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Losing 100Lbs Changed my Life

Taking Accountability & Becoming Extraordinary | David Bush | Episode #100

Hey everyone,

In today's post, we're diving deep into an extraordinary conversation with David Bush. David's journey, from a professional athlete to a transformative life coach, offers a treasure trove of insights, humor, and inspiration that I can't wait to share with you.

The Transition: Athlete to Mortgage Banker to Life Coach

David's story begins with an athletic career that took an unexpected turn. Instead of lamenting over the closure of one door, he opened another by entering the mortgage banking industry, only to pivot again into life coaching. This serial transformation underscores a powerful message: our paths are not linear. They are rich, complex, and ripe for reinvention.

The Power of Showing Up

One of David's key lessons is the transformative power of simply showing up. In his words, "You show up at six AM; by Friday, people notice." It's a testament to consistency and presence, which, as David and I agree, can often outweigh talent alone.

Losing a Human

David didn't just stop at career changes; he undertook a personal transformation, losing a hundred pounds - the equivalent of a whole person. This part of his journey speaks volumes about determination and redefining one's identity.

The Essence of Coaching

At its core, coaching is about guiding someone from where they are to where they want to be. David beautifully described this process using the analogy of a stagecoach, which originated from the town of Kocs in Hungary, designed to transport people to their desired destinations. The six critical questions (What? Why? When? Where? How? and Who?) David utilizes in coaching provide a framework for anyone looking to navigate their own journey of change.

A Surge in Coaching

Interestingly, David noted the increase in coaching professionals over the years. He attributes this to the accessibility of coaching as a side hustle or a full-fledged career and the growing need for guidance amidst an overwhelming influx of information and technology.

Final Thoughts: The Extraordinary Life

David's approach to living an extraordinary life - going above and beyond the usual and customary - is a call to action for all of us. It's a reminder that extraordinary is not about being the best out of everyone but about being your best self, pushing beyond your limits, and making a difference in your own and others' lives.

As I reflect on David's insights and our shared philosophies, I'm reminded of the endless possibilities that await those willing to challenge the status quo, embrace change, and persistently pursue their goals. Whether it's reinventing your career, transforming your body, or simply showing up day after day, the path to extraordinary is within reach for each of us.

Until next time, keep challenging conventional wisdom, thinking critically, and, most importantly, living an extraordinary life.




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