Episode 503 – Do You Need to Hire a Coach for Your Cleaning Company?
False Belief: All successful people are good coaches.
False Belief: The best way to learn is to make more mistakes.
False Belief: The reasons I’ve failed in coaching before is the coach sucked.
That said, that’s a disempowering position. We want to make sure we OWN our side of the street. The coach needs to have good information, tell experience, and then pass that info on. So many people don’t EXECUTE what the coach is doing or recommending.
Here’s a little story to help break down this concept: An old wise man is sitting at a crossroads. A traveler comes to the crossroads trying to decide to go to the town on the left or the town on the right. He asks the old man “Do you know the town on the left? How are the people?” The old man responds with “First tell me, how were people in town you came from? The traveler responds “Oh they were terrible, rotten people!” The old man responds I’m sorry you’re going to find the same type of people in the town on the left. Discouraged, the traveler moves on to the town on the right. Now a second traveler approaches the old man and asks the same exact question about the town on the left and the wise man gives the same response asking traveler number two about the town he came from. Traveler two responds with “Oh, the people in the town I came from were amazing and best people in the world!” The old man responds “Well you’ll be happy to know that the people in the town to left are amazing as well!” The second traveler proceeds to the town on the left. Moral of the story: it’s the attitude WE bring to the relationship with the coach!