Seahawks, life coaches and behind the scenes stories

russellwilsonDid you watch the Big Game on Sunday?  If you’re like me… two questions ran through your head:



  • Which was the best ad?  

  • How did Russell Wilson (the QB for the Seattle Seahawks) perform like a 10-year veteran even though he only has 2 years experience in the NFL?    

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m NOT a huge football fan, but as a life coach and a trainer of life coaches… I’m always captivated when I see excellence in action

When I see it I want to learn from it.  I want to dig into it.  I want to find out more.  I want to get “behind the scenes” and find out how it happens.

One of my favorite “behind the scenes” stories to emerge from this Super Bowl was the quite story of Wilson’s journey to the Super Bowl… LAST YEAR.

“Wait, what?”  You might be saying.  “He didn’t make it to the Super Bowl last year!”

True.  He didn’t.

But after loosing to the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs last year… QB Wilson made special arrangements to attend last year’s Super Bowl.  He even figured out how to be on the field as the teams warmed up.  He walked the halls.  He saw the press. He heard the fans.  

He wanted to see what the Super Bowl experience was like… before he was in it.  He wanted to take it all in. 

He wanted to prepare.  So he got on the “field.”

And based on his performance this year, I’d say that extra level of preparation paid off.  Because he’d been intentional about his preparation he was able to walk into this Super Bowl having a better understanding of what to expect.  It wasn’t his first time to experience it.  So he was more ready.  He was more confident.  And as a result, he brought excellence!  Yup… I love that.

Here’s my question to you:  How could we get YOU “on the field?”

Think about it. 

What’s one of your big goals or dreams?  

Now ask yourself, “How could you get out “on the field” to prepare? 

  • How could you go and see what it’s going to be like? 
  • How could you experience it first hand? 
  • How could you get a real taste of what it’s going to feel like to accomplish that goal?  How could you get ready for the final steps of hitting that target?

How can you get out on the “field” to take it all in and begin to feel like a veteran… even though you might still be a newbie? 

  • Who’s office could you visit? 
  • What building could you explore? 
  • What stage could you walk on to? 
  • Who could you start helping in a small but significant way? 

How about it? 

How could you get on the field now… so that when opportunity knocks… you’re ready? 

Think about it and then “take the field” in your march toward one of your own big dreams!

Keep dreaming BIG and helping others to do the same,



PS:  If one of your big dreams is to become a life coach… or to take your existing life coaching practice to the next level, we want to help you with that!

In April, we are hosting a LIVE Coach Mindset – Elite Life Coach Training and Certification.  It will be 3 days of powerful, fun and highly interactive training.  Plus, it will hands on experience with both coaching and business strategy.  It will truly allow you to get prepared and to get “on the field!”

Right now, you can register and get the “Early Bird” discount which is a full $2,080 off the registration price!  Plus, you’ll receive over $6,000 in bonuses!

That’s right. We want to reward you for preparing for this big dream!  So again… the first few to sign up will receive a $2,080 discount off of the full registration price and some amazing bonuses!

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It’s going to be amazing training and it will be even MORE amazing if you’re there!



Mitch Matthews
The Coach Mindset –
Elite Life Coach Training and Certification



Do I actually need a life coach certification?

life coach certification

As you know, we get lots of questions from people who aspire to become life coaches.

We love it because we’re all about equipping you to make the decision on whether life coaching is a good fit for you.

Plus… once you make the decision to become a life coach… we LOVE to help you navigate those waters to not only launch a SUCCESSFUL life coaching practice… but also continue to grow a SUSTAINABLE life coaching practice.

So… today’s question relates to life coaching certificates and certifications…

Q: I’ve always seemed to naturally coach people.  People have come to me through my whole life for advice and to talk through decisions.  Recently I’ve been thinking about becoming a life coach so I can charge for this kind of thing.  I see all sorts of programs, but I’m wondering if I really need a certification in order to be a life coach?  I’m a college grad and I’m wondering if I really need another certificate on my wall?  Could you help me sort through some of this?  Thanks!

 A: Caution… my answers might surprise you.

This is something we’ve spoken to before… and we’ve gone in depth…

A1: Click here to see my specific response to this question: Life Coaching Certificate: Do I need one to start coaching?

Again… considering the fact that we have an elite life coach training and certification program… my actual response might shock you.  So click here to check it out.

A2: Asking whether you need a life coaching certification is important… but here are 4 Steps to Take when You’re Considering Becoming a Life Coach (and they’re even more important that the certificate!)  Click here to check them out!

These 4 steps are critical but most people don’t talk about them.  Click here to check ’em out!  And don’t worry… it’s not a sales pitch.  It’s just straight up truth!  Enjoy!

We hope this helps to address the question of whether or not you need a life coach certification in order to start coaching.

If you have questions about becoming a life coach… or questions about growing your life coaching practice… join the conversation.  Click comments and let us know.  We’d love to help!

Keep dreaming BIG and helping others to do the same,

Mitch Matthews


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The Truth about life coach certification

“You have to be careful because we are close to regulation of the life coaching industry.  Soon there will be one organization that will license coaches and be responsible for all life coach certifications.  In fact, it will be similar to the way that we monitor doctors, nurses and many health care providers.”

Can you believe it?

Recently, this is what a larger life coach training organization told someone interested in becoming a certified life coach.

But guess what?  It’s not true.

Nope.  Not at all.

Now, are there some larger organizations that would like the distinction of being that central certifying agency?  You bet.

But are we actually close to this happening?  No we are not.

And if any organization ever tries to utilize this scare tactic with you, then you need to walk in a different direction… and do it as quickly as possible.

So if you are in the process of deciding on whether to become a life coach and you’re wanting help in navigating these waters… here are some links to posts that our readers have found helpful on life coach certification…


Answers to questions from future life coaches about life coach certification (and how important it is.)

The 3 BIG Questions people have about becoming a life coach.

How to become a Life Coach – 4 Steps to Take to get started Coaching.

These articles are packed full of information to help you navigate some of the decisions you’ll need to make as you’re deciding to become a life coach.

Keep dreaming big and helping others to do the same,

Mitch Matthews

PS – More information…

If you’re thinking about becoming a coach but you’re not sure if it’s for you… check out our FREE mini-course called “THE 5 CRITICAL QUESTIONS: 5 Questions I wish someone had asked before I became a coach.”


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