With all the fanfare surrounding the upcoming Olympic games, it seems fitting to show comparison between the world’s top athletes and the world’s leading CEO’s, entrepreneurs and investors. Both sides have obviously shown a significant commitment to their passion. Incredible focus and fortitude despite odds that may rise up against them, and in both cases, you will find that they have realized the benefits and necessity of having a coach help them reach their goals. Similar to the top athletes, top business professionals understand that in order to be able to grow in their careers it requires having someone who will challenge them, provide advice and measure benchmarks and progress at given time periods.
Regardless of where you are in your career, having a good coach and mentor can help accelerate your performance and growth far greater than you’d be able to achieve on your own. With a good coach you’ll get the benefit of not only their personal experience, but the experiences they’ve seen of others providing you with a resources of a large network that is not easily attained by a single person.
It’s never too early or late to start working with a coach. As I said, if you’re ready to go for that medal, you’re going to need a great support system to help back you up and just a piece of that is having a coach who can truly dig in deep with you and help you rise to the level you deserve.