Many leaders believe that coaching themselves is enough. After all, it got you to where you are now. It should be good enough to get you to their next goal, right?
Why Self Coaching Isn’t Enough For Executives who Want to Hit the Big Leagues
There are few resources that are truly “limited.” The limiting resource that affects most executives in the business world isn’t capital. It isn’t even economic. Really, it’s time.
Time is the only thing that you have a fixed amount of. And it’s the ticking clock that makes it so important to get an executive coach rather than relying solely on self-coaching.
Here are four reasons why only self-coaching wastes your precious time:
Self-coaching is necessary, but not sufficient You need to self-coach to be successful. Warren Buffet spends something like 80% of his day reading and thinking alone. Self-coaching is necessary for continual improvement. But there comes a point where you are limited if the only ideas you have are your own. An executive coach will offer you a new perspective. Find one that sees things from a different vantage than you do and see your progress accelerate exponentially.
Self-coaching is work-intensive If you are in charge of your entire coaching regimen, one of two things will happen. Either A) you’ll spend way too much time making sure you get the greatest benefit out of your coaching, or B) you’ll start cutting things an executive coach would prioritize to free up time for “more important” things. You don’t need to compromise; an executive coach will give you more time and better coaching.
Self-coaching piles the pressure on you When you self coach, you are the one responsible for everything. You need to look critically at your systems, analyze and compile data, find valuable new information to process, all on your own. This increases your pressure to perform not only in work, but also in the way you understand your work. Getting an executive coach relieves some of that pressure, sometimes giving you solutions that you don’t need to work for.
Self-coaching conceals your mistakes Some people are highly skilled at rigorously analyzing their behavior and correcting it when needed. Many others struggle with this kind of self-awareness. With an executive coach, you don’t need to worry about what you’ve missed. You have access to someone who is viewing your behaviors from an external perspective, allowing them to see what you alone could not.
You know how fast time slips by. Don’t waste another month or year. Instead, launch your performance to unprecedented heights.
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