Seth Godin talks about how 90% of coaching is really self-coaching. That’s true whether you have a good coach, a lousy coach, or use self-help, friends and the media as a coach.
All a good coach does is supply, in one place and in a condensed form, what you could manage to get, piece by piece, from your own sources. What a bad coach does is send you on paths that you eventually discover are heading in the wrong direction, or no direction that’s useful. From a bad coach, you learn a lot about what not to do.
Either way, once you get the nuggets, the rest is up to you: digesting what you’ve learned and then applying it to whatever problem – or challenge – is in front of you.
Eventually, that learning becomes automatic – becomes your own inner voice of wisdom – and serves as the growing bedrock of knowledge and knowhow for increasingly complex problems and challenges.
It’s a great way to learn and grow your coach within!
Building Your Inner Coach – Bret Ledbetter
Quote of the Week
“Taking personal accountability is a beautiful thing because it gives us complete control of our destinies.”
― Heather Schuck, The Working Mom Manifesto
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