What does it mean to become successful? Most people think it means fame or money. The idolization of success stirs people to chase dreams that aren’t theirs and settle for a life that leaves them disgruntled and hateful.

Everyone has their own definition of success, but sometimes it hard to determine what’s right for you. Ultimately, it’s up to you to define your own version of success, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. There are performance coaches who work with the world’s best, both in business and sports, to determine how they will achieve success in their own way. These five performance coaches will teach you about achieving fulfilling success in your own life.

Ben Newman

Ben Newman is a highly regarded performance coach, international speaker, and six-time best-selling author whose clients include top companies around the world, business executives, sales organizations, and professional athletes in the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, and NCAA.

According to Newman, to achieve success in your life, it starts with what you do every day. What you do today will build on tomorrow and tomorrow will build onto the next day. Strive to make each day victorious and if you fall off track, work on getting back on track the next day.

Success isn’t something that will come right away. It’s something you must grind at each day. It isn’t going to be handed to you and it’s certainly not going to take place overnight. Think of the top people in their industry: whether that’s a professional athlete, salesman, or even an author, do you think they achieved success in their first year? Success comes from what you do in the moment, not what you say you’ll do.

You have the power each day to determine an outcome. Not every day will be perfect; that’s a fact because circumstances outside of your control will arise. Work on winning the majority of the days, and you’ll see the compounding success start to come to fruition.

Roy Redd

Roy Redd is a touted performance coach who works with athletes from all levels including, pro, college, and high school to dramatically increase their tangible, measurable, and physical results. He’s a best-selling author and has also spoken at multiple colleges and to multiple NBA teams and around the world.

Roy helps athletes overcome mental blocks, get an opportunity to showcase their abilities, and increase their in-game production, even if they are not super athletic, can’t get out of their own head, or can’t get any love from their coach, so that they can perform like they know they can, get more exposure, and make more money. This means Roy makes athletes play at their highest level, gets them more playing time, and helps them achieve their sports goals. He helps them be their best, help more people, and make more impact.

Roy has an unusual story as a performance coach. He went from being broke to earning six-figures all within a few years. He started with nothing and was able to become successful doing something he loves.

Roy breaks down success as not something you ever achieve in life but rather a journey you take. People chase success without realizing they will never reach an end destination and as a result, end up feeling unfulfilled their entire life. Instead of focusing on becoming successful, focus on growing as a person. The ultimate success according to Roy is reaching your full potential and continuing to push yourself. If you set an end destination for yourself, what do you do once you get there? Instead, work on becoming a better a person than you were a year or even a day ago.  

Jairek Robbins

Jairek Robbins works with brands and companies to achieve rapid, measurable improvements in life and work through keynote speaking, business performance coaching, and his best-selling book, “Live It! Achieve Success By Living With Purpose.”

According to Jairek, when you are looking to achieve success in your life it has to have a greater purpose than achieving it for yourself. The reason most people give up, even when they have a plan for success is that they are only in it for themselves and have nothing else riding on their success. When you’re on your path and you tie it to something greater than yourself, like your friends or family you won’t let yourself give up. There is something in the human genome that won’t let you fail when others depend on you.

When you only focus on yourself, you won’t get very far. When you focus on how you can help and serve others, you will achieve your desired success much quicker than what you initially thought was possible. By focusing on serving others to the best of your ability, it won’t even feel like you are working but rather you’re impacting the world and living your destined life.

Tim Grover

Tim Grover is world-renowned for his work with championship and Hall of Fame athletes and is an international authority on sports performance and motivation.

Tim epitomizes the saying by Jim Rohn that you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with by saying, “Surround yourself with those who want you to succeed. People who don’t pursue their own dreams won’t encourage you to pursue yours.” When you’re chasing success, you’ll never get there unless you surround yourself with the right people. Think of the friends or the people you’re surrounding yourself with: are they inspiring you? If they aren’t, why are you still hanging out with them?

There may be nothing as crucial towards your success as the people you surround yourself with. If you realize you’re not surrounding yourself with the right people, join meetup groups, attend conferences, do whatever it takes to meet the people who will inspire you. Read books, listen to podcasts, watch useful YouTube videos, anything that will encourage you to chase your dreams. Remember, yes you’re going after your dreams and trying to achieve success, but that doesn’t mean you have to go at it alone.

Justin Su’a

Justin Su’a is a mental skills coach, author, and speaker. His clients perform in the NFL, MLB, U.S. Military, Olympics, and Dancing with the Stars.

Justin talks about the importance of using time-outs when you’re on your journey to success. You can be so caught up in the moment that ten years go by without you even stopping and taking a breath. It’s easy to get enthralled by the journey. Time-outs help you check back in with reality. Sometimes, when you’re working so hard, you can forget why you’re working so hard in the first place. Taking a time-out will allow you to realize why you’re working so hard and what you’re achieving success for.

When you feel an emotion coming on that you’re not used to, take a time-out. Life is not simple, it can get hectic when you expect it the least. Take a time-out to de-stress and if needed give yourself time off. Do whatever it takes to make sure you get yourself centered.

As you will have noticed with the five performance coaches mentioned, their way to reach success differs from one another. Achieving success isn’t a one-step formula. You may take an idea from one coach and compound it with another. Whatever way you choose to pursue success in your life, make sure you’re choosing a path you love and not a path someone chose for you! Opinions expressed here by Contributors are their own.

Trevor Oldham

Trevor isn’t your typical 19-year-old. When most other’s his age are out partying, Trevor is growing his businesses, Trevor James Products and Become The Lion. He never preferred the life of the average person, always wanting more and to prove people wrong. Shortly after his 19th birthday he received his real estate license and is in the process of finishing his first fiction novel. Trevor see’s no dream or goal that is unattainable.