I was in a meeting the other day and the topic of conversation
centered around the word “Coaches” and do people really need to
have a coach for their business, even for their life. You know
how it is today, with all of this easy access to information
right here on our fingertips, whatever question or issue we may
come across, the solution can easily be found on the internet;
Think Ask Jeeves!
Well the answer to the question, do we really need to have a coach,
is quite simple and that would be a resounding Yes, we need Coaches!
You can never underestimate the value of what a coach can bring
to the table. When I hear the word coach, be it at the business
table or on the playing field, my two high school coaches come
to mind because they were both 2 strong men in their own way and
for the time period that they were coaching at our school, they
influenced thousands of both men and women in a positive manner.
I could go on and on about their words of wisdom, their toughness,
their training regimes, etc… but the one lesson that I will use
for this post and how a coach can help us in business, is with
Those 2 coaches were big and mean from a physical standpoint and
they made sure to throw everything but the kitchen sink at us to
make us ready for any undertaking. Keep in mind that this was
during a time when discipline was in full effect with the paddle
and other disciplinarian methods were used; before all of these,
in my humble opinion, “wussy” laws and protective measures were
adopted to protect from harsh and extreme methods of getting a
player in line.
Everyday was different with these two coaches because they would
constantly test us and come up with things to either break us
down or make us tougher. Some days they would have us running wind
sprints and would turn their backs away from us, continue blowing
the whistle for us to keep running and totally ignore our heavy
breathing and growling. Other days they would have us practice
certain plays over and over until we could run it in our sleep.
Have us run and get almost to the finish line and stop us and
tell us to do it over.
Now you see, this was mental abuse at it’s finest! Yes these two
men were my favorite coaches but I can tell you from the heart
that during some of those days, I was angry and wanted to give them
a piece of my mind. I said that I was angry, not CRAZY!! There were
times that my teammates and I disliked these guys from the core
during some of these days however we didn’t quit!
No matter how tough those days were, no matter how hot, dry and
dusty those field conditions were, we knew that these two coaches
were winners and we wanted to be a part of that winning culture no
matter what it took.
It doesn’t matter if our business is online or offline, we as
entrepreneurs know that each and everyday, we will get the kitchen
sink and everything else thrown at us to try and distract us from
our goals. Create some ads for Craigslist, then your ad gets ghosted.
Record and publish some videos and Youtube shuts down your channel.
Get a couple of sales in the morning and then a few chargebacks in
the evening. On and on and if you are weak and not mentally
tough enough to deal with it, then you get mad, quit and
then comment how the internet business model doesn’t work.
A good coach can see our blind-spotsÂ and be objective
about our strengths and weaknesses.Â They can come in and help you get past yourself and these
distractions and get you back on your journey. Many times we are in the
trenches and too close to our situation to see the big picture. A good
coach will be upfront and tell you that things will not be easy, they will
let you know that you will have to push yourself harder than you ever been
pushed before. A good coach will make you mad, may even call you out and
do all they can to get you to perform at your best.
There are times when a good coach will give you words of comfort,
words of motivation to uplift and encourage you. So, evaluate your
business and where you are and areas where you are trying to grow to
and find a coach or a mastermind group that you can align with to take
your business to the next level.
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