Michael Jordan once said: “My best skill was that I was coachable. I was a sponge and aggressive to learn.” Being coachable is a very important skill to have and can make the difference between you and your competitors. If you seek out coaching from others, listen to criticism, learn from your mistakes and constantly strive to improve, your business will benefit.
Traits of a coachable person
People who are coachable usually share these character traits:
- Being humble
- Willingness to take action
- Wanting to learn for the sake of learning
- Willingness to give up control
- Faith in what you are learning and doing
Why being coachable is important to your business
Being a person who is coachable can be one of the greatest assets to your business. The Sharkmatic crew is made up of people who are coachable. We routinely attend coaching seminars and events and bring coaches into the office to train us. Each crew member has benefitted from coaching. The more we learn and implement the teachings of our coaches, the more proficient we become and the better we are at what we do. Coaching not only improves us individually, but allows us to bring more knowledge and an enhanced skillset to the table. This keeps Sharkmatic running like a well-oiled machine.
Choosing a coach
There are a lot of coaches out there and it may seem daunting to choose the coach that’s right for you. At Sharkmatic, we are big fans of Tony Robbins. A couple months ago, we brought in one of Tony’s top coaches to our office for some training. The session was invaluable and we all still use what we learned each day. Sharkmatic’s owner, Howie Nestel, and president also follows Tony’s teachings and is currently in Dallas attending a 4-day workshop. If you’re looking for a place to start with coaching, we can’t recommend Tony enough. You can find clips and talks from Tony on YouTube and you can find more information about Tony and his training on his website, TonyRobbins.com.