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5 Tips on Finding the Right Coach or Mentor for You

November 12th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
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coachMany of us are looking for ways to improve our lives.  Self improvement can have a profound effect if we approach it from the standpoint of using those tips and knowledge to enrich our lives, rather than from the position of fixing us because we believe we are “broken”.  Self improvement information can lead to healthier and happier lives, but it can only take us so far.  When is it time to get a coach or mentor? 

It is time for a coach when you have dreams and desires that you currently lack the expertise to accomplish.  Those dreams and desires may be to increase your wealth, grow in your career, a health and fitness goal, etc.  If you look at any individuals that have excelled in their chosen field, you will find they have plugged into an exceptional coach or mentor.  Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps, and Bob Proctor, just to name a few, have had phenomenal success with the help of mentors and coaches.

Finding the right mentor or coach can seem like a confusing thing.  The Internet is laden with many life coaches and people willing to mentor you.  If you are in a position to pay for the expertise of a coach that is all the better.  Even if you lack the funds at this present moment to be able to pay a coach, there are some coaches out there that will give you a vast amount of important information for free.  Use that until you have gotten to a position that you can afford to pay for your coaching.  Here are a few tips you might find useful in finding the right coach for you.

1.  If you belong to a MLM (multi-level marketing) you can usually find a good coach in your up-line.  They have a vested interest in your success.  The more successful you become the more it benefits their bottom line.  You, most likely, will have several layers of “up-lines” you can access to find the coach/mentor that works best for you.  Caution, be careful crossing over into another hierarchy, because they don’t have a monetary interest in your success.  Many a team has been stolen by so called “mentors”.

2.  Look for a coach or mentor that has done what you are striving to accomplish.  This may seem like a, “well, duh” statement, but many people are passing themselves off as “life coaches” that haven’t accomplished anything of significance.  The better you become the more accomplished coach and mentor you will attract.

3.  Listen to that small voice inside of you.  If you are following a coach/mentor and your inner voice starts ringing bells of warning, pay heed.  I have gotten myself into some uncomfortable situations because I didn’t listen to my intuition when it rang the alarm.

4.  Chose someone that believes in your more than you believe in yourself.  One of the reasons to look for a mentor or coach is to help us find that inner strength, the hidden talent, and to develop what we already have to greater heights.  A good coach will find and encourage that part of you that will help you excel.

5.  Look for a coach or mentor that will tell you what you need to hear even when you don’t want to hear it.  The role of a good coach or mentor is not to be your friend.  It is to tell you when you are screwing up.  It is to help you stay on the right path.  It is to help you find that person inside of you that you want to be.  Sometimes, that is giving us a kick in the behind when we need it.

A good coach/mentor is worth their weight in gold.  When you find the right one you can do some extraordinary things.  Do yourself a huge favor.  Listen to them, follow what they say and do what they tell you to do.  That’s why we have them, isn’t it?

Here’s a 6 minute video from Bob Proctor on why we need a coach.  If you are interested in 13 months of coaching from Bob Proctor click here!  Don’t forget to sign up for the free “tasters”.


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  1. August 17th, 2011 at 14:26 | #1

    Wait, I cannot fathom it being so straigtofhrward.

  2. August 17th, 2011 at 14:41 | #2

    Finding a mentor or coach can change the face of your business and your life. It is a straightforward thing. The key is to find the right one for you. These tips have worked for me in locating the special mentor or coach for my business and life. Things do change and sometimes, our coach/mentor needs to change also. Good luck on finding them!

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