When I was a kid my dad took me to see Vladimir Horowitz play Chopin.
It was a magical experience and I so wanted to become as good as he.
But I realised I’d never be that good. Wasn’t ever going to reach that level.
Because I was aware that I wasn’t prepared to put in the time.
I wasn’t willing to invest in practice – I had much more fun building stuff with Lego Technic.
And reading – that’s something I invested thousands of hours in, which in the end helped me become a writer.
Not to forget writing: practised that too, all my life.
Same thing with this coaching stuff: I invested two decades into studying psychology, from books and conversations and meditation.
Whatever you want, whatever your Big Hairy Audacious Goal: it’s going to take investment.
And sometimes, that investment isn’t time or effort, but money.
A camera, better brushes, audio editing software, courses and training… it all depends which tools you use and in which areas you need to grow.
This ties in with today’s opening question: How much does coaching cost?
It’s a fair question, but there’s no one answer I can give.
It all depends.
There’s duration of the program, intensity, my involvement, where you are at and what are your needs…
All these have a bearing on the investment level of coaching.
So, there are clients who pay $100 a month to be in The Cabal Coaching Mastermind, others pay $5K or $10K for ‘virtually unlimited’ coaching packages, and others invest $500 a month.
All depending on a) the budget you may have and b) what kind and intensity of help you actually need.
So the question ‘how much’ – I can’t answer it until I know more about the person asking.
What I can tell you though, is that The Men’s Cabal has an introductory price of $100 per month, provided you fill out the application questionnaire before Monday Dec 5th.
After that, the monthly investment is $145.
Now, you may balk, and I understand.
But think about this:
Whatever you want to achieve in life is going to require effort.
No woman or man ever became a top athlete, entrepreneur, author or artist without *investing* thousands upon thousands of *hours* into honing their skill.
Never, ever, in all of history.
Not even the child-prodigy Mozart: his father had him practice practice practice, day in day out.
So the question ‘how much’ isn’t the right question to ask.
Whether it’s about money or time or sweat-equity, the correct question is:
How much is it worth to you, to realise your dreams and ambitions?
To me, no price is too high.
I have big dreams, huge ambitions, and I know that the I that I am today isn’t going to reach them.
This I needs to learn, grow, and evolve.
So I’ll put in the time – which is why I study every single day.
To become a better coach, a better person, and a better entrepreneur.
And I’ll readily invest cash too, when that’s required.
So what about you?
How much is your success, your dreams, worth to you?
Think about it…
Meanwhile, The Men’s Cabal opens on Monday.
If you apply for membership before Monday 5 December, you lock in your monthly membership at $100.
More information here, and a link where you can apply at the bottom of the page: http://martinstellar.com/the-mens-cabal/
Note to the ladies: you’re not being excluded here: there’s still one seat left in the Woman’s Cabal.
So whether man, woman, trans or alien: there’s a place for you.