Who Needs A Coach Anyways
P2L might be your own ‘coach’ in the form of a company that has developed courses and theories about people having the ability to stay at home and to learn what matters to them.
However, when it comes to the controversial question of who needs a coach, it’s pretty important to take your career into account, with respect to your own experiences, your knowledge, and your ability to adapt and evolve.
Firstly, I like coaches.
However, the question is based on your perspective.
Reading through the question, one might think that this would be based on years and years of experience in the business world. From someone who could be independent and have the capacity to work on their craft without a coach.
At the same time, different thinking applies when it comes to reading the question between the lines with the understanding that there might be some irony in the question.
The false and inaccurate assumption is that often heard these days: that you don’t need school, or someone as your daily coach in life, to achieve whatever you want on your own.
But let me tell you, the business world is different than the world of populist theory.
Coaches – P2L Perspective
Regardless of the fact that this particular question of coaching can be viewed from two different perspectives, the answer to each perspective is the same.
Therefore, this text takes both sides into consideration and serves to provide the best answer for each of them. The answer is based on values and foundational learning knowledge.
Always keep in mind that the purpose of our company is making you better, by skills transfer, to improve your business portfolio and your career.
Who Needs a Coach Anyway? — Literal Question
When it comes to this being a literal question, this sparks a different type of discussion. It’s based on personal values in combination with the experiences and the knowledge of the individual.
You may find business people who have been in business for ten years searching for a business coach. They have acquired various diplomas, completed multiple courses online, and have developed a company or created it from scratch. There are a few things that a coach would say that they would be unaware of. And yet they would seek out the advice of a coach to help them get to the next level of business. What got them here, to their current level will not get them there – to where they want to be. Therefore, they need a coach to help them make it happen.
This is not only due to their experience or lack of experience.
It’s also because, throughout all these years of work, successes, and failures, they know what the necessary skills are to reach a business their size, but will need new skills to scale the business to an even larger organization.
Who Needs a Coach Anyway? — Ironically
To be honest with you, not my favorite conversation to have.
What’s not awesome, however, is thinking that you know everything there is to know about running your business, and being unaware of the work that coaches do, and how they can help you.
It’s one thing to be knowledgeable about what you cannot do, and being self-aware, and to persevere enough to learn on your own and, if needed, to hire a coach. But it’s another thing to adopt a closed mindset that there is nothing more to learn, or to make the assumption that you know more about growing a business than coaches who have been doing that for their entire careers.
In the same tone, I would caution individuals who are just getting started in business from thinking that they can be as successful as Grant Cardone or Tony Robbins in their first 2 years.
Having set an unrealistic goal, they will be putting themselves in a position of over-working, without a specific goal or a specific direction for their business.
Not only would this approach lead to unrealistic ambitions and wrong assumptions, but a good coach would help steer them toward an achievable objective, with reasonable results while teaching that individual how to conduct their business properly.
It’s a troubling business world we live in. Success doesn’t only come from 15-20 hours of working every single day.
Success comes from working hard, but it also comes from applying the values and techniques, which will help you work smart, and be more efficient.
This applies to every aspect of life. What does having a PhD at 25 mean, if you don’t know how to apply it?
All the degrees in the world want help you, unless you have a clear vision of the future, and you learn to leverage the resources at your disposal to grow and improve. And that starts with finding a good coach and being humble enough to listen to them, and follow their advice.