Sam Jarman is a PGA Professional golfer who played full time golf for ten years. Now he coaches golfers as well as other sports people, showing them how the principles behind clarity can help them to perform better, enjoy it more and (for the professionals) how to grow their teaching practices and improve their businesses. And one of the interesting things about Sam is that he’s written an excellent book called The Three Principles of Outstanding Golf.
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Sam shares that he was playing full time, but was not making the progress that he was hoping to make. This brought him to think about what he was going to do for a living and he discovered he enjoyed coaching others on golf.
He was faced with some obstacles when starting out, but he was able to overcome the struggle of getting clients by just starting conversations with other golfers. In turn he would agree to coach them, charging by the hour or half hour, depending on the need of client.
Sam quickly realized that he wanted to go about business in a better way. He was finding he was spending joust as much time selling as he was teaching.
Some insights and realizations that Sam had when making the transition from charging for his time was realizing there was nothing stopping him from moving forward and changing his business.
When coaching his clients he helps them through the mindset challenge, by helping them through the realization that your performance is based in the state of your mind.
“I found I had a bit of a gift for communicating the golf swing to people.”
“You know it was always in the back of my mind that it wasn’t the most efficient way to be working.”
“You can make up a story as to why you can’t do something or why you can’t move in a certain direction, it’s never the thing that you think it is stopping you; it is always a grounding issue.”