Here at Stronger U, it’s safe to say we’ve worked with our fair share of clients. 17,000+ and counting, to be precise, at least at the time of writing this article. In that time, we’ve worked with people from all around the world, going through all walks of life. We’ve seen what works, what doesn’t work, common struggles, and as coaches, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our clients’ results.
We’re a company that believes in treating people like people, not just another number, so we pay close attention to everything going on. We can see the signs, and we can usually tell in those first few weeks with someone new to the program whether it’s going to be smooth sailing, or if a new client may be setting themselves up for a bit of a struggle.
Your coach is always here to help, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have your own responsibilities. Your daily habits and actions dictate your results, and while we can give advice, support, and help along the way, the day to day execution is where the magic happens.
As the saying goes, success leaves clues. Looking at the common trends among our most successful clients, it’s pretty easy to tell within the first few weeks how well this is going to go. There are common habits and behaviors that let us know a client is probably to knock this out of the park, and we’re about to talk about those.
Before we dive in, remember that you do NOT need to be perfect to see amazing results. Nobody is perfect, not even coaches, and we don’t expect perfection from our clients either. The best results don’t come from the people who hit their macros perfectly every day for 12 weeks; the best results come from those who build the proper habits and mindsets. After all, those habits are what help you keep your results for the rest of your life.
These are the habits of the successful; the ones who we just know are going to crush this program after just a few weeks of working together.
1. Successful Clients Own Their Mistakes
Any diet that expects perfection is simply setting you up to fail. You’re going to mess up, and that’s okay – success doesn’t require perfection.
What it does take are honesty and accountability. If you slip up and have a bad weekend, log it anyway and tell your coach what happened. Hiding it from us means we can’t help you. I promise you won’t be judged, and we’re here to help, so let us help you.
If you leave a day blank or just decide not to log that piece of cake you ate from guilt or shame, while that may feel like a way to not confront what went on, it’s important to remember that’s not giving yourself, or your Coach, accurate information. Your coach can only work with the information you provide us, and if you don’t show us the whole picture, you could get a macro adjustment completely wrong for your situation.
2. Successful Clients Ask Questions
We want this to be as easy as possible, but it can certainly feel like a lot of information all at once, and the first few weeks of figuring out how to get into a groove with your macros can be challenging. Remember, going at it alone is exactly what you were doing before Stronger U, and you hired a coach for a reason. Use your coach; there’s no such thing as a stupid question.
Eventually, you’ll reach a point where this is second nature, and you understand how to plan and track your macros. But in the beginning, as you’re still learning and building those habits, we expect you’ll have a lot of questions, struggles, concerns, victories – and we want to know about all of it.