13 Reasons You Need to Hire a Productivity CoachFeb 28, 2021
It never ceases to amaze me how the most successful people tend to hire a coach and even multiple coaches while people who are not successful do not.
And this latter group tends not to improve either. Or, if they do, it’s a prolonged process.
The first coach I ever hired was a Tony Robbins Results Coach.
That coach told me something that astounded me: Tony has not one or two but several coaches.
And I remember how blown away I was about that.
Then I started thinking about how professional athletes get and stay at the top of their game because they have multiple coaches.
There had to be something there.
It turns out that the reason that high performers are at the top of their games is that they’re always striving to improve. They go and get coaches for areas where they’re weak.
That’s something you need to consider as well.
Here are 13 reasons why you need to invest in a productivity coach.
1. You’re stuck and don’t know what to do next.
This happens a lot with people, and it’s perfectly normal. A productivity coach can help you overcome your “stuckness.”
Maybe you’re overcomplicating the journey you’re on, and as a result, you feel as if you’re standing in wet cement.
2. You feel as if you’re working hard but not accomplishing much.
Part of the reason is that you’re not accountable to anyone (which I’ll get to in a moment), especially if you’re an entrepreneur.
Have you ever have one of those days when you got to the end of it and wondered, despite being so busy, what you got done?
Well, you did get stuff done but probably not what you needed to.
3. You have no peace or joy in your life.
You may be working too hard or not working on what you need to be working on. Life shouldn’t be all about working. It would be best if you enjoyed your life also.
4. You fear taking the next step.
Maybe you’re just getting started, or maybe the next step is a ginormous, life-changing step, and you’re afraid to take the action you need to.
5. You can’t seem to get started at all.
You have the best of intentions, but you can’t take that first step.
6. You feel overwhelmed with all that you have to do.
It feels like there’s an enormous weight on your chest, and you don’t know where or how to get started.
7. You’d like someone unbiased to talk to you about your challenges.
Your spouse, family, friends, and colleagues are great, but sometimes you need to talk to someone outside of your situation. Someone who can look at your situation from a different perspective.
8. For encouragement or confidence.
You know what you need to do, but you need someone to cheer you on.
9. You need help seeing where you need improvement.
Sometimes, you can’t see the proverbial forest for the trees. A lot of times, we focus on the areas we lack instead of our strengths.
We all need improvement, and sometimes a coach can come along and say, “Hey, listen. There’s just a little tweak that you need that will improve what you’re doing drastically.” But you can’t see it because you live your life every day.
Yes, you can have your spouse or friend be your accountability partner, but when you’re paying someone to hold you accountable, that adds a whole new dimension to your productivity.
You’re not going to pay somebody a lot of money and not do what you say you’re going to do.
11. Create a clear vision.
I’ve dealt with many people, either as a client or just on social media, who have trouble with productivity because they don’t have a clear vision. They have a general idea of where they want to go, but they don’t have a clear vision.
12. Correct bad habits.
Sometimes you know what your bad habits are, and sometimes you don’t. A good coach will point those out because they’re unbiased. They’re looking at your situation from a different perspective or outside your environment.
13. They will take you out of your comfort zone.
You will not grow when you are comfortable. The zone of being uncomfortable is where your growth takes you.
You have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable if you want to be successful. ~ Steve Harvey
What to look for in a coach
- Before you start your search, you need to be clear on what your needs are. Why do you need a coach? Take time to write them out.
- Don’t make money the determining factor. Good coaches are not cheap. When evaluating a coach, talk money last.
- Don’t believe the hype of what the coach says. When you’re reviewing their website, Googling them, or asking others about them, please don’t get all excited about what they say on social media, their podcast, and elsewhere. Sift through the fluff and discover the truth.
- When you have the initial phone call with the person you’re considering investing in as a coach, which should not cost you anything, look at it as an interview. You’re not getting free coaching here.
- Do you like them? Their personality? What’s your feeling about them? Do you like their voice? How do they speak? Do they swear, and you don’t want people swearing? How’s their tone?
- Do you feel like they’re condescending?
- After you start the coaching relationship, be sure to speak up if you’re not happy with something or have a concern.
- Be honest with your coach.
- The relationship comes down to two people: your coach and you. If you don’t do the homework that you’re coach gives you, then don’t expect a lot out of it. Coaches can tell you what works.
I hope you enjoyed this article. Thank you for reading it.
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