When I feel like there’s nothing left, when I’m under enormous pressure, when my life and work are chaotic – even then, I can give more – to my family, to my team, to my friends, to future leaders. And so can you.
Mark Miller is a Vice President at Chick-fil-A corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. I recently asked him –
As you have interacted with business professionals for more than 30 years at all levels of organizations, what have you found to be their greatest need?
Without hesitating, he said –
Everyone needs a coach – everyone. The majority of people may not agree with me. And most people don’t have a coach. But a coach enhances your natural ability. A coach helps you see and do what you can’t see and do on your own.
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A good coach helps YOU identify what needs to been done, then helps you do it. The ultimate goal of a coach is to lead others to succeed because a great coach believes that every person has the potential to grow.
A coach can lead you to reach your full potential.
Every person should have a Personal Life Plan that is reviewed and updated regularly.
I wrote a personal life plan in 2004. Shortly after I wrote my life plan, I began working with Raymond Gleason at Building Champions. These two changes have significantly impacted my life and work. During my life plan review recently, I noted 3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a One…
Over the past 15 years, we’ve coached hundreds of people through personal and business planning. Nearly every week I am reminded that I am privileged to work with so many remarkably talented people. Yet event these high-performing leaders face day-to-day challenges that threaten the well-being of their life and work relationships.
A number of years ago, I was serving as an administrator at a college in Tennessee. I was under enormous pressure at work to deliver significant growth for the institution.
My team was feeling the pressure – and I kept telling myself that it was temporary. But there was really no end in sight.
So I kept pushing harder and faster.
At the time, I was dealing with my own demons. I wasn’t spending enough time with my family. My sweet wife was managing our home and our daughter on her own. I felt like such a hypocrite – trying to help others improve, when I needed to change.
It’s tough to face your team every day when you feel like that.
My wife, Sarah, remembers the afternoon years ago, when I stood in our kitchen explaining to her what I was experiencing – what I was feeling. She listened patiently, supportively like she always does. Then she calmly responded – “For about 6 months I’ve felt like a part of you is dying, and I don’t know if you’ll ever get it back.”