards, ok enjoyment of this gift of life & an ok level of depth and self exploration & ok results

What is is really costing you from not fully owning INSERT YOUR NAME HERE?

When I got this, my confidence went up, personal power went up, fearlessness went up, energy, happiness, action taking, unfuckwithable-ness…..

I’ve reached a point in my journey where I love being me, wacky, crazy, energetic, focused, passionate (slightly too much still which I still freaking love)

and then the whole game changes..and haters oh yeah, what about them?

Well coming back to Ice Cream & Vanilla, whatever flavour you absolutely love, there will be people in this world that LOVE IT…

and on the same side people absolutely hate it! & thats OK

For every flavour, way of being, there will be raving fans and raving critics…

You can’t please everyone and thats because you are not meant to…even now as I write this post, there will be people who dislike this &/or even me (probably both ???)

Expect haters because you stand for something. Even Mother Teresea had haters…I have no chance.

How people react and what they decide to get triggered and offended by is their choice….take responsibility instead for you, who you are and what you do

When you let go of who you think you need to be, you’ll step in to who you are and as a result. (Just think about this for a moment)

You’ll discover your tribe, your fans, the people that LOVE you and your work, your voice, your message!

Don’t be vanilla…be chocolate chip or whatever your favourite controversial flavour is. After reading this, I cant wait for the day you tell me i’m First Name F*ING Surname and proud! ?

Be the Extraordinary you! Speak your truth and set the world alight!

You’ve got this, and loving you,

Your friend and coach,

Raghav Parkash

When I coach my clients or connect with inspiring people at my events. seminars or workshops whether they are Entrepreneurs, Executives or High Performers,

one thing I find that often happens in their professional/working livelihood as well as almost every other human being on this planet

is that they can fall in to a trap where they  lose motivation & passion for their work, their business and many other areas of their livelihood.

The enjoyment for what they do feels like it is reducing and running out daily.

The outlook of their future isn’t as exciting as it once seemed.

They feel stuck in this moment of time and are looking for that something…. and even more unsure about what it could be.

They really notice how time is running them instead of themselves owning the time.

Does this sound familiar?

If so, I have two powerful words I want to bring to your attention today.

The very reason people feel disconnected and far away from the life they are leading is because of these two factors not being met.

Values & Purpose

The values that drive you and the purpose behind WHY you do what you do.

It’s so easy to get stuck in a busy routine/lifestyle and lower our personal standards about living through and experiencing the things that bring us the most happiness, joy & fulfilment.

The way through, is to take a step back in all the noise, hustle, bustle, business and deciding to firstly analyse & reflect.

Reflecting on:

A. Your purpose, Mission & Vision- It’s time to reconnect with it

WHY do you do what you do?
Why do you work in the business or live your life as you currently do?
What does your work, business & career give you?

Taking your time to re-connect with your purpose is one of the most amazing things you can do for yourself.

So many of us lose track of our purpose en-route to achieving and having more success, but reconnecting yourself with your purpose is one powerful way to inspire more motivation.

It’s massively beneficial to continually remind yourself of the reasons & WHY you do what you do.

Simon Sinek in his TED Talk and books famously talks about the power of WHY and how it should be the point that we create our life and business from.

As a morning habit or ritual, allow yourself to feel the drive & desire you have and bring yourself back to this point every single day when you start your day.

Ask yourself that question, WHY do I do what I do and what does it give me/bring me? 

Secondly,

Ensuring your current lifestyle and work allows you to live through your values and do the things that are most important to you.

Taking some time to reflect on:

-Am I doing & living my life or running my business how I envisioned initially?

-Does my current lifestyle allow me to do, have & achieve the things that are most important to me?

-Am I right now living my life in alignment with the things that are most important to me?
 
-Am I being true to myself?

-What am I sacrificing right now through how I run my day? What am I missing out on as a result of the decisions I am making?

The truth about motivation is that it is created by you and not just something you feel from time to time. You can’t fake motivation.

If your current work & lifestyle does not fulfil your values, and if this is the case for you, then something needs to change and you get to decide exactly what that is.

Purpose & values are everything and the place where our hunger and drive comes from. Without a purpose and living through your values, you are essentially forcing yourself to get fully behind a lifestyle you are not motivated by at all.

This is how conflicts also appears is businesses and companies develop a low retention rate of their staff and they find people are leaving often.

The key word is VALUES. Peoples values are not being met on a basic level.

With some of the clients I work with, we can have conversations where we explore the impact of changing elements of how they show up in life & how they run their business in order for them to do and have more of the things that are important to them & not get so lost in the day to day runnings.

After reading through the piece on values and purpose, how connected do you feel with a sense of purpose to what you do?

Do you feel your current lifestyle effectively meets your values?

I hope this article has got you thinking and provided you with some strategies to uncover what may be missing if you feel stuck.

Allow the questions and strategies in this article to help you feel more motivated & driven or even uncover what steps you can take to bring more passion & satisfaction from your current lifestyle.

Until next time,

Live Empowered,

Your Friend and Coach,
Rag

High Performance & Life Coach

My Invitation & gift to you:

Do you feel you can play a bigger game and want more out of your life, business or career?

Or do you think you’d benefit from getting clear, unblocked and focused on your goals/vision?

Maybe you are at the point where you want to make more happen in your life/business and you are not sure how or would like more accountability and support to get ‘unstuck’….

If so, i’d like to invite you to a powerful coaching experience where we can dive in to your world and design a set of strategies that will help you perform at your best and maximise your potential.

Send me a personal message and let’s talk or click here https://bit.ly/2Cdv0J8

Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

Live Empowered,

Your friend and coach,

Raghav Parkash

High Performance & Life Coach

www.raghavparkash.com 

Would you like to experience a powerful coaching conversation?

The behind the scenes my clients get with me personally…

I’m talking about a conversation where we put time aside to focus on YOU.

Your life, your business, your ambitions, your personal goals, what you feel is working…..what you feel isn’t working….

where you may feel blocked or not maximising your potential.

My clients often tell me how these are some of the most powerful conversations they’ve ever had in their life.

As a High Performance Coach, my passion is working with hungry vision driven Entrepreneurs & Leaders who want to create more freedom, more impact & as a result even more success in their lives & businesses.

Through my journey i’ve been privileged to work with thousands of leaders and run over 250+ workshops on High Performance and as a result, i’ve seen the extraordinary clients i’ve worked with create some truly extraordinary transformations, changes and results.

So, let’s focus back on to the Extraordinary You!

Do you think & feel NOW is the time to prioritise and spend time on YOU and do a deep dive in to your world?

Would you benefit by having a conversation where you will leave feeling:

-Unblocked emotionally & psychologically

-Unstuck

-More clear & focused

-More motivated

-Stress & Burnout free

-More certain, confident & Unfuckwithable
-Accountable with a set of goals, strategies and actions you can immediately implement

If so, we can have a conversation about how we can maximise the rest of your 2018!

There are only 3.5 months left in the year,

Do you have a plan in place for your business, life or career to be and perform at your very best?

Do you have a vision for the next 4-12 months?

Do you feel blocked or stressed?

Or do you feel like you are not maximising your potential & there’s something holding you back from getting the best from your self?

If you’d like to connect, dive deep and experience a powerful conversation focused on YOU, read below

Before you apply, this is for you if and only if:

-You want to play a bigger game
-You know you can achieve so much more
-You are willing to play full out and be VERY coachable
-You are willing to show up & do the work
-You are done with excuses & reasons you can’t win
-You want to achieve massive success in at least 1-2 areas of your life/business

NOTE: There is no sales pitch or offer during this session, it is a 1 to 2 hour coaching experience focused on you

To apply, email me at raghav@raghavparkash.com telling me WHY you want to experience a powerful conversation and I will be in touch with the next steps.

Here’s to a successful remainder to your 2018 and I look forward to seeing your journey unfold,

Your friend and coach,
Raghav

Coaching Insight: Your Greatest Successes come one step beyond your greatest FAILures

LEAN IN to Failure & Be Bold, Be Courageous.

As a High Performance & Life Coach, one of the areas I coach a number of my clients on through their journey in business….and life

is their fear around FAILure and the incredible pressure/stress that comes with it. I’m talking,

The fear of:

Failing in business

Failing as a boss

Failing in your career

Failing as a role model, partner, husband/wife or parent

Failing to manage your stress & personal challenges as they creep up in a busy lifestyle

The list goes on and on and on, do you resonate with this?

But by holding on to this fear, imagine what it is costing you?

As Coach, I bring my clients back to who they really & truly are and when you operate from this space,

you begin to notice things very differently.

A few key distinctions they find is that:

– They create their own Fear and what they see tends to be much much more worse than things actually are

– Their biggest successes to date have come as a result of their most significant failures

– Success on any level is not possible without experiencing failure

– Failure is never failure if you learn from it. You either Win or Learn

– (My Personal Favourite) They are the leader, person & role model they are today as a result of their biggest setbacks

A Powerful Invitation: If you are feeling the pressure, stress & fear in running your business or any key areas of your life:

I invite you to lean in to your edge and define what failure actually means for you.

I invite you to look beyond fear and envision what is possible

I invite you to create a vision without fear and then map out the steps & strategies (that are in your control) you can take to bring your vision in to life

As they say, Feel the fear & do it anyway.

You can never be Fearless (in my opinion) but you can embrace/dance with your fear

and make more resourceful decisions in the process.

Let any fear/emotion drive you to more of the Extraordinary things you seek and the lifestyle you deserve.

LEAN IN to Failure & Be Bold, Be Courageous,

because life won’t give you what you want but what you demand of yourself consistently.

Live Empowered,

Your Friend and Coach,
Rag

My Invitation & gift to you:

Do you feel you can play a bigger game and want more out of your life, business or career?

Or do you think you’d benefit from getting clear, unblocked and focused on your goals/vision?

Maybe you are at the point where you want to make more happen in your life/business and you are not sure how or would like more accountability and support to get ‘unstuck’….

If so, i’d like to invite you to a powerful coaching experience where we can dive in to your world and design a set of strategies that will help you perform at your best and maximise your potential.

Send me a personal message and let’s talk or click here https://bit.ly/2Cdv0J8

Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

Live Empowered,

Your friend and coach,

Raghav Parkash

www.raghavparkash.com 

Fear of Failure, Perfectionism…

Do these two sound familiar to you?

Two of the very forces that stop ambitious achievers from achieving their dream.

Two of the very forces that limit you from achieving the Extraordinary and keep you at ordinary….

Two of the very forces that prevent you from…(fill in the blank) prevent you from many many possibilities and opportunities…

What is perfectionism or fear of failure costing you?

As a High Performance & Life Coach, something all my clients have in common whether they are Entrepreneurs, Leaders or hungry & ambitious achievers is they at times feel held back by perfectionism or the stress of what if things go wrong…

I’m sure you resonate with that yourself as you are reading this article.

For todays article I want to dive straight in and share with you some powerful strategies to overcome any perfectionism or fear of failure as it shows up on your journey in business or in life.

“Everyone experiences the fear of failing but what separates high performers is the extraordinary decisions they make when feeling the fear”

So, what can you do immediately to get phenomenal results and produce your best through any fear?

1. Remember you are playing a long term game

One of the reasons we feel so afraid to fail or the need to be perfect is we are focusing so much on ‘needing a result, victory or breakthrough NOW’ that we forget, the moment you are concerned about is one of many steps on the ladder to your victory & success.

Mastery is about constant and never ending improvement. Allow your journey to be constant and never ending.

Take a step back, breathe, ground yourself, meditate or do something that allows you to reconnect with yourself…and then look at the bigger overall picture.

Notice the massive difference this make in your emotions because whatever we think about or focus on we feel.

2. Make Failing a part of winning

The only reason you can fail at anything in your business or life, is because you have rules that allow you to experience failure.

This is one of my favourite distinctions and so true.

High Performers win or learn

Others win or fail

If you want to remove the emotional impact potential failure can have in your world, remember that every single failure is bringing you closer to your successes because through every part of your life & business, you can chose to win or learn & you will then only progress.

For example, if you are a sales person, you may have a 1 in 4 closing ratio which means you need to succeed by winning 1 piece of business out of every 4… (25% success rate which is considered a very strong closing ratio in many industries) and at the same time “be rejected” 75% of the time by potential clients.

Also, are there some failures you’ve experienced in your life that when you look back on, you are actually truly grateful for because of who you have become?

Are you grateful to some of your failures because of what you have learned?

Failures are actually the gifts we grow from, if we allow them to be. There can be no success without the experience of not getting the results we want….instantly.

Make failing a part of winning and you will only grow from strength to strength & win or learn.

3. Develop & Strengthen a Service nature

One of my favourite life lessons from Tony Robbins is that “The Secret to Living is Giving” and when we are in a place of fear, we are not in a place of service for our clients, customers, team or the people we care about most.

A strategy that helps me the most during times of fear is focusing on the people I really want to serve & impact through my work and then finding out a way to do more of what I love for them.

Also focusing on WHY I do what I do

&

the very factors that are in my control.

Another way to look at it is to visualise your goals/targets, see yourself performing successfully & then imagining the various stakeholders and people that will benefit alongside you as a result of your success.

Your colleagues, family, friends, customers, charities and even the world around you.

Try this and see how it shifts your emotional state instantly. It’s impossible to feel emotionally strong/passionate/inspired & also fearful at the very same time.

These are 3 of my favourite tools and strategies and I hope they serve you powerfully!

I hope you enjoyed todays article and I would love to hear what you personally took and will implement moving forwards! Comment below and i’ll respond to you as soon as I can.

My Invitation & gift to you:

Do you feel you can play a bigger game and want more out of your life, business or career?

Or do you think you’d benefit from getting clear, unblocked and focused on your goals/vision?

Maybe you are at the point where you want to make more happen in your life/business and you are not sure how or would like accountability….

If so, i’d like to invite you to a powerful coaching experience where we can dive in to your world and design a set of strategies that will help you perform at your best and maximise your potential.

Send me a personal message and let’s talk or click here https://bit.ly/2Cdv0J8

Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

Live Empowered,

Your friend and coach,

Raghav Parkash

www.raghavparkash.com 

 

 

Do you like an upgrade?

Have you ever been on a long haul flight or journey where you’ve been offered a complimentary upgrade to first/business class or something equivalent?

Maybe free tailoring & adjustments on a suit or outfit?

Drinks or your meal on the house?

It’s an amazing feeling isn’t it but I have a question for you…is it time to give your life an upgrade?

As a High Performance & Life Coach London, something all my clients have in common whether they are Entrepreneurs, Leaders or hungry & ambitious achievers is they are seeking to upgrade at least 1, 2,3,4 or all areas of their life.

(I analyse myself every month & have put an update of my latest standards below)

I mean a REAL upgrade that they directly influence themselves.

I’m talking an upgrade in their happiness, in their business, their success, unleashing their best and maximising their potential.

Other times, progress towards their personal mission/vision or milestones, bettering their relationships, becoming stronger/fitter & healthier and ultimately living an emotionally rich & extraordinary life.

It’s very easy to set goals & visions in these areas where we get lost, overwhelmed and sometimes ever set goals for the wrong reasons that we don’t end up taking action and as a result, lose confidence and motivation.

When it comes to High Performance & maximising your potential, there is 1 secret many forget & are not aware of that is the very step that will take you from ordinary to extraordinary.

The secret at the focal point of todays read is ‘Your Standards’

During the early days of my coaching journey, one of my mentors would often remind me ‘You make your standards & your standards make you

In that moment I completely underestimated the power of these words that were so elegantly strung together but the truth is that if you want to understand who someone is to their core, start by looking at their standards.

Because your standards are the foundation upon which you stand and build your life/business on.

If you really want to maximise your potential, increase your impact and live an extraordinary & rich life, become very aware of the standards you have chosen to live by.

Standards such as:

(I analyse myself every month & have put an update of my latest standards below)

Standards vary from person to person & industry but if you look at and study any of the leaders of the past & today, they all had made one powerful decision that laid the foundation of their success…. That is

they held themselves to the highest standards.

I’m a big fan of Muhammad Ali, one of the worlds greatest boxers of all time and he famously said “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion”

You can imagine the standards he held himself to every single day. He woke up like a champion, ate like a champion & trained like a champion.

As a result, he became a champion.

Now back to you, are your standards currently serving you or holding you back?

I guarantee you if there is an area of your life or business you want to breakthrough or transform, one of the key areas I always like to start with are your standards.

What standards are you committed to changing that would serve you powerfully?

What standards will you adopt? What changes will you make?

Importantly, how will you now ensure you consistently follow through on your standards?

Exercise: Pick at least three new standards you would like to introduce in to your life that will make a real difference & impact if consistently acted upon.

Your task, yup you guessed it is to now consistently practice your new standards because as a great man once taught me ‘You make your standards and your standards make you’

I myself review and update my standards on a monthly basis to ensure I am being my very best for myself & my clients.

Below are a list of my new standards:

Business

Personal Growth

Health

Relationships


Personal

So what will you now do, what are your standards moving forwards?

I hope you enjoyed todays article and I would love to hear what you personally took and will implement moving forwards! Comment below and i’ll respond to you as soon as I can.

Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

Live Empowered,

Your friend and coach, 

Raghav Parkash

www.raghavparkash.com 

“The more successful you become, the higher the quality of the challenges you will face” – Rich Litvin

Powerful yet so true.

Have you ever achieved a level of success you’ve always wanted and found the journey that follows after, is stress & challenge free…..

I thought so too….neither has anyone else before.

The conundrum that many ambitious, driven, success orientated & impact focused people experience is that, the greater the vision or goal, the more interesting yet complex the challenges are that come with it.

Through my passion and coaching where I’ve had the privilege of working with a number of leaders, executives, founders & entrepreneurs to create more high performance & success in their lives,

something I find my clients experience and come up against time & time again is pressure & stress.

The pressure of leaving a legacy behind, achieving your extraordinary vision & the impact you want to have in your world, business, company or the teams you are leading.

Also not forgetting the feeling of ‘so much to do yet so little time.

Times of self doubt & times of uncertainty.

One of the most detrimental effects of not leaning in and managing your feelings & emotions is that it is very easy to then loose passion and enjoyment for your work, your mission & your craft.

We’ve all been there, does this sound familiar at all to you?

Well I have some good news, through today’s article I want to share with you 3 simple truths that can help you handle and even breakthrough moments where you feel the pressure & stress building up.

Enjoy and as you read through the truths, ask yourself not whether you know these or not, but how well you are applying them in your world

&

what you can do to apply these principles even more effectively to situations of stress and pressure.

Truth 1: Every situation is temporary, including the one you are experiencing right now

Og Mandino famously in his book ‘The greatest salesman in the world’ once stated “This too Shall Pass”

Every situation you go through & experience, is temporary.

Every single situation…situations of stress, of pressure, tiredness, frustration or any other emotion are temporary and will pass if you allow it too.

If you don’t believe me, look at your history and past. Are you still living and experiencing all the stressful moments you’ve come across from 1,2,3,5,10 years ago?

Every situation is temporary but even more excitingly, you’ve handled such stresses & pressures before & you can handle it again.

Think about that for a moment….

What if you were to give yourself time, space and presence to acknowledge yourself for and celebrate all the moments in the past you had overcome such moments….

How would you then feel about the situation today?

Which brings me perfectly timed on to point 2



Truth 2
: “You create your world from the inside out”- Michael Neill

I love this quote from Michael and this is such a powerful truth.

Stress is only as stressful as we make it. Pressure is only as pressured as we allow it to be.

We create our entire world from the inside (our thoughts, focus, feelings, emotions, decisions, actions) to the outside (our results & what we see).

During times of pressure & stress, it is not easy to focus on how we’ve been through times of pressure, stress & challenge before…and emerged victorious!

But the more self aware we become and then begin to take charge of our thinking, focus & decisions during moments of challenge, the situation in front of us changes.

Whatever you focus on expands and is the very experience you steer towards.

So, here are a few questions I would invite you to ponder:

-What could you do more of during times of challenge?

-What could you think about/focus on that would serve you better during times of uncertainty?

-What advice would you have for a friend/colleague who was experiencing a similar situation?

Take some moments to answer these questions and see what you come up with.

Truth 3:To achieve & have more we must first become more

Challenges are the gifts we grow from and grow through.

I strongly believe that we shouldn’t just go through our times of uncertainty but to grow through them instead.

One of my favourite truths of life that I was taught very earlier on by my mentor is that in order for us to have more & achieve more in life, we must first become more.

We become more by embracing the higher quality challenges and growing through them whilst strengthening our skills set, our mindset, emotions, leadership & who we ultimately become.

Here’s another question I invite you to think about

What have been the gifts, rewards & learnings you’ve gained as a result of growing through moments of stress and pressure?

Take a few minutes & journal/write down your answers… see what you come up with and ask yourself how inspired you feel now thinking about this.

These 3 truths are the very insights I bring myself back to when I go through times of uncertainty.

These 3 truths are the foundations I have seen my clients build extraordinary things as a result of stress & pressure.

I hope you have resonated with & truly enjoyed the 3 truths I have shared with you today.

Take the truths in to your world, life & business and create the impact you truly deserve.

I hope you enjoyed todays article and I would love to hear what you personally took and will implement moving forwards! Comment below and i’ll respond to you as soon as I can.

Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com. 

Live Empowered,

Your friend and coach, 

Raghav Parkash

www.raghavparkash.com 

 

Have you ever worked with a Coach before?

Before you say Yes, I’m not talking about a Sports, Tennis, Swimming, Golf or Football Coach

I’m referring to hiring your very own Personal Life Coach.

As a Coach, I have always worked with a coach through my entire ‘coaching journey’ because of the benefits, impact and ROI on a number of areas in my life/business.

I don’t I believe you ever ‘need’ coaching, but coaching is best felt and served when it comes from a place of you ‘wanting’ coaching.

Needing v.s. wanting. Needing is dependency, wanting is creativity and getting the very edge to your game.

One perception of Coaches is that they are there to ‘put out fires’ when you are feeling low, when relationships are falling apart & when life/business feels like it is happening to you or  even when you think you need your own personal ‘motivator’.

That is definitely one key benefit of working with a coach, but then that would be the equivalent of buying a brand new Lamborghini and only driving it up to 3rdgear.

People often ask me why I as a coach, work with a best coach….. it’s because of my commitment to myself and my clients but by the end of the article…you’ll have a better idea why.

The clients I typically work with for example are Entrepreneurs, Leaders, Executives & Professionals who simply want to be and perform at their very best & live an extraordinary quality of life.

Here are a 10 key reasons why I choose to work with a coach:

1. Clarity & Focus– The power of having coaching to help you cut through the noise, hustle & bustle, stress & develop laser like focus on the things that are most important to you and the key decisions you are looking to make. To feel calm, clear & confident.

2. Maximising Your Potential– The real benefit of coaching is to help you not just put out fires, but to ensure you perform at your very best and create extraordinary results in a number of areas that are important to you whether your business, work, finances or even relationships.

3. Mindset/Stress/Challenges- The power of having a coach to breakthrough and feel empowered during moments when you feel stressed, worried, concerned, depressed or frustrated during your journey.

At times we feel life/business is happening to us and in these moments, having a powerful coaching conversation can make a tremendous difference by strengthening our resilience and thinking to perform at our peak through testing times.

4. Cultivating Leadership, Self Awareness & Emotional Intelligence– You can only go as deep and have the impact with others as you go yourself. Coaching is an amazing way to truly understand yourself on a deep level and in turn give your very best to the people around you. Both at home and in the office.

5. Identifying your Blind Spots– One of my favourite reasons of working with a coach is that because they are looking in to your world from a 3rdperson birds eye view, the coach can help you see what you don’t see. To help you identify what’s missing and not working. Where your opportunities, strengths and possibilities lie.

6. Accountability & Progress towards your vision- Being held accountable is for me one of the top benefits of having a coach. Someone you can set a standard with and to ensure you are meeting the standard through every session.  I also love seeing my clients get the support they need to make massive progress towards their vision both personally & professionally.

This is what we call goal & vision getting and why I stated earlier that putting fires out is merely scratching the surface of what is possible. The real impact comes from the sound board of sharing & firming up ideas with your coach and then committing towards them.

7. Harnessing Motivation & Energy– Very important, having an expert in your corner that understands practical psychology and can help you reconnect with your drive & motivation during challenging situations and increase your energy for optimum performance.

8. Living through your Values-A big part of coaching is ensuring every goal & action you set is aligned with what is important to you so that you achieve & succeed without sacrificing the things that you treasure most..

9. Cutting any BS Stories/Excuses– Another great aspect of coaching is having someone in your corner to call you out and tell you the things you ‘need to hear’ and not just the things you ‘want to hear’. Of course as a coach I am my clients biggest fan, but challenging them powerfully and fearlessly is where the growth is created.

10. Thinking bigger/10X– The only limit in our life/business is ourselves. As coaches, we challenge our clients to connect with their dream, their vision, to think bigger and to create the results they really are capable of.

This is why for me, having a coach is a big step, a commitment & a statement that you want to create the most outrageous yet extraordinary life & business you can have.

There are many more powerful benefits for having a coach as you can imagine.

If you have been inspired by this article and attracted to working with a coach, I invite you to explore the power of coaching.

I invite you to find a coach out there you resonate with, connect with & are inspired by. This will vary from person to person.

Most of the top coaches offer an initial no obligation conversation with them so feel free to reach out and take things from there.

But I have to say, tread with caution! There is a sad truth in the coaching industry as there are in any other industries and that is:

Not everyone claiming to be a coach, can actually coach, take you as deep as you want to go or can help you really create the impact you want in your life/business.

The coaching industry is unregulated meaning that it is very easy to become a coach.

Through my journey I have come across some great coaches and others but like in any industry you get good and bad cookies.

It’s very easy to position yourself as an expert, but not everyone is.. an expert.

But coming back to the areas of coaching, what other benefits have you got from working with a coach?

What differences have you seen in your game, life & performance?

I hope you enjoyed todays article and I would love to hear what you personally took and will implement moving forwards! Comment below and i’ll respond to you as soon as I can.

Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com. 

Live Empowered,

Your friend and coach, 

Raghav Parkash

www.raghavparkash.com 

2mm is the difference between your success and your failure…. just 2mm

Working with and coaching number of high performers, Executives, CEO’s, Business’s & Entrepreneurs,

I have found that the difference between victory and failure, winning or not achieving your outcome….. is just a 2mm difference.

2mm in:

-your thinking
-your decision making 
-how you manage your emotions 
-how you lead others
-how you start the day and run your day 
-how you deal with challenges & setbacks 
-how you manage your focus
-how much work you do on you and your skillset

Improvement and breakthroughs come from continual, constant & never ending improvement.  Small 2mm adjustments frequently, consistently and often over time.

So, my question to you and the 1 power habit I am talking about is, do you reflect every week?

Reflection & Self Awareness is power. 

Something I challenge my clients to do every Sunday is:

1. Plan their week in advance, what do they want to create, achieve, accomplish but also, their top 5 outcomes for the week

2. Reflect on the last week

-What worked really well through the week that has just been. What specifically?

-What wasn’t as effective or held you back?  What could you do LESS Of and let go of?

-What could you do MORE Of and what are your commitments moving forwards?

To achieve the victories you want, success & breakthroughs, we have to tune in to the longer game of high performance and WHY we really do what we do.

The longer game meaning daily, consistent & focused actions making the 2mm adjustments that set us on a trajectory to creating the most extraordinary, fulfilling and rewarding results we desire.

At any point, you are only ever 2mm away from the trajectory and path to creating the results you desire most.

So, what will you now do? 

I hope you enjoyed todays article and I would love to hear what you personally took and will implement moving forwards! Comment below and i’ll respond to you as soon as I can.

Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com. 

Live Empowered,

Your friend and Life coach

Raghav Parkash

www.raghavparkash.com 

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When I heard Rag was speaking at a business event, I had no hesitation in booking on. I was not disappointed.A very sincere, knowledgeable and funny person. I decided there and then within minutes that I wanted Rag as my life coach.Many people misunderstand why you would engage the services of a life coach, for some, they are struggling with certain aspects of life, but for me, it was to play a bigger game, to maximize my potential, to be the best version I can. Rag has not disappointed. Combined with our regular check in and calls (where he just sees what’s missing instantly and guides you) and the extended network he has, my goal has been achieved.I am on completely different road map to life before Rag.I cant recommend him highly enough, he has changed my life!Dr Harry Singh CEO, Founder & Author

Raghav is an incredible human being, full of wisdom, a huge heart, an infectious energy and a deep ability to serve the clients he works with! Rag is a mindset master and understands what it takes to shift your thinking and your actions in order to create what you most want in your outer world AND to become the most confident, powerful, and impactful version of yourself you can be! I would highly recommend Raghav for anyone who is looking to be challenged to reach beyond anything they thought was possible in their personal and professional lives by a coach who has done the work, walks his talk and lives his message!Jason Goldberg Entrepreneur & Author

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The higher your ambitions, the steeper the waves of success & the crashes that come with it! From personal experience I know that doing things alone is not possible, it is lonely but on top of that it takes time to come back up as soon as you crash.Do you need a coach? No, but do you need to be in top 1%?The two for me go hand in hand, having someone who understands the journey (specifically crashes!), asks the right questions and provides a cushion for when you are at a low point is what coaching means to me. I love the power of Raghavs’ coaching because he is real, authentic and has a no bullshit approach. I would recommend him to anyone running a business, in a director role or with ambition to be in either of those. Most stressful positions require the toughest minds and you are not born with one, toughest minds are trained! Get a coach!Victoria Tattum CEO Career Cheetahr

Raghav has a unique way of seeing the world. He genuinely believes in people and if you commit to working with him, he will support you no matter what. He is an unbelievable coach, with a gentle, yet empowering spirit. I have been so lucky to share my journey with him and my life has gone to the next level. I am endlessly blessed!Melissa Panero Entrepreneur

When I first met Raghav it was in a business setting but, his warmth and positive energy shone through and I thought that I would like to be able to shine like that! Initially I enjoyed discussing my business visions in such an open and idyllic way.I felt very uplifted after each session and as a result very pro active with my action steps. As a sole trader it is essential to be held accountable for taking action!As with any coaching it can unearth some personal issues and delivers some real learning curves but Raghav encourages, supports and guides you through it helping you through the haze enabling you to enjoy the journey towards your vision.Every business owner needs a coach to keep you on target, enjoy the celebrations along the way and certainly for me to help you really believe that I can make that difference in the world, that my footprint truly matters.-Claire Robilliard Founder & Entrepreneur

Raghav's professionalism and passion for his vocation shine through in everything he does. He is a highly skilled and effective coach and I benefited tremendously from our 1:2:1 seasons. I never fail to be impressed by Rag's positivity and wise words with every encounter and I cannot recommend him highly enough.Martin Dupont Financial Consultant

Raghav is a Legend! Within a short period of time, I was able to open up and talk about my worst thoughts & fears. We explored how I felt about myself and some really powerful stuff came up, stuff that I was suppressing. Raghav was completely focused on my issues for the entire session. I have gone from an emotional wreck to someone who feels good about himself and the future. Everyday since then, I have been making better choices and starting to take control of my life. Everyday is a step closer to being the best person I can be. I would recommend Raghav to anyone looking to improve the quality of their life.Z Ahmed Banker at Lloyds Bank

Raghav is a genuine, passionate and compassionate man. He is a knowledgable source and a personal example of high performance principals, and his commitment to my success inspired me to take action and progress my goals. He is an excellent listener, and his generosity is a shining light. I would highly recommend him as a coach.Gil Cohen Alloro Actor

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