Trusting your Coach

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Being coached is much like following google maps. Before you start your course you input the address to determine the fastest route to your destination.

Google maps most likely gives you three options to your destination and suggests a best/recommended route to get there in a timely manner. Occasionally the fastest route also has heavy traffic, but in the beginning you believe based on the other options it’s still the best way.

So, you happily start off on your way. However along the way, you run into that traffic that was predicted.

Forgetting that this is the fastest route, you immediately start looking for an alternate route or to exit on a side street and begin pioneering your own way. Why?

Has that ever happened to you?

The same is true for coaching. You may have met with your coach and outlined a plan for success. However, once the road to success seems to be slower than you anticipated, you begin looking for an alternate route. Something that seems to get you to your destination faster. But what you must understand is that our coach has viewed the roadmap already, and they know that following this path is the fastest route. Trust your coach, trust the process!

Monitoring Your Course

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I ran into a friend tonight and we were talking about the idea of mentally owning the place where you are in your business and the journey of where you’re going. As business owners and professionals, we have to monitor our course, not just set our goals.

For example, you may hImageave a goal of being the #1 salesperson in your industry. However, along the path of becoming the #1 salesperson, you begin cutting corners; your personality changes; you’re working longer hours and seeing your family less. Although you may be close to obtaining your goal, is this the way you wanted to achieve it?

That is the idea of monitoring your course while working toward your goals. Setting goals is one of the top ways to ensure that you will reach a destination. Monitoring your course is a sure way to make sure that you don’t violate other things you believe in on your way to success.

One of the speeches that I gave to my real estate team frequently was, “As we are on our way to #1, let’s not arrive at that destination over weight, unhappy or compromising other goals in our lives.” To me, being #1 would have been great, but not at the expense of other things that are also important.

Can you do it all? No, but you can do your most important things well. Zig Ziglar had a teaching about goal setting and your life wheel. On the inside of the wheel (circle) there were spokes with the words: physical, family, mental, financial, spiritual, career, and personal. On each spoke you are to imagine a number line 1-10 (1 is very poor and 10 is outstanding) and you are to place a dot on the line of where you are concerning that particular subject. Then you were to make a circle connecting the dots from each area. And then he would ask the question, “How Smooth is Your Ride?”

The idea is if you were scored a 10 in physical but a 1 or 2 in everything else, your life wheel ride would be bumpy. The goal is not perfect 10’s all around, even though that would be amazing ,it’s not realistic. The idea is that you would perform better in each area because you’re aware of where you are concerning that area. That’s the goal: awareness!