In the world of business, the most successful people have a mentor or a coach. Knowing that there are people that are more experienced and knowledgeable is a good thing, and seeking help from those people is a great idea if you want to progress, learn and move forward. After all, why make mistakes yourself when you can learn from those of others? Justin Cobb is an entrepreneur and public speaker, and he is an aficionado of selecting the right coaches in order to help you get ahead of the game.
Justin Cobb truly believes that in order to succeed in business you need to constantly be striving to learn. This means honing skills, gathering knowledge and always being open to seeing things from another point of view. He thinks that every successful business person needs at least one coach who can help them, support them and generally keep them on track. He says, ‘There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be where I am today without the help and support of those who are more experienced than me. I have always sought to learn and develop and this is why I am constantly striving for more. Having a coach is a very good investment and you will reap the benefits almost immediately. Nobody knows it all, so it is a very good idea to be open to learning from other people. Coaches can help you identify areas of weakness and then show you how to improve them. Perhaps you need help with your time management, or maybe you need to analyse the way in which you make important decisions – whatever it is, you can be sure that a coach will help to focus your mind and find some solutions. Not only that, but the right coach will be a really important tool in cementing your reputation in the marketplace – they will be well connected, respected and listened to.’
Coaches are an important part of life these days in business and selecting the right one can be tricky. Always try to go on recommendation and make sure that you have an informal chat first to see if you are compatible. You will know in the first few minutes if it will be a mutually beneficial relationship. Be open and honest, listen carefully and it won’t be long before you are reaching new heights with your business.