Now I’m fortunate enough to actually be a mentor and coach to some of the best life coaches in the world. Now people as me, why would you coach coaches, why do they have a coach? Well of course, if you are a coach you need a mentor. You need somebody else to keep you accountable and to coach you and to raise the bar. I have coaches myself and mentors as well, but the point is when I was talking to one of these coaches, this is a woman who trains people at the highest levels, and I asked her, how are things going?
This is a topic around business, and a topic I’ve had several times in the last week when I’m talking to business owners about their business model and how they actually want to get out of their business so they can become the authors of their own story. Oftentimes what happens is a business owner’s building the business as a solopreneur and they surround themselves by key people, yet they haven’t been able to take themselves out of the business. In fact, even a worst case scenario, they branded their business around their skill sets and about their name. Now their business is synonymous with them.
When I first started coaching people professionally, I was lucky enough to get a couple of clients at the high-end level right away. Now, these are people that came in from a natural network, people had heard about me and knew just kind of what I’ve been doing and what I’ve been up to in my own personal life as well as my business career. But what always perplexed me why weren’t more people reaching out to me? Why weren’t people reaching out to me to get resources, to get information, I mean I put in my 10,000 hours way over 10,000 ago. In other words, I had all the education, experience and I was ready to help millions of people, I was just waiting for them to knock on the door.
Today I had a conversation with the team members of one of my businesses. This was the leadership team for one of my marketing agencies. We meet each and every week, and one of the things that I told them, and I was upset. I was laying into them because I thought we were playing small. I thought us as a whole entire team weren’t living up to our potential, and I was actually really upset.