Put Me in Coach
Put me in Coach, I’m ready to play. You’ve heard the song. You also know that singers have vocal coaches. Athletes have several coaches for various skills. Many naturally talented people employ coaches, but why? Why would you pay someone to coach you on something that comes naturally? To be better. There is ALWAYS room for improvement. There is ALWAYS something new to learn. Coaches can bring new perspective and save you from yourself when needed.
I have been using a business coach since 2013. Her name is Michelle, which makes it convenient when I have an premature senior moment! She is my biggest cheerleader. She encourages when needed. She sets me straight when needed. She makes sure I am doing the activities that I need to do in order to reach my goals and helps keep me on track. She has contests with me because she knows I am competitive and she helps keep me motivated when I have had a particularly difficult day, week or month. She shares a lot of books and articles with me that are appropriate for me at the time. I remember one time, in particular, when I sat in my car crying (it takes a lot to make me cry – unless it is an animal story) while she made me read Negative vs Positive phrases because I felt like a failure and wanted to give up. It would have taken me a lot longer to get out of the place I was in, mentally, and perhaps would have had a very different outcome if I hadn’t had her to lean on.
Most of us have friends that we can go to when we are having a bad day or a business associate whom we can ask for advice. I have learned that they are not always there for you. They don’t always have your best interest in mind and even sometimes, they don’t want to see you succeed. A mentor or a coach gets paid to do all these things. If you succeed, they succeed. If you are stuck or if you know you have some unlocked potential, I encourage you to look into a business coach. Find one that fits your personality and one that will challenge you to be better.
Here is a shameless plug for mine (I promise, she doesn’t know I’m doing this):
Michelle Froedge is a residential Realtor and Principal Broker in the Greater Nashville and Williamson County areas of Tennessee. “Mom” to four-legged fur baby, Tyler, Auntie to Zelamie, she is a vegetarian and sings in her spare time. Michelle has lived in Nashville and Franklin since 1997 and has been selling homes since 2004.