I used to be a pretty bad coach. I would go around in circles, making the same mistakes over and over again. I would feel like I was a bad coach because I was so busy trying to make a bunch of excuses and not being able to do what I wanted to do. I would look around my office and see the piles of paper, notes, and notes about what I wanted to do, and see that I couldn’t do it.
My life has totally changed since I got a coach to help me with my personal and professional life. I used to be self-obsessed, and I didn’t care about anything apart from getting it right. It was a constant battle to not let my ego get in the way of making a good decision. Now I can focus on what I want and not focus on the things that are annoying me.
I think coaching is the ultimate career, and maybe if you are the type of person who gets all the perks, you do work that makes you feel like you are doing something important.
The main purpose of coaching is to give you the confidence to keep your own good judgment and integrity. A lot of people I know who have coaching jobs have been successful on a personal level. I’m not saying that because I’m a good coach, but I’m saying that if I had a problem with somebody who was screwing up their life in the past, I would be more than happy to fix it.
It’s not all about the perks though. A lot of coaches get that thrill and sense of accomplishment from being able to help people get better. To that end, we’ll be running a webinar, “The Benefits of Coaching the Successful”, that will cover the benefits of coaching the successful. Our goal is to inspire you to apply the coaching you have already been doing to your life to work with a coach who can help you get to the next level.
So why is coaching so beneficial to people? Because it is so rewarding and gratifying. The rewards are huge, but to be able to help people get to the next level is also great. The rewards come in the form of a feeling of pride, a sense of accomplishment, and of being part of a family of people who care about each other. At the same time there is also a risk attached to coaching as the only way you can achieve the results you want.
The fact is that when you are on autopilot for so long that you forget you’re on autopilot, your brain starts to get stuck. It’s like “Man, I need to try this!”, which only happens once a day. The more time you spend on autopilot, the more your brain starts to get stuck.
The most common theme of my experience has been the absence of the “real”. I think that the lack of real life in terms of actual life and personal responsibility is what drove us to build this house. The real life is in your head (or in the world around you) and your self-interest. It’s almost like you have an idea about how much you want to spend on your own things.
The real world is not the one you created in your head. The real life is the real one, the one that you are actually living. And that is the one we want our computer to have. Your job is to make the real world real for you. Even if you have a super-detailed spreadsheet of your spending habits, you only have a fraction of the real world that is right in front of you.
The next step for a coach is to realize that they are not in your head. They are not even in your life. They are in your computer. You are the coach, and you are in the real world.