How To Use An Execution Coach To Hack The Entrepreneur Inside You

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When people who aren’t millionaires think about people who are millionaires, they often think that there’s something special about them. They think they must have some sort of special gift that nobody else has.

Surely not just anyone can become a millionaire, right?

That’s the type of mindset we need to get rid of immediately because becoming a millionaire isn’t some sort of sorcery, and there’s honestly nothing that special about most millionaires out there. Typically, they’re just normal people who possess the discipline to make the right choices and listen to people who have been there before.

One of those things that they all have in common is that they all have one person in their lives that most people who aren’t millionaires don’t have. That person isn’t their mom, their dad, their their brother, their sister, their husband, their wife, or their friend.

That person is an execution coach.

What's An Execution Coach?

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An execution coach is a catalyst for execution. They’re someone who has the ability to have an objective view and the capacity to offer advice for peak performance.

If you think about anyone who’s experienced significant success in their lives, they all have execution coaches:

  • Tom Brady has coaches of all types

  • Steve Jobs had an executive coach

  • Oprah Winfrey has a life coach

  • Bill Gates has a coach

All of the most successful people in the world have execution coaches, and anyone who wants to be a successful entrepreneur needs one as well. These coaches don’t necessarily tell you what to do. Most of their values is in observing what you’re doing and offering essential feedback.

This feedback often helps entrepreneurs identify and address their blind spots: the areas and problems in their life that need to be addressed that they don’t even know need to be addressed. And the weird thing is is that this person might not even be at the level that you want to get to. In fact, you may even be more talented or wealthy than the person who’s coaching you.

The people coaching Tom Brady will never be as good as he is as a quarterback. The people coaching Steve Jobs will likely never surpass his innovation. The people coaching Oprah Winfrey will likely never be as wealthy or famous as she is. The people never coaching Bill Gates will never be as wealthy as he is.

These coaches are just people who are excellent at recognizing what people are missing and helping their students address those points. They can tell you whether or not you’re going in the right direction.

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Are Coaches The Same As Mentors?

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Now, there is a bit of a difference between a coach and a mentor.

For one, you typically don’t pay someone to be your mentor. Mentors are typically people you find organically who have some sort of personal interest in helping you grow, and they’ve usually been where you want to go.

You can think about it like this.

A mentor is someone who has achieved the specific thing you’re looking to achieve, so they can give you the map to get there. An execution coach is the one who can help guide you through the map - they’re in the trenches with you and help you navigate the paths by taking an objective view and providing critical feedback.

Successful people need both mentors and execution coaches, but they serve different purposes.

How To Find An Execution Coach

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The single best way to find a good coach for yourself is through your network so that you can have a level of trust in the person - you don’t want to leave your success and results to chance. By going through your network, you gain a level of social proof.

There are a few different things to look for in your coach:

  • Must be results-driven

  • Must have actually delivered results for multiple people

  • Must be someone with expertise in coaching - they should be a professional coach as their profession

  • They shouldn’t be telling you what to do - the moment a coach is telling you what you can or cannot do, you know you have the wrong coach.

In terms of how much a coach is going to cost you, it isn’t necessarily going to be cheap. I personally pay multiple six figures per year for coaching, and people wealthier than me pay millions of dollars per year for coaching.

However, allowing cost to prevent you from pursuing a coach is counterintuitive because your coach is going to allow you to be more successful than you are right now. In fact, a study MetrixGlobal LLC, companies including Booz Allen Hamilton received an average return of $7.90 for every $1 invested in executive coaching.

So, instead of asking how much it’s going to cost you, ask yourself how you’re going to make it happen.

Any successful entrepreneur will always be investing time, money, and energy into their business, and the biggest cost will actually be the lost revenue if you aren’t making investments to improve your business.

So, who can you turn to? Who can help you? How can you make it happen? If you ask those questions, you’ll figure out a way to make it happen.

How To Work With Your Coach

Once you have your coach, it’s important that you understand how to work with them in a productive manner. The best thing that you can do is to show up when the coach says to show up, listen to them, do they what they say and follow through on everything.

There’s nothing worse than taking someone on as a mentee or a student and then having them not listen to you or decide that they know how make things happen better than you. That’s why it’s so important to bring on a coach that you coach.

When you have 100% trust in your coach, you can put all of your trust and faith in their process.

Too many people hire a coach and then tell them how to coach them or they hire a coach so that they have someone to blame when something doesn’t work out. Instead of blaming them or coming to them with your problems, come to them with the solutions that you have for your problems and then discuss those.

Go out and get results for them.

Are You Ready For A Coach?

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It doesn’t matter what stage you’re in for your business, everyone can benefit from a coach. Even if you figure something out on your own, think about how much time you could have saved if you had someone guiding you through your road map and pointing out areas that you were missing.

Execution coaches are invaluable, and every successful millionaire and billionaire has someone in their life that serves in this capacity for them. If you aren’t ready to go out and find someone in your life or don’t know where to start, you can have access to Jeremy Bellotti, our Lead Transformation Coach, in Breakthrough Mastery, a course that guides entrepreneurs through the process of making their initial breakthroughs in their business.

(Note: Ready to make your breakthrough? Check out Breakthrough Mastery, a course with our Lead Transformation coach, Jeremy Bellotti, to learn how to get exactly what you want out of life. You can find it here.)