Real Talk…

Why did you hire a coach if you were going to do what you wanted to do anyway?

If you’ve hired a coach but find yourself still following your own path, it’s a crucial time to pause and reflect. Why? Because you might be the reason you’re not making progress. Yes, that might sting a bit, but it’s an essential realization.

A great coach is more than just a mentor or advisor. They are there to help you stay focused on the right things long enough to achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself. They bring clarity, direction, and, often, a much-needed external perspective to your journey. But here’s the catch: their effectiveness relies heavily on your willingness to listen, absorb, and act on their advice.

If you find yourself constantly chasing shiny objects, being swayed by every new idea or trend that crosses your path, it’s time to reevaluate. Ask yourself: Are my actions aligning with the guidance and strategies that my coach and I have agreed upon? Am I deviating from the plan without good reason? It’s easy to get distracted, to lose focus, especially in a world filled with endless opportunities and possibilities. But remember, focus is key to achieving meaningful progress.

Being coachable isn’t just about showing up for sessions and nodding along. It’s about being open, willing to challenge your preconceptions, and ready to make changes – even uncomfortable ones. It’s about trust and collaboration. Your coach brings expertise and experience, but ultimately, the success of this partnership hinges on your commitment to the process.

So, if you’re in a coaching relationship, take a moment to reflect on how you’re engaging with it. Are you giving it your all? Are you genuinely open to the advice and direction provided? Or are you holding back, clinging to familiar paths and habits that haven’t served you well?

Remember, hiring a coach is a step toward growth and change. It’s a commitment to your development and success. Let’s honor that commitment by being truly coachable, by aligning our actions with our goals, and by embracing the guidance we sought out. 

And, if you are a coach yourself, feel free to take this and share it with your clients who are going rogue. I had to share this with one of my clients today 🙂


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