It is unfortunate that I still hear some say they don’t need a coach to help them reach their goals. My response is always, “You need a coach in your corner.” Why? A coach is someone who can objectively access where you are, where you want to go and the best way to get there efficiently.
Ball players are paid millions for their talent to win games. Their coaches are paid well to help the player be their best. Why wouldn’t you do the same for yourself?
Let’s take the boxer as another example. At the end of each round he retires to his corner. His coach tells him how he is doing, lets him know what he still needs to do if he wants to win. Knowing that these million dollar earners have a coach in their corner, how can we still resist having someone who can have our backs, as well?
Sports is not the only arena for a coach, however. Nearly everyone can benefit from a coach, still too few take advantage of one. It’s as if those special few have discovered the “secret:” a coach can make you better at what you do, how you interact with people, how much you can achieve, one how much money you can make. Aunt Susie, Uncle Richie and Mom and Dad are rarely going to be the objective resource you need for success. They are too close to you and will always see you from a specific, subjective, perspective. That is not to negate their importance in helping to provide guidance. But in all probability, you are ready to step up your game.
What can a coach provide you? Let’s review how a coach can be a valuable part of your game plan to reach your goals and dreams—to make your vision a reality. (And if you don’t have a vision, they will help you develop that, too.)
2. Accountability and focus.
3. Alleviates stress.
4. Boost your confidence.
5. Highlights your talents and brings out the best in you, improving what you have and helping you change direction if needed.
6. Helps you reinforce your commitment.
7. Helps you align your priorities.
8. Improve growth and provide direction.
9. Accelerate your success rate.
As you can see from the list, coaching is all about making you better: better in life, better at your job, better in health and better in relationships. Recognize the value that coaching can give you.
Admittedly, you should choose your coach carefully. This is an important step and should not be taken lightly. This person can have a major impact on your life. Choose a coach whose style you are comfortable with and who you can trust.
Don’t deny yourself what the top CEOs, the most productive entrepreneurs and the best in sports all have: a coach in their corner.
Need help getting it done? Reach out to me, I’m here to help.
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