Success is in the BEing

Not sure how to turn a DECISION into the kind of action that creates change and gets results? Read on!

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As a coach, I talk a lot about the power of making a decision in order to take action that results in lasting, positive change. 

The truth is that many people don't really understand this fully enough to be able to move forward. 

I used to struggle with this, too. I'd say to my coach "but I made a decision and it's still not changing anything". She'd smile and tell me that I obviously hadn't made a decision because if I had, then things would change. 

That was until I decided to become a runner. I'd always hated the idea of running. I don't like being out of breath. I don't like sweating. I don't like being hot. So running and me were unlikely to ever become BFFs.

Then one day I woke up, put my trainers on and went out running. 

The day began like any other. I woke up and enjoyed a cup of tea in bed as I watched the birds through the bedroom window. As I thought about the freedom they seemed to have, I wondered why I just couldn't get myself to go out for a run. I'd been promising myself (and my son) that I'd start jogging but so far I'd only managed it a handful of times (on a treadmill). It was hardly a habit, that's for sure.

As I sat there in bed wondering for the briefest of moments whether or not I wanted to run, I just decided that I WAS A RUNNER. 

I don't remember how I said it. It just went through my head in a way that 'felt' different.

I found myself stepping out of bed, into my trainers and out of the door. It was automatic. I wasn't thinking about it. I was just DOING it. 

When I said I AM A RUNNER, it was the turning point, because if I was a runner, then I just had to get up and run.

I've run 5k more or less every morning ever since. I went from never running to running 5k daily, simply because I decided that I was a runner.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not fast and I don't think I'll ever do a marathon, but I get up and put those trainers on every day because it's who I am being.

That's the key to creating lasting change and achieving success.

How to connect the decision to the action to achieve success:

  • If you've made a decision but you still aren't seeing the success you expected, ask yourself who you are being
  • Are you being the action, the result, the person? In my case, the question is "am I a runner?" 

Deciding is only the catalyst, it's the being that makes all the difference.

So, what decision will you embody today to move your business or your life forward?

Jane Rapin ACC

Holistic Business Coach | Energy & Intuition | Crystal, Reiki & Bio-Energy Practitioner | Channel | Employment Lawyer, Jane Rapin ~ Soul*Spirit*Boss ~

I help professionals to reach their full potential. Starting a business takes guts. Get it off to the best start with my unique blend of coaching, commercially focussed strategy and targeted mindset work. I’ll help you get out of your own way, overcome self-doubt and dispel negativity. The result? You have more fun doing what you love. I work internationally and locally, across a broad range of industries. In addition to being a certified business and personal coach, I'm also a certified Tapping Into Wealth Transformational Coach. I've been coaching and mentoring for over 25 years, helping employees and business owners across a wide range of sectors including law, project management, engineering, retail, leisure, insurance, government initiatives to help the long-term unemployed, NHS and more. If you'd like to find out more about how I can help you, please feel free to contact me via the links here in my profile or via my website ( I can't wait to help you!