I’ve long been an advocate of coaching, after all I am one. I believe If there is something that is important to you and you want to know how to do it or feel like you can improve on what you are doing then seek out someone who knows how to get the results you are looking for.
It doesn’t necessarily have to be someone who is a professional in the field you are interested. Here’s why; while these people may be accomplished in their field of expertise, they simply may not be good teachers. Coaches are trained to help you get the best from yourself and focus on goals and how to attain them.
I’ve told you before that I am a lover of magic, am a member of the world Famous Magic Castle and get to perform at parties every so often. There is a certain effect that I am working on for an upcoming party and found myself struggling in so many ways. The trick is not a particularly difficult one, but I was making it a lot harder than it was, so I looked for a coach.
There is a local magic store in my area and the owner is a professional magician as well as a shop owner and also offers magic lessons, in essence a coach, so I booked an hour with him. We spent time,one on one, on my specific goal which was to learn and perform this effect with ease. I had 100% of his attention and he worked with me, on how to hold the cards, how to stand and on my coordination, and literally simplified the trick by 50% for me in just one hour! I recorded our session so I would be able to refer to it as I practiced, and now I can hardly wait to perform the new member of my repertoire. Still, there is more practicing to do.
Coaching doesn’t have to go on for months if you don’t want it to, sometimes all you need is a few meetings or so. I’ve also learned not to focus on the cost but rather what the results and the experience will be. That’s what I think it is all about, to get the most out of our lives. If I may offer a suggestion, if there is something you want to learn or improve on, it may be work related like improving yourself professionally or starting your own business, or on a personal level like being happier or finding a relationship or improving your health and fitness, or educational such as finding the right college or university, there is a coach for you. You just have to decide on what is important to you and what you want and then be proactive about it. I encourage you to do so, life is short, don’t settle.
That’s it for now. Abracadabra…Poof, I’m gone.