Ways to distinguish yourself – #17 Engage with a coach

Let me see. What I really mean is we should seriously engage with one
or more mentors or coaches for our life and business. Sports people
have figured this out long back. It works and we just have to
experience it to believe it.

In my last post, I talked about the need to ask the right questions.
The right coaches are great at doing that. I have three mentors/coaches
and I am fortunate to have been associated with them for years. 
Every interaction I have had with a coach has been fascinating to say
the least. Many times the the issue that I started the discussion with is not even the real issue that I was supposed to address. Coaches are great at getting to the bottom of things by asking the right questions.

The beauty of a good coaching relationship is that coaches have no
agenda of their own in this relationship except to make us more
effective. If you observe any other relationship, there are multiple
agendas at play.

Many of my friends who were skeptics and cynical about what a coach
could do to their life today say that the relationship with the coach
has made a significant impact on their lives.

Once again, this is one of the long term projects that you should undertake. Although possible, don’t expect to see instant results the day you have a meeting with your new coach. It takes a long time, but the rewards are sweet and substantial.