A fact about being coachable is that someone has a willingness to actually be corrected and not only stand the correction but also ACT on the correction in a way that will improve them as a whole! On Monday we breifly went over teamwork and how it all falls together because communication and coachablity help quite a bit when we discuss how to excel as a team. You see a coachable person is actually able to hear criticism and be able to realize that it's a part of the growing process. Learning everything that you can and knowing you can never learn it all, but you will always learn from new experiences, from others and from criticism and failure.
When I began my journey with ItWorks. I was NOT coachable. I wanted to do things MY WAY and tho it may have worked for a while I HAD to grow and change to the point that I KNEW I needed to learn each and every single day to PERFECT my craft whether that be painting or network marketing, this simply meant that I understood time would be set aside for personal development and I started to see personal development for what it was. An income producing activity. Now many may disagree with me because they are signing up customers or partners or moving up in they ranks each day but for me the process has been slower and I'm ok with it because it's MY journey and I never signed up to simply just do this until it got too tough and I quit, my decision was to make his LIFE switch hay would change everything and put me in a GREAT position to WIN with my business and my LIFE. Here are a few ways you can tell if you are coachable or if someone you work with is coachable, there are a few things you need to pay attention to:
Your reaction to situations or even correction or criticism says much about you. The thing is, in this world, in our lives we cannot control much of anything at all really EXCEPT he way WE react ourselves to real life situations. For example I had a business partner around this time last year. I really wanted to help her as much as I could but I started to see she was not following the blueprint or even the steps that I had taught her. I wanted to help guide her back in the right direction using templates and she ended up so angry with me she blocked me and stopped speaking to me, I was repeated to help her any way that I could BUT The reaction told me she did not want my help. I have been this way myself on several occasions growing up and even within he past two years because I have grown NOW I actually want to dig deeper and find out what's wrong and if someone is here to help me I will listen to what they say and as long as it's valid I work to take action based on the information given to me about what I should do to adjust. I will always be a student eager to learn.
2. Self awareness and behavior:
Another couple of things that go hand in hand with reaction would be the self awareness and behavior including a genuine willingness for change. Again earlier I stated that a COCAHABLE person is not only willing to HEAR the criticism and candor, they also know hey must take ACTION to change or grow and they are OK with that, they understand that and will be open and willing to knowing what someone recommends that will HELP them. Being open and willing is pretty obvious when the alternative is closed and turned off to everything. This will say a lot about how you can help or be helped. I always suggest that if you aren't sure what the attitude is or how to get past it for maximum growth in YOU as an individual, I always suggest reading the book of PROVERBS for me it's always a kick in the pants because I am NOT PERFECT and I NEED to grow because I do not want to be in the same position as each year passes by, I truly want to GROW and in order to grow I have to accept and be coachable to the mentor who leads me.
The thing about being coachable is that in my personal opinion even the reaction and behavior can lie a little. I have heard correction and initially had an attitude and became salty about it BUT the way I began to grow was they no matter how much I didn't like what was said or didn't want to hear it eventually I would take action on it and try to work to see what my mentor saw hat I need to work on. And in the end my performance e changed because I actually implemented the tactics or tips given to me by a mentor and they worked because in he end a mentor wants to see you do your very best! That is IF hey are in it for YOU to win because that's what a good leader/mentor will do.
Now before I end this message to you today I also want you to think of ONE MORE THING. If you decide you don't want to learn and figure out a way out of a hole hat you have dug yourself into then you CANNOT I repeat CANNOT be upset or angry at your sponsor or mentor because they attempted to give you what you needed but there is only so long a person can chase another person, if they have seen thru your reactions and behavior and lack or performance that you are NOT there. You can't be upset if they leave you alone to be exactly where you are because you aren't really and truly ready to grow and they can't force you to change, you have to WANT IT!! So if you have been stubborn and it's hurting your business or personal growth, it's time to GROW UP, the successful people in the world are mature enough to know they must remain coachable and learn each and every day!