Most people want to get ahead in life, but struggle to cut through the noise and escape competition. What’s holding them back?
Many smart professionals—like you—never got the memo and missed out on an important secret about how to get ahead in life. They take classes, attend training, and move from one job to the next, but still cannot become a thought leader in their field. What’s the secret?
A Chinese proverb says, “A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.”
“What does that mean?” you may ask.
The answer? You should join professional associations, learn from experts, and get your own coach to show you the way instead of relying on personal experience and boring training.
Working with a coach saves time, resources, and lots of trouble figuring out key insights and strategies you can access and utilize immediately. That is the best way to fast-track your learning and mastery in your field.
Excellent coaches teach how to get ahead in life
Do you know champions who have no coach? Let that sink in.
Champs and executives work with coaches and mentors instead of spending time and energy on average training. Let’s face it. Olympic-level athletes can get only so good through their own efforts. To reach the pinnacle, they work with coaches.
Here’s the ultimate secret. Getting your own career coach will give you an edge over most competitors. How so? Most employees don’t even know they need one. Keep this between us.
Like I said before, getting a good coach is one of the fastest and the best ways to develop expertise and mastery. Yes, you ought to master some skills—or something. Otherwise, you are a walking generality with nothing to separate yourself from the crowd.
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