Someone in Your Corner
“A coach is someone who tells you what you don’t want to hear, who has to see what you don’t want to see, so you can be who you always knew you could be.”– Tom Landry
I was recently listening to Steven Pressfield, one of my favorite authors, on the How I Write podcast with David Parell. Discussing inspiration, Pressfield shared, “There’s a thing in Kabbalah that above every blade of grass is an angel saying, grow, grow.” I love that. It’s both beautiful and encouraging. And it got me thinking about the personal and professional relationships that serve as my angels.
I’ve been blessed with supportive family, friends, partners, and teammates. I also have a coach.
This past Saturday morning, I got a text from my coach. It’s not unusual for him to reach out between sessions to offer a word of encouragement or ask how I’m doing. This time it was the former. He closed with, “You will quit on me before I’ll ever quit on you.” Business can be extraordinarily stressful and lonely for leaders and founders. The benefits of receiving coaching go well beyond goal achievement. The confidence you gain from knowing someone is in your corner may be the best gift of all.
One question to ponder in your thinking time: Who is in your corner?
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