A new year means fresh beginnings—an opportunity to start over or plot a new course. Chances are you have some goals or resolutions at the forefront of your mind. You feel energized and motivated. Perhaps you have a solid plan in place to ensure your success. Right now, the momentum is with you. However, in a few short weeks, it will become easy to lose sight of these goals. Life will get in the way and you may become preoccupied with everyday distractions. You will run low on time and energy. Before you know it, six months will have passed and you will be wondering what happened. What happened to your motivation? What happened to that drive to succeed? What happened to all of the steps you were going to take to ensure this year would be different?
Don’t fall into the same trap in 2018. Make this year different than all the others. If you want to maintain your momentum long after the excitement of the new...
One might assume that a coach would have all the answers—that a person who coaches others to a level of peak performance has it all figured out. However, coaches are not perfect. We’re human beings who operate exactly like our clients. We have fears, insecurities, stories, and limiting beliefs. Consider professional athletes. Though they are at the top of their game and may be the best in the world at their sport, they continue to rely on a coach to guide and advise them.
Truthfully, as coaches, we benefit from coaching just like everyone else. In fact, we know the value of coaching even more so because we have experienced first-hand what it is like to transform people’s lives. We know what is possible through working with a coach and just like our clients, we too want to get to that next level as a result of such a partnership.
The bottom line is that if you’re a coach, you absolutely must have a coach of your own. Here’s why:
A SECOND SET OF EYES
Just a couple of weeks ago, I was involved in a serious car accident. It was an incredibly frightening experience, but thankfully no one was seriously injured. However, in just a matter of moments, my circumstances were changed in a significant way. This is life, isn’t it? You can have an established plan in mind, you are ready to take action, and then…something unexpected. In my case, it was this car accident. That morning began like any other. My schedule was filled with client coaching sessions and other meetings, yet it all suddenly had to take a backseat to the current crisis.
Just a few days ago, I learned that the car insurance company had classified my brand new car as totaled from the accident. Not good. However, now I get to shop for another new car. Much better, wouldn’t you say?
First you’re down, then you’re up. Then you’re down again, and in just a short amount of time, you’re back on top. Life is known for its ups and downs....