Episode 154. Three Reasons Why Coaching Matters for Physique Transformation

Aug 19, 2019 | 0 comments

Show Notes

Why does one-on-one coaching consistently deliver sustainable results where DIY approaches fail to transform and then maintain physique?

Scott expands on three reasons why.


Information, with guided application

  • You’ll need someone—a coach—to guide application of knowledge.
  • Do you think all you need is motivation? A coach can’t provide motivation. Inspiration comes from within.
  • Act, don’t just gather information. Information without action is powerless.
  • Actions that yield results provide more motivation than information alone.
  • A coach or mentor provides guidance, direction, support and accountability. Scott describes how his Master’s thesis advisor did this for him.
  • The third party (advisor/coach/mentor) needs to be a real person and not an app. Three former clients recently re-hired Scott after trying to go it alone.


Hire a change agent. It’s worth it

  • Replace a habit, don’t change it.
  • Stress makes habits harder to break.
  • It takes a habit to break a habit. Don’t fight a bad habit. Replace bad habits with good ones.
  • The chains of habits are too light to be felt until they’re too heavy to break.
  • Examining and challenging preconceived notions is a crucial first step to habit-breaking.

Real coaching is an investment, not an expenditure.


It’s easier to quit when no one else is watching

  • Do you make goals, or excuses? Goal orientation comes from a positive mindset.
  • Doers and dabblers: The doer is committed and learns from mistakes; The dabbler exhibits little commitment.
  • People value what they invest in.
  • Even talented aspiring professional athletes pay to attend [instructional] camps.
  • A client doesn’t care how much the coach knows until they know how much the coach cares.


Diet Resources by Scott

The Cycle Diet course  |  Lean Without Trying  |  Metabolic Damage and the Dangers of Dieting

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