What Tiger Woods Can Teach Business Coaches about Perseverance
Tiger Woods won his 5th green jacket last month with a one-stroke, come from behind victory over the best golfers in the world. And call me crazy, but I think his victory can teach business coaches something incredibly important about perseverance.
You see, everyone thought Tiger was done.
Except for Tiger.
The scene of him and his son embracing afterward put a tear in my eye.
So coach, what separates Tiger from the pack?
With all that he’s been through…The injuries, the limp, the surgeries, the divorce (he made some ghastly mistakes), the letdowns, the naysayers, the very public fall from grace…it’s safe to say he’s been to hell and back.
And yet, there are countless stories of him practicing 14 hours a day, putting on the green for hours with bleeding hands, changing his swing, hiring multiple coaches looking for the smallest of insights.
Because that way he knew he’d NEVER go into the final round of a Championship and have to question whether the other guy had outworked him.
Why Business Coaches Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Hard Work
Please think about that the next time your snowflake coaching client says they’re too tired to go for a jog, hit the gym, make the call or to continue to invest in your coaching.
But hey, they manage to carve out two hours to watch Game of Thrones?!?
Jeff Bezos goes to the office every day.
Bill Belichick studies the game film and stands on the sidelines.
Elon Musk is working.
Tony Robbins is on stage.
Gary Vaynerchuk is hustling RIGHT NOW with a camera in his face.
Grant Cardone is grinding and selling something.
I’ve sold over 10 million dollars of coaching.
Sometimes, one of my thirteen employees hears I’m on the phone speaking to business coaches and working twelve hours per day and they try to tell me, “You shouldn’t be the one doing that kind of work.”
Strange, I’ve never had anyone worth multiple millions say that to me?
The “Tiger Woods” Difference
So, why does one business coach struggle to get clients and the other one (the inferior one?) make millions and builds a thriving coaching business??
The same thing would be like comparing the weekend golfer that kicks the ball out of the long grass with Tiger Woods.
You must immerse yourself in mind, body, and situation of the business owner you’re there to serve.
A purpose FAR beyond you.
Every ounce of Tiger Woods being demands he’s the number one golfer in the world.
Even when he’s not.
You must immerse yourself in mind, body, and situation of the business owner you’re there to serve. A purpose FAR beyond you.
Muhammed Ali was the same in the ring–especially after he lost.
Tom Brady is the same on a football field–especially after a loss.
If I lose a hockey game I’ll come home and do squats at midnight.
Believe me, it’s not ideal to be wired this way… but I wouldn’t change it for anything.
(My wife might if she could, though, hahaha!)
What about you?
How badly do you want it?
How badly do you want to impact your local business owners?
Does your career as a business coach matter?
Let me rephrase that… does it matter to you that it matters to them?
Do you care that business owners kill themselves after they neglect their accounts receivables but spend their last ten grand on advertising and marketing that was never going to work in the first place?
Or, are you on a MISSION like Tiger?
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