How a coach is different from a trainer and why do you need one ?
WHAT IS COACHING ?
There is a very BIG misunderstanding regarding coaching and why EVERYONE who is looking to excel in ANY area in life should have a coach.
The main misconception is that a coach will teach you something or show you something you don’t know .
This MIGHT be – but it is not necessarily so .
Take Tim Grover for example :
He was and still is one of the TOP coaches for the best players in the NBA – including Michael Jordan and Koby Bryant .
and although he have vast knowledge in Physical science and education – he can’t really teach those guys how to ball.
Same goes about Tony Robbins :
He is one of the world most known peak performance coaches .
He worked with presidents , athletes , investors , CEO’s and the list is long – however he never run a country or been a professional athlete or can teach a runner better running technics or a dancer how to improve their choreography .
So why then those guys work with those top performance individuals – and they can’t teach them anything new ?
THE BLINDSPOT AND THE COACH
What makes coaching unique and great coaches great – is their ability to see others people blindspots and ruthlessly challenge their behaviour , belief systems and limitations : and present an actionable solution to it – no matter how uncomfortable it is.
I have been following Tony Robbins for a while and it is very clear how fast he can catch peoples blindspot and dig into their limiting belief systems in a way that after few minutes this persons life can transform simply because he see the world in a different way .
That is very different from a trainer or an instructor that can show you a move or a technic and teach you how to improve it .
Coaches magic is to help their clients to reach their full potential with whatever they already know and make sure they utilise it in the best way possible .
WEIGHT LOSS AND WELLNESS TRANSFORMATION
When a person want to elevate their performance – no matter if it is as an athlete , a CEO or just to become healthier , the principles are the same .
Most of the time the athlete KNOWS what he should work on or where he needs to improve and some times he even KNOWS HOW to do it – yet he still don’t manage to breakthrough without a coach .
Same goes about weight loss – and i have seen it hundreds of times .
A client KNOWS what is not working and he KNOWs what to do and he KNOWS how to do it – yet he is still overweight and on pills for blood pressure and on a brink of irreversible type 2 diabetes .
So you are thinking why you need a coach ?
the answer is pretty simple .
SO WHY DO YOU NEED A COACH ?
There are few good reasons why you should have a coach if you want to take your performance in any area in life to the next level and here is just a short breakdown :
1. It helps you see your blindspots and give you the option to deal with them
2. It saves you a lot of time , money and frustrations as they can pin point your challenge quickly and guide you to resolution in a very short period of time .
3. A good coach will not allow you to BS yourself – and we are pretty good at that .
Like in anything else you have to remember : doing the work is on you ! .
No matter how good or experienced is your coach : if you don’t take action in whatever is needed – you will not see results : as simple as that .
However think about that :
If Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant – two people with the best knowledge about basketball and probably the best skills in the game have a coach.
Why shouldn’t you have one ?