I’ve heard most of the naysaying about business coaching by now…
The cost of a business coach isn’t worth the outcome! The opinion of a business coach may differ widely from mine and, don’t forget, I’m the boss!! I’m already in the top one-percent of my industry, no business coach can help me improve that!!! At this stage in my career, I’ve forgotten more than any business coach will ever know!!!!
Perhaps not surprisingly, the above comments are frequently voiced by prosperous white-collar types, as well as unparalleled leaders in their respective industries. And while I wouldn’t dare outright dismiss them — these opinions aren’t just valuable, but largely earned — I cannot help but draw a direct parallel to professional sports.
From baseball, basketball and football to boxing, golf and tennis, competitors at the highest levels in each are really no different than your average top-earning executive, real estate agent, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, tech titan or what have you. Yes, they were blessed with otherworldly physical gifts, but the fact remains that once they ascend to the foremost echelons of their chosen game — make no mistake — they transform into every bit as much a calculating businessman or woman as elite athlete.
And do you think the first think these sporting icons do once it becomes clear they’ve reached the peak of their powers — sitting on multi-million dollar contracts and endorsement deals — is suddenly fire their trainers? Or take on the attitude that there’s nothing more for them to improve upon or achieve? That they’ve reached the summit and the bottom will never fall out?
Or, rather, do you reckon they realize the value of their brand and only pledge to keep getting better? What’s more, to sustain their triumph? After all, like any of the top-earning executives, real estate agents, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, tech titans and the like that I cited earlier, the continued success of these competitors is every bit as tied to their ongoing job performance. And if the results begin to diminish, guess what? So do the paydays.
So why is it then that so many in the latter camp — the majority of which who were also mentored once upon a time — seem to believe that once they’ve risen to the top, there is nothing more they can learn or be taught?
No matter what stage your enterprise is at, a business coach can make you work harder and progress faster than you would on your own. They can provide you both the tools and perspective you require to go from point A to point B, even if you’ve already made that trip several times over.
With a business coach, you’ll go outside your comfort zone. You’ll get personal attention from someone who knows the business inside and out. You will finally have someone who isn’t afraid of correcting you. Learn how to make your ideas a reality. Gain a needed confidante. Your networking opportunities will skyrocket. You’ll make more money. Develop self-confidence. Hear unbiased opinions. And best of all, you’ll be accountable for what really matters — and whatever you may or may not have lost sight of along the way.
Throughout my 12 years in the business, I’ve enlisted 4 coaches to assist me in achieving more. 2 of those coaches were Life Coaches and they improved my life and my success drastically. What I learned from them was paramount to my happiness and, as a result, increased my success. They helped me uncover my strengths and values and my ability to ensure I maintained strong boundaries in staying true to them every day – in my personal life and my professional life.
You see, as a Realtor, our personal and professional lives are one in the same; the lines are very blurred, so once I figured that out and became clear on who I was and who I wanted to be, my business (and overall happiness) nearly doubled. Once you establish your own personal goals, your business goals follow suit.
This is the mistake most Realtors make – they focus way too much on the monetary business goals and skip over the personal stuff. My coaching is different – we must start from within then your business success follows.
It all goes to suggest that while you may not want a coach, having one is probably something you need. Let’s schedule a call to get to know each other and see how I can help you achieve more.