It is not uncommon for success to come in a series of peaks and plateaus, however Chris Villani, a Performance Strategist in Charlotte, North Carolina seems to have finally found a way to push past the plateau that so often comes after a period of success.
Villani, as a performance strategist, is different than a life coach, saying “People who come and see me are typically people who are already good at what they do. Depressed people aren’t the clients I see.” Villani’s clients are oftentimes people who have already been successful, but are finding it difficult to keep performing at the very best of their abilities. When it comes to athletes, Villani says, “The people I do see are the top athletes who want to become better. They’re frustrated because they’re good, they’re going to the training, they’re doing the workout, they’re doing everything but they’re just not doing it as well as they can see it in their mind.”
The cause of the plateaus that successful people sometimes face, according to Villani, is complacency. He continues, saying “In life either you’re growing or you’re dying. I don’t care how good you are whether in your life, relationship, family, job, you get bored and people need growth.” So, to help his clients, Villani assists them in rekindling the passion and creativity that inspired the client to become so successful in the first place.
The key to helping his clients push past plateaus, says Villani, is knowing exactly what his clients want. He does this by learning about the environment that his clients are currently in. Just “wanting to be better” is not clear enough, so Villani does his best to better pinpoint what his clients are looking for, and if a particular client doesn’t quite know what he or she wants, Villani can help him or her define that. He also places a lot of emphasis on visualizing success, saying “there’s study after study of people that actually visualize their success [and] the neurons [don’t] know the difference between what’s real and what’s not. Your mind believes that if you see yourself doing that run or doing that swim or, it will go towards that direction and pulls you that way naturally without you fighting against it.” He also reminds his clients to acknowledge the progress they’ve already made, saying that thinking that they’re not good enough is a surefire way to keep them from doing better.
Villani also encourages his clients to realize that, “success is never a destination,” but instead something that has to be tended to every day, reminding them to enjoy the process, and always look for areas in which they can improve.
For more information about Chris Villani Performance Strategist, go to http://www.chrisvillani.com, or call him at (704) 574-9443.