Michael Jordan. Tom Brady. Serena Williams. Simone Biles. The list goes on. All the best in their respective fields. All of them have a coach. Often multiple coaches. Why? Because they all understand that a coach can see things they cannot. It’s their job to not just see your blind spot, but also help you find a way to overcome them.
So why are we all so reluctant to get one? Cost? Maybe. In my experience, it’s often 1 of 3 things: 1) ego, 2) we don’t know what we don’t know, 3) value.
Many of us had coaches as kids in sports. Maybe we had a drama or theater “teacher” which was really just a coach in disguise. So our experience with coaches largely depends on our experiences with those coaches.
We also like to think of ourselves as smart. Smart enough to figure it out on your own. And often, we’re right. But having a coach isn’t about figuring it out. It’s about improving yourself. And that takes the humility to admit we don’t (and can’t) know it all.
We need an outside set of eyes. Ones that see what we can’t see. You know, the whole “we don’t know what we don’t know”. A coach can help us improve by seeing the areas that are actually holding us back as opposed to the ones we think are holding us back.
Having a coach means being so hungry for improvement, goal achievement, and success in something, we’re willing to put our ego in the back seat to make room for a coach.
It’s also about value…or perceived value anyway. Many of us have such strong egos, we don’t see the value of a coach. Others have had such bad experiences with coaches in the past, we just don’t see that it’s worth it.
Here’s what I’ve learned; a good coach is like a good barber. When you find one, it’s worth every dollar to go back as often as possible. But you will likely have to go thru several bad or maybe just okay ones before you find a good one.
The other thing I’ve learned; good coaches are like good tattoos. Good ones aren’t cheap and cheap ones aren’t good. Now, I’m not saying to go and break the bank, but you need to find a coach that values themselves enough to charge a fair rate for their time, experience, knowledge, and education. If they don’t respect themselves, it will be tough for them to help you find success.
But, let’s be real. This is about fitness coaching right? Let me leave you with this; if you could hit your fitness, health, wellness, and weight loss goals without a coach, you would have by now.
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