Myth or truth: Professionals don’t need help because they are professionals?
This is common myth.
It’s understandable why people fool themselves into thinking this. If you’re such an expert in your area why would you need the help of someone else…you know it all already!
That’s just not how it works.
Here’s Eric Schmidt, Google’s former CEO on coaches:
Almost every expert in the world has a mentor or coach of some kind.
I know business consultants making millions of dollars every year that can’t talk highly enough about their own coaches!
These are coaches that have coaches!
Everyone can benefit from a support network. There is always something you can learn from others that have experience.
That’s because we all have different experiences.
Two highly skilled strategists will have slightly different skill sets, will have worked with different clients, and will have different experiences that they’ve gone through.
Sometimes you’ll sit down with your mentor or coach and talk to them about an issue you’re having. It could be about a challenging client situation, the trouble you’re having landing new clients, or dealing with a proposal you’re working on.
You’ve been having a lot of trouble with the issue. You see some solutions but you’re not sure which would be the best one to go with.
You talk with your coach and something magical happens. He explains the issues in a different way. He talks about the options with a slightly different angle to them. He suggests different approaches.
Now it all makes sense.
That’s what a support network is for. That’s how a coach can help you.
You don’t have to do everything yourself.
Achieving success in this business isn’t easy.
It becomes a lot easier when you have people there to help you.
Regardless of your current level of success and experience, getting help can make all the difference.
Getting help doesn’t show your lack of smarts, it demonstrates how smart you are!
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