Welcome back to Profitcast! This week Brian goes solo, talking about a recent breakthrough he had that was long overdue. Since returning from Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in Chicago a couple weekends ago, Brian’s been having some vocal chord issues. For a guy who’s voice is strained he does a great job delivering his episode, but send him some happy thoughts anyway! We’re all podcasters, we all can envision the panic that might come from losing our voice when our livelihood depends on it. Feel better, Brian!
Consulting versus coaching. Did you know there was a difference? There is! This is what Brian goes into during this episode of Profitcast. He defines both terms, explains the differences, then comes to the realization that he’s been doing coaching this whole time. Not only doing it, but enjoying it and seeing the benefits of it. Sometimes it just takes one person to bring clarity, to be on the outside looking in or even to correct a mistake in our logic; before you know it, you’re unlocking profit that’s right in front of you.
As such, Brian will now be offering coaching services. For reals! Right now he’s only taking 3-5 clients, so if you want Brian to help you breakthrough those barriers so that you can start being the podcaster you want to be, send him an email.
While Brian was explaining the differences he was shown between consulting and coaching, I couldn’t help but think back on the sports I played in high school and college. I loved sports, I played at least one per season, and the only similarity between them all (other than a need for endurance) is that they all had coaches.
Interesting fact, the term coach is actually a slang word which became popular in the early 1800s at Oxford University. It was used to describe tutors who would “carry” a student through their exam. Because the root of the word coach comes from the French word for carriage, it was a play on the idea that you were still getting from point A to point B, but not by using your own legs. Since it’s a slang word, it isn’t meant to be taken to the nth degree of comparison, but the foundation of what it represents is very enlightening.
A coach cannot do it for you; from taking a test to playing a sport, it is literally against the rules. But they are there at your side every step of the way.
My dad coached my soccer teams growing up, and some of my basketball teams. He was quite the athlete himself growing up and he passed along the training he received as a young person to the teams he coached as an adult. One of the most important lessons I learned from him as a coach was the value of endurance. Another team might have taller players, faster players, players with crazy skills, but if they can’t outlast you… you can get the upper hand. Many of our practices would be endurance drills; running, sprinting, dribbling, and many combinations thereof. And my dad, he never just sat and barked orders. He was always in the thick of it, training with us.
Coaches help you prepare for any and all circumstances. They understand what it takes to play the game while also realizing that games are, by nature, fluid and unpredictable. The human component makes every game unique and different. Before the game ever starts, coaches are there to help players train, learn and adapt. During the game, coaches are there to point and scream incoherently. After the game, the coach is there to analyze, praise, criticize, and determine adjustments so that the cycle can start all over again.
If that sort of training appeals to you, shoot Brian an email and talk about your options. Asking for a coach isn’t a sign of weakness, it is actually a sign of a very healthy mind. Consider the difference between getting a physical assessment and a personal trainer. An assessment will tell you what you need to do in order to achieve your goals; a personal trainer works with you to help achieve goals. It’s easy to lose focus, and a coach is there because they’ll keep you on track. So stay on track! Use Brian!
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