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The best life-changing decision I ever made: Kevin Kelling's true success story

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Submitted by tims on Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:11

Success Interview with Kevin Kelling

I am going to share a true success story about a man named Kevin Kelling.

But before I do, let me ask you a few questions.

Are you frustrated with your career?  

Do you feel that you just can’t seem to be able to make the progress you thought you would?

Does your boss fail to completely recognize the great contribution you make to the team?

Does that promotion you have been working so hard for continue to elude you?

Is the money you thought you would be making by now painfully absent?

Are you in a good career position but have a sense that something is missing. . . that there's got to be more to life than this?

If this is you then consider this formula:  

Your Struggle + Coaching = Success

Coaching is the one thing people don’t use often enough today. 

Most people think they can do it on their own, but the painful reality is that we are often too blind to our own issues to make the changes necessary to succeed.  

If we weren’t blind to these obstacles, we would have earned the promotion by now, we would be more than satisfied with our income and lifestyle, we would be recognized regularly by our boss, and we would be pursuing our career with passion, purpose and excitement while gaining fulfillment and realizing our true potential.

Sometimes the obstacle is our limiting beliefs.

We sense there is something better for us, we even day-dream about a more fulfilling career and life, but we don't make the changes because we are not sure it will pay off, we have limiting beliefs. . .

We have doubts or fears that keep us stuck in a limiting position in life.

This is where coaching makes all the difference - between a mediocre job and a fulfilling career.

With the right guide for your journey, you begin to see your own strengths and shortcomings in a new way:  not in a belittling way, but in a constructive and encouraging way.  

When someone shines a light on your actions that are either unproductive or self-defeating, you are much more likely to change.  

These changes are always necessary to succeed at a higher level.  

One of my coaching clients, Kevin, is a great example.  

He made the difficult career transition from a salaried job into a fully commission-based job in originating mortgages.  

What could be more challenging than moving from a dependable, cushy salary to 100% commissioned sales?

He had no prior sales or relationship management experience, but went on to more than double his income in his first year.  

That’s pretty exciting right?  

Not only did he double his income in the first year, but he also took charge of his own schedule.

He also uncovered and developed skills he never knew he had.  

He has a new, permanent confidence that eluded him in previous jobs

He has developed lasting, rewarding relationships of hundreds, possibly thousands more people than he ever knew before. 

But that’s just the beginning of Kevin’s story. . .

Recently, in one of our sessions, we focused on filling his sales pipeline for the next month.  

This takes effort, sometimes doing things he doesn’t enjoy like cold calling, writing communications for his network, and planning ahead.  

Well, this month, all the actions that have now been turned into habits through the use of Focus5 and Coaching resulted in a single day of production that equals one of his best months!  

That's right - one day's income equalled one of his best previous months.

When I asked Kevin how he did it, he said:

kevin-kelling-success-mortgage-originator“All the things you helped me focus on every week, all the disciplines that you remind me to keep doing helped me land all these deals in a single day.  They aren’t the result of doing one thing, they are the collective results of all the things you have been coaching me to do, and it was the BEST DAY EVER!  And you know what the best part is, Tim?  I know that I will have an even bigger day in the near future because your coaching and the success principles you are teaching me are having a compounding effect!”

So how about you?  

Are you ready for that kind of change?  

Are you ready for your best day ever?  

Are you tired of day-dreaming about something better and ready to take 1 step toward a better reality, better career, better life?

With the right coach it is possible.

It doesn’t matter where you are in your career, what your experience has been, how many times you have failed, nor does it matter how old or how young you are.   

If you are ready to take your first step toward a better career and life, if you are ready for a lasting change, then schedule an introductory call to find out how I can help you achieve your goals and dreams.

Do it for you.

Take 1 step today toward your best future.

Call me to schedule a "get to know you" session today!


Tim Scholten
Success Coach  |  Author  | Business Owner


tim00visible's picture

Thanks Aaron. I am sure you haven't heard the last of Kevin's story. I suspect that there will be added break throughs that we will need to share. He has had a great deal of success using the Focus5 App and Focus5 Coaching.

Aaron's picture

This is a great interview with Kevin, your coaching client. I listened to the entire thing twice! I always heard that amateurs go it alone, and professionals hire a coach. It is obvious from this interview that you're a great coach, and I like the way Kevin said you had the perfect balance of encouragement and accountability. Kevin's story is very inspiring and shows that with the right coach, a person can really break through self-limiting barriers. Not only did he break the 1 million dollar barrier during that drought period, he was able to use that to break other barriers. Kind of reminds me of when the first guy beat the 4 minute mile in running- Roger Bannister . . . then after he broke it, hundreds of other people broke the 4 minute mile. Sometimes it takes a front-runner to show others it can be done! Great interview again. Thanks for posting this! Aaron

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