One day, I finally got it.
I am a coach, and next, I thought… What is a coach?
A coach is a person who is your friend, someone who really cares about you.
A coach is committed to helping you be the best that you can be. A coach will challenge you, not let you off the hook. Coaches have knowledge and experience because they have been there before. They are not any better than the people they are coaching. Understanding and knowing this to be true, took away my need to have to be perfect for the people I was teaching. In fact, the people I coach may have natural abilities superior to mine. But because coaches have concentrated their power in a particular area for years, they can teach you one or two distinctions that can immediately transform your performance in a matter of moments.
Coaches can teach you new information, new strategies and skills.
They show you how to get measurable results. Sometimes a coach does not even teach you something new, but they remind you of what you need to do at just the right moment and they push you to do it.
Everyone needs a coach!
I help to coach people on how to achieve what they really want more quickly and more easily. And everyone needs a coach, whether its a top-level executive, a graduate student, a homemaker, a homeless person, or the president of the United States!
As soon as I started using this metaphor, it immediately changed the way I felt about myself. I felt less stressed, more relaxed, and closer to people. I didn’t have to be perfect or better. I began to have more fun, and my impact on people multiplied manifold.