How Winners Win More
Do you feel like your success is missing something? Is it missing elements to make it easier, faster, and more enjoyable? Have you ever wondered if you should have a coach — a business coach, life coach or results coach?
The following article answers the question: What makes a coach great and suitable for you? As an additional value add, I’m including three complimentary books you must read at the bottom of this blog.
For decades I’ve been fascinated by how a person decides in their self-talk how much advice they should seek to reach the next level.
By the way…
Are you a next level player?
A few years back, I authored one of my favorite books, Advice Matters. In essence, the book’s message is yes, advice matters a ton. Take advice from those who have done it, are doing it, or both, based on what you want and need.
Coaching is the second of the six resources for getting extraordinary results discussed in Advice Matters. If you want to be intentional here, you’ll need to find the very best coach for you. People often ask me how to do that, and that’s what this section is all about.
Let’s start with a few main qualities I suggest you look for in a coach. You want to find:
- a coach who shares your values (which is the minimum threshold)
- a coach who has done or is doing what you want.
- a coach who has made and learned from mistakes along the way and is willing to share those mistakes with you so you can avoid the same pitfalls
- an extraordinary coach has a proven set of tools and best practices and a Rolodex of connections for opening doors or obtaining information.
Our thinking is “Experientia docet,” Latin for “experience is the best teacher”. Personally, I’ve experienced a great deal. I’ve made and lost millions. I’ve learned a ton of what to do and, through experience, plenty of what not to do. I get to share all this with my clients and partners, living and doing what I love daily.
Experientia docet: “experience is the best teacher”
Do you have the right advisors on your life team?
(See Lesson 20 from RESULTS Faster for a refresher on life teams).
I recently published another little book called Are You Coachable? It includes an assessment (pages 24-26) strategically designed to help determine how coachable the reader is. I’ve included a complimentary downloadable copy for you to read, take the assessment, and share with a few colleagues who are high achievers like yourself.
Note: Are You Coachable also quickly explains my model on impactful advice and strategic remembering.