How do you go from good to great? In the book “Good to Great,” Jim Collins states that it is largely a matter of conscious choice and discipline.
Most great performers – athletes, business executives, charity foundations – they all receive guidance from a board or a coach.
If you’re reading this blog then it’s likely that you’re someone who likes to achieve, but do you also like to accept guidance? Is it important to you to figure things out on your own? Do you think it’s weak to ask for help or take advice and counsel from others?
If you’re considering coaching as a way to help you get you where you want to go, inside the specific timeframe you have set for yourself, these are the questions you need to ask yourself.
One of the important distinctions to make is the difference between training and coaching. Training is about learning and coaching is about implementation.
Coaching is popular in many areas of life, including sports and business. Coaching is an outside perspective for how to see yourself and the options before you on the continuum towards achieving your goals.
We see ourselves from the inside out. Coaches see us from the outside IN. Coaches listen to our thought process, and compare where we are to where we want to go. Coaches can help us see what we cannot see alone!
Most real estate coaches have new clients complete self-assessments on a variety of topics: a personality profile, personal and business goals, financial well-being and current challenges.
Your 30 to 60-minute coaching session will be a combination of pre-work/homework review, specialized steps to create progress, and commitment to further action – i.e. what comes next.
In my coaching practice, it’s important to me that clients get the solutions they need, the development they crave and the uplifting support that is unique to the relationship you have with your real estate coach.
To choose the coach that’s right for you, ask the following questions in your free consultation (most coaches offer a free 15 to 60-minute coaching consultation to see if you’re a match):
– How do you conduct your sessions?
– Is there a particular method of coaching you follow?
– How long do you typically work with clients?
– What are your rates (fees)?
Choose a coach that you believe will give you the direction and support you need. Having a strong foundation is crucial to long term success.
There’s a story in the NY Times about a world champion tennis player who trained and worked closely with a coach for many years. Once he achieved the biggest goals he had set for himself, he fired his coach.
He had made it! Why did he need coaching anymore? Right?
In his case, no. It turned out to be the wrong decision. He suffered injuries and his skills and abilities diminished. He could no longer reach the level of success he had previously achieved, and it was years before he won another tournament.
Where are you on your journey toward reaching your goals? What methods are you open to in order to create a breakthrough? Is real estate coaching right for you?