Sometime in the next decade or so, I’d think I’d like to get into business coaching. I’ve learned a ton in growing GreenMellen over the past 12 years, and continue to learn more every day from our amazing business coach and from other resources that I dig into.
I know I’m still some years from being of adequate value to many companies, so we’ll see where the coming years take me. Whether I end up as a coach or not, the principles and lessons I’m learning are of incredible value to our team right now.
While listening to a recent episode of Rory Vaden’s podcast, guest Mary Sobon shared a simple but powerful statement:
If you’re a full-time coach, you’re also a full-time learner.
That statement both excites and scares me.
- On one hand, I know that learning about this stuff will never end, and I’m excited to continue to dig into it.
- On the other hand, I’m sort of becoming a “full-time learner” already, so it’ll be hard for me to close the gap on those that are already ahead of me and still continuing to learn. If they’re ahead of me and we’re moving at the same pace, how do I ever catch up?
Fortunately, I don’t think that “catching up” is really what needs to happen. If I continue to focus and grow my skills, I’ll be of benefit to people out there. Whether that remains solely at GreenMellen, or coaching others, or something entirely different, the benefits of constant learning will only help me in any of those directions.