Have you ever heard of Bob Bowman? Perhaps you have or haven’t, yet you’ve certainly seen the results of his professional work. You’ll see it again very soon during the upcoming Olympic Games. You see, Bob happens to be Michael Phelps’s swimming coach.
Consider this for a moment: what if Michael decided, instead of coaching with Bob, to read books, get swim tips from websites and listen to passing tips from other swimmers? Certainly he wouldn’t be in the place he is today.
Yet too many people do just that when it comes to their own career and businesses improvement. These “tip addicts” believe that with lots of studying and listening they too can rise to the top.
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- Think about who holds you accountable. Your friends? A mentor? A coach?
- Please share, on this page, how you are getting—or plan to get—accountability.
Principles to Learn:
- Everyone needs someone else to hold them accountable for their actions and results.
- Your friends are great for moral support, not so much for getting you to the next level with your business career.
- Mentors provide great accountability because they’ve been where you want to go. However, because they have inconsistent schedules their help isn’t always available.
- Coaches are dedicated to your success because their success literally depends on your success. Hiring a coach is one of the best things you can do, as an employee, as an executive, or as a business owner.