Watching marathoners running a race, occasionally we’ll see a rabbit runner leading the stronger athletes to the finish. It doesn't always have to be high class runners. It could also apply to the everyday, average runner because they could also use a rabbit and often do. It’s even more important to look for a rabbit in a group of friends and then follow that rabbit to success.
You don’t have to be a runner to find the lead rabbit.
Networking groups that meet regularly offer individuals the opportunity to bond closely, exchange ideas, and obtain support from each other. Non running groups could be groups that meet to reduce weight, enhance speaking skills or to simply motivate each other. These are often groups where you can network and obtain support or develop lifelines with friends.
Many support groups are successful in generating results for individuals when they share a common cause. Consider groups like Weight Watchers and Alcoholics Anonymous which are very successful in motivating individuals of the group even though the information is readily available outside of that group environment.
These groups often create a needed lifeline support for the individuals when meeting frequently to connect. The statistics bear out that the more successful groups meet more frequently and consistently
So it is important for each of us to search out these groups that we like and obtain the support what we need for what we want to achieve. It’s also important to look for a rabbit within that group that has the skills, the behaviors and the knowledge wanted in ourselves.
We even know what that rabbit looks like. There is often that unique someone that we aspire to become. That individual that already has gone through the challenges that we anticipate that we will go through. It is that person with experience who can counsel to give us directions or tips or short cuts to getting there. It is the rabbit that sets the pace because of the experience that they have and can coach the individual in finishing the race.
The rabbit is a great coach or the coach can be a great rabbit.
In a coaching environment, the coach guides & leads the client where the coach has been before. The coach knows who he is, knows his skills, and knows the pitfalls to overcome on the way to success. A great coach guides the client successfully to where they want to be.
Whether its business, life or sports, the coach is objective and has a broad view of the whole playing field. Together, the coach and the client, develop sound strategies and effective tactics to achieve what needs to be done.
The rabbit then keeps the client focused and accountable in completing the tasks.
So, go find a great rabbit. Soon!
When you have outgrown the first rabbit, find a better rabbit, and continue your race.
Business Coach & Strategist