Written By: Aaron Guyett, M.A., B.S., CSCS, FRAs, FRCms
Living.Fit Education Director and Master Coach
There is no substitute. One cannot wish or hope their way to doing.
In consulting and coaching, I hear a lot of people express the action they are going to take in poor ways.
It will have a lot of “try,” “should,” and “hope.”
I also read and hear a lot of ambiguous and general language.
It is almost as if the person is giving themselves an escape.
Unfortunately, this ambiguity does not inspire, ensure, or create any actions.
In order for action to be taken, there must be concrete terms and clarity.
“I will run every morning for ten minutes for the next week, in order to develop strength, endurance, and improve my health.”
That is concrete, clear, and calls out the action step.
How can you adjust your language to bring forth action?
This post contains the first 10 Ways to be a better coach.
Are you a good coach?
Do you want to be a better coach?
Most good coaches would agree that they can get better.
Yet I would put all of the money in all of my bank accounts that EVERY great coach spends weekly time becoming a better coach.
“Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. We don't have great schools, principally because we have good schools. We don't have great government, principally because we have good government. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life.”
I have had plenty of good coaches, but I couldn't tell you all of their names.
Now, my great coaches? I have only had a few, and I could tell you their names, as well as the specific effects they had on my life.